To form; make; create; construct.To give shape or form to; cut, mold, or make into a particular form: as, to shape a garment; to shape a vessel on the potters' wheel.To adapt, as to a purpose; cause to conform; adjust; regulate: with to or unto.To form with the mind; plan; contrive; devise; arrange; prepare.To get ready; address (one's self to do something).To direct (one's course); betake (one's self): as, to shape one's course homeward.To image; conceive; call or conjure up.To dress; array.To destine; foreordain; predestine.To take shape or form; be or become adapted, fit, or comformable.To turn out; happen.n. Form; figure; outward contour, aspect, or appearance; hence, guise: as, the two things are dissimilar in shape; the shape of the head; in man's shape.n. That which was form or figure; a mere form, image, or figure; an appearance; a phantasm.n. Concrete embodiment or form, as of a thought, conception, or quality.n. Appearance; guise; dress; disguise; specifically, a theatrical costume (a complete dress).n. Way; manner.n. In industrial art:n. A pattern to be followed by workmen; especially, a flat pattern to guide a cutter.n. Something intended to serve as a framework for a light covering, as a bonnet-frame.n. In cookery, a dessert dish consisting of blanc-mange, rice, corn-starch, jelly, or the like cast in a mold, allowed to stand till it sets or firms, and then turned out for serving.n. The private parts, especially of a female.n. Synonyms Form, Fashion, etc. (see figure), outline, mold, cut, build, cast.n. An obsolete form of the past participle of shape.n. In iron ship-building, a general term including all forms of rolled bars, such as angle-bars, T-bars, I-bars, angle-bulb-bars, T-bulb-bars, channel-bars, Z-bars, etc., as distinguished from plates.n. In Tibet, a privy councillor; one of the five who advise the Tibetan regent in state affairs.