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SCULPTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sculpture mean? 

SCULPTURE (noun)
  The noun SCULPTURE has 2 senses:

1. a three-dimensional work of plastic art
2. creating figures or designs in three dimensions

  Familiarity information: SCULPTURE used as a noun is rare.


SCULPTURE (verb)
  The verb SCULPTURE has 2 senses:

1. create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
2. shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

  Familiarity information: SCULPTURE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCULPTURE (noun)


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Meaning:

A three-dimensional work of plastic art

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("sculpture" is a kind of...):

plastic art (the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture)

solid figure; three-dimensional figure (a three-dimensional shape)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sculpture"):

stabile (a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support)

embossment; relief; relievo; rilievo; sculptural relief (sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background)

clay sculpture; modeling; mold; molding; mould; moulding (sculpture produced by molding)

mobile (sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents)

marble (a sculpture carved from marble)

carving (a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape)

bust (a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person)

bronze (a sculpture made of bronze)

statue (a sculpture representing a human or animal)


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Meaning:

Creating figures or designs in three dimensions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sculpture; carving

Hypernyms ("sculpture" is a kind of...):

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

beaux arts; fine arts (the study and creation of visual works of art)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sculpture"):

modeling; modelling; molding; moulding (a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied)


SCULPTURE (verb)


Sense 1sculpture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

sculpt; sculpture

Context example:

sculpt a swan out of a block of ice

Hypernyms (to "sculpture" is one way to...):

forge; form; mold; mould; shape; work (make something, usually for a specific function)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he sculpture his major works over a short period of time?


Sense 2sculpture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

grave; sculpt; sculpture

Context example:

She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband

Hypernyms (to "sculpture" is one way to...):

carve (form by carving)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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