sculpture Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a three-dimensional work of plastic art
noun creating figures or designs in three dimensions
verb create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
- sculpt a swan out of a block of ice
verb shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
- She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband
The art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal, etc., into statues, ornaments, etc., or into figures, as of men, or other things; hence, the art of producing figures and groups, whether in plastic or hard materials.
Carved work modeled of, or cut upon, wood, stone, metal, etc.
There, too, in living sculpture, might be seen The mad affection of the Cretan queen. Dryden.
Sculp"ture transitive verb
To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave.