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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.

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

3. (n.) To image; to conceive; to body forth.

4. (n.) To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.

5. (v. i.) To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

6. (n.) 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.

7. (n.) That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.

8. (n.) A model; a pattern; a mold.

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

10. (n.) Dress for disguise; guise.

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

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

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

shap: In the King James Version the translation of eidos, "form," "appearance" (Luke 3:22 John 5:37), and of homoioma, "likeness," "resemblance" (Revelation 9:7). The meaning of these words is not so much "tangible shape," in which sense we use the word in modern English, but rather "aspect," "appearance," the looks of a thing or a person. This is even the case where the word is joined with the adjective somatikos, "bodily" as in the passage Luke 3:22, "The Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form (i.e. "in a corporeal appearance," the King James Version "in a bodily shape"), as a dove, upon him." The second passage also refers to the "appearance" of God, and cannot therefore be regarded as material shape: "Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form" (the King James Version "shape") (John 5:37). As has been seen from the above quotations, the Revised Version (British and American) which retains the translation "shape" for homoioma, has translated eidos with "form," which also serves to render several other Greek synonyms, such as morphe (Mark 16:12 Philippians 2:6 f), morphosis (Romans 2:20 2 Timothy 3:5), tupos (the Revised Version margin "pattern" Romans 6:17), and hupotuposis (the Revised Version (British and American) "pattern," 2 Timothy 1:13). In the King James Version The Wisdom of Solomon 18:1 "shape" translates morphe, the Revised Version (British and American) "form."

H. L. E. Luering

1491. eidos -- appearance, fashion, shape, sight.
... 1490b, 1491. eidos. 1491a . appearance, fashion, shape, sight. Part of
Speech ... seen His .". appearance, fashion, shape, sight. From ...
// - 7k

3444. morphe -- form, shape
... form, shape. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: morphe Phonetic Spelling:
(mor-fay') Short Definition: form, shape, outward appearance Definition ...
// - 6k

4976. schema -- figure, shape
... figure, shape. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: schema Phonetic Spelling:
(skhay'-mah) Short Definition: fashion, habit, form, appearance Definition ...
// - 7k

1491a. eidon -- appearance, fashion, shape, sight.
... 1491, 1491a. eidon. 1491b . appearance, fashion, shape, sight. Transliteration:
eidon Short Definition: appearance. Word Origin a prim. ...
// - 5k

1294. diastrepho -- to distort, fig. misinterpret, corrupt
... 1294 (from 1223 , "through, thoroughly," which intensifies 4762 , "turn") -- properly,
turned through (thoroughly), into a new shape which however is ...
// - 7k

2936. ktizo -- to build, create
... to build, create. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ktizo Phonetic Spelling:
(ktid'-zo) Short Definition: I create, form, shape, make Definition: I create ...
// - 7k

3445. morphoo -- to form
... to form. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: morphoo Phonetic Spelling:
(mor-fo'-o) Short Definition: I form, fashion, shape Definition: I form, fashion, ...
// - 6k

807. aschemoneo -- to act unbecomingly
... Cognate: 807 (from 809 , "without proper shape, form") -- to act unseemly (literally,
"improperly"); (figuratively) to lack proper form and hence thought of as ...
// - 7k

809. aschemon -- shapeless, ie fig. unseemly
... 809 (an adverb, derived from 1 "without" and 4976 , "external shape") -- properly,
lacking proper appeal (), ie (unattractive); lacking respect because (not ...
// - 7k

2847. kokkinos -- scarlet
... scarlet, crimson. From kokkos (from the kernel-shape of the insect); crimson-colored --
scarlet (colour, coloured). see GREEK kokkos. (kokkinen) -- 1 Occurrence ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
7095. qetseb -- a cut, shape, extremity
... 7094, 7095. qetseb. 7096 . a cut, shape, extremity. Transliteration: qetseb
Phonetic Spelling: (keh'-tseb) Short Definition: form. ...
/hebrew/7095.htm - 6k

1254a. bara -- to shape, create
... 1254, 1254a. bara. 1254b . to shape, create. Transliteration: bara Short
Definition: created. Word Origin a prim. root Definition ...
/hebrew/1254a.htm - 5k

6458. pasal -- to hew, hew into shape
... 6457, 6458. pasal. 6459 . to hew, hew into shape. Transliteration: pasal Phonetic
Spelling: (paw-sal') Short Definition: cut. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/6458.htm - 5k

6087b. atsab -- to shape, fashion
... atsab. 6088 . to shape, fashion. Transliteration: atsab Short Definition: fashioned. ...
root Definition to shape, fashion NASB Word Usage fashioned (1), image (1) ...
/hebrew/6087b.htm - 5k

1254. bara' -- to shape, create
... 1253b, 1254. bara'. 1254a . to shape, create. Transliteration: bara' Phonetic
Spelling: (baw-raw') Short Definition: choose. choose ...
/hebrew/1254.htm - 5k

1731. dud -- a pot, jar
... From the same as dowd; a pot (for boiling); also (by resemblance of shape) a basket --
basket, caldron, kettle, (seething) pot. see HEBREW dowd. 1730, 1731. ...
/hebrew/1731.htm - 6k

1823. demuth -- likeness, similitude
... From damah; resemblance; concretely, model, shape; adverbially, like -- fashion,
like (-ness, as), manner, similitude. see HEBREW damah. 1822, 1823. ...
/hebrew/1823.htm - 6k

8071. simlah -- a wrapper, mantle
... Perhaps by permutation for the feminine of cemel (through the idea of a cover assuming
the shape of the object beneath); a dress, especially a mantle -- apparel ...
/hebrew/8071.htm - 6k

