Form

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English

Noun

Form (plural Forms)
  1. The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
  2. A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.
  3. An order of doing things, as in religious ritual.
  4. A blank document or template to be filled in by the user.
  5. (grammar) A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages.
  6. Characteristics not involving atomic components.
  7. (UK) A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area).
  8. (UK, education) A class or year of students (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in sixth form).
  9. The den or home of a hare.
  10. (dated) A long bench with no back.
  11. (computing, programming) A window or dialogue box.

Verb

Form (third-person singular simple present Forms, present participle Forming, simple past and past participle Formed)

  1. (transitive) To give shape or visible structure to (a thing or person).
  2. (intransitive) To take shape.
  3. (transitive, linguistics) To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.
  4. (transitive) To constitute, to compose, to make up.

Adjectives for Form

absurd; active; acute; admirable; adorable;aesthetic; aggravated; airy; ample; analogic; angular; antique; apparent; archaic; archangelic; architectural; artistic; athletic; attenuated; barbarous; barest; beastlike; beautiful; bent; bestial; bewildering; bewitching; birdlike; blanketed; blasting; bleeding; bliss-inspiring; bloated; bounding; boyish; briefest; brigand-like; broken; burly; changing; charming; chaste; childish; chronic; circular; clamorous; classic; clothed; codified (plural); collectible; colloidal; comely; commanding; compact; complicated; concentrated; conciliatory; concrete; condensed; constitutional; contrary; convenient; conventional; corrupted; countless (plural); creeping; crowded; crumpled; cultivated; cumulative; curvilinear; debasing; cylindrical; dainty; decrepit; desired; definite; democratic; detailed; determinate; diabolic; diluted; disguised; disrobed; dissolving; distressing distribution; durable; earliest; ecstatic elastic; elegant; elliptic; emasculated; erect ephemeral; epistolary; equitable; established; erroneous; eventual; exaggerated; express; expurgated; exquisite; faded; fair; faltering; famished; fan-shaped; fantastic; faultless; feigned; feminine; fiery; flawless; flitting; floral; fluid; fragile; fruitful; gallant; fundamental; garbled; gaseous; gigantic; gasping; gaunt; geometrical; ghostly; glancing; gleaming; gloomy; glorious; glowing; gnarled; graceful; goodly; graceless; grandiose; granular; graphic; greyhound-like; groaning; guileless; handsome; harmless; harmonic; heavenly; herculean; heroic; historic; horrible; huddled; hulking; human; hungry; hurrying; ill-clad; imposing; improvisational; incoherent; inconvenient; indirect; individual; indurate; inert; inexorable; infantile; ingenious; intimate; instrumental; intricate; irritated jovial; jostling; kicking; languid;lanky lifeless; long; low; magnified; majestic malignant; mainfold; manly; mantled; maritime; metrical; microscopic; milder; mitigated; moderate; modified; monophonic; monumental; motionless; motley (pi) ; moving; mundane; myriad; mythologic; native; never-shifting; needle-shaped; obese; offensive; oligarchic; operatic; organic; outward; palpable; palatable;particular; pathetic; permanent; plastic; pliant; poetic; pompous; portly; prescribed; pretentious; printed; pristine; prone; proper; prostrate; protesting; proverbial; provincial; puerile; puerperal; pure; quantitative; quivering; rebellious; recitative; recumbent; regular; related; reluctant; repugnant; respectful; retiring; rhythmic; robust; rigid; sardonic; scholastic; semicircular; semi-elliptical; senseless; serpentine; shadowy; shaky; shapely; simple; shivering; shriveled; shrouded; sinking; shrunken; singular; skeleton; slender; slim; smug; slouching; slumping; spare; spectral; spheroidal; spiritualized; squalid; staggering; standard; startling; stately; stiff; strange; strong; structural; struggling; stunted; subsumed; suffering; suitable; superb; swallow-tailed; symmetrical; tall; tapering; technical; tedious; theistic; thickening; thin; tiny; titanic; tortuous; tottering; towering; traditional; transient; typical; unadulterated; unblemished; undulating; undying; unhealthy; unimaginable; unintelligible; united; unmatched; unnatural; unphonetic; unremembered; unsubstantial; unusual; vacant; valuable; vaporous; varied; vast; veiled; venerable; vicarious; villanelle; virulent; visible; visionary; warlike; wasted; wedge-shaped; weird; well-balanced; willowy; feeble; coherent; wolflike; wooden; writhing; conversational; peculiar; pedagogic; peerless; phantom.

Verbs for Form

accept—; adhere to—; assume—; conventionalize—; develop—; distort—; enhance —; evince—; gain—; insist on—; jeopardize—; lend—to; model on—; pattern—; retain—; scoff at—; standardize—; —embraces; —sways.

Adverbs for Form

voluntarily; theoretically; successively;gracefully; dexterously; expeditiously; inadvertently; prematurely; originally; insensibly; ultimately; delicately; collectively; ingeniously; durably; aesthetically; constitutionally; cumulatively; democratically; diabolically; ephemerally; erroneously; fantastically; geometrically; grandiosely; majestically; organically; symmetrically; tortuously.

Synonyms for Form

Antonyms for Form

Related terms

Thesaurus

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, 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, 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

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