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engraved Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    scratch; inscribe; grave; engrave.
    • engrave a pen
    • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
    • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
  2. verb impress or affect deeply
    • The event engraved itself into her memory
  3. verb carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
    etch; engrave.
    • engrave a letter
  4. verb carve or cut a design or letters into
    etch; engrave.
    • engrave the pen with the owner's name
  5. adjective satellite cut or impressed into a surface
    incised; graven; inscribed; etched.
    • an incised design
    • engraved invitations

En*graved" adjective
  1. Made by engraving or ornamented with engraving.
  2. (Zoöl.) Having the surface covered with irregular, impressed lines.

Webster 1913