sculpture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sculptura (sculpture), from sculpere (to cut out, to carve in stone).

Noun[edit]

sculpture (usually uncountable, plural sculptures)

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  1. (uncountable) The art of shaping figures or designs in the round or in relief, professionally performed by a sculptor
  2. (countable) A work of art created by sculpting.
    • Dryden
      There, too, in living sculpture, might be seen / The mad affection of the Cretan queen.
  3. Works of art created by sculpting, as a group.

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Verb[edit]

sculpture (third-person singular simple present sculptures, present participle sculpturing, simple past and past participle sculptured)

  1. To fashion something into a three-dimensional figure.
  2. To represent something in sculpture.
  3. To change the shape of a land feature by erosion etc.

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Noun[edit]

sculpture f (plural sculptures)

  1. sculpture

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Participle[edit]

sculptūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of sculptūrus