carveverb 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 stonecarve somethinga carved doorwaycarve something from/out of somethingThe statue was carved out of a single piece of stone.The beads were carved from solid ivory.carve something into/in somethingThe wood had been carved into the shape of a flower.(figurative)Over the centuries, melting snow had carved valleys in the landscape.carve in somethingShe carves in both stone and wood.