statuary

[stach-oo-er-ee]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or suitable for statues.

Origin of statuary

From the Latin word statuārius, dating back to 1535–45. See statue, -ary
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Related Words for statuary

sculpture, carving, image

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British Dictionary definitions for statuary

statuary

noun
  1. statues collectively
  2. the art of making statues
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or suitable for statues

Word Origin for statuary

C16: from Latin statuārius
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Word Origin and History for statuary
n.

1580s, "statue sculptor," from Latin statuarius, from statua (see statue). Meaning "statues collectively" is from 1670s.

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