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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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I am glad of this, for though I should be very proud of a graceful statue made by her, I shall be infinitely prouder of a lovable daughter with a talent for making life beautiful to herself and others.
I am not so concerned about the monetary value of the statue as I am about its antiquity," went on Professor Bumper.
The hand of Magua dropped from his mouth to his side, and though his eyes were fastened on the ground, his head was turned aside, his nostrils expanded, and his ears seemed even to stand more erect than usual, giving to him the appearance of a statue that was made to represent intense attention.
I might have known that, as I came out of the vast and dismal forest, and entered this settlement of Christian men, the very first object to meet my eyes would be thyself, Hester Prynne, standing up, a statue of ignominy, before the people.
Or, to the unread, unsophisticated Protestant of the Middle American States, why does the passing mention of a White Friar or a White Nun, evoke such an eyeless statue in the soul?
But few thoughts of Pan stirred Ahab's brain, as standing like an iron statue at his accustomed place beside the mizen rigging, with one nostril he unthinkingly snuffed the sugary musk from the Bashee isles (in whose sweet woods mild lovers must be walking), and with the other consciously inhaled the salt breath of the new found sea; that sea in which the hated White Whale must even then be swimming.
A man in blue livery stood holding it, and gazing before him, silent as a statue.
His fine face, classic as that of a Greek statue, seemed actually to burn with the fervor of his feelings.
The king stood, stately as a statue, gazing toward them -- had for- gotten himself again, of course -- and before I could get a word of warning out, it was time for him to skip, and well that he did it, too.
Three miles away, in the Plains, the Lieutenant-General halted, sat her horse like a military statue, the bugle at her lips, and put the Rangers through the evolutions for half an hour; and finally, when she blew the "charge," she led it herself.
There was a statue to him, and another to De Saussure, in the hall of our hotel, and a metal plate on the door of a room upstairs bore an inscription to the effect that that room had been occupied by Albert Smith.
The "respects" might have been the freedom of the city, or an equestrian statue, when presented in this way, and the aunts would have shuddered could they have foreseen the manner of delivery; but it was vastly impressive to the audience, who concluded that Mirandy Sawyer must be making her way uncommonly fast to mansions in the skies, else what meant this abrupt change of heart?