"engraving" in the noun sense
a print made from an engraving
a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
3. engraving, etching
making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
"engraving" in the verb sense
1. scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe
carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
"engrave a pen"
"engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name"
"the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
impress or affect deeply
"The event engraved itself into her memory"
3. engrave, etch
carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
"engrave a letter"
4. engrave, etch
carve or cut a design or letters into
"engrave the pen with the owner's name"
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