Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shaped like a pear; pointed or peaked above and ovate beneath: specifically, in bot, obovoid or obconical with more tapering base; pyriform.
- adj. Having a shape or cross-section like the cross-section of a pear.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. having a round shape tapered at one end
- adj. (of sounds) full and rich
“A family walked in, mom I noticed right away, She was absolutely huge in a pear-shaped way … had to be over 350.”
“The same woman, of course, had modeled for both figures, that glorious pear-shaped belly less nakedly obvious in the painting, but unmistakably outlined by the flowing folds of her dress.”
“Bridgewater is a splendidly Falstaffian character, tubby "more apple than pear-shaped", big-hearted and sybaritic.”
“The former Bureau ADIC wore a belted tan trench and black slacks and stood a pear-shaped five-six or five-seven, compared to his six-one.”
“Mountbatten had decided to shift his headquarters from New Delhi to Ceylon, moving from the heart of India to the pear-shaped island at its southernmost tip.”
“And being your own artist removes most of the financial liability for you in case the project goes pear-shaped.”
“Certain varieties are sometimes distinguished (esp. by modern historians) according to shape, as comb (also cockscomb) morion, Spanish (also pear-shaped) morion, etc.”
“We knew how good they were and we did OK against them for about 10 or 12 minutes before it went pear-shaped," he recalls.”
“Started by phin three-stringed, pear-shaped lute player and rickshaw driver Noppadol Duangporn, he wanted to revive the music of his native Isan.”
“One of Taylor's most famous pieces was a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond that became known as the Taylor-Burton diamond when it was purchased for Taylor by actor Richard Burton, who was both her fifth and sixth husband.”
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