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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.

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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High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince.
When Ojo entered the room he ran quickly to the statue of Unc Nunkie and kissed the marble face affectionately.
What, if a city did become a mummy, and a statue lay in the mud!
Every man of them ought to have a statue, and on the pedestal words like those of the noblest ruffian of the Revolution: 'Que mon nom soit fletri; que la France soit libre.'"
Let statue, picture, park and hall, Ballad, flag and festival, The past restore, the day adorn And make each morrow a new morn So shall the drudge in dusty frock Spy behind the city clock Retinues of airy kings, Skirts of angels, starry wings, His fathers shining in bright fables, His children fed at heavenly tables.
"If it's properly made," replied Mombi, "it will change or transform you into a marble statue."
In the first place then, some one may doubt whether the getting of money is the same thing as economy, or whether it is a part of it, or something subservient to it; and if so, whether it is as the art of making shuttles is to the art of weaving, or the art of making brass to that of statue founding, for they are not of the same service; for the one supplies the tools, the other the matter: by the matter I mean the subject out of which the work is finished, as wool for the cloth and brass for the statue.
My investigations in the villa have shown me several fine pictures and statues; furniture tastefully selected, and admirably made; and a conservatory of the rarest flowers, the match of which it would not be easy to find in all London.
The statues are all large; the palace is grand; the park covers a fair-sized county; the avenues are interminable.
"It is all very well," said the Monkey, "to laugh at my offspring, but you go into any gallery of antique sculpture and look at the statues and busts of the fellows that you begot yourself."
Then in the long, pointed windows, glass of a thousand hues; at the wide entrances to the hall, rich doors, finely sculptured; and all, the vaults, pillars, walls, jambs, panelling, doors, statues, covered from top to bottom with a splendid blue and gold illumination, which, a trifle tarnished at the epoch when we behold it, had almost entirely disappeared beneath dust and spiders in the year of grace, 1549, when du Breul still admired it from tradition.
It makes a body ooze sarcasm at every pore, to go about Rome and Florence and see what this last generation has been doing with the statues. These works, which had stood in innocent nakedness for ages, are all fig-leaved now.