shape(redirected from takes shape)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
shapenoun appearance, build, cast, color, condition, configuration, contour, criterion, cut, fashion, feature, features, figure, form, frame, guise, image, impression, likeness, look, manner, mien, mode, mold, motif, organization, outline, pattern, physique, presence, profile, seeming, semblance, state, style, turn
shapeverb adapt, carve, compose, conform, create, delineate, design, devise, fashion, figure, form, formalize, formulate, frame, influence, make, manufacture, model, mold, pattern, produce, sculpture, style, tailor
Associated concepts: shaping of a claim, shaping of a defense
See also: appearance, arrangement, body, build, color, complexion, compose, composition, condition, configuration, create, criterion, delineate, delineation, devise, dimension, fabricate, feature, forge, form, formalize, formulate, frame, influence, invent, make, manifestation, militate, mode, motif, organization, pattern, phenomenon, posture, produce, situation, specter, state, structure, style, vision