HyperDic: carving

English > 3 senses of the word carving:
NOUNartifactcarvinga sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone / stone) in order to create a desired shape
actcarving, cuttingremoving parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape / shape
actcarving, sculpturecreating figures or designs in three dimensions
carving > pronunciation
Soundskaa'rvihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > carving: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone / stone) in order to create a desired shape.
NarrowercinquefoilAn ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle
glyptic art, glyptographycarvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
scrimshawA carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalers
vermiculationA decoration consisting of wormlike carvings
woodcarvingA carving created by carving wood
BroadersculptureA three-dimensional work of plastic art
Spanishobra de talla
English > carving: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningRemoving parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape / shape.
Synonymcutting
NarrowerpetroglyphA carving or line drawing on rock (especially one made by prehistoric people)
truncationThe replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)
Broadercreating by removalThe act of creating by removing something
Spanishlabra, tallado, talla
Verbscarveform by carving
English > carving: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningcreating figures or designs in three dimensions.
Synonymsculpture
Narrowermodeling, modelling, molding, mouldingA preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
Broaderart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
fine arts, beaux artsThe study and creation of visual works of art
Spanishescultura, talla
Catalanescultura, talla
Verbscarveengrave / engrave / engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

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