"carving" in the noun sense
a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
2. carving, cutting
removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
3. sculpture, carving
creating figures or designs in three dimensions
"carving" in the verb sense
form by carving
"Carve a flower from the ice"
2. carve, chip at
engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
"carve one's name into the bark"
3. carve, cut up
cut to pieces
"Father carved the ham"
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