'Shaping' definitions:

Definition of 'shaping'

(from WordNet)
Forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience" [syn: formative, shaping, plastic]
Any process serving to define the shape of something [syn: shaping, defining]
The act of fabricating something in a particular shape [syn: formation, shaping]

Definition of 'Shaping'

  • Shape \Shape\ (sh[=a]p), v. t. [imp. Shaped (sh[=a]pt); p. p. Shaped or Shapen (sh[=a]p"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Shaping.] [OE. shapen, schapen, AS. sceapian. The p. p. shapen is from the strong verb, AS. scieppan, scyppan, sceppan, p. p. sceapen. See Shape, n.]
  • 1. To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to. [1913 Webster]
  • I was shapen in iniquity. --Ps. li. 5. [1913 Webster]
  • Grace shaped her limbs, and beauty decked her face. --Prior. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel. [1913 Webster]
  • To the stream, when neither friends, nor force, Nor speed nor art avail, he shapes his course. --Denham. [1913 Webster]
  • Charmed by their eyes, their manners I acquire, And shape my foolishness to their desire. --Prior. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To imagine; to conceive; to call forth (ideas). [archaic] [1913 Webster]
  • Oft my jealousy Shapes faults that are not. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange. [1913 Webster]
  • When shapen was all this conspiracy, From point to point. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
  • Shaping machine. (Mach.) Same as Shaper.
  • To shape one's self, to prepare; to make ready. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • I will early shape me therefor. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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