Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun grave

3 senses of grave

Sense 1
grave -- (death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave")
       => death, dying, demise -- (the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes")

Sense 2
grave, tomb -- (a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave")
       => topographic point, place, spot -- (a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet")

Sense 3
grave accent, grave -- (a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation)
       => accent, accent mark -- (a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb grave

2 senses of grave

Sense 1
sculpt, sculpture, grave -- (shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband")
       => carve -- (form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice")

Sense 2
scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe -- (carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree")
       => carve, chip at -- (engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark")

Antonyms of adj grave

3 senses of grave

Sense 1
grave, sedate, sober, solemn -- (dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence")

INDIRECT (VIA serious) -> frivolous -- (not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman")

Sense 2
dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening -- (causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease")

INDIRECT (VIA critical) -> noncritical, noncrucial -- (not in a state of crisis or emergency)

Sense 3
grave, grievous, heavy, weighty -- (of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference")

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Similarity of adj grave

3 senses of grave

Sense 1
grave, sedate, sober, solemn -- (dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence")
       => serious (vs. frivolous) -- (concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!")

Sense 2
dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening -- (causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease")
       => critical (vs. noncritical) -- (being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage")

Sense 3
grave, grievous, heavy, weighty -- (of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference")
       => important (vs. unimportant), of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

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