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Synonyms for grave

Synonyms for (noun) grave

Synonyms: grave, tomb Definition: a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone) Usage: he put flowers on his mother's grave

Similar words: topographic point, spot, place Definition: a point located with respect to surface features of some region Usage: this is a nice place for a picnic; a bright spot on a planet

Synonyms: grave, grave accent Definition: a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

Similar words: accent, accent mark Definition: a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Synonyms: grave Definition: death of a person Usage: he went to his grave without forgiving me; from cradle to grave

Similar words: death, demise, dying Definition: the time when something ends Usage: it was the death of all his plans; a dying of old hopes

Synonyms for (verb) grave

Synonyms: scratch, grave, inscribe, engrave Definition: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface Usage: engrave a pen; engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's; the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

Similar words: carve, chip at Definition: engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface Usage: carve one's name into the bark

Synonyms: grave, sculpt, sculpture Definition: shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it Usage: She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband

Similar words: carve Definition: form by carving Usage: Carve a flower from the ice

Synonyms for (adjective) grave

Synonyms: dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe Definition: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm Usage: a dangerous operation; a grave situation; a grave illness; grievous bodily harm; a serious wound; a serious turn of events; a severe case of pneumonia; a life-threatening disease

Similar words: critical Definition: being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency Usage: a critical shortage of food; a critical illness; an illness at the critical stage

Synonyms: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty Definition: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought Usage: grave responsibilities; faced a grave decision in a time of crisis; a grievous fault; heavy matters of state; the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference

Similar words: important, of import Definition: of great significance or value Usage: important people; the important questions of the day

Synonyms: sober, solemn, sedate, grave Definition: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises Usage: a grave God-fearing man; a quiet sedate nature; as sober as a judge; a solemn promise; the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence

Similar words: serious Definition: concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities Usage: a serious student of history; a serious attempt to learn to ski; gave me a serious look; a serious young man; are you serious or joking?; Don't be so serious!