Synonyms for form

Synonyms for (noun) form

Synonyms: form, shape

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

Usage: geometry is the mathematical science of shape

Similar words: attribute

Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

Synonyms: form

Definition: a mold for setting concrete

Usage: they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation

Similar words: mold, mould, cast

Definition: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

Synonyms: manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, form

Definition: a life-size dummy used to display clothes

Similar words: dummy

Definition: a figure representing the human form

Synonyms: form, cast, shape

Definition: the visual appearance of something or someone

Usage: the delicate cast of his features

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Synonyms: form

Definition: a particular mode in which something is manifested

Usage: his resentment took the form of extreme hostility

Similar words: way, style, manner, fashion, mode

Definition: how something is done or how it happens

Usage: 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

Synonyms: configuration, conformation, contour, shape, form

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

Usage: he could barely make out their shapes

Similar words: spatial property, spatiality

Definition: any property relating to or occupying space

Synonyms: form

Definition: an ability to perform well

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

Similar words: ability

Definition: the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: physical structure, body, organic structure

Definition: the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

Usage: he felt as if his whole body were on fire

Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: category

Definition: a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: structure

Definition: the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations

Usage: his lectures have no structure

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: word

Definition: a unit of language that native speakers can identify

Usage: words are the blocks from which sentences are made; he hardly said ten words all morning

Synonyms: form

Definition: a printed document with spaces in which to write

Usage: he filled out his tax form

Similar words: papers, written document, document

Definition: writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: writing style, literary genre, genre

Definition: a style of expressing yourself in writing

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Definition: animal or plant group having natural relations

Synonyms: course, class, grade, form

Definition: a body of students who are taught together

Usage: early morning classes are always sleepy

Similar words: gathering, assemblage

Definition: a group of persons together in one place

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: state, state of matter

Definition: (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)

Usage: the solid state of water is called ice

Synonyms for (verb) form

Synonyms: shape, form

Definition: give shape or form to

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

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: form

Definition: assume a form or shape

Usage: the water formed little beads

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Definition: make from scratch

Synonyms: imprint, form

Definition: establish or impress firmly in the mind

Usage: We imprint our ideas onto our children

Similar words: act upon, work, influence

Definition: have and exert influence or effect

Usage: The artist's work influenced the young painter; She worked on her friends to support the political candidate

Synonyms: organise, organize, form

Definition: create (as an entity)

Usage: social groups form everywhere; They formed a company

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: comprise, make up, be, represent, constitute

Definition: form or compose

Usage: 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

Synonyms: spring, form, take form, take shape

Definition: develop into a distinctive entity

Usage: our plans began to take shape

Similar words: become

Definition: come into existence

Usage: What becomes has duration

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