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carving

 
Noun carving has 3 senses
  1. carving - a sculpture created by carving (as wood or ivory or stone)
    --1 is a kind of
    sculpture
    --1 has particulars:
     cinquefoil; glyptic art, glyptography; scrimshaw; vermiculation; woodcarving
  2. carving, cutting - cutting away parts to create a desired shape
    --2 is a kind of creating by removal
    --2 has particulars: truncation
    Derived form: verb carve1
  3. sculpture, carving - creating figures or designs in three dimensions
    --3 is a kind of art, artistic creation, artistic production; fine arts, beaux arts
    --3 has particulars: modeling, modelling, molding, moulding
    Derived form: verb carve2
Verb carve has 3 senses
  1. carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
    --1 is a kind of
    cut; shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
    Derived forms: noun carver3, noun carving2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. carve, chip at - engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"
    --2 is one way to cut
    Derived forms: noun carver2, noun carving3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. carve, cut up - cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham"
    --3 is one way to cut
    Derived form: noun carver4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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