- 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
Related Words for statuepiece, figure, effigy, image, bust, likeness, statuary, sculpture, marble, bronze, icon, statuette, simulacrum, representation, ivory, cast, torso
Examples from the Web for statue
Contemporary Examples of statue
Workers built a temporary rail track through the city to move the statue in a process that took three days.Florence Preps ‘David’ for the Big One
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 25, 2014
None of us were interested in making a film about a speech, a statue, or all that good stuff; it was about getting underneath it.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History
December 15, 2014
To Bartholdi, his statue meant a commemoration of Liberty attained.
But even amid those early protests, the Statue of Liberty was doing her job.
The Statue of Liberty would serve as the north star of our behavior.
Historical Examples of statue
In the garden of Anaxagoras, you will find a statue of Pallas, carved from an olive-tree.
"Men say it is not so grand as the statue of Zeus, that we have at Olympia," replied the boy.
From this marble Phidias sculptured a statue of Vengeance, which was called Rhamnusia.
We do not know which genius first discovered the use of pottery but he deserves a statue.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
By the statue of Horace Greeley I stood a moment irresolute.The Bacillus of Beauty
- 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
c.1300, from Old French statue (12c.), from Latin statua "image, statue," prop. "that which is set up," back-formation from statuere "to cause to stand, set up," from status "a standing, position," from stare "to stand" (see stet). The children's game of statues is attested from 1906.