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  2  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. 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {molded},  {wrought}] 

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