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[Shape]

The form of something gives it its shape. Basic shapes include the square, the circle, and the triangle. You may have a nose the shape of a ski slope.

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To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.

Noun
the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

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the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"

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any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"

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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"

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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"

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Noun
a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"

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the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe

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the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition'' or `in shape'' or `out of condition'' or `out of shape'')

Verb
give a shape or form to; "shape the dough"

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shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

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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"


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To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.

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To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.

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To image; to conceive; to body forth.

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To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.

v. i.
To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

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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.

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That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.

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A model; a pattern; a mold.

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Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.

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Dress for disguise; guise.

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A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.

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A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.


Shape

Shape , v. t. [imp. Shaped ; p. p. Shaped or Shapen ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shaping.] [OE. shapen, schapen, AS. sceapian. The p. p. shapen is from the strong verb, AS. scieppan, scyppan, sceppan, p. p. sceapen. See Shape, n.] 1. To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.
I was shapen in iniquity.
Grace shaped her limbs, and beauty decked her face.
2. To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.
To the stream, when neither friends, nor force, Nor spead nor art avail, he shapes his course.
Charmed by their eyes, their manners I acqire, And shape my foolishness to their desire.
3. To image; to conceive; to body forth.
Oft my jealousy Shapes faults that are not.
4. To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.
When shapen was all this conspiracy, From point to point.
Shaping machine. (Mach.) Same as Shaper. -- To shape one's self, to prepare; to make ready. [Obs.]
I will early shape me therefor.

Shape

Shape , v. i. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable. [R.] Shak.

Shape

Shape, n. [OE. shap, schap, AS. sceap in gesceap creation, creature, fr. the root of scieppan, scyppan, sceppan, to shape, to do, to effect; akin to OS. giskeppian, OFries. skeppa, D. scheppen, G. schaffen, OHG. scaffan, scepfen, skeffen, Icer. skapa, skepja, Dan. skabe, skaffe, Sw. skapa, skaffa, Goth. gaskapjan, and perhaps to E. shave, v. Cf. -ship.] 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.
2. That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.
Before the gates three sat, On either side, a formidable shape.
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. Milton. 5. Dress for disguise; guise. [Obs.]
Look better on this virgin, and consider This Persian shape laid by, and she appearing In a Greekish dress.
6. (Iron Manuf.) (a) A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar. (b) A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted. To take shape, to assume a definite form.

To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.

To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

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.

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Usage Examples

Almost all of your life is lived by the seat of your pants, one unexpected event crashing into another, with no pattern or reason, and then you finally reach a point, around my age, where you spend more time than ever looking back. Why did this happen? Look where that led? You see the shape of things.

Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.

For so many years, I felt so insecure, so inferior, and I still have those moments, but I have a newfound confidence since I got in shape and changed my diet.

Each has its lesson for our dreams in sooth, come they in shape of demons, gods, or elves, are allegories with deep hearts of truth that tell us solemn secrets of ourselves.

Here once again education is crucial, it enables children to be become more aware of their rights and to exercise them in a respectful manner which helps them shape their own future.

I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn, to open up, to work, help shape the future. To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally intolerable and ridiculous. It's not Islam.

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Other Usage Examples

Faith is not a thing which one 'loses,' we merely cease to shape our lives by it.

Fitness is a curve. You can be Lance Armstrong, or you can be really out of shape at the opposite end. People enter the curve wherever they are and then they can move up the curve, by better nutrition and better exercise.

He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

Every time I get up in the morning, melodies occur to me and I start trying to shape lyrics to melodies.

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

'Eyes Wide Open' took shape from two real life events straight from my own past. One was the sad suicide of my young nephew, a troubled kid, who was found at the bottom of a landmark cliff in central California. The second was a chance encounter forty years ago with none other than, ahem, Charles Manson!

A father is a person who's around, participating in a child's life. He's a teacher who helps to guide and shape and mold that young person, someone for that young person to talk to, to share with, their ups and their downs, their fears and their concerns.

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

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