carve out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v carve out remove from a larger whole "the new start-up company carved out a large chunk of the market within a year"
    • v carve out establish or create through painstaking effort "She carved out a reputation among her male colleagues"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Carve out to hew out: to gain by one's exertions
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  • Immanuel Kant
    “Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.”
  • Julian S. Huxley
    Julian S. Huxley
    “Words are tools which automatically carve concepts out of experience.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A. S. ceorfan, to cut; Dut. kerven; Ger. kerben, to notch.


In literature:

The pipe was crudely carved in Eskimo fashion out of the ivory of a walrus tusk.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
CARVING MADE EASY; or, Practical Instructions for Diners Out.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Kentucky, carved out of the western territory and newly grown to Statehood, took the lead of resistance.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
There were wooden platters and trays carved and scooped out of the solid tree.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
Daring Europeans, helped by native allies, had set to carving out principalities for themselves.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
There they sat themselves down at their ease and carved themselves gardens out of the fields.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I" by Various
At last the man took some ivory from a walrus and carved out five images from it.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
Its porticos were supported upon the hands of colossal statues of women, carved out of white marble with exquisite art and beauty.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
The brave man carves out his own fortune.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
At the prow I carved the head with open mouth and forked tongue thrust out.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
It was a very peculiar little doll indeed, carved out of some black polished wood.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
My husband made the crosses out of wood and carved their names on them.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
What strange destinies do men carve out for themselves!
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
Some were cleverly carved out of wood, and the arms and legs of dolls moved, much the same as the Dutch dolls of later days.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
And on one table stood a chessboard with chessmen carved out of moonstones.
"Honey-Bee" by Anatole France
And, as far as I know, there are no Indians who build or carve out such houses as these living now, except the puebla Indians.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
The Sirdar made deliberate choice to carve out a career in Egypt.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
Bobby himself had once seen Corrigan chase a would-be forager out at the point of a carving knife.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Behind a building stand two other Angels, carved out by the chisel in such a way that they seem to be alive.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
For the rest he was a figure carved out of shadow.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea

In poetry:

So there we went, and with our knives
We roughly carved our names,
As some carve out their shorten'd lives
With vacillating aims.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
His head carved out of granite O,
His hair a wayward drift of snow,
He worshipped the great God of Flow
By holding on and letting go.
"In Memoriam: Four Poets" by Robert Francis
Nor these alone; but every legend fair
Which the supreme Caucasian mind
Carved out of Nature for itself, was there,
Not less than life, design'd.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
On the worn-out Roman realm,
In whose purple gnawed the moth,
Thus its pride to overwhelm,
And its state to carve like cloth,
Swept the fierce, long-sworded Goth.
"Tamerlane" by Victor James Daley
When Poland was carved out, a pretty good slice
Was given to you, Brandenburg—not over nice;
You swallowed it whole—that's a beam in your eye.
Pull it out, and be candid—do, brother, try.
"William of Prussia: The Aggressor" by Janet Hamilton
We seem like gods on any hill.
From here all toil resembles rest, and yet
Unlike a god we feel ourselves shut out.
Surely that farm in a carved blue curve of trees
So still with all its creatures, holds the unattainable peace?
"Edlesborough" by Anne Ridler

In news:

Some small cars manage to carve out surprising space.
The native of Torrance has used a telegenic face and deft Mandarin skills to carve out his niche: playing the foreigner.
Kraft 's financial statements for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2012 were prepared on a "carve-out" basis, reflecting an allocation of costs incurred by its former parent company.
The Irish used to carve lanterns out of potatoes and turnips.
Make the containers Cut a circle out around the stem (as you would when carving Jack-O- Lanterns ).
As a landlord, you have the right to carve out certain pre-conditions to leasing your premises—such as a clean criminal background check or a credit check.
AUSTIN — As Fort Worth moves forward to carve out a new urban district by diverting the Trinity River, Austin has plans of its own to reclaim a lengthy swath of its downtown from the flood plain of long-neglected Waller Creek.
Derek Wolfe looks like he's carved out of granite.
He is hoping to find a tenant for the office space he's carved out of the two buildings that were conjoined by 616 Lofts Development.
RV franchisor offers tips for carving out a niche in an untapped market.
The actor told the Daily Mirror that he once wondered whether his looks would prevent him from being successful, but is now more than happy with the career he has carved out for himself on TV shows such as Men Behaving Badly and Doc Martin.
A farm in Colorado immortalized Peyton Manning by carving out a corn maze in the Broncos quarterback's likeness.
Carving out a new life in Fort Wayne, after being immersed in the gang world in south central Los Angeles.
Go "green" this Halloween and set out a spooky Jack O' Melon , made by carving a watermelon instead of, or in addition to, your pumpkin.
Of course, the country crooner carved out some time in his interview to chat about music, too.

In science:

Since with decreasing R we carve out a smaller piece of the homogeneous interior, the total initial mass is smaller, giving us a lower bound for the mass of black holes in this model.
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
To erase, etymologically, is derived from Latin words meaning ‘to scrape out.’ Clearly this meaning is derived from times when writing was often carved in stone.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
Carving out words is essentially different than filling in the letters rendering them i llegible (with due attention to color and texture).
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
Assuming the SSP models are correct, these constraints on nonthermal pressure are particularly important since two of the galaxies, NGC 4261 and NGC 4472, host active AGNs and associated radio lobes that have carved out cavities in the ISM.
Hydrostatic Gas Constraints on Supermassive Black Hole Masses: Implications for Hydrostatic Equilibrium and Dynamical Modelling in a Sample of Early-Type Galaxies
A few words for the reader to get comfortable with our notation are in order. A (0, 0, 1) -torus surgery on T amounts to carving the 2-torus out, and gluing it back in exactly the same way.
Constructions of generalized complex structures in dimension four
The cylinder was initially carved out from perfect FCC lattice and before compression, it was 2.5nm in diameter and 7.5nm in height, comprising 2016 atoms (see figure 3) with periodic boundary conditions imposed along all three directions.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
Somewhat in parallel with the renowned Banach contraction principle (see, for instance, ), Kannan’s fixed point theorem has carved out a niche for itself in fixed point theory since its inception in 1969 .
On a Fixed Point Theorem for a Cyclical Kannan-type Mapping
Density estimates p(~v |S ) and p(~v |B ) are obtained for the signal S and background B in the variable space V ∋ ~v provided, and used to carve out a signalrich region.
Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status
Reionization carves out dark regions in the 21-cm signal, which initially ( ¯xHI ∼ > 0.9) steepen the power spectrum as the first regions to be ionized are the small -scale overdensities, equilibrating power on large scales (McQuinn et al. 2007a).
The distribution of Lyman-limit absorption systems during and after reionization
Each active user does not nearly engage in the same collection of editing activities as everyone else, rather any Wikipedian carves out a role for himself with some degree of specialization.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
Similarly, the “space” of distributions of compact support on M is a subspace of RRM (carved out by the R linearity condition), and so for similar elementary reasons is covariant in M .
Some calculus with extensive quantities: wave equation
This carves out a very porous set in the stable/unstable cross section, suggesting why the lower bound in Lemma 11.19 should be true.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
Let us carve out a sphere of volume a, centered at a dipole.
Some simple results for the properties of polar fluids