Posted by Steve E on February 25, 2005
In Reply to: Grave Concerns posted by Ish on February 25, 2005
: I read words "Grave Concerns" in a newspaper. What does the meaning of "Grave Concerns"?
: Is there any site you know of good phrases and idioms that I can learn on my own?
Grave Concerns = serious concerns. In addition to the place where people are (usually buried, see the definitions below:
1. Requiring serious thought; momentous: a grave decision in a time of crisis.
2. Fraught with danger or harm: a grave wound.
3. Dignified and somber in conduct or character: a grave procession. See Synonyms at serious.
Somber or dark in hue.
4. (also gräv) Linguistics.
Written with or modified by the mark ( ), as the è in Sèvres.
5 Of or referring to a phonetic feature that distinguishes sounds produced at the periphery of the vocal tract, as in labial and velar consonants and back vowels.