from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Statues considered as a group.
  • noun The art of making statues.
  • noun A sculptor.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or suitable for a statue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a statue or statuary.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The art of carving or making statues or figures in the round representing persons, animals, etc.: a main branch of sculpture.
  • noun Statues collectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who practices the art of making statues.
  • noun The art of carving statues or images as representatives of real persons or things; a branch of sculpture.
  • noun A collection of statues; statues, collectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The craft of making statues.
  • noun countable A person who makes statues.
  • noun Statues considered collectively.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or suitable for statues
  • noun statues collectively


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

[From Latin statuārius, of a statue, from statua, statue; see statue.]


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