an excavation made in the earth in which to bury a dead body.
any place of interment; a tomb or sepulcher: a watery grave.
any place that becomes the receptacle of what is dead, lost, or past: the grave of unfulfilled ambitions.
death: O grave, where is thy victory?
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First recorded in 1535–45; from Middle French, from Latin gravis; akin to Greek barýs “heavy”
synonym study for grave
1. Grave,sober,solemn refer to the condition of being serious in demeanor or appearance. Grave indicates a weighty dignity, or the character, aspect, demeanor, speech, etc., of one conscious of heavy responsibilities or cares, or of threatening possibilities: The jury looked grave while studying the evidence.Sober (from its original sense of freedom from intoxication, and hence temperate, staid, sedate) has come to indicate absence of levity, gaiety, or mirth, and thus to be akin to serious and grave: as sober as a judge; a sober expression on one's face.Solemn implies an impressive seriousness and deep earnestness: The minister's voice was solemn as he announced the text.
have one foot in the graveinformalto be near death
to make someone turn in his graveorto make someone turn over in his graveto do something that would have shocked or distressed (someone now dead)many modern dictionaries would make Dr Johnson turn in his grave
Word Origin for grave
Old English græf; related to Old Frisian gref, Old High German grab, Old Slavonic grobǔ; see grave ³
British Dictionary definitions for grave (2 of 5)
/ (ɡreɪv) /
serious and solemna grave look
full of or suggesting dangera grave situation
important; crucialgrave matters of state
(of colours) sober or dull
(of a vowel or syllable in some languages with a pitch accent, such as ancient Greek) spoken on a lower or falling musical pitch relative to neighbouring syllables or vowels
of or relating to an accent (`) over vowels, denoting a pronunciation with lower or falling musical pitch (as in ancient Greek), with certain special quality (as in French), or in a manner that gives the vowel status as a syllable nucleus not usually possessed by it in that position (as in English agèd)Compare acute (def. 8), circumflex
a grave accent
Derived forms of grave
gravely, adverbgraveness, noun
Word Origin for grave
C16: from Old French, from Latin gravis; related to Greek barus heavy; see gravamen