Carve

Definition of Carve

Pronunciation: kärv
v. t.1.To cut.
[imp. & p. p. Carved (kärvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Carving.]
Or they will carven the shepherd's throat.
- Spenser.
2.To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
Carved with figures strange and sweet.
- Coleridge.
3.To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
An angel carved in stone.
- Tennyson.
We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone.
- C. Wolfe.
4.To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
5.To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
My good blade carved the casques of men.
- Tennyson.
A million wrinkles carved his skin.
- Tennyson.
6.To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.
Who could easily have carved themselves their own food.
- South.
7.To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
Lie ten nights awake carving the fashion of a new doublet.
- Shak.
To carve out
to make or get by cutting, or as if by cutting; to cut out.
- Shak.
Fortunes were carved out of the property of the crown.
- Macaulay.
v. i.1.To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.
2.To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.
n.1.A carucate.

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