English to English
1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. death of a person
he went to his grave without forgiving me|from cradle to grave
6. 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
7. a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
8. An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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.
12. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.
13. To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.