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shape

 (shāp)
n.
1.
a. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour: a lake in the shape of an hourglass. See Synonyms at form.
b. Spatial form, contour, or appearance: The sandy coastline is always changing shape.
2.
a. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal: saw two shapes walking toward her in the night.
b. The contour of a person's body; the figure: a swimmer with a slender shape.
3.
a. A definite or distinctive form: Our discussion acquired the shape of an argument.
b. Form, condition, or embodiment: How is your research project taking shape?
c. A desirable form: a fabric that holds its shape.
4.
a. Assumed or false appearance; guise: a god in the shape of a swan.
b. A ghostly form; a phantom: Shapes appeared in his bedroom at night.
5. Something, such as a mold or pattern, used to give or determine form.
6.
a. The condition of something with regard to effectiveness, use, or appearance: What kind of shape is your car in?
b. Bodily condition, as in regard to muscle tone or endurance: She's in great shape after working out for six months.
tr.v. shaped, shap·ing, shapes
1. To create or fashion, as:
a. To give a particular form to (a material): shape the dough into baguettes.
b. To create or configure, as from a material: a sculpture that was shaped out of ice.
2. To cause to conform to a particular form: a pool that is shaped like an hourglass; a bone that is shaped to bear weight.
3.
a. To plan or devise: shape a new educational program.
b. To embody in a definite form: shaped a folk tale into an opera.
4.
a. To influence in a formative way: experiences that shaped his identity.
b. To direct the course of: "He shaped history as well as being shaped by it" (Robert J. Samuelson).
Phrasal Verbs:
shape into
To develop into a particular form or condition: This is shaping into one of the biggest scandals of the century.
shape up
1. To turn out; develop: This ski season is shaping up to be the best in years.
2. To improve one's performance or behavior so as to meet a standard: Either shape up or ship out.

[Middle English, from Old English gesceap, a creation.]

shap′a·ble, shape′a·ble adj.
shaped adj.
shap′er n.

shape

(ʃeɪp)
n
1. the outward form of an object defined by outline
2. the figure or outline of the body of a person
3. a phantom
4. organized or definite form: my plans are taking shape.
5. the form that anything assumes; guise
6. something used to provide or define form; pattern; mould
7. condition or state of efficiency: to be in good shape.
8. out of shape
a. in bad physical condition
b. bent, twisted, or deformed
9. take shape to assume a definite form
vb
10. (when: intr, often foll by into or up) to receive or cause to receive shape or form
11. (tr) to mould into a particular pattern or form; modify
12. (tr) to plan, devise, or prepare: to shape a plan of action.
13. an obsolete word for appoint
[Old English gesceap, literally: that which is created, from scieppan to create; related to sceap sexual organs, Old Norse skap destiny, Old High German scaf form]
ˈshapable, ˈshapeable adj
ˈshaper n

SHAPE

(ʃeɪp)
n acronym for
(Military) Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

shape

(ʃeɪp)

n., v. shaped, shap•ing. n.
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.
3. an imaginary form; phantom.
4. an assumed appearance; guise.
5. organized form or orderly arrangement: He could give no shape to his ideas.
6. condition or state of repair: The old house was in bad shape.
7. the collective conditions forming a way of life or mode of existence: What will the shape of the future be?
8. the figure, physique, or body of a person, esp. of a woman.
9. something used to give form, as a mold or a pattern.
10. a flanged metal beam or bar of uniform section, as a channel or I-beam.
v.t.
11. to give definite form, organization, or character to.
12. to couch or express in words.
13. to adjust; adapt.
14. to direct (one's course, future, etc.).
15. to teach (a behavior) by rewarding actions as they approximate the desired result.
v.i.
16. to come to a desired conclusion or take place in a specified way.
17. shape up,
a. to evolve or develop, esp. favorably.
b. to improve one's behavior, performance, or physical condition.
Idioms:
take shape, to assume a fixed or more complete form; become defined.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English; Old English gesceapu (pl.), c. Old Norse skap state, mood; (v.) Middle English, generalized from Old English sceapen, past participle of sceppan, scyppan, c. Old High German scaphen, Old Norse skepja, Gothic gaskapjan to create, make]

SHAPE

(ʃeɪp)

n.
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe.

Shape

 
  1. (Breasts) flat as paper —William Trevor
  2. As two-dimensional as a household weather vane —Saul Bellow
  3. Flat and pale as an empty sheet of nonerasable bond —Lyn Lifshin

    See Also: PALLOR

  4. (The back of his head) flat as a book —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  5. (Suit lapels as) flat as a cardboard —Derek Lambert
  6. Flat as a carpet —Anon

    To be more specific, there’s “Flat as Oriental rugs.”

