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EN[fɔːm] [fɔɹm] [-ɔː(ɹ)m]
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WForm
  • Form is the shape, visual appearance, constitution or configuration of an object. In a wider sense, the form is the way something is or happens.
  • Form may also refer to the following:
  • Form (document), a document (printed or electronic) with spaces in which to write or enter data
  • Form (education), a class, set or group of students
  • Form (exercise), a proper way of performing an exercise
  • Form (horse racing), a record of a racehorse's performance, or similarly for an athlete
  • Form (nest), a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass used by a hare

    Definition of form in English Dictionary

  • NounPLformsPREfor-SUF-form
    1. (heading, physical) To do with shape.
      1. Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
      2. I can see the old schoolroom yet: the broken-down desks and the worn-out forms with knots in that got stuck into your backside  [ …] .
    2. (social) To do with structure or procedure.
      1. Those whom form of laws / Condemned to die.
      2. a republican form of government ‎
      3. a matter of mere form
      4. ladies of a high form
      5. It's fair to say she has form on this: she has criticised David Cameron's proposal to create all-women shortlists for prospective MPs, tried to ban women wearing high heels at work as the resulting pain made them take time off work, and tried to reduce the point at which an abortion can take place from 24 to 21 weeks.
      6. One other day after afternoon school, Mr. Percival came behind me and put his hand on me. "Let me see, what's your name? Which form are you in?  [ …] "
    3. A blank document or template to be filled in by the user.
      1. To apply for the position, complete the application form. ‎
    4. (grammar) A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages; the particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech.
      1. participial forms;  verb forms
    5. The den or home of a hare.
      1. (computing, programming) A window or dialogue box.
        1. (taxonomy) An infraspecific rank.
          1. (printing, dated) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.
            1. (geometry) A quantic.
              1. (sports, fitness) A specific way of performing a movement.
              2. VerbSGformsPRformingPT, PPformed
                1. VT To give shape or visible structure to (a thing or person).
                  1. When you kids form a straight line I'll hand out the lollies. ‎
                2. VI To take shape.
                  1. When icicles start to form on the eaves you know the roads will be icy. ‎
                3. VT (linguistics) To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.
                  1. By adding "-ness", you can form a noun from an adjective. ‎
                4. VT To constitute, to compose, to make up.
                  1. Teenagers form the bulk of extreme traffic offenders. ‎
                5. To mould or model by instruction or discipline.
                  1. Singing in a choir helps to form a child's sociality. ‎
                6. To provide (a hare) with a form.
                  1. (electrical, historical) VT To treat (plates) to prepare them for introduction into a storage battery, causing one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and the other of lead peroxide. This was formerly done by repeated slow alternations of the charging current, but later the plates or grids were coated or filled, one with a paste of red lead and the other with litharge, introduced into the cell, and formed by a direct charging current.
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • Note how the zygophores are tightly appressed parallel to each other while fusing to form the progametangia.
                      • But the next day, Mr. Dey saw a second gigantic figure, the three-legged, swastikalike form with curlicue tips, about 300 feet in diameter.
                      • The more the backstay is tightened, the less the headstay will sag off to leeward, forming a rigid and more efficient arc along the luff of the genoa while beating to weather.
                    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • Common in English, where in some putative compounds, such as autocrat or technocrat, both members would be combining forms.
                      • Modern US culture has superseded the native forms.
                      • She is consistently but not deformingly alert to irony, to satire, to humor in its high and low forms.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Intransitive verbs
                          • Transitive verbs
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                        Grammatically, this word "form" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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