What does statue mean?

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ˈstætʃ ustat·ue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. statue(noun)

    a sculpture representing a human or animal

Wiktionary

  1. statue(Noun)

    A three-dimensional work of art, usually of a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting.

  2. Origin: From statua, derived from statuo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statue(noun)

    the likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance, as marble, bronze, or wax; an image; as, a statue of Hercules, or of a lion

  2. Statue(noun)

    a portrait

  3. Statue(verb)

    to place, as a statue; to form a statue of; to make into a statue

  4. Origin: [F., fr. L. statua (akin to stativus standing still), fr. stare, statum, to stand. See Stand.]

Freebase

  1. Statue

    A statue is a sculpture representing one or more people or animals, normally full-length, as opposed to a bust, and at least close to life-size, or larger. A small statue, usually small enough to be picked up, is called a statuette or figurine. The definition of a statue is not always clear-cut; equestrian statues, of a person on a horse, are certainly included, and in many cases, such as a Madonna and Child or a Pietà, a sculpture of two people will also be. Statues have been produced in many cultures from from prehistory to the present; the oldest known statue dating to about 30,000 years ago. The world's tallest statue is over 500 feet. Many statues are built on commission to commemorate a historical event, or the life of an influential person. Many statues are intended as public art, exhibited outdoors or in public buildings. Some statues gain fame in their own right, separate from the person or concept they represent, as with the Statue of Liberty.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Statue

    stat′ū, n. a likeness of a human being or animal carved out of some solid substance: an image—(obs.) Stat′ua.—n. Stat′ūary, the art of carving statues: a statue or a collection of statues: one who makes statues: a dealer in statues.—adj. Stat′ued, furnished with statues.—n. Statuette′, a small statue. [Fr.,—L. statuastatuĕre, to cause lo stand—stāre.]

Editors Contribution

  1. statue

    A three dimensional work of art.

    The statue was erected in the square to signify the relationship and understanding shared by the subject depicted.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on April 12, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'statue' in Nouns Frequency: #2391

How to pronounce statue?

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How to say statue in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of statue in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of statue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of statue in a Sentence

  1. Jean Sibelius:

    No statue has ever been put up to a critic.

  2. Zig Ziglar:

    There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    No statue for the vanquished. (Pas de statue Pour les vaincus)

  4. Alexandre Giquello:

    We expect the statue will sell for more than 1.5 million euros.

  5. Demophilus:

    The beauty of a statue is in its outward form of a man in his conduct.

Images & Illustrations of statue

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