SHAPE, verb transitive preterit tense shaped; participle passive shaped or shapen.
1. To form or create.
I was shapen in iniquity. Psalms 51:1.
2. To mold or make into a particular form; to give form or figure to; as, to shape a garment.
Grace shap'd her limbs, and beauty deck'd her face. Prior.
3. To mold; to cast; to regulate; to adjust; to adapt to a purpose. He shapes his plans or designs to the temper of the times.
4. To direct; as, to shape a course.
5. To image; to conceive.
Oft my jealousy
Shapes faults that are not. Shak.
SHAPE, verb intransitive To square; to suit; to be adjusted.
1. Form or figure as constituted by lines and angles; as the shape of a horse or a tree; the shape of the head, hand or foot.
2. External appearance.
He beat me grievously in the shape of a woman. Shak.
3. The form of the trunk of the human boky; as a clumsy shape; an elegant shape.
4. A being as endowed with form.
Before the gates are sat,
On either side, a formidable shape. Milton.
5. Idea; pattern.
6. Form. This application comes before the legislature in the shape of a memorial.