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form

 (fôrm)
n.
1.
a. The shape and structure of an object: the form of a snowflake.
b. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal; figure: In the fog we could see two forms standing on the bridge.
c. A model of the human figure or part of it used for displaying clothes.
d. A mold for the setting of concrete.
2.
a. The way in which a thing exists, acts, or manifests itself: an element usually found in the form of a gas.
b. Philosophy The essential or ideal nature of something, especially as distinguished from its matter or material being.
3.
a. A kind, type, or variety: A cat is a form of mammal.
b. Botany A subdivision of a variety usually differing in one trivial characteristic, such as flower color.
4.
a. Method of arrangement or manner of coordinating elements in verbal or musical composition: presented my ideas in outline form; a treatise in the form of a dialogue.
b. A particular type or example of such arrangement: The essay is a literary form.
5.
a. Procedure as determined or governed by regulation or custom: gave his consent solely as a matter of form.
b. Manners or conduct as governed by etiquette, decorum, or custom: Arriving late to a wedding is considered bad form.
c. A fixed order of words or procedures, as for use in a ceremony: "As they had never had a funeral aboard a ship, they began rehearsing the forms so as to be ready" (Arthur Conan Doyle).
d. A document with blanks for the insertion of details or information: insurance forms.
6.
a. Performance considered with regard to acknowledged criteria: a musician at the top of her form.
b. A pattern of behavior or performance: remained true to form and showed up late.
c. Fitness, as of an athlete or animal, with regard to health or training: a dog in excellent form.
d. A racing form.
7. A grade in a British secondary school or in some American private schools: the sixth form.
8.
a. A linguistic form.
b. The external aspect of words with regard to their inflections, pronunciation, or spelling.
9.
a. Chiefly British A long seat; a bench.
b. The lair or resting place of a hare.
v. formed, form·ing, forms
v.tr.
1.
a. To give form to; shape: form clay into figures.
b. To make or fashion by shaping: form figures out of clay.
c. To develop in the mind; conceive: Her reading led her to form a different opinion.
2.
a. To arrange oneself in: Holding out his arms, the cheerleader formed a T. The acrobats formed a pyramid.
b. To organize or arrange: The environmentalists formed their own party.
c. To fashion, train, or develop by instruction, discipline, or precept: formed the recruits into excellent soldiers.
3.
a. To come to have; develop or acquire: He formed the habit of walking to work.
b. To enter into (a relationship): They formed a friendship.
4. To constitute or compose, especially out of separate elements: the bones that form the skeleton.
5.
a. To produce (a tense, for example) by inflection: form the pluperfect.
b. To make (a word) by derivation or composition.
v.intr.
1. To become formed or shaped: Add enough milk so the dough forms easily into balls.
2. To come into being by taking form; arise: Clouds will form in the afternoon.
3. To assume a specified form, shape, or pattern: The soldiers formed into a column.

[Middle English forme, from Latin fōrma, possibly (via Etruscan) from Greek morphē.]

form′a·bil′i·ty n.
form′a·ble adj.
Synonyms: form, figure, shape, contour, profile
These nouns refer to the external outline of a thing. Form is the outline and structure of a thing as opposed to its substance: the pointed form of a pyramid; a brooch in the form of a lovers' knot. Figure refers usually to form as established by bounding or enclosing lines: The cube is a solid geometric figure. Shape can imply either two-dimensional outline or three-dimensional definition that indicates both outline and bulk or mass: paper cutouts in the shape of flowers and stars; "He faced her, a hooded and cloaked shape" (Joseph Conrad).
Contour refers to the outline and often the surface of a three-dimensional figure or body: the streamlined contour of the hybrid vehicle. Profile denotes the outline of something viewed against a background and especially the outline of the human face in side view: The police took a photograph of the mugger's profile.

