Textual thesaurus for "SHAPE"

(noun) form, shape

the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

geometry is the mathematical science of shape

(noun) form, cast, shape

the visual appearance of something or someone

the delicate cast of his features

(noun) configuration, conformation, contour, shape, form

any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

he could barely make out their shapes

(noun) material body, physical body, physique, human body, soma, shape, anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame

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

(noun) form, pattern, shape

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

(noun) shape, embodiment

a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept

a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life

(noun) Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe

(noun) shape, condition

the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

(verb) shape, form

give shape or form to

shape the dough; form the young child's character

(verb) influence, determine, regulate, mold, shape

shape or influence; give direction to

experience often determines ability; mold public opinion

(verb) forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

make something, usually for a specific function

She molded the rice balls carefully; Form cylinders from the dough; shape a figure; Work the metal into a sword