American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Statues considered as a group.
- n. The art of making statues.
- n. A sculptor.
- adj. Of, relating to, or suitable for a statue.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a statue or statuary.
- n. One who makes statues; a sculptor; specifically, one who makes statues in metal, a bronze-caster, or one who makes copies of statues designed by another artist.
- n. The art of carving or making statues or figures in the round representing persons, animals, etc.: a main branch of sculpture.
- n. Statues collectively.
- n. uncountable The craft of making statues.
- n. countable A person who makes statues.
- n. Statues considered collectively.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who practices the art of making statues.
- n. The art of carving statues or images as representatives of real persons or things; a branch of sculpture.
- n. A collection of statues; statues, collectively.
- adj. of or relating to or suitable for statues
- n. statues collectively
- From Latin statuārius, of a statue, from statua, statue; see statue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A block north of this statuary is The Church of the Holy Name, which had a rummage sale.”
“For more on Shelley's taste in statuary, see Stephen Larrabee, English Bards and”
“As in statuary to the artist the partly undraped figure is suggestive only of beauty, free from indelicacy, so to the saint the personal excellencies of Jesus Christ, typified under the ideal of the noblest human form.”
“Around the fragments of the statuary was a concentration of a lot of small bones, which were collected for further examination by the archaeozoologists.”
“In fact, before the Persian wars had commenced, the branch of sculpture termed statuary had attained nearly the summit of its perfection.”
“In others the softer shells and bones are dissolved, and only sharks teeth or harder echini have preserved their form inveloped in the chalk or lime-stone; in some marbles the solution has been compleat and no vestiges of shell appear, as in the white kind called statuary by the workmen.”
“Among the statuary will be the largest image of King Tut ever found, a 10-foot statute that retains much of its original paint.”
“I'm never turning my back on this kind of statuary in a cemetery ever again!”
“Last time that I went to the NawthShaw (underwritten BY The Shaw Group by now, I'm sure), only ONE piece of "statuary" made an impression on me.”
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Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
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Nouns ending in 'ary' which have the sense of 'a collection of' or 'home of'.
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