Definition of Carve in English :

Define Carve in English

Carve meaning in English

Meaning of Carve in English

Pronunciation of Carve in English

Carve pronunciation in English

Pronounce Carve in English


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1. carve

form by carving

Example Sentences:
'Carve a flower from the ice'

2. carve, chip at

engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

Example Sentences:
'carve one's name into the bark'

3. carve, cut up

cut to pieces

Example Sentences:
'Father carved the ham'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. (transitive)
to cut or chip in order to form something
to carve wood
to decorate or form (something) by cutting or chipping
to carve statues
to slice (meat) into pieces
to carve a turkey

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verb transitiveWord forms: carved or ˈcarving
to make or shape by or as by cutting, chipping, hewing, etc.
carve a statue out of wood or stone, carve a career
to decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
to divide by cutting; slice
to carve meat
to divide into portions, as land
with up
verb intransitive
to carve statues or designs
to carve meat

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. carved, carv·ing, carves
a. To divide into pieces by cutting; slice: carved a roast.
b. To divide by parceling out: carve up an estate.
2. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting: carve the wood into a figure.
3. To make or form by or as if by cutting: carve initials in the bark; carved out an empire.
4. To decorate by cutting and shaping carefully.
5. To make (a turn or turns) smoothly and without skidding, as when skiing or riding a snowboard, by leaning sharply into the direction of the turn.
1. To engrave or cut figures as an art, hobby, or trade.
2. To disjoint, slice, and serve meat or poultry.
3. To carve turns, as when skiing.

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