sculpt

verb
\ˈskəlpt \
sculpted; sculpting; sculpts

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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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They are carefully sculpted into pretty shapes that aren’t just beautiful; a BEC’s shape, in a sense, defines its quantum properties. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Donut-shaped BEC might be key to fault-protected quantum logic," 5 Nov. 2018 Instead of sculpting out of wood, there was steel, molded plywood, and plastic. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Here's Actually, Once And For All, What Modern Design Means," 4 Oct. 2018 Over the fireplace is a wooden fragment of a ship from the 16th century, on which is sculpted, according to Brito e Abreu, figure of a mermaid. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "A Portuguese Family Manor is Transformed Into a Heritage-Rich Island Getaway," 17 Sep. 2018 The park shelters an exotic array of stone sculpted by nature. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "10 best hikes in Arizona show off state's diverse scenery," 13 July 2018 The observation is startling, given that scientists thought Pluto’s tenuous atmosphere wasn’t necessarily robust enough to support the formation of dunes, which by most definitions are sculpted by wind. National Geographic, "Surprise! Pluto Has Dunes Made of Methane 'Sand'," 31 May 2018 Designed and constructed between 1962 and 1967,the South Garden features the Fountain of the Great Lakes, which was sculpted by Lorado Taft in 1913. chicagotribune.com, "Secret Chicago: 40 of the city's best-kept mystery spots," 1 May 2018 Now in his 80s, Johnson has been sculpting life-like figures for over 45 years, many of which are placed nestled into the landscapes of public parks and private estates. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 10 July 2018 A few feet away stands a troubadour with his mandolin, both sculpted using flowers. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Here's what 57,000 flowers create at Vegas' Bellagio Conservatory, where love is in the air," 12 July 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)

: to make (a part of your body) more muscular by doing exercises

sculpt

verb
\ˈskəlpt \
sculpted; sculpting

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Other Words from sculpt

sculptor \ ˈskəlp-​tər \ noun

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