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stat·ue

 (stăch′o͞o)
n.
A three-dimensional form or likeness sculpted, modeled, carved, or cast in material such as stone, clay, wood, or bronze.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin statua, from statuere, to set up; see statute.]

statue

(ˈstætjuː)
n
(Art Terms) a wooden, stone, metal, plaster, or other kind of sculpture of a human or animal figure, usually life-size or larger
[C14: via Old French from Latin statua, from statuere to set up; compare statute]

stat•ue

(ˈstætʃ u)

n.
a three-dimensional work of art, as a figure of a person or animal or an abstract form, carved in stone or wood, molded in a plastic material, cast in bronze, or the like.
[1300–50; < Middle French < Latin statua, derivative of statuere to set up <status status]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statue - a sculpture representing a human or animal
herm - a statue consisting of a squared stone pillar with a carved head (usually a bearded Hermes) on top; used in ancient Greece as a boundary marker or signpost
nude sculpture, nude statue, nude - a statue of a naked human figure
Olympian Zeus - a seated statue of the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology created for the temple at Olympia; the statue was 40 feet tall and rested on a base that was 12 feet high
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
sphinx - one of a number of large stone statues with the body of a lion and the head of a man that were built by the ancient Egyptians
terminal figure, terminus, term - (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome

statue

noun sculpture, figure, carving, bronze, effigy, figurine, statuette a huge white statue of Chairman Mao
Translations
تـِمْثَالتِمْثال، نُصُب
socha
statue
patsas
kip
szobor
stytta
statua
statula
statuja
kip
staty
รูปปั้น
bức tượng

statue

[ˈstætjuː] Nestatua f
the Statue of Libertyla estatua de la libertad

statue

[ˈstætʃuː] nstatue f

statue

nStatue f, → Standbild nt; Statue of LibertyFreiheitsstatue f

statue

[ˈstætjuː] nstatua

statue

(ˈstӕtjuː) noun
a sculptured figure of a person, animal etc in bronze, stone, wood etc. A statue of Nelson stands at the top of Nelson's Column; The children stood as still as statues.

statue

تـِمْثَال socha statue Statue άγαλμα estatua patsas statue kip statua standbeeld statue posąg estátua статуя staty รูปปั้น heykel bức tượng 雕像
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It was lined with books, and there were pictures and statues, and distracting little cabinets full of coins and curiosities, and Sleepy Hollow chairs, and queer tables, and bronzes, and best of all, a great open fireplace with quaint tiles all round it.
There are other statues in this buried city of Kurzon, and though they may not be so valuable they will give me a wealth of material for my research work.
The entrance of these fierce-looking beings was unnoticed: some seating themselves in the shadows of the place, and others standing like motionless statues, until the whole of the designated band was collected.
For ever since those inventive but unscrupulous times when on the marble panellings of temples, the pedestals of statues, and on shields, medallions, cups, and coins, the dolphin was drawn in scales of chain-armor like Saladin's, and a helmeted head like St.
They stood like statues while the first spread the table and set out the contents of the trays upon it.
He looked wistfully on the velvet carpets, and the before unimagined splendors of mirrors, pictures, statues, and curtains, and, like the Queen of Sheba before Solomon, there was no more spirit in him.
Niepce, a Frenchman, discovered "actinism," that power in the sun's rays which produces a chemical effect; that granite rocks, and stone structures, and statues of metal "are all alike destructively acted upon during the hours of sunshine, and, but for provisions of Nature no less wonderful, would soon perish under the delicate touch of the most subtle of the agencies of the universe.
He rose to his feet, and assumed an attitude which for sublimity has never been approached by man, and has seldom been surpassed by statues.
It had its unwritten laws, and they were as clearly defined and as strict as any that could be found among the printed statues of the land.
Bordering this path, in a broken, uneven line, are the villa residences of modern Aldborough -- fanciful little houses, standing mostly in their own gardens, and possessing here and there, as horticultural ornaments, staring figure- heads of ships doing duty for statues among the flowers.
That, if statues were decreed in Britain, as in ancient Greece and Rome, to public benefactors, this shining citizen would assuredly have had one.
The noisy little Cratchits were as still as statues in one corner, and sat looking up at Peter, who had a book before him.