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shapes, plural;
  1. Give a particular shape or form to
    • - most caves are shaped by the flow of water through limestone
    • - shape the dough into two-inch balls
  2. Make (something) fit the form of something else
    • - suits have been shaped to fit so snugly that no curve is undefined
  3. Determine the nature of; have a great influence on
    • - his childhood was shaped by a loving relationship with his elder brother
  4. Develop in a particular way; progress
    • - the yacht was shaping well in trials
  5. Form or produce (a sound or words)

  1. The external form or appearance characteristic of someone or something; the outline of an area or figure
    • - she liked the shape of his nose
    • - houseplants come in all shapes and sizes
    • - chest freezers are square or rectangular in shape
  2. A person or thing that is difficult to see and identify clearly
    • - he saw a shape through the mist
  3. A specific form or guise assumed by someone or something
    • - a fiend in human shape
  4. A piece of material, paper, etc., made or cut in a particular form
    • - stick paper shapes on for the puppet's eyes and nose
  5. The particular condition or state of someone or something
    • - he was in no shape to drive
    • - the building was in poor shape
  6. The distinctive nature or qualities of something
    • - the future shape and direction of the country
  7. Definite or orderly arrangement
    • - check that your structure will give shape to your essay

  1. any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"
  2. determine: shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
  3. 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"
  4. the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
  5. give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
  6. human body: 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"
  7. The shape (gesceap, created thing) of an object located in some space is the part of that space occupied by the object, as determined by its external boundary – abstracting from other properties such as colour, content, and material composition, as well as from the object's other spatial ...
  8. In association football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned on the pitch. Different formations can be used depending on whether a team wishes to play more attacking or defensive football.
  9. Shape is a Marvel comics comic book character created by Mark Gruenwald.
  10. Shape is the second album from the Australian band Frente, released in July 1996. The album was recorded in Spain in 1995 and produced by Cameron McVey.
  11. In the game of Go, shape describes the positional qualities of a group of stones. Descriptions of shapes in go revolve around how well a group creates or removes life and territory. ...
  12. Shape Magazine (or Shape) is a monthly English language fitness magazine started by Weider Publications in 1981. Weider was purchased by American Media in 2002. A German version of Shape is available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  13. The status or condition of something; Condition of personal health, especially muscular health; The appearance of something, especially its outline; A figure with unspecified appearance; especially a geometric figure; Form; formation; To give something a shape and definition; To manouevre ...
  14. (shaping) A method of positive reinforcement of behaviour patterns in operant conditioning; The action of the verb to shape
  15. (Shaped) a nappy that is shaped to fit baby, made up of several absorbent layers and either fastened with a nappy nippa, velcro or poppers. Requires a waterproof wrap.
  16. (Shapes) To pull or throw shapes (origin: Irish slang for acting the “hard man”), throwing shapes is a rider whose exertions has caused him to pedal in an ungainly and un-fluid manner. A sign a rider is about to crack or has cracked. Can be used in expressive ways. ...
  17. (Shapes) cone, cube, cylinder, oval, pentagon, pyramid, rectangle, sphere, triangle
  18. (SHAPES) Visual presentations of your internal structure or mood / Needing to get your act together (shape up); being out of shape / (see CIRCLE, SQUARE, SPIRAL, SHELL, PATTERN)
  19. (Shapes) Introduces mathematical concepts in a fun format
  20. (Shapes) Older colour correctors only allowed preset windows or shapes because they had no interface to draw complex shapes. Those that have developed from effects toolset's, or been developed by those who have traditionally created effects tools have taken shapes to a higher level. ...
  21. (Shapes) The interrelated arrangement of the body or groups of bodies. E.g. symmetrical, asymmetrical, circle.
  22. (Shapes) The shape that you use for your bullets, callout boxes, color-blocked areas, and even borders in your materials can create a strong visual component that will contribute to your memorability.
  23. (Shapes) Tommy is teased for being like a hurricane; Billy identifies some different shapes; Oscar overreacts to an oddly shaped chicken strip.
  24. (Shapes) by Ellen Steiber (Shapes)
  25. (Shapes) long ·short ·flat ·irregular ·sesamoid