- The phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something.
- usage: "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
- A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.
- usage: "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there"
- A perceptual structure.
- usage: "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
- Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline. )
- usage: "he could barely make out their shapes"
- Alternative names for the body of a human being.
- usage: "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
- The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance.
- usage: "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
- synonyms: shape
- The visual appearance of something or someone.
- usage: "the delicate cast of his features"
- A printed document with spaces in which to write.
- usage: "he filled out his tax form"
- Biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups. (
- usage: "a new strain of microorganisms"
- An arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse.
- usage: "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form"
- A particular mode in which something is manifested.
- usage: "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
- 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)
- usage: "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
- synonyms: phase
- A body of students who are taught together.
- usage: "early morning classes are always sleepy"
- An ability to perform well.
- usage: "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
- A life-size dummy used to display clothes.
- A mold for setting concrete.
- usage: "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
- Create (as an entity. )
- usage: "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
- (v.) ()
- Develop into a distinctive entity.
- usage: "our plans began to take shape"
- Give shape or form to.
- usage: "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
- synonyms: shape
- Make something, usually for a specific function.
- usage: "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
- Establish or impress firmly in the mind.
- usage: "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
- synonyms: imprint
- Assume a form or shape.
- usage: "the water formed little beads"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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