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noun as in condition, health

verb as in devise, plan

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A chrome-plated steel nib writes smoothly and holds its shape for years.

We quickly realized that indexing problems come in all possible shapes and sizes.

It is only connected to the collection of shapes and sounds that make up the word tree because we have all agreed that it is.

From Vox

One of Howell’s own studies, she and her team reported online in August in mSphere, suggests that fungal species in particular shape the metabolites — and thus aroma and flavor — in wine from different growing regions in Australia.

I think it helped us connect, not to compare struggles, they’re all different, but to connect with a lot of different people who are in that struggle for belonging in some way, shape or form.

From Ozy

I mean, physically, mentally, you know, in every way, shape, and form.

“Under Suleimani several military branches have taken shape [in Iraq] which are run by Iran and the Iranian military,” he said.

“You were going to work your way into my marriage and you were going to call its new three-way shape holy” the narrator recounts.

If you drink from a flute, do so from a tulip-shape one to concentrate the notes, Simonetti-Bryan says.

The Babadook is the shape of grief: all-enveloping, shape-shifting, black, here intensely, terrifying, then gone.

They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.

Leaves of a lanceolate form are the largest, and the shape of those found on most varieties of the American plant.

Microscopically, they are yellow or reddish-brown crystals, which differ greatly in size and shape.

Here the Goat, who evidently was not yet quite started, inquired, "Must all the halves be of the same shape?"

He was Honour's self, till he brought the serpent to his bosom, in the shape of his perfidious son.


On this page you'll find 226 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shape, such as: architecture, aspect, body, configuration, contour, and format.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.