shape

  • 41shape — /ʃeɪp / (say shayp) noun 1. the quality of a thing depending on its outline or external surface. 2. the form of a particular thing, person, or being. 3. something seen indistinctly, as in outline or silhouette. 4. an imaginary form; phantom. 5.… …

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  • 42Shape — Cet article concerne la forme d une planche de surf. Pour le centre de commandement militaire des forces de l OTAN, voir SHAPE. En surf, le shape caractérise la forme d une planche de surf. Le shape d u …

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  • 43shape — 01. For my fifth birthday, my mother baked me a birthday cake in the [shape] of an elephant. 02. Robert accidentally left his butter sculpture in the sun, and it became an ugly, [shapeless] mess. 03. We gave our dad a coffee mug in the [shape] of …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 44shape — {{11}}shape (n.) O.E. gesceap creation, form, destiny, from root of SHAPE (Cf. shape) (v.)). Meaning contours of the body is attested from late 14c. Meaning condition, state is first recorded 1865, American English. In Middle English, the word… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 45shape — noun 1》 the external form, outline, or contours of someone or something.     ↘a specific form or guise assumed by someone or something: a fiend in human shape. 2》 a geometric figure such as a rectangle.     ↘a piece of material, paper, etc., made …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 46shape — 1. noun /ʃeɪp/ a) The status or condition of something The used bookshop wouldnt offer much due to the poor shape of the book. b) Condition of personal health, especially muscular health. The vet checked to see what kind of shape the animal was… …

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  • 47shape — [[t]ʃeɪp[/t]] n. v. shaped, shap•ing 1) the quality of a distinct object or body in having an external surface or outline of specific form or figure 2) something seen in outline, as in silhouette: A vague shape appeared through the mist[/ex] 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 48shape — 1. noun 1) the shape of the dining table Syn: form, appearance, configuration, formation, structure; figure, build, physique, body; contours, lines, outline, silhouette, profile 2) a spirit in the shape of a fox …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 49shape — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. form, figure, contour; pattern, mold; state, condition. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Form] Syn. contour, aspect, configuration; see appearance 1 , form 1 . 2. [An actual form] Syn. pattern, stamp, frame;… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 50shape up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms shape up : present tense I/you/we/they shape up he/she/it shapes up present participle shaping up past tense shaped up past participle shaped up 1) to develop Education is shaping up as the hottest issue on… …

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  • 51shape — See: IN SHAPE, OUT OF SHAPE, TAKE SHAPE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 52shape — See: IN SHAPE, OUT OF SHAPE, TAKE SHAPE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 53Shape-CD — I Shape CD   [englisch, ʃeɪp ], in diversen Umrissen (Sägeblatt, Dreieck usw.) geformte CD; 1995 von dem Berliner Mini Label Pikosso Records auf den Markt gebracht, das damit eine ausgesprochene Marktlücke entdeckt hat. II Shape CD,   englische… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 54shape — Synonyms and related words: Masan, Platonic form, Platonic idea, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, adapt, adapt to, adjust, adjust to, adjustment, aesthetic form, affect, agree with, anatomy, angle, apparition, appearance, archetype,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 55shape — See: in shape, out of shape, take shape …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 56shape up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something is shaping up, it is starting to develop or seems likely to happen. [V P] There are also indications that a major tank battle may be shaping up for tonight... [V P as n] The accident is already shaping up as a… …

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  • 57shape up — 1. to develop. The state of the economy is shaping up as a major political issue. Everyone s waiting to see how the new football season will shape up in September. 2. to improve your behavior or performance. He promised me he was going to shape… …

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  • 58shape — 1. noun 1) the shape of the dining table Syn: form, appearance, configuration, structure, contours, lines, outline, silhouette, profile 2) a spirit in the shape of a fox Syn: guise …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 59shape —    Ano, hō omo omo; kālai, ōmilo (as a canoe hull); ho opololei, kālai (as a policy or enterprise).    ♦ Irregular in shape, pā ewa, pū ali.    ♦ To take shape, ho okino.    ♦ To put in shape, ho oponopono, ho opololei …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 60shape up — 1. in. to improve; to reform. □ I want to get things shaped up around here. □ I guess I’d better shape up if I want to stay in school. 2. in. to assume a final form or structure. □ The game plan for the election was beginning to shape up …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions