Definitions for statue
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word statue.
a sculpture representing a human or animal
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
An image; a solid representation of any living being.
Etymology: statue, Fr. statua, Latin.
The princess heard of her mother’s statue, a piece many years in doing, and now newly perform’d by that rare Italian master. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
They spake not a word;
But like dumb statues, or unbreathing stones,
Star’d each on other. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
Architects propounded unto Alexander to cut the mountain Athos into the form of a statue, which in his right hand should hold a town capable of containing ten thousand men, and in his left a vessel to receive all the water that flowed from the mountain. John Wilkins, Math. Magick.
A statue of Polycletus, called the rule, deserves that name for having so perfect an agreement in all its parts, that it is not possible to find a fault in it. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
To place as a statue.
Etymology: from the noun.
Thou shalt be worshipp’d, kiss’d, lov’d and ador’d;
And were there sense in his idolatry,
My substance should be statued in thy stead. William Shakespeare.
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
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.]
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
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. statua—statuĕre, to cause lo stand—stāre.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'statue' in Nouns Frequency: #2391
The numerical value of statue in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of statue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
This monument to Virginia's racist history has held a place of honor in Richmond for too long. The Lee statue does not represent the ideals Virginians live by today and the inclusive community that we strive to be and it is time to bring it down.
The Statue of Liberty is not that monument's name. It is Liberty Enlightening the World.
Those who trampled on the statue of Commander Chavez do not see that their parents receive the pension and are benefited by social missions.
We all agree with the report's finding that our city must not maintain statues that serve as validating symbols for racist or bigoted ideology -- that's why we relocated the Confederate statue near the University of Louisville.
Each organ of the human body works, as its nature, and its soul energizes that. Soul rules the entire body accordingly as the constitution of it; otherwise, the body stays as a statue. Similarly, the State becomes stable with all its institutions, as a systematic and constitutional, which vitalizes the entire State; otherwise, it stands as empty of a system that proves itself a failed State.
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- تِمْثال, تمثالArabic
- estàtuaCatalan, Valencian
- Standbild, StatueGerman
- تندیس, هیکلPersian
- íomhá, dealbhIrish
- ìomhaigh, buinneScottish Gaelic
- արձան, անդրիArmenian
- 像, 塑像, 彫像Japanese
- ქანდაკება, სტატუაGeorgian
- រូបចំលាក់, រូបKhmer
- 조상, 상, 彫像, 조각상Korean
- kelwaş, senem, peykel, pût, heykelKurdish
- statueNorwegian Nynorsk
- statua, кип, статуа, kipSerbo-Croatian
- stod, statySwedish
- சிலை, உருவம்Tamil
- విగ్రహం, ప్రతిమTelugu
- tượng, bức tượngVietnamese
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