  7. Flat as a fashion model’s breasts —Anon
  8. Flat as a flounder —Anon

    In his novel, Death of the Fox, George Garrett found a new application for this commonly used simile: “I am panting and my body twitches and heaves. Like a man with a woman, flat as a flounder, beneath him.”

  9. [A cleft in a rock] flat as a fresco —John Farris
  10. Flat as an empty wallet —Anon
  11. Flat as a pancake —American colloquialism, attributed to New England

    The comparison which has been with us since the fifteenth century applies most often to very flat persons and objects.

  12. (A blue sea as) flat as a table top —Jean Stafford
  13. Flat as a tracer bullet —Frank Conroy
  14. Flat as a waiter’s feet —Arthur Baer
  15. Flat as melted iron —Joyce Cary
  16. Flat as paper dolls —Elyse Sommer
  17. Flat as the palm of one’s hand —American colloquialism, attributed to New England

    A shorter version, “Flat as my hand,” was used by Robert Louis Stevenson in Will O’ the Will.

  18. (I lie on my single bed,) flat, like a piece of toast —Margaret Atwood
  19. (Her talk is) formless as a dream —Henry Miller
  20. [A field of July corn] level as a mat —H. E. Bates
  21. Long and slender like a cat’s elbow —H. G. Bohn’s Handbook of Proverbs
  22. Pressed myself flat as a tick against the wood of the wall —Davis Grubb
  23. (Pebbles … ) round and white as pearls —John Cheever
  24. Round as a ball —Alexander Hamilton
  25. Round as a melon —Anon
  26. Round as a pillow —William Wordsworth
  27. (The Jewish women were as … ) round as the earth —Thomas Wolfe
  28. Round as the world —Dame Edith Sitwell
  29. (Eyes as) shapeless as a kneecap —Charles Johnson
  30. Shapeless as fear —Beryl Markham
  31. (The neighbors lounged on each other’s steps, big and) shapeless as worn cushions —Helen Hudson
  32. Shapeless like a slug —Heinrich Böll
  33. (Born) a shapeless lump, like anarchy —William Drummond
  34. They [passing lovers] are flat as shadows —Sylvia Plath

