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[skuhlp-ter] /ˈskʌlp tər/
a person who practices the art of sculpture.
genitive Sculptoris
[skuhlp-tawr-is,, -tohr-] /skʌlpˈtɔr ɪs,, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA).
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. a southern constellation between Phoenix and Cetus.
Origin of sculptor
1625-35; < Latin, equivalent to sculp(ere) to carve + -tor -tor
Can be confused
sculptor, sculpture. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sculptor
  • Language is the medium of literature as marble or bronze or clay are the materials of the sculptor.
  • Any sculptor or painter who had in him something to express and the power of expressing it found the field open to him.
  • The painter works with color, the sculptor with form, the musician with tone.
  • The sculptor and painter express their noble conceptions through matter.
  • But the former looks at it with the eye of a sculptor.
  • The sculptor has never seen the father, and is working from photographs which have been given him.
  • She shaped it with the aesthetic perfectionism of a sculptor.
  • Evolution does not seem to have been a gradual, continual sculptor in these cases.
  • Tells about his early life and his training to be a sculptor.
  • The next call was about a fight with her boyfriend, who had accused her of sleeping with the famous sculptor.
British Dictionary definitions for sculptor


a person who practises sculpture


noun (Latin genitive) Sculptoris (skʌlpˈtɔːrɪs)
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere between Phoenix and Cetus
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Word Origin and History for sculptor

1630s, from Latin sculptor "one who cuts or carves," agent noun from sculpt-, past participle stem of sculpere "to carve" (see sculpture). Fem. form sculptress attested from 1660s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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