carving carving  /ˈkɑr vɪŋ/


  1. (n) a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
  2. (n) removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
  3. (n) creating figures or designs in three dimensions



  1. Hans Arp's rounded wood carving was called Sculpture Conjugate because his wife worked on it too.
  2. Still, you don't want to count out a rival who may come at you with an electric carving knife.
  3. Foreigners, gay or straight, will be critical to carving out the niches in which the government hopes Singapore's new economy will thrive.


  1. Shi Zhiying's first exhibition in the United States opens at James Cohan Gallery

    Shi Zhiying ???, Rock Carving of Thousand Buddhas ????, 2013. Oil on canvas, 94 3/16 x 70 5/16 in. (240 x 180 cm)© The Artist / Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Art Daily

  2. Jason Chaffetz: Tech-savvy leader on the Hill

    The Utah congressman is carving out space for himself as one of the key technology policy experts in the Republican caucus.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Federal Computer Week

  3. Channel Surfing: Are Dry Ice Sleds Carving the Surface of Mars?

    Channel Surfing: Are Dry Ice Sleds Carving the Surface of Mars?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Scientific American via Yahoo! News


  1. Judge M. Margaret McKeown, writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, said that "carving out a tiny parcel of property in the midst of this vast preserve like a donut hole with the cross atop it will do nothing to minimize the impermissible...
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Judge M Margaret McKeown Source: ABC News

  2. "I am honored to have a carving of me and look forward to the unveiling," said Kelly, who said the project "will touch everyone in such a positive way after such a devastating storm."
    on May 21, 2007 By: Jim Kelly Source: FOX News

  3. "Carving-out and listing our memory business last year effectively created two focused companies, each with a well-defined strategy and clear prospects," Infineon Chief Executive Wolfgang Ziebart said. "With Monday's decision, we are gaining...
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Wolfgang Ziebart Source: International Herald Tribune

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