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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sculpture  \Sculp"ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [L.  sculptura:  cf  F. 
  sculpture.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sculpture  \Sculp"ture\  (?;  135),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Sculptured};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Sculpturing}.] 
  To  form  with  the  chisel  on  in  or  from  wood,  stone,  or 
  metal;  to  carve;  to  engrave. 
 
  {Sculptured  tortoise}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  common  North  American 
  wood  tortoise  ({Glyptemys  insculpta}).  The  shell  is  marked 
  with  strong  grooving  and  ridges  which  resemble  sculptured 
  figures. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sculpture 
  n  1:  a  three-dimensional  work  of  art 
  2:  making  figures  or  designs  in  three  dimensions  [syn:  {carving}] 
  v  1:  shape  from  stone  or  wood  or  any  other  hard  material  [syn:  {sculpt}] 
  2:  shape  (stone  or  wood,  for  example)  by  whittling  away  at  it 
  "She  is  sculpting  an  image  of  her  husband"  [syn:  {sculpt}, 
  {grave}] 




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