Engraving vs Graven - What's the difference?

engraving | graven |

As verbs the difference between engraving and graven

is that engraving is while graven is .

As a noun engraving

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

As an adjective graven is

carved, engraved.




(wikipedia engraving) (en noun)
  • The practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it.
  • An engraved image.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He stood transfixed before the unaccustomed view of London at night time, a vast panorama which reminded him […] of some wood engravings far off and magical, in a printshop in his childhood.}}
  • (music)  The art of drawing music notation at high quality, see .
  • Verb

  • graven



  • carved, engraved
  • * Old Testament (Exodus 20:4 KJV)
  • Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
  • Something fashioned by man, or something man-made. Anything made by man's hands.
  • Something that is not alive, but made dead, from the grave.
  • Verb

  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1872 , year_published=2009 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=James De Mille , title=The Cryptogram , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=Deep lines were graven on her pale forehead, and on her wan, thin cheeks. }} English adjectives ending in -en ----