carving

noun carv·ing \ ˈkär-viŋ \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of carving

1 : the act or art of one who carves
2 : a carved object, design, or figure

Examples of carving in a Sentence

  1. She bought a small wooden carving of a Buddha.

  2. an ancient people proficient in stone carving

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First Known Use of carving

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CARVING Defined for English Language Learners

carving

Definition of carving for English Language Learners

  • : a carved object, design, or figure

  • : the act or skill of creating carved objects, designs, or figures


CARVING Defined for Kids

carving

noun carv·ing \ ˈkär-viŋ \

Definition of carving for Students

1 : the art or act of a person who carves
2 : an object or design that has been carved


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