Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who engraves
  • n. A tool used in this process

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who engraves; a person whose business it is to produce engraved work, especially on metal or wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who engraves; especially, an artist who produces ornaments, patterns, or representations of objects by means of incisions on a hard surface; specifically, one who produces such designs with a view to the taking from them of impressions in printers' ink or other pigment.
  • n. A tool used in engraving; a triangular rod of steel, of different widths, with a plow-shaped point, pushed forward to make a furrow on the surface of wood or metal that is being engraved.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a printmaker who prints from an engraved printing plate
  • n. a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching

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Examples

  • It may be said that it is unnecessary to give explicit directions about invitations, inasmuch as the engraver is the one ultimately responsible for the accuracy of these things.

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  • For a time he followed these strange indications on the royal road to drawing, and on them, perhaps, he based to some extent the illustrations which he made for book-covers, together with Charles Keene, for Mr. Edmund Evans -- who, it may not be out of place here to repeat, now so well known as the engraver and publisher of

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  • The engraver is the medium by which art in the palace is conveyed into the humblest homes in the kingdom.

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  • "As soon as I finished a cover and I wanted to save it I'd have to call the engraver and say, 'Please don't destroy that, send it back when you come to pick up the next delivery,'" he said.

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  • a word, the engraver was a man of a more common stamp -- more timid and more conventional than the painter.

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  • When Koerner fell in love with the amiable Minna and wished to marry her, he met with opposition in his own family, who thought that the 'engraver's mamsell' was not good enough for him.

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  • Minna and wished to marry her, he met with opposition in his own family, who thought that the 'engraver's mamsell' was not good enough for him.

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  • Paris art "Claude Lorrain: The Draughtsman Studying Nature" exhibits preparatory drawings, large-scale landscape paintings and early sketches by the French painter, engraver and draughtsman.

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  • He was apprenticed to an engraver and studied drawing at the Royal Academy.

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  • In Edinburgh in early 1787 he met James Johnson, a struggling music engraver and music seller with a love of old Scots songs and a determination to preserve them.

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