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
- 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.
- To place as a statue; form a statue of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sculpture representing a human or animal
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)