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Definitions of form

  1. To take a form. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To give shape to; create; mold to a particular pattern; conceive or imagine; constitute; devise; adjust. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To give form or shape to: to make: to contrive: to settle, as an opinion: to combine: to go to make up: to establish: (gram.) to make by derivation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To give form to; settle; make up. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To make; construct; conceive; compose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To run to a form, as a hare. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To take shape. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To assume a form. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To assume a specific form. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To make; to give shape to; to mould; to plan; to arrange; to settle; to contrive; to make up; to frame; to combine; to establish; to compile; to constitute; to make by derivation, or by affixes or prefixes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To shape; to fashion; to mould; to contrive; to combine; to make; to constitute; to go to make up. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. give a shape or form to; "shape the dough" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. give shape to; "form the clay into a head" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. A suffix used to denote in the form / shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness; elegance; beauty. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A shape; an image; a phantom. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. The seat or bed of a hare. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; -- called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by influence, etc.; to train. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. A suffix used to denote in the shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; - said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. The external or outward appearance or shape of anything; image; likeness; orderly arrangement; established practice, or ritual; a mold or pattern; a long bench without a back; a class; manner; as, he was playing in good form. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  52. A Latin termination denoting like, in the form of; as, vermiform, wormlike, falciform, scythe-like, ensiform, sword-like, oviform, in the form of an egg, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  53. A bench; class; bed of a hare. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  54. Shape; figure; model; method; ceremony; type arranged and ready for the press. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  55. The shape of a body; figure; contour; appearance; style; kind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. Ritual; ceremony. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. A mold; model; formula; type in a chase ready for the press. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. A long bench without a back. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. The shape or external appearance of a body; disposition of particular things; model; a mould; formula; beauty; order; mere external appearance; established practice; ceremony; determinate shape; likeness; manner; system, as of government; manner of arrangement; a long seat or bench; a class; the bed of a hare; an assemblage of types arranged in order, disposed into pages, and locked in a chase to receive an impression: condition; condition fit for a purpose. Essential or substantial form, that mode of existence which cannot cease without destroying a thing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  60. The shape or external appearance of anything; a pattern; a mould; beauty; stated method; ceremony; ritual; something not essential; a long seat used in a school; name applied to one of the classes of a great public school, as first form, sixth form, &c., pronounced form; types set up ready for printing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  61. Former. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for form

  1. " I'll put it in the form of a question, ma'am. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. The older form would be Tednam. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
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