form

(fɔːm)
n
1. the shape or configuration of something as distinct from its colour, texture, etc
2. the particular mode, appearance, etc, in which a thing or person manifests itself: water in the form of ice; in the form of a bat.
3. a type or kind: imprisonment is a form of punishment.
4.
a. a printed document, esp one with spaces in which to insert facts or answers: an application form.
b. (as modifier): a form letter.
5. physical or mental condition, esp good condition, with reference to ability to perform: off form.
6. (Individual Sports, other than specified) the previous record of a horse, athlete, etc, esp with regard to fitness
7. slang Brit a criminal record
8. (Art Terms) style, arrangement, or design in the arts, as opposed to content
9. (Art Terms) a fixed mode of artistic expression or representation in literary, musical, or other artistic works: sonata form; sonnet form.
10. a mould, frame, etc, that gives shape to something
11. organized structure or order, as in an artistic work
12. (Education) education chiefly Brit a group of children who are taught together; class
13. manner, method, or style of doing something, esp with regard to recognized standards
14. behaviour or procedure, esp as governed by custom or etiquette: good form.
15. formality or ceremony
16. a prescribed set or order of words, terms, etc, as in a religious ceremony or legal document
17. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. the structure of anything as opposed to its constitution or content
b. essence as opposed to matter
c. (often capital) (in the philosophy of Plato) the ideal universal that exists independently of the particulars which fall under it. See also Form
d. (in the philosophy of Aristotle) the constitution of matter to form a substance; by virtue of this its nature can be understood
18. (Logic) See logical form
19. Brit a bench, esp one that is long, low, and backless
20. (Zoology) the nest or hollow in which a hare lives
21. (Biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ from similar groups by trivial differences, as of colour
22. (Linguistics) linguistics
a. the phonological or orthographic shape or appearance of a linguistic element, such as a word
b. a linguistic element considered from the point of view of its shape or sound rather than, for example, its meaning
23. (Chemistry) crystallog See crystal form
24. (Biology) taxonomy a group distinguished from other groups by a single characteristic: ranked below a variety
vb
25. to give shape or form to or to take shape or form, esp a specified or particular shape
26. to come or bring into existence: a scum formed on the surface.
27. to make, produce, or construct or be made, produced, or constructed
28. to construct or develop in the mind: to form an opinion.
29. (tr) to train, develop, or mould by instruction, discipline, or example
30. (tr) to acquire, contract, or develop: to form a habit.
31. (tr) to be an element of, serve as, or constitute: this plank will form a bridge.
32. (tr) to draw up; organize: to form a club.
[C13: from Old French forme, from Latin forma shape, model]
ˈformable adj

Form

(fɔːm)
n
(Philosophy) (in the philosophy of Plato) an ideal archetype existing independently of those individuals which fall under it, supposedly explaining their common properties and serving as the only objects of true knowledge as opposed to the mere opinion obtainable of matters of fact. Also called: Idea

form

(fɔrm)

n.
1. external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form.
2. the shape of a thing or person.
3. a body, esp. that of a human being.
4. a dummy having the same measurements as a human body, used for fitting or displaying clothing.
5. something that gives or determines shape; a mold.
6. a particular condition, character, or mode in which something appears: water in the form of ice.
7. the manner or style of arranging and coordinating parts for a pleasing or effective result, as in literary or musical composition.
8. the organization, placement, or relationship of basic elements, as lines and colors in a painting or volumes and voids in a sculpture, so as to produce a coherent image; the formal structure of a work of art.
9. a particular kind, type, species, or variety, esp. of a zoological group.
10. the combination of all the like faces possible on a crystal of given symmetry.
11. due or proper shape; orderly arrangement of parts; good order.
12. Philos.
a. the structure, organization, or essential character of something, as opposed to its matter.
b. (cap.) Platonism. idea (def. 8c).
c. Aristotelianism. that which places a thing in its particular species or kind.
13. a set, prescribed, or customary order or method of doing something.
14. a set order of words, as for use in religious ritual or in a legal document; formula.
15. a document with blank spaces to be filled in with particulars: a tax form.
16. a conventional method of procedure or behavior: society's forms.
17. procedure according to a set order or method.
18. conformity to the usages of society; formality; ceremony.
19. manner or method of performing something; technique: The violinist displayed excellent form.
20. physical condition or fitness, as for performing: a tennis player in peak form.
21.
b. a particular shape of a word that occurs in more than one shape: In I'm, 'm is a form of am.
c. a word with a particular inflectional ending or other modification: Goes is a form of go.
d. the external shape or pattern of a word or other construction, as distinguished from its meaning, function, etc.
22. temporary boarding or sheeting of plywood or metal for giving a desired shape to poured concrete, rammed earth, etc.
23. a grade or class of pupils in a British secondary school or in certain U.S. private schools.
24. a bench or long seat.
25. an assemblage of printing types, leads, etc., secured in a chase to print from.
v.t.
26. to construct or frame.
27. to make or produce.
28. to serve to make up; compose; constitute: Three citizens form the review board.
29. to place in order; arrange; organize.
30. to frame (ideas, opinions, etc.) in the mind.
31. to contract or develop (habits, friendships, etc.).
32. to give form or shape to; shape; fashion.
33. to give a particular form or shape to: Form the dough into squares.
34. to mold or develop by discipline or instructions.
35. to produce (a word or class of words) by adding an affix, combining elements, or changing the shape of the form: to form the plural by adding -s.
v.i.
36. to take or assume form.
37. to be formed or produced: Ice began to form on the window.
38. to take a particular form or arrangement: The ice formed in patches across the window.
[1175–1225; Middle English forme < Old French < Latin fōrma form, mold, sort, Medieval Latin: seat]
form′a•ble, adj.
form′a•bly, adv.

