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"grave" in British English

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gravenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡreɪv/
B1 a ​place in the ​ground where a ​deadperson is ​buried: a ​mass grave an ​unmarked grave a grave ​digger He ​visits his mother's grave every ​Sunday.

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graveadjective

uk   us   /ɡreɪv/
(Definition of grave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gravenoun [C]

 us   /ɡreɪv/
  • grave noun [C] (BURYING PLACE)

a ​place where a ​deadperson or ​deadpeople are ​buried, esp. when under the ​ground and ​marked by a ​stone

graveadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ɡreɪv/
urgent and very ​bad; ​serious: It was the gravest ​politicalcrisis of his ​career.
gravely
adverb  us   /ˈɡreɪv·li/
She is gravely ​ill.
(Definition of grave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grave”
in Korean 무덤…
in Arabic قَبْر…
in Malaysian kubur…
in French tombe…
in Russian могила…
in Chinese (Traditional) 墳墓, 墓穴, 埋葬處…
in Italian tomba…
in Turkish mezar, kabir…
in Polish grób…
in Spanish tumba…
in Vietnamese huyệt, mộ…
in Portuguese sepultura…
in Thai หลุมศพ…
in German das Grab…
in Catalan tomba…
in Japanese 墓…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坟墓, 墓穴, 埋葬处…
in Indonesian makam…
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