Dangers of every shape.
To begin to take shape.
To shape one's plans to one's abilities.
An example of shape is when you mold clay.
An example of shape is when you set the design of a project.
An example of shape is when you influence a child's future.
Shape the dough into a pretzel. For my art project, I plan to shape my clay lump into a bowl.
An example of a shape is a square diamond.
An example of shape is a state of ill health.
An example of shape is when you see the shadow of a figure but can't make out who it is.
An example of shape is a circle cut out of construction paper.
- To give a particular form to (a material).Shape the dough into baguettes.
- To create or configure, as from a material.A sculpture that was shaped out of ice.
A pool that is shaped like an hourglass; a bone that is shaped to bear weight.
A foe in the shape of a friend.
- To develop to a definite form, condition, etc.
- To develop satisfactorily or favorably.
- To do what is expected of one; behave as required.
- To begin to have definite form, condition, etc.
Origin of shape
- Middle English from Old English gesceap a creation
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English shap, schape, from Old English Ä¡esceap (“shape, form, created being, creature, creation, dispensation, fate, condition, sex, gender, genitalia"), from Proto-Germanic *ga- + *skapÄ… (“shape, nature, condition"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kep- (“to split, cut"). Cognate with Middle Dutch schap (“form"), Middle High German geschaf (“creature"), Icelandic skap (“state, condition, temper, mood").