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Definitions of shape

  1. alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape') Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. give a shape or or form to; "shape the dough" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. give a shape or form to; "shape the dough" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To image; to conceive; to body forth. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form; guise; as, the shape of a tree; the shape of the head; an elegant shape. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A model; a pattern; a mold. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Dress for disguise; guise. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The form or figure of a thing; external appearance; that which has form or figure; pattern; cast, embodiment, or definite form; colloquially, state or condition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To make into a certain form; fashion; regulate; design. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To form: to fashion: to adapt to a purpose: to regulate: to direct: to conceive:-pa.p. shaped, (B.) shapen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Form or figure: external appearance: that which has form or figure: an appearance: particular nature: expression, as in words. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Form or figure; appearance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To form; fashion; adjust. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To mold; form; adjust; adapt; imagine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Outward form or expression; guise; aspect; statement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Form or figure; external appearance; a definite form; a pattern. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To form or create; to make into a particular form; to adapt to a purpose; to direct; to conceive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To square; to suit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Form or figure of a thing; a mould or cast; pattern; form; external appearance; idea. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To reduce to a particular form or figure; to fashion; to form; to adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to contrive; to direct; to suit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To imagine; to conceive; to call forth (ideas). dictgcide_fs
  39. sh[=a]p, v.t. to form: to fashion: to adapt to a purpose: to regulate: to direct: to conceive.--v.i. (Shak.) to take shape, to become fit:--pa.p. sh[=a]ped, (B.) sh[=a]p'en.--n. form or figure: external appearance: that which has form or figure: an appearance: particular nature: expression, as in words: a pattern: (cook.) a dish of rice, jelly, or the like cast in a mould and turned out when it has grown firm.--adjs. SH[=A]'PABLE, SHAPE'ABLE; SHAPED, having a varied ornamental form; SHAPE'LESS, having no shape or regular form: (Shak.) effecting nothing.--ns. SHAPE'LESSNESS; SHAPE'LINESS.--adj. SHAPE'LY, having shape or regular form: symmetrical.--ns. SH[=A]'PER, a metal planing machine, the tool with reciprocating motion; SH[=A]'PING, representation, imagination.--TAKE SHAPE, to assume a definite form or plan. [A.S. sceapan, scapan, to form, make; Ice. skapa, Ger. schaffen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. (p.p. -ed, archaic -en). Create, form, construct; model, mould, fashion, bring into desired or definite figure or form (p.p., having such figure, as shaped like a pear); adapt, make conform, to; plan, devise; direct, aim, (one\'s course &c.); frame mentally, imagine, call up image of; assume form, develop into s., give signs of future s. (shapes well, is promising). Hence shapable a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. Configuration, form, total effect produced by thing\'s outlines, (spherical in s.; has the s. of a boat); appearance, guise, (monster in human s.); concrete presentment, embodiment, (intention took s. in action; showed me politeness in the s. of an invitation); kind, description, sort, (made no overtures in any s. or form); symmetrical or definite form, orderly arrangement, proper condition, get one\'s ideas into s.; lick into s.; give s. to), whence shapeless a., shapelessly adv., shapelessness n.; person considered as impressing the sight, & esp. as indistinctly seen or imagined, apparition, ghost, (a s. loomed through the mist; a grim mysterious s. stalked towards me); pattern for workman &c., mould for shaping hats &c.; jelly, blancmange, &c., shaped in mould; padding worn by actor. Hence (-)shaped a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. n. Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance;-figure made by lines, angles, curves, &c. the trunk of the human body; bodily make or form; -also, a living being as endowed with form; a figure;-an embodiment of form;-mould; pattern;-idea; conception of from1; -guise; manner. Cabinet Dictionary

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