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shape


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shape  \Shape\  (sh[=a]p),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Shaped}  (sh[=a]pt);  p.  p. 
  {Shaped}  or  {Shapen}  (sh[=a]p"'n);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shaping}.]  [OE.  shapen,  schapen,  AS  sceapian  The  p.  p. 
  shapen  is  from  the  strong  verb  AS  scieppan  scyppan 
  sceppan  p.  p.  sceapen.  See  {Shape},  n.] 
  1.  To  form  or  create;  especially,  to  mold  or  make  into  a 
  particular  form  to  give  proper  form  or  figure  to 
 
  I  was  shapen  in  iniquity.  --Ps.  li  5. 
 
  Grace  shaped  her  limbs,  and  beauty  decked  her  face. 
  --Prior. 
 
  2.  To  adapt  to  a  purpose;  to  regulate;  to  adjust  to  direct; 
  as  to  shape  the  course  of  a  vessel. 
 
  To  the  stream,  when  neither  friends,  nor  force,  Nor 
  speed  nor  art  avail,  he  shapes  his  course.  --Denham. 
 
  Charmed  by  their  eyes,  their  manners  I  acquire,  And 
  shape  my  foolishness  to  their  desire.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  To  image;  to  conceive;  to  body  forth. 
 
  Oft  my  jealousy  Shapes  faults  that  are  not  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  design;  to  prepare;  to  plan  to  arrange. 
 
  When  shapen  was  all  this  conspiracy,  From  point  to 
  point.  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Shaping  machine}.  (Mach.)  Same  as  {Shaper}. 
 
  {To  shape  one's  self},  to  prepare;  to  make  ready.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  will  early  shape  me  therefor.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shape  \Shape\  (sh[=a]p),  v.  i. 
  To  suit;  to  be  adjusted  or  conformable.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shape  \Shape\,  n.  [OE.  shap,  schap,  AS  sceap  in  gesceap 
  creation,  creature,  fr  the  root  of  scieppan  scyppan 
  sceppan  to  shape,  to  do  to  effect;  akin  to  OS  giskeppian 
  OFries  skeppa  D.  scheppen  G.  schaffen,  OHG.  scaffan 
  scepfen  skeffen  Icer.  skapa,  skepja  Dan.  skabe,  skaffe 
  Sw  skapa,  skaffa  Goth.  gaskapjan  and  perhaps  to  E.  shave, 
  v.  Cf  {-ship}.] 
  1.  Character  or  construction  of  a  thing  as  determining  its 
  external  appearance;  outward  aspect;  make  figure;  form 
  guise;  as  the  shape  of  a  tree;  the  shape  of  the  head;  an 
  elegant  shape. 
 
  He  beat  me  grievously,  in  the  shape  of  a  woman. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  which  has  form  or  figure;  a  figure;  an  appearance;  a 
  being 
 
  Before  the  gates  three  sat,  On  either  side  a 
  formidable  shape.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  model;  a  pattern;  a  mold. 
 
  4.  Form  of  embodiment,  as  in  words  form  as  of  thought  or 
  conception;  concrete  embodiment  or  example,  as  of  some 
  quality.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  Dress  for  disguise;  guise.  [Obs.] 
 
  Look  better  on  this  virgin,  and  consider  This 
  Persian  shape  laid  by  and  she  appearing  In  a 
  Greekish  dress.  --Messinger. 
 
  6.  (Iron  Manuf.) 
  a  A  rolled  or  hammered  piece,  as  a  bar,  beam,  angle 
  iron,  etc.,  having  a  cross  section  different  from 
  merchant  bar. 
  b  A  piece  which  has  been  roughly  forged  nearly  to  the 
  form  it  will  receive  when  completely  forged  or  fitted. 
 
  {To  take  shape},  to  assume  a  definite  form 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shape 
  n  1:  any  spatial  attribute  (especially  as  defined  by  outline); 
  "he  could  barely  make  out  their  shapes  through  the 
  smoke"  [syn:  {form},  {configuration},  {contour}] 
  2:  the  spatial  arrangement  of  something  as  distinct  from  its 
  substance;  "geometry  is  the  mathematical  science  of  shape" 
  [syn:  {form}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {human  body}, 
  {physical  body},  {material  body},  {soma},  {build},  {figure}, 
  {physique},  {anatomy},  {bod},  {chassis},  {frame},  {form}, 
  {flesh}] 
  4:  a  concrete  representation  of  an  otherwise  nebulous  concept; 
  "a  circle  was  the  embodiment  of  his  concept  of  life"  [syn: 
  {embodiment}] 
  5:  the  visual  appearance  of  something  or  someone  "the  delicate 
  cast  of  his  features"  [syn:  {form},  {cast}] 
  6:  the  state  of  (good)  health--especially  in  the  phrases  "in 
  condition"  or  "in  shape"  or  "out  of  condition"  or  "out  of 
  shape"  [syn:  {condition}] 
  7:  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" 
  [syn:  {form},  {pattern}] 
  v  1:  shape  or  influence;  give  direction  to  "experience  often 
  determines  ability"  [syn:  {determine},  {influence},  {regulate}] 
  2:  make  something  usually  for  a  specific  function;  "She  molded 
  the  riceballs  carefully";  "Form  the  dough  into  cylinders" 
  [syn:  {form},  {mold},  {mould},  {forge}] 
  3:  cause  to  shape  or  form  "shape  a  bun";  "shape  a  ball  from 
  the  dough"  [syn:  {form}] 




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