Mac Dictionary’s definition:
a place of burial for a dead body, typically a hole dug in the ground and marked by a stone or mound: the coffin was lowered into the grave.
• (the grave) used as an allusive term for death: life beyond the grave.
• a place where a broken piece of machinery or other discarded object lies: lift the aircraft from its watery grave.
dig one’s own grave do something foolish that causes one to fail or be ruined.
(as) silent (or quiet) as the grave extremely quiet.
take the (or one’s, etc.) secret to the grave die without revealing a secret.
turn (also turn over) in one’s grave used to express the opinion that something would have caused anger or distress to someone who is now dead: Bach must be turning in his grave at the vulgarities of the twentieth century.
ORIGIN Old English græf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch graf and German Grab .
grave 2 |grāv|
giving cause for alarm; serious: a matter of grave concern.
• serious or solemn in manner or appearance; somber: his face was grave.
|also gräv| another term for grave accent.
ORIGIN late 15th cent. (originally of a wound in the sense ‘severe, serious’): from Old French grave or Latin gravis ‘heavy, serious.’
grave 3 |grāv|
verb (past participle graven |ˈgrāvən| or graved) [ with obj. ] archaic
engrave (an inscription or image) on a surface.
• literary fix (something) indelibly in the mind: the times are graven on my memory.
ORIGIN Old English grafan‘dig,’ of Germanic origin; related to German graben,Dutch graven ‘dig’ and German begraben ‘bury,’ also to grave1 and groove.
grave 4 |grāv|
verb [ with obj. ] historical
clean (a ship’s bottom) by burning off the accretions and then tarring it.
ORIGIN late Middle English: perhaps from French dialect grave, variant of Old French greve ‘shore’ (because originally the ship would have been run aground).
grave 5 |ˈgräˌvā|
adverb & adjectiveMusic
(as a direction) slowly; with solemnity.
ORIGIN Italian, ‘slowl.’
What was the last grave event you experienced?