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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
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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.
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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 :

  -grave \-grave\
     A final syllable signifying a ruler, as in landgrave,
     margrave. See Margrave.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grave \Grave\, v. t. (Naut.)
     To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc.,
     and pay it over with pitch; -- so called because graves or
     greaves was formerly used for this purpose.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grave \Grave\, a. [Compar. Graver (gr[=a]v"[~e]r); superl.
     Gravest.] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave
     heavy, grave. See Grief.]
     1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.]
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              His shield grave and great.           --Chapman.
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     2. Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate;
        serious; -- said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave
        deportment, character, influence, etc.
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              Most potent, grave, and reverend seigniors. --Shak.
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              A grave and prudent law, full of moral equity.
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     3. Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color;
        a grave face.
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     4. (Mus.)
        (a) Not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a
            grave note or key.
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                  The thicker the cord or string, the more grave
                  is the note or tone.              --Moore
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        (b) Slow and solemn in movement.
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     Grave accent. (Pron.) See the Note under Accent, n., 2.
     Syn: Solemn; sober; serious; sage; staid; demure; thoughtful;
          sedate; weighty; momentous; important.
     Usage: Grave, Sober, Serious, Solemn. Sober supposes
            the absence of all exhilaration of spirits, and is
            opposed to gay or flighty; as, sober thought. Serious
            implies considerateness or reflection, and is opposed
            to jocose or sportive; as, serious and important
            concerns. Grave denotes a state of mind, appearance,
            etc., which results from the pressure of weighty
            interests, and is opposed to hilarity of feeling or
            vivacity of manner; as, a qrave remark; qrave attire.
            Solemn is applied to a case in which gravity is
            carried to its highest point; as, a solemn admonition;
            a solemn promise.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grave \Grave\, v. i.
     To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised
     lines; to practice engraving.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grave \Grave\, n. [AS. gr?f, fr. grafan to dig; akin to D. & OS.
     graf, G. grab, Icel. gr["o]f, Russ. grob' grave, coffin. See
     Grave to carve.]
     An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any
     place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death;
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           He bad lain in the grave four days.      --John xi. 17.
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     Grave wax, adipocere.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed
             to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet
             sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn
             promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced
             sentence" [syn: grave, sedate, sober, solemn]
      2: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a
         dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness";
         "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of
         events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening
         disease" [syn: dangerous, grave, grievous, serious,
         severe, life-threatening]
      3: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious
         thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in
         a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of
         state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace
         conference" [syn: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty]
      n 1: death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving
           me"; "from cradle to grave"
      2: a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the
         ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his
         mother's grave" [syn: grave, tomb]
      3: a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
         [syn: grave accent, grave]
      v 1: shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at
           it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of
           her husband" [syn: sculpt, sculpture, grave]
      2: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a
         pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the
         lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree" [syn:
         scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  453 Moby Thesaurus words for "grave":
     abject, abominable, acute, afflictive, agonizing, annihilation,
     arch, aristocratic, arrant, assemble, atrocious, august,
     autolithograph, awe-inspiring, awful, bane, baritone, barrow, base,
     bass, be a printmaker, beehive tomb, beggarly, biological death,
     biting, black, blackish, bleak, bone house, book, boundary stone,
     box grave, brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust,
     cairn, calendar, carve, cast, catacomb, catacombs, catalog,
     cenotaph, cessation of life, chalk, chalk up, character,
     charnel house, chase, check in, cheesy, chisel, chronicle, cist,
     cist grave, clinical death, column, comprehensive, consequential,
     considerable, contemptible, contralto, courtly, cramping, crease,
     cribble, critical, cromlech, cross, crosshatch, crossing the bar,
     crucial, cruel, crummy, crypt, cup, curtains, cut, cyclolith,
     dangerous, dark, dark-colored, darkish, darksome, deadly, death,
     death knell, debased, debt of nature, decease, decorous, deep,
     deep six, deep-echoing, deep-pitched, deep-toned, deepmouthed,
     degraded, demise, demure, departure, depraved, despicable,
     destructive, dignified, dire, dirty, disgusting, dismal,
     dissolution, distressing, docket, dokhma, dolmen, doom, dour,
     dreadful, drear, drearisome, dreary, drive, dusk, dusky, dying,
     earnest, ebb of life, elevated, enchase, end, end of life, ending,
     engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, etch, eternal rest, excruciating,
     execrable, exhaustive, exit, expiration, extinction,
     extinguishment, fatal, fateful, fell, file, fill out,
     final summons, finger of death, flagrant, footstone, formal,
     formidable, foul, found, frowning, full, fulsome, funebrial,
     funereal, furrow, gloomy, gnawing, going, going off, grand,
     gravestone, gray, great, grievous, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged,
     griping, groove, gross, hammer, hand of death, hard, harrowing,
     harsh, hatch, headstone, heavy, heinous, hoarstone, hollow,
     horrible, house of death, hurtful, hurting, impanel, important,
     imposing, impress, imprint, incise, inculcate, index, infix,
     inscribe, inscription, insculpture, insert, inspiring, instill,
     intense, irresistible, jaws of death, jot down, killing, kingly,
     knell, last debt, last home, last muster, last rest, last roundup,
     last sleep, leaving life, line, list, lithograph, little, lofty,
     log, long home, long-faced, lordly, loss of life, low,
     low green tent, low house, low-down, low-pitched, lumpen,
     magisterial, main, majestic, major, make a memorandum, make a note,
     make an entry, make out, make prints, making an end, mangy, mark,
     mark down, marker, mastaba, matriculate, mausoleum, mean, measly,
     megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column,
     memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, mighty, minute, miserable,
     model, moderate, mold, monolith, monstrance, monstrous, monument,
     mound, moving, mummy chamber, murderous, narrow house, necrology,
     nefarious, nigrescent, no-nonsense, noble, note, note down,
     obelisk, obituary, obnoxious, odious, ossuarium, ossuary, painful,
     paltry, paroxysmal, parting, passage grave, passing, passing away,
     passing over, perilous, perishing, petty, piercing, pillar, pit,
     pivotal, place upon record, plaque, plenary, poignant, poky, poll,
     ponderous, poor, portentous, post, post up, pound, powerful,
     pressing, princely, print, prize, pungent, put down,
     put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, pyramid, queenly,
     quietus, racking, rank, record, reduce to writing, regal, register,
     release, reliquary, remembrance, reptilian, rest, resting place,
     reward, ribbon, rostral column, royal, sad, saturnine, scabby,
     score, scrape, scratch, scrubby, scruffy, sculp, sculpt, sculpture,
     scummy, scurvy, sedate, sentence of death, sepulcher, sepulchral,
     sepulture, serious, set down, severe, shabby, shades of death,
     shadow of death, shaft, shaft grave, sharp, shoddy, shooting,
     shrine, sleep, small, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, solder,
     solemn, somatic death, somber, sombrous, spasmatic, spasmic,
     spasmodic, squalid, stabbing, staid, stamp, stately, statuesque,
     stela, stinging, stipple, stone, stone-faced, straight-faced,
     strong, stupa, sublime, summons of death, swart, swarthy, tablet,
     tabulate, take down, tape, tape-record, temperate, terrible,
     testimonial, thoughtful, tomb, tombstone, tool, tope, tormenting,
     torturous, total, tower of silence, triste, trophy, tumulus, ugly,
     unmentionable, unsmiling, urgent, vault, venerable, videotape,
     vile, vital, weariful, wearisome, weary, weighty, weld, worthy,
     wretched, write, write down, write in, write out, write up

