engrave vs etch what difference

what is difference between engrave and etch

English

Alternative forms

  • ingrave

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈɡɹeɪv/
  • Rhymes: -eɪv
  • Hyphenation: en‧grave

Etymology 1

From earlier ingrave, equivalent to en- +‎ grave (to carve, engrave). More at grave.

Verb

engrave (third-person singular simple present engraves, present participle engraving, simple past and past participle engraved)

  1. (transitive) To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
    • Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ “I never understood it,” she observed, lightly scornful. “What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I’m sure I don’t want to read riddles in a strange gentleman’s optics.”
  2. (transitive) To carve (something) into a material.
Conjugation
Synonyms
  • (carve (text or symbols) into): carve, etch, inscribe
Translations

Etymology 2

From en- +‎ grave.

Verb

engrave (third-person singular simple present engraves, present participle engraving, simple past and past participle engraved)

  1. (obsolete) To put in a grave, to bury.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.i:
      So both agree their bodies to engraue; / The great earthes wombe they open to the sky […].

Anagrams

  • Grevena, avenger, vernage

French

Verb

engrave

  1. first-person singular present indicative of engraver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of engraver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of engraver
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of engraver
  5. second-person singular imperative of engraver

Anagrams

  • vengera


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛtʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtʃ

Etymology 1

From Dutch etsen (to etch), from German ätzen (to etch), from Old High German azzon (to cause to bite or feed), from Proto-Germanic *atjaną, causative of *etaną (to eat) (whence also English eat).

Verb

etch (third-person singular simple present etches, present participle etching, simple past and past participle etched)

  1. To cut into a surface with an acid or other corrosive substance in order to make a pattern. Best known as a technique for creating printing plates, but also used for decoration on metal, and, in modern industry, to make circuit boards.
  2. To engrave a surface.
  3. (figuratively) To make a lasting impression.
    The memory of 9/11 is etched into my mind.
  4. To sketch; to delineate.
    • There are many such empty terms to be found in some learned writers, to which they had recourse to etch out their system.
Translations

Related terms

Etymology 2

Noun

etch

  1. Obsolete form of eddish.

Anagrams

  • Chet, Tech., chet, echt, hect-, tech

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