The act or art of producing upon hard material incised or raised patterns, characters, lines, and the like; especially, the art of producing such lines, etc., in the surface of metal plates or blocks of wood. Engraving is used for the decoration of the surface itself; also, for producing an original, from which a pattern or design may be printed on paper.
- The art or technique of one that engraves.
- A design or text engraved on a surface.
- An engraved surface for printing.
- A print made from an engraved plate or block.