shape


Past participle: shaped
Gerund: shaping

Imperative
shape
shape
Present
I shape
you shape
he/she/it shapes
we shape
you shape
they shape
Preterite
I shaped
you shaped
he/she/it shaped
we shaped
you shaped
they shaped
Present Continuous
I am shaping
you are shaping
he/she/it is shaping
we are shaping
you are shaping
they are shaping
Present Perfect
I have shaped
you have shaped
he/she/it has shaped
we have shaped
you have shaped
they have shaped
Past Continuous
I was shaping
you were shaping
he/she/it was shaping
we were shaping
you were shaping
they were shaping
Past Perfect
I had shaped
you had shaped
he/she/it had shaped
we had shaped
you had shaped
they had shaped
Future
I will shape
you will shape
he/she/it will shape
we will shape
you will shape
they will shape
Future Perfect
I will have shaped
you will have shaped
he/she/it will have shaped
we will have shaped
you will have shaped
they will have shaped
Future Continuous
I will be shaping
you will be shaping
he/she/it will be shaping
we will be shaping
you will be shaping
they will be shaping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shaping
you have been shaping
he/she/it has been shaping
we have been shaping
you have been shaping
they have been shaping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shaping
you will have been shaping
he/she/it will have been shaping
we will have been shaping
you will have been shaping
they will have been shaping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shaping
you had been shaping
he/she/it had been shaping
we had been shaping
you had been shaping
they had been shaping
Conditional
I would shape
you would shape
he/she/it would shape
we would shape
you would shape
they would shape
Past Conditional
I would have shaped
you would have shaped
he/she/it would have shaped
we would have shaped
you would have shaped
they would have shaped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shape - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)shape - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"
keenness, sharpness - thinness of edge or fineness of point
bluntness, dullness - without sharpness or clearness of edge or point; "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"
spatial property, spatiality - any property relating to or occupying space
topography - the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features
lobularity - the property of having lobules
concaveness, concavity - the property possessed by a concave shape
convexity, convexness - the property possessed by a convex shape
angularity - the property possessed by a shape that has angles
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
curvature, curve - the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
roundness - the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular
straightness - freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles
crookedness - having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
stratification - a layered configuration
2.shape - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
solid - a three-dimensional shape
plane, sheet - (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"
natural shape - a shape created by natural forces; not man-made
flare, flair - a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
figure - a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
line - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
distorted shape, distortion - a shape resulting from distortion
amorphous shape - an ill-defined or arbitrary shape
connexion, link, connection - a connecting shape
circle - something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle"
square - something approximating the shape of a square
triangle - something approximating the shape of a triangle; "the coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of a triangle"
pillar, tower, column - anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"
plume - anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness; "a plume of smoke"; "grass with large plumes"
3.shape - alternative names for the body of a human beingshape - 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"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
adult body - the body of an adult human being
male body - the body of a male human being
female body - the body of a female human being
4.shape - a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
concrete representation, concretism - a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms
5.shape - the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
6.shape - the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
good health, healthiness - the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
physical fitness, fitness - good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
7.SHAPE - the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
high command, supreme headquarters - the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military)
8.shape - a perceptual structureshape - 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"
structure - the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure"
percept, perception, perceptual experience - the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
fractal - (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry
gestalt - a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
grid - a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
kaleidoscope - a complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes
mosaic - a pattern resembling a mosaic
strand - a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole; "he tried to pick up the strands of his former life"; "I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously"
Verb1.shape - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
dispose, incline - make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
disincline, indispose - make unwilling
miscreate - shape or form or make badly; "Our miscreated fantasies"
carry weight - have influence to a specified degree; "Her opinion carries a lot of weight"
decide - influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"
reshape - shape anew or differently; "The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country"
time - set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
index - adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices"
pace - regulate or set the pace of; "Pace your efforts"
predetermine - determine beforehand
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
2.shape - 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"
carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
swage, upset - form metals with a swage
chip - form by chipping; "They chipped their names in the stone"
layer - make or form a layer; "layer the different colored sands"
cut out - form and create by cutting out; "Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"
machine - turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
grind - shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
stamp - form or cut out with a mold, form, or die; "stamp needles"
puddle - subject to puddling or form by puddling; "puddle iron"
beat - shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
preform - form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
preform - form into a shape resembling the final, desired one
mound - form into a rounded elevation; "mound earth"
hill - form into a hill
roughcast - shape roughly
remold, reshape - shape again or shape differently
sinter - cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
mould, mold, cast - form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
throw - make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
handbuild, hand-build, coil - make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
work on, work, process - shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
sculpt, sculpture - create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"
mold, mould, model - form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
3.shape - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
individuate - give individual shape or form to; "Language that individuates his memories"
tie - form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
terrace - make into terraces as for cultivation; "The Incas terraced their mountainous land"
fork - shape like a fork; "She forked her fingers"
tabulate - shape or cut with a flat surface
dimension - shape or form to required dimensions
roll - shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"
draw - flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
strike - cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"
crystallize, crystallise, crystalise, crystalize - cause to take on a definite and clear shape; "He tried to crystallize his thoughts"
twist - form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"
sliver - form into slivers; "sliver wood"
ridge - form into a ridge
plume - form a plume; "The chimneys were pluming the sky"; "The engine was pluming black smoke"
round off, round, round out - make round; "round the edges"
scollop, scallop - shape or cut in scallops; "scallop the hem of the dress"
square, square up - make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
dish - make concave; shape like a dish
fit - make fit; "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
flatten - make flat or flatter; "flatten a road"; "flatten your stomach with these exercises"
deform, distort, strain - alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
blow - shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
block - shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
block - shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
cup - form into the shape of a cup; "She cupped her hands"
encircle, circle - form a circle around; "encircle the errors"
turn - shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"

shape

noun
1. appearance, form, aspect, guise, likeness, semblance The glass bottle is the shape of a woman's torso.
2. form, profile, outline, lines, build, cut, figure, structure, appearance, silhouette, configuration, contours the shapes of the trees against the sky
3. pattern, model, frame, mould Carefully cut round the shape of the design you wish to use.
4. condition, state, health, nick (Brit. informal), repair, trim, kilter, fettle He was still in better shape than many young men.
verb
1. form, affect, influence, make, produce, create, model, fashion, mould Like it or not, our families shape our lives.
2. form, make, fashion, model, cast, frame, mould, sculpt Cut the dough in half and shape each half into a loaf.
out of shape unfit, unhealthy, in poor condition, feeble, debilitated, flabby, decrepit, out of trim Physically, Englishmen are out of shape.
shape up (Informal) progress, develop, come on, turn out, proceed, look good, be promising He is shaping up after being hailed `the new Paul Gascoigne'.
take shape become clear, come together, fall into place, crystallize The plan started to take shape in his mind.

