German translation of 'shape'
(= geometrical form, outline, object) Form f
(= unidentified figure, guise) Gestalt f
what shape is it? welche Form hat es?
it’s rectangular etc in shape es ist rechteckig etc
to knock sth out of shape etw zerbeulen
to take shape (literal) Form bekommen; (figurative) Gestalt or Konturen annehmen
of all shapes and sizes, of every shape and size aller Art ⧫ jeder Art
I don’t accept gifts in any shape or form ich nehme überhaupt keine Geschenke an
this may be the shape of things to come so könnte das vielleicht in Zukunft sein
in human shape in Menschengestalt
(= order, condition)
to be in good/bad shape [sportsman] in Form/nicht in Form sein; (mentally, healthwise) in guter/schlechter Verfassung sein; [things, business] in gutem/schlechtem Zustand sein
to be out of shape (physically) nicht in Form sein
to get sb/a business into shape jdn/ein Geschäft or Unternehmen auf Vordermann bringen (inf)
[stone, wood etc] bearbeiten
[clay etc] formen (into zu)
[character, ideas] prägen
[future, development, market] gestalten
those who have helped shape our society die(jenigen), die unsere Gesellschaft mitgeformt haben
See shape up
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Example Sentences Including 'shape'
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The clothes enveloped her entire figure but stroked against her body so that her shape was outlined.THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
We want to be an intelligent design engineering company to shape the future of the world.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The basic shapes and structure of the composition are the first essentials.Acrylics Masterclass (1994)
But why do they tend to be circular as opposed to square shaped?Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Divide the mixture in half and shape into two patties.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Exports come in many shapes and sizes.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Finally he cast this shape in glass.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Our characters are shaped by all the experiences we have in life.The Sun (2014)
These are usually either white or clear plastic and are normally square in shape.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They make them for a certain body shape.The Sun (2013)
We now learn that two of the great shaping forces of humanity were responsible for her disappearance.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Your mind works faster and the plans that take shape give you much to look forward to.The Sun (2012)
We changed shape and brought on another striker.The Sun (2013)
He builds artificial bottoms that cost the same as a family car and come in almost as many shapes and sizes.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
People are hungry for anything which gives their lives shape and sense of purpose.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
She is in very good shape and looks great.The Sun (2010)
Since the arrival of modern engineering techniques, which allow almost any shape of building to be made, he said these problems had got worse.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Society can take many forms and shapes.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Striker looks in good shape after netting two goals in last two games.The Sun (2006)
Try it for yourself with objects of all shapes and sizes.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We expect people to shape their own careers based on their experiences.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
This has shaped the way we view life.Christianity Today (2000)
The wooded cliffs on the far side were in bad shape.The Education of a Gardener (1994)
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'shape' in Other Languages
British English: shape /ʃeɪp/ NOUN
The shape of an object, a person, or an area is the form or pattern of its outline.
...a keyring in the shape of a fish.
- American English: shape
- Arabic: شَكْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: formato
- Chinese: 形状
- Croatian: oblik
- Czech: tvar
- Danish: form
- Dutch: vorm voorwerp
- European Spanish: forma contorno
- Finnish: muoto
- French: forme
- German: Form
- Greek: σχήμα
- Italian: forma
- Japanese: 形
- Korean: 모양
- Norwegian: fasong
- Polish: kształt
- European Portuguese: forma
- Romanian: formă
- Russian: форма
- Spanish: forma
- Swedish: form skepnad
- Thai: รูปร่าง
- Turkish: şekil
- Ukrainian: форма
- Vietnamese: hình thù
British English: shape VERB
Someone or something that shapes a situation or an activity has a very great influence on the way it develops.
Leaders are meeting to discuss their role in shaping the future of the country.
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