Share This

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
form (noun)
1.
a) the shape and structure of something as distinguished from its material
b) a body (as of a person) especially in its external appearance or as distinguished from the face - figure
c) archaic - beauty
2.
the essential nature of a thing as distinguished from its matter as
a) - idea
b) the component of a thing that determines its kind
3.
a) established method of expression or proceeding procedure according to rule or rote , also a standard or expectation based on past experience - precedent true to form, the champions won again
b) a prescribed and set order of words - formula the form of the marriage service
4.
a printed or typed document with blank spaces for insertion of required or requested information - tax forms
5.
a) (1) conduct regulated by extraneous controls (as of custom or etiquette) - ceremony
(2) show without substance
b) manner or conduct as tested by a prescribed or accepted standard - rudeness is simply bad form
c) manner or style of performing or accomplishing according to recognized standards of technique - a strong swimmer but weak on form
6.
a) the resting place or nest of a hare
b) a long seat - bench
7.
a) a supporting frame model of the human figure or part (as the torso) of the human figure usually used for displaying apparel
b) a proportioned and often adjustable model for fitting clothes
c) a mold in which concrete is placed to set
8.
the printing type or other matter arranged and secured in a chase ready for printing
9.
a) one of the different modes of existence, action, or manifestation of a particular thing or substance - kind one form of respiratory disorder a form of art
b) a distinguishable group of organisms
c) - linguistic form
d) one of the different aspects a word may take as a result of inflection or change of spelling or pronunciation - verbal forms
e) a mathematical expression of a particular type - a bilinear form a polynomial form
10.
a) (1) orderly method of arrangement (as in the presentation of ideas) manner of coordinating elements (as of an artistic production or course of reasoning)
(2) a particular kind or instance of such arrangement - the sonnet is a poetical form
b) - pattern schema arguments of the same logical form
c) the structural element, plan, or design of a work of art - compare content 2c
d) a visible and measurable unit defined by a contour a bounded surface or volume
11.
a grade in a British school or in some American private schools
12.
a) (1) the past performance of a race horse
(2) - racing form
b) known ability to perform - a singer at the top of her form
c) condition suitable for performing (as in athletic competition) - back on form
form (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to give a particular shape to shape or mold into a certain state or after a particular model - form the dough into a ball a state formed along republican lines
b) to arrange themselves in - the dancers formed a line
c) to model by instruction and discipline - a mind formed by classical education
2.
to give form or shape to - fashion construct
3.
to serve to make up or constitute be an essential or basic element of
4.
- develop acquire form a habit
5.
to arrange in order - draw up
6.
a) to assume an inflection so as to produce (as a tense) - forms the past in -ed
intransitive verb
b) to combine to make (a compound word)
1.
to become or shaped - formed
2.
to take form come into existence - arise
3.
to take on a definite form, shape, or arrangement
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
form (noun)
1.
the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance
SYNONIMS:
cast, configuration, conformation, fashion, figure, geometry, shape
RELATED WORDS:
contour, outline, profile, silhouette; frame, framework, shell, skeleton; arrangement, design, format, layout, makeup, organization, pattern, plan, setup
NEAR ANTONYMS:
composition, material, matter, raw material, stuff, substance
form (noun)
2.
a piece of paper with information written or to be written on it
SYNONIMS:
blank, document, paper
RELATED WORDS:
instrument, writ; filing; sheet
form (noun)
3.
personal conduct or behavior as evaluated by an accepted standard of appropriateness for a social or professional setting
SYNONIMS:
etiquette, form, mores, proprieties
RELATED WORDS:
amenities, civilities, pleasantries; bearing, demeanor, deportment, mien; courtesy, decorum, mannerliness, politeness; formalities, protocol, rules; air, attitude, carriage, poise, polish, pose, posture, presence; custom, habit, pattern, practice ( practise), trick, way, wont; convention, fashion, mode, style
form (noun)
4.
