Definition of Grave


  • a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    - grave accent
  • 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"
  • death of a person
    "he went to his grave without forgiving me"
    "from cradle to grave"


  • carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    "engrave a pen"
    "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"
    "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
  • 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"


  • 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"
  • 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"
    - life threatening
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Grave

  • Scrabble® score of the grave (9)
  • Word Chums® score of the grave (12)
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Unscramble grave

36 unscramble word found using the letters grave.

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