Dictionary Results for shape


1. shape - noun

· any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"

Synonym(s): form, configuration, contour, conformation

Hypernym(s): spatial_property, spatiality




2. shape - noun

· the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

Synonym(s): form

Hypernym(s): attribute




3. shape - 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"

Synonym(s): human_body, physical_body, material_body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh

Hypernym(s): body, organic_structure




4. shape - noun

· a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"

Synonym(s): embodiment

Hypernym(s): concretism, concrete_representation




5. shape - noun

· the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"

Synonym(s): form, cast

Hypernym(s): appearance, visual_aspect




6. shape - noun

· the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

Synonym(s): condition

Hypernym(s): good_health, healthiness




7. shape - noun

· the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe

Synonym(s): Supreme_Headquarters_Allied_Powers_Europe, SHAPE

Hypernym(s): high_command, supreme_headquarters




8. shape - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): form, pattern

Hypernym(s): structure




9. shape - verb

· shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

Synonym(s): determine, mold, influence, regulate

Hypernym(s): cause, do, make




10. shape - 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"

Synonym(s): form, work, mold, mould, forge

Hypernym(s): create_from_raw_material, create_from_raw_stuff




11. shape - verb

· give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"

Synonym(s): form

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify





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