Meaning of FORM in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Anglo-French furme, ~e, from Latin ~a ~, beauty Date: 13th century 1. the shape and structure of something as distinguished from its material, a body (as of a person) especially in its external appearance or as distinguished from the face ; figure , beauty , the essential nature of a thing as distinguished from its matter: as, idea 1a, the component of a thing that determines its kind, 3. established method of expression or proceeding ; procedure according to rule or rote, a prescribed and set order of words ; ~ula , a printed or typed document with blank spaces for insertion of required or requested in~ation , 5. a. conduct regulated by extraneous controls (as of custom or etiquette) ; ceremony , show without substance, manner or conduct as tested by a prescribed or accepted standard , manner or style of per~ing or accomplishing according to recognized standards of technique , 6. the resting place or nest of a hare, a long seat ; bench , 7. a supporting frame model of the human figure or part (as the torso) of the human figure usually used for displaying apparel, a proportioned and often adjustable model for fitting clothes, a mold in which concrete is placed to set, the printing type or other matter arranged and secured in a chase ready for printing, 9. one of the different modes of existence, action, or manifestation of a particular thing or substance ; kind , a distinguishable group of organisms, linguistic ~ , one of the different aspects a word may take as a result of inflection or change of spelling or pronunciation , a mathematical expression of a particular type , 10. a. orderly method of arrangement (as in the presentation of ideas) ; manner of coordinating elements (as of an artistic production or course of reasoning), a particular kind or instance of such arrangement , pattern , schema , the structural element, plan, or design of a work of art, a visible and measurable unit defined by a contour ; a bounded surface or volume, a grade in a British school or in some American private schools, 12. a. the past per~ance of a race horse, racing ~ , known ability to per~ , condition suitable for per~ing (as in athletic competition) , II. verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to give a particular shape to ; shape or mold into a certain state or after a particular model , to arrange themselves in , to model by instruction and discipline , to give ~ or shape to ; fashion , construct , to serve to make up or constitute ; be an essential or basic element of, develop , acquire , to arrange in order ; draw up , 6. to assume an inflection so as to produce (as a tense) , to combine to make (a compound word), intransitive verb to become ~ed or shaped, to take ~ ; come into existence ; arise , to take on a definite ~, shape, or arrangement, ~ability noun ~able adjective

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