stat·​ue | \ˈsta-(ˌ)chü \

Definition of statue 

: a three-dimensional representation usually of a person, animal, or mythical being that is produced by sculpturing, modeling, or casting

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The statue faces the main entrance on the south side of the stately building. Kimberly Fornek,, "Hinsdale American Legion restoring statue with new medallion, nearly 90 years after original was stolen," 10 July 2018 The vast Luzhniki Stadium which will host the final has a huge concrete statue of Lenin, the Bolshevik revolutionary leader, guarding its entrance., "90min World Cup Fan Diaries: From Russia With Love," 9 July 2018 Inside the caboose where another model train was installed by volunteers, a miniature statue of Walden’s likeness has been added along with a small plaque of a tunnel with his name. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball to unveil model railroads that depict its history," 7 July 2018 If the Spurs ever place a statue of Tony Parker in front of the AT&T Center, a fitting tribute would be a bronze image of him falling to the court after scoring on a driving, twisting layup. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Parker’s fearless drives won’t be forgotten," 6 July 2018 The Colts unveiled a statue for him outside its stadium in 2017. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Read this Hunter S. Thompson letter about Ryan Leaf, Peyton Manning," 6 July 2018 For the show, Marc Quinn proposed a near life-sized statue of Kate made entirely of gold. Waldemar Januszczak, A-LIST, "Kate Moss: The Golden Girl," 1 July 2018 At the Marion County Courthouse, where a statue of a Confederate soldier had stood guard since 1908, Musleh ordered the show’s promoter, Albert Wright, to refund all customers. Jeff Maysh, Smithsonian, "The Counterfeit Queen of Soul," 28 June 2018 The general, in New York City, had the declaration read to his troops on July 9, who then proceeded to destroy a statue of King George III standing on Bowling Green in lower Manhattan. Stephan Salisbury,, "Rare version of the Declaration of Independence on display at the Museum of the American Revolution just in time for July 4th," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of statue

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for statue

Middle English, from Anglo-French estatue, statue, from Latin statua, from statuere to set up — more at statute

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English Language Learners Definition of statue

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


stat·​ue | \ˈsta-chü \

Kids Definition of statue

: an image or likeness (as of a person or animal) sculptured, modeled, or cast in a solid substance (as marble or bronze)

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