carve


carve
carve [kärv]
vt.
carved, carving [ME kerven < OE ceorfan < IE base * gerebh-, to scratch: see GRAPHIC]
1. to make or shape by or as by cutting, chipping, hewing, etc. [carve a statue out of wood or stone, carve a career]
2. to decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
3. to divide by cutting; slice [to carve meat]
4. to divide into portions, as land: with up
vi.
1. to carve statues or designs
2. to carve meat
carver
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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