shape

noun
1. The external outline of a thing:
2. A state of sound readiness:
verb
1. To give form to by or as if by pressing and kneading:
2. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials:
3. To create by combining parts or elements:
Translations
شَكْلشَكْل غَيْر واضِح المَعالِميُؤَثِّر على، يُكَوِّنيَتَطَوَّريُشَكِّل، يُكَوِّن
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formformeindvirke påskikkelseudvikle
formi
muotomuotoillamuovatakunto
oblik
alakerõnlétforma
ástand, ásigkomulaglögun, formmótaòróast, æxlastsvipur, form
ようす様子
모양
beformisbūsenaformaformos stygiusformuotis
apriseapveidsattīstītiesformaiegūt formu
tvartvarovať
oblikaoblikovatistanjekondicija
formtillstånd
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şekilbiçimbiçimlendirmekbüyük ölçüde etkilenmekdurum
hình thù

shape

[ʃeɪp]
A. N
1. (= outline) → forma f, figura f; (= figure) [of person] → silueta f, figura f
what shape is it?¿de qué forma es?
all shapes and sizestodas las formas
universities come in all shapes and sizes (fig) → hay universidades de todo tipo
it is rectangular in shapees de forma rectangular
in the shape of (fig) → en forma de ...
to bend or twist sth into shapedar forma a algo doblándolo
to hammer sth into shapedar forma a algo a martillazos
to lose its shape [sweater etc] → perder la forma
to bend or twist sth out of shapedeformar algo doblándolo
to take shapecobrar forma
to take the shape of sthcobrar or tomar la forma de algo
2. (= undefined object) → forma f, bulto m; (= striking object) → figura f
a shape loomed up out of the fog/darknessuna forma or un bulto surgió de la niebla/la oscuridad
the great grey shape of a tank rolled out of the villagela imponente figura gris de un tanque salió del pueblo
3. (= nature, appearance) → estructura f, configuración f
the future shape of industryla futura estructura or configuración de la industria
I can't bear gardening in any shape or formno aguanto la jardinería bajo ningún concepto
the shape of things to comelo que nos depara el mañana
to take shapetomar forma
4. (= mould) → molde m
use star shapes to cut out the biscuitsutilice moldes en forma de estrella para cortar las galletas
5. (= condition) → forma f (física), estado m físico
to be in bad shape [person] → estar en mala forma (física); [object] → estar en mal estado
to be in good shape [person] → estar en buena forma (física); [object] → estar en buen estado
to be in shape [person] → estar en buena forma
to get o.s. into shapeponerse en forma
to keep in shapemantenerse en forma
to knock or lick sth/sb into shape (fig) → poner algo/a algn a punto
to be out of shape [person] → estar en mala forma
to whip sth/sb into shape = to knock or lick sth/sb into shape
B. VT
1. (lit) (= mould) → dar forma a, formar
2. (fig) (= influence, determine) → conformar, determinar
the forces that have shaped the 20th centurylos elementos que han conformado or configurado el siglo XX
democracy is shaping the future of Western Europela democracia está determinando el futuro de Europa Occidental
3. (= prepare) [+ plan] → trazar
to shape a plan of actiontrazar un plan de acción
shape up VI + ADV
1. (= progress) [person] → ir, marchar; [campaign, plan] → desarrollarse
how are the new staff shaping up?¿cómo va or marcha el personal nuevo?
to shape up wellir bien, marchar bien
it's shaping up as one of the most intensive sales campaigns everse perfila or se está desarrollando como una de las campañas de ventas más agresiva de la historia
it's shaping up to be a terrible winter (esp US) → promete ser un invierno muy crudo, ya se perfila como un invierno muy crudo
2. (= improve) (esp US) → espabilarse, enmendarse
you'd better shape up or you won't have a job!¡más vale que te espabiles o no tendrás trabajo!
shape up or ship out! > > (esp US) → ¡o te pones las pilas o te largas!
3. (= get fit) (esp US) → ponerse en forma

