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form

form

 
 
pronunciation:
form
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: structure or shape, as opposed to substance.
synonyms:
conformation, contour, frame, framework, shape, structure
similar words:
architecture, configuration, construction, figuration, format, formation, lay, layout, model, mold, nature, order
definition 2: the body or outward appearance of an animal or person; figure.
synonyms:
body, figure, shape
similar words:
anatomy, build, fashion, frame, manifestation, person, physique, silhouette
definition 3: something that imparts shape, such as a mold.
synonyms:
cast, matrix, mold
similar words:
block, frame, framework
definition 4: a document with empty spaces provided for the insertion of information.
synonyms:
blank
similar words:
application
definition 5: type or kind.
a form of plant life
synonyms:
breed, genre, kind, sort, species, type, variety
similar words:
class, description, fashion, genus, make, mode, nature, stripe
definition 6: conduct guided by convention, regulation, custom, or standards of politeness.
It is considered bad form to insult the teacher during class.
synonyms:
conduct, etiquette, manners
similar words:
behavior, custom, decorum, deportment, habit, practice, procedure, protocol
definition 7: the style, design, pattern, or method of an artistic work.
The sonata is a musical form.
synonyms:
genre, type
similar words:
mode, pattern, style
definition 8: state of physical or psychological fitness for athletic or other activities.
She is in good form on the tennis court today.
synonyms:
condition, feather, shape, trim
similar words:
fettle, health, kilter, order
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: formed, forming, forms
definition 1: to make, create, or construct.
synonyms:
compose, construct, fashion, forge, make, model, mold
similar words:
assemble, build, cast, conceive, contrive, create, design, develop, devise, engender, establish, fabricate, generate, manufacture, mint, originate, produce, stamp, work
definition 2: to mold or train through instruction.
synonyms:
develop, fashion, mold, shape
similar words:
coach, discipline, drill, educate, exercise, initiate, instruct, model, school, teach
definition 3: to be one, many, or all of the parts of; constitute.
synonyms:
compose, constitute, make up
similar words:
comprise, mold
definition 4: to arrange in a specific order.
similar words:
arrange, array, assemble, collocate, devise, dispose, grade, graduate, group, order, organize, position, range, rank, systematize
definition 5: to develop, as in the mind.
She formed an opinion of us.
synonyms:
conceive, shape
similar words:
devise, formulate, hatch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to come into being; develop; arise.
synonyms:
arise, develop, materialize, originate
similar words:
shape, take shape
definition 2: to assume shape or form.
synonyms:
materialize, take shape
similar words:
appear, arise, organize
derivations: formable (adj.), formed (adj.)
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