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form at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


form at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1225, from O.Fr. forme, from L. forma "form, mold, shape, case," origin unknown. Sense of "behavior" is first recorded c.1386. The verb is from 1297. ///

form at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

form-see formic; formica

form at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n ----------//
1 type:
2 way something is/appears:
3 shape:
4 document:
5 art/literature:
6 performance:
7 school:
8 grammar:
9 criminal record:
10 bad form:
11 form of words:
12 be in good/fine/great etc form:
13 take form: ----------// [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: forme, from Latin forma, perhaps from Greek morphe 'form, shape']//
1 TYPE: [C] a particular type of something that exists in many different varieties// form of// --a severe form of cancer// --The bicycle is an environment-friendly form of transport.// --the art forms of the twentieth century//
2 WAY SOMETHING IS/APPEARS: [C] the way something is or appears to be// --We oppose racism in all its forms.// in the form of sth// --People are bombarded with information in the form of TV advertising.// --Vitamin C can be taken in capsule or tablet form .// --A typical training programme takes the form of a series of workshops.//
3 SHAPE: [C] a shape// form of// --the shadowy forms of the divers swimming below the boat// in the form of sth// --The main staircase was in the form of a big 'S'.// --The female form is a thing of beauty.//
4 DOCUMENT: [C] an official document with spaces where you write information, especially about yourself// -- Application forms are available from the college.// --Just complete the entry form (=write the answers to the questions on a form) and return it.// fill in/out a form (=write the answers to the questions on a form) // --Fill in the form and send it back with your cheque.//
5 ART/LITERATURE: [U] the structure of a work of art or piece of writing, rather than the ideas it expresses, events it describes etc// --the distinction between form and content//
6 PERFORMANCE: [U] how well a sports person, team, musician etc is performing, or has performed recently// --I have been greatly encouraged by the team's recent form.// on present/current/past etc form // --On current form he's one of the top three players in the country.// in good/fine/great form // --He's been in good form all this season.// --He had no qualms about dropping players he thought were off form (=not performing well) .//
7 SCHOOL: [C] BrE a class in a school// first/second/sixth etc form // --examinations taken in the fourth form// form teacher//
8 GRAMMAR: [C] a way of writing or saying a word that shows its number, tense etc. For example, 'was' is a past form of the verb 'to be'.//
9 CRIMINAL RECORD: [U] BrE informal if someone has form, they are known to the police because they have committed crimes in the past//
10 bad form: old-fashioned behaviour that is considered to be socially unacceptable// bad manners// --It used to be considered bad form to talk about money.//
11 form of words: a way of expressing something official// wording// --The precise form of words has been agreed by the 12 heads of government.//
12 be in good/fine/great etc form: also be on good/fine/great etc form BrE to be full of confidence and energy, so that you do something well or talk in an interesting or amusing way// --Michelle was in great form at last week's conference.//
13 take form: a) to begin to exist or develop// --The womb represents the very first place in which life takes form.// b) to start to become a particular shape// --As the men worked, I watched the ship's hull take form.// true to form at true1 (7)//
form 2 v ----------//
1 establish:
2 be part of something:
3 start to exist:
4 make/produce:
5 shape/line:
6 relationship:
7 form an opinion/impression/idea:
8 influence: ----------//
1 ESTABLISH: [T] to establish an organization, committee, government etc// --The winning party will form the government.// --CARE was formed in 1946 and helps the poor in 38 countries.//
2 BE PART OF SOMETHING: [linking verb] to be the thing, or one of the things, that is part of something else, often having a particular use// --Love and trust should form the basis of a marriage.// --The project forms part of a larger project investigating the history of the cinema.// --The river formed a natural boundary between the two countries.//
3 START TO EXIST: [I,T ] to start to exist, or make something start to exist, especially as the result of a natural process// --The rocks were formed more than 4000 million years ago.// --By midnight ice was already forming on the roads.// --Sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide combine to form acid rain.//
4 MAKE/PRODUCE: [T] to make something by combining two or more parts// --In English the past tense of a verb is usually formed by adding 'ed'.//
5 SHAPE/LINE: [I and T] to come together in a particular shape or line, or to make something have a particular shape// make// --Film-goers began to form a line outside the cinema.// --Cut off the corners of the square to form a diamond.//
6 RELATIONSHIP: [T] to establish and develop a relationship with someone// --She seemed incapable of forming any relationships.// --On returning to Boston, she formed a close friendship with her aunt.//
7 form an opinion/impression/idea: to use available information to develop or reach an opinion or idea// --She formed the opinion that one of the pupils was bullying the other.//
8 INFLUENCE: [T] to have a strong influence on how someone's character develops and the type of person they become// mould// --Events in early childhood often help to form our personalities in later life.//

