Definition of Carving

1. Noun. A sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape.

Specialized synonyms: Cinquefoil, Glyptic Art, Glyptography, Scrimshaw, Vermiculation, Woodcarving
Generic synonyms: Sculpture



2. Noun. Removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape.
Exact synonyms: Cutting
Generic synonyms: Creating By Removal
Specialized synonyms: Petroglyph, Truncation
Derivative terms: Carve, Cut

3. Noun. Creating figures or designs in three dimensions.
Exact synonyms: Sculpture
Generic synonyms: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production, Beaux Arts, Fine Arts
Specialized synonyms: Modeling, Modelling, Molding, Moulding
Derivative terms: Carve, Sculpt, Sculpt, Sculpture, Sculpture

Definition of Carving

1. n. The act or art of one who carves.

Definition of Carving

1. Noun. A carved object. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of carve) ¹

3. Verb. (snowboarding) Executing turns without pivoting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carving

1. a carved figure or design [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carving

carvel-built
carvelbuilt
carvels
carven
carvene
carveol
carveols
carveout
carveouts
carver
carveries
carvers
carvery
carves
carvies
carving (current term)
carving fork
carving knife
carving knives
carvings
carvol
carvols
carvomenthol
carvomenthone
carvone
carvones
carvoxime
carvy
carwash
carwasher

Literary usage of Carving

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Examples of 17th century Indian carving indicate that the art received a powerful impulse ... But Indian wood-carving is an art of very great antiquity. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1864)
"I notice with regret that this gate, with its interesting old carving, has recently been removed. Whether it is the intention of the vestry to restore it ..."

3. A Manual of Historic Ornament, Treating Upon the Evolution, Tradition, and by Richard Glazier (1906)
"2), are admirable examples of the skilful and florid carving of the German ... With Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721) wood carving reached its culmination in ..."

4. Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages: A Description of Mediaeval Workmanship by Julia de Wolf Gibbs Addison (1908)
"The carving shows signs of the transition to Gothic forms. ... Mediaeval wood carving developed chiefly along the line of altar pieces and of grotesque ..."

5. Character of Renaissance Architecture by Charles Herbert Moore (1905)
"CHAPTER X ARCHITECTURAL carving OF THE RENAISSANCE ALL effective sculpture on buildings, including that of the human figure, is architectural carving; ..."

6. History of Mediaeval Art by Franz von Reber (1887)
"It has already been remarked that in general the style of the wood-carving of the fifteenth century exercised an influence upon the stone sculpture of the ..."

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