statuary

noun
stat·​u·​ary | \ ˈsta-chə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce statuary (audio) \
plural statuaries

Definition of statuary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : sculptor
2a : the art of making statues
b : a collection of statues : statues

statuary

adjective

Definition of statuary (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or suitable for statues

Examples of statuary in a Sentence

Noun a fine example of late Renaissance statuary
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Living candidates for office would have to align themselves with dead candidates for statuary. Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 In this Bay Area kitchen, statuary slabs clad just the backsplashes. Sam Cochran, Bon Appétit, 28 Oct. 2021 The minimalist, flat-roofed core of the villa incorporates mature trees and display space for statuary in its blocky design. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 At the same time as his hand comes to rest on the bare breast of a mermaid depicted in statuary on the front of the building, a car sounds its horn in the street below. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 7 Oct. 2021 Richmond officials are advancing plans to remove the pedestals and other remnants of the statuary and at least temporarily pave over or re-landscape the sites. NBC News, 8 Sep. 2021 Richmond officials are advancing plans to remove the pedestals and other remnants of the statuary and at least temporarily pave over or re-landscape the sites. Sarah Rankin, chicagotribune.com, 8 Sep. 2021 Richmond officials are advancing plans to remove the pedestals and other remnants of the statuary and at least temporarily pave over or re-landscape the sites. Denise Lavoie And Sarah Rankin, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Sep. 2021 Richmond officials are advancing plans to remove the pedestals and other remnants of the statuary and at least temporarily pave over or re-landscape the sites. Sarah Rankin And Denise Lavoie, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The 11-foot statue, which weighs more than 6,000 lbs., was taken out of the largest (and last) piece of statuary marble from Michelangelo’s quarry in Italy. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, 25 Oct. 2021 Renaissance Garden features foliage, flowerbeds, water features, statuary and more. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2021 Renaissance Garden features foliage, flowerbeds, water features, statuary and more. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2021 Renaissance Garden features foliage, flowerbeds, water features, statuary and more. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2021 Renaissance Garden features foliage, flowerbeds, water features, statuary and more. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2021 Renaissance Garden features foliage, flowerbeds, water features, statuary and more. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2021 Renaissance Garden features foliage, flowerbeds, water features, statuary and more. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2021 In the 1980s, MacKenzie was down in the Mosaic Terrace, there was still some statuary, and old rose bowers and irises were in bloom. Washington Post, 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of statuary

Noun

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of statuary was in 1542

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“Statuary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statuary. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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statuary

noun

English Language Learners Definition of statuary

: a collection of statues

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