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      n  
1    the shape or configuration of something as distinct from its colour, texture, etc.  
2    the particular mode, appearance, etc., in which a thing or person manifests itself  
water in the form of ice, in the form of a bat     
3    a type or kind  
imprisonment is a form of punishment     
4   
a    a printed document, esp. one with spaces in which to insert facts or answers  
an application form     
b    (as modifier)  
a form letter     
5    physical or mental condition, esp. good condition, with reference to ability to perform  
off form     
6    the previous record of a horse, athlete, etc., esp. with regard to fitness  
7      (Brit)  
slang   a criminal record  
8    style, arrangement, or design in the arts, as opposed to content  
9    a fixed mode of artistic expression or representation in literary, musical, or other artistic works  
sonata form, sonnet form     
10    a mould, frame, etc., that gives shape to something  
11    organized structure or order, as in an artistic work  
12      (Education)     (chiefly Brit)   a group of children who are taught together; class  
13    manner, method, or style of doing something, esp. with regard to recognized standards  
14    behaviour or procedure, esp. as governed by custom or etiquette  
good form     
15    formality or ceremony  
16    a prescribed set or order of words, terms, etc., as in a religious ceremony or legal document  
17      (Philosophy)  
a    the structure of anything as opposed to its constitution or content  
b    essence as opposed to matter  
c    often cap   (in the philosophy of Plato) the ideal universal that exists independently of the particulars which fall under it  
   See also       Form  
d    (in the philosophy of Aristotle) the constitution of matter to form a substance; by virtue of this its nature can be understood  
18       See       logical form  
19      (Brit)   a bench, esp. one that is long, low, and backless  
20    the nest or hollow in which a hare lives  
21    a group of organisms within a species that differ from similar groups by trivial differences, as of colour  
22      (Linguistics)  
a    the phonological or orthographic shape or appearance of a linguistic element, such as a word  
b    a linguistic element considered from the point of view of its shape or sound rather than, for example, its meaning  
23      (Crystallog)      See       crystal form  
24      (Taxonomy)   a group distinguished from other groups by a single characteristic: ranked below a variety  
      vb  
25    to give shape or form to or to take shape or form, esp. a specified or particular shape  
26    to come or bring into existence  
a scum formed on the surface     
27    to make, produce, or construct or be made, produced, or constructed  
28    to construct or develop in the mind  
to form an opinion     
29    tr   to train, develop, or mould by instruction, discipline, or example  
30    tr   to acquire, contract, or develop  
to form a habit     
31    tr   to be an element of, serve as, or constitute  
this plank will form a bridge     
32    tr   to draw up; organize  
to form a club     
     (C13: from Old French forme, from Latin forma shape, model)  
  formable      adj  


art form  
      n  
1    a conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the symphony or the sonnet  
2    a genre or activity viewed or treated as an art form  
binary form  
      n     (Music)   a structure consisting of two sections, each being played twice  
by-form  
      n   a subsidiary or variant form  
clipped form  
      n   a shortened form of a word, as for example doc for doctor  
combining form  
      n   a linguistic element that occurs only as part of a compound word, such as anthropo- in anthropology  
crystal form  
      n     (Crystallog)   a symmetrical set of planes in space, associated with a crystal, having the same symmetry as the crystal class  
   Compare       crystal habit  
dress form  
      n   an adjustable dummy used in dressmaking that can be made to conform to a person's figure  
Form  
      n   (in the philosophy of Plato) an ideal archetype existing independently of those individuals which fall under it, supposedly explaining their common properties and serving as the only objects of true knowledge as opposed to the mere opinion obtainable of matters of fact,   (Also called)    Idea  
-form  
      adj combining form   having the shape or form of or resembling  
cruciform, vermiform     
     (from New Latin -formis, from Latin, from forma form)  
form class  
      n  
1       another term for       part of speech  
2    a group of words distinguished by common inflections, such as the weak verbs of English  
form criticism  
      n   literary criticism concerned esp. with analysing the Bible in terms of the literary forms used, such as proverbs, songs, or stories, and relating them to their historical forms and background  
  form critic      n  
  form critical      adj  
form drag  
      n   the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It can be reduced by streamlining  
form genus  
      n   a group of species (form species) that have similar structural characteristics but are not closely related  
form letter  
      n   a single copy of a letter that has been mechanically reproduced in large numbers for circulation  
free form     (Arts)  
      n  
1    an irregular flowing shape, often used in industrial or fabric design  
      adj  
  free-form  
2    freely flowing, spontaneous  
keto form  
      n   the form of tautomeric compounds when they are ketones rather than enols  
   See       keto-enol tautomerism  
life form  
      n  
1      (Biology)   the characteristic overall form and structure of a mature organism on the basis of which it can be classified  
2    any living creature  
3    (in science fiction) an alien  
logical form  
      n   the syntactic structure that may be shared by different expressions as abstracted from their content and articulated by the logical constants of a particular logical system, esp. the structure of an argument by virtue of which it can be shown to be formally valid. Thus John is tall and thin, so John is tall has the same logical form as London is large and dirty, so London is large, namely P & Q, so P  
pro-form  
      n   a word having grammatical function but assuming the meaning of an antecedent word or phrase for which it substitutes  
the word ``does'' is a pro-form for ``understands Greek'' in ``I can't understand Greek but he does.''     
