Pronunciation: (en-grāv'), [key]
—v.t., -graved, -grav•ing.
1. to chase (letters, designs, etc.) on a hard surface, as of metal, stone, or the end grain of wood: She had the jeweler engrave her name on the back of the watch.
2. to print from such a surface.
3. to mark or ornament with incised letters, designs, etc.: He engraved the ring in a floral pattern.
4. to impress deeply; infix: That image is engraved on my mind.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.