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carv·ing

 (kär′vĭng)
n.
1. The cutting of material such as stone or wood to form a figure or design.
2. A figure or design formed by this kind of cutting.

carving

(ˈkɑːvɪŋ)
n
(Art Terms) a figure or design produced by carving stone, wood, etc.

carv•ing

(ˈkɑr vɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of fashioning or producing by cutting into or shaping solid material.
2. a carved design or figure.
[1225–75]

carving

Sculpture creation by “subtracting” or removing extraneous material to create the finished work. Compare assemblage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carving - a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shapecarving - a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
cinquefoil - an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle
glyptic art, glyptography - carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
scrimshaw - a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalers
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
vermiculation - a decoration consisting of wormlike carvings
woodcarving - a carving created by carving wood
2.carving - removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
creating by removal - the act of creating by removing something
petroglyph - a carving or line drawing on rock (especially one made by prehistoric people)
truncation - the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)
3.carving - creating figures or designs in three dimensions
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
modelling, modeling, moulding, molding - a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
beaux arts, fine arts - the study and creation of visual works of art

carving

noun sculpture, model, statue, statuette It was a wood carving of a human hand.
Related words
adjective glyptic
Translations
نقْش، حفْر
řezba
billedskærerarbejde
faragás
útskurîur
plastikarezba
oymayontma

carving

[ˈkɑːvɪŋ]
A. N (= act) → tallado m; (= ornament) → talla f, escultura f
B. CPD carving knife Ncuchillo m de trinchar, trinchante m

carving

[ˈkɑːrvɪŋ] n
(= decoration) → sculpture f
(= object) → sculpture f
(= art) → sculpture fcarving knife ncouteau m à découpercar wash nstation f de lavage (de voitures)car-worker [ˈkɑrwɜːkər] nouvrier/ière m/f de l'industrie automobile

carving

n (Art: = thing carved) → Skulptur f; (in wood also) → (Holz)schnitzerei f; (= relief)Relief nt; (in wood) → Holzschnitt m

carving

[ˈkɑːvɪŋ] n (Art) (in wood, stone) → scultura

carve

(kaːv) verb
1. to make designs, shapes etc by cutting a piece of wood etc. A figure carved out of wood.
2. to cut up (meat) into slices. Father carved the joint.
ˈcarving noun
a design, ornament etc carved from wood, stone etc.
carve out
to achieve or gain (something). He carved out a career for himself.
References in classic literature ?
The balusters were a superb piece of workmanship, and the wall all the way up was oak-panelled, with carving that would have done credit to a palace.
An ancient Hawaiian war-club or spear-paddle, in its full multiplicity and elaboration of carving, is as great a trophy of human perseverance as a Latin lexicon.
One can distinguish on its ruins three sorts of lesions, all three of which cut into it at different depths; first, time, which has insensibly notched its surface here and there, and gnawed it everywhere; next, political and religious revolution, which, blind and wrathful by nature, have flung themselves tumultuously upon it, torn its rich garment of carving and sculpture, burst its rose windows, broken its necklace of arabesques and tiny figures, torn out its statues, sometimes because of their mitres, sometimes because of their crowns; lastly, fashions, even more grotesque and foolish, which, since the anarchical and splendid deviations of the Renaissance, have followed each other in the necessary decadence of architecture.
The young men and warriors produced their spears, paddles, canoe-gear, battle-clubs, and war-conchs, and occupied themselves in carving, all sorts of figures upon them with pointed bits of shell or flint, and adorning them, especially the war-conchs, with tassels of braided bark and tufts of human hair.
To my dismay I found that, unlike the ornamentation upon most Heliumetic structures, the edges of the carvings were quite generally rounded, so that at best my every hold was most precarious.
Carefully cutting, carving and polishing the pounamu, they created tools.
The 46th carving instructional book by one of the leading caricature woodcarvers in America, Carving Down-Home Angels with Tom Wolfe is a step-by-step guide that walks the reader through the process of creating charming, folksy wooden angels with endearing elderly features.
What makes chain saw carving fun for me is that it can be challenging, but it stills my mind, and it stimulates my creative side," says Cormier.
Carving the executive team out of the group term pool removes a block of older employees and reduces the pool's overall costs.
Six separate images commemorating Admiral Lord Collingwood ( dubbed the Northumbrian who saved the nation ( have been painstakingly hand-chiseled by members of a wood carving group based in Northumberland.
When I first came across Isamu Noguchi's astonishing carving, 1000 Horsepower Heart, I was leafing through Stanley Casson's Sculpture of To-day--the "day" being 1939.
The killer whale carving is particularly curious because its dorsal fin is shown pointing forward rather than backward.