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Definitions of shape

  1. To square; to suit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To mold; form; adjust; adapt; imagine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To make into a certain form; fashion; regulate; design. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. 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.
  5. To form; fashion; adjust. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable. Webster 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. give a shape or or form to; "shape the dough" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. give a shape or form to; "shape the dough" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To image; to conceive; to body forth. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A model; a pattern; a mold. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Dress for disguise; guise. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Form or figure; appearance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Outward form or expression; guise; aspect; statement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Form or figure; external appearance; a definite form; a pattern. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. 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.

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Usage examples for shape

  1. Things are in a bad shape and getting worse. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. At last the question took shape – A Romance of Wastdale by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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