re-form  
      vb   to form anew  
  re-formation      n  
sixth form  
      n   (in England and Wales) the most senior class in a secondary school to which pupils, usually above the legal leaving age, may proceed to take A levels, retake GCSEs, etc.  
  sixth-former      n  
sixth-form college  
      n   (in England and Wales) a college offering A-level and other courses to pupils over sixteen from local schools, esp. from those that do not have sixth forms  
sonata form  
      n   a musical structure consisting of an expanded ternary form whose three sections (exposition, development, and recapitulation), followed by a coda, are characteristic of the first movement in a sonata, symphony, string quartet, concerto, etc.  
song form  
      n      another name for       ternary form  
ternary form  
      n   a musical structure consisting of two contrasting sections followed by a repetition of the first; the form aba,   (Also called)    song form  
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Form  
      n   (in the philosophy of Plato) an ideal archetype existing independently of those individuals which fall under it, supposedly explaining their common properties and serving as the only objects of true knowledge as opposed to the mere opinion obtainable of matters of fact,   (Also called)    Idea  


art form  
      n  
1    a conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the symphony or the sonnet  
2    a genre or activity viewed or treated as an art form  
binary form  
      n     (Music)   a structure consisting of two sections, each being played twice  
by-form  
      n   a subsidiary or variant form  
clipped form  
      n   a shortened form of a word, as for example doc for doctor  
combining form  
      n   a linguistic element that occurs only as part of a compound word, such as anthropo- in anthropology  
crystal form  
      n     (Crystallog)   a symmetrical set of planes in space, associated with a crystal, having the same symmetry as the crystal class  
   Compare       crystal habit  
dress form  
      n   an adjustable dummy used in dressmaking that can be made to conform to a person's figure  
form  
      n  
1    the shape or configuration of something as distinct from its colour, texture, etc.  
