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grave1 US English

A place of burial for a dead body, typically a hole dug in the ground and marked by a stone or mound

grave2 US English

Giving cause for alarm; serious

grave3 US English

Engrave (an inscription or image) on a surface

grave4 US English

Clean (a ship’s bottom) by burning off the accretions and then tarring it

grave5 US English

(As a direction) slowly; with solemnity

grave1 US Thesaurus

she left flowers at his grave

grave2 US Thesaurus

a grave matter

the grave in grave1 US English

Used as an allusive term for death

war grave US English

A grave of a member of the armed forces who has died on active service, especially one in a special cemetery that serves as a monument

grave goods US English

Utilitarian and valuable objects deposited with bodies in prehistoric and ancient graves, probably intended for use in the afterlife

shaft grave US English

A type of grave found in late Bronze Age Greece and Crete in which the burial chamber is approached by a vertical shaft sometimes lined with stones and roofed over with beams

gallery grave US English

An underground megalithic burial chamber which may be divided into sections but has no separate entrance passage

grave accent US English

A mark (`) placed over certain letters in some languages to indicate an alteration of a sound, as of quality, quantity, or pitch

grave robber US English

A person who steals valuables or corpses from graves or tombs

passage grave US English

A prehistoric megalithic burial chamber of a type found chiefly in western Europe, with a passage leading to the exterior. Passage graves were originally covered by a mound, which in many cases has disappeared, and most date from the Neolithic period

grave accent New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the mark ` placed over a letter

an early grave US English

A premature or untimely death

dig one's own grave US English

Do something foolish that causes one to fail or be ruined

turn in one's grave US English

Used to express the opinion that something would have caused anger or distress to someone who is now dead

silent as the grave US English

Extremely quiet

have one foot in the grave US English

Be near death through old age or illness

take the secret to the grave US English

Die without revealing a secret

as cold as ice US English

Very cold

an early grave in early US English

A premature or untimely death

gravedigger US English

A person who digs graves

dig one's own grave in grave1 US English

Do something foolish that causes one to fail or be ruined

turn in one's grave in grave1 US English

Used to express the opinion that something would have caused anger or distress to someone who is now dead

have one foot in the grave in foot US English

Be near death through old age or illness

take the secret to the grave in grave1 US English

Die without revealing a secret

turn also turn over in one's grave in grave1 US English

Used to express the opinion that something would have caused anger or distress to someone who is now dead


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