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sculp·ture

 (skŭlp′chər)
n.
1. The art or practice of shaping figures or designs in the round or in relief, as by chiseling marble, modeling clay, or casting in metal.
2.
a. A work of art created by sculpture.
b. Such works of art considered as a group.
3. Ridges, indentations, or other markings, as on a shell, formed by natural processes.
v. sculp·tured, sculp·tur·ing, sculp·tures
v.tr.
1. To fashion (stone, bronze, or wood, for example) into a three-dimensional figure.
2. To represent in sculpture: sculpture a lion.
3. To ornament with sculpture.
4. To change the shape or contour of, as by erosion.
v.intr.
To make sculptures or a sculpture.

[Middle English, from Latin sculptūra, from sculptus, past participle of sculpere, to carve; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

sculp′tur·al adj.
sculp′tur·al·ly adv.

sculpture

(ˈskʌlptʃə)
n
1. (Art Terms) the art of making figures or designs in relief or the round by carving wood, moulding plaster, etc, or casting metals, etc
2. (Art Terms) works or a work made in this way
3. ridges or indentations as on a shell, formed by natural processes
4. (Physical Geography) the gradual formation of the landscape by erosion
vb (mainly tr)
5. (Art Terms) (also intr) to carve, cast, or fashion (stone, bronze, etc) three dimensionally
6. (Art Terms) to portray (a person, etc) by means of sculpture
7. (Art Terms) to form in the manner of sculpture, esp to shape (landscape) by erosion
8. (Art Terms) to decorate with sculpture
Also (for senses 5–8): sculpt
[C14: from Latin sculptūra a carving; see sculpt]
ˈsculptural adj
ˈsculpturally adv

sculp•ture

(ˈskʌlp tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. the art of carving, modeling, welding, or otherwise producing figurative or abstract works of art in three dimensions, as in relief, intaglio, or in the round.
2. such works of art collectively.
3. an individual piece of such work.
v.t.
4. to carve, model, weld, or otherwise produce (a piece of sculpture).
5. to produce a portrait or image of in this way; represent in sculpture.
6. to change the form of (the land surface) by erosion.
v.i.
7. to work as a sculptor.
[1350–1400; < Latin sculptūra, derivative of sculpt(us) (past participle of sculpere to carve)]
sculp′tur•al, adj.

sculpture


Past participle: sculptured
Gerund: sculpturing

Imperative
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Present
I sculpture
you sculpture
he/she/it sculptures
we sculpture
you sculpture
they sculpture
Preterite
I sculptured
you sculptured
he/she/it sculptured
we sculptured
you sculptured
they sculptured
Present Continuous
I am sculpturing
you are sculpturing
he/she/it is sculpturing
we are sculpturing
you are sculpturing
they are sculpturing
Present Perfect
I have sculptured
you have sculptured
he/she/it has sculptured
we have sculptured
you have sculptured
they have sculptured
Past Continuous
I was sculpturing
you were sculpturing
he/she/it was sculpturing
we were sculpturing
you were sculpturing
they were sculpturing
Past Perfect
I had sculptured
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he/she/it had sculptured
we had sculptured
you had sculptured
they had sculptured
Future
I will sculpture
you will sculpture
he/she/it will sculpture
we will sculpture
you will sculpture
they will sculpture
Future Perfect
I will have sculptured
you will have sculptured
he/she/it will have sculptured
we will have sculptured
you will have sculptured
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Future Continuous
I will be sculpturing
you will be sculpturing
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we will be sculpturing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sculpturing
you have been sculpturing
he/she/it has been sculpturing
we have been sculpturing
you have been sculpturing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sculpturing
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he/she/it will have been sculpturing
we will have been sculpturing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sculpturing
you had been sculpturing
he/she/it had been sculpturing
we had been sculpturing
you had been sculpturing
they had been sculpturing
Conditional
I would sculpture
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we would sculpture
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Past Conditional
I would have sculptured
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic artsculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
bronze - a sculpture made of bronze
bust - a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
carving - a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
marble - a sculpture carved from marble
mobile - sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
clay sculpture, modeling, moulding, molding, mould, mold - sculpture produced by molding
plastic art - the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture
relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief, embossment, relief - sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
stabile - a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support
statue - a sculpture representing a human or animal
solid figure, three-dimensional figure - a three-dimensional shape
2.sculpture - 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
Verb1.sculpture - 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"
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
2.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"
carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
sculpt, sculpture - create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"

sculpture

noun
1. statue, figure, model, bust, effigy, figurine, statuette a collection of 20th-century sculptures
verb
1. carve, form, cut, model, fashion, shape, mould, sculpt, chisel, hew, sculp He sculptured the figure in marble.
Translations
فَن النَّحْتفَنُّ النَحْتنَحْتِيَّه، تِمْثال مَنحوت
sochasochařství
skulpturbilledhuggerkunst
kuvanveistomuovataveistääveistosesittää
skulptura
szoborszobrászat
skúlptúr, höggmyndskúlptúr, höggmyndalist
彫刻
조각술
sculptură
sochárstvo
kipkiparstvo
kip
skulptur
การแกะสลัก
heykelheykeltraşlık
tác phẩm điêu khắc

sculpture

[ˈskʌlptʃəʳ]
A. Nescultura f
B. VT = sculpt
C. VI = sculpt

sculpture

[ˈskʌlptʃər] n
(= sculpting) → sculpture f
(= work of art) → sculpture f

sculpture

n (= art)Bildhauerkunst f, → Skulptur f; (= work)Bildhauerei f; (= object)Skulptur f, → Plastik f
vtformen, arbeiten; (in stone) → hauen, meißeln; (in clay etc) → modellieren; he sculptured the tombstone out of marbleer haute den Grabstein in Marmor

sculpture

[ˈskʌlptʃəʳ]
1. nscultura
2. vt & viscolpire

sculptor

(ˈskalptə) feminine ˈsculptress noun
an artist who carves or models in stone, clay, wood etc.
ˈsculpture (-tʃə) noun
1. the art of modelling or carving figures, shapes etc. He went to art school to study painting and sculpture.
2. work done by a sculptor. These statues are all examples of ancient Greek sculpture.

sculpture

فَنُّ النَحْت socha skulptur Skulptur γλυπτό escultura kuvanveisto sculpture skulptura scultura 彫刻 조각술 beeldhouwwerk skulptur rzeźba escultura скульптура skulptur การแกะสลัก heykel tác phẩm điêu khắc 雕塑
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