Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a varied ornamental form: noting an object such as is usually of simple form, as a tray or a panel of a piece of furniture, which, instead of being rectangular round or oval, is broken up into Up into Various curves.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of shape.
- adj. Having been given a shape, especially a curved shape.
- adj. having the shape of
- adj. shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
“Those types of car bombs we saw in east Africa in the Embassy bombings so many years ago, those had what you call shaped charges.”
“They're what they call shaped charges and they fire out a ball of molten copper which will cut through an Abrams tank armor, let alone a Humvee.”
“(on camera): They're what they call shaped charges and they fire out a ball of molten copper which will cut through an Abrams tank armor, let alone a Humvee.”
“Second, Brazil's transition was shaped from the get-go, even while the military still held power, by the emergency of a new political party, the Workers Party (PT).”
“He seemed to enjoy watching the parent birds and other visitors that came to drink water from a fountain shaped like a woman holding a bowl of overflowing water in her arms.”
“Maybe, but at that point a real and open discussion of why things are going pear shaped is needed.”
“Often generically referred to as alebrijes, they are shaped from the branches of the copal tree.”
“The sofa uses high-end powder coated aluminum, shaped from a single sheet, to give it a sleek and chic look that can be used indoors and outdoors.”
“Most of the traffic being shaped is peer-to-peer traffic, which is used to transmit large files, such as movie files.”
“Then they reduce it and let it harden in shaped wood trays.”
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