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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 ?
Not a speck escaped Aunt March's eye, and all the furniture had claw legs and much carving, which was never dusted to suit.
She wears a blue flannel shirt-waist, which is now rolled up at the sleeves, disclosing her brawny arms; she has a carving fork in her hand, with which she pounds on the table to mark the time.
Before passing the threshold, I paused to admire a quantity of grotesque carving lavished over the front, and especially about the principal door; above which, among a wilderness of crumbling griffins and shameless little boys, I detected the date '1500,' and the name 'Hareton Earnshaw.
There was an old door in this playground, on which the boys had a custom of carving their names.
He laid down the carving-knife and fork - being engaged in carving, at the moment - put his two hands into his disturbed hair, and appeared to make an extraordinary effort to lift himself up by it.
There was an immense empty pie-dish of blue willow pattern, and a large carving knife and fork, and a chopper.
I could see even in th e dim light that the stone was massively carved, but that the carving had been much worn by time and weather.
The arch of the doorway was richly carved, but naturally I did not observe the carving very narrowly, though I fancied I saw suggestions of old Phoenician decorations as I passed through, and it struck me that they were very badly broken and weather- worn.
But why, unless for the love of the life those effigies shared with us in their wandering impassivity, should one try to reproduce in words an impression of whose fidelity there can be no critic and no judge, since such an exhibition of the art of shipbuilding and the art of figure-head carving as was seen from year's end to year's end in the open-air gallery of the New South Dock no man's eye shall behold again?
On a heap of those soft shavings a rough, grey shepherd dog had made himself a pleasant bed, and was lying with his nose between his fore-paws, occasionally wrinkling his brows to cast a glance at the tallest of the five workmen, who was carving a shield in the centre of a wooden mantelpiece.
But whether fishing, or carving canoes, or polishing their ornaments, never was there exhibited the least sign of strife or contention among them.
Elizabeth, my child, take the head of the table; Richard, I see, means to spare me the trouble of carving, by sitting opposite to you.