1. carving, sculpture

usage: a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape

2. carving, cutting, creating by removal

usage: removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

3. sculpture, carving, art, artistic creation, artistic production, fine arts, beaux arts

usage: creating figures or designs in three dimensions


1. carve, cut, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge

usage: form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"

2. carve, chip at, cut

usage: engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"

3. carve, cut up, cut

usage: cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham"

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