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English definition of “shape”

shape

noun [C/U] (APPEARANCE)   /ʃeɪp/
the particular way something looks as a whole : [U] Our table is oval in shape. [C] The birthday cake for Luis was in the shape of a heart . [U] These old sweatpants are all stretched out of shape (= changed from their original form ). art A shape is also an arrangement that is formed by joining lines together in a particular way: [C] A triangle is a shape with three sides . A shape is also a person or object that you cannot see clearly because it is too dark , or because the person or object is too far away.
(Definition of shape noun (APPEARANCE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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