What does carving mean?

Definitions for carving
ˈkɑr vɪŋcarv·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carvingnoun

    a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape

  2. carving, cuttingnoun

    removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

  3. sculpture, carvingnoun

    creating figures or designs in three dimensions

Wiktionary

  1. carvingnoun

    A carved object.

    The primitive carving looked ancient but was stamped made in Taiwan.

  2. carvingverb

    Executing turns without pivoting.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carvingnoun

    Sculpture; figures carved.

    Etymology: from carve.

    They can no more last like the ancients, than excellent carvings in wood, like those in marble and brass. William Temple.

    The lids are ivy, grapes in clusters lurk
    Beneath the carving of the curious work. John Dryden, Virgil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carving

    of Carve

  2. Carvingnoun

    the act or art of one who carves

  3. Carvingnoun

    a piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material

  4. Carvingnoun

    the whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carving in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of carving in a Sentence

  1. Anais Nin:

    We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.

  2. Glen Kacher:

    That's where technology is marrying up with these fixed assets to create services ... that's a very unique economic solution (for Uber), as opposed to WeWork, which is just carving a floor up into very tiny little spaces. That's their technology.

  3. Jo Anne Van Tilburg:

    The near exclusive use of one quarry to produce these seventeen tools supports a view of craft specialization based on information exchange, but we can't know at this stage if the interaction was collaborative, it may also have been coercive in some way. Human behavior is complex. This study encourages further mapping and stone sourcing, and our excavations continue to shed new light on moai carving.

  4. Edward Parker:

    Carving out NPLs from banks is no free lunch.

  5. Chris Weafer:

    Private banks are carving themselves out a position by increasing lending to large industrial companies, whereas they used to have to wait in a queue behind state banking giants, we are seeing the emergence of a new banking sector post-crisis.

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