Pronunciation: (en-grā'ving),[key] —n. 1. the act or art of a person who or thing that engraves.
2. the art of forming designs by cutting, corrosion by acids, a photographic process, etc., on the surface of a metal plate, block of wood, or the like, for or as for the purpose of taking off impressions or prints of the design so formed.
3. the design engraved.
4. an engraved plate or block.
5. an impression or print from this.