Definition of Form

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Descriptor, Signifier, Word Form
Category relationships: Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Word
Specialized synonyms: Plural, Plural Form, Singular, Singular Form, Ghost Word, Base, Radical, Root, Root Word, Stem, Theme, Etymon, Root, Citation Form, Entry Word, Main Entry Word, Abbreviation, Acronym
Derivative terms: Signify

2. Verb. Create (as an entity). "They formed a company"

3. Noun. A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality. "What kinds of desserts are there?"
Exact synonyms: Kind, Sort, Variety
Generic synonyms: Category
Specialized synonyms: Description, Type, Antitype, Art Form, Style, Flavor, Flavour, Color, Colour, Species, Genus, Brand, Make, Genre, Ilk, Like, Manner, Model, Stripe, Like, The Like, The Likes Of
Derivative terms: Sort

4. Verb. To compose or represent:. "This makes a fine introduction"
Exact synonyms: Constitute, Make
Generic synonyms: Be, Comprise, Constitute, Make Up, Represent
Specialized synonyms: Chelate, Add
Derivative terms: Constituent, Constitution

5. Noun. A perceptual structure. "A visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
Exact synonyms: Pattern, Shape
Generic synonyms: Structure
Group relationships: Percept, Perception, Perceptual Experience
Specialized synonyms: Fractal, Gestalt, Grid, Kaleidoscope, Mosaic, Strand
Derivative terms: Pattern, Shape

6. Verb. Develop into a distinctive entity. "Our plans began to take shape"
Exact synonyms: Spring, Take Form, Take Shape
Specialized synonyms: Regenerate
Generic synonyms: Become
Derivative terms: Formation

7. Noun. Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline). "He could barely make out their shapes"

8. Verb. Give shape or form to. "Form the young child's character"

9. Noun. Alternative names for the body of a human being. "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

10. Verb. Make something, usually for a specific function. "Work the metal into a sword"

11. Noun. The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance. "Geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

12. Verb. Establish or impress firmly in the mind. "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
Exact synonyms: Imprint
Generic synonyms: Act Upon, Influence, Work
Derivative terms: Formative, Imprint, Imprinting

13. Noun. The visual appearance of something or someone. "The delicate cast of his features"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Shape
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Derivative terms: Shape, Shape, Shapely

14. Verb. Assume a form or shape. "The water formed little beads"

15. Noun. A printed document with spaces in which to write. "He filled out his tax form"

16. Noun. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups. "A new strain of microorganisms"
Exact synonyms: Strain, Var., Variant
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
Group relationships: Species
Derivative terms: Variant

17. Noun. An arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse. "He first sketches the plot in outline form"
Generic synonyms: Genre, Literary Genre, Writing Style
Specialized synonyms: Versification

18. Noun. A particular mode in which something is manifested. "His resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
Generic synonyms: Fashion, Manner, Mode, Style, Way

19. Noun. (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"
Exact synonyms: Phase
Category relationships: Physical Chemistry
Generic synonyms: State, State Of Matter
Specialized synonyms: Dispersed Particles, Dispersed Phase, Dispersing Medium, Dispersing Phase, Dispersion Medium

20. Noun. A body of students who are taught together. "Early morning classes are always sleepy"
Exact synonyms: Class, Course, Grade
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Specialized synonyms: Master Class, Discussion Section, Section

21. Noun. An ability to perform well. "The team was off form last night"
Generic synonyms: Ability

22. Noun. A life-size dummy used to display clothes.
Exact synonyms: Manakin, Manikin, Mannequin, Mannikin
Generic synonyms: Dummy

23. Noun. A mold for setting concrete. "They built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
Generic synonyms: Cast, Mold, Mould

Definition of Form

1. n. A suffix used to denote in the form or shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.

4. v. i. To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.

5. v. t. To treat (plates) so as to bring them to fit condition for introduction into a storage battery, causing one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and the other of lead peroxide. This was formerly done by repeated slow alternations of the charging current, but now the plates or grids are coated or filled, one with a paste of red lead and the other with litharge, introduced into the cell, and formed by a direct charging current.

Definition of Form

1. Noun. The shape or visible structure of a thing or person. ¹

2. Noun. A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold. ¹

3. Noun. An order of doing things, as in religious ritual. ¹

4. Noun. A blank document or template to be filled in by the user. ¹

5. Noun. (grammar) A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages. ¹

6. Noun. Characteristics not involving atomic components. ¹

7. Noun. (U.K.) A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area). ¹

8. Noun. (UK education) A class or year of students (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in (term sixth form)). ¹

9. Noun. The den or home of a hare. ¹

10. Noun. (dated) A long bench with no back. ¹

11. Noun. (computing programming) A window or dialogue box. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To give shape or visible structure to (a thing or person). ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To take shape. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive linguistics) To create (a word) by inflection or derivation. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To constitute, to compose, to make up. ¹

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Definition of Form

1. to produce [v -ED, -ING, -S] : FORMABLE [adj], FORMABLY [adv] - See also: produce

Medical Definition of Form

1. 1. An infrasubspecific category which has no status in the classification code. 2. In the form, shape of, mold; equivalent to -oid. See: morpho-. Origin: L. -formis, L. Forma (20 Jun 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Form

forlorn hope
forlorn hopes
form (current term)
form division
form factor
form factors
form family
form feed
form genera
form genus
form letter
form of government
form perception

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