statue

(redirected from Stone statue)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

statue

image of human or animal carved in marble or bronze: There is a statue of the local hero in the center of town.
Not to be confused with:
stature – height or uprightness: He was of unusual stature.
statute – a law enacted by the legislative branch of a government: The maximum allowable speed was established by statute.
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

statue

noun sculpture, figure, carving, bronze, effigy, figurine, statuette a huge white statue of Chairman Mao
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

statue

[ˈstætʃuː] nstatue f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

statue

nStatue f, → Standbild nt; Statue of LibertyFreiheitsstatue f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

statue

[ˈstætjuː] nstatua
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

statue

تـِمْثَال socha statue Statue άγαλμα estatua patsas statue kip statua standbeeld statue posąg estátua статуя staty รูปปั้น heykel bức tượng 雕像
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
He was telling her a long story (of robbers outside the walls being taken up by a stone statue of a Saint), to entertain her--as he said to me when I came out, 'because he had a daughter of his own, though she was not so pretty.'
Don Quixote was seated in the cage, with his hands tied and his feet stretched out, leaning against the bars as silent and as patient as if he were a stone statue and not a man of flesh.
In the main street of Ipswich, on the left-hand side of the way, a short distance after you have passed through the open space fronting the Town Hall, stands an inn known far and wide by the appellation of the Great White Horse, rendered the more conspicuous by a stone statue of some rampacious animal with flowing mane and tail, distantly resembling an insane cart-horse, which is elevated above the principal door.
I saw all the stone statues standing in the moonlight; and I myself was like one of those stone statues walking.
A 3,000-year-old stone statue bearing the features of the most famous ancient Egyptian king Tutankhamun is expected to be auctioned at Au4 million in Christie's auction London on July 4.
A photo showing workers repairing the face of the ancient Egyptian king on a stone statue at his Habu mortuary temple near Luxor, went viral after being published on the internet, with some posters claiming that crude construction materials had been used to fill cracks.
Her design depicts Oor Wullie as an ancient stone statue, eroded over time and covered in mosses and lichen.
The stone statue of a sailor has stood in Oldmeldrum since at least 1938, although its origins are unclear.
The report followed an inspection of the painted stone statue carried out at the 17th century hospital in February that year.
Robin Hood trekked more than 300 miles from Dumfries to the Cenotaph, pulling a 20 stone statue of a Scottish squaddie called Jock most of the way.
The 150,000 lavenders turn fresh green in spring, pale purple in summer and silky white with snow in winter,' as one writer aptly described the changing landscape.While the trip was mainly planned for viewing blooming flowers, for me, it was even more incredible to catch the sight of a huge stone statue of Buddha within this hill of purple beauty.
Sadly, a stone statue erected in his honour in the great medieval wall encircling Paisley Abbey was destroyed during the Reformation by religious iconoclasts (imagebreakers).