sculpture

[ skuhlp-cher ]
/ ˈskʌlp tʃər /

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·tured, sculp·tur·ing.

verb (used without object), sculp·tured, sculp·tur·ing.

to work as a sculptor.

Origin of sculpture

1350–1400; Middle English (noun) < Latin sculptūra, equivalent to sculpt(us) (past participle of sculpere to carve) + -ūra -ure
Related forms
Can be confusedsculptor sculpture
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sculpture

/ (ˈskʌlptʃə) /

noun


verb (mainly tr)

Also (for senses 5–8): sculpt
Derived Formssculptural, adjectivesculpturally, adverb

Word Origin for sculpture

C14: from Latin sculptūra a carving; see sculpt
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