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Among the ancient Hebrews graves were outside of cities in the
     open field (Luke 7:12; John 11:30). Kings (1 Kings 2:10) and
     prophets (1 Sam. 25:1) were generally buried within cities.
     Graves were generally grottoes or caves, natural or hewn out in
     rocks (Isa. 22:16; Matt. 27:60). There were family cemeteries
     (Gen. 47:29; 50:5; 2 Sam. 19:37). Public burial-places were
     assigned to the poor (Jer. 26:23; 2 Kings 23:6). Graves were
     usually closed with stones, which were whitewashed, to warn
     strangers against contact with them (Matt. 23:27), which caused
     ceremonial pollution (Num. 19:16).
       There were no graves in Jerusalem except those of the kings,
     and according to tradition that of the prophetess Huldah.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  GRAVE. A place where a dead body is interred. 
       2. The violation of the grave, by taking up the dead body, or stealing 
  the coffin or grave clothes, is a misdemeanor at common law. 1 Russ. on. Cr. 
  414. A singular case, illustrative of this subject, occurred in Louisiana. A 
  son, who inherited a large estate from his mother, buried her with all her 
  jewels, worth $2000; he then made a sale of all he inherited from his 
  mother, for $30,000. After this, a thief broke the grave and stole the 
  jewels, which, after his conviction, were left with the clerk of the court, 
  to be delivered to the owner. The son claimed them, and so did the purchaser 
  of the inheritance; it was held that the jewels, although buried with the 
  mother, belonged to the son, and, that they passed to the purchaser by a 
  sale of the whole inheritance. 6 Robins. L. R. 488. See Dead Body. 
       3. In New York, by statutory enactment, it is provided, that every 
  person who shall open a grave, or other place of interment, with intent, 1. 
  To remove the dead body of any human being, for the purpose of selling the 
  same, or for the purpose of dissection; or, 2. To steal the coffin, or any 
  part thereof, or the vestments or other articles interred with any dead 
  body, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment, in a state 
  prison, not exceeding two years, or in a county gaol, not exceeding six 
  months, or by fine not, exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or by both 
  such fine and imprisonment. Rev. Stat. part 4, tit. 5, art. 3, Sec. 15. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  GRAVE, n.  A place in which the dead are laid to await the coming of
  the medical student.
      Beside a lonely grave I stood --
          With brambles 'twas encumbered;
      The winds were moaning in the wood,
          Unheard by him who slumbered,
      A rustic standing near, I said:
          "He cannot hear it blowing!"
      "'Course not," said he:  "the feller's dead --
          He can't hear nowt [sic] that's going."
      "Too true," I said; "alas, too true --
          No sound his sense can quicken!"
      "Well, mister, wot is that to you? --
          The deadster ain't a-kickin'."
      I knelt and prayed:  "O Father, smile
          On him, and mercy show him!"
      That countryman looked on the while,
          And said:  "Ye didn't know him."
                                                           Pobeter Dunko

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