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    shape - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shape

    Definition
    (noun) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    Example Sentence
    • he could barely make out their shapes
    Definition
    (noun) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    Synonyms : form
    Example Sentence
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape
    Definition
    (noun) alternative names for the body of a human being
    Example Sentence
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
    Definition
    (noun) a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
    Synonyms : embodiment
    Example Sentence
    • a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life
    Definition
    (noun) the visual appearance of something or someone
    Synonyms : cast , form
    Example Sentence
    • the delicate cast of his features
    Definition
    (noun) the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
    Synonyms : condition
    Definition
    (noun) the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe Definition
    (noun) a perceptual structure
    Synonyms : form , pattern
    Example Sentence
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
    Definition
    (verb) shape or influence; give direction to
    Synonyms : determine , influence , mold , regulate
    Example Sentence
    • experience often determines ability
    • mold public opinion
    Definition
    (verb) make something, usually for a specific function
    Synonyms : forge , form , mold , mould , work
    Example Sentence
    • She molded the rice balls carefully
    • Form cylinders from the dough
    • shape a figure
    • Work the metal into a sword
    Definition
    (verb) give shape or form to
    Synonyms : form
    Example Sentence
    • shape the dough
    • form the young child's character
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