form at Danish => English Of Explained:


form at Danish => English Of Explained:

nely, solit

form at German => English Of Explained:

form, shape

form at German => English Of Explained:

form, shape

form at German => English Of Explained:

form, formfeed

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form at Swedish => English Of Explained:


form at Swedish => english Of Explained:

form, shape

form at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In the philosophy of Plato and Socrates, an intelligible essence that exists separately from the material world yet is central in its intelligible structure. The relationship between the material world and the forms was described by Plato as one of participation. There was, as Plato put it, a "place accessible to the intelligence," the realm of forms, which has a hierarchical order, the highest level being that of the form of the good. Whereas the physical world, perceived with the senses, is in constant flux and knowledge derived from it restricted and variable, the realm of forms, apprehensible only by the mind, is eternal and changeless. Each form is the pattern of a particular category of things in this world; thus, there are forms of human, stone, shape, color, beauty, and justice. Yet the things of this world are only imperfect copies of these perfect forms.

form at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

650 Moby Thesaurus words for "form":
Berkeleianism, Hegelianism, Kantianism, MO, Masan, Neoplatonism,
Platonic form, Platonic idea, Platonism, Procrustean law, SOP,
absolute idealism, accumulate, acquire, act, adjustment, algorithm,
allocation, allomorph, allotment, anatomy, angle, animatism,
animism, apparition, appear, appearance, apportionment, apprentice,
approach, architectonics, architecture, arise, arrange,
arrangement, array, arraying, aspect, assemble, astral,
astral spirit, attack, attitude, background, background detail,
bad condition, banshee, bearing, behavior, bienseance, bill, blank,
block out, blood, bod, body, body-build, bones, brand, break,
break in, breed, bring up, buckram, build, build up, building,
built, burrow, bylaw, canon, canon form, carcass, carriage, carve,
cast, cave, ceremonial, ceremoniousness, ceremony, character,
chirograph, chisel, civility, clan, class, clay, clod, code,
codify, coin, collation, collocation, color, combine,
come together, commandment, common practice, complexion, compose,
composition, compound, comprise, conceive, concoct, condition,
conduct, configuration, conformation, conformity, consist of,
constitute, constitution, construct, construction, contour,
contract, contrive, control, convenance, convention,
conventional usage, conventionalism, conventionality, cool off,
corpus, correctness, couch, course, covert, create, creation,
criterion, crystallize, cultivate, custom, cut, decency,
decorative composition, decorative style, decorousness, decorum,
decree, den, denomination, departed spirit, deploy, deployment,
deportment, description, design, designation, detail, develop,
devise, dictate, dictation, dictum, die, dignity, discipline,
disembodied spirit, disposal, dispose, disposition, distribution,
docket, document, dossier, draw up, dream up, drill, duppy, duty,
dybbuk, earth, economy, edict, effect, effectuate, efform, eidolon,
elaborate, elevate, embody, enactment, enter into, envisage,
envision, erect, establish, etiquette, evolve, exercise,
extrinsicality, extrude, fabric, fabricate, fabrication, facet,
fall in, fall into line, fall into place, fall into rank,
false image, fantasy, fashion, fashioning, feather, feature,
fetch up, fettle, figure, file, fit, fix, flesh, foil,
foreground detail, forge, forging, form of worship, formality,
formalization, formalize, format, formation, formula, formulary,
formulate, formulation, foster, found, frame, framework,
fudge together, fugue form, function, gather around,
general principle, genre, genus, gestalt, get, get up, getup,
ghost, go into, golden rule, good condition, good form, grade,
grain, grateful dead, gravity, groom, grow, guide, guideline,
guiding principle, guise, habit, hant, harmonize, haunt, hew,
hierarchize, hole, holograph, holy rite, house-train, housebreak,
hulk, hylozoism, idealism, idolum, ilk, image, imagine, imago,
immaterialism, immateriality, imperative, impersonality,
impression, improve, inaugurate, incept, incorporate, incorporeal,
incorporeal being, incorporeity, indite, install, institute,
institution, instrument, intaglio, invent, join, jus, kidney, kin,
kind, knead, knock out, label, lair, larva, last, law,
law of nature, lay out, legal document, legal instrument,
legal paper, legislation, lemures, lex, lick into shape, lied form,
light, likeness, line, line of action, line up, lineaments, lines,
liturgy, lodge, look, lot, make, make up, makeup, making, manes,
manifestation, manner, manner of working, manners, manufacture,
mark, marshal, marshaling, material, material body,
materialization, materialize, matrix, matter of course, mature,
maxim, means, measure, merge in, metaphysical idealism, method,
methodize, methodology, mew, mint, mirage, mitzvah, mix, mode,
mode of operation, mode of procedure, mode of worship, model,
modus operandi, mold, molding, monistic idealism, moral, morph,
morpheme, morphemics, morphology, motif, mould, mystery,
national style, nature, negative, norm, norma, normalize, number,
nurse, nurture, observance, office, official document, oni, order,
order of nature, order of worship, ordering, ordinance, ordonnance,
organic structure, organism, organization, organize, originate,
ornamental motif, outline, pacify, panpsychism, paper, papers,
parchment, patch together, pattern, patterning, period style,
person, personal file, personalism, persuasion, phantasm,
phantasma, phantasmagoria, phantom, phase, phasis, phasm,
phenomenon, phylum, physical body, physique, piece together,
place itself, placement, plan, plot, poltergeist, pomp, pomposity,
pose, practice, precept, prefabricate, prepare, prescribed form,
prescript, prescription, presence, primary form, primness,
principium, principle, procedure, proceeding, process, produce,
production, profile, project, propriety, protocol, psychism, punch,
put in tune, put to school, put together, put up, quiet, race,
raise, rally round, range itself, rank, ready, realize, rear,
receipt, recipe, reference, regard, regimen, regimentation,
regularize, regulate, regulation, rehearse, repair,
repeated figure, respect, revenant, rigidness, rite, ritual,
ritual observance, rituality, roll, rondo form, rough out,
roughcast, roughhew, routine, routinize, rubric, rule, ruling, run,
run up, sacrament, sacramental, scheme, scrip, script, scroll,
sculpt, sculpture, seal, seeming, seemliness, semblance,
send to school, serve as, service, set, set form, set up, setting,
settled principle, setup, shade, shadow, shape, shape up, shaping,
shoe last, show up, shrouded spirit, side, silhouette, simulacrum,
skeleton, slant, social convention, social usage, solemnity,
solipsism, soma, sonata allegro, sonata form, sort, species,
specter, spectral ghost, spirit, spiritualism, spook, sprite,
stamp, standard, standard operating procedure, standardize,
standing order, standing orders, starchiness, state, statute,
stiffness, stiltedness, strain, stripe, structure, structuring,
style, stylization, subjectivism, symphonic form, syntax,
synthesize, system, systematize, tack, tailor, take form,
take in hand, take its place, take order, take rank, take shape,
technique, tectonics, template, tenet, tenor, texture, the drill,
the how, the like of, the likes of, the way of, theme, theophany,
thermoform, tint, tissue, toccata form, tone, torso, total effect,
touch, track, train, tranquilize, transcendental, tribe, trim,
trunk, tunnel, turn, turn out, twist, type, unite in, universal,
universal law, unsubstantiality, usage, variety, view, viewpoint,
vision, visualize, waking dream, walking dead man, wandering soul,
warp and woof, way, weave, web, weight, whomp up, wildest dream,
wise, work, working principle, working rule, wraith, writ, write,
writing, zombie

