HyperDic: form

English > 23 senses of the word form:
VERBsocialform, organize, organisecreate (as an entity)
stativeform, constitute, maketo compose or represent
stativeform, take form, take shape, springdevelop into a distinctive / distinctive entity
changeform, shapegive shape or form to
creationform, shape, work, mold, mould, forgemake something, usually for a specific function
socialform, imprintestablish or impress firmly in the mind
changeformassume a form or shape
NOUNcommunicationform, word form, signifier, descriptorthe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
cognitionform, kind, sort, varietya category of things distinguished by some common characteristic / characteristic or quality
cognitionform, shape, patterna perceptual structure
attributeform, shape, configuration, contour, conformationany spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
bodyform, human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, fleshalternative names for the body of a human being
Topsform, shapethe spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
attributeform, shape, castthe visual appearance of something or someone
communicationforma printed document with spaces in which to write
groupform, variant, strain, var.(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
communicationforman arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
attributeforma particular mode in which something is manifested
stateform, phase(physical chemistry) a distinct / distinct / distinct state of matter in a system
groupform, class, grade, coursea body of students who are taught together
attributeforman ability to perform well
artifactform, mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakina life-size dummy used to display clothes
artifactforma mold for setting concrete
form > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rm
Rhymesbarnstorm ... windstorm: 29 rhymes with aorm...
English > form: 23 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something.
Example"the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
Synonymsword form, signifier, descriptor
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
NarrowerabbreviationA shortened form of a word or phrase
acronym, initialismA word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
citation form, main entry word, entry wordThe form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
etymon, rootA simple form inferred / inferred / inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
ghost wordA word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
plural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
singular, singular formThe form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
BroaderwordA unit of language that native speakers can identify
Spanishdescriptor, forma, significante
Catalandescriptor, forma, significant
English > form: 23 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA category of things distinguished by some common characteristic / characteristic or quality.
Example"sculpture is a form of art"
Synonymskind, sort, variety
NarrowerantitypeAn opposite or contrasting type
art form(architecture) a form of artistic expression / expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)
brand, makeA recognizable kind
color, colour(physics) the characteristic / characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction
descriptionsort or variety
flavor, flavour(physics) the six kinds of quarks
genreA kind of literary or artistic work
genusA general kind of something
like, ilkA kind of person
like, the like, the likes ofA similar kind
mannerA kind
modelA type of product
speciesA specific kind of something
stripeA kind or category
styleA particular kind (as to appearance)
typeA subdivision of a particular kind of thing
BroadercategoryA general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
Spanishclase, especie, forma, género, tipo
Catalanclasse, espècie, forma, mena, tipus
English > form: 23 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA perceptual structure.
Example"the composition presents problems for students of musical form"
Synonymsshape, pattern
Part ofpercept, perception, perceptual experienceThe representation of what is perceived
Narrowerfractal(mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry
gestaltA configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
gridA pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
kaleidoscopeA complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes
mosaicA pattern resembling a mosaic
strandA pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
BroaderstructureThe complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations
Spanishestructura, forma
Catalanestructura, forma
Verbsformgive shape or form to
English > form: 23 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningAny spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline).
Synonymsshape, configuration, contour, conformation
AttributescrookedHaving or marked by bends or angles
straightHaving no deviations
NarrowerangularityThe property possessed by a shape that has angles
concavity, concavenessThe property possessed by a concave shape
convexity, convexnessThe property possessed by a convex shape
crookednessHaving or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
curvature, curveThe property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
dullness, bluntnessWithout sharpness or clearness of edge or point
lobularityThe property of having lobules
narrowingAn instance of becoming narrow
roundnessThe property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular
sharpness, keennessthinness of edge or fineness of point
straightnessfreedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles
stratificationA layered configuration
topographyThe configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features
Broaderspatial property, spatialityAny property relating to or occupying space
Spanishconfiguración, conformación, contorno, forma
Catalanconfiguració, forma
English > form: 23 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningAlternative names for the body of a human being.
