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ˈskʌlp tərsculp·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sculptor, sculpturer, carver, statue makernoun

    an artist who creates sculptures

  2. Sculptornoun

    a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix and Cetus


  1. sculptornoun

    A person who sculpts. An artist who produces sculpture.

  2. Sculptornoun

    A dim spring constellation of the southern sky. It lies between Aquarius and Phoenix and lies in the direction of the southern pole of the Milky Way.

  3. Etymology: Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. Originally called Apparātus Scūlptoris,

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sculptornoun

    A carver; one who cuts wood or stone into images.

    Etymology: sculptor, Latin; sculpteur, Fr.

    Thy shape’s in every part
    So clean, as might instruct the sculptor ’s art. Dryden.

    The Latin poets give the epithets of trifidum and trisulcum to the thunderbolt, from the sculptors and painters that lived before them, that had given it three forks. Addison.


  1. sculptor

    Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. Sculpture is the three-dimensional art work which is physically presented in the dimensions of height, width and depth. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or moulded or cast. Sculpture in stone survives far better than works of art in perishable materials, and often represents the majority of the surviving works (other than pottery) from ancient cultures, though conversely traditions of sculpture in wood may have vanished almost entirely. However, most ancient sculpture was brightly painted, and this has been lost.Sculpture has been central in religious devotion in many cultures, and until recent centuries large sculptures, too expensive for private individuals to create, were usually an expression of religion or politics. Those cultures whose sculptures have survived in quantities include the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, India and China, as well as many in Central and South America and Africa. The Western tradition of sculpture began in ancient Greece, and Greece is widely seen as producing great masterpieces in the classical period. During the Middle Ages, Gothic sculpture represented the agonies and passions of the Christian faith. The revival of classical models in the Renaissance produced famous sculptures such as Michelangelo's statue of David. Modernist sculpture moved away from traditional processes and the emphasis on the depiction of the human body, with the making of constructed sculpture, and the presentation of found objects as finished art works.


  1. sculptor

    A sculptor is an artist who creates three-dimensional works of art, often in materials such as stone, metal, or wood. These sculpted works are often shaped or modeled to represent various subjects, such as figures, forms, or animals, designed aesthetically or symbolically according to the artist's vision. The process may involve techniques such as carving, molding, welding, or casting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sculptornoun

    one who sculptures; one whose occupation is to carve statues, or works of sculpture

  2. Sculptornoun

    hence, an artist who designs works of sculpture, his first studies and his finished model being usually in a plastic material, from which model the marble is cut, or the bronze is cast

  3. Etymology: [L. sculptor, fr. sculpere, sculptum, to carve; cf. scalpere to cut, carve, scratch, and Gr. to carve: cf. F. sculpteur.]


  1. Sculptor

    Sculptor is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky. It represents a sculptor. It was introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. He originally named it Apparatus Sculptoris, but the name was later shortened.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A poor unfortunate who makes faces and busts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sculptor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sculptor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sculptor in a Sentence

  1. Vince Gilligan:

    Over the course of fifteen years, two TV shows and one movie, Albuquerque has been wonderful to us. I wanted to return the favor and give something back, these larger-than-life bronzes of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman exist thanks to the generosity of Sony Pictures Television and the artistry of sculptor Trevor Grove, and I love Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. It makes me happy to picture Walter White and Jesse Pinkman gracing The Duke City for decades to come, attracting busloads of tourists.

  2. Edwin Booth:

    An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.

  3. Steve Maraboli:

    Today stretches ahead of you waiting to be shaped. You are the sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to you. "

  4. John Ruskin:

    No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.

  5. Artist Dave Poulin:

    From the day of its installation, I have shared my disappointment in the final outcome and have always believed it to be by far my most unsettling sculpture, not befitting of Lucy's beauty or my ability as a sculptor.

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