1. carved

adjective. ['ˈkɑːrvd'] made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary).


  • engraved
  • inscribed
  • etched
  • lapidarian
  • carven
  • sliced
  • sculpted
  • incised
  • sculptured


  • spoken
  • uncut
  • simple
  • unshapely

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Words that Rhyme with Carved

  • starved

Example sentences of the word carved

1. Verb, past participle
Longbows can be carved from any type of wood, but a supple wood is preferred.

2. Verb, past tense
A man-made lake carved out of swamplands, Pymatuning takes over 17,088 acres of northwestern Pennsylvania.

Quotes containing the word carved

1. At the temple there is a poem called "Loss"carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.
- Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

2. Well, while you were in the bathroom, I sat down at this picnic table here in Bumblefug, Kentucky, and noticed that someone had carved that GOD HATES FAG, which, aside from being a grammatical nightmare, is absolutely ridiculous. So I'm changing it to 'God Hates Baguettes.' It's tough to disagree with that. Everybody hates baguettes.
- John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

3. A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips; -- not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden