Sculpture : Definition

Sculpture

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Definitions of Sculpture

Pronunciation : Sculp"ture
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. sculptura: cf. F. sculpture.]
Definition : 1. The art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal, etc., into statues, ornaments, etc., or into figures, as of men, or other things; hence, the art of producing figures and groups, whether in plastic or hard materials.

2. Carved work modeled of, or cut upon, wood, stone, metal, etc. There, too, in living sculpture, might be seen The mad affection of the Cretan queen. Dryden.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sculp"ture
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave. Sculptured tortoise (Zoöl.), a common North American wood tortoise (Glyptemys insculpta). The shell is marked with strong grooving and ridges which resemble sculptured figures.

t. [imp. & p. p. Sculptured (; p. pr. & vb. n. Sculpturing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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