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Definition of Shape

Shape

  1. To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.
  2. To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.
  3. To image; to conceive; to body forth.
  4. To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.
  5. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.
  6. Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form; guise; as, the shape of a tree; the shape of the head; an elegant shape.
  7. That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.
  8. A model; a pattern; a mold.
  9. Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.
  10. Dress for disguise; guise.
  11. A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.
  12. A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.

Shape Quotations

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Winston Churchill

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Mark Twain

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Joseph Addison
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Shape Translations

shape in Afrikaans is vorm, gedaante
shape in Danish is form
shape in Dutch is formeren, vormen, aangaan
shape in Finnish is muoto
shape in German is Gebilde, formen, Gestalt
shape in Italian is formare, formare, forma
shape in Latin is duco, forma
shape in Portuguese is forma
shape in Spanish is horma, formar, amoldar, forma
shape in Swedish is dana, skepnad, bilda, fason, form, arta, gestalt

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