shapen
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of shapen to shape Date: 14th century fashioned in or provided with a definite shape — usually used in combination <
an ill-shapen body
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  • Shapen — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shapen — |shāpən adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of shapen to shape : fashioned in or provided with a definite shape usually used in combination an ill shapen body …   Useful english dictionary

  • shapen — /shay peuhn/, adj. having a designated shape (usually used in combination): a sprawling, ill shapen building. [1250 1300; ME; OE sceapen (only in compounds); orig. ptp. of SHAPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • shapen — 1. verb To shape, form. 2. adjective Shaped …   Wiktionary

  • shapen — shap·en …   English syllables

  • ill-shapen — adj. so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly; as, an ill shapen vase. Syn: deformed, distorted, malformed, misshapen. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-shapen — adjective so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly deformed thalidomide babies his poor distorted limbs an ill shapen vase a limp caused by a malformed foot misshapen old fingers • Syn: ↑deformed, ↑distorted, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • i-shapen — i shape(n ME. pa. pple. of shape v …   Useful english dictionary

  • mis-shapen — …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-shapen — …   Useful english dictionary

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