2    the particular mode, appearance, etc., in which a thing or person manifests itself  
water in the form of ice, in the form of a bat     
3    a type or kind  
imprisonment is a form of punishment     
4   
a    a printed document, esp. one with spaces in which to insert facts or answers  
an application form     
b    (as modifier)  
a form letter     
5    physical or mental condition, esp. good condition, with reference to ability to perform  
off form     
6    the previous record of a horse, athlete, etc., esp. with regard to fitness  
7      (Brit)  
slang   a criminal record  
8    style, arrangement, or design in the arts, as opposed to content  
9    a fixed mode of artistic expression or representation in literary, musical, or other artistic works  
sonata form, sonnet form     
10    a mould, frame, etc., that gives shape to something  
11    organized structure or order, as in an artistic work  
12      (Education)     (chiefly Brit)   a group of children who are taught together; class  
13    manner, method, or style of doing something, esp. with regard to recognized standards  
14    behaviour or procedure, esp. as governed by custom or etiquette  
good form     
15    formality or ceremony  
16    a prescribed set or order of words, terms, etc., as in a religious ceremony or legal document  
17      (Philosophy)  
a    the structure of anything as opposed to its constitution or content  
b    essence as opposed to matter  
c    often cap   (in the philosophy of Plato) the ideal universal that exists independently of the particulars which fall under it  
   See also       Form  
d    (in the philosophy of Aristotle) the constitution of matter to form a substance; by virtue of this its nature can be understood  
18       See       logical form  
19      (Brit)   a bench, esp. one that is long, low, and backless  
20    the nest or hollow in which a hare lives  
21    a group of organisms within a species that differ from similar groups by trivial differences, as of colour  
22      (Linguistics)  
a    the phonological or orthographic shape or appearance of a linguistic element, such as a word  
b    a linguistic element considered from the point of view of its shape or sound rather than, for example, its meaning  
23      (Crystallog)      See       crystal form  
24      (Taxonomy)   a group distinguished from other groups by a single characteristic: ranked below a variety  
      vb  
25    to give shape or form to or to take shape or form, esp. a specified or particular shape  
26    to come or bring into existence  
a scum formed on the surface     
27    to make, produce, or construct or be made, produced, or constructed  
28    to construct or develop in the mind  
to form an opinion     
29    tr   to train, develop, or mould by instruction, discipline, or example  
30    tr   to acquire, contract, or develop  
to form a habit     
31    tr   to be an element of, serve as, or constitute  
this plank will form a bridge     
32    tr   to draw up; organize  
to form a club     
     (C13: from Old French forme, from Latin forma shape, model)  
  formable      adj  
-form  
      adj combining form   having the shape or form of or resembling  
cruciform, vermiform     
     (from New Latin -formis, from Latin, from forma form)  
form class  
      n  
1       another term for       part of speech  
2    a group of words distinguished by common inflections, such as the weak verbs of English  
form criticism  
      n   literary criticism concerned esp. with analysing the Bible in terms of the literary forms used, such as proverbs, songs, or stories, and relating them to their historical forms and background  
  form critic      n  
  form critical      adj  
form drag  
      n   the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It can be reduced by streamlining  
form genus  
      n   a group of species (form species) that have similar structural characteristics but are not closely related  
form letter  
      n   a single copy of a letter that has been mechanically reproduced in large numbers for circulation  
free form     (Arts)  
      n  
1    an irregular flowing shape, often used in industrial or fabric design  
      adj  
  free-form  
2    freely flowing, spontaneous  
keto form  
      n   the form of tautomeric compounds when they are ketones rather than enols  
   See       keto-enol tautomerism  
life form  
      n  
1      (Biology)   the characteristic overall form and structure of a mature organism on the basis of which it can be classified  
2    any living creature  
3    (in science fiction) an alien  
logical form  
      n   the syntactic structure that may be shared by different expressions as abstracted from their content and articulated by the logical constants of a particular logical system, esp. the structure of an argument by virtue of which it can be shown to be formally valid. Thus John is tall and thin, so John is tall has the same logical form as London is large and dirty, so London is large, namely P & Q, so P  
pro-form  
      n   a word having grammatical function but assuming the meaning of an antecedent word or phrase for which it substitutes  
the word ``does'' is a pro-form for ``understands Greek'' in ``I can't understand Greek but he does.''     
re-form  
      vb   to form anew  
  re-formation      n  
sixth form  
      n   (in England and Wales) the most senior class in a secondary school to which pupils, usually above the legal leaving age, may proceed to take A levels, retake GCSEs, etc.  
  sixth-former      n  
sixth-form college  
      n   (in England and Wales) a college offering A-level and other courses to pupils over sixteen from local schools, esp. from those that do not have sixth forms  
sonata form  
      n   a musical structure consisting of an expanded ternary form whose three sections (exposition, development, and recapitulation), followed by a coda, are characteristic of the first movement in a sonata, symphony, string quartet, concerto, etc.  
