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