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
The garden show is decorated with horse statues, saddles and an old jail.
My daughter's classmates climbed atop every available statue.
The 70-foot tall concrete statue, first erected in 1895, features a Confederate soldier at its crown.
Today’s context for Confederate monument reckonings is at once completely different from when the Lee statue was unveiled in 1884, and yet also resonant with similar lessons.
New Orleans recently removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy.
The Polk County Sheriff’s office says the statue was found by a 32-year-old man who was fishing on a pond in Lakeland.
One opponent of the statue, Amy Maxwell, said that people from both groups were carrying handguns, and at one point someone snatched the Confederate flag and ran off, instigating a chase from the pro-monument group.
This is the history for which those statues were erected to honor.
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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
First Known Use: 14th century
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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