noun stat·ue \ˈsta-(ˌ)chü\

: a figure usually of a person or animal that is made from stone, metal, etc.

Full Definition of STATUE

:  a three-dimensional representation usually of a person, animal, or mythical being that is produced by sculpturing, modeling, or casting

Origin of STATUE

Middle English, from Anglo-French estatue, statue, from Latin statua, from statuere to set up — more at statute
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato
STATUE Defined for Kids


noun stat·ue \ˈsta-chü\

Definition of STATUE for Kids

:  an image or likeness (as of a person or animal) sculptured, modeled, or cast in a solid substance (as marble or bronze)


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