grave

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
grave

Comparative
graver

Superlative
gravest

  1. If a problem or situation is grave, it is bad and serious.
    She's in danger, Frank. Grave danger. Aren't you willing to do anything to help her?
  2. If a person looks or acts grave, they look serious and worried.
    He looked very grave indeed, and sat staring quiety at his table-full of papers.
  3. A grave accent is the mark over the e shown here: è.

Noun[change]

Singular
grave

Plural
graves

A freshly dug grave
  1. A grave is the place where a dead body is burried in the earth.
    If your pet has died, you may be too upset to dig the grave.