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statue Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a sculpture representing a human or animal

Stat"ue noun
F., fr. L. statua (akin to stativus standing still), fr. stare, statum, to stand. See Stand.
  1. The likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance, as marble, bronze, or wax; an image; as, a statue of Hercules, or of a lion.
    I will raise her statue in pure gold. Shak.
  2. A portrait. Obs. Massinger.
Stat"ue transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Statued ; present participle & verbal noun Statuing
  1. To place, as a statue; to form a statue of; to make into a statue. "The whole man becomes as if statued into stone and earth." Feltham.

Webster 1913