• WordNet 3.6
    • n shaper a machine tool for shaping metal or wood
    • n shaper a person who makes things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shaper A kind of planer in which the tool, instead of the work, receives a reciprocating motion, usually from a crank.
    • Shaper A machine with a vertically revolving cutter projecting above a flat table top, for cutting irregular outlines, moldings, etc.
    • Shaper One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes. "The secret of those old shapers died with them."
    • Shaper That which shapes; a machine for giving a particular form or outline to an object.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shaper One who makes, forms, or shapes.
    • n shaper In meta-work, a combined lathe and planer, which can be used, with attachments, for doing a great variety of work.
    • n shaper A form of stamping-machine or stamping-press for sheetmetal.
    • n shaper In wood-working, a paneling- or molding-machine for cutting moldings of irregular forms.
    • n shaper A shaper in which the piece operated upon can be rotated and hence a (nearly) cylindrical surface can be finished.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Shaper a metal planing machine, the tool with reciprocating motion
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  • Martin Heidegger
    Martin Heidegger
    “Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceapan, scapan, to form, make; Ice. skapa, Ger. schaffen.


In literature:

It is forbidden to tell where the King of Ireland's Son found the Builder and Shaper for the Gods.
"The King of Ireland's Son" by Padraic Colum
Tiresome shapers scraping fiddles, eye on the bowend, sawing the cello, remind you of toothache.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
He will be one of the shapers of the new.
"Lady Merton, Colonist" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Was that baby-hand the shaper of destiny?
"A Little Book for Christmas" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
First did He shape for the children of men Heaven for a roof, the holy Shaper.
"Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days" by Emily Hickey
How fight against the shapers of the hills?
"Plays of Near & Far" by Lord Dunsany
Pratt Whiting Shaper, $2.75; 35 H.P.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
The religious element, as a shaper of conduct and thought, was accordingly not required.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
There was the harp's voice, And clear song of shaper.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous
Nay, oftentimes the shaper's labor is worth more than the thought he shapes.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862" by Various

In news:

Watch Side Shaper in the Fitness Magazine Video.
The 1000VBS CNC Gear Shaper is a 40" (1,000 mm) gear shaping machine with 8" (200 mm) stroke capability.
Powerful Shaper of US Rules Quits, With Critics in Wake.
The author is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers community.
Legendary shaper remembered by friends and family in Oceanside.
Bourn & Koch Inc, a partner in the Star SU LLC go-to-market cooperative, offers the 1000VBS CNC gear shaper.
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Known as one of the shapers of the " Superman " myth, bestselling Jewish author Brad Meltzer is just as impressed with the stories of people whose actions stand out in the absence of supernatural powers.
Surfer became renowned board shaper.
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Board shapers clean up their act.

In science:

We scanned the whole electrode length (20 mm) with a scanning step of 2 mm, reconstructing, for each position, the pulse shape at the output of the front-end electronics shaper stage.
First investigation of a novel 2D position-sensitive semiconductor detector concept
On the other hand it allows to reconstruct it thanks to a particular feature that permits to change the value of the delay between the trigger time (synchronous with the laser pulse) and the acquisition time (specifying the instant at which the shaper output is sampled) .
First investigation of a novel 2D position-sensitive semiconductor detector concept
Note that the SiPM signal is passed through a shaper with 50 ns shaping time in the ASIC and that this corresponds to roughly 100 ns integration time when using a QDC. A typical single-pixel-spectrum is shown in Fig. 6(b).
Concept and status of the CALICE analog hadron calorimeter engineering prototype
The SPIROC ASIC can chose the gain channel automatically by comparing the signal output from a fast shaper to a predefined threshold, which is set by a 10-bit DAC.
Concept and status of the CALICE analog hadron calorimeter engineering prototype
For x ∈ (Aǫ )o \ ¯A, where Ao is the interior of A, we have a shaper lower bound for ∂i fi (x).
Multivariate Normal Approximation by Stein's Method: The Concentration Inequality Approach