Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To sculpture (an object).
  • intransitive verb To shape, mold, or fashion especially with artistry or precision.
  • intransitive verb To be a sculptor.

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  • verb To be a sculptor

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  • verb create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
  • verb shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

Etymologies

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

French sculpter, from Old French, from Latin sculpere, sculpt-, to carve; see sculpture.

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From Latin sculpere ("to cut out, carve in stone").

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