Definition: Statue

From New World Encyclopedia


From Old French statue, from Latin statua, derived from statuō (“set up or erect”).


statue (plural statues)

  1. A three-dimensional work of art, usually of a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting.
    Michelangelo's marble statue of David is world-famous.

Derived terms

  • statuelike
  • statuesque

Related terms

  • statuary
  • statuette


statue (third-person singular simple present statues, present participle statuing, simple past and past participle statued)

  1. (transitive) To form a statue of; to make into a statue.


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