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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
grave (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic - dig excavate
2.
a) to carve or shape with a chisel - sculpture
b) to carve or cut (as letters or figures) into a hard surface - engrave
3.
to impress or fix (as a thought) deeply
grave (noun)
1.
an excavation for burial of a body , broadly a burial place
2.
a) - death
b) - death
grave (verb)
transitive verb
to clean and pay with pitch - grave a ship's bottom
grave (adjective)
1.
a) obsolete - authoritative weighty
b) meriting serious consideration - important grave problems
c) likely to produce great harm or danger - a grave mistake
d) significantly serious - considerable great grave importance
2.
having a serious and dignified quality or demeanor - a grave and thoughtful look
3.
drab in color - somber
4.
low-pitched in sound
5.
a) of an accent mark having the form `
b) marked with a grave accent
c) of the variety indicated by a grave accent serious
grave (noun)
a grave accent ` used to show that a vowel is pronounced with a fall of pitch (as in ancient Greek), that a vowel has a certain quality (as in French), that a final is stressed and close and that a final is stressed and low (as in Italian), that a syllable has a degree of stress between maximum and minimum (as in phonetic transcription), or that the of the English ending is to be pronounced (as in “this cursèd day”) - è e o e -ed
grave (adverb or adjective)
slowly and solemnly - used as a direction in music
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
grave (adjective)
1.
having a matter of importance as its topic
SYNONIMS:
grave, heavy, weighty
RELATED WORDS:
big, consequential, eventful, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, portentous, significant, solid, substantial
NEAR ANTONYMS:
frivolous, insignificant, lite, little, Mickey Mouse, minor, silly, slight, small, trivial, unimportant
light, unserious
grave (adjective)
2.
involving potential loss or injury
SYNONIMS:
grave, grievous, hazardous, jeopardizing, menacing, parlous, perilous, risky, serious, threatening, unhealthy, unsafe, venturesome
RELATED WORDS:
dicey, insecure, precarious, treacherous, uncertain; ultrahazardous; chance, haphazard, random; distressing, sickening, unpleasant; ugly, wicked; adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, inimical, injurious, malignant, nasty, noxious, pernicious, pestilent; deadly, deathly, destructive, dire, fatal, fateful, fell, killer, lethal, mortal, murderous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
advantageous, beneficial, good; ultrasafe
harmless, innocent, innocuous, nonhazardous, nonthreatening, safe, unthreatening
grave (adjective)
3.
not joking or playful in mood or manner
SYNONIMS:
earnest, grave, humorless, no-nonsense, po-faced, sedate, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, staid, uncomic, unsmiling, weighty
RELATED WORDS:
harsh, stern, strict; businesslike, professional; dignified, distinguished, elevated, serious-minded; gloomy, grim
NEAR ANTONYMS:
antic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, funny, hilarious, hysterical ( hysteric), laughable, light, light-headed, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious; featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, goofy, harebrained, lighthearted, puerile, scatterbrained; absurd, asinine, balmy, brainless, cockeyed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, fatuous, foolish, half-witted, insane, jerky, kooky ( kookie), loony ( looney), lunatic, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, senseless, silly, unwise, wacky ( whacky), weak-minded, witless, zany
facetious, flip, flippant, humorous, jesting, jocular, joking, kittenish, ludic, playful
grave (adjective)
4.
having a low musical pitch or range
SYNONIMS:
bass, grave, low, throaty
RELATED WORDS:
boomy, tubby; gruff, hoarse, husky, rough, smoky ( smokey)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, thin; earsplitting, penetrating, piercing, strident; peeping, tinny
acute, high, high-pitched, piping, sharp, shrill, treble
grave (noun)
1.
a final resting place for a dead person
SYNONIMS:
burial, sepulchre ( sepulcher), sepulture, tomb
RELATED WORDS:
catacomb, charnel ( charnel house), columbarium, crypt, mausoleum, vault; cemetery, churchyard, graveyard, potter's field; barrow, mound, tumulus
grave (noun)
2.
the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
SYNONIMS:
curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleep
RELATED WORDS:
casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughter
NEAR ANTONYMS:
existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, rise
birth, nativity
grave (noun)
3.
the state of being dead
SYNONIMS:
dead, deadness, grave, lifelessness, nothingness, sleep
RELATED WORDS:
mortality
NEAR ANTONYMS:
immortality; life span, lifetime
existence, life
grave (verb)
to cut (as letters or designs) on a hard surface
SYNONIMS:
etch, grave, incise, inscribe, insculp
RELATED WORDS:
carve, chisel, sculpt, sculpture; chase, groove, indent, notch; score, trace; affix, impress
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