Origin of statueOld French from Classical Latin statua from statuere, to set, place from past participle of stare, to stand
The definition of a statue is a carved, sculpted or cast figure of a person or thing which is done in three dimensions.
An example of a statue is Michelangelo's David.
the figure of a person or animal, or an imagined or abstract form, carved in stone, wood, etc., modeled in a plastic substance, or cast in plaster, bronze, etc., esp. when done in the round rather than in relief
A three-dimensional form or likeness sculpted, modeled, carved, or cast in material such as stone, clay, wood, or bronze.
Origin of statueMiddle English from Old French from Latin statua from statuere to set up ; see statute .
(third-person singular simple present statues, present participle statuing, simple past and past participle statued)
- To form a statue of; to make into a statue.
- His gaze went to the statue of him.
- He looked amused, if a statue could look amused.
- There is a statue of General Louis Charles Desaix de Veygoux in the Place de Jaude.
- He didn't move; for a long moment, she convinced herself he was a statue, not a man too still to be human.
- She patted the statue, feeling the magic cling to her as she rose.