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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Sculpture


SCULP'TURE, noun [L. sculptura.]

1. The art of carving, cutting or hewing wood or stone into images of men, beasts or other things. Sculpture is a generic term, including carving or statuary and engraving.

2. Carved work.

There too, in living sculpture, might be seen The mad affection of the Cretan queen.

Dryden.

3. The art of engraving on copper.

SCULP'TURE, verb transitive To carve ; to engrave; to form images or figures with the chisel on wood, stone or metal.