sculpt

verb
\ ˈskəlpt \
sculpted; sculpting; sculpts

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Synonyms for sculpt

Synonyms

carve, sculpture

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Examples of sculpt in a Sentence

She carefully sculpted the wood. The children painted and sculpted all morning. Sculpt your back with push-ups.
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Her grandma took her to the studio to give her her first experience sculpting clay, learning how to glaze and create a bowl. Fox News, "The life and legacy of Sen. John McCain," 28 Aug. 2018 The revelation didn’t make enough of an impact to stop me from sculpting two dismembered batwings on either side of my nose bridge in college. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, "A Cheater’s Guide to Growing Out Your Eyebrows in 2019," 3 Jan. 2019 A pool of blue-corn cream brings soft, earthy notes to a dessert of corn ice cream sculpted into tiny cobs. Brett Martin, GQ, "GQ's Best New Restaurants in America, 2018," 23 Apr. 2018 An artist need not paint on canvas or sculpt with clay. Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press, "Your second (and most important) job," 16 June 2018 The winter festival, held during the second weekend in February, features large-flowered fireworks that light up the night sky as lanterns sculpted from snow are lit below. Smithsonian, "Loved Tokyo? Click here to discover what the rest of Japan has to offer.," 15 Jan. 2018 Meanwhile, there’s a campfire suite with a VW van sculpted out of snow, and a (very fake) fire. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "The Icehotel is back and as fantastical as ever," 20 Dec. 2018 Here’s an account that blends steamy lingerie spreads with astrology — and here’s one exclusively for admiring men’s sculpted butts. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Google’s appearance before Congress will mark a turning point for its CEO," 5 Dec. 2018 He can now have sculpted abs and get that magazine cover. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "More and more men are getting plastic surgery. A doctor explains why.," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of sculpt

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sculpt

French sculpter, alteration of obsolete sculper, from Latin sculpere

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The first known use of sculpt was in 1864

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sculpt

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sculpt

: to make (something) by carving or molding clay, stone, etc. : to make (a sculpture)
chiefly US : to make (a part of your body) more muscular by doing exercises

sculpt

verb
\ ˈskəlpt \
sculpted; sculpting

Kids Definition of sculpt

Other Words from sculpt

sculptor \ ˈskəlp-​tər \ noun

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