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Definition 1: a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where grave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put flowers on his mother's grave

Synonyms for grave in the sense of this definition

(grave is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

(... is a kind of grave ) a chamber that is used as a grave

(... is a kind of grave ) an ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof

"the Egyptian pyramids developed from the mastaba"

(grave is a part of ...) a stone that is used to mark a grave

Definition 2: a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for grave in the sense of this definition

(grave is a kind of ...) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Definition 3: death of a person - [noun denoting time]

Samples where grave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he went to his grave without forgiving me
  • from cradle to grave

(grave is a kind of ...) the time when something ends

"it was the death of all his plans" "a dying of old hopes"

Definition 4: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where grave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engrave a pen
  • engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name
  • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

Synonyms for grave in the sense of this definition

(grave is a kind of ...) engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

"carve one's name into the bark"

(... is a kind of grave ) engrave or inscribe characters on

(grave has a similar meaning as ...) carve or cut a design or letters into

"engrave the pen with the owner's name"

Definition 5: shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it - [verb of contact]

Samples where grave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband

Synonyms for grave in the sense of this definition

(grave is a kind of ...) form by carving

"Carve a flower from the ice"

(grave has a similar meaning as ...) create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

"sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"

Definition 6: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grave in the sense of this definition

(grave is similar to ...) being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

"a critical shortage of food" "a critical illness" "an illness at the critical stage"

Definition 7: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grave in the sense of this definition

(grave is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

Definition 8: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grave in the sense of this definition

(grave is similar to ...) concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

"a serious student of history" "a serious attempt to learn to ski" "gave me a serious look" "a serious young man" "are you serious or joking?" "Don't be so serious!"

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