shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation(noun)
any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
"he could barely make out their shapes"
course, figure, flesh, conformity, contour line, frame, kind, conformation, word form, physical body, soma, descriptor, human body, contour, grade, sort, form, mannikin, mannequin, physique, phase, cast, configuration, class, variant, abidance, constellation, pattern, bod, anatomy, signifier, embodiment, chassis, manikin, variety, strain, condition, compliance, var., material body, manakin, build
the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
course, figure, flesh, frame, kind, conformation, word form, physical body, soma, descriptor, human body, contour, grade, sort, form, mannikin, mannequin, physique, phase, cast, configuration, class, variant, pattern, bod, anatomy, signifier, embodiment, chassis, manikin, variety, strain, condition, var., material body, manakin, build
human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh(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"
framing, course, skeletal system, figure, flesh, pulp, frame, variety, kind, conformation, figure of speech, image, chassis, physical body, trope, frame of reference, soma, haoma, human body, underframe, strain, contour, grade, systema skeletale, general anatomy, cast, form, mannikin, inning, physique, phase, mannequin, condition, skeleton, body-build, habitus, configuration, fig, variant, number, digit, class, pattern, bod, name, skeletal frame, signifier, embodiment, descriptor, manikin, public figure, sort, anatomy, word form, var., design, material body, manakin, build
a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
"a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
avatar, contour, conformation, incarnation, figure, physical body, material body, configuration, frame, form, cast, build, chassis, anatomy, bod, condition, flesh, pattern, soma, embodiment, human body, physique
form, shape, cast(noun)
the visual appearance of something or someone
"the delicate cast of his features"
hurl, course, figure, flesh, dramatis personae, frame, cast of characters, kind, conformation, sort, chassis, condition, physical body, soma, stamp, roll, human body, plaster cast, contour, grade, cast, form, mannikin, mould, mannequin, physique, phase, word form, configuration, class, variant, mold, pattern, bod, signifier, embodiment, casting, descriptor, plaster bandage, manikin, variety, strain, anatomy, var., material body, manakin, build
the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
contour, form, experimental condition, cast, condition, figure, physical body, material body, conformation, precondition, status, stipulation, build, chassis, anatomy, bod, frame, physique, embodiment, flesh, pattern, circumstance, soma, configuration, consideration, human body, term
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE(noun)
the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
form, shape, pattern(verb)
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"
course, figure, flesh, formula, frame, kind, conformation, sort, chassis, condition, physical body, radiation diagram, soma, rule, human body, blueprint, radiation pattern, contour, grade, cast, form, mannikin, mannequin, physique, phase, word form, configuration, class, variant, convention, practice, approach pattern, pattern, bod, signifier, embodiment, descriptor, manikin, variety, strain, normal, anatomy, traffic pattern, var., design, material body, manakin, build
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)
shape or influence; give direction to
"experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
mildew, settle, baffle, square up, work, fix, find, square off, forge, modulate, regulate, determine, see, find out, govern, cast, form, define, specify, mould, regularize, watch, regularise, mold, tempt, charm, make up one's mind, decide, ascertain, influence, limit, act upon, learn, set, model, order, check
shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge(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"
spring, knead, turn, operate, act, bring, model, excogitate, imprint, work out, run, spurt, function, put to work, organize, forge, lick, take form, solve, make, regulate, determine, figure out, cast, form, fake, mould, sour, invent, play, exploit, make for, spirt, go, take shape, fashion, do work, hammer, mold, organise, mildew, puzzle out, act upon, counterfeit, process, crop, work, ferment, influence, work on, constitute, formulate, wreak, cultivate, exercise, contrive, devise
give shape or form to
"shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Make is essentially causative; to the idea of cause all its various senses may be traced (compare synonyms for CAUSE). To make is to cause to exist, or to cause to exist in a certain form or in certain relations; the word thus includes the idea of create, as in Gen. i, 31, "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Make includes also the idea of compose, constitute; as, the parts make up the whole. Similarly, to cause a voluntary agent to do a certain act is to make him do it, or compel him to do it, compel fixing the attention more on the process, make on the accomplished fact. Compare COMPEL; DO; INFLUENCE; (make better) AMEND; (make haste) QUICKEN; (make known) ANNOUNCE; AVOW; CONFESS; (make prisoner) ARREST; (make up) ADD; (make void) CANCEL.
See synonyms for ABOLISH; BREAK; DEMOLISH.
become, bring about, bring into being, bring to pass, cause, compel, compose, constitute, constrain, construct, create, do, effect, establish, execute, fabricate, fashion, force, frame, get, make, make out, make up, manufacture, occasion, perform, reach, render, require
Make of, out of, or from certain materials, into a certain form, for a certain purpose or person; made with hands, by hand; made by a prisoner, with a jack-knife.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
the term pince comes from the french verb pincer (to pinch): the pinces are internal stitch folds designed to shape a garment.
the clothing designers are best known for adding pinces when drawing patterns for ladies slacks and skirts as well as mens trousers.
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How to use shape in a sentence?
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds; and they must be tolerated in an admixture of it in some trifling or enthusiastic shape or other; else you will deprive weak minds of a resource found necessary to the strongest.
Hamlet Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel Polonius By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet Or like a whale Polonius Very like a whale.
[ Sophisticated ] robbers could work with a corrupt diamond cutter... in one of the jewelry centers such as Antwerp, and have the [ stone ] re-cut and the laser [ inscription ] removed, and the diamond re-set, the goal is to change the weight, appearance and to some degree the shape of her diamond so it appears to be a different stone and then market it. Perhaps getting a new diamond grading report from a European lab, and not from Geological Institute of America.
We need to have an agreement somewhat in shape by Thursday if we're going to meet the needs of Friday, and I think everybody wants to try to get this done.
It's the biggest moment, the most important weekend of Lewis Hamilton's life. Of course I know that, Why shouldn't I be ? I'm in the best place in Lewis Hamilton's whole life. I'm with the best team, I've got the best car, I'm in the best shape, I'm excited, man.
Translations for shape
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- أشكال, شكلArabic
- আকৃতি, আকারBengali
- formarCatalan, Valencian
- forma, tvar, utvářet, tvarovat, stav, formovatCzech
- Form, formen, ZustandGerman
- muoto, muotoilla, muovata, kuntoFinnish
- forme, donner une forme, formerFrench
- cruth, cumadhScottish Gaelic
- צורה, מצב, עיצבHebrew
- alak, formaHungarian
- վիճակ, ձեւArmenian
- forma, sagoma, modellareItalian
- 形, 型, 形作る, 形状, 形態, 様子, ようすJapanese
- forma, figuraLatin
- status, conditie, vorm, fysiek, staat, toestandDutch
- estado, forma, modelar, condiçãoPortuguese
- formă, stareRomanian
- форма, фигура, состояниеRussian
- oblika, oblikovatiSlovene
- tillstånd, form, formaSwedish
- స్థితి, ఆకారం, ఆకారము, ఆకృతి, రూపుదిద్దుTelugu
- hình dángVietnamese
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