Definition of shaper in US English:

shaper

noun

  • See shape

    • ‘The diamonds he watches so closely are not the rocks on the rings of the rich and famous, they are tiny grains of pure carbon coating the blades, polishers and shapers the company produces.’
    • ‘Only recently have modern humans come to see fire as part of the landscape, as a shaper and maker of life.’
    • ‘Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.’
    • ‘So what happens when the opinion shapers - the very origins of mass media and epitome of corporate society - become the target?’
    • ‘They speak of an extreme environment far removed from the daily norm and largely unknown to most architects - those professional shapers of human habitation who have been largely absent in the engineering of South Pole habitats.’

Pronunciation

shaper

/ˈʃeɪpər//ˈSHāpər/