Textual thesaurus for "grave"

(adj) dangerous, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe

causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

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

(adj) grievous, heavy, weighty

of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

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

(adj) sober, solemn, sedate

dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

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

(noun) tomb

a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)

he put flowers on his mother's grave

(noun) grave accent

a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

(verb) scratch, inscribe, engrave

carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

engrave a pen; engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's; the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

(verb) sculpt, sculpture

shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband