sculpt

To sculpt is to shape or carve a figure out of a moldable or hard material. You could sculpt a figure of your mom's cat or you could sculpt your biceps by lifting weights.

Artists who sculpt are called sculptors, and the work of art they make is called a sculpture. You can sculpt out of wood or stone, by carving, or sculpt clay by molding and shaping. You can sculpt metal by heating it and pouring it into molds, or by welding pieces of it together. It's even possible to sculpt with balloons, twisting them into complicated structures or figures.

Definitions of sculpt
1

v create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

sculpt a swan out of a block of ice”
Synonyms:
sculpture
grave, sculpture
shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
Type of:
forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work
make something, usually for a specific function

v shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

“She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband”
Synonyms:
grave, sculpture
sculpture
create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
Type of:
carve
form by carving

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