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Shape vs. Contour

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Wikipedia
  • Shape (noun)

    The status or condition of something

    "The used bookshop wouldn't offer much due to the poor shape of the book."

  • Shape (noun)

    Condition of personal health, especially muscular health.

    "The vet checked to see what kind of shape the animal was in."

    "We exercise to keep in good physical shape."

  • Shape (noun)

    The appearance of something, especially its outline.

    "He cut a square shape out of the cake."

    "What shape shall we use for the cookies? Stars, circles, or diamonds?"

  • Shape (noun)

    Form; formation.

  • Shape (noun)

    A rolled or hammered piece, such as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.

  • Shape (noun)

    A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.

  • Shape (noun)

    A mould for making jelly, blancmange etc., or a piece of such food formed moulded into a particular shape.

  • Shape (noun)

    In the Hack programming language, a group of data fields each of which has a name and a data type.

  • Shape (verb)

    To create or make.

    "Earth was shapen by God for God's folk."

  • Shape (verb)

    To give something a shape and definition.

    "Shape the dough into a pretzel."

    "For my art project, I plan to shape my clay lump into a bowl."

  • Shape (verb)

    To form or manipulate something into a certain shape.

  • Shape (verb)

    (of a country, person, etc) To give influence to.

  • Shape (verb)

    To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

  • Shape (verb)

    To imagine; to conceive.

  • Contour (noun)

    An outline, boundary or border, usually of curved shape.

    "the low drag contour of a modern automobile"

  • Contour (noun)

    A line on a map or chart delineating those points which have the same altitude or other plotted quantity: a contour line or isopleth.

  • Contour (noun)

    a speech sound which behaves as a single segment, but which makes an internal transition from one quality, place, or manner to another.

  • Contour (verb)

    To form a more or less curved boundary or border upon.

  • Contour (verb)

    To mark with contour lines.

Wiktionary
  • Shape

    To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.

  • Shape

    To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.

  • Shape

    To imagine; to conceive; to call forth (ideas).

  • Shape

    To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.

  • Shape (verb)

    To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

  • Shape (noun)

    Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form; guise; as, the shape of a tree; the shape of the head; an elegant shape.

  • Shape (noun)

    That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.

  • Shape (noun)

    A model; a pattern; a mold.

  • Shape (noun)

    Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.

  • Shape (noun)

    Dress for disguise; guise.

  • Shape (noun)

    A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.

  • Contour (noun)

    The outline of a figure or body, or the line or lines representing such an outline; the line that bounds; periphery.

  • Contour (noun)

    The outline of a horizontal section of the ground, or of works of fortification.

Webster Dictionary
  • Shape (noun)

    any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);

    "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"

  • Shape (noun)

    the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;

    "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

  • Shape (noun)

    alternative names for the body of a human being;

    "Leonardo studied the human body"

    "he has a strong physique"

    "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

  • Shape (noun)

    a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept;

    "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"

  • Shape (noun)

    the visual appearance of something or someone;

    "the delicate cast of his features"

  • Shape (noun)

    the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

  • Shape (noun)

    the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe

  • Shape (noun)

    a perceptual structure;

    "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"

    "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"

  • Shape (verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to;

    "experience often determines ability"

    "mold public opinion"

  • Shape (verb)

    make something, usually for a specific function;

    "She molded the riceballs carefully"

    "Form cylinders from the dough"

    "shape a figure"

    "Work the metal into a sword"

  • Shape (verb)

    give a shape or form to;

    "shape the dough"

  • Contour (noun)

    a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height

  • Contour (noun)

    any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);

    "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"

  • Contour (noun)

    a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure;

    "the contours of the melody"

    "it defines a major contour of this administration"

  • Contour (verb)

    form the contours of

Princeton's WordNet

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