carver definition by Webster's New World
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- Carver, George Washington 1864-1943; U.S. botanist & chemist
- Carver, John 1576?-1621; Pilgrim leader: 1st governor of Plymouth Colony
carver definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, George Washington 1864?-1943.
American botanist, agricultural chemist, and educator who developed hundreds of uses for the peanut, soybean, and sweet potato, prompting Southern farmers to produce these soil-enriching cash crops.
, John 1576?-1621.
English-born Pilgrim colonist who was the first governor of Plymouth Colony (1620-1621).
Variant of carve
transitive verb carved, carving
- to make or shape by or as by cutting, chipping, hewing, etc.: carve a statue out of wood or stone, carve a career
- to decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
- to divide by cutting; slice: to carve meat
- to divide into portions, as land: with up
Origin: Middle English kerven ; from Old English ceorfan ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gerebh-, to scratch: see graphic
- to carve statues or designs
- to carve meat
- carver noun