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Definition of CARVE

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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}.]
     1. To cut. [Obs.]
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              Or they will carven the shepherd's throat.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave. [1913 Webster]

              Carved with figures strange and sweet. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

     3. To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree. [1913 Webster]

              An angel carved in stone.             --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

              We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone.
                                                    --C. Wolfe. [1913 Webster]

     4. To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
        "To carve a capon." --Shak.
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     5. To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
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              My good blade carved the casques of men. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

              A million wrinkles carved his skin.   --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     6. To take or make, as by cutting; to provide. [1913 Webster]

              Who could easily have carved themselves their own food.                                 --South. [1913 Webster]

     7. To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan. [1913 Webster]

              Lie ten nights awake carving the fashion of a new doublet.                              --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {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." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Fortunes were carved out of the property of the crown.                                --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Carve \Carve\, v. i.
     1. To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures. [1913 Webster]

     2. To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Carve \Carve\, n.
     A carucate. [Obs.] --Burrill.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

207 Moby Thesaurus words for "carve":
     allot, amputate, apportion, assemble, autolithograph, ax, be a printmaker, bisect, block out, book, butcher, calendar, canal, canalize, carve up, cast, catalog, chalk, chalk up, chamfer, channel, character, chase, check in, chip, chisel, chop, chronicle, cleave, convert, corrugate, crack, crease, create, cribble, crimp, crosshatch, cultivate, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off, cut up, dado, dichotomize, dike, dissect, dissever, ditch, divide, divide into shares, divide up, divide with, divvy up, docket, efform, enchase, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, excise, extract, fashion, figure, file, fill out, fissure, fix, flute, forge, form, formalize, found, frame, furrow, gash, goffer, gouge, grave, groove, grow, gully, hack, halve, harvest, hatch, hew, impanel, incise, index, inscribe, insculpture, insert, jigsaw, jot down, knead, knock out, lance, lay out, lick into shape, line, list, lithograph, log, machine, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make out, make prints, mark, mark down, matriculate, mill, mine, mint, minute, model, mold, note, note down, parcel, parcel out, pare, part, partition, place upon record, pleat, plow, poll, portion, post, post up, print, process, prune, pump, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, rabbet, raise, rear, record, reduce to writing, refine, register, rend, rifle, rive, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, rut, saw, scissor, score, scrape, scratch, sculp, sculpt, sculpture, set, set down, sever, shape, share, share out, share with, slash, slice, slice the pie, slice up, slit, smelt, snip, solder, split, split up, stamp, stipple, streak, striate, subdivide, sunder, tabulate, tailor, take down, tape, tape-record, tear, thermoform, tool, trench, trough, videotape, weld, whittle, work, wrinkle, write, write down, write in, write out, write up


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