Crossword clues for carve
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Carve \Carve\ (k[aum]rv), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carved (k[aum]rvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Carving.] [AS. ceorfan to cut, carve; akin to D. kerven, G. kerben, Dan. karve, Sw. karfva, and to Gr. gra`fein to write, orig. to scratch, and E. -graphy. Cf. Graphic.]
To cut. [Obs.]
Or they will carven the shepherd's throat.
To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
Carved with figures strange and sweet.
To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
An angel carved in stone.
We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone.
To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion. ``To carve a capon.''
To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
My good blade carved the casques of men.
A million wrinkles carved his skin.
To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.
Who could easily have carved themselves their own food.
To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
Lie ten nights awake carving the fashion of a new doublet.
To carve out, to make or get by cutting, or as if by cutting; to cut out. ``[Macbeth] with his brandished steel . . . carved out his passage.''
Fortunes were carved out of the property of the crown.
Carve \Carve\, n.
A carucate. [Obs.]
Carve \Carve\, v. i.
To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.
To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English ceorfan (class III strong verb; past tense cearf, past participle corfen) "to cut, cut down, slay; to carve, cut out, engrave," from West Germanic *kerfan (cognates: Old Frisian kerva, Middle Dutch and Dutch kerven, German kerben "to cut, notch"), from PIE root *gerbh- "to scratch," making carve the English cognate of Greek graphein "to write," originally "to scratch" on clay tablets with a stylus.\n
\nOnce extensively used, most senses now usurped by cut (v.). Meaning specialized to sculpture, meat, etc., by 16c. Related: Carved; carving. Original strong conjugation has been abandoned, but archaic carven lingers.
n. (context obsolete English) (altname: carucate) vb. 1 (context archaic English) To cut. 2 To cut meat in order to serve it. 3 To shape to sculptural effect; to produce (a work) by cutting, or to cut (a material) into a finished work.
Carve is a racing video game developed by Argonaut Games and published by Global Star Software released exclusively for the Xbox.
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Usage examples of "carve".
There were urban planners there, too, from places like Accra and Buenos Aires, and from small towns and villages carved out of the most unlikely geographies.
Third Street, the home of Mayor Samuel Powel, whose wealth and taste could be measured in richly carved paneling, magnificent paintings, a tea service in solid silver that would have fetched considerably more than the entire contents of the Adams household at Braintree.
It was his creative work that he wished most to be remembered for: Here Was Buried THOMAS JEFFERSON Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, And Father of the University of Virginia Adams had, however, composed an inscription to be carved into the sarcophagus lid of Henry Adams, the first Adams to arrive in Massachusetts, in 1638.
In the cliff face was carved an enormous representation of Akha the Great One.
Vakk had been bridged, so that access was gained to the end area of Market, where increasing steepness of the ground necessitated many steps, which culminated in a wide balcony housing a huge statue of Akha, carved from the rock.
Whole walls were covered with painting and carving, many of them illustrating the life of Akha and the great battles he had fought, as well as the battles he would fight when again enough humans had faith in his strength.
He had burnt the candle of his life at both ends, and in its bright flame had welded the Sikhs into a nation and carved out an Empire that stretched from the Holy City of Amritsar to Peshawar in the shadow of the Khyber Pass.
I remembered the Andean city of Tiahuanaco and the crosses that had been carved there, in distant pre-Colombian times, on some of the great blocks of stone lying scattered around the building known as Puma Punku.
Under the category of anomalies, West made specific reference to the bowls carved out of diorite and other hard stones described in Part VI.
Jacen watched without expression as Nom Anor swiftly and efficiently carved away the spit cables that had webbed him into the chair.
Aldovrandi at Bologna, as Condivi tells us, Michael Angelo, for the sum of thirty ducats, completed the drapery of a San Petronio, begun by Nicolo di Bari on the arca or shrine of San Domenico, and carved the very beautiful and highly finished statuette of an angel holding a candlestick, still to be seen there.
Don Gados tells of coming upon a deserted Auca hut, and finding there a life sized human figure carved of balsa wood.
It was a simple, though ingenious, device: a flat narrow wooden platform, about half as long as the spear, with a groove in the middle where the spear rested, and a backstop carved into a hook-shape.
She fitted the hook, carved as a backstop, into the butt end of the spear, being careful not to crush the feathers.
Right at the forward end of the squared-off deck, before the massive carved work of the beakhead dropped away below, was a splendid place to be.