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

  • n. A three-dimensional form or likeness sculpted, modeled, carved, or cast in material such as stone, clay, wood, or bronze.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A three-dimensional work of art, usually representing a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting.
  • v. To form a statue of; to make into a statue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance, as marble, bronze, or wax; an image.
  • n. A portrait.
  • transitive v. To place, as a statue; to form a statue of; to make into a statue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To place as a statue; form a statue of.
  • n. A figure of a person or an animal, made of some solid substance, as marble, bronze, iron, or wood, or of any substance of solid appearance; a sculptured, cast, or molded figure, properly of some size (as distinguished from a statuette or figurine) and in the round (as distinguished from a relief or an intaglio).
  • n. A picture.

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

  • n. a sculpture representing a human or animal

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin statua, from statuere, to set up; see statute.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin statua, derived from statuō ("set up or erect"). (Wiktionary)

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