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Britain, along with the U.S.A., is war weary, and after the travesty of Iraq and Afghanistan, has grave misgivings in any future involvement in the Middle East. The ghost of Tony Blair and his single-minded determination to attack Iraq, at any cost, has cast a long shadow over British politics. The British public have a long collective memory.
Paul Conroy

Meaning of "grave" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GRAVE

Old English græf; related to Old Frisian gref, Old High German grab, Old Slavonic grobǔ.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GRAVE

grave  [ɡreɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRAVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Grave is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GRAVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

grave

Grave

A grave is a location where a dead body is buried. Graves are usually located in special areas set aside for the purpose of burial, such as graveyards or cemeteries. Certain details of a grave, such as the state of the body found within it and any objects found with the body, may provide information for archaeologists about how the body may have lived before its death, including the time period in which it lived and the culture that it had been a part of. In some religions, it is believed that the body must be burned for the soul to survive; in others, the complete decomposition of the body is considered to be important for the rest of the soul.

Definition of grave in the English dictionary

The definition of grave in the dictionary is a place for the burial of a corpse, esp beneath the ground and usually marked by a tombstone related adjective sepulchral. Other definition of grave is something resembling a grave or resting place.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRAVE


architrave
ˈɑːkɪˌtreɪv
brave
breɪv
burgrave
ˈbɜːɡreɪv
Cosgrave
ˈkɒzɡreɪv
crave
kreɪv
deprave
dɪˈpreɪv
engrave
ɪnˈɡreɪv
landgrave
ˈlændˌɡreɪv
margrave
ˈmɑːˌɡreɪv
Musgrave
ˈmʌzɡreɪv
outbrave
ˌaʊtˈbreɪv
outrave
ˌaʊtˈreɪv
Palgrave
ˈpɔːlɡreɪv
palsgrave
ˈpɔːlzɡreɪv
photoengrave
ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪv
rave
reɪv
Redgrave
ˈrɛdˌɡreɪv
thrave
θreɪv
trave
treɪv
waldgrave
ˈwɔːldˌɡreɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRAVE

gravamina
grave clothes
grave-wax
gravedigger
gravel
gravel pit
gravel-blind
gravel-voiced
graveless
gravelike
gravelish
gravelled
gravelling
gravelly
gravely
graven
graven image
graveness
Gravenhage
graveolent

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRAVE

Drave
embrave
from the cradle to the grave
have one foot in the grave
mass grave
one foot in the grave
pauper´s grave
reengrave
the grave
to make someone turn in his grave
war grave

Synonyms and antonyms of grave in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GRAVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «grave» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of grave

Translation of «grave» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRAVE

Find out the translation of grave to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of grave from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «grave» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

坟墓
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sepultura
570 millions of speakers

English

grave
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कब्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَبْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

могила
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sepultura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কবর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tombe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kubur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Grab
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무덤
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kuburan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mộ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கல்லறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गंभीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mezar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tomba
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grób
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

могила
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mormânt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τάφος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

graf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grav
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grav
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of grave

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAVE»

The term «grave» is very widely used and occupies the 5.448 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAVE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «grave» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «grave» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about grave

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10 QUOTES WITH «GRAVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word grave.
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Henry Adams
Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.
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Jose Maria Aznar
It is our grave mistake that for many years we neglected pro-Western groups in order to avoid any friction with the existing rulers.
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Tammy Faye Bakker
Honey, I am going to my grave with my eyelashes and my makeup on.
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Christian Nestell Bovee
Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
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Bobby Bowden
Don't go to the grave with life unused.
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John O. Brennan
The actions that we take on the counterterrorism front, again, are to take actions against individuals where we believe that the intelligence base is so strong and the nature of the threat is so grave and serious, as well as imminent, that we have no recourse except to take this action that may involve a lethal strike.
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Paul Conroy
Britain, along with the U.S.A., is war weary, and after the travesty of Iraq and Afghanistan, has grave misgivings in any future involvement in the Middle East. The ghost of Tony Blair and his single-minded determination to attack Iraq, at any cost, has cast a long shadow over British politics. The British public have a long collective memory.
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Bob Considine
Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring.
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Richard Dawkins
Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
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Jan Egeland
We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRAVE»

