grave [1] NOUN 1) a hole dug in the ground to receive a coffin or corpse. 2) (the grave) death.
dig one's own grave — Cf. ↑dig one's own grave
turn in one's grave — Cf. ↑turn in one's grave
ORIGIN Old English.
grave [2] ADJECTIVE 1) giving cause for alarm or concern. 2) solemn.
DERIVATIVES gravely adverb graveness noun.
ORIGIN Old French, from Latin gravis 'heavy, serious' .

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