song form  
      n      another name for       ternary form  
ternary form  
      n   a musical structure consisting of two contrasting sections followed by a repetition of the first; the form aba,   (Also called)    song form  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins
forme   ,   (U.S.)   form         
      n     (Printing)   type matter, blocks, etc., assembled in a chase and ready for printing  
     (C15: from French: form)  


art form  
      n  
1    a conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the symphony or the sonnet  
2    a genre or activity viewed or treated as an art form  
binary form  
      n     (Music)   a structure consisting of two sections, each being played twice  
by-form  
      n   a subsidiary or variant form  
clipped form  
      n   a shortened form of a word, as for example doc for doctor  
combining form  
      n   a linguistic element that occurs only as part of a compound word, such as anthropo- in anthropology  
crystal form  
      n     (Crystallog)   a symmetrical set of planes in space, associated with a crystal, having the same symmetry as the crystal class  
   Compare       crystal habit  
dress form  
      n   an adjustable dummy used in dressmaking that can be made to conform to a person's figure  
form         
      n  
1    the shape or configuration of something as distinct from its colour, texture, etc.  
2    the particular mode, appearance, etc., in which a thing or person manifests itself  
water in the form of ice, in the form of a bat     
3    a type or kind  
imprisonment is a form of punishment     
4   
a    a printed document, esp. one with spaces in which to insert facts or answers  
an application form     
b    (as modifier)  
a form letter     
5    physical or mental condition, esp. good condition, with reference to ability to perform  
off form     
6    the previous record of a horse, athlete, etc., esp. with regard to fitness  
7      (Brit)  
slang   a criminal record  
8    style, arrangement, or design in the arts, as opposed to content  
9    a fixed mode of artistic expression or representation in literary, musical, or other artistic works  
sonata form, sonnet form     
10    a mould, frame, etc., that gives shape to something  
11    organized structure or order, as in an artistic work  
12      (Education)     (chiefly Brit)   a group of children who are taught together; class  
13    manner, method, or style of doing something, esp. with regard to recognized standards  
14    behaviour or procedure, esp. as governed by custom or etiquette  
good form     
15    formality or ceremony  
16    a prescribed set or order of words, terms, etc., as in a religious ceremony or legal document  
17      (Philosophy)  
a    the structure of anything as opposed to its constitution or content  
b    essence as opposed to matter  
c    often cap   (in the philosophy of Plato) the ideal universal that exists independently of the particulars which fall under it  
   See also       Form  
d    (in the philosophy of Aristotle) the constitution of matter to form a substance; by virtue of this its nature can be understood  
18       See       logical form  
19      (Brit)   a bench, esp. one that is long, low, and backless  
20    the nest or hollow in which a hare lives  
21    a group of organisms within a species that differ from similar groups by trivial differences, as of colour  
22      (Linguistics)  
a    the phonological or orthographic shape or appearance of a linguistic element, such as a word  
b    a linguistic element considered from the point of view of its shape or sound rather than, for example, its meaning  
23      (Crystallog)      See       crystal form  
24      (Taxonomy)   a group distinguished from other groups by a single characteristic: ranked below a variety  
      vb  
25    to give shape or form to or to take shape or form, esp. a specified or particular shape  
26    to come or bring into existence  
a scum formed on the surface     
27    to make, produce, or construct or be made, produced, or constructed  
28    to construct or develop in the mind  
to form an opinion     
29    tr   to train, develop, or mould by instruction, discipline, or example  
30    tr   to acquire, contract, or develop  
to form a habit     
31    tr   to be an element of, serve as, or constitute  
this plank will form a bridge     
32    tr   to draw up; organize  
to form a club     
     (C13: from Old French forme, from Latin forma shape, model)  
  formable      adj  
Form  
      n   (in the philosophy of Plato) an ideal archetype existing independently of those individuals which fall under it, supposedly explaining their common properties and serving as the only objects of true knowledge as opposed to the mere opinion obtainable of matters of fact,   (Also called)    Idea  
-form  
      adj combining form          having the shape or form of or resembling  
cruciform, vermiform     
     (from New Latin -formis, from Latin, from forma form)  
form class  
      n  
1       another term for       part of speech  
2    a group of words distinguished by common inflections, such as the weak verbs of English  
form criticism  
      n   literary criticism concerned esp. with analysing the Bible in terms of the literary forms used, such as proverbs, songs, or stories, and relating them to their historical forms and background  
  form critic      n  
  form critical      adj  
form drag  
      n   the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It can be reduced by streamlining  
form genus  
      n   a group of species (form species) that have similar structural characteristics but are not closely related  
form letter  
      n   a single copy of a letter that has been mechanically reproduced in large numbers for circulation  
free form     (Arts)  
      n  
1    an irregular flowing shape, often used in industrial or fabric design  
      adj  
  free-form  
2    freely flowing, spontaneous  
keto form  
      n   the form of tautomeric compounds when they are ketones rather than enols  
   See       keto-enol tautomerism  
life form  
      n  
1      (Biology)   the characteristic overall form and structure of a mature organism on the basis of which it can be classified  
2    any living creature  
3    (in science fiction) an alien  
logical form  
      n   the syntactic structure that may be shared by different expressions as abstracted from their content and articulated by the logical constants of a particular logical system, esp. the structure of an argument by virtue of which it can be shown to be formally valid. Thus John is tall and thin, so John is tall has the same logical form as London is large and dirty, so London is large, namely P & Q, so P  
pro-form  
      n   a word having grammatical function but assuming the meaning of an antecedent word or phrase for which it substitutes  
the word ``does'' is a pro-form for ``understands Greek'' in ``I can't understand Greek but he does.''     
