[ US /ˈkɑɹv/ ]
[ UK /kˈɑːv/ ]
  1. cut to pieces
    Father carved the ham
  2. form by carving
    Carve a flower from the ice
  3. engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    carve one's name into the bark
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How To Use carve In A Sentence

  • These small exquisitely carved ivory figurines come in an almost limitless variety.
  • Each item was skewered on a cocktail stick and laid like sun rays around the plate, which also had a flower intricately carved out of turnip for decoration.
  • The food fares well in terms of freshness, quantity and effort, and there's a made-to-order pasta bar and a station where roast beef is carved before your eyes.
  • She watched Luke read it, saw the gathering frown carve two grooves over his aquiline nose.
  • The undulating holloway, which has itself sunk through the steady erosion of cartwheels and hooves up to fifteen feet beneath the hillside, translates you from the present into an earlier era when John Nash carved out his woodcuts in English boxwood at the kitchen table under a single lamp-bulb and cultivated the half-wild garden. Wildwood
  • The neo-classical house features a main doorway framed with Ionic pillars and topped by a balustraded balcony complete with carved stone coat of arms.
  • His young, handsome, tonsured head was exquisitely carved in stone. The pope is coming. Liberals, be glad
  • Down below, a mass of brank-ursine formed as it were a pedestal, from the midst of which sprang scarlet geum, rhodanthe with stiff petals, and clarkia with great white carved crosses, that looked like the insignia of some barbarous order. La faute de l'Abbe Mouret
  • Officers used a digger to carve out a trench 10ft deep and 40ft long to get to the van. The Sun
  • Also, they were bound with several bands of intricately carved bronze.
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