Discover the use of grave in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to grave and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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One Foot in the Grave: A Night Huntress Novel
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, woeking for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead.
Jeaniene Frost, 2010
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First Grave on the Right
This is a thrilling debut novel from Darynda Jones, an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense. First Grave on the Right is the winner of the 2012 Rita Award for Best First Book.
Darynda Jones, 2011
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Halfway to the Grave
She's is going to have to pick a side - and fast . . . 'Halfway to the Grave has breathless action, a roller-coaster plot, flashes of dark humour, and a love story that will leave you screaming for more.
Jeaniene Frost, 2010
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Grave Mercy
In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with ...
Robin LaFevers, 2012
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Lincoln's Grave Robbers
A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body!
Steve Sheinkin, 2013
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Grave Sight
Harper Connelly had a lucky escape when she was hit by lightning: she didn't die.
Charlaine Harris, 2010
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Is the Rectum a Grave?: and Other Essays
Over the course of a distinguished career, critic Leo Bersani has tackled a range of issues in his writing, and this collection gathers together some of his finest work.
Leo Bersani, 2009
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Walter Benjamin's Grave
Pursuing an adventure that is part ethnography, part autobiography, and part cultural criticism refracted through the object that is Walter Benjamin’s grave, Taussig, with this collection, provides his own literary memorial to the ...
Michael Taussig, 2010
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Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry ...
Examines the embalming process and the impact the standard funeral has on the environment while also discussing alternative eco-friendly burials.
Mark Harris, 2008
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The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle
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Cyril Connolly, Palinurus, 1951

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRAVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term grave is used in the context of the following news items.
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Veterans' grave markers found as part of fire pit
(WTNH) — Realtors never really know what they'll find when showing clients a bank-owned property, but no one ever expected to see grave ... «WIAT 42, Jul 15»
2
Dissected Bodies And Grave Robbing Evidence Of Unequal …
Evidence of craniotomy at the 19th century cemetery of the Erie County Poorhouse. (Photo used with kind permission of Ken Nystrom.). «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Brother and sister are sickened to find mother's grave covered in …
A grieving brother and sister are demanding to know why half a ton of rubble was left piled on top of their mother's new grave by bungling ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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NOPD officer in 'grave' condition after being hit by vehicle
An update on the condition of Officer Vernell Brown said that the veteran of the NOPD was in a coma and his condition is "grave," according to ... «WWL, Jul 15»
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Requiem at an Empty Grave: Syriza's Momentous Day
Requiem at an Empty Grave: Syriza's Momentous Day. By Leo Panitch. Global Research, July 13, 2015. Socialist Project 12 July 2015. Region: Europe. «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
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Police investigate as 'grave stone taken from grave and placed in a …
Constable David Coalter said, “A memorial stone is believed to have been taken from a grave and placed in a bin at the graveyard sometime ... «Fermanagh Herald, Jul 15»
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In Time of Grave Tension: Prayer for the PHL's claims in the South …
The prayer "In Time of Grave Tension" asks God for peace over the islands and waters disputed by the Philippines and China. The Philippine ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
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Exclusive: 'Grave concerns' for hard-won health visitor gains
It would be “absolute madness” to allow public health spending cuts to hamper hard-won increases in the number of health visitors, a leading ... «Nursing Times, Jul 15»
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Senior in 'grave' condition after being struck in West Vancouver
A senior is in hospital with injuries that police describe as grave, after she was struck be ... “It's looking very, very grave at this point,” said Const. «North Shore News, Jul 15»
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'Court Can Frame Charges on Grave Suspicion'
HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad High Court has made it clear that, while considering the question of framing charges, it has undoubted power to ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Grave [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/grave>. Jun 2020 ».
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