statuary


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to statuary: status, Statutory Holiday

stat·u·ar·y

 (stăch′o͞o-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. stat·u·ar·ies
1. Statues considered as a group.
2. The art of making statues.
3. A sculptor.
adj.
Of, relating to, or suitable for a statue.

[From Latin statuārius, of a statue, from statua, statue; see statue.]

statuary

(ˈstætjʊərɪ)
n
1. (Art Terms) statues collectively
2. (Art Terms) the art of making statues
adj
(Art Terms) of, relating to, or suitable for statues
[C16: from Latin statuārius]

stat•u•ar•y

(ˈstætʃ uˌɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies,
adj. n.
1. statues collectively.
2. a group or collection of statues.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or suitable for statues.
[1535–45; < Latin statuārius. See statue, -ary]

statuary

1. statues collectively or a group of statues.
2. the art of making statues. — statuary, adj.
See also: Art

Statuary

 statues collectively, 1701.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statuary - statues collectively
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
Elgin Marbles - a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and fragments of architecture created by Phidias; chiefly from the Parthenon in Athens
Adj.1.statuary - of or relating to or suitable for statues
Translations

statuary

[ˈstætjʊərɪ]
A. ADJestatuario
B. N (= art) → estatuaria f; (= statues) → estatuas fpl

statuary

[ˈstætʃuəri] nstatuaire f

statuary

(form)
adjstatuarisch (geh); statuary artPlastik f
n (Art) → Plastik f, → Bildhauerei f; (= statues)Plastiken pl, → Statuen pl

statuary

[ˈstætjʊərɪ] n (frm) (technique, statues) → statuaria
References in classic literature ?
The parlor struck her as looking uncommonly shabby, but without stopping to sigh for what she had not, she skillfully made the best of what she had, arranging chairs over the worn places in the carpet, covering stains on the walls with homemade statuary, which gave an artistic air to the room, as did the lovely vases of flowers Jo scattered about.
And I do not share my ancestors' taste in statuary.
The same man, stimulated by private pique against the MEGARENSIANS,[2] another nation of Greece, or to avoid a prosecution with which he was threatened as an accomplice of a supposed theft of the statuary Phidias,[3] or to get rid of the accusations prepared to be brought against him for dissipating the funds of the state in the purchase of popularity,[4] or from a combination of all these causes, was the primitive author of that famous and fatal war, distinguished in the Grecian annals by the name of the PELOPONNESIAN war; which, after various vicissitudes, intermissions, and renewals, terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth.
While the court was entirely overgrown with the yellow, moss-like vegetation which blankets practically the entire surface of Mars, yet numerous fountains, statuary, benches, and pergola-like contraptions bore witness to the beauty which the court must have presented in bygone times, when graced by the fair-haired, laughing people whom stern and unalterable cosmic laws had driven not only from their homes, but from all except the vague legends of their descendants.
Hunsden himself is a polite man in his own house: he has, when he chooses to employ it, an inexhaustible power of entertaining guests; his very mansion too is interesting, the rooms look storied, the passages legendary, the low-ceiled chambers, with their long rows of diamond-paned lattices, have an old-world, haunted air: in his travels he hall collected stores of articles of VERTU, which are well and tastefully disposed in his panelled or tapestried rooms: I have seen there one or two pictures, and one or two pieces of statuary which many an aristocratic connoisseur might have envied.
The piece of dusky statuary nodded in approval, and then murmured 'Motarkee
But it would be as reasonable to say that one of those small blue stains which sometimes occur in the purest statuary marble would convert the Eve of Powers to a monster.
He was solidly dazed by Westminster Abbey, which is not so unnatural since that church became the lumber room of the larger and less successful statuary of the eighteenth century.
Bucket, moving towards the staircase-foot, watches her as she goes up the steps the old man came down to his grave, past murderous groups of statuary repeated with their shadowy weapons on the wall, past the printed bill, which she looks at going by, out of view.
However, the difference is not great, yet young men ought not to view the paintings of Pauso, but of Polygnotus, or any other painter or statuary who expresses manners.
They are new and snowy; every outline is perfect, every feature guiltless of mutilation, flaw, or blemish; and therefore, to us these far-reaching ranks of bewitching forms are a hundred fold more lovely than the damaged and dingy statuary they have saved from the wreck of ancient art and set up in the galleries of Paris for the worship of the world.
Starting thirty years ago with ownership here and there in a few quilts and pumpkins and chickens (gathered from miscellaneous sources), remember the path that has led from these to the inventions and production of agricultural implements, buggies, steam-engines, newspapers, books, statuary, carving, paintings, the management of drug-stores and banks, has not been trodden without contact with thorns and thistles.