form at Danish => English Of Explained:

iding agent

Form at German => English Of Explained:

Form [fɔrm]nsf
form, shape

form at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (State): state, condition, category, lot, mood, plight, temper, aspect, appearance, dilemma, pass, predicament, constitution, frame, fabric, stamp, set, fit, mold , mould , mode, modality, form, shape, tone, tenor, turn, trim, guise, fashion, light, complexion, style, character.

[ADJ] (State): conditional, formal, structural, organic.

[N] (Copy): {Result of imitation}: copy, facsimile, counterpart, effigy, form, likeness, image, picture, photo, xerox, similitude, semblance, photo offset, electrotype, imitation, recording, model, representation, adumbration, study, portrait, representation, resemblance, duplicate, reproduction, cast, tracing, reflex, reflexion , reflection , shadow, echo, transcript.

[N] (Copy): {copy into a non-visual form}: copy, transcription, recording, scan, chip off the old block*, reprint, new printing, fair copy, parody, caricature, satire, burlesque, travesty, paraphrase.

[N] (Composition): composition, constitution, combination, inclusion, admission, comprehension, reception, embodiment, formation.

[V] (Composition): be composed of, be made of, be formed of, be made up of, consist of, be resolved into, include, contain, hold, comprehend, take in, admit, embrace, embody, involve, implicate, compose, constitute, form, make, make up, fill up, build up, enter into the composition of, be a component of.

[ADJ] (Composition): containing, constituting, comprising, entailing, constituted, formed, made.

[V] (Belonging): enter into, enter into the composition of, be a component, be part of, form part of, be merged in, be implicated in, share in, participate, belong to, appertain to, combine, inhere in, unite, form, make, constitute, compose.

[ADJ] (Belonging): forming, inclusive, accessory, auxiliary, component, constituent, subsidiary.

[N] (Order): order, regularity, uniformity, symmetry, gradation, progression, series, continuity, subordination, course, routine, method, disposition, arrangement, array, system, economy, discipline, orderliness, rank, place, term.

