shaped, past participle; shapes, 3rd person singular present; shaping, present participle; shaped, past tense;
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
Make (something) fit the form of something else
suits have been shaped to fit so snugly that no curve is undefined
Determine the nature of; have a great influence on
his childhood was shaped by a loving relationship with his elder brother
Develop in a particular way; progress
the yacht was shaping well in trials
Form or produce (a sound or words)
shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort); "a shaped handgrip"; "the molded steel plates"; "the wrought silver bracelet"
having the shape of; "a square shaped playing field"
(shape) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"
determine: shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
(shape) 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) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
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 ...
(Shape (album by Frente)) 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.
(Shape (association football)) 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.
(Shape (comics)) Shape is a Marvel comics comic book character created by Mark Gruenwald.
(Shape (Go)) 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. ...
(Shape (magazine)) 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.
Having been given a shape, especially a curved shape
(shape) 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 ...
(shaping) A method of positive reinforcement of behaviour patterns in operant conditioning; The action of the verb to shape
(Shape) The distribution of suits in a hand.
(Shape) To use hands to roll or mould dough into balls, rolls or other forms.
(shape) (Tubular gland, Alveolar gland)
(Shape) A quality evaluation category used to describe the shape of a pearl. The most valuable pearls are round. However, other shapes of pearls include off-round, drop, oval, button, semi-baroque and baroque. ...
Shape is the basic outline of the diamond. Round is the most popular and the rest are called fancy shapes. These include marquise, pear, oval, heart, princess, radiant, emerald, trillion and others.
(Shape) Form or appearance of a diamond; i.e.: whether the diamond is round, triangular, square, marquise, pear, oval or heart-shaped.
(shape) The number of dimensions of an array. The statement a = new( (/ 2, 3, 5 /), float) would create an array a of shape 3 (i.e. a has three dimensions).
(Shape) The outline form of a chord or scale on the fingerboard.
The shape of an array consists of its rank and extent.
(Shape) To curve a shot to fit the situation. (His ability to shape a shot really impressed the older players). The word is also used to describe the flight of the ball. (The usual shape of his shots was a fade).