shape: Bedeutung und Definitionen

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Was heißt shape?

Was heißt shape?

  • The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour. See Synonyms at form.
  • Something distinguished from its surroundings by its outline.
  • The contour of a person's body; the figure.
  • A definite distinctive form: "The bomb gave the shape of life, outer and inner, an irreversible charge; a sense of fatefulness would now lie on all things” ( Alfred Kazin).
  • A desirable form: a fabric that holds its shape.
  • A form or condition in which something may exist or appear; embodiment: a god in the shape of a swan.
  • Assumed or false appearance; guise.
  • A ghostly form; a phantom.
  • Something, such as a mold or pattern, used to give or determine form.
  • The proper condition of something necessary for action, effectiveness, or use: an athlete in excellent shape.
  • To give a particular form to; create.
  • To cause to conform to a particular form or pattern; adapt to fit.
  • To plan to bring about the realization or accomplishment of; devise.
  • To embody in a definite form: shaped a folk legend into a full-scale opera.
  • To adapt to a particular use or purpose; adjust.
  • To direct the course of: "He shaped history as well as being shaped by it” ( Robert J. Samuelson).
  • To come to pass; happen.
  • To take on a definite shape or form. Often used with up or into.
  • shape up Informal To turn out; develop.
  • shape up To improve so as to meet a standard: Either shape up or ship out.

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