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shape

shape

 
pronunciation:
sheIp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the form of the outer surface or edge of an object.
Each slice of cheese has a square shape.
 
synonyms:
figure, form
similar words:
outline
definition 2: physical condition.
People who exercise a lot are in good shape.
synonyms:
condition
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shaped, shapes, shaping
definition: to give a certain form or shape to something.
We shaped the clay into a pot.The piece of wood was shaped like a snake.
 
synonyms:
mold
similar words:
create, form
derivation: shaped (adj.)
Word History
Shape comes from an Old English word that means "to create, form, or destine."
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