a state of being or fitness
SYNONIMS:
estate, fettle, form, health, keeping, kilter, nick, order, repair, shape, trim
RELATED WORDS:
practice ( practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standing
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disorder, disrepair
form (noun)
5.
a three-dimensional representation of the human body used especially for displaying clothes
SYNONIMS:
dummy, figure, form, manikin ( mannikin)
RELATED WORDS:
doll
form (noun)
6.
an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules
SYNONIMS:
ceremonial, ceremony, form, formality, observance, ritual, solemnity
RELATED WORDS:
amenities, civility, decorum, etiquette, graces, proprieties; protocol; convention, custom, habit, manners, mores, practice ( practise), standard, tradition, way; celebration, service
form (noun)
7.
socially acceptable behavior
SYNONIMS:
decorum, form, propriety
RELATED WORDS:
etiquette; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentilesse, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, politeness, politesse; dignity, grace, refinement; discretion, prudence; appropriateness, correctitude, correctness, decorousness, fitness, rightness, seemliness; attention, attentiveness, care, carefulness; character, goodness, high-mindedness, honesty, honor, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, straightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
coarseness, crudeness, gracelessness; discourtesy, impoliteness, incivility, vulgarity; imprudence, indiscretion; badness, evil, immorality, wickedness; debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, perversion; crookedness, dishonesty, underhandedness, unscrupulousness
impropriety, indecency, indecorum
form (noun)
8.
the means or procedure for doing something
SYNONIMS:
approach, fashion, form, how, manner, methodology, recipe, strategy, style, system, tack, tactics, technique, way
RELATED WORDS:
mode, modus operandi; blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, intrigue, layout, line, model, plan, plot, program, route, scheme; expedient, move, shift, step; practice ( practise), process, routine; policy
form (noun)
9.
the type of body that a person has
SYNONIMS:
build, constitution, figure, form, frame, habit, shape
RELATED WORDS:
anatomy, structure
form (noun)
10.
the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged
SYNONIMS:
arrangement, configuration, constellation, design, form, format, getup, layout, makeup, ordonnance, pattern
RELATED WORDS:
motif, theme
form (verb)
1.
to take on a definite form
SYNONIMS:
crystallize ( crystalize), jell, shape (up), solidify
RELATED WORDS:
associate, coalesce, cohere, fuse; combine, conjoin, conjugate, connect, couple, join, link (up), unify, unite
NEAR ANTONYMS:
break down, decay, decompose, disintegrate
form (verb)
2.
to be all the substance of
SYNONIMS:
compose, comprise, form, make up
RELATED WORDS:
embody, epitomize, incarnate, incorporate, integrate, materialize, personify, substantiate; complement, complete, supplement; fill (out), flesh (out)
form (verb)
3.
to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials
SYNONIMS:
fabricate, fashion, form, frame, manufacture, produce
RELATED WORDS:
assemble, build, construct, erect, make up, put up, raise, rear, set up, structure, throw up; craft, handcraft; hew; forge, mold, shape; cobble (together up), knock out, patch (together), throw up; prefabricate; create, invent, mint, originate; establish, father, institute, organize; concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); conceive, envisage, picture, visualize; refashion, remake, remanufacture
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disassemble, dismantle, take apart; break up, dismember; abolish, annihilate, demolish, destroy, devastate, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, flatten, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode
form (verb)
4.
to come into existence
SYNONIMS:
actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, form, materialize, originate, set in, spring, start
RELATED WORDS:
be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, survive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perish
cease, end, stop
form (verb)
5.
to come to have gradually
SYNONIMS:
acquire, cultivate, form
RELATED WORDS:
absorb, adopt, embrace, take in, take on; gain, get, obtain; achieve, attain, reach; foster, nourish, nurture, promote
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abandon, desert, forsake; cast, discard, ditch, dump, fling (off away), jettison, junk, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough ( sluff), throw away, throw out, unload
lose
« Back to Dictionary

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This