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English noun: sculpture

1. sculpture (artifact) a three-dimensional work of plastic art

Broader (hypernym)plastic art, solid figure, three-dimensional figure

Narrower (hyponym)bronze, bust, carving, clay sculpture, embossment, marble, mobile, modeling, mold, molding, mould, moulding, relief, relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief, stabile, statue

2. sculpture (act) creating figures or designs in three dimensions


Broader (hypernym)art, artistic creation, artistic production, beaux arts, fine arts

Narrower (hyponym)modeling, modelling, molding, moulding

English verb: sculpture

1. sculpture (creation) create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

SamplesSculpt a swan out of a block of ice.

ExamplesDid he sculpture his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

Verb groupgrave, sculpt, sculpture

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

2. sculpture (contact) shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

SamplesShe is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband.

Synonymsgrave, sculpt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)carve

Verb groupsculpt, sculpture

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