- of, relating to, or suitable for statues.
Origin of statuary
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Examples from the Web for statuary
Hence, our architecture and statuary is massive and of immense proportions.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
It was marvellous; the only piece of statuary worth looking at in the Salon.His Masterpiece
A statuary was directed to inscribe on a monument the age of the deceased, namely 81.
There is perhaps no finer piece of statuary in the East than this.Where Half The World Is Waking Up
Are there any interesting buildings or statuary in the park?Where We Live
Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
- statues collectively
- the art of making statues
- of, relating to, or suitable for statues
C16: from Latin statuārius
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Word Origin and History for statuary
1580s, "statue sculptor," from Latin statuarius, from statua (see statue). Meaning "statues collectively" is from 1670s.
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