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1. carve

verb. ['ˈkɑːrv'] form by carving.

Synonyms

  • grave
  • hew
  • forge
  • cut
  • hew out
  • fret
  • shape
  • work
  • mould
  • sculpture
  • sculpt
  • form

Antonyms

  • birth
  • stay in place
  • recede
  • thicken

Etymology

  • kerven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ceorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Carve

  • starve
  • marv
  • harve
  • harv
  • farve

Example sentences of the word carve


1. Verb, base form
Use the utility knife to carve out the details of the mane hair.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Using a sharp knife, carve the meat in between the rib bones and serve!

Quotes containing the word carve


1. Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.
- Shannon L. Alder

2. Like a sculptor, if necessary,carve a friend out of stone.Realize that your inner sight is blindand try to see a treasure in everyone.
- Rumi

3. Inside, I've got a real purist desire and dream about the music. I like the idea of being able to carve out a kind of magical, colourful, artistic, inspirational life. And the reality just turns out to be quite different, working with the business to bring this thing you have created into the world.
- Damien Rice

2. carve

verb. ['ˈkɑːrv'] engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface.

Synonyms

  • cut
  • scratch
  • engrave
  • chip at
  • inscribe
  • etch
  • chisel

Antonyms

  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • expand

Etymology

  • kerven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ceorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. carve

verb. ['ˈkɑːrv'] cut to pieces.

Synonyms

  • cut
  • shave
  • filet
  • fillet

Antonyms

  • indispose
  • stay
  • noncritical
  • unimportant

Etymology

  • kerven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ceorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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