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Meaning of SCULPTURE

Pronunciation:  'skulpchur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  making figures or designs in three dimensions
  2. [n]  a three-dimensional work of plastic art
  3. [v]  shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"
  4. [v]  create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"

SCULPTURE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: carving, grave, sculpt, sculpt
 See Also: art, artistic creation, artistic production, bronze, bust, carve, carving, clay sculpture, embossment, forge, form, marble, mobile, modeling, modeling, modelling, mold, mold, molding, molding, mould, mould, moulding, moulding, piece, plastic art, relief, relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief, shape, solid figure, stabile, statue, three-dimensional figure, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sculp"ture\ (?; 135), n. [L. sculptura: cf. F.
    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,
             There, too, in living sculpture, might be seen The
             mad affection of the Cretan queen.    --Dryden.
  2. \Sculp"ture\ (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Sculptured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sculpturing}.]
    To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or
    metal; to carve; to engrave.
    {Sculptured tortoise} (Zo["o]l.), a common North American
       wood tortoise ({Glyptemys insculpta}). The shell is marked
       with strong grooving and ridges which resemble sculptured
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a sculpture in your dream indicates that you are refusing to accept things as they really are. You are afraid that you are not presenting yourself in a positive light or image.