Grave - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone) (syn: tomb)
- a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
- carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface (syn: engrave, inscribe, scratch)
- causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm (syn: dangerous, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe)
- of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought (syn: grievous, heavy, weighty)
This violation of school rules is a grave matter.
His carelessness could have grave consequences.
They have placed themselves in grave danger.
I have grave doubts about this plan.
The judge issued his ruling with a grave expression.
The French word père is written with a grave accent over the first e.
At the head of the grave there was a small wooden cross.
Matthew's life is in grave danger.
The report expressed grave concern over the technicians' lack of training.
I have grave doubts about his ability.
The situation is becoming very grave.
Turnbull's face was grave as he told them about the accident.
Adam nodded gravely.
We are gravely concerned (=very concerned) about these developments.
he went to his grave without forgiving me