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  1. shape
    IPA[SHāp]
  2. noun

    • 1. the external form, contours, or outline of someone or something:

      she liked the shape of his nose houseplants come in all shapes and sizes chest freezers are square or rectangular in shape
    • 2. a person or thing that is difficult to see and identify clearly:

      he saw a shape through the mist
    • 3. a specific form or guise assumed by someone or something:

      a fiend in human shape
    • 4. a geometric figure such as a square, triangle, or rectangle.

    • 5. a piece of material, paper, etc., made or cut in a particular form:

      stick paper shapes on for the puppet's eyes and nose
    • 6. the correct or original form or contours of something:

      her skirt had lost its shape long ago
    • 7. definite or orderly arrangement:

      check that your structure will give shape to your essay
    • 8. the specified condition or state of someone or something:

      most economists think the economy is in good shape he was in no shape to drive the building was in poor shape
      Synonym : condition, state, health, state of health, trim, fettle, order, repair, nick
    • 9. the distinctive nature or qualities of something:

      the future shape and direction of the country

    verb

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: shape, plural noun: shapes

    • abbreviation

      Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.
    • noun

      the external form, contours, or outline of someone or something:

      a person or thing that is difficult to see and identify clearly:

    • verb

      give a particular shape or form to:

      form or produce (a sound or words):

    • abbreviation

      Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.
    • adjective

      having a defined external form or outline:
    • adjective

      having a defined external form or outline:
    • develop or happen in a particular way
    • noun

      a property exhibited by certain alloys of recovering their initial shape when they are heated after having been plastically deformed:
    • in good physical condition
    • assume a distinct form; develop into something definite or tangible
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