shaping

Definitions

  • Bending Boards into Shape after Boiling Them
    Bending Boards into Shape after Boiling Them
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj shaping forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning "a formative influence","a formative experience"
    • n shaping the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    • n shaping any process serving to define the shape of something
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing ornate shell-shaped, floral and leaf patterns, and figures Showing ornate shell-shaped, floral and leaf patterns, and figures
The top of the arch forms a horse-shoe shape, with extensive decoration above The top of the arch forms a horse-shoe shape, with extensive decoration above
PADDLE-FISH So-called from the paddle-like or spoon-shaped snout. Eggs used for caviar. Range: The Mississippi River and its tributaries PADDLE-FISH So-called from the paddle-like or spoon-shaped snout. Eggs used for caviar. Range: The Mississippi River...
Trough-shaped vessel: Arkansas.--1/3 Trough-shaped vessel: Arkansas.--1/3
Bird-shaped bowl: Arkansas--1/3 Bird-shaped bowl: Arkansas--1/3
Bird-shaped bowl: Arkansas.--1/3 Bird-shaped bowl: Arkansas.--1/3
Animal-shaped bowl: Arkansas.--1/3 Animal-shaped bowl: Arkansas.--1/3
Forms of jar-shaped bottles Forms of jar-shaped bottles

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are over 600 different pasta shapes
    • n shaping The act of forming or reducing to shape.
    • n shaping Specifically The cutting and fitting of clothes; tailoring.
    • n shaping Representation; imagination; that which is formed or imagined.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The United States Mint once considered producing donut-shaped coins.
    • Shaping representation, imagination
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Quotations

  • W. Clement Stone
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    “Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.”
  • Anthony Robbins
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    “It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.”
  • Salman Rushdie
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    “I used to say: there is a God-shaped hole in me. For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.”
  • Anthony Robbins
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    “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape.”
  • Rene Dubos
    Rene Dubos
    “Man shapes himself through decision that shape his environment.”

Idioms

Bad shape - If something's in bad shape, it's in bad condition. If a person's in bad shape, they are unfit or unhealthy.
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Go pear-shaped - (UK) If things have gone wrong, they have gone pear-shaped.
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Gone pear-shaped - (UK) If things have gone pear-shaped they have either gone wrong or produced an unexpected and unwanted result.
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Good shape - If something's in good shape, it's in good condition. If a person's in good shape, they are fit and healthy.
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Shape up or ship out - If someone has to shape up or ship out, they have to improve or leave their job, organisation, etc.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Cut carrots and turnips into quarter-inch pieces the shape of dice; also celery into thin slices.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The touch will of necessity depend in the first instance upon the shape of the brush, and these shapes are innumerable.
"The Practice and Science Of Drawing" by Harold Speed
Any blacksmith can forge such a tip; the shape of which is plainly seen in our engraving.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
In the evening we shaped our course to North-west.
"The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765" by J. E. Heeres
The "cricket" was bent out of shape by the thumb.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
The cap is nearly semicircular in shape, sometimes fan-shaped and rounded in front.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
A spindle-shaped muscle, with tendinous terminations.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Deep, olla-shaped bowl; anvil-shaped figures on the outside.
"Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880" by James Stevenson
In America the ignorance took the milder shape of contempt and prejudice.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
He charged me up with everything I got in the shape of clothes, doctor bills, medicine, etc.
"A Texas Cow Boy" by Chas. A. Siringo
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In poetry:

Lovely one,
Your waist,
My arm shaped it like a river when
It flowed a thousand years through your sweet body,
Lovely one.
"Lovely One" by Pablo Neruda
They hate th' appearance of a lie
In all the shapes it wears;
They live in truth, and when they die,
Eternal life is theirs.
"Hymn 35 part 2" by Isaac Watts
"No more sees my sun as a Sanct-shape,
My moon as the Night-queen,
My stars as august and sublime ones
That influences rain:
"The Mother Mourns." by Thomas Hardy
Sympathies of love and sorrow;
Joy in her divine escape;
Breathing through her bursting foliage
Comfort to his bending shape.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Truly shape and fashion these;
Leave no yawning gaps between;
Think not, because no man sees,
Such things will remain unseen.
"By The Fireside : The Builders" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And as shadows in the twilight
Shapeful forms of faces wear,
So these dainty, light-winged zephyrs,
To my hearing, voices are.
"In The Twilight" by Madge Morris Wagner

In news:

If you look close at the cloud formation, the shape of an angel can be seen.
Fuller didn't even realize what she had until a friend pointed out the angel shape to her.
Snipes credits the undergraduate course in medical anthropology she took by chance while at Emory University for shaping what became her life's work.
The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating some new additions of all shapes and sizes.
As its provocative title suggests, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That.
"Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That".
Trip to Bhutan will shape classroom lessons.
Bit by Bit It Takes Shape: Media Evolution for the 'Post-Truth' Age.
Shaping the sound of television.
How Scarlett Johansson Got in Superhero Shape.
Historic blacksmith shop in Sonnenberg Village is in better shape now.
In his workshop near Middletown, Va. Bill Moran shapes a small utility knife.
Mets in Better Shape, but Alderson Unsure How Much He Can Spend Next Season.
Thin eyebrows bowing to fuller shapes.
Obviously, this might not be possible with some room shapes.
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In science:

Also the bispectrum generated by this interaction term has an equilateral shape; the last two plots show, employing the general wavefunction, that also the interpolating models produce an equilateral shape.
Large non-Gaussianities in the Effective Field Theory Approach to Single-Field Inflation: the Bispectrum
Obviously, having presented all the shapes due to each individual interaction, one might proceed with the study of the shape of linear combinations of them, much in the spirit of the orhtogonal shape recently introduced .
Large non-Gaussianities in the Effective Field Theory Approach to Single-Field Inflation: the Bispectrum
From the above discussion we can read off some general qualitative features characterizing the shapes of the bispectrum of a generic single-field model of inflation: • Two qualitatively very different kinds of shapes appear: equilateral and flat.
Large non-Gaussianities in the Effective Field Theory Approach to Single-Field Inflation: the Bispectrum
As pointed out before, the next natural step would be to consider the shapes resulting from linear combination of the various interaction terms in the spirit of Ref. . • In single field-models of inflation usually large non-Gaussianities are associated to equilateral shapes.
Large non-Gaussianities in the Effective Field Theory Approach to Single-Field Inflation: the Bispectrum
The distribution of eigenvalues shows an interesting transition from a circular shape at β ≪ 1 to a triangular shape at β ∼ 1, and then to an ‘inverted T’ shape for β ≫ 1.
Eigenvalue distributions of large Euclidean random matrices for waves in random media
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