What does CARVE mean?

CARVE meaning in General Dictionary

A carucate

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  • To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver to engrave or slashed figures
  • To reduce
  • type by carving
  • engrave or cut by chipping away at an area
  • slice to pieces
  • To reduce.
  • To reduce, as wood, rock, or other material, in an artistic or attractive way; to sculpture; to engrave.
  • to help make or contour by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to create; as, to carve a title on a tree.
  • To cut into tiny pieces or pieces, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
  • To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
  • To just take or make, as by cutting; to produce.
  • To formulate; to contrive; to create; to plan.
  • To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or slashed numbers.
  • To cut-up animal meat; because, to carve for all the visitors.
  • A carucate.

CARVE meaning in Law Dictionary

In old English law. A caru- cate or plow-land.

CARVE meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English ceorfan (class III strong verb; past anxious cearf, past participle corfen) "to cut, cut-down, slay; to carve, cut right out, engrave," from West Germanic *kerfan (cognates: Old Frisian kerva, Middle Dutch and Dutch kerven, German kerben "to cut, notch"), from PIE root *gerbh- "to scrape," making carve the English cognate of Greek graphein "to write," originally "to scratch" on clay tablets with a stylus.u000du000au000du000aOnce thoroughly utilized, most sensory faculties now usurped by cut (v.). Indicating specific to sculpture, meat, etc., by 16c. Relevant: Carved; carving. Original strong conjugation is abandoned, but archaic carven lingers.

CARVE meaning in Sports Dictionary

A high-speed turn where board remains on a benefit. (sport: Snowboarding)

Sentence Examples with the word CARVE

Thus, while one village would produce nothing but felt shoes, another would carve sacred images (ikons), and a third spin flax only, a fourth make wooden spoons, a fifth nails, a sixth iron chains, and so on.

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