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Definitions of form:

  • noun:   a mold for setting concrete
    Example: "They built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
  • noun:   the visual appearance of something or someone
  • noun:   a particular mode in which something is manifested
    Example: "His resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
  • noun:   an ability to perform well
    Example: "He was at the top of his form"
  • noun:   a perceptual structure
    Example: "The composition presents problems for students of musical form"
  • noun:   the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    Example: "The inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
  • noun:   a printed document with spaces in which to write
    Example: "He filled out his tax form"
  • noun:   an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
    Example: "The essay was in the form of a dialogue"
  • noun:   (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
  • noun:   alternative names for the body of a human being
  • noun:   the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
  • noun:   any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
  • noun:   a body of students who are taught together
  • 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
  • noun:   a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    Example: "Sculpture is a form of art"
  • noun:   a life-size dummy used to display clothes
  • verb:   create (as an entity)
    Example: "Social groups form everywhere"
  • verb:   to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
  • verb:   develop into a distinctive entity
  • verb:   give shape to
    Example: "Form the clay into a head"
  • verb:   establish or impress firmly in the mind
  • verb:   give a shape or form to
  • verb:   make something, usually for a specific function
    Example: "Form cylinders from the dough"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #51832)


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