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The way something (or someone) is shaped or arranged is its form. You might use it to describe the way a person looks walking in the woods at dusk by saying, "Her form was almost lost between the shadowy trees."

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A suffix used to denote in the form ∨ shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform

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the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

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a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"

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a life-size dummy used to display clothes

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the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"

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a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"

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any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"

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an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"

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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"

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a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"

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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"

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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"

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a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"

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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"

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(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"

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a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"

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(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"

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give a shape or form to; "shape the dough"

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give shape to; "form the clay into a head"

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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"

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establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children"

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create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"

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to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"

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develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"


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A suffix used to denote in the form / shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.

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The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance.

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Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government.

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Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer.

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Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form.

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Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness; elegance; beauty.

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A shape; an image; a phantom.

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That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model.

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A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society.

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The seat or bed of a hare.

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The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.

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The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.

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The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms.

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The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.

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That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; -- called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law.

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Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of.

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The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant.

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To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.

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To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by influence, etc.; to train.

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To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.

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To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.

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To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes.

v. i.
To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.

v. i.
To run to a form, as a hare.


form

form . [See Form, n.] A suffix used to denote in the form ∨ shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.

Form

Form (f'd3rm; in senses 8 & 9, often f'd3rm in England), n. [OE. & F. forme, fr. L. forma; cf. Skr. dhariman. Cf. Firm.] 1. The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance.
The form of his visage was changed.
And woven close close, both matter, form, and style.
2. Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government. 3. Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer.
Those whom form of laws Condemned to die.
4. Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form.
Though well we may not pass upon his life Without the form of justice.
5. Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness; elegance; beauty.
The earth was without form and void.
He hath no form nor comeliness.
6. A shape; an image; a phantom. 7. That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model. 8. A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society. "Ladies of a high form." Bp. Burnet. 9. The seat or bed of a hare.
As in a form sitteth a weary hare.
10. (Print.) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase. 11. (Fine Arts) The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body. 12. (Gram.) The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms. 13. (Crystallog.) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid. 14. (Metaph.) That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; -- called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law. 15. Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of. 16. (Biol.) The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant. Good form ∨ Bad form, the general appearance, condition or action, originally of horses, atterwards of persons; as, the members of a boat crew are said to be in good form when they pull together uniformly. The phrases are further used colloquially in description of conduct or manners in society; as, it is not good form to smoke in the presence of a lady.

Form

Form , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Formed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Forming.] [F. former, L. formare, fr. forma. See Form, n.] 1. To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.
God formed man of the dust of the ground.
The thought that labors in my forming brain.
2. To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by influence, etc.; to train.
'T is education forms the common mind.
Thus formed for speed, he challenges the wind.
3. To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.
The diplomatic politicians . . . who formed by far the majority.
4. To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.
The melancholy hare is formed in brakes and briers.
5. (Gram.) To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes.

Form

Form, v. i. 1. To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column. 2. To run to a form, as a hare. B. Jonson. To form on (Mil.), to form a lengthened line with reference to (any given object) as a basis.

A suffix used to denote in the form ∨ shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform

The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance.

To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.

To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.

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Usage Examples

Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.

Any form of art is a form of power it has impact, it can affect change - it can not only move us, it makes us move.

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

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Other Usage Examples

And gradually they're beginning to recognize the fact that there's nothing more secure than a democratic, accountable, and participatory form of government. But it's sunk in only theoretically, it has not yet sunk in completely in practical terms.

A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.

All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.

Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.

A poem in form still has to have voice, gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection, as any poetry does.

All that is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first.

Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again.

Air travel is the safest form of travel aside from walking even then, the chances of being hit by a public bus at 30,000 feet are remarkably slim. I also have no problem with confined spaces. Or heights. What I am afraid of is speed.

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