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Forms (IPA: /ˈfɔɹmz/)


form (n.)

A suffix used to denote in the form / shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.

Form (n.)

The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance.

Form (n.)

Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government.

Form (n.)

Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer.

Form (n.)

Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form.

Form (n.)

Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness; elegance; beauty.

Form (n.)

A shape; an image; a phantom.

Form (n.)

That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model.

Form (n.)

A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society.

Form (n.)

The seat or bed of a hare.

Form (n.)

The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.

Form (n.)

The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.

Form (n.)

The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms.

Form (n.)

The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.

Form (n.)

That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; -- called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law.

Form (n.)

Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of.

Form (n.)

The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant.

Form (n.)

To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.

Form (n.)

To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by influence, etc.; to train.

Form (n.)

To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.

Form (n.)

To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.

Form (n.)

To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes.

Form (v. i.)

To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.

Form (v. i.)

To run to a form, as a hare.

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Painting by Paule Vézelay

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Painting by Patrick Henry Bruce

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Print in the National Gallery of Art (NGA 57526)

Form

Class or grouping of students in a school at the same academic level

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One of the secondary taxonomic ranks, below that of variety, in botanical nomenclature

Example Sentence (Quote)

" " cell of a tentacle, showing the various forms successively assumed by the aggregated masses of protoplasm." - Charles Darwin

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [People] who develop forms of unaffiliated 'self-religion,' a deep but vague and unorganized interest in the sacred." - Self religion

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All forms of violence are quests for identity. When you live on the frontier, you have no identity. You're a nobody." - Marshall McLuhan

Example Sentence (Quote)

"At electric speed, all forms are pushed to the limits of their potential." - Marshall McLuhan

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Be of good courage, and if you are discouraged be encouraged in the presence of the different forms of nature." - Courage


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