statue

noun
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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After a four-hour standoff, she was eventually removed from the statue by authorities. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "While You Were Offline: Man, Twitter Loves a Good Civil War Meme, Huh?," 8 July 2018 Davidson sued, arguing that he was owed royalties for unauthorized use of an image of his statue. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Post Office owes $3.5M for using wrong Statue of Liberty on a stamp," 6 July 2018 The statues were erected Tuesday morning outside Christ Church Cathedral on downtown Indianapolis' Monument Circle and surrounded by the fencing. Post-Tribune, "State briefs," 3 July 2018 The arts report does not address the Prentice statue directly. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Mayor should yank statue of ex-Confederate soldier, councilman says," 2 July 2018 Getty Images Following in the footsteps of Kim, Kylie and Kendall, new mom Koko is the latest member of the Kardashian-Jenner fam to be immortalized forever, with her statue unveiled on Tuesday morning at Madame Tussauds Los Angeles. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Khloe Kardashian's New Waxwork Is Next Level Realistic," 27 June 2018 Rockefeller Center would be an unrecognizable snarl of steel and concrete, its titanic statue of Prometheus — eight tons of bronze and plaster clad in gold — completely incinerated. Daily Intelligencer, "This Is What a Nuclear Bomb Looks Like," 12 June 2018 His marble statues of mythological heroes were celebrated for the perfection of their poised athleticism, his female and amatory groups admired for their refined eroticism and emotional tenderness. Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "‘Canova’s George Washington’ Review: The Very Model of a Lost Masterpiece," 9 June 2018 In keeping with Humble’s oil history Black Bear Diner will have an oil rig scene with their bear statues carrying oil pipes and other historic significance. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Restaurant selected to replace closing Logan’s Roadhouse in Humble," 1 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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statue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of statue

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

statue

noun
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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