shape

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. form, figure, contour; pattern, mold; state, condition.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Form]
Syn. contour, aspect, configuration; see appearance 1 , form 1 .
2. [An actual form]
Syn. pattern, stamp, frame; see mold 1 , 2 .
3. [A phantom]
Syn. apparition, shade, wraith; see ghost 1 .
4. [Condition]
Syn. state, physical state, health, fitness, lack of fitness.
See Synonym Study at form .
out of shape,
Syn. distorted, misshapen, battered; see bent , broken 1 , flat 1 , ruined 1 , 2 , twisted .
take shape,
Syn. take on form, grow, grow up, fill out; see develop 1 , improve 2 .
v.
1. [To give shape]
Syn. mold, cast, fashion; see form 1 .
2. [To take shape]
Syn. become, develop, take form; see form 4 , grow 2 .
See Synonym Study at make .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. form figure, outline, configuration, profile, contour, conformation, structure, lines, mold, frame, cut, pattern.
2. state health, fitness, order, condition, trim, fettle.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The external outline of a thing: cast, configuration, figure, form, pattern. See SURFACE. 2. A state of sound readiness: condition, fettle, fitness, form, kilter, order, trim. See BETTER. II verb 1. To give form to by or as if by pressing and kneading: form, model, mold. See SURFACE. 2. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials: assemble, build, construct, fabricate, fashion, forge1, frame, make, manufacture, mold, produce, put together. See MAKE. 3. To create by combining parts or elements: build, compose, configure, form, pattern, structure. See MAKE.

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