Definition of carving in English:



  • 1The action of carving.

    1. 1.1An object or design cut from a hard material as an artistic work.
      • ‘On the Southern gateway elaborate carvings showing the birth of Gautama Buddha took my breath away.’
      • ‘The gilded wooden carvings around the windows had turned brown, but now they gleam.’
      • ‘Nigerian folk art ranges from ivory carvings to body painting to wall decoration.’
      • ‘Bulls are found in stone carvings as well as in the prehistoric cave paintings of the region.’
      • ‘Their exhibition features traditional and contemporary Pacific art and carvings.’
      • ‘The walls are dark wood and carvings are etched carefully into posts set around the room.’
      • ‘Aborigines originally used the gnarled trunks and roots of local camphor trees as a base for their carvings.’
      • ‘It was made of stone, and it had carvings of sea creatures carved into the front door.’
      • ‘Wooden carvings of birds hang upside down from a set of wires stretched along the low ceiling.’
      • ‘Gilded statues and carvings adorn the walls and pilgrims come from far and wide.’
      • ‘Acquiring one for the exhibition was especially important as the carvings are masterpieces of the Palace Museum.’
      • ‘Every corner was adorned with precious wooden and granite carvings mounted on ornate pedestals.’
      • ‘Various artists had also exhibited their paintings and miniature carvings.’
      • ‘Master craftsmen built some Welsh churches, and these may well have been adorned with ornate wooden carvings.’
      • ‘Rare paintings, frescoes and stone carvings present a marvellous panorama to the visitor.’
      • ‘It is a room dense with ornamentation, small sculptures and carvings.’
      • ‘They're best known for their rock art carvings most of which is Pictish and dates from the fourth century.’
      • ‘The door was engraved with carvings of dead and live roses with long stems and sharp thorns.’
      • ‘The carvings stem from the Byzantine period and apparently were made by monks in the fourth or fifth century.’
      • ‘Scholars believe that these carvings were designed for export to Europe.’
      sculpture, model, statue, statuette, figure, figurine, effigy
      bust, head
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