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)
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Examples from the Web for sculpted

Contemporary Examples of sculpted

Historical Examples of sculpted

  • Do tell me about something else you made, which you loved—something you sculpted.

    Touch and Go

    D. H. Lawrence

  • At the cathedral doors of Verona, Roland and Oliver were sculpted.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • She was dressed in very severe perfect black, marvellous lines, waiting to be sculpted.

    Balloons

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • Walls were stucco, a form of cement that could be sculpted, or paneled or hung with silk and printed paper.


British Dictionary definitions for sculpted

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 sculpted

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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