sculptor

[ skuhlp-ter ]
/ ˈskʌlp tər /

noun

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. sculp.,
  2. sculpin,
  3. sculping,
  4. sculpsit,
  5. sculpt,
  6. sculptor's tool,
  7. sculptress,
  8. sculptural,
  9. sculpture,
  10. sculptured

Origin of sculptor

1625–35; < Latin, equivalent to sculp(ere) to carve + -tor -tor

Can be confusedsculptor sculpture

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British Dictionary definitions for sculptor

sculptor

feminine sculptress

/ (ˈskʌlptə) /

noun

a person who practises sculpture

Sculptor

/ (ˈskʌlptə) /

noun Latin genitive Sculptoris (skʌlpˈtɔːrɪs)

a faint constellation in the S hemisphere between Phoenix and Cetus
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Word Origin and History for sculptor

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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