Definition of statue
: a three-dimensional representation usually of a person, animal, or mythical being that is produced by sculpturing, modeling, or casting
Recent Examples of statue from the Web
A four-metre-high (13-foot) bronze statue stands in Che Guevara Square.
But there is no Anton Cermak statue in Chicago, no respect.
The Klan members were gathering to protest the removal of the city's statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
His predecessor in the Kremlin, Vladimir Lenin, was everywhere, from the pins on our school uniforms to the statues or busts that seemed to adorn every public space.
Among them are a surfer sculpture near the railroad underpass at Pier View Way, historical signs near Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, and a statue on the southern end of the city near the railroad tracks.
Consider the recent brouhaha in New York over Fearless Girl, the statue of a defiant girl, arms akimbo, who seems to block the path of that famous symbol of Wall Street, Charging Bull.
Behind him was a blinking router balanced on the base of a cross with a tiny crucified Jesus and a golden statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
Allow at least an hour to weave your way through all the statues and spend some time in the temple, which is also open to the public.
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STATUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of statue for English Language Learners
: a figure usually of a person or animal that is made from stone, metal, etc.
STATUE Defined for Kids
Definition of statue for Students
: 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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