Carve – meaning of the word and examples

To make something by cutting into especially wood or stone, or to cut into the surface of stone, wood, etc. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To cut thin pieces from a large piece of cooked meat. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To make something by cutting into esp. wood or stone, or to cut into the surface of stone, wood, etc. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To carve a large piece of cooked meat is to cut thin pieces from it. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To cut with care or precision. (Merriam – Webster)

To cut into pieces or slices. (Merriam – Webster)

If you carve an object, you make it by cutting it out of a substance such as wood or stone. If you carve something such as wood or stone into an object, you make the object by cutting it out. (Collins Dictionary)

If you carve writing or a design on an object, you cut it into the surface of the object. (Collins Dictionary)

If you carve a piece of cooked meat, you cut slices from it so that you can eat it. (Collins Dictionary)

Cut (a hard material) in order to produce an object, design, or inscription. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

How to carve a pumpkin.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-carve-pumpkin

How to carve chicken.

https://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/chicken-and-other-birds/how-to-carve-chicken

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