-form

a combining form meaning “having the form of”: cruciform.
[< Latin -fōrmis]

Form


variability of a chemical compound in which there is no variation in crystalline form. — allomeric, adj.
the quality of being shapeless. Also, Rare. amorphy. — amorphic, adj.
a distorted image of an object, as in anamorphic art. Also anamorphosis. — anamorphic, adj.
a cylindrical mirror for correcting the distorted image created by anamorphism.
anamorphism.
the state of being in the form of an X. See also joining.
Physical Geography. the study of the characteristics, origins, and development of land forms. — geomorphologist, n.geomorphologic, geomorphological, adj.
the state or condition of being curved, especially convexly. — gibbous, adj.
any minor malformation.
1. the quality of differing in form from the standard or norm.
2. the condition of existing in different forms at different stages of development, as certain insects. — heteromorphic, adj.
the state or quality of having a peculiar or characteristic form; uniqueness or individuality in form. — idiomorphic, adj.
the state of having no material body or form. — incorporeity, n.
the origin(s) of the various aspects of the form of an organism. Also called morphogeny. — morphogenetic, adj.
the scientific description of form. — morphographer, n.morphographic, adj.
1. the study of the form or structure of anything.
2. the branch of biology that studies the form and structure of plants and animals. See also geomorphology. — morphologist, n.morphologic, morphological, adj.
the process or technique of measuring the external form of an object. — morphometrical, adj.
the study of the laws governing form in nature. — morphonomic, adj.
the study of the phylogeny of forms.
the state or quality of having every form. — omniform, adj.
the state or quality of being right-angled or perpendicular. — orthogonal, adj.
1. the phase in the development of an organism in which its form and structure pass through the changes undergone in the evolution of the species.
2. the morphological and structural changes that occur during insect development. Also palingenesia, palingenesy.palingenetic, adj.
the branch of morphology that studies the forms of organisms from a mathematical point of view. — promorphologist, n.promorphological adj.
the form, disposition, or outline of a thing or concept. — schematist, n.
a branch of morphology that regards an organism as made up of other organisms. — tectological, adj.
the property of displaying four different forms. — tetramorph, n.tetramorphic, adj.
the state or quality of occurring in three distinct forms, usually at different stages of development, as certain plants, organisms, etc. — trimorphic, trimorphous, adj.

class

formgradeyear
1. 'class'

A class is a group of pupils or students who are taught together.

If classes were smaller, children would learn more.
I had forty students in my class.
2. 'form'

In some British schools and in some American private schools, form is used instead of 'class'. Form is used especially with a number to refer to a particular class or age group.

I teach the fifth form.
She's in Form 5.
3. 'year'

In British English, a year is a set of students of a similar age, who started school at around the same time.

'Which year are you in?' – 'I'm in the fifth year, and Krish is in the third year.'
4. 'grade'

A grade in an American school is similar to a form or a year in a British school.

