Definitions for statue
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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.
A statue is a free-standing sculpture in which the realistic, full-length figures of persons or animals are carved or cast in a durable material such as wood, metal or stone. Typical statues are life-sized or close to life-size; a sculpture that represents persons or animals in full figure but that is small enough to lift and carry is a statuette or figurine, whilst one more than twice life-size is a colossal statue.Statues have been produced in many cultures from prehistory to the present; the oldest-known statue dating to about 30,000 years ago. Statues represent many different people and animals, real and mythical. Many statues are placed in public places as public art. The world's tallest statue, Statue of Unity, is 182 metres (597 ft) tall and is located near the Narmada dam in Gujarat, India.
A statue is a three-dimensional sculpture, typically of a person or animal, which is made from hard materials such as stone, metal, or wood. It is often created as an artistic representation or symbol, and intended for public display in a public place or as part of a monument.
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
His statue served as a lesson and was inscribed: the heart of stone make the body of stone. Forever. (Sa statue servit de leçon et fut inscrit : le cœur de pierre fait le corps de pierre. Pour toujours.)”
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Residents of Leicester East have previously defended the statue, at one point forming a symbolic ring of protection around the statue. In a letter to former Leicester East MP Keith Vaz, who played a part in putting up the statue, Soulsby assured that the statue would be safe. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP I am delighted to be able to give you absolute assurance that there is no prospect whatsoever of the council agreeing at any time to the removal of the statue and certainly not while I remain mayor.
Although formerly enslaved Americans paid for this statue, the design and sculpting process was done without their input or participation, and it shows, the statue fails to depict how enslaved African Americans pressed for their own emancipation. At the time, they had only recently been liberated from slavery and were grateful for any recognition of their freedom. However, in his keynote address at the unveiling of the statue, Frederick Douglass pointedly did not praise the statue, and, indeed, in private remarks, went as far as to say, it ‘showed the Negro on his knee when a more manly attitude would have been indicative of freedom.’.
Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
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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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