Bust vs Statue - What's the difference?

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Bust is a hyponym of statue.


As nouns the difference between bust and statue

is that bust is a sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders or bust can be (slang) the act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation: while statue is a three-dimensional work of art, usually representing a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting.

As verbs the difference between bust and statue

is that bust is to break something while statue is to form a statue of; to make into a statue.

As a adjective bust

is (slang) without any money, broke.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

bust

English

(wikipedia bust)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) buste < (etyl) busto, probably from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders
  • The breasts and upper thorax of a woman
  • Derived terms
    * busty * overbust * underbust

    Etymology 2

    From the verb .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To break something
  • (slang) To arrest for a crime
  • (slang) To catch someone in the act of doing something wrong, socially and morally inappropriate, or illegal, especially when being done in a sneaky or secretive state.
  • (snowboarding) An emphatic to do
  • (US, informal) To reduce in rank.
  • * 1962 , , 01:56:35
  • If Steinkamp doesn't take off that hat and stop messing around, I'm gonna bust him into a PFC.
  • (poker) To lose all of one's chips.
  • (blackjack) To exceed a score of 21.
  • Synonyms
    ; to arrest for a crime : nick
    Derived terms
    * bust a cap * bust a gasket * bust a move * bust a nut * bust ass cold * bust loose * bust one's ass * bust one's balls * bust one's chops * bust out * bust up

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang) The act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation:
  • a narcotics bust
  • (slang) A failed enterprise; a bomb.
  • (sports, derogatory) A player who fails to meet expectations.
  • (chess, informal) A refutation of an opening, or of previously published analysis.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (slang) without any money, broke
  • Derived terms

    * bust up/bust-up * (adjective) * buster

    Anagrams

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    statue

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A three-dimensional work of art, usually representing a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I will raise her statue in pure gold.
  • (dated) A portrait.
  • (Massinger)

    Hypernyms

    * image, sculpture, simulacrum

    Hyponyms

    * bust, figurine

    Derived terms

    * statued * statuelike * statuesque

    Verb

    (statu)
  • To form a statue of; to make into a statue.
  • * Feltham
  • The whole man becomes as if statued into stone and earth.

    Anagrams

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