A boy in the second grade won first prize.

form


Past participle: formed
Gerund: forming

Imperative
form
form
Present
I form
you form
he/she/it forms
we form
you form
they form
Preterite
I formed
you formed
he/she/it formed
we formed
you formed
they formed
Present Continuous
I am forming
you are forming
he/she/it is forming
we are forming
you are forming
they are forming
Present Perfect
I have formed
you have formed
he/she/it has formed
we have formed
you have formed
they have formed
Past Continuous
I was forming
you were forming
he/she/it was forming
we were forming
you were forming
they were forming
Past Perfect
I had formed
you had formed
he/she/it had formed
we had formed
you had formed
they had formed
Future
I will form
you will form
he/she/it will form
we will form
you will form
they will form
Future Perfect
I will have formed
you will have formed
he/she/it will have formed
we will have formed
you will have formed
they will have formed
Future Continuous
I will be forming
you will be forming
he/she/it will be forming
we will be forming
you will be forming
they will be forming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forming
you have been forming
he/she/it has been forming
we have been forming
you have been forming
they have been forming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forming
you will have been forming
he/she/it will have been forming
we will have been forming
you will have been forming
they will have been forming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forming
you had been forming
he/she/it had been forming
we had been forming
you had been forming
they had been forming
Conditional
I would form
you would form
he/she/it would form
we would form
you would form
they would form
Past Conditional
I would have formed
you would have formed
he/she/it would have formed
we would have formed
you would have formed
they would have formed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.form - 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"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
singular, singular form - the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
ghost word - a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
root word, stem, root, theme, radical, base - (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
etymon, root - a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
citation form, entry word, main entry word - the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
abbreviation - a shortened form of a word or phrase
acronym - a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
2.form - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or qualityform - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
category - a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
description - sort or variety; "every description of book was there"
type - a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
antitype - an opposite or contrasting type
art form - (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)
style - a particular kind (as to appearance); "this style of shoe is in demand"
flavour, flavor - (physics) the six kinds of quarks
colour, color - (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; "each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"
species - a specific kind of something; "a species of molecule"; "a species of villainy"
genus - a general kind of something; "ignore the genus communism"
make, brand - a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
genre - a kind of literary or artistic work
ilk, like - a kind of person; "We'll not see his like again"; "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"
manner - a kind; "what manner of man are you?"
model - a type of product; "his car was an old model"
stripe - a kind or category; "businessmen of every stripe joined in opposition to the proposal"
like, the like, the likes of - a similar kind; "dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here"
3.form - a perceptual structureform - 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"
structure - the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure"
percept, perception, perceptual experience - the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
fractal - (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry
gestalt - a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
grid - a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
kaleidoscope - a complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes
mosaic - a pattern resembling a mosaic
strand - a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole; "he tried to pick up the strands of his former life"; "I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously"
4.form - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)form - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"
keenness, sharpness - thinness of edge or fineness of point
bluntness, dullness - without sharpness or clearness of edge or point; "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"
spatial property, spatiality - any property relating to or occupying space
topography - the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features
lobularity - the property of having lobules
concaveness, concavity - the property possessed by a concave shape
convexity, convexness - the property possessed by a convex shape
angularity - the property possessed by a shape that has angles
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
curvature, curve - the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
roundness - the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular
straightness - freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles
crookedness - having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
stratification - a layered configuration
5.form - alternative names for the body of a human beingform - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
adult body - the body of an adult human being
male body - the body of a male human being
female body - the body of a female human being
6.form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
solid - a three-dimensional shape
plane, sheet - (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"
natural shape - a shape created by natural forces; not man-made
flare, flair - a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
figure - a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
line - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
distorted shape, distortion - a shape resulting from distortion
amorphous shape - an ill-defined or arbitrary shape
connexion, link, connection - a connecting shape
circle - something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle"
square - something approximating the shape of a square
triangle - something approximating the shape of a triangle; "the coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of a triangle"
pillar, tower, column - anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"
plume - anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness; "a plume of smoke"; "grass with large plumes"
7.form - the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
