carve verb definition in Describing architecture topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Describing architecture topic
[transitive, intransitive] to make objects, patterns, etc. by cutting away material from wood or stone carve something a carved doorway carve something from/out of something The statue was carved out of a single piece of stone. The beads were carved from solid ivory. carve something into/in something The wood had been carved into the shape of a flower. (figurative) Over the centuries, melting snow had carved valleys in the landscape. carve in something She carves in both stone and wood.

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