Definition for engraving (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), en·graved, en·grav·ing.
Examples from the Web for engraving
However, the poet faithfully defended his livelihood, insisting that engraving was a true art.
He famously said, “Painting is drawing on canvas and engraving is drawing on copper and nothing else.”
But engraving is a painstaking and laborious art that requires patience, precision and lack of whim.
The portrait unlike all he has seen in painting or engraving: very pale, very thoughtful, very commanding, he says.Letters of Edward FitzGerald|Edward FitzGerald
For this operation immense grindstones, carried by machinery, are used, as seen in the engraving.
His room was adorned with some poor pictures, among which was an engraving of Catherine II.The Siberian Overland Route from Peking to Petersburg,|Alexander Michie
Two of these are represented in the engraving, surrounded by fronds of Delesseria sanguinea, Callithamnium, and Griffithsia.The Book of the Aquarium and Water Cabinet|Shirley Hibberd
This engraving, by G. Powle, is executed in a style of beauty and spirit that has seldom been surpassed.Bibliomania; or Book-Madness|Thomas Frognall Dibdin
British Dictionary definitions for engraving (1 of 2)
Related formsRelated adjective: glyptic
British Dictionary definitions for engraving (2 of 2)
Derived Formsengraver, noun
Word Origin for engrave
Culture definitions for engraving
An artistic print made from a metal plate on which an artist has cut a design with a graver or a small chisel. (Compare etching.)