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statuary

Definitions

  • Showing small number of windows and statuary on roof
    Showing small number of windows and statuary on roof
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj statuary of or relating to or suitable for statues
    • n statuary statues collectively
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Extensive landscaped gardens with a lake and statuary Extensive landscaped gardens with a lake and statuary

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. John Gorrie of Appalachicola, Florida, invented mechanical refrigeration in 1851. He patented his device on May 6, 1851. There is a statue which honors this "Father of Modern Day Air Conditioning" in the Statuary Hall of the Capitol building in Washington, DC.
    • Statuary A collection of statues; statues, collectively.
    • Statuary One who practices the art of making statues. "On other occasions the statuaries took their subjects from the poets."
    • Statuary The art of carving statues or images as representatives of real persons or things; a branch of sculpture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • statuary Of or pertaining to a statue or statuary.
    • n statuary One who makes statues; a sculptor; specifically, one who makes statues in metal, a bronze-caster, or one who makes copies of statues designed by another artist.
    • n statuary The art of carving or making statues or figures in the round representing persons, animals, etc.: a main branch of sculpture.
    • n statuary Statues collectively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Statuary the art of carving statues: a statue or a collection of statues: one who makes statues: a dealer in statues
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. statuarius, n., fr. statuarius, a., of or belonging to statues, fr. statua, statue: cf. F. statuaire,. See Statue
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. statuastatuĕre, to cause lo stand—stāre.

Usage

In literature:

There are also paintings here by Lely and Mascall, and there is a good deal of fine statuary in the grounds.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
The ground floor with statuary.
"A Journey in Russia in 1858" by Robert Heywood
That the object of Statuary should ever be the same to which it was always confined by the ancients, viz.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
The altar is of statuary marble manufactured by Cox & Sons, of London.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
This statuary was placed, when finished, in a temple in Greece, where it was universally admired.
"Darius the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Some of these are filled with attractive shrubbery and ornamental trees, as well as statuary.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Around this court in niches are finely-sculptured statuary, paintings and choice flowers in porcelain vases.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
It has rows or ranges of statuary said to represent both the Vices and the Virtues.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
There were columns at their entrances, with occasional pieces of statuary, for which time had woven a garland of weeds.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Our own contribution was a group of statuary in marble and bronze at the first landing of the great stairway.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
The white balustrades and flights of steps around the great circle, the statuary and the fountains in the middle lake, flashed pure.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Much of this statuary is gigantic and uncouth, but some of it is beautiful.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
The entrance was decorated with gigantic statuary of wood.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
It is proposed to cast the statuary group in New York of cannon donated by Spain and Spanish-American countries.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
There is perhaps no finer piece of statuary in the East than this.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
The temples are filled with statuary.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
It is interesting to inquire what impression Rome, with its treasures of antique statuary and contemporary painting, made upon Titian.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
In each age will be considered the (A) statuary, (B) reliefs, (C) painting.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Downstairs amongst the statuary, Alice led them straight to the centre room.
"Mary" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Snowy statuary gleamed amid the vivid foliage, and beneath the shadow of the frescoed corridors.
"Valeria" by William Henry Withrow
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In poetry:

I gazed on the neo-classical statuary
in the Mal Strana cemetery.
The statues were still grieving over their dead
from whom they’d had to part.
Leaving, they walked slowly
with the smile of their ancient beauty.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert

In news:

Sculpture modeled on a 19th century dress body form and enlarged in homage to classical statuary, commemorating the female workforce of New Albany's textile industry.
A hike through the woods may never be the same after seeing the environmental statuary of fiber artist Char Norman.
To see which notable figures other states have chosen for the Statuary Hall collection, check the Architect of the Capitol Web page.
The yard has a multitude of roses, peonies, and hydrangeas in bloom, artistically arranged and accented with garden statuary, bird baths, and benches.
On the night of the State of the Union address, reporters are herded into Statuary Hall to await the pearls of wisdom Congressional members have to offer.
Congressional Black Caucus at Statuary Hall.
This afternoon at the Capital Building in National Statuary Hall, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) honored the members of the CBC for their longstanding efforts on Capital Hill.
Faith, hope and statuary .
The yard has a multitude of roses, peonies, and hydrangeas in bloom, artistically arranged and accented with garden statuary, bird baths, and benches.
Grecco roman statuary accented by rosebushes and pedestaled portalacca.
Reader Preston sent us a wonderful email about the strange Lovecraftian statuary overlooking R'lyeh by the sea of Puerto Vallarta.
Antiqued Statuary Doesn't Live Up to Roosevelt.
Birgit Piskor's garden gave her the confidence to do her first piece of statuary.
It turns out that gnomes are more than pointy-hatted garden statuary.
Spice Up your Gardens with Statuary.
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