statue

[ stach-oo ]
/ ˈstætʃ u /

noun

a three-dimensional work of art, as a representational or abstract form, carved in stone or wood, molded in a plastic material, cast in bronze, or the like.

Origin of statue

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin statua, noun derivative of statuere to set up, itself derivative of status (see status)
Related formsstat·ue·like, adjective
Can be confusedstatue stature statute
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statue

/ (ˈstætjuː) /

noun

a wooden, stone, metal, plaster, or other kind of sculpture of a human or animal figure, usually life-size or larger

Word Origin for statue

C14: via Old French from Latin statua, from statuere to set up; compare statute
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