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grave1 British & World English

A hole dug in the ground to receive a coffin or corpse, typically marked by a stone or mound

grave2 British & World English

Giving cause for alarm; serious

grave3 British & World English

Engrave (an inscription or image) on a surface

grave4 British & World English

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

grave5 British & World English

(As a direction) slowly; with solemnity

grave1 English Thesaurus

a cross marks the grave

grave2 English Thesaurus

a grave matter

the grave in grave1 British & World English

Used as an allusive term for death

war grave British & World 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 British & World English

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

shaft grave British & World 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 British & World English

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

grave accent British & World English

A mark (`) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate a feature such as altered sound quality, vowel length, or intonation

grave robber British & World English

A person who steals valuables or corpses from graves or tombs

passage grave British & World 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 British & World English

A premature or untimely death

dig one's own grave British & World English

Do something foolish which causes one’s downfall

turn in one's grave British & World English

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

have one foot in the grave British & World English

Be near death through old age or illness

take the secret to the grave British & World English

Die without revealing a secret

an early grave in early British & World English

A premature or untimely death

gravedigger British & World English

A person who digs graves

dig one's own grave in grave1 British & World English

Do something foolish which causes one’s downfall

turn in one's grave in grave1 British & World English

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

have one foot in the grave in foot British & World English

Be near death through old age or illness

turn North American also roll over or turn over in one's grave in grave1 British & World English

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


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