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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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.
The statues of winged bulls that once guarded the site were hacked to bits and piled high.
But the city’s Commission on Monuments wanted the statue to be in front of an educational building like a school or library.
Among the finds, taken from a collector's home by Argentine officials and Interpol, are a large statue of the Nazi Eagle above a swastika, a Nazi hourglass, and a box of harmonicas, thought to be aimed towards Nazi youth.
Enquirer reporter Carol Motsinger wrote a story about how the Pete Rose statue came into being.
Participants will see parts of the building that are usually closed to the public, including the governor’s office, Senate retiring room, Supreme Court conference room and Quadriga, the golden chariot statue in front of the dome.
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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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