Related formswell-shaped, adjective
Definition for shaped (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), shaped, shap·ing.
verb (used without object), shaped, shap·ing.
- to assume a specific form: The plan is beginning to shape up.
- to evolve or develop, especially favorably.
- to improve one's behavior or performance to meet a required standard.
- to get oneself into good physical condition.
- (of longshoremen) to get into a line or formation in order to be assigned the day's work.
Origin of shape
Examples from the Web for shaped
How has your experience been shaped by digital encounters and the social web?
Now, Thorne is out with a new diagram-heavy, 300-page book detailing how he shaped the science that powers the movie.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the convention, debates about the executive were shaped by the belief that Washington would be its first office-holder.
He thought outside the box and through humor, shaped public discourse and opinion.
Their time outside the Hasidic community has not only shaped their music, but their approach to religion.The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers|Emily Shire|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was professedly engaged in writing, but he shaped not word.A Changed Man and Other Tales|Thomas Hardy
When the war began, there stood on Cote Joyeuse an imposing mansion of red brick, shaped like the Pantheon.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The dead are sometimes brought to the Toopapow in wood coffins, which are not shaped like ours but are simply a long box.A Voyage to the South Sea|William Bligh
The short spring day was drawing to a close before the convoy weighed and shaped a course towards the frowning Bass Rock.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge|Percy F. Westerman
An impression that had been gathering in Diana's mind ever since she arrived at the Vicarage now shaped itself into definite form.A harum-scarum schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
British Dictionary definitions for shaped (1 of 2)
- in bad physical condition
- bent, twisted, or deformed
Derived Formsshapable or shapeable, adjectiveshaper, noun
Word Origin for shape
British Dictionary definitions for shaped (2 of 2)
n acronym for
Idioms and Phrases with shaped
In addition to the idiom beginning with shape
- shape up
- bent out of shape
- in condition (shape)
- lick into shape
- take shape