re-form  
      vb   to form anew  
  re-formation      n  
sixth form  
      n   (in England and Wales) the most senior class in a secondary school to which pupils, usually above the legal leaving age, may proceed to take A levels, retake GCSEs, etc.  
  sixth-former      n  
sixth-form college  
      n   (in England and Wales) a college offering A-level and other courses to pupils over sixteen from local schools, esp. from those that do not have sixth forms  
sonata form  
      n   a musical structure consisting of an expanded ternary form whose three sections (exposition, development, and recapitulation), followed by a coda, are characteristic of the first movement in a sonata, symphony, string quartet, concerto, etc.  
song form  
      n      another name for       ternary form  
ternary form  
      n   a musical structure consisting of two contrasting sections followed by a repetition of the first; the form aba,   (Also called)    song form  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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form         

[

1]  

      vb  
1    assemble, bring about, build, concoct, construct, contrive, create, devise, establish, fabricate, fashion, forge, found, invent, make, manufacture, model, mould, produce, put together, set up, shape, stamp  
2    arrange, combine, design, dispose, draw up, frame, organize, pattern, plan, think up  
3    accumulate, appear, become visible, come into being, crystallize, grow, materialize, rise, settle, show up     (informal)   take shape  
4    acquire, contract, cultivate, develop, get into     (informal)   pick up  
5    compose, comprise, constitute, make, make up, serve as  
6    bring up, discipline, educate, instruct, rear, school, teach, train  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collins
form          [2]  
      n  
1    appearance, cast, configuration, construction, cut, fashion, formation, model, mould, pattern, shape, stamp, structure  
2    anatomy, being, body, build, figure, frame, outline, person, physique, shape, silhouette  
3    arrangement, character, description, design, guise, kind, manifestation, manner, method, mode, order, practice, semblance, sort, species, stamp, style, system, type, variety, way  
4    format, framework, harmony, order, orderliness, organization, plan, proportion, structure, symmetry  
5    condition, fettle, fitness, good condition, good spirits, health, shape, trim  
6    off form      below par, not in the pink     (informal)   not up to the mark, out of condition, stale, under the weather     (informal)   unfit  
7    behaviour, ceremony, conduct, convention, custom, done thing, etiquette, formality, manners, procedure, protocol, ritual, rule  
8    application, document, paper, sheet  
9    class, grade, rank  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
n.
the electronic contents generated by an electronic device or system in form of an electronic form or as a printed output (excluding the computer system files) are called e-documents
[Tech.];[Leg.] electronic contents
abbr. acron.
Waste to Energy; Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste
n.
a form of workout based on the usage of high heels
also called legwork
n.
a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
[Med.];[Slang] "vit" is slang for "pill"
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
adv.
shorter informal form for "totally" (used mostly by teenagers)
[Slang] e.g.: You're totes right!
n.
a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting that disease.
n.
prolegomena -an introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
a virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
[Tech.]
exp.
Digital footprint is a track left by user in form of data in process of transmission of information online
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