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noun stat·ue \ˈsta-(ˌ)chü\

Simple Definition of statue

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

Full Definition of statue

  1. :  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

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