form

Definition (noun): the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

Example: 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

Example: sculpture is a form of art

Definition (noun): a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

Example: what kinds of desserts are there?

Definition (noun): a perceptual structure

Example: the composition presents problems for students of musical form

Definition (noun): a perceptual structure

Example: a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them

Definition (noun): any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

Example: he could barely make out their shapes

Definition (noun): alternative names for the body of a human being

Example: Leonardo studied the human body

Definition (noun): alternative names for the body of a human being

Example: he has a strong physique

Definition (noun): alternative names for the body of a human being

Example: the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Definition (noun): the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

Example: geometry is the mathematical science of shape

Definition (noun): the visual appearance of something or someone

Example: the delicate cast of his features

Definition (noun): a printed document with spaces in which to write

Example: he filled out his tax form

Definition (noun): (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

Example: a new strain of microorganisms

Definition (noun): an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse

Example: the essay was in the form of a dialogue

Definition (noun): an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse

Example: he first sketches the plot in outline form

Definition (noun): a particular mode in which something is manifested

Example: 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

Example: the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

Definition (noun): a body of students who are taught together

Example: early morning classes are always sleepy

Definition (noun): an ability to perform well

Example: he was at the top of his form

Definition (noun): an ability to perform well

Example: the team was off form last night

Definition (noun): a life-size dummy used to display clothes

Definition (noun): a mold for setting concrete

Example: they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation

Definition (verb): create (as an entity)

Example: social groups form everywhere

Definition (verb): create (as an entity)

Example: They formed a company

Definition (verb): to compose or represent

Example: This wall forms the background of the stage setting

Definition (verb): to compose or represent

Example: The branches made a roof

Definition (verb): to compose or represent

Example: This makes a fine introduction

Definition (verb): develop into a distinctive entity

Example: our plans began to take shape

Definition (verb): give shape or form to

Example: shape the dough

Definition (verb): give shape or form to

Example: form the young child’s character

Definition (verb): make something, usually for a specific function

Example: She molded the rice balls carefully

Definition (verb): make something, usually for a specific function

Example: Form cylinders from the dough

Definition (verb): make something, usually for a specific function

Example: shape a figure

Definition (verb): make something, usually for a specific function

Example: Work the metal into a sword

Definition (verb): establish or impress firmly in the mind

Example: We imprint our ideas onto our children

Definition (verb): assume a form or shape

Example: the water formed little beads

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