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form

form

 
 
pronunciation:
form
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: structure or shape.
That piece of music has a classical form.His plans had no form.
synonyms:
contour, shape, structure
similar words:
architecture, construction, formation, lay, model, order
definition 2: the body or outward shape of an animal or person; figure.
It was hard to make out the bear's form in the dark.
synonyms:
body, figure
similar words:
anatomy, build, fashion, frame, person, silhouette
definition 3: a document with empty spaces for writing in information.
She filled out a form to apply for a driver's license.
synonyms:
blank
similar words:
application
definition 4: type or kind.
This is a rare form of plant life.
synonyms:
kind, sort, type, variety
similar words:
class, description, genus, make, mode, nature, stripe
definition 5: the state of being fit in body or mind for sports or other activities.
She was in good form on the tennis court today.
synonyms:
condition, shape, trim
similar words:
health, order
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: formed, forming, forms
definition 1: to make, build, or create.
He formed the clay into a pot.
synonyms:
construct, fashion, forge, make, model, mold
similar words:
assemble, build, cast, contrive, create, design, develop, devise, establish, generate, manufacture, mint, originate, produce, stamp
definition 2: to be one, many, or all of the parts of; constitute.
Those three students form the executive committee of the club.
synonyms:
compose, constitute, make up
similar words:
comprise, mold
definition 3: to come into being; develop; arise.
A group formed to fight crime in the neighborhood.
synonyms:
arise, develop, originate
similar words:
shape, take shape
derivations: formable (adj.), formed (adj.)
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