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sculptor

[skuhlp-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who practices the art of sculpture.
  2. genitive Sculp·to·ris [skuhlp-tawr-is, -tohr-] /skʌlpˈtɔr ɪs, -ˈtoʊr-/. (initial capital letter) Astronomy. a southern constellation between Phoenix and Cetus.
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Origin of sculptor

1625–35; < Latin, equivalent to sculp(ere) to carve + -tor -tor
Can be confusedsculptor sculpture
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Historical Examples

  • A sculptor was set to work to carve a new one from the ruin.

  • A stroke of the mallet may be more effective than the sculptor had hoped; but it was intended.

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald

  • Not for myself, but for a sculptor I know who's on the look-out for a Psyche.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • The sculptor, delighted, gave a long pull at his pipe, and blew a cloud of smoke.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • Then the laughter began again, while the sculptor stammered his explanations.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for sculptor

sculptor

feminine sculptress

noun
  1. a person who practises sculpture
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Sculptor

noun Latin genitive Sculptoris (skʌlpˈtɔːrɪs)
  1. a faint constellation in the S hemisphere between Phoenix and Cetus
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Word Origin and History for sculptor

n.

1630s, from Latin sculptor "one who cuts or carves," agent noun from sculpt-, past participle stem of sculpere "to carve" (see sculpture). Fem. form sculptress attested from 1660s.

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