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Definition of Carve

  • To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
  • To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
  • To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
  • To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
  • To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.
  • To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
  • To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.
  • To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.
  • cut to pieces
  • form by carving
  • engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

How to use carve in a sentence. Carve pronunciation.

Horatio Greenough, a sculptor, whose tongue was far cunninger in talk than his chisel to carve, and who inspired great hopes, died two months ago at forty-seven years.
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He may not, as unvalued persons do, Carve for himself; for on his choice depends The safety and the health of the whole state.
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And now whiles she bustled to and fro, I chose me a little piece of wood, and sitting where I might watch her at her labours, began to carve her the hair pin I had promised.
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Swiftwater, who was to go down the Yukon to Dawson with them on his way to the Fairbanks mining district, where he proposed to carve out what he termed a new "stake," acted as box office man and ticket taker.
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They wandered and explored for about half an hour up and down the bank, finding nothing but a few haw-berries, some sumach leaves, and a pocket full of acorns which Gertie was taking back to Carol to carve into dishes, for her.
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R- having observed that a very, very fine turkey had been placed before me, told me to carve it, and I immediately went to work.
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His father was an Icelander who had worked his passage down to Copenhagen and had found his stint as a wood-carver in a shipyard where it was his duty to carve out wonderful figureheads, after designs made by others.
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He helped his father carve out the wonderful figureheads that were to pilot the ships across strange seas and bring good luck to the owners.
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In all the Swiss schools the pupils draw, sew, carve wood and make things.
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In the prosecution of which design he came first to Poictiers, where, as he studied and profited very much, he saw that the scholars were oftentimes at leisure and knew not how to bestow their time, which moved him to take such compassion on them, that one day he took from a long ledge of rocks, called there Passelourdin, a huge great stone, of about twelve fathom square and fourteen handfuls thick, and with great ease set it upon four pillars in the midst of a field, to no other end but that the said scholars, when they had nothing else to do, might pass their time in getting up on that stone, and feast it with store of gammons, pasties, and flagons, and carve their names upon it with a knife, in token of which deed till this hour the stone is called the lifted stone.
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Burn 'em, tear 'em, nip 'em with hot pincers, drown 'em, hang 'em, spit 'em at the bunghole, pelt 'em, paut 'em, bruise 'em, beat 'em, cripple 'em, dismember 'em, cut 'em, gut 'em, bowel 'em, paunch 'em, thrash 'em, slash 'em, gash 'em, chop 'em, slice 'em, slit 'em, carve 'em, saw 'em, bethwack 'em, pare 'em, hack 'em, hew 'em, mince 'em, flay 'em, boil 'em, broil 'em, roast 'em, toast 'em, bake 'em, fry 'em, crucify 'em, crush 'em, squeeze 'em, grind 'em, batter 'em, burst 'em, quarter 'em, unlimb 'em, behump 'em, bethump 'em, belam 'em, belabour 'em, pepper 'em, spitchcock 'em, and carbonade 'em on gridirons, these wicked heretics! decretalifuges, decretalicides, worse than homicides, worse than patricides, decretalictones of the devil of hell.
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And what tools Fate uses with which to carve out her devious peculiar patterns!
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This aroused Jewish feeling will, I am sure, be translated into active service more and more as the years pass and the present generation of college men carve out their careers in our communities throughout the country.
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I had some money laid by, and it would be but a delightful task to carve a home and a fortune for the two of us.
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What words I used I cannot recall, but I incoherently told the factor that I wished to leave the fort at once and go down country, pleading as an excuse that I was tired of the lonely life of the wilderness and had taken a fancy to carve a future for myself among the towns.
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This is applicable to every form of Art devised by man, for, in his creative moment, whether he produce a great drama or carve a piece of foliage in wood, the artist is moved and inspired by supreme enjoyment of some aspect of the world about him; an enjoyment in itself keener than that experienced by another man, and intensified, prolonged, by the power-which comes to him we know not how-of recording in visible or audible form that emotion of rare vitality.
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Why should not conscience have vacation As well as other courts o' th' nation Have equal power to adjourn, Appoint appearance and return; 320 And make as nice distinction serve To split a case, as those that carve, Invoking cuckolds' names, hit joints; Why should not tricks as slight do points Is not th' High-Court of Justice sworn 325 To judge that law that serves their turn, Make their own jealousies high-treason, And fix 'm whomsoe'er they please on?
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We dare not attempt to carve a single stone from the living rock,-all our modern appliances fail to make the task as easy to us as it seems to have been to the early Egyptians.
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I'll take her to Europe, and show her to the sculptors and painters; but where's the hand that could carve that shape, or the paint that could give her colour?
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During his travels in Italy, Chambers had found some Italian sculptors, and had brought them to England, to carve in marble his designs; they were generally of a free Italian character, with scrolls of foliage and figure ornaments: but being of stone instead of woodwork, would scarcely belong to our subject, save to indicate the change in fashion of the chimney piece, the vicissitudes of which we have already noticed.
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Examples of Carve

Example #1
Nature has only so much vital force, and must dilute it, if it is to be multiplied into millions.
Example #2
Our few fine persons are apt to die.
Example #3
If with too credent ear you list his songs.
Example #4
Out of the shot and danger of desire.
Example #5
So I told her I would go fetch what remained of the carcass after supper, so soon as the moon rose.
Example #6
Here she falls to patting this unlovely thing and viewing it as it were the wonder of the world; and I must needs leap upon it to prove its strength.