8.form - a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"
blank space, space, place - a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
application form - a form to use when making an application
claim form - a form to use when filing a claim
order form - a form to use when placing an order
questionnaire - a form containing a set of questions; submitted to people to gain statistical information
requisition form, requisition - an official form on which a request in made; "first you have to fill out the requisition"
tax form - a form to use when paying your taxes
telegraph form - a form to use when sending a telegram
9.form - (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
species - (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
10.form - 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"
literary genre, writing style, genre - a style of expressing yourself in writing
versification - the form or metrical composition of a poem
11.form - a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
12.form - (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"
physical chemistry - the branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances
state of matter, state - (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice"
dispersed particles, dispersed phase - (of colloids) a substance in the colloidal state
dispersing medium, dispersing phase, dispersion medium - (of colloids) a substance in which another is colloidally dispersed
13.form - a body of students who are taught togetherform - a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
master class - a class (especially in music) given to talented students by an expert
discussion section, section - a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately; "a graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course"
14.form - an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
ability - the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
15.form - a life-size dummy used to display clothesform - a life-size dummy used to display clothes
dummy - a figure representing the human form
16.form - a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
cast, mold, mould - container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
Verb1.form - create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
regroup, reorganise, reorganize - organize anew, as after a setback
choose up - form sides, as for a game
draw up - form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers
regiment - form (military personnel) into a regiment
syndicate - organize into or form a syndicate
2.form - to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
constitute, make up, comprise, be, represent - form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
chelate - form a chelate, in chemistry
add - constitute an addition; "This paper will add to her reputation"
3.form - develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
regenerate - be formed or shaped anew
become - come into existence; "What becomes has duration"
4.form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
individuate - give individual shape or form to; "Language that individuates his memories"
tie - form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
terrace - make into terraces as for cultivation; "The Incas terraced their mountainous land"
fork - shape like a fork; "She forked her fingers"
tabulate - shape or cut with a flat surface
dimension - shape or form to required dimensions
roll - shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"
draw - flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
strike - cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"
crystallize, crystallise, crystalise, crystalize - cause to take on a definite and clear shape; "He tried to crystallize his thoughts"
twist - form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"
sliver - form into slivers; "sliver wood"
ridge - form into a ridge
plume - form a plume; "The chimneys were pluming the sky"; "The engine was pluming black smoke"
round off, round, round out - make round; "round the edges"
scollop, scallop - shape or cut in scallops; "scallop the hem of the dress"
square, square up - make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
dish - make concave; shape like a dish
fit - make fit; "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
flatten - make flat or flatter; "flatten a road"; "flatten your stomach with these exercises"
deform, distort, strain - alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
blow - shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
block - shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
block - shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
cup - form into the shape of a cup; "She cupped her hands"
encircle, circle - form a circle around; "encircle the errors"
turn - shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
5.form - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
swage, upset - form metals with a swage
chip - form by chipping; "They chipped their names in the stone"
layer - make or form a layer; "layer the different colored sands"
cut out - form and create by cutting out; "Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"
machine - turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
grind - shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
stamp - form or cut out with a mold, form, or die; "stamp needles"
puddle - subject to puddling or form by puddling; "puddle iron"
beat - shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
preform - form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
preform - form into a shape resembling the final, desired one
mound - form into a rounded elevation; "mound earth"
hill - form into a hill
roughcast - shape roughly
remold, reshape - shape again or shape differently
sinter - cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
mould, mold, cast - form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
throw - make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
handbuild, hand-build, coil - make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
work on, work, process - shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
sculpt, sculpture - create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"
mold, mould, model - form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
6.form - establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
act upon, influence, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
7.form - assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
constellate - form a constellation or cluster
culminate - rise to, or form, a summit; "The helmet culminated in a crest"
granulate, grain - form into grains
conglobate, conglobe - assume a globular shape
bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster, clump - gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"
brecciate - form into breccia; "brecciated rock"
reticulate - divide so as to form a network
flake - form into flakes; "The substances started to flake"
head - form a head or come or grow to a head; "The wheat headed early this year"
bead - form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example