[V] (Order): be in order, form, fall in, draw up, arrange itself, place itself, fall into one's place, take one's place, take one's rank, rally round, adjust, methodize, regulate, systematize, organize.

[ADJ] (Order): orderly, regular, in order, in its proper place, neat, tidy, well regulated, correct, methodical, uniform, symmetrical, shipshape, businesslike, systematic, unconfused, arranged.

[V] (Arrangement): reduce to order, bring into order, introduce order into, rally, arrange, dispose, place, form, put in order, set in order, place in order, set out, collocate, rank, group, class, classify, divide, file, register, record, catalogue, tabulate, index, graduate, digest, grade, methodize, regulate, systematize, coordinate, organize,.

[N] (Production): production, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture, building, architecture, erection, edification, coinage, organization, putting together, establishment, workmanship, performance, achievement, completion, flowering, bringing forth, parturition, birth.

[V] (Production): produce, perform, operate, do, make, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, realize.

[ADJ] (Production): made, fabricated, produced, producing, productive of, prolific, creative, formative, genetic, genial, genital, pregnant, constructive.

[N] (Form): form, figure, shape, conformation, configuration, make, formation, frame, construction, stamp, type, cast, mold, fashion, contour, outline, structure, feature, lineament, turn, posture, attitude, pose.

[V] (Form): form, shape, figure, fashion, carve, cut, chisel, hew, cast, rough hew, rough cast, sketch, block out, hammer out, trim, set, mold, sculpture, cast, stamp, build, construct, morph*.

[ADJ] (Form): formed, plastic, formative, fluid, multiform, protean, changeable, morphologi

form at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb

1 [C] a type or variety of sth:
forms of transport / government / energy * one of the most common forms of cancer * Music is not like most other art forms. * all the millions of different life forms on the planet today

way sth is / looks

2 [C, U] the particular way sth is, seems, looks or is presented:
The disease can take several different forms. * Help in the form of money will be very welcome. * Help arrived in the form of two police officers. * The training programme takes the form of a series of workshops. * Most political questions involve morality in some form or other. * We need to come to some form of agreement. * I'm opposed to censorship in any shape or form. * This dictionary is also available in electronic form.


3 [C] an official document containing questions and spaces for answers:
an application / entry / order form * (especially BrE) to fill in a form * (especially AmE) to fill out a form * to complete a form * (BrE) a booking form * (AmE) a reservation form
4 [C] the shape of sb/sth; a person or thing of which only the shape can be seen:
her slender form * The human form has changed little over the last 30 000 years. * They made out a shadowy form in front of them.
arrangement of parts
5 [U] the arrangement of parts in a whole, especially in a work of art or piece of writing:
Shape and form are of greater importance to me than colour. * In a novel form and content are equally important.
being fit / healthy
6 [U] (BrE) how fit and healthy sb is; the state of being fit and healthy:
After six months' training the whole team is in superb form. * I really need to get back in form. * The horse was clearly out of form.
7 [U] how well sb/sth is performing; the fact that sb/sth is performing well:
Midfielder Elliott has shown disappointing form recently. * On current / present form the party is heading for another election victory. * Hingis signalled her return to form with a convincing victory. * He's right on form (= performing well) as a crazy science teacher in his latest movie. * The whole team was on good form and deserved the win. * She was in great form (= happy and cheerful and full of energy) at the wedding party.
way of doing things
8 [U, C] (especially BrE) the usual way of doing sth:
What's the form when you apply for a research grant? * conventional social forms * True to form (= as he usually does) he arrived an hour late. * Partners of employees are invited as a matter of form.
9 [U] (good / bad ~) (old-fashioned, BrE) the way of doing things that is socially acceptable/not socially acceptable:
When I was a boy it was always considered bad form to talk about food or money. * Good form dictated that she should dress more casually in the country.
in school
10 (BrE, old-fashioned) a class in a school:
Who's your form teacher?
see also SIXTH FORM
11 (-former) (in compounds) (BrE, old-fashioned) a student in the form mentioned at school:
a third-former
of word
12 [C] a way of writing or saying a word that shows, for example, if it is plural or in a particular tense:
the infinitive form of the verb
take form (formal) to gradually form into a particular shape; to gradually develop:
In her body a new life was taking form.
more at SHAPE n., TRUE adj.
start to exist
1 (especially of natural things) to begin to exist and gradually develop into a particular shape; to make sth begin to exist in a particular shape:
[V] Flowers appeared, but fruits failed to form. * Storm clouds are forming on the horizon. * [VN] These hills were formed by glaciation.
2 to start to exist and develop; to make sth start to exist and develop:
[V] A plan formed in my head. * [VN] I formed many close friendships at college. * I didn't see enough of the play to form an opinion about it.
make shape / form
3 [VN] [often passive] ~ sth (into sth) | ~ sth (from / of sth) to produce sth in a particular way or make it have a particular shape:
Form the dough into balls with your hands. * Bend the wire so that it forms a 'V'. * Rearrange the letters to form a new word. * Games can help children learn to form letters. * Do you know how to form the past tense? * The chain is formed from 136 links. * (formal) The table was formed of two large slabs of stone.
4 ~ (sb/sth) (up) (into sth) to move or arrange objects or people so that they are in a group with a particular shape; to become arranged in a group like this:
[VN] to form a line / queue / circle * First get students to form groups of three or four. * [V] Queues were already forming outside the theatre. * The teams formed up into lines.
have function / role
5 [VN] to have a particular function or pattern:
The trees form a natural protection from the sun's rays.
6 linking verb [V-N] to be sth:
The castle forms the focal point of the city. * The survey formed part of a larger programme of research. * These drawings will form the basis of the exhibition.
7 to start a group of people, such as an organization, a committee, etc.; to come together in a group of this kind:
[VN] They hope to form the new government. * He formed a band with some friends from school. * a newly-formed political party * [V] The band formed in 1998.
have influence on
8 [VN] to have an influence on the way that sth develops:
Positive and negative experiences form a child's character.

