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Carve

The word carve is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb carve

What does carve mean as a doing word?

Carve is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: carved | carving | carves

  1. form by carving
    • example: Carve a flower from the ice
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb]Martha carvesVerbs of Creation: build, cut, make, sculpt, shape
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor will build you a house for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved the baby a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]Martha carved the piece of wood into a toy
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood into a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]Martha carves toys
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor builds houses for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Asset]Martha will carve a toy out of a piece of wood for $50
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood for the baby
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product]$100,000 will build you a house
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]$100,000 builds you a house out of sticks
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Product]$100,000 builds a house
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]$100,000 builds a house out of sticks
      [Material - concrete object] [Verb] [Product]This wood carved beautiful toys
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Carol carved the stoneVerbs of Cutting: bore, chop, crop, drill, file, lance, mill, mow, prune, punch, spear, tread
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol carved the stone with a chisel
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]That chisel carves well
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]That chisel carved the statue
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]Marble carves easily
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]I unscrewed the handleVerbs of Disassembling: detach, disassemble, disconnect, dismantle, dismount, pare, partition, segregate, sift, slice, sunder, unbolt, unbuckle, unbutton, unchain, unclasp, unclip, unfasten, unhinge, unhitch, unhook, unlace, unleash, unlock, unpin, unscrew, unseal, unstaple, untie, unzip
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] from [Patient 2]I unscrewed the handle from the box
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]That new handle unscrews easily
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument; forge / form / mold / mould / shape / work = make something, usually for a specific function
    • more specific terms:
  2. engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
  3. cut to pieces
    • example: Father carved the ham
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Carol carved the stone
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol carved the stone with a chisel
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]That chisel carves well
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]That chisel carved the statue
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]Marble carves easily

      Verbs of Cutting (with the same syntax): bore, chop, crop, drill, file, lance, mill, mow, prune, punch, spear, tread.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of carve: cut up
    • more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the verb carve

verb

  1. [archaic] To cut.
  2. To cut meat in order to serve it.
  3. To shape to sculptural effect.
  4. [snowboarding]: To perform a series of turns without pivoting. When the tip and tail of the snowboard take the same path.
  5. [figuratively] To produce something using skill.

Specialised definition of the verb carve

Glossary of sports / freestyle skiing

to make a turn crisply by applying weight and pressure to the ski edges

Glossary of sports / skiing

to make a clean turn, using the edge of the ski, with no skidding

Games

  1. "Carve" is a racing video game developed by Argonaut Games and published by Global Star Software released exclusively for the Xbox.
    • publisher: 2K Play
    • released on (10 years ago)
  2. "Carve" is a video game.
    • developer: Argonaut Games
    • genre: Racing video game
    • released on (10 years ago)

Music

"Carve" is a musical album of Lisa Ullén & Nina de Heney.

  • released on (5 years ago)

Phrases with Carve

Phrases starting with the word Carve:

  1. carve up
  2. carve out

Phrase ending with the word Carve:

  1. to carve

Other phrases containing the word Carve:

  1. to carve up
  2. to carve out

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Carve

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Google previewKnowledge of the Ancestors: Survival Skills (B&w) (2008)

by Ryan Leech

The next piece we will carve is the cross piece. We want to cut a notch into the cross piece. This will fit into the top of the base that we cut. You want about a thumbs width or two at the top of the cross piece for the deadfall to sit on. Once we get ...

Google previewProceedings of the South African Information Security Multi-Conference (2011)

Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 17-18 May 2010 by Nathan Clarke, Steven Furnell, Rossouw Von Solms, University of Plymouth. Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research

Optimal Carve is a deterministic technique to recover the best file construction path. We show that this technique is more efficient and accurate than existing brute force techniques. The Probabilistic-based Carve technique involves a trade -off ...

Google previewBold Tracks (1994)

Teaching Adaptive Skiing by Hal O'Leary

A medium "2" carve is the most common turn, a great turn for free skiing. A short " 2" turn brings the skier out of harm's way. A short " 1 " turn is a race turn, a quick turn coming up. long term between gates. A short "3" turn will bring the skier ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

CARVE, a. & no Ang-Sax. ceorfan, kaerf; CAR've R, n. Dutch, kerven; Goth. kerf. CAR'v ING, n. wa; Swed. karfua. o cut any substance, either into eatable pieces or elegant forms; to grave or engrave; to divide into portions; to distribute; to follow ...

Google previewThe Housekeeper's Encyclopedia of Useful Information for the Housekeeper in All Branches of Cooking and Domestic Economy ... (1861)

by E F Haskell

To Carve A Leg Of Mutton. — Lay the joint back down ; cut the first slice across the lower part, about one-fourth of the distance between the knuckle and cramp bone. Cut the slices towards the thickest part, until it is sliced to tho bone. Then cut ...

Google previewMrs. Beeton's Dictionary of Every-day Cookery (1865)

Mutton, Loin of, to Carve shown in the engraving. The carving of it is not very difficult : the knife should be carried sharply down in the direction of the line from 1 to 2, and slices taken from either side, as the guests may desire, some liking the ...

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Carve At Ease

A sacrificial log in a park somewhere near the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island borders. Those who wish to carve their initials or something in a tree are encouraged to do it on the official carving tree.

Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik

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Quotes about Carve

There isn't much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren (Gordon Atkinson)
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Scrabble value of C3A1R1V4E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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