grave

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. sepulcher, tomb, mausoleum; death.See interment.—adj. important, weighty, serious; sedate, dignified; momentous, solemn; dull, somber. See dejection, importance, inexcitability.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Important]
Syn. momentous, weighty, consequential; see important 1 .
2. [Dangerous]
Syn. critical, serious, ominous; see dangerous 1 .
3. [Solemn]
Syn. serious, sober, earnest; see solemn 1 .
See Synonym Study at serious . n.
1. [A burial place]
Syn. vault, sepulcher, tomb, pit, crypt, mausoleum, catacomb, long home, burial chamber, burial pit, burial place, six feet of earth, last resting place, narrow house, place of interment, mound, barrow, cromlech, clay, cairn, tumulus, dolmen, cold mud*, pine*, wooden shroud*, pit for the dead*, charnel house*, last home*, permanent address*.
2. [Death]
Syn. dissolution, decay, last sleep; see death 2 .
make one turn (over) in one's grave*,
Syn. do something shocking, do something disrespectful, sin, err; see misbehave .
have one foot in the grave*,
Syn. be near death, be very ill, be very old, be infirm; see dying 2 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
tomb, resting place, crypt, vault, sepulcher, burial pit, mausoleum, catacomb, God's acre, burial grounds, barrow. The last inn of all travelers.''—William Davenant. The footprints of angels.''—Longfellow. The threshold of eternity.''—Robert Southey. see cemetery, coffin, funeral, monument
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a.
1. serious important, momentous, weighty, critical, crucial, *life and death, vital, pivotal, urgent, ominous, grievous, dangerous, threatening.
2. solemn grim, somber, dignified, serious, sedate, gloomy, sober, subdued, staid, dour, quiet, saturnine.
ANT.: 1. trivial, unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential. 2. cheerful, beaming, silly, merry
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A burial place or receptacle for human remains: catacomb, cinerarium, crypt, mausoleum, ossuary, sepulcher, sepulture, tomb, vault1. See KEEP, PLACE.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having great consequence or weight: earnest1, heavy, momentous, serious, severe, weighty. See IMPORTANT. 2. Causing or marked by danger or pain, for example: dangerous, grievous, serious, severe. See HELP. 3. Portending future disaster: apocalyptic, apocalyptical, baneful, dire, direful, fateful, fire-and-brimstone, hellfire, ominous, portentous, unlucky. See LUCK, WARN. 4. Full of or marked by dignity and seriousness: earnest1, sedate, serious, sober, solemn, somber, staid. See ATTITUDE, HEAVY.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To cut (a design or inscription) into a hard surface, especially for printing: carve, engrave, etch, incise. See MARKS. 2. To produce a deep impression of: engrave, etch, fix, impress, imprint, inscribe, stamp. See MARKS.

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  • grave — [ grav ] adj. • déb. XIVe « important »; lat. gravis I ♦ Abstrait 1 ♦ (1542) Vieilli Qui se comporte, agit avec réserve et dignité; qui donne de l importance aux choses. ⇒ austère, digne, posé, sérieux. Un grave magistra …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • grave — 1. (gra v . Du temps de Chifflet, Gramm. p. 183, on prononçait grâve) adj. 1°   Terme de physique. Qui a un certain poids. Les corps graves. 2°   Fig. Qui a du poids, du sérieux, de la réserve. •   Et certainement, messieurs, je puis dire avec… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Grave — Grave, a. [Compar. {Graver} (gr[=a]v [ e]r); superl. {Gravest.}] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See {Grief.}] 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His shield grave and great. Chapman. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GRAVE — GRAVE, GRAVITÉ.     Grave, au sens moral, tient toujours du physique; il exprime quelque chose de poids; c est pourquoi on dit, Un homme, un auteur, des maximes de poids, pour homme, auteur, maximes graves. Le grave est au sérieux ce que le… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • Grave — puede referirse a: Pesado Véanse también: Peso y Gravedad Serio, respetable, importante, difícil, molesto Sonido grave Voz grave Palabra grave, la que se acentúa en la penúltima sílaba (véase también acento grave). Enfermedad grave, aquella… …   Wikipedia Español

  • grave — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que tiene mucha importancia, puede encerrar peligro o tener consecuencias perjudiciales: Es un asunto grave, habrá que verlo despacio. Ha cometido un grave error. enfermedad grave. 2. (estar) Que está muy… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • grave — GRAVE. adj. de tout genre. Pesant. N est en usage au propre que dans le dogmatique, & en cette phrase. Les corps graves. Il signifie fig. Serieux, qui agit, qui parle avec un air sage, avec dignité & circonspection. Un grave Magistrat. il est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • grave — grave1 [grāv] adj. graver, gravest [Fr < L gravis, heavy, weighty < IE base * gwer , heavy, mill > QUERN, Gr barys, heavy, Sans gurúh, grave] 1. a) requiring serious thought; important; weighty [grave doubts] b) not light or tri …   English World dictionary

  • GRAVE (J.) — GRAVE JEAN (1854 1939) Né dans le Puy de Dôme, Jean Grave suit à Paris l’enseignement des Frères des écoles chrétiennes jusqu’à l’âge de onze ans. Mis en apprentissage, il se forme lui même grâce à de nombreuses lectures. Jean Grave succède à son …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • grave — (Del lat. gravis). 1. adj. Dicho de una cosa: Que pesa. U. t. c. s. m. La caída de los graves. 2. Grande, de mucha entidad o importancia. Negocio, enfermedad grave. 3. Enfermo de cuidado. 4. Circunspecto, serio, que causa respeto y veneración. 5 …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Grave — Grave, v. t. [imp. {Graved} (gr[=a]vd); p. p. {Graven} (gr[=a]v n) or {Graved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Graving}.] [AS. grafan to dig, grave, engrave; akin to OFries. greva, D. graven, G. graben, OHG. & Goth. graban, Dan. grabe, Sw. gr[aum]fva, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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