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!