1. The science which has to do with the collection and classification of certain facts respecting the condition
of the people in a state. [In this sense gramatically singular.]
2. pl. Classified facts respecting the condition of the people in a state, their health, their longevity,
domestic economy, arts, property, and political strength, their resources, the state of the country, etc.,
or respecting any particular class or interest; especially, those facts which can be stated in numbers, or
in tables of numbers, or in any tabular and classified arrangement.
(Stat`is*tol"o*gy) n. [Statistics + -logy.] See Statistics, 2.
(Sta"tive) a. [L. stativus, fr. stare, statum, to stand.] (Mil.) Of or pertaining to a fixed camp,
or military posts or quarters. [Obs. or R.]
(Stat"o*blast) n. [Gr. standing (i. e., remaining) + -blast.] (Zoöl.) One of a peculiar kind of
internal buds, or germs, produced in the interior of certain Bryozoa and sponges, especially in the fresh-
water species; also called winter buds.
They are protected by a firm covering, and are usually destined to perpetuate the species during the
winter season. They burst open and develop in the spring. In some fresh-water sponges they serve to
preserve the species during the dry season. See Illust. under Phylactolæmata.
(Sta*toc"ra*cy) n. [State + -cracy, as in democracy.] Government by the state, or by political
power, in distinction from government by ecclesiastical power. [R.] O. A. Brownson.
(Stat"u*a) n. [L.] A statue. [Obs.]
They spake not a word;Shak.
But, like dumb statuas or breathing stones,
Gazed each on other.
(Stat"u*a*ry) n.; pl. Statuaries [L. statuarius, n., fr. statuarius, a., of or belonging to statues,
fr. statua statue: cf. F. statuaire. See Statue.]
1. One who practices the art of making statues.
On other occasions the statuaries took their subjects from the poets.Addison.
2. [L. statuaria (sc. ars): cf. F. statuaire.] The art of carving statues or images as representatives of
real persons or things; a branch of sculpture. Sir W. Temple.
3. A collection of statues; statues, collectively.
(Stat"ue) n. [F., fr. L. statua fr. stare, statum, to stand. See Stand.]
1. The likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance, as marble, bronze, or
wax; an image; as, a statue of Hercules, or of a lion.
I will raise her statue in pure gold.Shak.
2. A portrait. [Obs.] Massinger.
(Stat"ue), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Statued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Statuing.] To place, as a statue; to
form a statue of; to make into a statue. "The whole man becomes as if statued into stone and earth."
(Stat"ued) a. Adorned with statues. "The statued hall." Longfellow. "Statued niches." G. Eliot.
(Stat"ue*less) a. Without a statue.