FORM at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

FORM, practice. The model of an instrument or legal-proceeding, containing
the substance and the principal terms, to be used in accordance with the
laws; or, it is the act of pursuing, in legal proceedings, and in the
construction of legal instruments, the order required by law. Form is
usually put in contradistinction to substance. For example, by the operation
of the statute of 27 Eliz. c. 5, s. 1, all merely formal defects in
pleading, except in dilatory pleas, are aided on general demurrer.
2. The difference between matter of form, and matter of substance, in
general, under this statute, as laid down by Lord Hobart, is, that "that
without which the right doth sufficiently appear to the court, is form;" but
that any defect "by reason whereof the right appears not," is a defect in
substance. Hob. 233.
3. A distinction somewhat more definite, is, that if the matter pleaded
be in itself insufficient, without reference to the manner of pleading it,
the defect is substantial; but that if the fault is in the manner of
alleging it, the defect is formal. Dougl. 683. For example, the omission of
a consideration in a declaration in assumpsit; or of the performance of a
condition precedent, when such condition exists; of a conversion of property
of the plaintiff, in trover; of knowledge in the defendant, in an action for
mischief done by his dog of malice, in action for malicious prosecution, and
the like, are all defects in substance. On the other hand, duplicity; a
negative pregnant; argumentative pleading; a special plea, amounting to the
general issue; omission of a day, when time is immaterial; of a place, in
transitory actions, and the like, are only faults in form. Bac. Ab. Pleas,
&c. N 5, 6; Com. Dig. Pleader, Q 7; 10 Co. 95 a; 2 Str. 694 Gould; Pl. c. 9,
Sec. 17, 18; 1 Bl. Com. 142.
4. At the same time that fastidious objections against trifling errors
of form, arising from mere clerical mistakes, are not encouraged or
sanctioned by the courts, it has been justly observed, that "infinite
mischief has been produced by the facility of the courts in overlooking
matters of form; it encourages carelessness, and places ignorance too much
upon a footing with knowledge amongst those who practice the drawing of
pleadings." 1 B. & P. 59; 2 Binn. Rep. 434. See, generally, Bouv. Inst.
Index, h.t.

Form at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Form \Form\, v. t. (Elec.)
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.

Form \Form\ (f[=o]rm; in senses 8 & 9, often f[=o]rm in
England), n. [OE. & F. forme, fr. L. forma; cf. Skr.
dhariman. Cf. {Firm}.]
1. 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.

The form of his visage was changed. --Dan. iii.

And woven close close, both matter, form, and style.

2. Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.;
system; as, a republican form of government.

3. Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of
proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a
form of prayer.

Those whom form of laws Condemned to die. --Dryden.

4. Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain,
trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality;
formality; as, a matter of mere form.

Though well we may not pass upon his life Without
the form of justice. --Shak.

5. Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness;
elegance; beauty.

The earth was without form and void. --Gen. i. 2.

He hath no form nor comeliness. --Is. liii. 2.

6. A shape; an image; a phantom.

7. That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern;

8. A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a
school; a class; also, a class or rank in society.
``Ladies of a high form.'' --Bp. Burnet.

9. The seat or bed of a hare.

As in a form sitteth a weary hare. --Chaucer.

10. (Print.) The type or other matter from which an
impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a

11. (Fine Arts) The boundary line of a material object. In
painting, more generally, the human body.

12. (Gram.) The particular shape or structure of a word or
part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms.

