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Verb
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forms, plural;
  1. Bring together parts or combine to create (something)
    • - the company was formed in 1982
  2. Organize people or things into (a group or body)
    • - peasants and miners were formed into a militia
  3. Go to make up or constitute
    • - the precepts that form the basis of the book
  4. Gradually appear or develop
    • - a thick mist was forming all around
  5. Conceive (an idea or plan) in one's mind

  6. Enter into or contract (a relationship)
    • - the women would form supportive friendships
  7. Articulate (a word, speech sound, or other linguistic unit)

  8. Construct (a new word) by derivation or inflection

  9. Make or fashion into a certain shape or form
    • - form the dough into balls
  10. Be made or fashioned into a certain shape or form
    • - his strong features formed into a smile of pleasure
  11. Have a specified shape
    • - her body was slight and flawlessly formed
  12. Shape or develop by training or discipline

  13. Influence or shape (something abstract)
    • - the role of the news media in forming public opinion
Noun
  1. The visible shape or configuration of something
    • - the form, color, and texture of the tree
  2. Arrangement of parts; shape
    • - the entities underlying physical form
  3. The body or shape of a person or thing
    • - his eyes scanned her slender form
  4. Arrangement and style in literary or musical composition
    • - these videos are a triumph of form over content
  5. The essential nature of a species or thing, esp. (in Plato's thought) regarded as an abstract ideal that real things imitate or participate in

  6. A mold, frame, or block in or on which something is shaped

  7. A temporary structure for holding fresh concrete in shape while it sets

  8. A particular way in which a thing exists or appears; a manifestation
    • - her obsession has taken the form of compulsive exercise
  9. Any of the ways in which a word may be spelled, pronounced, or inflected
    • - an adjectival rather than adverbial form
  10. The structure of a word, phrase, sentence, or discourse
    • - every distinction in meaning is associated with a distinction in form
  11. A type or variety of something
    • - sponsorship is a form of advertising
  12. An artistic or literary genre

  13. A taxonomic category that ranks below variety, which contains organisms differing from the typical kind in some trivial, frequently impermanent, character, e.g., a color variant

  14. The customary or correct method or procedure; what is usually done
    • - an excessive concern for legal form and precedent
  15. A set order of words; a formula

  16. A formality or item of mere ceremony
    • - the outward forms of religion
  17. A printed document with blank spaces for information to be inserted
    • - an application form
  18. A class or year in a school, usually given a specifying number
    • - the fifth form
  19. The state of an athlete or sports team with regard to their current standard of performance
    • - illness has affected his form
    • - they've been in good form this season
  20. Details of previous performances by a racehorse or greyhound
    • - an interested bystander studying the form
  21. A long bench without a back

  22. A hare's lair


  1. create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
  2. 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"
  3. kind: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
  4. to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
  5. 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. develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
  7. FORM is the bimonthly membership magazine of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA), and is published in Glendale, California by Balcony Media, Inc. The magazine was launched in 2007, and covers modern design and architecture. ...
  8. In botanical nomenclature, a form (forma) is a low-level taxonomic rank below that of variety; it is an infraspecific taxon. Its name consists of three parts: a genus name, a specific epithet, and an infraspecific epithet. The abbreviation "f. ...
  9. Form was a boot sector virus isolated in Switzerland in the summer of 1990 which became very common worldwide. The origin of Form is widely listed as Switzerland, but this may be an assumption based on its isolation locale. ...
  10. Formwork is the term given to either temporary or permanent moulds into which concrete or similar materials are poured. In the context of concrete construction, the falsework supports the shuttering moulds.
  11. A form is a class or grouping of students in a school. The term is used predominantly in the United Kingdom, although some schools, mostly private, in other countries also use the title. ...
  12. Form is a specific way of performing a movement, often a strength training exercise, to avoid injury, prevent cheating and increase strength.
  13. The shape or visible structure of a thing or person; A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold; An order of doing things, as in religious ritual; A blank document or template to be filled in by the user; A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages; ...
  14. (FORMS) A temporary structure or mold for the support of concrete while it is setting and  gaining sufficient strength to be self -supporting.
  15. (Forms) The pages in most browsers that accept information in text-entry fields. They can be customized to receive company sales data and orders, expense reports or other information. They can also be used to communicate. ...
  16. (Forms) documents with a highly structured layout designed to facilitate the recording of information.
  17. Forms on websites are used to gather information supplied by the user. With the proper web programming and server operating system, you can let customers order over the Internet, and pay by credit card.
  18. (forms) the wood or metal construction used for receiving, molding, and sustaining a plastic mass of concrete (to the dimensions, outlines, and details of surfaces planned for) while it hardens. ...
  19. (FORMS) In order to use some of our services, users must complete various forms on our site. These forms require users to supply their contact information (e.g., name and email address). ...
  20. (FORMS) Part of a web page where viewers can enter information view a virtual 'form' (e.g. using tick or selection button. Usually this info can then be processed (e.g. by a CGI script, Java applet or JavaScript) for a variety of uses.
  21. (Forms (or Ideas)) For Plato, the ideal Archetypes or patterns according to which all things are constructed.  These are grasped by rational insight -- which Plato held to be a kind of recollection -- and not by sensory perception. ...
  22. (Forms) A blank document or template to be filled in by the user. Web Services can design and program custom forms for your web site and program additional web applications to help manage and categorize the gathered information.
  23. (Forms) A web page element that uses text fields, radio buttons and check boxes to process predefined data. Forms also allow users to interact with an application by allowing information to be passed dynamically between two points.
  24. (Forms) Allows you to create (web) forms in a structured, secure and easy way. First create the schema. This is just an interface with schema information on it. From the schema, a form can be generated automatically using widgets from an extensible set. ...
  25. (Forms) Any material used to contain the sand during the poundup/compaction process. Not to be confused with molds.