shape

[ˈʃeɪp]
n
(= form) [object, person, area, room] → forme f
What shape is the room? → De quelle forme est la pièce?
a square shape → un carré
in the shape of a heart → en forme de cœur
conical in shape → conique
out of shape (= misshapen) → déformé(e)
they come in all shapes and sizes → il y en a de toutes sortes
(= silhouette) [person, object] → forme f, silhouette f
(= character, structure) → forme f
We can change the shape of people's lives
BUT Nous pouvons changer la façon dont les gens vivent.
to take shape [plan, idea] → prendre forme, prendre tournure
it's the shape of things to come → voici à quoi ressemblera l'avenir
in any shape or form → sous quelque forme que ce soit
I can't bear gardening in any shape or form → Je déteste le jardinage sous quelque forme que ce soit.
(= condition) → forme f
to be in shape → être en forme
to be in good shape [person] → être en forme; [thing] → être en bon état
to be in bad shape, to be in poor shape [person] → ne pas être en forme; [thing] → être en mauvais état
to be out of shape (= unfit) → ne pas être en forme
to get into shape → se mettre en condition
vt
(= give form to) [+ stone, wood] → façonner; [+ clay, dough] → modeler, donner forme à
[+ statement] → formuler
(= influence) [+ sb's ideas, character] → former; [+ sb's life] → déterminer; [+ course of events] → influer sur le cours de
shape up
vi
(= develop) [events] → prendre tournure; [person] → faire des progrès
Things are shaping up nicely → Les choses commencent à prendre tournure.
The new recruits are shaping up quite well → Les nouvelles recrues font de bons progrès.
(= improve one's behaviour) → se prendre en main
to shape up to be sth (= look likely to be) → s'annoncer comme qch
what is shaping up to be an awful winter → ce qui s'annonce comme un hiver abominable

shape

n
(= geometrical form, outline)Form f; what shape is it?welche Form hat es?; it’s rectangular etc in shapees ist rechteckig etc; that dress hasn’t much/has lost its shapedas Kleid hat keine richtige Form/hat seine Form verloren; she’s the right shape for a modelsie hat die richtige Figur für ein Mannequin; to hammer metal into shapeMetall zurechthämmern or -schlagen; to knock something out of shapeetw zerbeulen; to take shape (lit)Form bekommen; (fig)Gestalt or Konturen annehmen; a flowerbed in the shape of a circleein Blumenbeet in der Form eines Kreises; government action took the shape of a bandie Regierung griff mit einem Verbot ein; help in the shape of a donationHilfe in Form einer Spende; of all shapes and sizes, of every shape and sizealler Art, jeder Art, in allen Variationen; I don’t accept gifts in any shape or formich nehme überhaupt keine Geschenke an; we do not know the shape of things to comewir wissen nicht, wie sich die Zukunft gestalten wird; this may be the shape of things to comeso könnte das vielleicht in Zukunft sein
(= unidentified figure)Gestalt f; (= object)Form f
(= guise)Gestalt f; in human shapein Menschengestalt, in menschlicher Gestalt
(fig: = order, condition) to be in good/bad shape (sportsman)in Form/nicht in Form sein; (mentally, healthwise) → in guter/schlechter Verfassung sein, gut/schlecht drauf sein (inf); (things)in gutem/schlechtem Zustand sein; (business)gut/schlecht in Schuss sein (inf), → in gutem/schlechtem Zustand sein; what sort of shape is your boxer in?wie fit ist Ihr Boxer?; to be out of shape (physically) → nicht in Form sein; what sort of shape was the business in?in welchem Zustand war das Unternehmen?; to get somebody/a business into shapejdn/ein Geschäft or Unternehmen auf Vordermann bringen (inf); to get a house into shapeein Haus in Ordnung bringen; to get one’s affairs into shapeseine Angelegenheiten ordnen
(= mould, for hats) → Hutform f; (for dressmaking) → Schneiderpuppe f; (Cook) → Form f; (for cutting) → Ausstecher m
let’s go throw some shapes (Brit inf) → gehen wir tanzen
vt (lit) stone, wood etcbearbeiten; clay etcformen (into zu); (fig) character, ideasformen, prägen; future, development, market, one’s lifegestalten; he shaped the wood/stone into the desired former verlieh dem Holz/Stein die gewünschte Form; the factors which shape one’s lifedie Faktoren, die das Leben prägen or bestimmen; those who shape the course of historydie(jenigen), die den Lauf der Geschichte bestimmen; those who have helped shape our societydie(jenigen), die unsere Gesellschaft mitgeformt haben; we must shape our strategy according to our fundswir müssen unsere Strategie nach den zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln ausrichten
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SHAPE

