- carver chair,
- carver, george washington,
- carver, john,
- carver, raymond,
- carving fork,
- carving knife,
- cary, henry francis,
- cary, joyce
Origin of carving
verb (used with object), carved, carv·ing.
verb (used without object), carved, carv·ing.
Origin of carve
Examples from the Web for carving
One of the men was carrying a carving knife and a live goose.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the carving, the temple is depicted with a classical pediment front and a colonnade of columns supporting the structure.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again|Nina Strochlic|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As I well recall, carving an extra $100 out of that is not easy.Are Young, Single Adults Expecting Obamacare to Cost So Much?|Megan McArdle|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One woman faced down the two alleged killers who used cleavers and carving knives to hack a soldier to death in London.
Fly, Ravens, Fly Baltimore capitalized on the James fumble, carving up the vaunted 49er defense with a mixture of run and pass.
In carving a ham, begin not quite in the centre, but a little nearer to the hock.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
Wood-working, of which the principal branch is carpentry—turning and carving occupying a minor place.
We find no instances of carving so low in absolute merit as are the best of the wall-paintings of the same periods.The Grotesque in Church Art|T. Tindall Wildridge
Only twenty lines in length, it stated that a stone bearing both Elizabethan and Indian carving had been found on the nearby farm.The Wishing Well|Mildred A. Wirt
It is in the art of carving that the Indian race appears to have achieved its greatest sthetic triumph.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
Word Origin for carve
c.1200, verbal noun from carve.
Old English ceorfan (class III strong verb; past tense cearf, past participle corfen) "to cut, cut down, slay; to carve, cut out, engrave," from West Germanic *kerfan (cf. Old Frisian kerva, Middle Dutch and Dutch kerven, German kerben "to cut, notch"), from PIE root *gerbh- "to scratch," making carve the English cognate of Greek graphein "to write," originally "to scratch" on clay tablets with a stylus.
Once extensively used, most senses now usurped by cut (v.). Meaning specialized to sculpture, meat, etc., by 16c. Related: Carved; carving. Original strong conjugation has been abandoned, but archaic carven lingers.