shapely


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shape·ly

 (shāp′lē)
adj. shape·li·er, shape·li·est
1. Having a distinct shape.
2. Having a pleasing shape.

shape′li·ness n.

shapely

(ˈʃeɪplɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
(esp of a woman's body or legs) pleasing or attractive in shape
ˈshapeliness n

shape•ly

(ˈʃeɪp li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
having a pleasing shape, esp. with reference to a woman's figure.
[1325–75; re-formation, after shape, of Middle English shaply, schaply]
shape′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
unshapely - not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"

shapely

shapely

adjective
Having a full, voluptuous figure:
Informal: built.
Slang: stacked.
Translations
حَسَن الشَّكْل، جَميل القِوام
pěkně tvarovaný
velformetvelskabt
formás
fagurskapaîur
pekne tvarovaný

shapely

[ˈʃeɪplɪ] ADJ [object] → proporcionado, bien formado; [woman] → con una bonita figura, de buen cuerpo
shapely legspiernas torneadas

shapely

[ˈʃeɪpli] adj [woman] → bien fait(e); [legs] → joli(e)

shapely

adj (+er) figure, womanwohlproportioniert; legs, bustwohlgeformt; carformschön

shapely

[ˈʃeɪplɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (woman) → ben fatto/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
The cedar was about five feet high and very shapely.
She held up her hands, strong, shapely hands, and surveyed them critically, drawing up her fawn sleeves above the wrists.
I noticed his hands, dirty, with long nails; they were merely bone and sinew, large and strong; but I had forgotten that they were so shapely.
With a slight rustle of her white dress trimmed with moss and ivy, with a gleam of white shoulders, glossy hair, and sparkling diamonds, she passed between the men who made way for her, not looking at any of them but smiling on all, as if graciously allowing each the privilege of admiring her beautiful figure and shapely shoulders, back, and bosom- which in the fashion of those days were very much exposed- and she seemed to bring the glamour of a ballroom with her as she moved toward Anna Pavlovna.
A little girl, radiant and beautiful, shapely as a fairy and exquisitely dressed, was dancing gracefully in the middle of the lonely road, whirling slowly this way and that, her dainty feet twinkling in sprightly fashion.
They found the Princess Langwidere in her mirrored chamber, where she was admiring one of her handsomest heads--one with rich chestnut hair, dreamy walnut eyes and a shapely hickorynut nose.
He took it up and disclosed a shapely little treasure-house whose bottom and sides were of shingles.
Behind us, two tall, shapely spruce trees rose up against the sunset, and through the dark oriel of their sundered branches an evening star looked down.
A slender shapely young aspen rose up before them against the fine maize and emerald and paling rose of the western sky, which brought out every leaf and twig in dark, tremulous, elfin loveliness.
It was an old woman, tall and shapely still, though withered by time, on whom his eyes fell when he stopped and turned.
He had a very well-formed head, with a shapely, symmetrical balance of the frontal and the occipital development, and a good deal of straight, rather dry brown hair.
First she drew near holy Cythera, and from there, afterwards, she came to sea-girt Cyprus, and came forth an awful and lovely goddess, and grass grew up about her beneath her shapely feet.