verb (used with object), re·shaped, re·shap·ing.

to shape again or into different form.

Origin of reshape

First recorded in 1820–30; re- + shape Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of reshape

Historical Examples of reshape

  • Of course you will; but you must reshape them so as to take me with you.


    George Manville Fenn

  • Not even Xaltotun can reshape the dust of three thousand years.'

    The Hour of the Dragon

    Robert E. Howard

  • And, after all, were we not still in time to reshape our lives?

    Marie Tarnowska

    Annie Vivanti

  • How many reformers there are who are trying to reshape the world to fit their own weakness.

    The Iron Puddler

    James J. Davis

  • I will help to reshape and modify her ideals of enjoyment to some degree.

    A Woman of the World

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox

British Dictionary definitions for reshape


verb (tr)

to shape (something) again or differently
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Word Origin and History for reshape

also re-shape, 1798, from re- + shape (v.). Related: Reshaped; reshaping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper