- n. 雕塑；雕刻；刻蚀
- vt. 雕塑；雕刻；刻蚀
- vi. 从事雕刻
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- sculpture:  Latin sculpere meant ‘carve, scratch’ (it was a variant of scalpere, from which English gets scalpel ). From is past participle sculptus was formed the noun sculptūra, acquired by English as sculpture. The agent noun sculptor  also comes from Latin, while the verb sculpt  was borrowed from French sculpter.
- sculpture (n.)
- late 14c., from Latin sculptura "sculpture," from past participle stem of sculpere "to carve, engrave," back-formation from compounds such as exculpere, from scalpere "to carve, cut," from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut, cleave" (see scale (n.1)).
- 1. He studied sculpture because he enjoyed working with clay.
- 2. Many pieces of sculpture are dotted around the house.
- 3. His tour de force is an elephant sculpture.
- 4. Both studied sculpture.
- 5. Nine windows looked out over the sculpture gardens.
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