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sculpture

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/ 藞sk蕦lp t蕛蓹r /
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noun
the art of carving, modeling, welding, or otherwise producing figurative or abstract works of art in three dimensions, as in relief, intaglio, or in the round.
such works of art collectively.
an individual piece of such work.
verb (used with object), sculp路tured, sculp路tur路ing.
verb (used without object), sculp路tured, sculp路tur路ing.
to work as a sculptor.
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Origin of sculpture

1350鈥1400; Middle English (noun) <Latin sculpt奴ra, equivalent to sculpt(us) (past participle of sculpere to carve) + -奴ra-ure

OTHER WORDS FROM sculpture

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sculpture

sculptor, sculpture
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British Dictionary definitions for sculpture

sculpture
/ (藞sk蕦lpt蕛蓹) /

noun
verb (mainly tr)
Also (for senses 5鈥8): sculpt

Derived forms of sculpture

sculptural, adjectivesculpturally, adverb

Word Origin for sculpture

C14: from Latin sculpt奴ra a carving; see sculpt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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