transitive verb-·graved′, -·grav′ing
- to cut or incise letters, designs, etc. in or on (a surface)
- to impress deeply or permanently on the mind or memory, as though by engraving
- to cut or incise (a picture, letters, etc.) into a metal plate, wooden block, etc. for printing
- to print with such a plate, block, etc.
Origin of engraveFrench engraver from en-, in + graver, to incise from Old French grafe, stylus from Classical Latin graphium from Classical Greek graphion, graving tool from graphein: see graphic