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shape

 
Noun shape has 8 senses
  1. shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
    --1 is a kind of spatial property, spatiality
    --1 has particulars:
     sharpness, keenness; dullness, dulness, bluntness; topography; lobularity; concavity, concaveness; convexity, convexness; angularity; narrowing; curvature, curve; roundness; straightness; crookedness; stratification
    Derived form: verb shape3
  2. shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
    --2 is a kind of attribute
    --2 has particulars:
     solid; plane, sheet; natural shape; flare, flair; figure; line; angular shape, angularity; round shape; distorted shape, distortion; amorphous shape; connection, connexion, link; circle; square; triangle; column, tower, pillar
  3. 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"
    --3 is a kind of body, organic structure, physical structure
    --3 is a part of
     person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul; homo, man, human being, human
    --3 has particulars:
     person; juvenile body; adult body; male body; female body
  4. shape, embodiment - a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
    --4 is a kind of concretism, concrete representation
    Derived form: verb shape1
  5. form, shape, cast - the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
    --5 is a kind of appearance, visual aspect
    Derived forms: verb shape3, verb shape2
  6. condition, shape - the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
    --6 is a kind of good health, healthiness
    --6 has particulars: fitness, physical fitness, good shape, good condition
  7. Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE - the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
    --7 is a kind of high command, supreme headquarters
    --7 is a part of North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO
  8. 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"
    --8 is a kind of structure
    --8 is a part of percept, perception, perceptual experience
    --8 has particulars: fractal; gestalt; mosaic; strand
    Derived form: verb shape1
Verb shape has 3 senses
  1. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
    --1 is one way to cause, do, make
    Derived forms: noun shape8, noun shape4, noun shaping1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
  2. shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
    --2 is one way to create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Derived forms: noun shape5, noun shaper1, noun shaping2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. shape, form - give a shape or form to; "shape the dough"
    --3 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun shape1, noun shape5, noun shaper1, noun shaper2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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