To carve out, to make or get by cutting, or as if by cutting; to cut out. "[Macbeth] with his brandished steel . . . carved out his passage." Shak.

Fortunes were carved out of the property of the crown.

(Carve), v. i.

1. To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.

2. To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.

(Carve), n. A carucate. [Obs.] Burrill.

(Car"vel) n. [Contr. fr. caravel.]

1. Same as Caravel.

2. A species of jellyfish; sea blubber. Sir T. Herbert.

(Car"vel*built) a. (Shipbuilding) Having the planks meet flush at the seams, instead of lapping as in a clinker-built vessel.

(Car"ven) a. Wrought by carving; ornamented by carvings; carved. [Poetic]

A carven bowl well wrought of beechen tree.
Bp. Hall.

The carven cedarn doors.

A screen of carven ivory.
Mrs. Browning.

(Car"vene) n. [F. carvi caraway.] An oily substance, C10H16, extracted from oil caraway.

(Carv"er) n.

3. To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.

An angel carved in stone.

We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone.
C. Wolfe.

4. To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion. "To carve a capon." Shak.

5. To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.

My good blade carved the casques of men.

A million wrinkles carved his skin.

6. To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.

Who could easily have carved themselves their own food.

7. To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.

Lie ten nights awake carving the fashion of a new doublet.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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