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Form Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
  • a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
  • a life-size dummy used to display clothes
  • the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
  • a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
  • any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
  • an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
  • 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"
  • a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"
  • 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"
  • (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
  • a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
  • (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"
  • give a shape or form to; "shape the dough"
  • give shape to; "form the clay into a head"
  • 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"
  • establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
  • create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
  • to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
  • develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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" ,
  • a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?" ,
  • 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" ,
  • any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes" ,
  • 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" ,
  • the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape" ,
  • the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features" ,
  • (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" ,
  • 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" , 1
  • 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" , 1
  • a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility" , 1
  • a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy" , 1
  • an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night" , 1
  • a life-size dummy used to display clothes , 1
  • a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"

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Form Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Form (Lat. forma Eng. mould), refers to the external three-dimensional outline, appearance or configuration of some thing - in contrast to the matter or content or substance of which it is mainly composed (compare with shape).



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'Form' example sentence in quotations


* All zoos actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling. - H.L. Mencken

* Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. - George Bernard Shaw

* I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize. - George Bernard Shaw


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Form Sample Sentences in News


  • Form 8.3 - CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC
    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2007 (AS AMENDED) DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT ... Read more on this news related to 'Form'
  • Form 8.3 - Fyffes Plc
    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3   IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL   DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2007 (AS AMENDED)   DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT ... Read more on this news related to 'Form'
  • Snipp Interactive Inc. Files Form 20-F Registration Statement With SEC
    Snipp Interactive Inc. , an international provider of mobile marketing solutions listed on the TSX Venture Exchange , announces that it has filed a Registration Statement on Form 20-F to register its common ... Read more on this news related to 'Form'

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