Definitions for form

Definitions for (noun) form

Main entry: form, shape

Definition: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

Usage: geometry is the mathematical science of shape

Main entry: form

Definition: a mold for setting concrete

Usage: they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation

Main entry: manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, form

Definition: a life-size dummy used to display clothes

Main entry: form, cast, shape

Definition: the visual appearance of something or someone

Usage: the delicate cast of his features

Main entry: form

Definition: a particular mode in which something is manifested

Usage: his resentment took the form of extreme hostility

Main entry: configuration, conformation, contour, shape, form

Definition: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

Usage: he could barely make out their shapes

Main entry: form

Definition: an ability to perform well

Usage: he was at the top of his form; the team was off form last night

Main entry: material body, physical body, physique, human body, soma, shape, anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame

Definition: alternative names for the body of a human being

Usage: Leonardo studied the human body; he has a strong physique; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Main entry: form, kind, sort, variety

Definition: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

Usage: sculpture is a form of art; what kinds of desserts are there?

Main entry: form, pattern, shape

Definition: a perceptual structure

Usage: the composition presents problems for students of musical form; a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them

Main entry: descriptor, word form, form, signifier

Definition: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

Usage: the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached

Main entry: form

Definition: a printed document with spaces in which to write

Usage: he filled out his tax form

Main entry: form

Definition: an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse

Usage: the essay was in the form of a dialogue; he first sketches the plot in outline form

Main entry: form, strain, var., variant

Definition: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

Usage: a new strain of microorganisms

Main entry: course, class, grade, form

Definition: a body of students who are taught together

Usage: early morning classes are always sleepy

Main entry: phase, form

Definition: (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

Usage: the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

Definitions for (verb) form

Main entry: shape, form

Definition: give shape or form to

Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character

Main entry: form

Definition: assume a form or shape

Usage: the water formed little beads

Main entry: forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

Definition: make something, usually for a specific function

Usage: She molded the rice balls carefully; Form cylinders from the dough; shape a figure; Work the metal into a sword

Main entry: imprint, form

Definition: establish or impress firmly in the mind

Usage: We imprint our ideas onto our children

Main entry: organise, organize, form

Definition: create (as an entity)

Usage: social groups form everywhere; They formed a company

Main entry: make, form, constitute

Definition: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"

Usage: The branches made a roof; This makes a fine introduction

Main entry: spring, form, take form, take shape

Definition: develop into a distinctive entity

Usage: our plans began to take shape

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