4758. mareh -- sight, appearance, vision
... From ra'ah; a view (the act of seeing); also an appearance (the thing seen), whether
(real) a shape (especially if handsome, comeliness; often plural the looks ...
/hebrew/4758.htm - 6k

8544. temunah -- likeness, form
... Or tmunah {tem-oo-naw'}; from miyn; something portioned (ie Fashioned) out, as a
shape, ie (indefinitely) phantom, or (specifically) embodiment, or ...
/hebrew/8544.htm - 6k


Introductory, in the Shape of an Inscription to his Friend ...
... A Treatise on the Merits and Forgiveness of Sins, and on the Baptism of Infants
Chapter 1 [I.]"Introductory, in the Shape of an Inscription to His Friend ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 1 i introductory in the.htm

The Shape of God in Man.
... Homily XVI. Chapter XIX."The Shape of God in Man. And Simon said: "I should
like to know, Peter, if you really believe that the ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter xix the shape of god.htm

Man in the Shape of God.
... Homily XVII. Chapter VII."Man in the Shape of God. ... [1330] For He has shape, and He
has every limb primarily and solely for beauty's sake, and not for use. ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter vii man in the shape.htm

The Nature and Shape of God.
... Homily XVII. Chapter X."The Nature and Shape of God. ... What affection ought therefore
to arise within us if we gaze with our mind on His beautiful shape! ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter x the nature and shape.htm

Whether Christ Should have Appeared to the Disciples "In Another ...
should have appeared to the disciples "in another shape"? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether christ should have appeared.htm

A Book of Modern Social Inquiry Has a Shape that is Somewhat ...
... Chapter 1 A book of modern social inquiry has a shape that is somewhat
sharply defined.� A book of modern social inquiry has a ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 1 a book of.htm

Why Simon Gave to Faustus his Own Shape.
... Homily XX. Chapter XVI."Why Simon Gave to Faustus His Own Shape. And my
father said: "I have sinned; I confess it." And Annubion ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter xvi why simon gave to.htm

Peter Promises to Restore to Faustus his Own Shape.
... Homily XX. Chapter XVIII."Peter Promises to Restore to Faustus His Own
Shape. Then Peter promised to us to restore the shape of ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter xviii peter promises to restore.htm

Wrong Derivation of the Word Theos the Name Indicative of the True ...
... Book II. Chapter IV."Wrong Derivation of the Word Theos The Name Indicative of the
True Deity. God Without Shape and Immaterial. Anecdote of Thales. ...
/.../tertullian/ad nationes/chapter iv wrong derivation of the.htm

The Holy Ghost Descended in the Shape of Cloven Tongues of Fire on ...
... [Way-1-114] The Holy Ghost descended in the shape of cloven tongues of
fire on the heads� The Holy Ghost descended in the shape ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-1-114 the holy ghost descended.htm

Shape (17 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the
course of a vessel. 3. (n.) To image; to conceive; to body forth. ...
/s/shape.htm - 14k

Form (153 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A suffix used to denote in the form / shape of, resembling, etc.;
as, valiform; oviform. ... 7. (n.) A shape; an image; a phantom. ...
/f/form.htm - 45k

Fashion (24 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of
structure; pattern, model; as, the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of ...
/f/fashion.htm - 21k

Pan (26 Occurrences)
... the following words: (1) machabhath, "pan" the King James Version, "baking-pan"
the Revised Version (British and American), a dish of uncertain shape and size ...
/p/pan.htm - 20k

Frame (33 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate;
to shape; to conform. 4. (vt) To cause; to bring about; to produce. ...
/f/frame.htm - 19k

Distortion (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting
or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body. ...
/d/distortion.htm - 7k

Cast (640 Occurrences)
... 17. (vt) To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal or other material
into a mold; to fashion; to found; as, to cast bells, stoves, bullets. 18. ...
/c/cast.htm - 41k

Basket (40 Occurrences)
... There is little, however, in these names, or in the narratives where they are found,
to indicate definitely what the differences of size and shape and use were ...
/b/basket.htm - 27k

Turn (963 Occurrences)
... 6. (vt) To form in a lathe; to shape or fashion (anything) by applying a cutting
tool to it while revolving; as, to turn the legs of stools or tables; to turn ...
/t/turn.htm - 41k

... the Old Roman Form, going back certainly as early as the middle of the 2nd century
(about 140 AD), the latter, the enlarged form, in its present shape, of much ...
/a/apostles'.htm - 20k

Bible Concordance
Shape (17 Occurrences)

Mark 14:59 But not even in this shape was their testimony consistent.

Luke 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

John 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

1 Peter 1:14 And, since you delight in obedience, do not shape your lives by the cravings which used to dominate you in the time of your ignorance,

Exodus 32:4 He received what they handed him, and fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it a molten calf; and they said, "These are your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt."
(See NIV)

Exodus 32:8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said,'These are your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.'"
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:16 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make yourself an engraved image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 9:16 I looked, and behold, you had sinned against Yahweh your God; you had made yourselves a molten calf: you had turned aside quickly out of the way which Yahweh had commanded you.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 6:18 There was cedar on the house within, carved with buds and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.
(See NAS)

1 Kings 6:25 The other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubim were of one measure and one form.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 7:19 The capitals that were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily work, four cubits.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 7:22 On the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 7:23 He made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and its height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits encircled it.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 7:37 After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one form.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 17:16 They forsook all the commandments of Yahweh their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made an Asherah, and worshiped all the army of the sky, and served Baal.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 4:2 Also he made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass; and its height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits encircled it.
(See NIV)

Job 38:14 It is changed as clay under the seal, and stands forth as a garment.
(See NIV)



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