The external outline of a thing
A state of sound readiness
To give form to by or as if by pressing and kneading
To create by forming, combining, or altering materials
To create by combining parts or elements
An actual form
To give shape
To take shape
The dream took shape as it did every night.
The shape was the important aspect.
It isn't going to get any easier, so I'd better shape up.
By the end of October this kind of warfare had taken definite shape: it had become clear to all what could be ventured against the French and what could not.
He's in bad shape, but he's alive.