Definition for SCULP'TURE

SCULP'TURE, n. [Fr.; L. sculptura.]

  1. The art of curving, cutting or hewing wood or stone in 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.

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