-form — synonyms, definition

1. -form (Noun)

35 synonyms
anatomy bod build cast chassis class configuration conformation contour course descriptor figure flesh frame grade human body kind manakin manikin mannequin • • •
16 definitions

-form (Noun) — A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality. ex. "sculpture is a form of art"

-form (Noun) — A perceptual structure. ex. "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"

-form (Noun) — Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline). ex. "he could barely make out their forms"

-form (Noun) — An alternative name for the body of a human being. ex. "Leonardo studied the form"

-form (Noun) — The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance. ex. "geometry is the mathematical science of form"

-form (Noun) — (linguistics) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something. ex. "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"

-form (Noun) — The visual appearance of something or someone. ex. "the delicate form of his features"

-form (Noun) — A printed document with spaces in which to write. ex. "he filled out his tax form"

-form (Noun) — (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups. ex. "a new form of microorganisms"

-form (Noun) — An arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse. ex. "the essay was in the form of a dialogue" ex. "he first sketches the plot in outline form"

-form (Noun) — A particular mode in which something is manifested. ex. "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"

-form (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. ex. "the reaction occurs in the liquid form of the system"

-form (Noun) — A body of students who are taught together. ex. "early morning forms are always sleepy"

-form (Noun) — An ability to perform well. ex. "he was at the top of his form" ex. "the team was off form last night"

-form (Noun) — A life-size dummy used to display clothes.

-form (Noun) — A mould for setting concrete. ex. "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"

34 types of
ability appearance assemblage attribute body cast category document dummy fashion gathering genre literary genre manner mode mold mould organic structure papers physical structure • • •
107 types
Gestalt Mosaic abbreviation acronym adult body amorphous shape angular shape angularity antitype application form art form base bluntness brand circle citation form claim form color colour column • • •
3 parts
blank space place space
14 parts of
homo human human being individual man mortal percept perception perceptual experience person somebody someone soul species
2 see also
crooked straight

2. -form (Verb)

12 synonyms
constitute forge imprint make mold mould organise organize spring take form take shape work
7 definitions

-form (Verb) — Create (as an entity). ex. "They formed a company" ex. "social groups form everywhere"

-form (Verb) — To compose or represent. ex. "This wall forms the background of the stage setting"

-form (Verb) — Develop into a distinctive entity. ex. "our plans began to form"

-form (Verb) — Give shape or form to. ex. "form the young child's character"

-form (Verb) — Make something, usually for a specific function. ex. "Form cylinders from the dough"

-form (Verb) — Establish or impress firmly in the mind. ex. "We form our ideas onto our children"

-form (Verb) — Assume a form or shape. ex. "the water formed little beads"

16 types of
act upon alter be become change comprise constitute create create from raw material create from raw stuff influence make make up modify represent work
94 types
add bead beat block blow brecciate bunch bunch up bundle carve cast chelate chip choose up circle clump cluster coil conglobate conglobe • • •