English noun: shape
|1.||shape (attribute) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)|
|Samples||He could barely make out their shapes.|
|Synonyms||configuration, conformation, contour, form|
|Broader (hypernym)||spatial property, spatiality|
|Narrower (hyponym)||angularity, bluntness, concaveness, concavity, convexity, convexness, crookedness, curvature, curve, dullness, keenness, lobularity, narrowing, roundness, sharpness, straightness, stratification, topography|
|2.||shape the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance|
|Samples||Geometry is the mathematical science of shape.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||amorphous shape, angular shape, angularity, circle, column, connection, connexion, distorted shape, distortion, figure, flair, flare, line, link, natural shape, pillar, plane, plume, round shape, sheet, solid, square, tower, triangle|
|3.||shape (body) alternative names for the body of a human being|
|Samples||Leonardo studied the human body.|
He has a strong physique.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
|Synonyms||anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, soma|
|Broader (hypernym)||body, organic structure, physical structure|
|Narrower (hyponym)||adult body, female body, juvenile body, male body, person|
|Part meronym||homo, human, human being, individual, man, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul|
|4.||shape (cognition) a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept|
|Samples||A circle was the embodiment of his concept of life.|
|Broader (hypernym)||concrete representation, concretism|
|5.||shape (attribute) the visual appearance of something or someone|
|Samples||The delicate cast of his features.|
|Broader (hypernym)||appearance, visual aspect|
|6.||shape (state) the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')|
|Broader (hypernym)||good health, healthiness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fitness, physical fitness|
|7.||SHAPE (group) the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe|
|Synonyms||Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe|
|Broader (hypernym)||high command, supreme headquarters|
|Part meronym||NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization|
|8.||shape (cognition) a perceptual structure|
|Samples||The composition presents problems for students of musical form.|
A visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them.
|Narrower (hyponym)||fractal, gestalt, grid, kaleidoscope, mosaic, strand|
|Part meronym||percept, perception, perceptual experience|
English verb: shape
|1.||shape (cognition) shape or influence; give direction to|
|Samples||Experience often determines ability.|
Mold public opinion.
|Synonyms||determine, influence, mold, regulate|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something.|
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
|Broader (hypernym)||cause, do, make|
|Narrower (hyponym)||carry weight, decide, disincline, dispose, incline, index, indispose, miscreate, pace, predetermine, reshape, time|
|2.||shape (creation) make something, usually for a specific function|
|Samples||She molded the rice balls carefully.|
Form cylinders from the dough.
Shape a figure.
Work the metal into a sword.
|Synonyms||forge, form, mold, mould, work|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s something PP
|Broader (hypernym)||create from raw material, create from raw stuff|
|Narrower (hyponym)||beat, carve, cast, chip, coil, cut out, grind, hand-build, handbuild, hill, layer, machine, model, mold, mold, mould, mould, mound, preform, preform, puddle, remold, reshape, roughcast, sculpt, sculpture, sinter, stamp, swage, throw, upset|
|Verb group||process, work, work on|
|3.||shape (change) give shape or form to|
|Samples||Shape the dough.|
Form the young child's character.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|
|Narrower (hyponym)||block, block, blow, circle, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, cup, deform, dimension, dish, distort, draw, encircle, fit, flatten, fork, individuate, plume, ridge, roll, round, round off, round out, scallop, scollop, sliver, square, square up, strain, strike, tabulate, terrace, tie, turn, twist|