statue (plural statues)
- A three-dimensional work of art, usually representing a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting.
- c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene 3]:
- I will raise her statue in pure gold.
- (dated) A portrait.
- French: statue
- German: Statue, Standbild
- Italian: statua
- Portuguese: estátua
- Russian: ста́туя
- Spanish: estatua
statue (statues, present participle statuing; past and past participle statued)
- (transitive) To form a statue of; to make into a statue.
- The whole man becomes as if statued into stone and earth.