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.
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. 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.
The carven cedarn doors.
A screen of carven ivory.
(Car"vene) n. [F. carvi caraway.] An oily substance, C10H16, extracted from oil caraway.