Shaping machine. (Mach.) Same as Shaper.To shape one's self, to prepare; to make ready. [Obs.]

I will early shape me therefor.

(Shape) v. i. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable. [R.] Shak.

(Shape), n. [OE. shap, schap, AS. sceap in gesceap creation, creature, fr. the root of scieppan, scyppan, sceppan, to shape, to do, to effect; akin to OS. giskeppian, OFries. skeppa, D. scheppen, G. schaffen, OHG. scaffan, scepfen, skeffen, Icer. skapa, skepja, Dan. skabe, skaffe, Sw. skapa, skaffa, Goth. gaskapjan, and perhaps to E. shave, v. Cf. -ship.]

Shanker to Sharp

(Shank"er) n. (Med.) See Chancre.

(Shan"ny) n.; pl. Shannies [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoöl.) The European smooth blenny (Blennius pholis). It is olive-green with irregular black spots, and without appendages on the head.

(Shan't) A contraction of shall not. [Colloq.]

(Shan"ty) a. Jaunty; showy. [Prov. Eng.]

(Shan"ty), n.;pl. Shanties [Said to be fr. Ir. sean old + tig. a house.] A small, mean dwelling; a rough, slight building for temporary use; a hut.

(Shan"ty), v. i. To inhabit a shanty. S. H. Hammond.

(Shap"a*ble) a.

1. That may be shaped.

2. Shapely. [R.] "Round and shapable." De Foe.

(Shape) v. t. [imp. Shaped (shapt); p. p. Shaped or Shapen (shap"'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.

I was shapen in iniquity.
Ps. li. 5.

Grace shaped her limbs, and beauty decked her face.

2. 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.

3. To image; to conceive; to body forth.

Oft my jealousy
Shapes faults that are not.

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

When shapen was all this conspiracy,
From point to point.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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