• (British) IPA: /ˈstætʃ.uː/, /ˈstæt.juː/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈstætʃu/

statue (plural statues)

  1. 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.
  2. (dated) A portrait.
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statue (statues, present participle statuing; past and past participle statued)

  1. (transitive) To form a statue of; to make into a statue.
    • The whole man becomes as if statued into stone and earth.

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