Definition of Engraving

1. Noun. A print made from an engraving.




2. Noun. A block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved.

3. Noun. Making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them.
Exact synonyms: Etching
Generic synonyms: Printmaking
Specialized synonyms: Steel Engraving, Aquatint
Derivative terms: Engrave, Etch

Definition of Engraving

1. n. The act or art of producing upon hard material incised or raised patterns, characters, lines, and the like; especially, the art of producing such lines, etc., in the surface of metal plates or blocks of wood. Engraving is used for the decoration of the surface itself; also, for producing an original, from which a pattern or design may be printed on paper.

Definition of Engraving

1. Noun. the practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it ¹

2. Noun. an engraved image ¹

3. Noun. (music) the art of drawing music notation at high quality, see Engraving ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of engrave) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Engraving

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Medical Definition of Engraving

1. 1. The act or art of producing upon hard material incised or raised patterns, characters, lines, and the like; especially, the art of producing such lines, etc, in the surface of metal plates or blocks of wood. Engraving is used for the decoration of the surface itself; also, for producing an original, from which a pattern or design may be printed on paper. 2. That which is engraved; an engraved plate. 3. An impression from an engraved plate, block of wood, or other material; a print. Engraving on wood is called xylography; on copper, chalcography; on stone lithography. Engravings or prints take from wood blocks are usually called wood cuts, those from stone, lithographs. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Engraving

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1864)
"It has, moreover, several points in common with the Droeshout engraving, and which are entirely deficient in the bust. This is especially the case in the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A school of engraving was thus founded by Raphael, through Marcantonio, which cast aside the minute details of the early schools for a broad, ..."

3. The Great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of by Horace Greeley (1873)
"THE art of engraving — that is, of cutting characters and figures on stone and metal ... It is claimed that the Chinese understood the process of engraving, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The rudest mark which is cut into the substance of anything is really an engraving, whilst the most admirable drawing which does not cut into the surface is ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Von Egloffstein has been called " The Father of Halftone engraving" in the United States, for the reason that he was the first one to employ ruled glass ..."

6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The first influence on English line-engraving was Flemish, and came from Rubens through Vandyck, Vorsterman, and others; but the English engravers soon ..."

7. How to Appreciate Prints by Frank Weitenkampf (1908)
"CHAPTER III LINE engraving To a great many persons, line engraving is synonymous with steel engraving. Or rather, they know line engravings only as steel ..."

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