noun, plural stat·u·ar·ies.
Examples from the Web for statuary
Statuary in limestone, wood, and copper in the early dynastic period was vigorous and realistic.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
This and the museum at Nara contain the very best collections of early Japanese statuary.Travels in the Far East|Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
It contained an enormous number of the choicest works in statuary.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
She was beautiful, was this girl of strong heart and a strong body, beautiful as heroic Greek statuary is beautiful.Gypsy Flight|Roy J. Snell
Its museums are famous for the statuary and paintings by the great masters.
British Dictionary definitions for statuary
Word Origin for statuary
Word Origin and History for statuary
1580s, "statue sculptor," from Latin statuarius, from statua (see statue). Meaning "statues collectively" is from 1670s.