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L. The act or art of carving figures in hard substances, especially. By incision or in intaglio.

2. That which is graved or carved. Skillful to . . . Grave any manner of graving. (2 Chron. Ii. 14)

3. Impression, as upon the mind or heart. New gravings upon their souls. (Eikon Basilike)

Origin: From grave to dig.