Definition of 'statue'
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The statues and the sculpture help to identify the sport. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was as if a beloved stone statue had sprouted weeds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Many priorities need to be attended to before building a statue. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The only question that is how many will be converted into a golden statue at the ceremony next month. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As behaviour worsens, statues and sculptures are at risk. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When completed, it will be the biggest stone statue in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If he spends that long at City they will be building a statue to him. The Sun (2009)A stone statue head lay in the centre of one room surrounded by cracked columns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Little golden statues all round. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The council removed the statue. The Sun (2014)If you have bought a sculpture or statue but it is too small for your garden, you could display it indoors. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As you can see, during their careers all our nominees have shown naked ambition in their quest for the coveted golden statue. The Sun (2006)Florence has had ten small earthquakes in the past ten months, prompting calls for the statue to be removed from the city altogether. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Activists in Moscow put balaclavas on statues of well-known figures in protest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In Ukraine alone thousands of Lenin statues were removed. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Build his statue at Wimbledon. The Sun (2013)The muscular golden statue would straddle two extended outer piers of Rhodes harbour, according to its creators. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By all means change the inscription, to show all his works - but to remove the statue would not change the history of the city. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'statue'
British English: statue /ˈstætjuː/ NOUN
A statue is a large sculpture of a person or an animal, made of stone, bronze, or some other hard material.
...a stone statue of a horse.
- American English: statue
- Arabic: تـِمْثَال
- Brazilian Portuguese: estátua
- Chinese: 雕像
- Croatian: kip
- Czech: socha
- Danish: statue
- Dutch: standbeeld
- European Spanish: estatua
- Finnish: patsas
- French: statue
- German: Statue
- Greek: άγαλμα
- Italian: statua
- Japanese: 像
- Korean: 상
- Norwegian: statue
- Polish: posąg
- European Portuguese: estátua
- Romanian: statuie
- Russian: статуя
- Spanish: estatua
- Swedish: staty
- Thai: รูปปั้น
- Turkish: heykel
- Ukrainian: статуя
- Vietnamese: bức tượng
Definition of statue from the Collins English Dictionary
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