Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To sculpture (an object).
  • transitive v. To shape, mold, or fashion especially with artistry or precision: "Zoning is a blunt instrument that can at best shape but should not try to sculpt cities” ( H. Claude Shostal).
  • intransitive v. To be a sculptor.

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  • v. To be a sculptor

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

French sculpter, from Old French, from Latin sculpere, sculpt-, to carve; see sculpture.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sculpere ("to cut out, carve in stone"). (Wiktionary)

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