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 bronze statue of him outside the ballpark is, fittingly, just slightly larger than life. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "To Jim Morris, the Canes baseball coach who'd never fill a legend's shoes — and yet did | Miami Herald," 16 May 2018 Zimmerman is the figurehead, the living statue in the back of the clubhouse, the local kid who was the franchise's first hope. Chelsea Janes,, "Bryce Harper plays All-Star week host in a city he could soon be leaving," 13 July 2018 Naitore Djigbenou, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Cabinet, said the state department of vehicle regulations erred in interpreting the statue in Burton's case. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Prayers answered: Woman can continue using 'PRAY' on license plate," 12 July 2018 Ten years later it was destroyed by fire — but the Frick has brought the full-scale plaster model of the lost statue over from Italy for this smashing show that reveals how European artists were inspired by American revolutionary ideals. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 The Lee statue must be relocated from its prominent spot in the school lobby. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, "Lee High School’s mountain of memories to be auctioned," 11 July 2018 But even though Richardson’s tenure with the franchise ended in disgrace, the statue will not be removed. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Panthers 'contractually obligated' to keep Jerry Richardson statue, new owner David Tepper says," 10 July 2018 The bronze statue in the Capitol building shows a woman sitting sideways in a chair, wearing a starched lab coat over a skirt and high-heeled shoes. Eliza Mcgraw, Smithsonian, "Florence Sabin Pioneered Her Way in Medical Science, Then Made Sure Other Women Could Do the Same," 6 July 2018 Organizers of that demonstration said Ms. Okoumou made the decision on her own to climb the statue. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "ICE Protester Who Climbed Lady Liberty Charged With Trespassing," 5 July 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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