13. (Crystallog.) The combination of planes included under a
general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a
closed solid.

14. (Metaph.) That assemblage or disposition of qualities
which makes a conception, or that internal constitution
which makes an existing thing to be what it is; -- called
essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished
from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of
being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea;
objectively, a law.

15. Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the
intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In
modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by
the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or
condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a
mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on
the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and
necessary accompaniments or elements of every object
known or thought of.

16. (Biol.) The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a
type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an
animal or plant.

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

2. To run to a form, as a hare. --B. Jonson.

{To form on} (Mil.), to form a lengthened line with reference
to (any given object) as a basis.

Form \Form\ (f[^o]rm), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Formed} (f[^o]rmd);
p. pr. & vb. n. {Forming}.] [F. former, L. formare, fr.
forma. See {Form}, n.]
1. To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make;
to fashion.

God formed man of the dust of the ground. --Gen. ii.

The thought that labors in my forming brain. --Rowe.

2. To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion
into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust;
also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by
influence, etc.; to train.

'T is education forms the common mind. --Pope.

Thus formed for speed, he challenges the wind.

3. To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the
essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to
make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything
is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.

The diplomatic politicians . . . who formed by far
the majority. --Burke.

4. To provide with a form, as a hare. See {Form}, n., 9.

The melancholy hare is formed in brakes and briers.

5. (Gram.) To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the
proper suffixes and affixes.

form at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

form \form\ [See {Form}, n.]
A suffix used to denote in the form or shape of, resembling,
etc.; as, valiform; oviform.

form at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


A system written by Jos Vermaseren
in 1989 for fast handling of very
large-scale {symbolic mathematics} problems. FORM is a
descendant of {Schoonschip} and is available for many
{personal computer}s and {workstation}s.

{(}, {(}.

Mailing list: <>.


form at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of
the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This
makes a fine introduction" [syn: {constitute}, {make}]
2: create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere";
"They formed a company" [syn: {organize}, {organise}]
3: develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take
shape" [syn: {take form}, {take shape}, {spring}]
4: give a shape or form to; "shape the dough" [syn: {shape}]
5: make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded
the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough";
"shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword" [syn: {shape},
{work}, {mold}, {mould}, {forge}]
6: establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our
ideas onto our children" [syn: {imprint}]
7: give shape to; "form the clay into a head" [ant: {deform}]

n 1: 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" [syn: {word
form}, {signifier}, {descriptor}]
2: a category of things distinguished by some common
characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art";
"what kinds of desserts are there?" [syn: {kind}, {sort},
3: a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems
for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must
include not only objects but the spaces between them"
[syn: {shape}, {pattern}]
4: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);
"he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
[syn: {shape}, {configuration}, {contour}, {conformation}]
5: alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo
studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the
spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: {human body},
{physical body}, {material body}, {soma}, {build}, {figure},
{physique}, {anatomy}, {shape}, {bod}, {chassis}, {frame},
6: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its
substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
[syn: {shape}]
7: the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate
cast of his features" [syn: {shape}, {cast}]
8: (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" [syn: {phase}]
9: a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled
out his tax form"
10: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ
in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of
microorganisms" [syn: {variant}, {strain}, {var.}]
11: an arrangement of the elements in a composition or
discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he
first sketches the plot in outline form"
12: a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his
resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
13: a body of students who are taught together; "early morning
classes are always sleepy" [syn: {class}, {grade}]
14: an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form";
"the team was off form last night"
15: a life-size dummy used to display clothes [syn: {mannequin},
{manikin}, {mannikin}, {manakin}]
16: a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for
pouring the foundation"

form at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Form


Inter: wikipedia » dab=Form (disambiguation)|mul=Form


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » forme||shape, figure, manner, bench, frame, seat, condition, agreement, etc., from Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » forme, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » forma||shape, figure, image, outline, plan, mold, frame, case, etc., manner, sort, kind, etc.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /fɔːm/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /fO:m/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /fɔɹm/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /fOr\m/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-form.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔː(r)m


