Meaning of “shape” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /ʃeɪp/

B1 [ C, U ] the physical form of something made by the line around its outer edge:

You can recognize trees by the shape of their leaves.
Very few people are really happy with their body shape.
in good/bad/great, etc shape

B2 in good/bad, etc health or condition:

She runs every day so she's in pretty good shape.
out of shape
keep in shape
take shape

to start to develop and become more clear or certain:

The project is slowly beginning to take shape.

(Definition of “shape noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)