US: /ˈʃeɪp/
UK: /ʃˈe‍ɪp/

English Vietnamese dictionary

shape /ʃeip/
  • danh từ
    • hình, hình dạng, hình thù
      • spherical in shape: có dáng hình cầu
      • a monster in human shape: con quỷ hình người
    • sự thể hiện cụ thể
      • intention took shape in action: ý định thể hiện bằng hành động
    • loại, kiểu, hình thức
      • a reward in the shape of a sum of money: sự thưởng công dưới hình thức một món tiền
    • sự sắp xếp, sự sắp đặt
      • to get one's ideas into shape: sắp xếp ý kiến của mình cho gọn ghẽ
    • bóng, bóng ma
      • a shape loomend through the mist: có một bóng người hiện ra mờ mờ trong sương mù
    • khuôn, mẫu
    • thạch bỏ khuôn, thịt đông bỏ khuôn
    • các (đê) đôn
    • to be in good shape
      • dư sức, sung sức
    • go get out of shape
      • to lose shape
        • trở thành méo mó; không còn ra hình thù gì
      • to lick into shape
        • nặn thành hình
      • (nghĩa bóng) làm cho trông được; làm cho có hiệu lực; huấn luyện cho dùng được
      • động từ
        • nặn, đẽo, gọt, tạo thành hình
          • to shape clay into a pot: nặn đất thành một cái lọ
        • uốn nắn
          • to shape somebody's character: uốn nắn tính nết ai
        • đặt ra, thảo ra (kế hoạch)
        • định đường, định hướng
          • to shape one's course: định hướng đi của mình, (nghĩa bóng) làm chủ vận mệnh mình
        • hình thành, thành hình
          • an idea shapes in his mind: một ý kiến hình thành trong óc anh ta
        • có triển vọng
          • to shape well: có triển vọng phát triển tốt, có chiều phát triển tốt

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C, U] the form of the outer edges or surfaces of sth; an example of sth that has a particular form: a rectangular shape + The pool was in the shape of a heart. + The island was originally circular in shape. + Squares, circles and triangles are types of shape. + Candles come in all shapes and sizes. + You can recognize the fish by the shape of their fins. + This old T-shirt has completely lost its shape. + (figurative) The government provides money in the shape of (= consisting of) grants and student loans.
    2 [C] a person or thing that is difficult to see clearly
    Synonym: FIGURE
    Ghostly shapes moved around in the dark. + I could just make out a dark shape in the distance.
    3 [U] the physical condition of sb/sth: What sort of shape was the car in after the accident? + He's in good shape for a man of his age. + I like to keep in shape (= keep fit). + He's not in any shape (= not well enough) to be working.
    4 [U] the particular qualities or characteristics of sth: Will new technology change the shape of broadcasting? + Prices vary according to the size and shape of each project.
    Idioms: get (yourself) into shape to take exercise, eat healthy food, etc. in order to become physically fit: I'm trying to get into shape before summer.
    get / knock / lick sb into shape to train sb so that they do a particular job, task, etc. well: It took him just two weeks to knock the new recruits into shape.
    get / knock / lick sth into shape to make sth more acceptable, organized or successful: I've got all the information together but it still needs knocking into shape. + It shouldn't take long to get the company back into shape.
    give shape to sth (formal) to express or explain a particular idea, plan, etc: Marie tried to find the right words to give shape to the confusion in her head.
    in any (way,) shape or form (informal) of any type: I don't approve of violence in any shape or form.
    out of shape
    1 not having the normal shape: The wheel had been twisted out of shape.
    2 (of a person) not in good physical condition: I didn't realize how out of shape I was!
    the shape of things to come the way things are likely to develop in the future: Are solar-powered cars the shape of things to come?
    take shape to develop and become more complete or organized: The garden is beginning to take shape. + A new song began to take shape in her mind.
    + verb
    1 [VN] ~ A (into B) to make sth into a particular shape: Shape the dough into a ball. + This tool is used for shaping wood.
    2 [VN] to have an important influence on the way that sb/sth develops: His ideas had been shaped by his experiences during the war. + She had a leading role in shaping party policy.
    3 [V to inf] to prepare to do sth, especially hit or kick sth: She was shaping to hit her second shot.
    Idioms: shape up or ship out (AmE, informal) used to tell sb that if they do not improve, work harder, etc. they will have to leave their job, position, etc: He finally faced up to his drug problem when his band told him to shape up or ship out.
    Phrasal Verbs: shape up
    1 to develop in a particular way, especially in a satisfactory way: Our plans are shaping up nicely (= showing signs that they will be successful).
    2 (informal) to improve your behaviour, work harder, etc: If he doesn't shape up, he'll soon be out of a job.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 form, figure, build, body, physique; lines, profile, silhouette, contours:
    I've never heard anyone complain about Marilyn Monroe's shape.
    2 form, pattern, configuration, structure, aspect:
    The discussion is on the shape of things to come in the double-glazing trade. The new swimming-pool will be in the shape of a figure of eight
    3 form:
    Gradually, the shopping mall began to take shape.
    4 state, condition, fettle, status, (state of) health, order, trim:
    When I saw Wayne yesterday, he seemed in very good shape indeed.
    5 guise, disguise, form, appearance, likeness, image:
    Zeus visited Dan"e in the shape of a golden shower, and fathered Perseus on her.
    6 form, fashion, mould, cast, make, model, sculpture, sculpt; cut, carve, hew, hack, trim:
    Using primitive tools, they were able to shape the clay into bowls. The topiary shrubs were shaped into the forms of birds
    7 determine, give form to, control, govern, regulate, affect, condition, influence, decree, frame, define,:
    There are many factors that shape our future.
    8 word, express, embody in words, put, formulate, form:
    Perhaps you could shape your question differently.
    9 change, modify, remodel, accommodate, fit, adapt, adjust:
    The box was shaped especially for this bottle.
    10 shape up.
    (a) take form, take shape, develop, evolve, proceed:
    The plan is shaping up very nicely.
    (b) conform, improve, progress, go or move or come along, show improvement, come up to snuff; behave better:
    Those who cannot shape up will have to ship out.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 physical outline


