Dictionary.com

statuary

[ stach-oo-er-ee ]
/ ˈstætʃ uˌɛr i /
Save This Word!

noun, plural stat·u·ar·ies.

statues collectively.
a group or collection of statues.

adjective

of, relating to, or suitable for statues.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of statuary

From the Latin word statuārius, dating back to 1535–45. See statue, -ary
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for statuary

British Dictionary definitions for statuary

statuary
/ (ˈstætjʊərɪ) /

noun

statues collectively
the art of making statues

adjective

of, relating to, or suitable for statues

Word Origin for statuary

C16: from Latin statuārius
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
See Today's Synonym