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  1. [noun] any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
    Synonyms: form, configuration, contour, conformation

  2. [noun] the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
    Synonyms: form

  3. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh

  4. [noun] a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
    Synonyms: embodiment

  5. [noun] the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
    Synonyms: form, cast

  6. [noun] the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
    Synonyms: condition

  7. [noun] the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
    Synonyms: Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE

  8. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: form, pattern

  9. [verb] shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
    Synonyms: determine, mold, influence, regulate

  10. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: form, work, mold, mould, forge

  11. [verb] give a shape or form to; "shape the dough"
    Synonyms: form


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