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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To place as a statue; form a statue of.
  • noun 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).
  • noun A picture.

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

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

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

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

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

  • noun a sculpture representing a human or animal

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin statua, from statuere, to set up; see statute.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin statua, derived from statuō ("set up or erect").

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