1 the art of making figures or designs in relief or the round by carving wood, moulding plaster, etc., or casting metals, etc.
2 works or a work made in this way
3 ridges or indentations as on a shell, formed by natural processes
4 the gradual formation of the landscape by erosion
vb mainly tr
5 also intr to carve, cast, or fashion (stone, bronze, etc.) three dimensionally
6 to portray (a person, etc.) by means of sculpture
7 to form in the manner of sculpture, esp. to shape (landscape) by erosion
8 to decorate with sculpture, (Also (for senses 5--8))
(C14: from Latin sculptura a carving; see sculpt)
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vb carve, chisel, cut, fashion, form, hew, model, mould, sculp, sculpt, shape
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