Origin of engraving
verb (used with object), en·graved, en·grav·ing.
Origin of engrave
Related Words for engravingillustration, inscription, etching, lithograph, woodcut, impression, scratch, cutting, print, chasing, intaglio, mezzotint, rotogravure, photogravure, blocking, photoengraving
Examples from the Web for engraving
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of engraving
Some lines of his on the lyre became the motto of an engraving by Bartolozzi.Heroes of the Telegraph
So he turned to Antoine, who had remained seated in front of a block he was engraving.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
I have stopped the mouths of all the painters who used to say that I was good at engraving but, as to painting.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
He was induced to commence the engraving by the following circumstance.Self-Help
No conception can be formed of this picture from the engraving.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
Word Origin for engrave
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.)