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noun stat·ue \ˈsta-(ˌ)chü\

Definition of statue

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

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Origin and Etymology of statue

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

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STATUE Defined for English Language Learners

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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

statue

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noun stat·ue \ˈsta-chü\

Definition of statue for Students

  1. :  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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