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1. grave

noun. ['ˈgreɪv'] a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone).

Synonyms

  • sepulchre
  • tombstone
  • place
  • topographic point
  • tomb
  • burial chamber
  • spot
  • headstone
  • gravestone
  • mastabah
  • sepulture
  • mastaba

Antonyms

  • superscript
  • subscript
  • lowercase
  • irresponsibility

Etymology

  • grave (French)
  • gravis (Latin)
  • grave (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • graven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grafan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Grave

  • misbehave
  • shortwave
  • aftershave
  • mcclave
  • kunaev
  • enslave
  • deprave
  • concave
  • unfav
  • lefave
  • lafave
  • forgave
  • behave
  • stave
  • slave
  • quave
  • crave
  • brave
  • wave
  • waive
  • they've
  • shave
  • schave
  • save
  • pave
  • nave
  • mave
  • lave
  • knave
  • gave

Example sentences of the word grave


1. Noun, singular or mass
Creating a headstone can also be a way to mark the grave of an ancestor you've never met.

2. Adjective
Students probably do not know their teachers personally but will know when she has experienced a grave loss.

Quotes containing the word grave


1. My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

2. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!
- Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

3. There were times, especially when I was traveling for 'Eat, Pray, Love,' when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, 'Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language.'
- Elizabeth Gilbert

2. grave

noun. ['ˈgreɪv'] death of a person.

Synonyms

  • dying
  • death

Antonyms

  • discharge
  • decode
  • hide

Etymology

  • grave (French)
  • gravis (Latin)
  • grave (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • graven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grafan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. grave

adjective. ['ˈgreɪv'] dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises.

Synonyms

  • sober
  • serious
  • sedate

Antonyms

  • divest
  • clean
  • stay
  • soothe

Etymology

  • grave (French)
  • gravis (Latin)
  • grave (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • graven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grafan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. grave

adjective. ['ˈgreɪv'] causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.

Synonyms

  • serious
  • dangerous
  • life-threatening
  • critical
  • grievous

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • front
  • back

Etymology

  • grave (French)
  • gravis (Latin)
  • grave (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • graven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grafan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. grave

noun. ['ˈgreɪv'] a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.

Synonyms

  • accent mark
  • grave accent

Antonyms

  • unthoughtfulness
  • juvenile
  • disrepute

Etymology

  • grave (French)
  • gravis (Latin)
  • grave (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • graven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grafan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. grave

verb. ['ˈgreɪv'] carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface.

Synonyms

  • scratch
  • engrave
  • chip at
  • character
  • inscribe
  • etch

Antonyms

  • mild
  • weak
  • indulgent
  • good

Etymology

  • grave (French)
  • gravis (Latin)
  • grave (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • graven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grafan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. grave

adjective. ['ˈgreɪv'] of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought.

Synonyms

  • of import
  • grievous
  • weighty
  • heavy

Antonyms

  • left
  • right
  • upgrade
  • downgrade

Etymology

  • grave (French)
  • gravis (Latin)
  • grave (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • graven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grafan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. grave

verb. ['ˈgreɪv'] shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it.

Synonyms

  • sculpture
  • sculpt

Antonyms

  • playful
  • nonintellectual
  • easy

Etymology

  • grave (French)
  • gravis (Latin)
  • grave (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • graven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grafan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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