To carve, cut, or etch into a material: engraved the champion's name on the trophy. To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into: engraved the silver watch with my monogram. To carve, cut, or etch into a block or surface used for printing. To print from a block or plate made by such a process. To impress deeply as if by carving or etching: The experience was engraved into his memory.