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Etymology

Old English ċeorfan, from West Germanic *kerfan. Cognate with Dutch kerven, and perhaps ultimately with Greek γράφειν.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to carve

Third person singular
carves

Simple past
carved or (archaic) carven

Past participle
carved

Present participle
carving

to carve (third-person singular simple present carves, present participle carving, simple past carved or (archaic) carven, past participle carved)
  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.

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