- having a surface or shape molded, marked, carved, indented, etc., by or as if by sculpture: sculptured leather belts.
Origin of sculptured
- 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.
- to carve, model, weld, or otherwise produce (a piece of sculpture).
- to produce a portrait or image of in this way; represent in sculpture.
- Physical Geography. to change the form of (the land surface) by erosion.
- to work as a sculptor.
Origin of sculpture
Examples from the Web for sculptured
From this marble Phidias sculptured a statue of Vengeance, which was called Rhamnusia.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The sculptured decorations of all are for the most part intact and undisfigured.The Cathedrals of Northern France
Rubbings taken from the sculptured slabs are reproduced here in full.Chinese Painters
Her face, shaded by a drapery of dove blue, was as fair as sculptured marble.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
Stuart, Mr John, and the sculptured stones in Scotland, 410.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
- the art of making figures or designs in relief or the round by carving wood, moulding plaster, etc, or casting metals, etc
- works or a work made in this way
- ridges or indentations as on a shell, formed by natural processes
- the gradual formation of the landscape by erosion
- (also intr) to carve, cast, or fashion (stone, bronze, etc) three dimensionally
- to portray (a person, etc) by means of sculpture
- to form in the manner of sculpture, esp to shape (landscape) by erosion
- to decorate with sculpture
Word Origin and History for sculptured
late 14c., from Latin sculptura "sculpture," from past participle stem of sculpere "to carve, engrave," back-formation from compounds such as exculpere, from scalpere "to carve, cut," from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut, cleave" (see scale (n.1)).