Meaning of “statue” in the English Dictionary

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"statue" in British English

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statuenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstætʃ.uː/ us /ˈstætʃ.uː/

B1 an object made from a hard material, especially stone or metal, to look like a person or animal:

a statue of a boy
They planned to put up/erect a statue to the president.

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  • In the centre of the hall stood a colossal wooden statue, decorated in ivory and gold.
  • A statue has been built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poet's birthday.
  • A statue was erected to glorify the country's national heroes.
  • The statue was erected as a memorial to those who died in the war.
  • The statue of the dictator was toppled over by the crowds.

(Definition of “statue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"statue" in American English

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statuenoun [ C ]

us /ˈstætʃ·u/

a large art object, often representing a person or an animal, that is made from a hard material, esp. stone or metal

(Definition of “statue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)