sculpt

[skuhlpt]

verb (used with or without object)

Fine Arts. to carve, model, or make by using the techniques of sculpture.
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

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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