Definition of FORM

noun : FORM

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

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

  • 7. (

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

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

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

  • 12. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 14. (

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

  • 16. (

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

verb : FORM

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

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

  • 4. (

    ) give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character" ;