Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of shape.
  • adjective Having been given a shape, especially a curved shape.

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  • adjective having the shape of
  • adjective shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)

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Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript May 13, 2007

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2007

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript May 12, 2007

  • (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.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2007

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

    Jeffrey W. Rubin: The Roots of Brazil's Success

  • Maybe, but at that point a real and open discussion of why things are going pear shaped is needed.

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  • 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).

    Jeffrey W. Rubin: The Roots of Brazil's Success

  • 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).

    Jeffrey W. Rubin: The Roots of Brazil's Success

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