Meaning of sculpture

sculp•ture

Pronunciation: (skulp'chur), [key]
— n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.
—n.
  1. the art of carving, modeling, welding, or otherwise producing figurative or abstract works of art in three dimensions, as in relief, intaglio, or in the round.
  2. such works of art collectively.
  3. an individual piece of such work.
—v.t.
  1. to carve, model, weld, or otherwise produce (a piece of sculpture).
  2. to produce a portrait or image of in this way; represent in sculpture.
  3. to change the form of (the land surface) by erosion.
—v.i.
  1. to work as a sculptor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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