form

noun
1. type, sort, kind, variety, way, system, order, class, style, practice, method, species, manner, stamp, description He contracted a rare form of cancer.
2. shape, formation, configuration, construction, cut, model, fashion, structure, pattern, cast, appearance, stamp, mould Valleys often take the form of deep canyons.
4. build, being, body, figure, shape, frame, outline, anatomy, silhouette, physique, person her petite form and delicate features
5. condition, health, shape, nick (informal), fitness, trim, good condition, good spirits, fettle He's now fighting his way back to top form.
6. document, paper, sheet, questionnaire, application You will be asked to fill in an application form.
7. procedure, behaviour, manners, etiquette, use, rule, conduct, ceremony, custom, convention, ritual, done thing, usage, protocol, formality, wont, right practice a frequent broadcaster on correct form and dress
8. class, year, set, rank, grade, stream I was going into the sixth form at school.
9. mode, character, shape, appearance, arrangement, manifestation, guise, semblance, design The rejoicing took the form of exuberant masquerades.
verb
1. arrange, combine, line up, organize, assemble, dispose, draw up He gave orders for the cadets to form into lines.
2. make, produce, model, fashion, build, create, shape, manufacture, stamp, construct, assemble, forge, mould, fabricate The bowl was formed out of clay.
3. constitute, make up, compose, comprise, serve as, make Children form the majority of dead and injured.
4. establish, start, found, launch, set up, invent, devise, put together, bring about, contrive You may want to form a company to buy a joint freehold.
5. take shape, grow, develop, materialize, rise, appear, settle, show up (informal), accumulate, come into being, crystallize, become visible Stalactites and stalagmites began to form.
6. draw up, design, devise, formulate, plan, pattern, frame, organize, think up She rapidly formed a plan.
7. develop, pick up, acquire, cultivate, contract, get into (informal) It is easier to form good habits than to break bad ones.
8. train, develop, shape, mould, school, teach, guide, discipline, rear, educate, bring up, instruct Anger at injustice formed his character.
good form good manners, manners, protocol, etiquette, ceremony, courtesy, formalities, refinement, proprieties, politeness, decorum, the done thing, social graces, politesse, p's and q's It's not good form to spend lots of money.
off form below par, unfit, stale, out of condition, under the weather (informal), not up to the mark, not in the pink (informal) His players were off form and tired.
on form up to the mark, fit, healthy, in good shape, in good condition, toned up, in good trim She was back on form again now.
take form appear, develop, take shape, materialize, become visible Her face took form in the dimness.

form

noun
1. The external outline of a thing:
2. A document used in applying, as for a job:
3. An accepted way of doing something:
4. A conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose:
5. A state of sound readiness:
6. A hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance:
verb
1. To give form to by or as if by pressing and kneading:
2. To create by combining parts or elements:
3. To come gradually to have:
4. To be the constituent parts of:
Translations
شَكْلشَكْل، هَيْئَه، صورَهصَفمَقْعَد خَشَبي طَويلنَموذَج، اسْتِمارَه
formulářlavicepodobapostavarozdělit
formformularinddeleklasseoprette
muoto
oblik
bekkureyîublaîform; veragerî, tegundháttur, venja; form
형태
anketaapveidsārējais veidsformaformalitāte
formulárrozčleniť sasformovať satvoriť časť
izoblikovati seoblikaoblikovatiobrazecsestaviti
form
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form

[fɔːm]
A. N
1. (= shape) → forma f; (= figure, shadow) → bulto m, silueta f
the same thing in a different formlo mismo pero con otra forma
form and contentforma f y contenido
in the form ofen forma de
I'm against hunting in any formestoy en contra de cualquier forma de caza
to take formconcretarse, tomar or cobrar forma
it took the form of a cash prizeconsistió en un premio en metálico
what form will the ceremony take?¿en qué consistirá la ceremonia?
2. (= kind, type) → clase f, tipo m
a new form of governmentun nuevo sistema de gobierno
as a form of apologycomo disculpa
3. (= way, means) → forma f
in due formen la debida forma
form of paymentmodo m de pago
what's the form?¿qué es lo que hemos de hacer?
that is common formeso es muy corriente
4. (Sport, also fig) → forma f
to be in good formestar en buena forma
he was in great form last nightestaba en plena forma anoche
to be on formestar en forma
to be out of formestar desentrenado
in top formen plena forma
true to formcomo de costumbre
5. (= document) (gen) → formulario m, impreso m
application formsolicitud f
to fill in or out a formrellenar un formulario or un impreso
6. (Brit) (frm) (= etiquette) → apariencias fpl
for form's sakepor pura fórmula, para guardar las apariencias
it's bad formestá mal visto
it's a matter of formes una formalidad
7. (= bench) → banco m
8. (Brit) (Scol) → curso m, clase f
she's in the first formestá haciendo primer curso de secundaria or primero de secundaria
9. (Brit) (Racing) to study the formestudiar resultados anteriores
B. VT (= shape, make) → formar; [+ clay etc] → modelar, moldear; [+ company] → formar, fundar; [+ plan] → elaborar, formular; [+ sentence] → construir; [+ queue] → hacer; [+ idea] → concebir, formular; [+ opinion] → hacerse, formarse; [+ habit] → crear
he formed it out of claylo modeló or moldeó en arcilla
to form a governmentformar gobierno
to form a groupformar un grupo
to form part of sthformar parte de algo
C. VItomar forma, formarse
an idea formed in his minduna idea tomó forma en su mente
how do ideas form?¿cómo se forman las ideas?
D. CPD form feed N (Comput) → salto m de página
form letter N (US) → carta f tipo
form up
A. VT + ADV [+ troops] → formar
B. VI + ADValinearse (Mil) → formar

