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Synonyms for shape

Synonyms for (noun) shape

Synonyms: form, shape Definition: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance Usage: geometry is the mathematical science of shape

Similar words: attribute Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

Synonyms: form, cast, shape Definition: the visual appearance of something or someone Usage: the delicate cast of his features

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Synonyms: configuration, conformation, contour, shape, form Definition: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline) Usage: he could barely make out their shapes

Similar words: spatial property, spatiality Definition: any property relating to or occupying space

Synonyms: material body, physical body, physique, human body, soma, shape, anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame Definition: alternative names for the body of a human being Usage: Leonardo studied the human body; he has a strong physique; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Similar words: physical structure, body, organic structure Definition: the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being) Usage: he felt as if his whole body were on fire

Synonyms: form, pattern, shape Definition: a perceptual structure Usage: the composition presents problems for students of musical form; a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them

Similar words: structure Definition: the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations Usage: his lectures have no structure

Synonyms: shape, embodiment Definition: a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept Usage: a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life

Similar words: concrete representation, concretism Definition: a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms

Synonyms: Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE Definition: the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe

Similar words: high command, supreme headquarters Definition: the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military)

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

Similar words: good health, healthiness Definition: the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease

Synonyms for (verb) shape

Synonyms: shape, form Definition: give shape or form to Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: influence, determine, regulate, mold, shape Definition: shape or influence; give direction to Usage: experience often determines ability; mold public opinion

Similar words: cause, do, make Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident

Synonyms: forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work Definition: make something, usually for a specific function Usage: She molded the rice balls carefully; Form cylinders from the dough; shape a figure; Work the metal into a sword

Similar words: create from raw material, create from raw stuff Definition: make from scratch