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engraving (n.)

c. 1600, "act of cutting designs, etc. on a hard surface," verbal noun from engrave (v.). Meaning "that which is engraved" is from 1610s; meaning "impression taken from an engraved plate" is from 1803.

updated on August 30, 2014

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Definitions of engraving from WordNet

engraving (n.)
a print made from an engraving;
engraving (n.)
a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved;
engraving (n.)
making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them;
Synonyms: etching
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