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Definitions of shape:
  • noun:   the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    Example: "Geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
  • noun:   any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    Example: "He could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
  • noun:   a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
  • noun:   the visual appearance of something or someone
  • noun:   a perceptual structure
  • noun:   the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
  • noun:   the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
  • noun:   alternative names for the body of a human being
  • verb:   give a shape or form to
    Example: "Shape the dough"
  • verb:   make something, usually for a specific function
    Example: "Shape a figure"
  • verb:   shape or influence; give direction to
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #60338)

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