AskDefine | Define carving

Dictionary Definition



1 a sculpture created by carving (as wood or ivory or stone)
2 cutting away parts to create a desired shape [syn: cutting]
3 creating figures or designs in three dimensions [syn: sculpture]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A carved object.
    The primitive carving looked ancient but was stamped made in Taiwan.


  1. present participle of carve
  2. Executing turns without pivoting.

Extensive Definition

Carving can mean
carving in German: Schnitzen
carving in Russian: карвинг

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bust, doll, dolly, dummy, fantoccini, figure, figurehead, figurine, gingerbread man, lay figure, man of straw, manikin, mannequin, marionette, model, monument, portrait bust, puppet, scarecrow, sculpture, snowman, statuary, statue, statuette, wax figure, waxwork, wood carving
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