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grave

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Adjective grave has 3 senses
  1. grave, sedate, sober, solemn - 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"
    Antonym: frivolous (indirect, via serious)
  2. dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening - 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"
    Antonyms: noncritical, noncrucial (indirect, via critical)
  3. grave, grievous, heavy, weighty - 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"
    Antonym: unimportant (indirect, via important)
Noun grave has 3 senses
  1. grave - death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
    --1 is a kind of
    death, dying, demise
  2. grave, tomb - 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"
    --2 is a kind of topographic point, place, spot
    --2 has parts: gravestone, headstone, tombstone
    --2 has particulars:
     burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture; mastaba, mastabah
  3. grave accent, grave - a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    --3 is a kind of accent, accent mark
Verb grave has 2 senses
  1. sculpt, sculpture, grave - 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"
    --1 is one way to carve
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. engrave, grave, inscribe - carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup"
    --2 is one way to carve, chip at
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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