Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Shaped like a pear; pointed or peaked above and ovate beneath: specifically, in bot, obovoid or obconical with more tapering base; pyriform.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of the form of a pear.

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  • adjective Having a shape or cross-section like the cross-section of a pear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a round shape tapered at one end
  • adjective (of sounds) full and rich

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Examples

  • 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.

    Etched in Bone

  • And being your own artist removes most of the financial liability for you in case the project goes pear-shaped.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    A Covert Affair

  • Bridgewater is a splendidly Falstaffian character, tubby "more apple than pear-shaped", big-hearted and sybaritic.

    Fathers and Sons

  • A family walked in, mom I noticed right away, She was absolutely huge in a pear-shaped way … had to be over 350.

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  • 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.

    Etched in Bone

  • 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.

    A Covert Affair

  • 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.

    Etched in Bone

  • 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.

    Etched in Bone

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