[n] making figures or designs in three dimensions
[n] cutting away parts to create a desired shape
[n] a sculpture created by carving (as wood or ivory or stone)
1. The act or art of one who carves.
2. A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material. ``Carving in wood.'' --Sir W. Temple.
3. The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century.