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v. sculpt·ed, sculpt·ing, sculpts
1. To sculpture (an object).
2. To shape, mold, or fashion especially with artistry or precision: "Zoning is a blunt instrument that can at best shape but should not try to sculpt cities" (H. Claude Shostal).
To be a sculptor.
[French sculpter, from Old French, from Latin sculpere, sculpt-, to carve; see sculpture.]
vbAlso called (formerly): sculp
2. (Art Terms) (intr) to practise sculpture
[C19: from French sculpter, from Latin sculpere to carve]
1. to carve, model, or make by using the techniques of sculpture.
2. to form, shape, or manipulate, as in the manner of sculpture.
[1860–65; < French sculpter < Latin sculpt-; or as back formation from sculptor]
Past participle: sculpted
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|Verb||1.||sculpt - create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"|
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"
grave, sculpt, sculpture - shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"
|2.||sculpt - shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"|
carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"