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Definition of "graver" []

  • One who carves or engraves. (noun)
  • See burin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "graver" in a sentence
  • "We are being told that we are in graver danger than ever, and that we must change our lives in drastic and inconvenient ways in order to be secure."
  • "Jane came forth with her rosy morning face, her expression graver than of wont."
  • "The more, therefore, an aristocracy calls to its aid its innate forces, -- its impenetrability, its high spirit, its power of haughty resistance, -- to deal with an epoch of expansion, the graver is the danger, the greater the certainty of explosion, the surer the aristocracy's defeat; for it is trying to do violence to nature instead of working along with it."