Meaning of “grave” in the English Dictionary

"grave" in British English

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gravenoun [ C ]

uk /ɡreɪv/ us /ɡreɪv/

B1 a place in the ground where a dead person 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 /ɡreɪv/ us /ɡreɪv/

(Definition of “grave” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grave" in American English

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gravenoun [ C ]

us /ɡreɪv/

grave noun [ C ] (BURYING PLACE)

a place where a dead person or dead people are buried, esp. when under the ground and marked by a stone

graveadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ɡreɪv/

grave adjective [ -er/-est only ] (SERIOUS)

urgent and very bad; serious:

It was the gravest political crisis of his career.
gravely
adverb us /ˈɡreɪv·li/

She is gravely ill.

(Definition of “grave” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)