[ʃeɪp] n abbr =Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europequartier m generale delle forze NATO in Europa

shape

[ʃeɪp]
1. nforma
what shape is it? → di che forma è?, che forma ha?
in the shape of a heart → a forma di cuore
it is rectangular in shape → è di forma rettangolare
his ears are a funny shape → le sue orecchie hanno una forma buffa
in all shapes and sizes → d'ogni forma e dimensione, di tutti i tipi
I can't bear gardening in any shape or form → detesto il giardinaggio di qualunque specie
to take shape → prendere forma
to take the shape of → prendere la forma di
the news reached him in the shape of a telegram → ha ricevuto la notizia sotto forma di telegramma
the shape of things to come → il volto del futuro
to lose its shape (sweater) → sformarsi
to be in good/poor shape (person) → essere in (ottima) forma/giù di forma (object) → essere in buone/cattive condizioni
to knock or hammer sth into shape → dar forma a qc a colpi di martello
to knock or lick into shape (fig) (business) → rimettere in sesto (plan, team) → mettere a punto (athlete) → rimettere in forma
to get o.s. into shape → rimettersi in forma
a shape loomed up out of the fog → una forma indistinta emerse dalla nebbia
2. vt (clay, stone) → dar forma a (fig) (ideas, character) → formare; (course of events) → determinare, condizionare
3. vi (fig) (also shape up) things are shaping (up) wellle cose si mettono bene
he's shaping (up) nicely → sta facendo dei progressi

shape

(ʃeip) noun
1. the external form or outline of anything. People are all (of) different shapes and sizes; The house is built in the shape of a letter L.
2. an indistinct form. I saw a large shape in front of me in the darkness.
3. condition or state. You're in better physical shape than I am.
verb
1. to make into a certain shape, to form or model. She shaped the dough into three separate loaves.
2. to influence the nature of strongly. This event shaped his whole life.
3. (sometimes with up) to develop. The team is shaping (up) well.
shaped adjective
having a certain shape. A rugby ball is egg-shaped.
ˈshapeless adjective
lacking shape. She wears a shapeless, baggy coat.
ˈshapelessness noun
ˈshapely adjective
well-formed and having an attractive shape. She has long, shapely legs.
ˈshapeliness noun
in any shape (or form)
at all. I don't accept bribes in any shape or form.
out of shape
not in the proper shape. I sat on my hat and it's rather out of shape.
take shape
to develop into a definite form. My garden is gradually taking shape.

shape

شَكْل tvar form Form σχήμα forma muoto forme oblik forma 모양 vorm fasong kształt forma, formato форма form รูปร่าง şekil hình thù 形状

shape

n. forma, aspecto; condición
[health] in bad ___enfermo-a; destruido-a;
out of ___deformado-a, imperfecto [physically] desajuste físico;
v. formar, moldear.

shape

n forma; (condition) condición f, estado; in — en forma; to keep in — mantenerse en forma
References in classic literature ?
with lips so parched they could hardly shape the word.
Some were amusing, some almost beautiful, and one, a woman all drawn out of shape, hurt the old man by her grotesqueness.
Ned was engaged in putting the financial affairs of the Swift Company in shape, so they would practically run themselves during his ab- sence.
I'll come over with a corn-knife one day and trim some of that shape off you.
It possessed the greatest interest and attraction for Edna; the envelope, its size and shape, the post-mark, the handwriting.
His nether garment was a yellow nankeen, closely fitted to the shape, and tied at his bunches of knees by large knots of white ribbon, a good deal sullied by use.
It contained a contribution to their board in the shape of a silver spoon and battered silver mug, which Jessie chose to facetiously consider as an affecting reminiscence of the youthful Kearney's christening days--which it probably was.
The truth was, however, that his fancy--reviving faster than his will and judgment, and always stronger than they--created shapes of loveliness that were symbolic of his native character, and now and then a stern and dreadful shape that typified his fate.
With his florid cheek, his compact figure smartly arrayed in a bright-buttoned blue coat, his brisk and vigorous step, and his hale and hearty aspect, altogether he seemed -- not young, indeed -- but a kind of new contrivance of Mother Nature in the shape of man, whom age and infirmity had no business to touch.
He has red hair, very red, close-curling, and a pale face, long in shape, with straight, good features and little, rather queer whiskers that are as red as his hair.
It was of a conical shape, some ten feet high; consisting of the long, huge slabs of limber black bone taken from the middle and highest part of the jaws of the right-whale.
As in general shape the noble Sperm Whale's head may be compared to a Roman war-chariot (especially in front, where it is so broadly rounded); so, at a broad view, the Right Whale's head bears a rather inelegant resemblance to a gigantic galliot-toed shoe.