grave grave  /ˈɡreɪv/


  1. (n) death of a person
  2. (n) a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
  3. (n) a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  4. (v) shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
  5. (v) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
  6. (adj) dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
  7. (adj) causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
  8. (adj) of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

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  1. Elvis Presley has actually had two graves.
  2. His grave now lies open to the sky, encircled by a delicate, carved marble screen and surrounded by fruit trees full of songbirds.
  3. Raw earth mounds scar the landscape, grave after grave without name or number.


  1. Civil War soldier's grave to be marked near Utica

    UTICA — The re-dedication of a grave of a Winona County man killed at the Battle of Gettysburg will take place June 22 at Mount Auburn Cemetery near Utica.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Post-Bulletin

  2. 'Psychic' who reported mass grave north of Houston must pay $7 million

    'Psychic' who reported mass grave north of Houston must pay $7 million Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:08 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 A self-described psychic who triggered a media frenzy when she told authorities a Liberty County couple had a mass grave on their ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Infant’s grave robbed

    A baby’s grave in Edgewood Cemetery was robbed of several items sometime in the past two weeks.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Star Beacon


  1. Then at World Youth Day 2008, he said, "I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering the victims have endured. ...... These misdeeds, which constitute so grave a betrayal of trust, deserve unequivocal condemnation."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: The Republic

  2. ...on the White House steps, Obama said that its latest nuclear underground test and subsequent test firings of short-range ground to air missiles "pose a grave threat to the peace and security of the world and I strongly condemn their...
    on May 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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