What is grave?

  • (noun): A place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone).
    Example: "He put flowers on his mother's grave"
    Synonyms: tomb
    See also — Additional definitions below


A grave is a location where a dead body (typically that of a human, although sometimes that of an animal) is buried. Graves are usually located in special areas set aside for the purpose of burial, such as graveyards or cemeteries.

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Some articles on grave:

Camp Nelson National Cemetery - Eligibility
... The grave plot, headstone, perpetual maintenance of the grave, and labor involved with burial are provided at no cost to the veteran or the family ... vaults have been used to enclose the casket once it has been lowered into the grave, and are provided at no additional cost to the family ... crushed, and are effective at preventing collapse of the surface of the grave due to soil compaction ...
Grave Field
... A grave field is a prehistoric cemetery, typically of Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe ... Grave fields are distinguished from necropoleis by the former's lack of above-ground structures, buildings, or grave markers ...
Sambo's Grave - History - Plaque
... summer visitors to the area for a memorial, to be placed on the unmarked grave ... the prominent Lancaster slave trader, William Watson, also wrote the epitaph that now marks the grave (note the use of 'ſ', the Long s character and the eccentric and inconsistent spelling typical ...
Javorniški Rovt - Mass Grave
... Javorniški Rovt is the site of a mass grave from the period immediately after the Second World War ... The Jezerce Mass Grave (Slovene Grobišče Jezerce) lies northeast of the settlement in an area that was part of a test excavation for dredging and damming ...

More definitions of "grave":

  • (noun): Death of a person.
    Example: "He went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
  • (noun): A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.
    Synonyms: grave accent
  • (adj): Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises.
    Example: "A grave God-fearing man"
    Synonyms: sedate, sober, solemn
  • (adj): Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought.
    Example: "Grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"
    Synonyms: grievous, heavy, weighty
  • (verb): Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface.
    Synonyms: engrave, inscribe
  • (verb): Shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it.
    Synonyms: sculpt, sculpture

Famous quotes containing the word grave:

    Two children, all alone and no one by,
    Holding their tattered frocks, thro’an airy maze
    Of motion lightly threaded with nimble feet
    Dance sedately; face to face they gaze,
    Their eyes shining, grave with a perfect pleasure.
    Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

    Deacon King was tried for violating the Sabbath, and so hot was the debate that it was referred to the church council, which ultimately decided, after long and grave debate, that the deacon had committed a ‘work of necessity and mercy.’
    —For the State of Massachusetts, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    All that grave weight of America
    Cancelled! Like Greece and Rome.
    The future in ruins!
    Louis Simpson (b. 1923)