Engrave vs Crave - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between engrave and crave
is that engrave
is while crave
is to desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
From earlier ingrave, equivalent to . More at (l).
(lb) To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
*:Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ ("I never) understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
(lb) To carve (something) into a material.
* carve, etch, inscribe
(obsolete) To put in a grave, to bury.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.i:
- So both agree their bodies to engraue ; / The great earthes wombe they open to the sky [...].
To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
* Edmund Gurney
- I know I should diet more, but every afternoon I crave a soda so I have one.
To ask for earnestly.
- His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
- I humbly crave your indulgence to read this letter until the end.
* Bible, Mark xv. 43
- I crave your honour's pardon.
- Joseph went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.