form

[ˈfɔːrm]
n
(= type) → forme f
a rare form of cancer → une forme rare de cancer
I'm against hunting in any form → Je suis contre la chasse sous toutes ses formes.
true to form
True to form, she refused → Fidèle à elle-même, elle refusa.
(= guise) → forme f
It's a new form of the sport → C'est une nouvelle forme de ce sport.
to take the form of → prendre la forme de
The symptoms take various forms → Les symptômes prennent diverses formes.
in the form of → sous forme de
in powder form → sous forme de poudre
in tablet form → sous forme de comprimés
(= manner) → façon f
form and content → la forme et le fond
(SCHOOL)classe f
She's in my form → Elle est dans ma classe.
see also sixth form first form, second form, third form, fourth form, fifth form
(= questionnaire) → formulaire m
to fill in a form → remplir un formulaire
[athlete, player, team, horse] → forme f
to be on form (SPORT)être en forme; (gen)être en forme
to be off form (SPORT)être en mauvaise forme
to be in good form (= healthy and cheerful) → être en bonne forme
in top form (= very healthy and cheerful) → en pleine forme
(= shape) → forme f
to take form (= take shape) → prendre forme
to be bad form (British) (= bad manners)
It's bad form to → Cela ne se fait pas de ...
vt
(= make) → former
[+ relationship] → nouer
constituer
to form part of sth → faire partie de qch
(= develop) [+ habit] → prendre; [+ impression] → se faire
(= set up) [+ organization] → former
vise former

form

n
Form f; form of governmentRegierungsform f; form of lifeLebensform f; the various forms of energydie verschiedenen Energieformen; form of addressAnrede f; to choose another form of wordses anders formulieren; forms of worshipFormen plder Gottesverehrung; a form of apologyeine Art der Entschuldigung; a form of punishmenteine Form or Art der Bestrafung
(= condition, style, guise)Form f, → Gestalt f; in the form ofin Form von or +gen; (with reference to people) → in Gestalt von or +gen; medicine in tablet formArznei in Tablettenform; water in the form of iceWasser in Form von Eis; the same thing in a new formdas Gleiche in neuer Form or Gestalt; the first prize will take the form of a trip to Romeder erste Preis ist eine Reise nach Rom; their discontent took various formsihre Unzufriedenheit äußerte sich in verschiedenen Formen; her letters are to be published in book formihre Briefe sollen in Buchform or als Buch erscheinen
(= shape)Form f; (of person)Gestalt f; to take form (lit, fig)Form or Gestalt annehmen
(Art, Mus, Liter: = structure) → Form f; form and contentForm und Inhalt
(Philos) → Form f; the world of formsdie Ideenwelt
(Gram) → Form f; the plural formdie Pluralform, der Plural
no pl (= etiquette)(Umgangs)form f; he did it for form’s sakeer tat es der Form halber; it’s bad formso etwas tut man einfach nicht; what’s the form? (inf)was ist üblich?
(= document)Formular nt, → Vordruck m; printed formvorgedrucktes Formular
(= physical condition)Form f, → Verfassung f; to be in fine or good formgut in Form sein, in guter Form or Verfassung sein; to be on/off formin/nicht in or außer Form sein; to be on top formin Höchstform sein; he was in great form that eveninger war an dem Abend in Hochform; to study (the) form (Horse-racing) → die Form prüfen; past formPapierform f; on past formauf dem Papier
(esp Brit, = bench) → Bank f
(Brit Sch) → Klasse f
no pl (Brit inf: = criminal record) to have formvorbestraft sein
(Tech, = mould) → Form f
(US, Typ) = forme
(of hare)Nest nt, → Sasse f (spec)
vt
(= shape)formen, gestalten (into zu); (Gram) plural, negativebilden; he forms his sentences weller bildet wohlgeformte Sätze
(= train, mould) child, sb’s characterformen
(= develop) liking, desire, idea, habitentwickeln; friendshipschließen, anknüpfen; opinionsich (dat)bilden; impressiongewinnen; planausdenken, entwerfen
(= set up, organize) government, committeebilden; company, society, political partygründen, ins Leben rufen
(= constitute, make up) part, basisbilden; the committee is formed of …der Ausschuss wird von … gebildet
(= take the shape or order of) circle, patternbilden; to form a queue (Brit) or line (US) → eine Schlange bilden
vi
(= take shape)Gestalt annehmen; an idea formed in my mindeine Idee nahm Gestalt an
(esp Mil: also form up) → sich aufstellen or formieren, antreten; to form into a queue (Brit) or line (US) /into two lineseine Schlange/zwei Reihen bilden; to form into a squaresich im Karree aufstellen; to form into battle ordersich zur Schlachtordnung formieren

