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Style vs. Shape

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Stylenoun

A manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.

Shapenoun

The status or condition of something

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

Stylenoun

Flair; grace; fashionable skill.

‘As a dancer, he has a lot of style.’;

Shapenoun

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.’;

Stylenoun

(botany) The stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower.

Shapenoun

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?’;

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Stylenoun

A traditional or legal term preceding a reference to a person who holds a title or post.

Shapenoun

Form; formation.

Stylenoun

A traditional or legal term used to address a person who holds a title or post.

‘the style of Majesty’;

Shapenoun

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

Stylenoun

A stylus.

Shapenoun

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

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Stylenoun

(obsolete) A pen; an author's pen.

Shapenoun

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

Stylenoun

A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.

Shapenoun

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

Stylenoun

A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.

Shapeverb

To create or make.

‘Earth was shapen by God for God's folk.’;

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Stylenoun

A long, slender, bristle-like process.

‘the anal styles of insects’;

Shapeverb

(transitive) 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.’;

Stylenoun

The pin, or gnomon, of a sundial, the shadow of which indicates the hour.

Shapeverb

To form or manipulate something into a certain shape.

Stylenoun

(computing) A visual or other modification to text or other elements of a document, such as bold or italic.

‘applying styles to text in a wordprocessor’; ‘Cascading Style Sheets’;

Shapeverb

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

Styleverb

(transitive) To create or give a style, fashion or image to.

Shapeverb

To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

Styleverb

(transitive) To call or give a name or title to.

Shapeverb

(obsolete) To imagine; to conceive.

Stylenoun

An instrument used by the ancients in writing on tablets covered with wax, having one of its ends sharp, and the other blunt, and somewhat expanded, for the purpose of making erasures by smoothing the wax.

Shapeverb

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

‘I was shapen in iniquity.’; ‘Grace shaped her limbs, and beauty decked her face.’;

Stylenoun

Hence, anything resembling the ancient style in shape or use.

Shapeverb

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

‘To the stream, when neither friends, nor force,Nor speed nor art avail, he shapes his course.’; ‘Charmed by their eyes, their manners I acquire,And shape my foolishness to their desire.’;

Stylenoun

A pen; an author's pen.

Shapeverb

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

‘Oft my jealousyShapes faults that are not.’;

Stylenoun

Mode of expressing thought in language, whether oral or written; especially, such use of language in the expression of thought as exhibits the spirit and faculty of an artist; choice or arrangement of words in discourse; rhetorical expression.

‘High style, as when that men to kinges write.’; ‘Style is the dress of thoughts.’; ‘Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style.’; ‘It is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work.’;

Shapeverb

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

‘When shapen was all this conspiracy,From point to point.’; ‘I will early shape me therefor.’;

Stylenoun

A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.

Shapeverb

To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

Stylenoun

Mode of presentation, especially in music or any of the fine arts; a characteristic of peculiar mode of developing in idea or accomplishing a result.

‘The ornamental style also possesses its own peculiar merit.’;

Shapenoun

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.

‘He beat me grievously, in the shape of a woman.’;

Stylenoun

A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.

Shapenoun

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

‘Before the gates three sat,On either side, a formidable shape.’;

Stylenoun

Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in social demeanor; fashion.

‘According to the usual style of dedications.’;

Shapenoun

A model; a pattern; a mold.

Stylenoun

A long, slender, bristlelike process, as the anal styles of insects.

Shapenoun

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

Stylenoun

Mode or phrase by which anything is formally designated; the title; the official designation of any important body; mode of address; as, the style of Majesty.

‘One style to a gracious benefactor, another to a proud, insulting foe.’;

Shapenoun

Dress for disguise; guise.

‘Look better on this virgin, and considerThis Persian shape laid by, and she appearingIn a Greekish dress.’;

Stylenoun

The pin, or gnomon, of a dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See Gnomon.

Shapenoun

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

Stylenoun

A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

Shapenoun

any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);

‘he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke’;

Stylenoun

The elongated part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See Illust. of Stamen, and of Pistil.

Shapenoun

the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;

‘geometry is the mathematical science of shape’;

Styleverb

To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate.

‘How well his worth and brave adventures styled.’;

Shapenoun

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’;

Stylenoun

a particular kind (as to appearance);

‘this style of shoe is in demand’;

Shapenoun

a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept;

‘a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life’;

Stylenoun

how something is done or how it happens;

‘her dignified manner’; ‘his rapid manner of talking’; ‘their nomadic mode of existence’; ‘in the characteristic New York style’; ‘a lonely way of life’; ‘in an abrasive fashion’;

Shapenoun

the visual appearance of something or someone;

‘the delicate cast of his features’;

Stylenoun

a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period;

‘all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper’;

Shapenoun

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

Stylenoun

distinctive and stylish elegance;

‘he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer’;

Shapenoun

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

Stylenoun

the popular taste at a given time;

‘leather is the latest vogue’; ‘he followed current trends’; ‘the 1920s had a style of their own’;

Shapenoun

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’;

Stylenoun

(botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma

Shapeverb

shape or influence; give direction to;

‘experience often determines ability’; ‘mold public opinion’;

Stylenoun

editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display

Shapeverb

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’;

Stylenoun

a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving;

‘he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus’;

Shapeverb

give a shape or form to;

‘shape the dough’;

Stylenoun

a slender bristlelike or tubular process;

‘a cartilaginous style’;

Shape

A shape or figure is the form of an object or its external boundary, outline, or external surface, as opposed to other properties such as color, texture, or material type. A plane shape, two-dimensional shape, or 2D shape (plane figure, two-dimensional figure, or 2D figure) is constrained to lie on a plane, in contrast to solid figures.

Styleverb

designate by an identifying term;

‘They styled their nation `The Confederate States'’;

Styleverb

make consistent with a certain fashion or style;

‘Style my hair’; ‘style the dress’;

Styleverb

make consistent with certain rules of style;

‘style a manuscript’;

Stylenoun

a particular procedure by which something is done; a manner or way

‘different styles of management’;

Stylenoun

a way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a particular period, place, person, or movement

‘the concerto is composed in a neoclassical style’; ‘a striking feature of Swift's style is his use of conjunctions’;

Stylenoun

a way of using language

‘he never wrote in a journalistic style’; ‘students should pay attention to style and idiom’;

Stylenoun

one's usual way of behaving or approaching situations

‘backing out isn't my style’;

Stylenoun

an official or legal title

‘the partnership traded under the style of Storr and Mortimer’;

Stylenoun

a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed

‘the pillars are no exception to the general style’;

Stylenoun

a particular design of clothing

‘his shoes were in a style that he could wear anywhere’;

Stylenoun

a way of arranging the hair

‘for a glamorous style, hair was brushed out after setting’;

Stylenoun

fashionable elegance and sophistication

‘the world-famous hotel attracts guests because of its style and taste’;

Stylenoun

a confident, effortless manner or technique

‘he plays with such style’;

Stylenoun

(in a flower) a narrow, typically elongated extension of the ovary, bearing the stigma.

Stylenoun

(in an invertebrate) a small, slender pointed appendage; a stylet.

Stylenoun

archaic term for stylus (sense 2)

Styleverb

design or make in a particular form

‘the yacht is well proportioned and conservatively styled’;

Styleverb

arrange (hair) in a particular way

‘he styled her hair by twisting it up to give it body’;

Styleverb

designate with a particular name, description, or title

‘the official is styled principal and vice chancellor of the university’;

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