carving

Definitions of carving
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n a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape

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cinquefoil
an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle
glyptic art, glyptography
carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
scrimshaw
a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalers
vermiculation
a decoration consisting of wormlike carvings
woodcarving
a carving created by carving wood
anaglyph
anything carved in low relief
glyph
glyptic art in the form of a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief
glyptics, lithoglyptics
the art of engraving on precious stones
diaglyph, intaglio
glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
Type of:
sculpture
a three-dimensional work of plastic art

n removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

Synonyms:
cutting
Types:
petroglyph
a carving or line drawing on rock (especially one made by prehistoric people)
truncation
the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)
Type of:
creating by removal
the act of creating by removing something

n creating figures or designs in three dimensions

Synonyms:
sculpture
Types:
modeling, modelling, molding, moulding
a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
Type of:
art, artistic creation, artistic production
the creation of beautiful or significant things
beaux arts, fine arts
the study and creation of visual works of art

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