Synonyms of shape in English:

shape


See US English definition of shape

See UK English definition of SHAPE

See Spanish definition of forma

noun

1‘the rectangular shape of the dining table’

SYNONYMS
form, appearance, configuration, formation, structure
figure, build, physique, body
contours, lines, outline, silhouette, profile
design, format
cut, pattern, mould

2‘a woman now haunts the area in the shape of a fox’

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guise, likeness, semblance, form, appearance, image, aspect

3‘you're in pretty good shape, Donald’

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condition, state, health, state of health, trim, fettle, order, repair
British informal nick

4‘dressmaking shapes’

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pattern, model

verb

1‘an alloy of two metals that could be shaped into knives and tools’

SYNONYMS
form, fashion, make, create, mould, model, cast, frame, sculpt, sculpture, block
carve, cut, hew, whittle

2‘current attitudes were shaped by Bowlby's influential report to the World Health Organization’

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determine, create, produce, form, fashion, mould, define, develop, build, construct
influence, affect

Phrases

    shape up

    1‘the 20-year-old is shaping up nicely’


    SYNONYMS
    improve, show improvement, get better, make headway, make progress, progress, show promise
    develop, take shape, come on, come along, turn out, go

    2‘simple ideas to help you shape up while you're getting a tan’


    SYNONYMS
    get fit, get into shape, tone up
    slim, lose weight, get thinner
    take shape

    ‘a glorious idea began to take shape in her brain’


    SYNONYMS
    become clear, become definite, become tangible, crystallize, gel, come together, fall into place