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    form - Dictionary definition and meaning for word form

    Definition
    (noun) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    Synonyms : descriptor , signifier , word form
    Example Sentence
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
    Definition
    (noun) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    Synonyms : kind , sort , variety
    Example Sentence
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
    Definition
    (noun) a perceptual structure
    Synonyms : pattern , shape
    Example Sentence
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
    Definition
    (noun) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    Example Sentence
    • he could barely make out their shapes
    Definition
    (noun) alternative names for the body of a human being
    Example Sentence
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
    Definition
    (noun) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    Synonyms : shape
    Example Sentence
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape
    Definition
    (noun) the visual appearance of something or someone
    Synonyms : cast , shape
    Example Sentence
    • the delicate cast of his features
    Definition
    (noun) a printed document with spaces in which to write
    Example Sentence
    • he filled out his tax form
    Definition
    (noun) (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
    Synonyms : strain , var. , variant
    Example Sentence
    • a new strain of microorganisms
    Definition
    (noun) an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
    Example Sentence
    • the essay was in the form of a dialogue
    • he first sketches the plot in outline form
    Definition
    (noun) a particular mode in which something is manifested
    Example Sentence
    • his resentment took the form of extreme hostility
    Definition
    (noun) (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
    Synonyms : phase
    Example Sentence
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system
    Definition
    (noun) a body of students who are taught together
    Synonyms : class , course , grade
    Example Sentence
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
    Definition
    (noun) an ability to perform well
    Example Sentence
    • he was at the top of his form
    • the team was off form last night
    Definition
    (noun) a life-size dummy used to display clothes
    Synonyms : manakin , manikin , mannequin , mannikin
    Definition
    (noun) a mold for setting concrete
    Example Sentence
    • they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation
    Definition
    (verb) create (as an entity)
    Synonyms : organise , organize
    Example Sentence
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company
    Definition
    (verb) to compose or represent:
    Synonyms : constitute , make
    Example Sentence
    • This wall forms the background of the stage setting
    • The branches made a roof
    • This makes a fine introduction
    Definition
    (verb) develop into a distinctive entity
    Synonyms : spring , take form , take shape
    Example Sentence
    • our plans began to take shape
    Definition
    (verb) give shape or form to
    Synonyms : shape
    Example Sentence
    • shape the dough
    • form the young child's character
    Definition
    (verb) make something, usually for a specific function
    Synonyms : forge , mold , mould , shape , work
    Example Sentence
    • She molded the rice balls carefully
    • Form cylinders from the dough
    • shape a figure
    • Work the metal into a sword
    Definition
    (verb) establish or impress firmly in the mind
    Synonyms : imprint
    Example Sentence
    • We imprint our ideas onto our children
    Definition
    (verb) assume a form or shape
    Example Sentence
    • the water formed little beads
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