shape-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: the spatial, geometric contour of an object

Commentary: SHAPE[+form][+contour][+spatial][+of_object]

She admired the shape of the Grecian urn.
A large shape loomed ahead in the fog, floating on the water.
The building blocks came in an assortment of shapes.
He thought he saw a shape moving through the trees.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 5

Sense Number 2: anatomical form of human body

Commentary: SHAPE[+form][+anatomical][+body][+human]
NOTE: a narrow usage of Sense 1

Mary has the right shape to weary clingy sweaters.
The director is looking for dancers of a certain size and shape.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: the concrete manifestation or realization of an abstract idea or circumstance

Commentary: SHAPE[+state][+existence][+manifestation][+concrete]

Plans for the new library are finally beginning to take shape.
The teenager's retribution arrived in the shape of her angry father.
There is uncertainty about the shape of their economic future.
What shape the legislation will actually takes still being hammered out in the Senate.

PropBank: shape.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: the state or condition of soundness, well-being, of something

Commentary: SHAPE[+state][+condition][+soundness]

The old house was in very poor shape after years of neglect.
Athletes must be in top shape to compete at the Olympic level.
Bob is out of shape and has trouble going up and down stairs.
The patient was in no shape to drive himself home after the procedure.
The new manager succeeded in whipping the department into shape within the first month.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 5: the structure of an arrangement of elements

Commentary: SHAPE[+form][+structural][+arrangement][+of_elements]

The story meanders along without much shape or dramatic tension.
The chess master surveyed the shape of his opponent's pieces on the board.
The shape of the musical composition was structured around motifs of major triadic chords.

PropBank: shape.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7