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
    1. A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.
    2. An order of doing things, as in religious ritual.
    3. A blank document or template to be filled in by the user.
    4. : To apply for the position, complete the application form.
    5. Inter: gramma » r A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages.
    6. Characteristics not involving atomic components.
    7. Inter: U » K A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area).
    8. 2011, Jane Martinson, The Guardian, 4 May 2011:
    9. : It's fair to say she has form on this: she has criticised David Cameron's proposal to create all-women shortlists for prospective MPs, tried to ban women wearing high heels at work as the resulting pain made them take time off work, and tried to reduce the point at which an abortion can take place from 24 to 21 weeks.
    10. Inter: UK » education A class or year of students (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in Inter: term » sixth form).
    11. 1928, George Bickerstaff, The mayor, and other folk
    12. : One other day after afternoon school, Mr. Percival came behind me and put his hand on me. " Let me see, what's your name ? Which form are you in ?...
    13. 1976, Ronald King, School and college: studies of post-sixteen education
    14. : From the sixth form will come the scholars and the administrators.
    15. The den or home of a hare.
    16. 1603, Inter: w » John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.29:
    17. : Being one day a hunting, I found a Hare sitting in her forme ....
    18. 1621, Inter: w » Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.iii.1.2:
    19. : The Egyptians therefore in their hieroglyphics expressed a melancholy man by a hare sitting in her form, as being a most timorous and solitary creature.
    20. 1974, Inter: w » Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 275:
    21. : Hares left their snug ‘forms’ in the cold grass.
    22. Inter: date » d A long bench with no back.
    23. 1974, Inter: w » GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 10:
    24. : I can see the old schoolroom yet: the broken-down desks and the worn-out forms with knots in that got stuck into your backside ....
    25. 2010, Inter: w » Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles:
    26. : The prefect grabbed me by the shoulders and steered me down a passageway, and down another and finally through a door that led into a long, low dining-room crowded with loudly breakfasting boys sitting on long, shiny oak forms, as benches used to be called.
    27. Inter: computing » programming A window or dialogue box.
    28. 1998, Gary Cornell, Visual Basic 6 from the ground up (page 426)
    29. : While it is quite amazing how much one can do with Visual Basic with the code attached to a single form...
    30. Neil Smyth, C# Essentials
    31. : Throughout this chapter we will work with a form in a new project.
    32. Inter: U » K Grade Inter: gloss » level of pre-collegiate education.
    33. Inter: biolog » y An infraspecific rank.


      * Inter: sense » shape

  • figure, used when discussing people, not animals
  • shape, used on animals and on persons
  • Inter: sense » blank document formular
  • Inter: sense » pre-collegiate level grade
  • Inter: sense » biology f.

    Related terms

    * formal
  • formula
  • formulaic
  • formulate
  • formulation

    Derived terms

    * form class
  • form factor
  • form feed
  • form genera
  • form genus
  • form letter
  • form taxon
  • in form
  • mid-season form
  • return to form
  • subform


    Inter: trans-top » shape or visible structure
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|forma|f
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|forma|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|形式|tr=xíngshì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|形狀|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|形状|tr=xíngzhuàng|sc=Hani
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|form|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vorm|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|formo
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|forme|f
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|forma|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Form|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φόρμα|f|tr=fórma
  • Inter: trreq » gu
  • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|fòm
  • Inter: trreq » io
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|forma

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|forma|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|形状|tr=けいじょう, keijō|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|形式|tr=けいしき, keishiki|sc=Jpan
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|forme|f
    • Inter: trreq » km
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|forma|f, Inter: t- » la|figura|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|облик|m|tr=óblik|sc=Cyrl
    • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|forma|f
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|شکل|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|صورت|tr=surat|sc=fa-Arab
    • Inter: trreq » pl
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|forma|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|formă
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|форма|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=fórma, Inter: t+ » ru|фигура|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=figúra
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cumadh|m, Inter: t- » gd|cruth|m, Inter: t- » gd|dèanamh|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|forma|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » document to be filled
    • Inter: trreq » ar
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ձև|tr=jev, Inter: t- » hy|ձեւաթուղթ|tr=jewatʿułtʿ|sc=Armn
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|formulari|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|表格|tr=biǎogē|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|表|tr=biǎo|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|formulář|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|formular|c, Inter: t- » da|blanket
    • Inter: trreq » nl
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|lomake
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|formulaire|m
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|formulario|m
    • Inter: trreq » ka
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Formular|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φόρμα|f|tr=fórma

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|blanketti
  • Inter: trreq » gu
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|अर्ज़ी|f|tr=arzī|sc=Deva
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|用紙|tr=ようし, yōshi
  • Inter: trreq » km
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|용지|tr=yongji|sc=Hang
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|образец|m|tr=obrázec|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|формулар|m|tr=formulár|sc=Cyrl
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|formulário|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бланк|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=blank, Inter: t+ » ru|форма|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=fórma, Inter: t+ » ru|анкета|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=ankéta, Inter: t+ » ru|формуляр|m|tr=formuljár|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|formulario|m, Inter: t+ » es|forma|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|formulär|n
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|form

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » level of pre-collegiate education|grade


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To give shape or visible structure to (a thing or person).
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e To take shape.
    2. Inter: transitive » linguistics To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.
    3. : By adding "-ness", you can form a noun from an adjective.
    4. Inter: transitiv » e To constitute, to compose, to make up.
    5. 1948 May, Stanley Pashko, “The Biggest Family”, in Inter: w » Boys Life'', Volume 38, Number 5, Boy Scouts of America, ISSN 0006-8608, page 10:
    6. : Insects form the biggest family group in nature's kingdom, and also the oldest.

