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Idioms about shape

    take shape, to assume a fixed form; become definite: The house is beginning to take shape.

Origin of shape

First recorded before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English gesceapu (plural); replacing dialectal shap, Middle English; Old English gesceap (singular); cognate with Old Norse skap “state, mood”; (verb) Middle English; Old English sceapen (past participle); replacing Middle English sheppe, shippe, Old English sceppan, scyppan; cognate with German schaffen, Old Norse skepja, Gothic -skapjan “to make”

synonym study for shape

1. See form.

OTHER WORDS FROM shape

Other definitions for shape (2 of 2)

SHAPE

or Shape

[ sheyp ]
/ ʃeɪp /

noun
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe.
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British Dictionary definitions for shape (1 of 2)

shape
/ (ʃeɪp) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of shape

shapable or shapeable, adjectiveshaper, noun

Word Origin for shape

Old English gesceap, literally: that which is created, from scieppan to create; related to sceap sexual organs, Old Norse skap destiny, Old High German scaf form

British Dictionary definitions for shape (2 of 2)

SHAPE
/ (ʃeɪp) /

n acronym for
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
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Other Idioms and Phrases with shape

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