Etymology
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sculpture (n.)

late 14c., "the art or process of sculpture, the act or art of carving or shaping figures and other objects in the round or in relief on more or less hard surfaces," from Latin sculptura "sculpture," from past participle stem of sculpere "to carve, engrave," a back-formation from compounds such as exculpere, from scalpere "to carve, cut" (from PIE root *skel- (1) "to cut"). The meaning "a work of carved art" is from 1610s.

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Definitions of sculpture
1
sculpture (v.)
create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material;
Synonyms: sculpt
sculpture (v.)
shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it;
Synonyms: sculpt / grave
2
sculpture (n.)
a three-dimensional work of plastic art;
sculpture (n.)
creating figures or designs in three dimensions;
Synonyms: carving
From wordnet.princeton.edu