Definition of Shape


  • 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"
  • the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
    - supreme headquarters allied powers europe
  • the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
  • the visual appearance of something or someone
    "the delicate cast of his features"
  • a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
    "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
  • 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"
    - human body - physical body - material body
  • the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
  • any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    "he could barely make out their shapes"


  • give shape or form to
    "shape the dough"
    "form the young child's character"
  • 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 or influence
    give direction to
    "experience often determines ability"
    "mold public opinion"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble shape

55 unscramble word found using the letters shape.

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