Search Result:shape

KK Pronunciation

〔 ʃєp 〕


〔 ʃєip 〕

Overview of noun shape

The noun shape has 8 senses

  • shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation -- (any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes")

  • shape, form -- (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape")

  • human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh -- (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, embodiment -- (a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life")

  • form, shape, cast -- (the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features")

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

  • Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE -- (the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe)

  • form, shape, pattern -- (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")

Overview of verb shape

The verb shape has 3 senses

  • determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")

  • shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (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, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")