    basic, simple
    The children cut the paper into various simple shapes.
    | characteristic, distinctive
    I recognized the distinctive shape of a Boeing-747.
    | curious, interesting, unusual, weird | awkward
    The desk was an awkward shape and wouldn't fit through the door.
    | original | geometric/geometrical, regular, symmetrical | complex | asymmetrical, irregular | odd, random
    tiles of random shape
    | solid, three-dimensional | aerodynamic | angular, arch, circular, cone/conical, cylindrical, diamond, dome, egg, elliptical, elongated, hemispherical, hexagonal, oblong, pentagonal, pointed, pyramid/pyramidal, rectangular, round, spherical, triangular, wedge | rounded, smooth | arrow, banana, cross, pear, star, T, etc.
    The road forms an L shape. The bruise was a sort of mushroom shape.
    | blurred, ghostly, shadowy, vague | huge, massive | black, dark, grey | human | body
    You can't change your natural body shape.


    cut out, draw, make, trace
    First draw the rough shape of your chosen animal. Fold the paper to make the shape of a cone.
    | cut sth into, make sth in, produce sth in
    a cheese similar to Brie but produced in a different shape
    | come in, have
    Tables come in various shapes.
    | assume, make, take on
    Ordinary things assumed different shapes in the mist.
    | keep, retain
    These garments will retain their shape even with repeated washing.
    | regain | change | lose | distort
    The wide-angle lens distorts shapes.
    | distinguish, make out, see
    I could just make out the shapes of animals in the field.


    appear, emerge, loom
    Ghostly shapes loomed out of the fog.


    in the ~ of
    a doormat in the shape of a cat


    out of shape
    The bicycle had been battered out of shape.
    | oblong/rectangular/hexagonal, etc. in shape
    The island is roughly circular in shape.

    2 structure/nature of sth


    general | changing | final | future


    alter, change, determine, influence
    He did much to determine the shape of Europe's political map at that time.
    | take
    A wonderful idea began to take shape in her brain.
    | give
    the words we use to give a shape to our feelings


    in any shape or form
    I can't stand insects in any shape or form.
    | the shape of things to come
    This revolutionary transport system could be the shape of things to come.

    3 good or bad condition


    fine, good, great | bad, poor | physical
    He's 64, but he's in better physical shape than I am.


    get sb/sth into, knock/lick/whip sb/sth into
    Get your body into shape for the summer! Leave the boy with me?I'll soon knock him into shape!
    | be in, keep in, stay in
    You are in pretty good shape for your age. She likes to stay in shape.
    | be out of


    Memory can be profoundly shaped by subsequent experience.
    | largely | actively, deliberately
    actively shaping the history of their country


    help (to)


    a part/role in shaping sth

    Concise English dictionary

    +any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    +the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    +alternative names for the body of a human being
    +a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
    +the visual appearance of something or someone
    +the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
    +the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
    +a perceptual structure
    +shape or influence; give direction to
    +make something, usually for a specific function
    +give shape or form to