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1. shape

noun. ['ˈʃeɪp'] any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline).

Synonyms

  • lobularity
  • spatial property
  • roundness
  • form
  • convexity
  • curvature
  • angularity
  • narrowing
  • configuration
  • sharpness
  • concavity
  • concaveness
  • contour
  • convexness
  • spatiality
  • bluntness
  • straight
  • straightness
  • dullness
  • stratification
  • topography
  • curve
  • keenness
  • crookedness
  • conformation

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • dullness
  • angularity
  • roundness
  • straight
  • crookedness
  • straightness

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Shape

  • videotape
  • scrape
  • escape
  • swape
  • snape
  • slape
  • scape
  • grape
  • drape
  • crepe
  • agape
  • tape
  • rape
  • pape
  • lape
  • knape
  • gape
  • cape

Sentences with shape


1. Noun, singular or mass
Double-click on the last corner to stop drawing the shape.

2. Verb, base form
Wrap 2-inch strips of fleece over the wire to shape and pad the body.

Quotes about shape


1. A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

2. Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
- Robert H. Schuller

3. Loving oneself isn't hard, when you understand who and what 'yourself' is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It's so beyond all of those things and it's what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.
- Phylicia Rashad

2. shape

verb. ['ˈʃeɪp'] shape or influence; give direction to.

Synonyms

  • indispose
  • pace
  • decide
  • carry weight
  • mold
  • incline
  • time
  • miscreate
  • influence
  • determine
  • do
  • predetermine
  • regulate
  • make
  • index
  • disincline
  • cause
  • reshape

Antonyms

  • indispose
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. shape

noun. ['ˈʃeɪp'] the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance.

Synonyms

  • distorted shape
  • natural shape
  • distortion
  • square
  • attribute
  • tower
  • form
  • connection
  • angularity
  • amorphous shape
  • plume
  • connexion
  • sheet
  • column
  • link
  • circle
  • pillar
  • figure
  • solid
  • flair
  • flare
  • line
  • round shape
  • angular shape
  • plane

Antonyms

  • free
  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • show

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. shape

verb. ['ˈʃeɪp'] make something, usually for a specific function.

Synonyms

  • model
  • hill
  • create from raw material
  • form
  • mold
  • throw
  • beat
  • coil
  • hand-build
  • work
  • preform
  • work on
  • process
  • sculpt
  • carve
  • sinter
  • mound
  • mould
  • grind
  • machine
  • stamp
  • swage
  • remold
  • roughcast
  • puddle
  • cut out
  • chip
  • layer
  • sculpture
  • upset
  • handbuild
  • create from raw stuff
  • reshape
  • cast

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. shape

noun. ['ˈʃeɪp'] alternative names for the body of a human being.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • physique
  • female body
  • form
  • homo
  • material body
  • chassis
  • physical structure
  • human body
  • frame
  • individual
  • soma
  • human
  • male body
  • human being
  • build
  • juvenile body
  • physical body
  • mortal
  • man
  • organic structure
  • person
  • figure
  • body
  • adult body
  • anatomy
  • bod
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • push
  • repel
  • abduct
  • glycerolize

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. shape

verb. ['ˈʃeɪp'] give shape or form to.

Synonyms

  • individuate
  • block
  • draw
  • dimension
  • alter
  • crystallize
  • scallop
  • dish
  • cup
  • square
  • round
  • ridge
  • distort
  • blow
  • form
  • roll
  • tie
  • crystalize
  • encircle
  • plume
  • square up
  • fit
  • change
  • flatten
  • sliver
  • crystalise
  • round off
  • crystallise
  • strain
  • circle
  • fork
  • strike
  • round out
  • deform
  • twist
  • tabulate
  • modify
  • scollop
  • turn

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. shape

noun. ['ˈʃeɪp'] a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept.

Synonyms

  • concretism
  • concrete representation

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • open
  • thicken

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. shape

noun. ['ˈʃeɪp'] the visual appearance of something or someone.

Synonyms

  • appearance
  • cast
  • form

Antonyms

  • unfreeze
  • unblock
  • remember
  • ability

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. shape

noun. ['ˈʃeɪp'] the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases in condition' orin shape' or out of condition' orout of shape').

Synonyms

  • physical fitness
  • condition
  • fitness
  • good health

Antonyms

  • unfitness
  • thickness
  • thinness
  • misconception

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. shape

noun. ['ˈʃeɪp'] a perceptual structure.

Synonyms

  • strand
  • pattern
  • kaleidoscope
  • structure
  • mosaic
  • perceptual experience
  • percept
  • perception
  • gestalt
  • fractal
  • form

Antonyms

  • deposit
  • sheathe
  • disarrange
  • obviate

Etymology

  • shap (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shapen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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