To dig; delve.. To bury; entomb.To cut or incise, as letters or figures, on stone or other hard substance with an edged or pointed tool; engrave.To carve; sculpture; form or shape by cutting with a tool: as, to grave an image.. To make an impression upon; impress deeply.n. An excavation in the earth, now especially one in which a dead body is or is to be buried: a place for the interment of a corpse; hence, a tomb; a sepulcher.n. Figuratively, any scene or occasion of utter loss, extinction, or disappearance: as, speculation is the grave of many fortunes.n. Sometimes, in the authorized version of the Old Testament, the abode of the dead; Hades.. Having weight; heavy; ponderous.Solemn; sober; serious: opposed to light or jovial: as, a man of a grave deportment.Plain; not gay or showy: as, grave colors.Important; momentous; weighty; having serious import.In acoustics, deep; low in pitch: opposed to acute.n. The grave accent; also, the sign of the grave accent (`).In music, to render grave, as a note or tone.To clean (a ship's bottom) by burning or scraping off seaweeds, barnacles, etc., and paying it over with pitch.n. A count; a prefect: in Germany and the Low Countries— formerly, a person holding some executive or judicial office: usually in composition with a distinctive term, as landgrave, margrave (*mark-grave), burgrave (*burg-grave), dike-grave, etc.; now merely a title of rank or honor.In music, slow; solemn: noting passages to be so rendered.