Shape"ly, a. [Compar. Shapelier (?); superl. Shapeliest.]

1.

Well-formed; having a regular shape; comely; symmetrical.

T. Warton.

Waste sandy valleys, once perplexed with thorn, The spiry fir and shapely box adorn. Pope.

Where the shapely column stood. Couper.

2.

Fit; suitable.

[Obs.]

Shaply for to be an alderman. Chaucer.

 

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