Form - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrm|  American pronunciation of the word form
Brit.  |ˈfɔːm|  British pronunciation of the word form


- the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something(syn: descriptor, signifier)
- a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality(syn: kind, sort, variety)
- a perceptual structure(syn: pattern, shape)
- any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline) (syn: configuration, conformation, contour, shape)
- alternative names for the body of a human being (syn: anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, frame, physique, shape, soma)
- the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance (syn: shape)
- the visual appearance of something or someone (syn: cast, shape)

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- create (as an entity)(syn: organise, organize)
- to compose or represent(syn: constitute, make)
- develop into a distinctive entity (syn: spring)
- give shape or form to(syn: shape)
- make something, usually for a specific function (syn: forge, mold, mould, shape, work)
- establish or impress firmly in the mind (syn: imprint)
- assume a form or shape


Coal is a form of carbon.

A rare form of cancer

A popular form of entertainment

An ancient form of music

The written form of the language

A style of architecture that emphasizes form over function

The shadowy forms of several people were visible through the smoke.

The friendship that they formed in school lasted a lifetime.

Her early experiences played an important role in forming her personality.

His ideas were not yet fully formed.

The drug can help prevent blood clots from forming.

Beads of sweat formed on his forehead.

A plan was gradually forming in my mind.

A plan was gradually forming itself in my mind.

An angry crowd was forming in the streets.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: form
he/she/it: forms
present participle: forming
past tense: formed
past participle: formed
singular: form
plural: forms
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