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

  • noun The cutting of material such as stone or wood to form a figure or design.
  • noun A figure or design formed by this kind of cutting.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or art of carving. Specifically
  • noun A branch of sculpture consisting of work of decorative character rather than statuary or monumental relief.
  • noun A device or figure carved; a design produced by carving: as, a tomb ornamented with carvings.
  • noun In coal-mining, nearly the same as cutting (which see).

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

  • noun The act or art of one who carves.
  • noun A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material.
  • noun The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material.

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

  • noun A carved object.
  • verb Present participle of carve.
  • verb snowboarding Executing turns without pivoting.

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

  • noun creating figures or designs in three dimensions
  • noun removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
  • noun a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape

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