form

form
noun
1》 visible shape or configuration.
    ↘style, design, and arrangement in an artistic work as distinct from its content.
2》 a way in which a thing exists or appears: essays in book form.
    ↘any of the ways in which a word may be spelled, pronounced, or inflected.
    ↘Philosophy the essential nature of a species or thing, especially (in Plato's thought) regarded as an abstract ideal which real things imitate or participate in.
3》 a type or variety.
4》 the customary or correct method or procedure.
    ↘a ritual or convention.
5》 a printed document with blank spaces for information to be inserted.
6》 chiefly Brit. a class or year in a school.
7》 the state of a sports player with regard to their current standard of play.
    ↘details of previous performances by a racehorse or greyhound.
    ↘a person's mood and state of health.
    ↘Brit. informal a criminal record.
8》 Brit. a long bench without a back.
9》 Printing, chiefly US variant spelling of forme.
10》 Brit. a hare's lair.
11》 a temporary wooden structure used to hold concrete during setting.
verb
1》 combine to create (something).
    ↘go to make up.
    ↘establish or develop.
    ↘articulate (a word or other linguistic unit).
2》 make or be made into a particular form: form the dough into balls.
    ↘(form people/things up or form up) chiefly Military bring or be brought into a certain formation.
Phrases
in (or chiefly Brit. on) form playing or performing well.
off (or chiefly Brit. out of) form not playing or performing well.
Derivatives
formability noun
formable adjective
formless adjective
formlessly adverb
formlessness noun
Origin
ME: from OFr. forme (n.), fo(u)rmer (v.), both based on L. forma 'a mould or form'.

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