Definition of sculpt in English:

sculpt

(also sculp)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Create or represent (something) by carving, casting, or other shaping techniques.

    ‘sculpting human figures from ivory’
    no object ‘she was teaching him how to sculpt’
    • ‘When she decided to return to the figure, she thought she would try sculpting rather than painting.’
    • ‘Boldly sculpted steel escape stairs jut from the facade and a low wall encloses a play area for the daycare centre.’
    • ‘Williamson has received multiple awards for sculpting since 1990.’
    • ‘I myself have been sculpting in wood for many years.’
    • ‘Two grand staircases frame the 50m long ramp, sumptuously sculpted with coiled dragons, marking the imperial emblem.’
    • ‘On the top floor, the dragon is in the air, with writhing translucent light-filled ceilings and walls curvaceously sculpted to make benches, cupboards and seats.’
    • ‘The handcrafted candy box frames a scene of a boy sculpting the foil wrappers of rationed chocolates into goblets.’
    • ‘From 1867 to 1890 he was an army veterinary surgeon, painting and sculpting in his spare time.’
    • ‘Support is provided at the bottom by a horizontal transfer beam resting on sculpted concrete columns and at the top by steel members tied back to the main concrete frame.’
    • ‘It's one of the reasons I like sculpting the stone - it feels as though you're meeting someone with a very strong personality.’
    • ‘Now, the reconstructed temple looks as though it has been sculpted out of cheese processed in Hollywood.’
    • ‘Sculptor Mark Patrick has been a biker all his life and began sculpting motorcycles in bronze and resin 15 years ago.’
    • ‘I fell in love with the animals here, bought clay and started sculpting.’
    • ‘The man-made landscape is penetrated by a series of long, horizontal pergolas made of fragments of brick, concrete, and rusted steel artfully cut and sculpted to evoke the jagged forms of urban graffiti.’
    • ‘One set of gardens concerns landforms made from sand, gravel, topsoil and turf sculpted into sharply edged curves.’
    • ‘Made of cast metal and sculpted stainless steel, the line features a collection of portables including espresso machines, waffle makers, coffee mills and more.’
    • ‘Copper wind chimes hang from a sculpted metal arch along the path.’
    • ‘‘Painting my landscapes and sculpting my figures makes me feel I just might have found heaven on earth,’ she said.’
    • ‘I've gone back to the figure, which I missed, but this time I'm sculpting it, and I like it much better than when I painted it.’
    • ‘Today, modern architects are rediscovering the joy of sculpting unusual geometries.’
    carve, model, chisel, sculpture, fashion, form, shape, cast, cut, hew
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from French sculpter, from sculpteur ‘sculptor’; later regarded as a back-formation from sculptor or sculpture.

Pronunciation

sculpt

/skʌlpt/