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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shape /ˈʃep/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 shape /ˈʃep/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 形狀; 整形

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shape v. i. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shape, n.
 1. 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.
    He beat me grievously, in the shape of a woman.   --Shak.
 2. That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.
 Before the gates three sat,
 On either side, a formidable shape.   --Milton.
 3. A model; a pattern; a mold.
 4. Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.
 5. Dress for disguise; guise. [Obs.]
 Look better on this virgin, and consider
 This Persian shape laid by, and she appearing
 In a Greekish dress.   --Messinger.
 6. Iron Manuf. (a) A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar. (b) A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.
 To take shape, to assume a definite form.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shape v. t. [imp. Shaped p. p. Shaped or Shapen p. pr. & vb. n. Shaping.]
 1. To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.
    I was shapen in iniquity.   --Ps. li. 5.
    Grace shaped her limbs, and beauty decked her face.   --Prior.
 2. To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.
 To the stream, when neither friends, nor force,
 Nor speed nor art avail, he shapes his course.   --Denham.
 Charmed by their eyes, their manners I acquire,
 And shape my foolishness to their desire.   --Prior.
 3. To imagine; to conceive; to call forth (ideas). [archaic]
 Oft my jealousy
 Shapes faults that are not.   --Shak.
 4. To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.
 When shapen was all this conspiracy,
 From point to point.   --Chaucer.
 Shaping machine. Mach. Same as Shaper.
 To shape one's self, to prepare; to make ready. [Obs.]
    I will early shape me therefor.   --Chaucer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);
           "he could barely make out their shapes through the
           smoke" [syn: form, configuration, contour, conformation]
      2: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its
         substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
         [syn: form]
      3: alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo
         studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the
         spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: human body,
          physical body, material body, soma, build, figure,
          physique, anatomy, bod, chassis, frame, form,
      4: a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept;
         "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life" [syn:
      5: the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate
         cast of his features" [syn: form, cast]
      6: the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in
         condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of
         shape') [syn: condition]
      7: the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military
         matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command
         Europe [syn: Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe]
      8: a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems
         for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must
         include not only objects but the spaces between them"
         [syn: form, pattern]
      v 1: shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often
           determines ability"; "mold public opinion" [syn: determine,
            mold, influence, regulate]
      2: make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded
         the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough";
         "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword" [syn: form,
          work, mold, mould, forge]
      3: give a shape or form to; "shape the dough" [syn: form]