Synonymshuman body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, flesh
Part ofhomo, man, human being, humanAny living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Narroweradult bodyThe body of an adult human being
female bodyThe body of a female human being
juvenile bodyThe body of a young person
male bodyThe body of a male human being
personA human body (usually including the clothing)
Broaderbody, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
Spanishanatomía, carne, cuerpo humano, cuerpo, figura, físico, forma, soma
Catalananatomia, carn, cos humà, cos, cuerpo, figura, físic, forma, soma
English > form: 23 senses > noun 6, Tops
MeaningThe spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance.
Synonymshape
Narroweramorphous shapeAn ill-defined or arbitrary shape
angular shape, angularityA shape having one or more sharp angles
circleSomething approximating the shape of a circle
column, tower, pillarAnything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
connection, connexion, linkA connecting shape
distorted shape, distortionA shape resulting from distortion
figureA combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
flare, flairA shape that spreads outward
lineA length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
natural shapeA shape created by natural forces
plane, sheet(mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
plumeAnything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
round shapeA shape that is curved and without sharp angles
solidA three-dimensional shape
squareSomething approximating the shape of a square
triangleSomething approximating the shape of a triangle
BroaderattributeAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
Spanishforma
Catalanforma
English > form: 23 senses > noun 7, attribute
MeaningThe visual appearance of something or someone.
Synonymsshape, cast
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishapariencia, aspecto, facciones, fisonomía, forma
Catalanfaccions, fisonomia
English > form: 23 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA printed document with spaces in which to write.
Example"he filled out his tax form"
Partsspace, blank space, placeA blank area
Narrowerapplication formA form to use when making an application
claim formA form to use when filing a claim
order formA form to use when placing an order
questionnaireA form containing a set of questions
requisition, requisition formAn official form on which a request in made
tax formA form to use when paying your taxes
telegraph formA form to use when sending a telegram
Broaderdocument, written document, paperswriting that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
Spanishforma, formulario
Catalanformulari
English > form: 23 senses > noun 9, group
Meaning(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups.
Synonymsvariant, strain, var.
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Member ofspecies(biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
Broadertaxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxonanimal or plant group having natural relations
Spanishforma, variante, var.
Catalanvariant, var.
English > form: 23 senses > noun 10, communication
MeaningAn arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse.
Examples
  • "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"
  • "he first sketches the plot in outline form"
NarrowerversificationThe form or metrical composition of a poem
Broaderwriting style, literary genre, genreA style of expressing yourself in writing
Verbsformto compose or represent
English > form: 23 senses > noun 11, attribute
MeaningA particular mode in which something is manifested.
Example"his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
Broadermanner, mode, style, way, fashionHow something is done or how it happens
English > form: 23 senses > noun 12, state
Meaning(physical chemistry) a distinct / distinct / 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.
Synonymphase
Categoryphysical chemistryThe branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances
Narrowerdispersed phase, dispersed particles(of colloids) a substance in the colloidal state
dispersing phase, dispersion medium, dispersing medium(of colloids) a substance in which another is colloidally dispersed
Broaderstate of matter, state(chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids / liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)
Spanishfase
Catalanfase
English > form: 23 senses > noun 13, group
MeaningA body of students who are taught together.
Synonymsclass, grade, course
Narrowermaster classA class (especially in music) given to talented students by an expert
section, discussion sectionA small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately
Broadergathering, assemblageA group of persons together in one place
Spanishclase, curso
Catalanclasse, curs, grau
English > form: 23 senses > noun 14, attribute
MeaningAn ability to perform well.
Examples
  • "he was at the top of his form"
  • "the team was off form last night"
BroaderabilityThe quality of being able to perform
English > form: 23 senses > noun 15, artifact
MeaningA life-size dummy used to display clothes.
Synonymsmannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin
BroaderdummyA figure representing the human form
Spanishmaniquí
Catalanmaniquí
English > form: 23 senses > noun 16, artifact
MeaningA mold for setting concrete.
Example"they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
Broadermold, mould, castcontainer into which liquid / liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
Verbsformgive shape or form to
formmake something, usually for a specific function
English > form: 23 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcreate (as an entity).
