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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ENGRA'VING, ppr. Cutting or marking stones or metals, with a chisel or graver; imprinting.
ENGRA'VING, n. The act or art of cutting stones, metals and other hard substances, and representing thereon figures, letters, characters and devices; a branch of sculpture.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a print made from an engraving
2: a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
3: making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them [syn: engraving, etching]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1599 1. the act or process of one that engraves 2. something that is engraved: as a. an engraved printing surface b. engraved work 3. an impression from an engraved printing surface

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a print made from an engraved plate.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Engrave En*grave", v. t. [imp. Engraved; p. p. Engraved or Engraven; p. pr. & vb. n. Engraving.] [Pref. en- + grave to carve: cf. OF. engraver.] 1. To cut in; to make by incision. [Obs.] Full many wounds in his corrupted flesh He did engrave. --Spenser. 2. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions. Like . . . . a signet thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel. --Ex. xxviii. 11. 3. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription. 4. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver. Engrave principles in men's minds. --Locke.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Engraving En*grav"ing, n. 1. The act or art of producing upon hard material incised or raised patterns, characters, lines, and the like; especially, the art of producing such lines, etc., in the surface of metal plates or blocks of wood. Engraving is used for the decoration of the surface itself; also, for producing an original, from which a pattern or design may be printed on paper. 2. That which is engraved; an engraved plate. 3. An impression from an engraved plate, block of wood, or other material; a print. Note: Engraving on wood is called xylography; on copper, chalcography; on stone lithography. Engravings or prints take from wood blocks are usually called wood cuts, those from stone, lithographs.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(engravings) 1. An engraving is a picture or design that has been cut into a surface. N-COUNT 2. An engraving is a picture that has been printed from a plate on which designs have been cut. ...a color engraving of oranges and lemons. N-COUNT

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

en-grav'-ing.

See CARVING; CRAFTS.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Cutting, carving, chiselling, incising, marking with incisions. 2. Engraver's art, graver's art. 3. Engraved plate. 4. Print.

Moby Thesaurus

CYSP sculpture, abstract, abstract art, abstraction, altarpiece, anaglyph, anaglyptics, anaglyptography, aquatint, architectural sculpture, art, art form, artist, arts and crafts, arts of design, autolithograph, bezel, birthmark, blaze, blemish, block, block print, blotch, bone-carving, brand, burr, calligraphy, cameo, caste mark, casting, cave art, ceramics, ceroplastics, chamfer, chase, chasing, check, checkmark, chink, chiseling, chromolithograph, cicatrix, clay sculpture, collage, color print, copperplate, copperplate print, copy, corrugation, crack, cranny, crayon engraving, cross-hatching, cut, cyclorama, dado, dapple, daub, decoration, decorative sculpture, demitint, design, designing, diptych, discoloration, dot, earmark, earth art, embossing, engravement, etch, etching, fine arts, fleck, flick, flute, fluting, folk art, founding, freckle, fresco, furrow, garden sculpture, gash, gem-cutting, gem-engraving, glass sculpture, glass-cutting, glyptic, gouge, graphic arts, graphotype, graving, groove, hack, half tint, hatching, icon, illumination, illustration, image, impress, impression, imprint, incision, inscript, inscription, intaglio, ivory-carving, jot, lentigo, likeness, line, lining, linoleum-block print, lithograph, lost-wax process, macula, mark, marking, metal sculpture, mezzotint, microgroove, miniature, modeling, molding, mole, montage, monumental sculpture, mosaic, mottle, mural, negative, nevus, nick, notch, panorama, paper sculpture, patch, photograph, photography, picture, plaster casting, plastic art, point, polka dot, portrait sculpture, prick, primitive art, print, puncture, rabbet, relief, relief-carving, relievo, representation, reproduction, rifling, rubber-block print, ruck, rut, scar, scarification, score, scoring, scotch, scratch, scratching, sculptor, sculpture, sculpturing, shell-carving, slash, slashing, slit, speck, speckle, splash, splotch, spot, stain, stained glass window, statuary, steel engraving, stencil, stigma, still life, stipple, stippling, stone sculpture, stonecutting, strawberry mark, streak, stria, striation, sulcation, sulcus, tableau, tapestry, tattoo, tattoo mark, the arts, tick, tint, tittle, tooling, triptych, type-cutting, vignette, wall painting, watermark, well-worn groove, whittling, wire sculpture, wood carving, wood engraving, woodblock, woodcut, woodprint, wrinkle, xyloglyphy, xylograph



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