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Definition of "carving" []

  • The cutting of material such as stone or wood to form a figure or design. (noun)
  • A figure or design formed by this kind of cutting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carving" in a sentence
  • "From my reading of anthropology, it seems fairly clear this carving is an object of reverence, of worship, with fertility being only one aspect of what was revered about her."
  • "Finally, the carving is a model of order, good energy in good order."
  • "While the "artist" who did the carving is the river, the river was ever just trying to flow downhill, to get to the sea."