Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shape

8 senses of shape

Sense 1
shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation -- (any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes")
       => spatial property, spatiality -- (any property relating to or occupying space)

Sense 2
shape, form -- (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)

Sense 3
human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh -- (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")
       => 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")

Sense 4
shape, embodiment -- (a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life")
       => concretism, concrete representation -- (a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms)

Sense 5
form, shape, cast -- (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)

Sense 6
condition, 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)

Sense 7
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE -- (the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe)
       => high command, supreme headquarters -- (the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military))

Sense 8
form, shape, pattern -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shape

3 senses of shape

Sense 1
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 2
shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (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")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 3
shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")
       => change, alter, 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")

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