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"
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"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Specialized synonyms: Regroup, Reorganise, Reorganize, Choose Up, Draw Up, Regiment, Syndicate
Derivative terms: Formation, Formation, Organisation, Organisation, Organisation, Organisation, Organization, Organization, Organization, Organization
3. Noun. A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality. "What kinds of desserts are there?"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Specialized synonyms: Keenness, Sharpness, Bluntness, Dullness, Topography, Lobularity, Concaveness, Concavity, Convexity, Convexness, Angularity, Narrowing, Curvature, Curve, Roundness, Straightness, Crookedness, Stratification
Generic synonyms: Spatial Property, Spatiality
Attributes: Straight, Crooked
Derivative terms: Contour, Shape
8. Verb. Give shape or form to. "Form the young child's character"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Individuate, Tie, Terrace, Fork, Tabulate, Dimension, Roll, Draw, Strike, Crystalise, Crystalize, Crystallise, Crystallize, Twist, Sliver, Ridge, Plume, Round, Round Off, Round Out, Scallop, Scollop, Square, Square Up, Dish, Fit, Flatten, Deform, Distort, Strain, Blow, Block, Block, Cup, Circle, Encircle, Turn
Derivative terms: Formation, Formation, Shape, Shape, Shaper, Shaper
9. Noun. Alternative names for the body of a human being. "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
Group relationships: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul, Homo, Human, Human Being, Man
Generic synonyms: Body, Organic Structure, Physical Structure
Specialized synonyms: Person, Juvenile Body, Adult Body, Male Body, Female Body
Derivative terms: Anatomic, Anatomical, Anatomist
10. Verb. Make something, usually for a specific function. "Work the metal into a sword"
Specialized synonyms: Carve, Swage, Upset, Chip, Layer, Cut Out, Machine, Grind, Stamp, Puddle, Beat, Preform, Preform, Mound, Hill, Roughcast, Remold, Reshape, Sinter, Cast, Mold, Mould, Throw, Coil, Hand-build, Handbuild, Sculpt, Sculpture, Model, Mold, Mould
Generic synonyms: Create From Raw Material, Create From Raw Stuff
Related verbs: Process, Work, Work On
Derivative terms: Formation, Formation, Formation, Mold, Shape, Shaper, Shaping
11. Noun. The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance. "Geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
Generic synonyms: Attribute
Specialized synonyms: Solid, Plane, Sheet, Natural Shape, Flair, Flare, Figure, Line, Angular Shape, Angularity, Round Shape, Distorted Shape, Distortion, Amorphous Shape, Connection, Connexion, Link, Circle, Square, Triangle, Column, Pillar, Tower, Plume
12. Verb. Establish or impress firmly in the mind. "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
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"
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Derivative terms: Shape, Shape, Shapely
14. Verb. Assume a form or shape. "The water formed little beads"
Specialized synonyms: Constellate, Culminate, Grain, Granulate, Conglobate, Conglobe, Bunch, Bunch Up, Bundle, Clump, Cluster, Brecciate, Reticulate, Flake, Head, Bead
15. Noun. A printed document with spaces in which to write. "He filled out his tax form"
Generic synonyms: Document, Papers, Written Document
Specialized synonyms: Application Form, Claim Form, Order Form, Questionnaire, Requisition, Requisition Form, Tax Form, Telegraph Form
16. Noun. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups. "A new strain of microorganisms"
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"
18. Noun. A particular mode in which something is manifested. "His resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
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"
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"
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"
22. Noun. A life-size dummy used to display clothes.
23. Noun. A mold for setting concrete. "They built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Form
1. to produce [v -ED, -ING, -S] : FORMABLE [adj], FORMABLY [adv] - See also: produce
Medical Definition of Form
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