- 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.
Origin of statueOld French ; from Classical Latin statua ; from statuere, to set, place ; from past participle of stare, to stand
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.