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Shape meaning

shape - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
  2. 2. give a shape or form to; " shape the dough"
  3. 3. To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.
  4. 4. To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.
  5. 5. To image; to conceive; to body forth.
  6. 6. To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.
  7. 7. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.
  10. 10. A model; a pattern; a mold.
  11. 11. Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.
  12. 12. Dress for disguise; guise.
  13. 13. A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.
  14. 14. A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.
  15. 15. Form or figure; appearance.
  16. 16. To form; fashion; adjust.

shape - examples of usage

  1. But the shape of the mountain caught the light breeze as it came down and twisted it away always to the side. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. It was taking shape. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. Dale also bought a common soft felt hat, a thing you could pull down over your eyes and ears, and make into any shape you pleased. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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