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form

 
Noun form has 16 senses
  1. form, word form, signifier, descriptor - 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"
    --1 is a kind of word
    --1 has particulars:
     plural, plural form; singular, singular form; ghost word; root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical; etymon, root; citation form, main entry word, entry word; abbreviation; acronym
  2. kind, sort, form, variety - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
    --2 is a kind of category
    --2 has particulars:
     description; type; antitype; art form; style; flavor, flavour; color, colour; species; genus; brand, make; genre; ilk; manner; model; stripe; the like, the likes of
  3. form, shape, pattern - 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"
    --3 is a kind of structure
    --3 is a part of percept, perception, perceptual experience
    --3 has particulars: fractal; gestalt; mosaic; strand
    Derived form: verb form4
  4. shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
    --4 is a kind of spatial property, spatiality
    --4 has particulars:
     sharpness, keenness; dullness, dulness, bluntness; topography; lobularity; concavity, concaveness; convexity, convexness; angularity; narrowing; curvature, curve; roundness; straightness; crookedness; stratification
  5. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
    --5 is a kind of body, organic structure, physical structure
    --5 is a part of
     person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul; homo, man, human being, human
    --5 has particulars:
     person; juvenile body; adult body; male body; female body
  6. shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
    --6 is a kind of attribute
    --6 has particulars:
     solid; plane, sheet; natural shape; flare, flair; figure; line; angular shape, angularity; round shape; distorted shape, distortion; amorphous shape; connection, connexion, link; circle; square; triangle; column, tower, pillar
  7. form, shape, cast - the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
    --7 is a kind of appearance, visual aspect
  8. phase, form - (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; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
    --8 is a kind of state of matter, state
    --8 has particulars:
     dispersed phase, dispersed particles; dispersing phase, dispersion medium, dispersing medium
  9. form - a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"
    --9 is a kind of
    document, written document, papers
    --9 has parts: space, blank space, place
    --9 has particulars:
     application form; claim form; order form; questionnaire; requisition, requisition form; tax form; telegraph form
  10. form, variant, strain, var. - (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
    --10 is a kind of taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon
    --10 is a member of species
  11. form - an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form"
    --11 is a kind of
    writing style, literary genre, genre
    --11 has particulars: versification
    Derived form: verb form1
  12. form - a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
    --12 is a kind of
    manner, mode, style, way, fashion
  13. class, form, grade - a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
    --13 is a kind of gathering, assemblage
    --13 has particulars:
     sixth form; biology class; chemistry class; English class; first grade; master class; physics class; Sunday school class
  14. form - an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
    --14 is a kind of
    ability
  15. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, form - a life-size dummy used to display clothes
    --15 is a kind of dummy
  16. form - a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
    --16 is a kind of
    mold, mould, cast
    Derived forms: verb form7, verb form5, verb form4
Verb form has 7 senses
  1. form, constitute, make - to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
    --1 is one way to constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be
    Derived form: noun form11
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. form, organize, organise - create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
    --2 is one way to make, create
    Derived forms: noun formation1, noun formation4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. form, take form, take shape, spring - develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
    --3 is one way to become
    Derived form: noun formation7
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. shape, form - give a shape or form to; "shape the dough"
    --4 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun form16, noun form3, noun formation2, noun formation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
    --5 is one way to create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Derived forms: noun form16, noun formation2, noun formation4, noun formation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  6. imprint, form - establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
    --6 is one way to influence, act upon, work
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something on somebody
  7. form - give shape to; "form the clay into a head"
    --7 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: deform
    Derived forms: noun form16, noun formation2, noun formation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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