engraves, engraving, engraved
If you engrave something with a design or words, or if you engrave a design or words on it, you cut the design or words into its surface.

[be V-ed with n] Your wedding ring can be engraved with a personal inscription at no extra cost...

[V n on/in n] Harrods will also engrave your child's name on the side...

[have n V-ed prep] I'm having `John Law' engraved on the cap.

[V-ed] ...a bottle engraved with her name.

[V-ed] ...an engraved crystal goblet. [Also V n, V n with quote]

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  • Engrave — En*grave , v. t. [imp. {Engraved}; p. p. {Engraved} or {Engraven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engraving}.] [Pref. en + grave to carve: cf. OF. engraver.] 1. To cut in; to make by incision. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Full many wounds in his corrupted flesh He… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engravé — engravé, ée (an gra vé, vée) part. passé. 1°   Arrêté par le sable dans un cours d eau. Il jure comme un marinier engravé. •   Les eaux [de la Loire] sont si basses, et je suis si souvent engravée que je regrette mon équipage qui ne s arrête… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Engrave — En*grave , v. t. [Pref. en + grave a tomb. Cf. {Engrave} to carve.] To deposit in the grave; to bury. [Obs.] Their corses to engrave. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engrave — index brand (mark), delineate, inscribe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • engrave — late 15c. (implied in ingraved), from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + obsolete verb grave carve (see GRAVE (Cf. grave) (v.)). Related: Engraved; engraving …   Etymology dictionary

  • engrave — incise, *carve, etch, sculpture, sculpt, sculp, chisel Analogous words: delineate, depict, limn, portray (see REPRESENT): imprint, impress, print (see corresponding nouns at IMPRESSION) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • engrave — [v] carve letters or designs into bite, burn, chase, chisel, crosshatch, cut, diaper, embed, enchase, etch, fix, grave, hatch, impress, imprint, infix, ingrain, initial, inscribe, instill, intaglio, lithograph, lodge, mezzotint, ornament, print,… …   New thesaurus

  • engravé — Engravé, [engrav]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • engrave — ► VERB 1) cut or carve (a text or design) on a hard surface. 2) cut or carve a text or design on. 3) (be engraved on or in) be permanently fixed in (one s mind). DERIVATIVES engraver noun. ORIGIN from …   English terms dictionary

  • engrave — [en grāv′, ingrāv′] vt. engraved, engraving [Fr engraver < en , in + graver, to incise < OFr grafe, stylus < L graphium < Gr graphion, graving tool < graphein: see GRAPHIC] 1. to cut or incise letters, designs, etc. in or on (a… …   English World dictionary

  • engrave — v. 1) (d; refl., tr.) to engrave on (the events engraved themselves on my memory) 2) (D; tr.) to engrave with * * * [ɪn greɪv] (D; tr.) to engrave with (d; refl.,tr.) to engrave on (the events engraved themselves on my memory) …   Combinatory dictionary