adjective \ˈshā-pən\

Definition of SHAPEN

:  fashioned in or provided with a definite shape —usually used in combination <an ill-shapen body>

Origin of SHAPEN

Middle English, from past participle of shapen to shape
First Known Use: 14th century


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