[noun] the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached" Synonyms:word signifier, descriptor
[noun] a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?" Synonyms:kind, sort, variety
[noun] a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them" Synonyms:shape, pattern
[noun] any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke" Synonyms:shape, configuration, contour, conation
[noun] the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape" Synonyms:shape
[noun] the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features" Synonyms:shape, cast
[noun] (physical chemistry) a 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; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system" Synonyms:phase
[noun] a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"
[noun] (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms" Synonyms:variant, strain, var.
[noun] an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form"
[noun] a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
[noun] a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy" Synonyms:class, grade
[noun] an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
[noun] a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
[verb] to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction" Synonyms:constitute, make
[verb] create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company" Synonyms:organize, organise
[verb] develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape" Synonyms:take take shape, spring
[verb] give a shape or form to; "shape the dough" Synonyms:shape
[verb] make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword" Synonyms:shape, work, mold, mould, forge
[verb] establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children" Synonyms:imprint