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Engraved Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    engraved adj : cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design"; "engraved invitations" [syn: etched, graven, incised, inscribed]
Engraved Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Engrave \En*grave"\, v. t. [imp. Engraved; p. p. Engraved or Engraven; p. pr. & vb. n. Engraving.] [Pref. en- + grave to carve: cf. OF. engraver.]
  1. To cut in; to make by incision. [Obs.] Full many wounds in his corrupted flesh He did engrave. --Spenser.
  2. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions. Like . . . . a signet thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel. --Ex. xxviii. 11.
  3. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription.
  4. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver. Engrave principles in men's minds. --Locke.
Engraved Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Engraved \En*graved"\, a.
  1. Made by engraving or ornamented with engraving.
  2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the surface covered with irregular, impressed lines.
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Engraving is the practice of incising a design on to a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. The result may be a decorated object in itself, as when silver, gold, steel, or glass are engraved, or may provide an intaglio printing plate, of copper or another metal, for printing images on paper as prints or illustrations; these images are also called engravings.

Engraving was a historically important method of producing images on paper, both in artistic printmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. It has long been replaced by photography in its commercial applications and, partly because of the difficulty of learning the technique, is much less common in printmaking, where it has been largely replaced by etching and other techniques.

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* It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. - Sir Winston Churchill

* Genius is a bend in the creek where bright water has gathered, and which mirrors the trees, the sky and the banks. It just does that because it is there and the scenery is there. Talent is a fine mirror with a silver frame, with the name of the owner engraved on the back. - Edgar Lee Masters

* I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band 'Be kind to one another.' This is the Golden Rule of Marriage and the secret of making love last through the years. - Randolph Ray


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