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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Statuary  \Stat"u*a*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Statuaries}.  [L.  statuarius, 
  n.,  fr  statuarius,  a.,  of  or  belonging  to  statues,  fr 
  statua  statue:  cf  F.  statuaire  See  {Statue}.] 
  1.  One  who  practices  the  art  of  making  statues. 
 
  On  other  occasions  the  statuaries  took  their 
  subjects  from  the  poets.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  [L.  statuaria  (sc.  ars):  cf  F.  statuaire.]  The  art  of 
  carving  statues  or  images  as  representatives  of  real 
  persons  or  things  a  branch  of  sculpture.  --Sir  W.  Temple. 
 
  3.  A  collection  of  statues;  statues,  collectively. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  statuary 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  suitable  for  statues 
  n  :  statues  collectively 




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