Definitions of shape

  1. To square; to suit.
  2. To mold; form; adjust; adapt; imagine.
  3. To make into a certain form; fashion; regulate; design.
  4. To form: to fashion: to adapt to a purpose: to regulate: to direct: to conceive:- pa. p. shaped, ( B.) shapen.
  5. To form; fashion; adjust.
  6. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.
  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"
  8. give a shape or or form to; " shape the dough"
  9. To form or create; to make into a particular form; to adapt to a purpose; to direct; to conceive.
  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.
  11. the state of ( good) health ( especially in the phrases ` in condition' or ` in shape' or ` out of condition' or ` out of shape')
  12. a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; " a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
  13. the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; " geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
  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"
  15. the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
  16. give a shape or form to; " shape the dough"
  17. To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.
  18. To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.
  19. To image; to conceive; to body forth.
  20. To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.
  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.
  22. That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.
  23. A model; a pattern; a mold.
  24. Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.
  25. Dress for disguise; guise.
  26. A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.
  27. A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.
  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.
  29. Form or figure: external appearance: that which has form or figure: an appearance: particular nature: expression, as in words.
  30. Form or figure; appearance.
  31. Outward form or expression; guise; aspect; statement.
  32. Form or figure; external appearance; a definite form; a pattern.
  33. Form or figure of a thing; a mould or cast; pattern; form; external appearance; idea.