- the act or art of a person who or thing that engraves.
- the art of forming designs by cutting, corrosion by acids, a photographic process, etc., on the surface of a metal plate, block of wood, or the like, for or as for the purpose of taking off impressions or prints of the design so formed.
- the design engraved.
- an engraved plate or block.
- an impression or print from this.
verb (used with object), en·graved, en·grav·ing.
- to chase (letters, designs, etc.) on a hard surface, as of metal, stone, or the end grain of wood: She had the jeweler engrave her name on the back of the watch.
- to print from such a surface.
- to mark or ornament with incised letters, designs, etc.: He engraved the ring in a floral pattern.
- to impress deeply; infix: That image is engraved on my mind.
- the art of a person who engraves
- a block, plate, or other surface that has been engraved
- a print made from such a surface
- to inscribe (a design, writing, etc) onto (a block, plate, or other surface used for printing) by carving, etching with acid, or other process
- to print (designs or characters) from a printing plate so made
- to fix deeply or permanently in the mind
An artistic print made from a metal plate on which an artist has cut a design with a graver or a small chisel. (Compare etching.)