The shape of an object, a person, or an area is the appearance of their outside edges or surfaces, for example whether they are round, square, curved, or fat .
having the shape of the letter L
resembling the rounded form of the letter O
having the shape of a letter T
having a shape in the form of the letter u
having the shape of a letter V
shaped like an awl
shaped like a bell
shaped like a boat
in the shape of an egg
shaped like a fan
having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid
Something that is pear-shaped has a shape like a pear.
(of physical attributes ) having a good shape aesthetically or for a certain function
having the shape of a barrel
resembling a cigar in shape
shaped like a stylized heart with a double rounded top
shaped like an oval with an inward curve at one side
bulb-shaped; shaped like an onion
a charge arranged, in an armor-piercing projectile, in such a way as to concentrate its explosive force in a desired direction
shaped like a wedge
having the shape of a crescent
If a situation goes pear-shaped, bad things start happening .
a curve on a graph that shows a sharp fall after which values remain low for a long period
a curve on a graph that shows a sharp fall followed by a correspondingly sharp rise
→ bell curve
a steep-sided valley caused by glacial erosion
If something is shaping up, it is starting to develop or seems likely to happen .
like a star in brilliance
(of the corolla of the phlox and certain other flowers) consisting of a narrow tube with flat spreading terminal petals
A gourd is a large round fruit with a hard skin . You can also use gourd to refer to the plant on which this fruit grows .