See also 23. ART ; 305. ORNAMENTATION .
- the art or technique of carving a wood block in relief. —acrographer , n. —acrographic , acrographical , adj.
- an engraver, usually in metal. Also called graver .
- the art or technique of engraving cameos.
- 1 . the name of the engraver inscribed on a gemstone or finger ring.
- 2 . an artist who engraves precious stones and metals. Also dactylioglyphist .
- the art of engraving gemstones and finger rings.
- the art of engraving gemstones. —dactyliographer , n. —dactyliographic , adj.
- a form of engraving in which the design is in relief instead of being sunk.
- the use of chemically induced electric current rather than chemicals to produce plates for copperplate engraving. —galvanograph , n. —galvanographic , ad).
- 1 . an engraving on a gemstone or other small object.
- 2 . the stone or object engraved.
- 1 . the art of engraving, especially on gems.
- 2 . the study of this art.
- 1 . an engraving or carving on a gem stone.
- 2 . the stone thus engraved. —lithoglyphic, lithoglyptic , adj.
- Obsolete, an engraver of precious stones.
- the art of engraving or carving precious stones. —lithoglyptic , adj.
- an engraver, designer, or maker of medals. See also 210. HONORS and REGALIA .
- photogravure or the process of engraving by means of photography. —photoglyphic , adj.
- 1 . a form of photoengraving in which the photograph is reproduced on an intaglio surface and then transferred to paper.
- 2 . the photograph produced by this process.
- the process of making lithographs produced by photoengraving. Cf. photogravure . —photolithographer , n. —photolithographic , adj.
- a technique of engraving on steel plates, often used in the printing of banknotes. —siderograph, siderographist , n. —siderographic, siderographical , adj.
- the art of drawing, writing, or engraving with a style or similar instrument. —stylographic, stylographical , adj.
- the art of engraving on wood for printing. —xylographer , n. —xylographic , xylographical , adj.
- the process of engraving on zinc or of printing from a zinc plate. —zincographer , n. —zincographic , zincographical , adj.
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engraving, in its broadest sense, the art of cutting lines in metal, wood, or other material either for decoration or for reproduction through printing. In its narrowest sense, it is an intaglio printing process in which the lines are cut in a metal plate with a graver, or burin. Furrows are cleanly cut out, raising no burr, and then filled with ink which is transferred under high pressure to the printing surface of the press. The earliest known engravings printed on paper date from about the middle of the 15th cent. Among the early master engravers were Dürer, Schongauer, and Lucas van Leyden. Wood engraving differs from true engraving in that it is a relief process. During the 19th cent., steel engraving enjoyed a short popularity as a reproduction process because it made possible a large number of proofs, but it was superseded by photomechanical processes (see photoengraving). See also drypoint, etching, and mezzotint.
See A. M. Hind, History of Engraving and Etching (1923, repr. 1963); A. Gross, Etching, Engraving, and Intaglio Printing (1970); G. Duplessis, Wonders of Engraving (1989).
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en·grav·ing / enˈgrāving/ • n. a print made from an engraved plate, block, or other surface. ∎ the process or art of cutting or carving a design on a hard surface, esp. so as to make a print.
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