      Related terms

      * format

  • formation


    Inter: trans-top » to give shape
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|شكل|tr=shakkala
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|formar
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|formar
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|構|sc=Hans, Inter: t- » cmn|构|tr=gòu|sc=Hans
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|forme
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vormen, Inter: t- » nl|vormgeven
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|formi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|former
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|formar

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|fòme
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|formare
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|形作る|tr=katachizukeru
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|formo, Inter: t- » la|figuro
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|обликува|tr=óblikuva|sc=Cyrl
    • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|formar
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|formar
    • Russian: Inter: qualifier » imperfective Inter: t- » ru|придавать форму|tr=pridavát' fórmu, Inter: qualifier » imperfective Inter: t+ » ru|формовать|tr=formovát', Inter: qualifier » imperfective Inter: t+ » ru|формировать|tr=formirovát'
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|formar

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: rank » door|round|kind|278|form|hundred|believe|white

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


    * from

  • Category: Category:200 English basic words -



    From Inter: etyl » la|da Inter: term » forma|fōrma|shape, form|lang=la.


    * Inter: IPA » /fɔrm/|fɒːˀm|lang=da


    Inter: da-noun » en|er
  • Inter: l » en|form
    1. shape


      Inter: da-noun-infl » en|er


      Inter: da-noun » en|e

  • mould
  • tin Inter: gloss » a metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.


    Inter: da-noun-infl » en|e

    External links

    * Inter: pedialite » lang=da

  • German


  • Inter: de-verb form of » formen|i|s
    1. Inter: colloquia » l Inter: de-verb form of » formen|1|s|g


    Category: File - :Knäckformar Bra miljöval.JPG|thumb|240 knäckformar


    * Inter: audio » Sv-form.ogg|audio


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • a form, a shape
    1. a form, a mold, a dish, a tray, a tin, a piece of ovenware


      Inter: sv-noun-reg-er » form|definitions=(shape)

    Inter: sv-noun-reg-ar » form|definitions=(mold, ovenware)

    Related terms

    ; shape
    • cirkelform
    • ellipsform
    • forma

    ; mold
  • formfranska
  • formgjuta
  • gjutform
  • kakform
  • knäckform
  • pajform

  • Translation: ar » form
    Translation: cs » form
    Translation: cy » form
    Translation: de » form
    Translation: et » form
    Translation: el » form
    Translation: es » form
    Translation: fa » form
    Translation: fr » form
    Translation: ko » form
    Translation: hr » form
    Translation: io » form
    Translation: it » form
    Translation: kn » form
    Translation: kk » form
    Translation: sw » form
    Translation: ku » form
    Translation: lo » form
    Translation: la » form
    Translation: lt » form
    Translation: li » form
    Category: jbo:form -
    Translation: hu » form
    Translation: mg » form
    Translation: ml » form
    Translation: my » form
    Translation: nl » form
    Translation: ja » form
    Translation: no » form
    Translation: pl » form
    Translation: pt » form
    Translation: ru » form
    Category: simple:form -
    Translation: fi » form
    Translation: sv » form
    Translation: tl » form
    Translation: ta » form
    Translation: te » form
    Translation: th » form
    Translation: tr » form
    Translation: uk » form
    Translation: vi » form
    Translation: zh » form

    Form at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » form



    * Inter: IPA » fɔʁm|lang=de
  • Inter: audio » De-at-Form.ogg|Audio (Austria)


    Inter: de-noun » f|Formen

  • shape
    1. form (order of doing things)
    2. 1931, Category: w - :Arthur Schnitzler|Arthur Schnitzler, Category: s:de - :Flucht in die Finsternis|Flucht in die Finsternis, Category: w - :S. Fischer Verlag|S. Fischer Verlag, page 51:
    3. : Und da er keinen Grund hatte, ihr seinen Namen zu verhehlen, so stellte er sich in aller Form vor.
    4. :: And because he had no reason to conceal his name from her, he introduced himself in all due form.


      Inter: de-noun-f » en

      Derived terms

      * formal

  • förmlich
  • Formsache

  • Translation: cs » Form
    Translation: de » Form
    Translation: et » Form
    Translation: fr » Form
    Translation: ko » Form
    Translation: io » Form
    Translation: it » Form
    Translation: hu » Form
    Translation: mg » Form
    Translation: mr » Form
    Translation: pl » Form
    Translation: pt » Form
    Translation: ru » Form
    Translation: fi » Form
    Translation: sv » Form
    Translation: tr » Form
    Translation: zh » Form