form

:
form feed
n (Comput) → Papier- or Seitenvorschub m
form-fitting
adjeng anliegend

form

:
formless
adj
(= amorphous)formlos
(pej, = unstructured) book, play, film, musicstrukturlos, unstrukturiert
formlessness
n
(= amorphousness)Formlosigkeit f
(pej: = lack of structure) → Strukturlosigkeit f
form letter
n (Comput) → Formbrief m, → Briefvorlage f; (circular letter)Serienbrief m

form

[fɔːm]
1. n
a. (gen) → forma
in the form of → a forma di, sotto forma di
the same thing in a new form → la stessa cosa presentata in modo diverso
a form of apology → una specie di scusa
form and content → forma e contenuto
to take form → prendere forma
the correct form of address for a bishop → il corretto modo di rivolgersi a un vescovo
b. (Sport) (fig) to be in good formessere in forma
in top form → in gran forma
true to form → come sempre
he was in great form last night → era in piena forma ieri sera
c. (document) → modulo
d. (old) (etiquette) → forma
it's a matter of form → è una questione di forma
it's bad form → è maleducato
e. (bench) → banco
f. (Brit) (Scol) → classe f
in the first form → in prima media
2. vt (gen) → formare; (plan) → concepire; (idea, opinion) → formarsi, farsi; (habit) → prendere
to form a circle/a queue → fare or formare un cerchio/una coda
he formed it out of a lump of clay → l'ha plasmato or modellato su un blocco di creta
to form a government/group → formare un governo/gruppo
those who formed the group → quelli che facevano parte del gruppo
to form part of sth → far parte di qc
3. viformarsi

form1

(foːm) noun
1. (a) shape; outward appearance. He saw a strange form in the darkness.
2. a kind, type or variety. What form of ceremony usually takes place when someone gets a promotion?
3. a document containing certain questions, the answers to which must be written on it. an application form.
4. a fixed way of doing things. forms and ceremonies.
5. a school class. He is in the sixth form.
verb
1. to make; to cause to take shape. They decided to form a drama group.
2. to come into existence; to take shape. An idea slowly formed in his mind.
3. to organize or arrange (oneself or other people) into a particular order. The women formed (themselves) into three groups.
4. to be; to make up. These lectures form part of the medical course.
forˈmation noun
1. the act of forming or making. He agreed to the formation of a music society.
2. (a) particular arrangement or order. The planes flew in formation.
be in good form
to be in good spirits or health. She's in good form after her holiday.
in the form of
having the shape, character, style etc of. He wrote a novel in the form of a diary.

form2

(foːm) noun
a long, usually wooden seat. The children were sitting on forms.

form

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form

n. forma; [document] formulario;
v. formar, dar forma; establecer.

form

n forma; (paper to fill out) formulario (cuestionario, etc.); vt, vi formar(se)
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