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form
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 24
2. Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government.
3. Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer.
4. Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form.
6. A shape; an image; a phantom.
8. A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society.
9. The seat or bed of a hare.
12. The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms.
13. The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
14. The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant.
15. To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.
17. To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.
18. To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes.
19. A suffix used to denote in the shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.
2. To run to a form, as a hare.
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