Pronunciation: shāp
v. t.1.To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.
[imp. Shaped (shāpt); p. p. Shaped or Shapen (shāp"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Shaping.]
I was shapen in iniquity.
- Ps. li. 5.
2.To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.
3.To imagine; to conceive; to call forth (ideas).
4.To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.
Shaping machine
(Mach.) Same as Shaper.
To shape one's self
to prepare; to make ready.
v. i.1.To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.
n.1.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.
He beat me grievously, in the shape of a woman.
- Shak.
2.That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.
3.A model; a pattern; a mold.
4.Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.
5.Dress for disguise; guise.
6.(Iron Manuf.) A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.
To take shape
to assume a definite form.
Noun1.shape - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
2.shape - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
Synonyms: form
3.Shapeshape - 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"
4.shape - a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
Synonyms: embodiment
5.shape - the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
Synonyms: cast, form
6.shape - the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
Synonyms: condition
7.SHAPE - the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
8.Shapeshape - 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"
Synonyms: pattern, form
Verb1.shape - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
2.shape - 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"
Synonyms: mould, mold, form, forge, work
3.shape - give a shape or form to; "shape the dough"
Synonyms: form
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