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shape (n):
the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
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geometry is the mathematical science of shape
shape (n):
the visual appearance of something or someone
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the delicate cast of his features
shape (n):
any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
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he could barely make out their shapes
Related Words: contour
shape (n):
alternative names for the body of a human being
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Leonardo studied the human body.
he has a strong physique.
the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Related Word: anatomy
shape (n):
a perceptual structure
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the composition presents problems for students of musical form.
a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them

Related Words: formpattern
shape (n):
a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
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a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life
Related Words: embodiment
shape (n):
the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
shape (n):
the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
shape (v):
give shape or form to
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shape the dough.
form the young child's character

Related Words: form
shape (v):
shape or influence; give direction to
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experience often determines ability.
mold public opinion

Related Words: determineinfluenceregulate
shape (v):
make something, usually for a specific function
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She molded the rice balls carefully.
Form cylinders from the dough.
shape a figure.
Work the metal into a sword

Related Words: formmold
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Ignorance of the law excuses no man

Kanun önünde herkes eşittir.
Not knowing what you did was wrong does not excuse you from suffering the penalty


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