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Statue vs. Statuette

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Statuenoun

A three-dimensional work of art, usually representing a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting.

Statuettenoun

A small statue, usually a figure much less than life size, especially when of marble or bronze, or of plaster or clay as a preparation for the marble or bronze, as distinguished from a figure in terra cotta etc.

Statuenoun

(dated) A portrait.

Statuettenoun

A small statue; - usually applied to a figure much less than life size, especially when of marble or bronze, or of plaster or clay as a preparation for the marble or bronze, as distinguished from a figure in terra cotta or the like. Cf. Figurine.

Statueverb

(transitive) To form a statue of; to make into a statue.

Statuettenoun

a small carved or molded figure

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Statuenoun

The likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance, as marble, bronze, or wax; an image; as, a statue of Hercules, or of a lion.

‘I will raise her statue in pure gold.’;

Statuettenoun

a small statue or figurine, especially one that is smaller than life-size.

Statuenoun

A portrait.

Statueverb

To place, as a statue; to form a statue of; to make into a statue.

Statuenoun

a sculpture representing a human or animal

Statuenoun

a carved or cast figure of a person or animal, especially one that is life-size or larger.

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Statue

A statue is a free-standing sculpture in which the realistic, full-length figures of persons or animals or non-representational forms are carved or cast in a durable material such as wood, metal or stone. Typical statues are life-sized or close to life-size; a sculpture that represents persons or animals in full figure but that is small enough to lift and carry is a statuette or figurine, whilst one more than twice life-size is a colossal statue.Statues have been produced in many cultures from prehistory to the present; the oldest-known statue dating to about 30,000 years ago.

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