(noun, verb)


1. a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape

Definition categories: man–made, sculpture

2. removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

Similar word(s): cutting

Definition categories: act

3. creating figures or designs in three dimensions

Similar word(s): sculpture

Definition categories: act, art

Sentences with carving as a noun:

- The carving on the oak panels was ancient.

- He took up carving after his retirement.


1. present participle of carve

2. (snowboarding) Executing turns without pivoting.