Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun carving

3 senses of carving

Sense 1
carving -- (a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape)
       => sculpture -- (a three-dimensional work of plastic art)

Sense 2
carving, cutting -- (removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape)
       => creating by removal -- (the act of creating by removing something)

Sense 3
sculpture, carving -- (creating figures or designs in three dimensions)
       => art, artistic creation, artistic production -- (the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully")
       => fine arts, beaux arts -- (the study and creation of visual works of art)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb carve

3 senses of carve

Sense 1
carve -- (form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")

Sense 2
carve, chip at -- (engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 3
carve, cut up -- (cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")
          Phrasal Verb-> carve up#1

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