sculpt

[skuhlpt]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. Fine Arts. to carve, model, or make by using the techniques of sculpture.
  2. to form, shape, or manipulate, as in the manner of sculpture: Her hair was sculpted by a leading hairdresser.

Origin of sculpt

1860–65; < French sculpter < Latin sculpt- (past participle stem of sculpere to carve); or as back formation from sculptor
Related formsre·sculpt, verb (used with object)

sculp.

or sculpt

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Contemporary Examples of sculpt

  • A former Miss Argentina died while having plastic surgery to sculpt her buttocks.

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    December 1, 2009

Historical Examples of sculpt


British Dictionary definitions for sculpt

sculpt

verb
  1. a variant of sculpture (def. 5), sculpture (def. 6), sculpture (def. 7), sculpture (def. 8)
  2. (intr) to practise sculpture
Also called (formerly): sculp

Word Origin for sculpt

C19: from French sculpter, from Latin sculpere to carve
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Word Origin and History for sculpt
v.

1826 (implied in sculpted), from French sculpter, from Latin sculpt-, past participle stem of sculpere "to carve" (see sculpture). Related: Sculpting. The older verb form was sculpture (1640s), also sculp (1530s).

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