Etymology
Advertisement

statuary (n.)

1560s, "art of making statues;" 1580s, "statue sculptor," from Latin statuaria (ars), noun use of fem. of statuarius "of statues," as a noun, "maker of statues," from statua "an image, statue, monumental figure" (see statue). Meaning "statues collectively" is from 1670s. As an adjective, "of or pertaining to statues," 1620s, from the noun or from Latin statuarius.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of statuary
1
statuary (n.)
statues collectively;
2
statuary (adj.)
of or relating to or suitable for statues;
From wordnet.princeton.edu