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Meaning of CARVING

Pronunciation:  'kârving

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  making figures or designs in three dimensions
  2. [n]  cutting away parts to create a desired shape
  3. [n]  a sculpture created by carving (as wood or ivory or stone)

CARVING is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cutting, sculpture
 See Also: art, artistic creation, artistic production, cinquefoil, creating by removal, glyptic art, glyptography, modeling, modelling, molding, moulding, scrimshaw, sculpture, truncation, vermiculation, woodcarving



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Carv"ing\, n.
1. The act or art of one who carves.

2. A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other
   material. ``Carving in wood.'' --Sir W. Temple.

3. The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or
   epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the
   15th century.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are carving a piece of wood, symbolizes spiritual and creative energy. Metaphorically, you are transforming unconscious energy into conscious awareness. Consider whether the carving is purely ornamental or utilitarian. Dreaming that you are carving a cooked animal indicates that you are trying to rid yourself of certain feelings. You may be distancing yourself from your emotions and analyzing them from an objective standpoint. Alternatively, some person or situation is violating an aspect of your life.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bust, doll, dolly, dummy, fantoccini, figure, figurehead, figurine, gingerbread man, lay figure, man of straw, manikin, mannequin, marionette, model, monument, portrait bust, puppet, scarecrow, sculpture, snowman, statuary, statue, statuette, wax figure, waxwork, wood carving