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.
    To apply for the position, complete the application form.
  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).
    • 2011, Jane Martinson, The Guardian, 4 May 2011:
      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.
  8. (UK, education) A class or year of students (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in sixth form).
    • 1928, George Bickerstaff, The mayor, and other folk
      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 ?...
    • 1976, Ronald King, School and college: studies of post-sixteen education
      From the sixth form will come the scholars and the administrators.
  9. The den or home of a hare.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.iii.1.2:
      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.
  10. (dated) A long bench with no back.
    • 2010, Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles:
      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.
  11. (computing, programming) A window or dialogue box.
    • 1998, Gary Cornell, Visual Basic 6 from the ground up (page 426)
      While it is quite amazing how much one can do with Visual Basic with the code attached to a single form...
    • Neil Smyth, C# Essentials
      Throughout this chapter we will work with a form in a new project.

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.
    By adding "-ness", you can form a noun from an adjective.
  4. (transitive) To constitute, to compose, to make up.
    • 1948 May, Stanley Pashko, “The Biggest Family”, in Boys’ Life, Volume 38, Number 5, Boy Scouts of America, ISSN 0006-8608, page 10:
      Insects form the biggest family group in nature's kingdom, and also the oldest.

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; buckskinclad; burly; changing; charming; chaste; childish; chronic; circular; clamorous; classic; clothed; codified (pi); collectible; colloidal; comely; commanding; compact; complicated; concentrated; conciliatory; concrete; condensed; constitutional; contrary; convenient; conventional; corrupted; countless (pi); 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; fantasma-like; 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; molder-ing; 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.

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Thesaurus

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

Etymology

< Middle English forme (shape, figure, manner, bench, frame, seat, condition, agreement, etc.) < Old French forme < Latin forma (shape, figure, image, outline, plan, mold, frame, case, etc., manner, sort, kind, etc.)

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Danish

Etymology

From Latin fōrma (shape, form).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /fɔrm/, [fɒːˀm]

Noun

Form c. (singular definite Formen, plural indefinite Former)

  1. form
  2. shape

Inflection

Noun

Form c. (singular definite Formen, plural indefinite Forme)

  1. mould
  2. tin (a metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.)

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German

Verb

form

  1. Imperative singular of formen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of formen.

Swedish

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Noun

Form c.

  1. shape

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