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "social groups form everywhere"
  • "They formed a company"
Synonymsorganize, organise
Narrowerchoose upform sides, as for a game / game
draw upform or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers
regimentform (military personnel) into a regiment
reorganize, reorganise, regrouporganize anew, as after a setback
syndicateorganize into or form a syndicate
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanisharticular, constituir, coordinar, formar, organizar
Catalanarticular, constituir, coordinar, formar, organitzar
Nounsformationthe act of forming or establishing something
formationan arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
English > form: 23 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningTo compose or represent: "This wall forms the background of the stage setting".
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsconstitute, make
Narroweraddconstitute an addition
chelateform a chelate, in chemistry
Broaderconstitute, represent, make up, comprise, beform or compose
Spanishconfeccionar, constituir, crear, formar
Catalanconfeccionar, constituir, crear, formar
Nounsforman arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
English > form: 23 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningDevelop into a distinctive / distinctive entity.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymstake form, take shape, spring
NarrowerregenerateBe formed or shaped anew
BroaderbecomeCome into existence
Spanishconstituir, formarse, formar
Catalanconstituir, formar-se, formar
Nounsformationcreation by mental activity
English > form: 23 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningGive shape or form to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "form the young child's character"
Synonymshape
Narrowerblockshape into a block or blocks
blockshape by using a block
blowshape by blowing
crystallize, crystallise, crystalise, crystalizeCause to take on a definite and clear shape
cupform into the shape of a cup
deform, distort, strainAlter the shape of (something) by stress
dimensionshape or form to required dimensions
dishmake concave
drawflatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
encircle, circleform a circle around
fitmake fit
flattenmake flat or flatter
forkshape like a fork
individuateGive individual shape or form to
plumeform a plume
ridgeform into a ridge
rollshape by rolling
round, round out, round offmake round
scallop, scollopshape or cut in scallops
sliverform into slivers
square, square upmake square
strikeCause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
tabulateshape or cut with a flat surface
terracemake into terraces as for cultivation
tieform a knot or bow in
turnshape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel
twistform into twists
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishconfigurar, conformar, constituir, dar forma, forjar, formar
Catalanconstituir, donar forma, forjar, formar
Nounsforma mold for setting concrete
forma perceptual structure
formationthe act of fabricating something in a particular shape
formationa particular spatial arrangement
English > form: 23 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningmake something, usually for a specific function.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "Form cylinders from the dough"
Synonymsshape, work, mold, mould, forge
Narrowerbeatshape by beating
carveform by carving
cast, mold, mouldform by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
chipform by chipping
cut outform and create by cutting out
grindShape or form by grinding
handbuild, hand-build, coilmake without a potter's wheel
hillform into a hill
layermake or form a layer
machineTurn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
model, mold, mouldform in clay, wax, etc
moundform into a rounded elevation
preformform or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
preformform into a shape resembling the final / final, desired one
puddlesubject to puddling or form by puddling
reshape, remoldshape again or shape differently
roughcastshape roughly
sculpt, sculpturecreate by shaping stone / stone or wood or any other hard material
sinterCause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
stampform or cut out with a mold, form, or die
swage, upsetform metals with a swage
throwmake on a potter's wheel
Broadercreate from raw material, create from raw stuffmake from scratch
Similar towork, work on, processshape, form, or improve a material
Spanishconstituir, falsificar, forjar, formar, fraguar, modelar, moldear, plasmar
Catalanconstituir, donar forma, falsificar, forjar, formar, modelar
Nounsforma mold for setting concrete
formationthe act of fabricating something in a particular shape
formationthe act of forming or establishing something
formationa particular spatial arrangement
English > form: 23 senses > verb 6, social
MeaningEstablish or impress firmly in the mind.
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody
Synonymimprint
Broaderinfluence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
Spanishformar, grabar, pie de imprenta
Adjectivesformativeforming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning
English > form: 23 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningassume a form or shape.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the water formed little beads"
Narrowerbeadform into beads, as of water or sweat / sweat, for example
brecciateform into breccia
bunch, bundle, cluster, clumpGather or cause to gather into a cluster
conglobate, conglobeassume a globular shape
constellateform a constellation or cluster
culminateRise to, or form, a summit
flakeform into flakes
granulate, grainform into grains
headform a head or come or grow to a head
reticulatedivide so as to form a network
BroaderchangeUndergo a change

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