formnoun (plural forms)
basic structure: the nature, structure, or essence of a thing, considered apart from its content, colour, texture, or composition
2.manifestation: the particular way that something is or appears to be bonuses in the form of extra days off or cash payments
3.variety of something: a type or kind of something that has various different types or kinds Friction is a form of energy.
4.shape of something: the shape or appearance of a thing that makes it identifiable a constellation in the form of a diamond
5.indistinct shape: a shape like a person or other living thing that cannot be clearly made out a shadowy form in the distance
6.document: a document, usually with blank spaces for answers or information to be supplied fill out the form
7.condition of somebody or something: the condition of an organization, team, performer, athlete, or animal, with regard to fitness, health, and ability to perform well a violinist at the top of her form
8.SPORTS track record: the previous record of a horse, athlete, or team
9.ARTS outline structure: the structure, design, or arrangement of a work of art or piece of writing, as opposed to its content
10.ARTS mode of expression: a fixed mode of literary or musical expression a strict adherence to sonata form
11.mould or frame: a mould, frame, or model within which or around which something can be shaped concrete forms
12.EDUCATION school class: a class or year in a school, especially in Britain until the 1990s, when forms were replaced by years
13.behaviour: behaviour or manners with reference to propriety Its considered bad form to cheat at games.
14.formula: a fixed set of words or procedures, for example in a religious ceremony or a legal document
15.CLOTHES human shape: a model of a human body or torso, used for fitting or displaying clothes
16.FURNITURE bench: a long low wooden seat or bench with no back rest
17.US PRINTING See forme
18.ZOOLOGY hares lair: the lair or nest in which a hare lives
19.LINGUISTICS word in relation to its root: a word considered in relation to its root or the word it is derived from
20.LINGUISTICS look or sound of word: the way a word is written or how it sounds, as opposed to its meaning
21.BIOLOGY subdivision of variety: a subdivision of a classification of organisms, usually indicating a minor difference among members, for example in colour
22.criminal record: recorded past criminal activity (slang)
verb(3rd person present singular forms, present participle forming, past formed, past participle formed)
intransitive and transitive verb give shape to something: to give a shape or arrangement to something, or take shape A circle of onlookers formed around the injured man.
2.intransitive and transitive verb start to exist: to cause something to develop or exist, or begin to develop or exist, especially as part of a natural process Crystals began to form at the bottom of the jar.
3.transitive verb make: to make or construct something, often by arranging or combining component parts The plural is formed by adding an s.
4.transitive verb conceive of: to develop an opinion, impression, or idea in the mind not enough information to form an opinion
5.transitive verb cause to develop: to influence somebody strongly through teaching, discipline, or example, and cause a particular personal development an early life in the country that formed his quiet nature
6.transitive verb create: to acquire or establish and develop something intangible, such as a habit or relationship considered forming an alliance
7.transitive verb serve as: to constitute or be a basic element or characteristic of something a mountain range forming a natural boundary between the two countries
8.transitive verb set up: to establish something, for example a structure form a fan club