Associations to the word «Shape»


SHAPE, noun. The status or condition of something
SHAPE, noun. Condition of personal health, especially muscular health.
SHAPE, noun. The appearance of something, especially its outline.
SHAPE, noun. A figure with unspecified appearance; especially a geometric figure.
SHAPE, noun. Form; formation.
SHAPE, noun. (iron manufacture) A rolled or hammered piece, such as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.
SHAPE, noun. (iron manufacture) A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.
SHAPE, noun. (cookery) (now rare) A mould for making jelly, blancmange etc., or a piece of such food formed moulded into a particular shape.
SHAPE, verb. (transitive) To give something a shape and definition.
SHAPE, verb. To form or manipulate something into a certain shape.
SHAPE, verb. (of a country, person, etc) To give influence to.
SHAPE, verb. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.
SHAPE, verb. (obsolete) To imagine; to conceive.
SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY, noun. Any of a group of metallic materials that can return to a previously defined shape, after being deformed, by being heated
SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS, noun. Plural of shape memory alloy
SHAPE NOTE, noun. A system of music notation designed to facilitate choral singing, and the style of psalmody associated with it.
SHAPE POEM, noun. A poem written in such a way that the lines form a pattern, usually related to the subject-matter of the poem.
SHAPE UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To improve; to correct one's bad habits or behavior.
SHAPE UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To take shape; to transform into or become.
SHAPE UP OR SHIP OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To either improve one's behavior or else be required to leave; to either improve one's performance in an activity or else withdraw from that activity completely.

Dictionary definition

SHAPE, noun. Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes".
SHAPE, noun. The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape".
SHAPE, noun. 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".
SHAPE, noun. A concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life".
SHAPE, noun. The visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features".
SHAPE, noun. The state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape').
SHAPE, noun. The supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe.
SHAPE, noun. 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".
SHAPE, verb. Shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion".
SHAPE, verb. Make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword".
SHAPE, verb. Give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character".

Wise words

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