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form US English

The visible shape or configuration of something

-form US English

Having the form of

form US Thesaurus

the general form of the landscape

forme US English

A body of type secured in a chase for printing

forme New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

body of type for printing

by-form US English

A secondary form of a word

in form US English

(Of an athlete or sports team) playing or performing well

re-form US English

Form or cause to form again

art form US English

A conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the novel, sonata, or sonnet

bad form US English

An offense against current social conventions

off form US English

(Of an athlete or sports team) not playing or performing well

form drag US English

That part of the drag on an airfoil that arises from its shape. It varies according to the angle of attack and can be decreased by streamlining

form room US English

A classroom in which a group of students assembles daily with the same teacher before dispersing to other classes

free-form US English

Not conforming to a regular or formal structure or shape

good form US English

What complies with current social conventions

-ing form US English

The form of an English verb ending in -ing, which can function as a noun, as an adjective, and in the formation of progressive tenses

life form US English

Any living thing

pet form US English

An altered form of a name used to express affection or familiarity

pro-form US English

A word or lexical unit that is dependent for its meaning on reference to some other part of the context or sentence in which it occurs, for example, a pronoun replacing a noun or noun phrase, or a verb replacing a clause, such as do in she likes chocolate and so do I

song form US English

A form used in the composition of a song, in particular a simple melody and accompaniment or a three-part work in which the third part is a repetition of the first

bound form US English

A morpheme that occurs only as an element of a compound word and cannot stand on its own, such as -ing or -er

entry form US English

An application form for a competition

form class US English

A class of linguistic forms with grammatical or syntactic features in common; a part of speech or subset of a part of speech

form factor US English

A mathematical factor that compensates for irregularity in the shape of an object, usually the ratio between its volume and that of a regular object of the same breadth and height

form genus US English

A classificatory category used for fossils that are similar in appearance but cannot be reliably assigned to an established animal or plant genus, such as fossil parts of organisms and trace fossils

form letter US English

A standardized letter to deal with frequently occurring matters

form master US English

A male teacher who has responsibility for a particular class in a school

normal form US English

A defined standard structure for relational databases in which a relation may not be nested within another relation

order form US English

A printed form on which a customer writes the details of a product or service they wish to order

sixth form US English

The two final years at school for students between the ages of 16 and 18 who are preparing for A or AS levels

sonata form US English

A type of composition in three sections (exposition, development, and recapitulation) in which two themes or subjects are explored according to set key relationships. It forms the basis for much classical music, including the sonata, symphony, and concerto

sixth form New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

crystal form US English

A set of crystal faces defined according to their relationship to the crystal axes

form mistress US English

A female teacher who has responsibility for a particular class in a school

form teacher US English

A teacher who has responsibility for a particular class in a school

logical form US English

The abstract form in which an argument or proposition may be expressed in logical terms, as distinct from its particular content

ternary form US English

The form of a movement in which the first subject is repeated after an interposed second subject in a related key

thought form US English

(Especially in Christian theology) a combination of presuppositions, imagery, and vocabulary current at a particular time or place and forming the context for thinking on a subject

combining form US English

A linguistic element used in combination with another element to form a word (e.g., Anglo- ‘English’ in Anglo-American, bio- ‘life’ in biology, -graphy ‘writing’ in biography)

form criticism US English

Analysis of the Bible by tracing the history of its content of parables, psalms, and other literary forms

true to form US English

Being or behaving as expected

form into in form US English

Be made or fashioned into a certain shape or form


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