Definition of “engraver” - English Dictionary

british dictionary

“engraver” in British English

See all translations

engravernoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈɡreɪ.vər/ us /ɪnˈɡreɪ.vɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Her father was an engraver. 
  • The engraver was doing his work delicately, secretly, but he was at work, and it was Ernest's hand that guided the steel as it left its deepening grooves. 
  • Those, however, are undoubtedly the productions either of engravers or of their scholars who copied their works. 
  • Tired of the sea, for awhile he obtained employment with a medallist, where his skill as an engraver stood him in good stead. 
  • When necessary, after each operation, a resinous grain may be applied in the manner usual with engravers. 

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