carve carve  /ˈkɑrv/


  1. (v) form by carving
  2. (v) engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
  3. (v) cut to pieces


Derived Word(s)


  1. The king ordered his carpenters to carve an image from it, but their chisels broke.
  2. The next day supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife were killed in a similar fashion, a fork used to carve the word WAR on his belly left sticking out of his corpse.
  3. Opportunist Feng saw a chance to carve out a little State of his own.


  1. Whittle the Wood Quick Carve attracts a crowd in Craig

    The main wood carving competition is the reason artists come to Craig for the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous and what attracts community members out to Loudy-Simpson Park during the week leading up to the Saturday festival. But when it comes to a higher-octane form of artsy entertainment, the Quick Carve can’t be beat.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Craig Daily Press

  2. Analysis: Bombardier gambles on big order payoff with new jet

    By Susan Taylor and Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Bombardier Inc is hoping to carve a new niche in the cutthroat airplane market with a fuel-efficient, medium-haul jet that makes its first flight this month, but its all-new CSeries needs an avalanche of orders to stave off bigger rivals. Bombardier's narrow-body CSeries, aimed at a gap in the market, offers a lightweight carbon ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. USD Continues to Carve Higher Low- AUD to Face Limited Rebound

    USD Continues to Carve Higher Low- AUD to Face Limited Rebound
    on June 11, 2013     Source: DailyFX via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Mr. Obama said in a statement the amendment "would carve out a special exemption for these lenders that would allow them to inflate rates, insert hidden fees into the fine print of paperwork, and include expensive add-ons that catch purchasers by...
    on May 12, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "God considers this land to be his," Robertson said on his TV program "The 700 Club." "You read the Bible and he says `This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says,...
    on Jan 5, 2006 By: Pat Robertson Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "We have one party that sort of volunteered, that came up and said 'we are interested' and we said 'Fine let's talk about it' but we don't know exactly what to do, how much, what are the conditions ...... we would have to carve out a business that...
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Carl-Peter Forster Source: Reuters

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