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ˈstætʃ ustat·ue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. statuenoun

    a sculpture representing a human or animal

Wiktionary

  1. statuenoun

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

    Etymology: From statua, derived from statuo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statuenoun

    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

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

  2. Statuenoun

    a portrait

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

  3. Statueverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Sean Hixon:

    The base indentation isn't really necessary for the hat once it's on the statue. The hats are pretty massive. It's not like they're going to fall off without the base indentation.

  2. David Cameron:

    This statue is a magnificent tribute to one of the most towering figures in the history of world politics, many of his teachings remain as potent today as when he first made them.

  3. Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter:

    The statue should not be destroyed or erased.

  4. Marcello Barbanera:

    As an archaeologist, I was a bit skeptical about this way of explaining art through poetry, but Kevin Spacey, as a great actor, performed a masterful reading, Kevin Spacey gave the word to the statue. Like The Boxer, Kevin Spacey also suffered strokes that remain in the body and soul.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I still remember two life-sized marble statues of two great scientists in the corridor of Manchester Town Hall, which I saw many years ago. One of them is of John Dalton, the founder of modern Chemistry and the Atomic Theory, while the second statue is of James Prescott Joule, the founder of modern Physics and the discoverer of the Law of Conservation of Energy. I consider myself very fortunate to be the student of the University of Manchester, the home of great scientists, Dalton and Joule. And most importantly, I am proud to be the recipient of Dalton Chemical Research Scholarship that enabled me to obtain my Ph.D. I am thankful to The University of Manchester as much as to John Dalton's Trust Foundation, for the greatest educational experience of my life.

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