Translation of form in Spanish:
- 1 countable or uncountable 1.1 (shape) a monster in human formun monstruo con forma humanato take form (object/idea)tomar formathe female formla figura femeninaExample sentences1.2 (manner, guise) in tablet form
en forma de tabletasthe invitation came in the form of a letternos ( or me etc) invitó por cartathe recipe requires fat in some form or otheralgún tipo de grasa hay que usar en la recetaadolescent rebellion can take many formsla rebelión adolescente puede adoptar diversas formaswhat form should our protest take?¿cómo deberíamos manifestar nuestra protesta?Example sentences
- One of the nicest seasons of the year is autumn and it reflects itself in many shapes, colours and forms.
- It is the rare gardener who is not smitten by their array of brilliant colors and graceful forms.
- This urban contemporary collection keeps things in perspective with simple forms, clean lines and subtle shapes.
- Virtually all the important research continues to appear in the form of papers in journals.
- Draft policies then appeared in the form of reports brought before Council for formal approval.
- The survey will be in the form of a questionnaire, asking about people's experience of the NHS in their area.
- That morning Christine had been on great form but at 8pm her mood changed dramatically.
- I only spoke to Glenn three weeks ago and he was in fine form and looking forward to the future.
- And then yesterday I retired to my sickbed, feeling decidedly under the weather, and am still not on top form today.
- 2 2.1 countable or uncountable (type, kind) they require some form of explanationnecesitan algún tipo de explicaciónother forms of lifeotras formas de vidabirds are a higher form of life than insectslas aves son una especie superior a los insectosExample sentences2.2 countable (Linguistics)
Example sentences2.3 countable or uncountable (style) form and content
- The two most effective forms of mass direct action are riots and strikes.
- Early forms of male pattern balding do well with treatment.
- The geological period known as the Cambrian is marked by the rather sudden appearance of all the basic forms of animals now in existence.
forma y contenido or fondoExample sentences2.4 countable or uncountable (Philos)
- In other instances, there are related prepositional and adverbial forms.
- These different shapes spell out word forms that belong to the verb lexeme crown.
- English does not require the use of gender-differentiated forms of the definite article and other similar words.
- In the argument of content over form or vice-versa, here content dictates form.
- The book reflects the structure of the conference in both form and content in an attempt to capture the dynamism of the event.
- Branagh's film thus presents us once again with a provocative conflict between form and content.
- 3 uncountable 3.1 (fitness, ability) to be in good/poor form (athlete)estar en buena/baja forma or en buen/mal estado físicohe is off form because of fluestá en baja forma por la gripehe's on form tonightestá en forma or en vena esta nocheto study (the) form (in horseracing, football pools)estudiar el panoramaon past form it seems unlikely that …conociendo su historial, no parece probable que …Example sentences3.2 (criminal record) (British English) [slang]to have form
- Based on the two teams' current form, today's encounter looks set to be close fought and could go either way.
- On current domestic form, Liverpool might not see another Champions League night like this for a very long time to come.
- Their first league victory of the season will surely not be far away with David Bentley in his current form.
- 4 uncountable (etiquette) as a matter of formpor educación or cortesíato be bad/good form (especially British English)ser de mala/buena educaciónwhat's the form? (British English)¿cuál es el procedimiento a seguir?
- 5 countable (document) to fill in o out a formrellenar or llenar un formulario or un impreso or (in Mexico also) una formaExample sentences
- You can print off application forms through the official website.
- You will have to fill out an application form and there will be questions about your medical history and your lifestyle.
- As soon as the EU Commission approves the scheme the necessary application forms will be made available to farmers.
- 6 countable (bench)(especially British English)
banco (masculine)Example sentences
- The shelter inside was totally dark and one had to grope to find a place to sit on the backless wooden forms.
- The original seats were old wooden forms which could be pushed back against the wall.
- It was a truck with a projector in the back that they'd back up to the hall, open a flap in the wall and the projector would poke through that. We'd sit on forms watching cowboy movies, I think cowboy movies was all they showed!
- 7 countable (British English) (Sch)(class) clase (feminine)Example sentences
- I am a supply teacher and I have been for the past nine years teaching in primary schools, high schools, sixth forms and colleges.
- It plans to do this by reducing four of its year groups from three forms per year to two forms by merging the classes.
- I took her straight back to see her form tutor and they promised to do something about it.
- 9 countable (mold)Example sentences
- A slab foundation is made by building wooden forms and pouring the concrete into these forms.
- The quality of this work depends not on the mix of the material itself, but rather on the formwork into which the concrete is poured. Well crafted, watertight wooden forms are essential.
- 10 countable (dummy)(American English)
maniquí (masculine)Example sentences
- Suddenly, they noticed the form of an animal ahead, leaning down to drink.
- He held her so that she could not move, his strong arms encircled about her slender form.
- Her slender form was a crumpled heap in his arms, with bruises and blood marring her creamy white skin.
- 1 1.1 (shape, mold) how do you form the future tense?¿cómo se forma el futuro?Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 (take shape of)
- It seems to me that these four reasons form a rather weak basis for his claim.
- It maintains evolution and forms the very basis of cosmic life.
- He published this method in 1919, and it also formed the basis of his seminal paper on the scattering of plane electric waves by spheres.
- Bricks are made from clay and other materials which are formed into shapes then fired in a kiln to make them strong and durable.
- The mixture is heated over a low fire, then formed into shape and cooled.
- The light surrounded the boy, and formed into the shape of a Chinese dragon.
- The Austrians were formed up in a strong position 4 miles wide, in an area of rolling country, with the village of Leuthen at their centre, and their flanks protected by marshy ground.
- He quickly formed his army up to meet an attack, but his crossbowmen were still on the other side of the river.
- The defenders formed up in a V-shaped formation.
- 2 (develop)(opinion/idea)
- You may find it would broaden the mind if you formed your opinions on the world by means other than the Daily Mail.
- In 1995 he formed the idea of organising an exhibition in Greenwich to celebrate the Millennium.
- The probability is, however, that Gough has already formed a pretty good idea of where he will be going and that only the final details remain to be settled.
- 4 (set up, establish)(committee/government/company)
- Neighbours have already got together and formed a community association, which in all but name is a crime fighting force.
- The growing need for cooperation and integration among Asian countries dictates that East Asian countries get together and move toward forming one community.
- In 1909, these immigrants and some Americans formed an organization named the Indo-American Association.
- Alliances can be quickly formed, and supportive friendships quickly made.
- Daladier often poured out his heart to Bullitt in this way, and formed an extremely close relationship with him.
- We've formed a very good relationship that's like a family to me.
- 1 1.1 (develop)(idea/plan/suspicion)a scheme to make money formed in my head
tomar formaun plan para hacer dinero fue tomando forma en mi menteExample sentences1.2 (be made)
(ice/steam/fog)ice forms on water
- He smiled slowly to himself, the plan forming gradually in his mind.
- But when we started to sing, a few passers-by began turning their heads in curiosity and gradually a crowd formed and some even sang with us.
- All day Sunday, a plan had been forming in my mind.
formarsese forma hielo en el agua
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