adj. & n.
—adj. of or for statues (statuary art).
—n. (pl. -ies)
1 statues collectively.
2 the art of making statues.
3 a sculptor.
Phrases and idioms:
statuary marble fine-grained white marble.
Etymology: L statuarius (as STATUE)

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  • statuary — I. noun (plural aries) Date: 1542 1. sculptor 2. a. the art of making statues b. a collection of statues ; statues II. adjective Date: 1627 of, relating to, or sui …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • statuary — /stach ooh er ee/, n., pl. statuaries, adj. n. 1. statues collectively. 2. a group or collection of statues. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or suitable for statues. [1535 45; < L statuarius. See STATUE, ARY] * * * …   Universalium

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