from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To carve, cut, or etch into a material: engraved the champion's name on the trophy.
- transitive v. To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into: engraved the silver watch with my monogram.
- transitive v. To carve, cut, or etch into a block or surface used for printing.
- transitive v. To print from a block or plate made by such a process.
- transitive v. To impress deeply as if by carving or etching: The experience was engraved into his memory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
- v. To carve (something) into a material.
- v. To put in a grave, to bury.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deposit in the grave; to bury.
- transitive v. To cut in; to make by incision.
- transitive v. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions.
- transitive v. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like.
- transitive v. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut in; make by incision; produce or form by incision on a hard surface.
- To imprint; impress deeply; infix.
- To cut or carve in sunken patterns; incise with letters or figures, or with the lines representing any object: applied especially to work on metal, but also to work on stone and other hard materials.
- To deposit in a grave; bury; inter; inhume.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
- v. carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
- v. impress or affect deeply
- v. carve or cut a design or letters into
From earlier ingrave, equivalent to en- + grave (“to carve, engrave”). More at grave. (Wiktionary)
From en- + grave. (Wiktionary)