Sculptor definition

skŭlptər
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One who produces sculptural artwork.
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A person, esp. an artist, who makes sculptures.
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One who shapes, molds, or fashions especially with artistry or precision.
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(place, proper) A S constellation between Cetus and Phoenix containing the S galactic pole.
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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Cetus and Phoenix.
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The definition of a sculptor is an artist who takes a material and molds or carves it to make a finished product.

An artist who takes a lump of marble and carves it into a statute is an example of a sculptor.

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(astronomy) A dim spring constellation of the southern sky. It lies between Aquarius and Phoenix and lies in the direction of the southern pole of the Milky Way.
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A person who sculpts. An artist who produces sculpture.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sculptor
Plural:
sculptors

Origin of sculptor

  • Latin from sculpere to carve sculpture

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. Originally called Apparātus Scūlptoris, Latin for "sculptor's apparatus" but later shortened.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin scūlptor.

    From Wiktionary