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 for graven
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grave \Grave\, v. t. [imp. Graved (gr[=a]vd); p. p. Graven
     (gr[=a]v"'n) or Graved; p. pr. & vb. n. Graving.] [AS.
     grafan to dig, grave, engrave; akin to OFries. greva, D.
     graven, G. graben, OHG. & Goth. graban, Dan. grabe, Sw.
     gr[aum]fva, Icel. grafa, but prob. not to Gr. gra`fein to
     write, E. graphic. Cf. Grave, n., Grove, n.]
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     1. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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              He hath graven and digged up a pit.   --Ps. vii. 16
                                                    (Book of
                                                    Common
                                                    Prayer).
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     2. To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard
        substance; to engrave.
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              Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them
              the names of the children of Israel.  --Ex. xxviii.
                                                    9.
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     3. To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel;
        to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
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              With gold men may the hearte grave.   --Chaucer.
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     4. To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
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              O! may they graven in thy heart remain. --Prior.
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     5. To entomb; to bury. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Graven \Grav"en\, p. p. of Grave, v. t.
     Carved.
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     Graven image, an idol; an object of worship carved from
        wood, stone, etc. "Thou shalt not make unto thee any
        graven image." --Ex. xx. 4.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  graven
      adj 1: cut into a desired shape; "graven images"; "sculptured
             representations" [syn: graven, sculpted,
             sculptured]
      2: cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design";
         "engraved invitations" [syn: engraved, etched, graven,
         incised, inscribed]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "graven":
     anaglyphic, anaglyptic, anastatic, carved, ceroplastic, chased,
     confirmed, creased, cut, deep-dyed, deep-engraven, deep-fixed,
     deep-grounded, deep-laid, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set,
     deep-settled, dyed-in-the-wool, embedded, embossed, enchased,
     engrafted, engraved, engraven, entrenched, established, etched,
     firmly established, furrowed, glyphic, glyptic, graved, grooved,
     hammered, implanted, impressed, imprinted, in relief, incised,
     indelibly impressed, infixed, ingrained, ingrown, inscribed,
     insculptured, inveterate, inwrought, lined, long-established,
     marked, modeled, molded, old-line, on a rock, on bedrock, printed,
     rooted, sculpted, sculptile, sculptured, set, settled, stabilized,
     stamped, tooled, toreutic, vested, well-established, well-founded,
     well-grounded, well-set, well-settled
  
  

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