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Oxford dictionary definition of the word form:
1the visible shape or configuration of something:
the form, colour, and texture of the tree
the flowers of this shrub are remarkable both in form and colour
the body or shape of a person or animal:
his eyes scanned her slender form
[mass noun] style, design, and arrangement in an artistic work as distinct from its content:
these videos are a triumph of form over content
2a particular way in which a thing exists or appears:
essays in book form
energy in the form of light
any of the ways in which a word may be spelled, pronounced, or inflected:
an adjectival form
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.
3a type or variety of something:
sponsorship is a form of advertising
an artistic or literary genre:
a form is as good as the writer who chooses it
Botany a taxonomic category that ranks below variety, which contains organisms differing from the typical kind in some trivial, frequently impermanent, character, e.g. a colour variant. Also called forma.
4 [mass noun] the customary or correct method or procedure:
an excessive concern for legal form and precedent
[count noun] a ritual or convention:
the outward forms of religion
[count noun] a set order of words; a formula:
a form of words
5a printed document with blank spaces for information to be inserted:
an application form
6chiefly British a class or year in a school, usually given a specifying number:
the fifth form
7 [mass noun] the state of a sports player or team with regard to their current standard of play:
they are one of the best teams around on current form
details of previous performances by a racehorse or greyhound:
an interested bystander studying the form
a person’s mood and state of health:
she seemed to be on good form
British informal a criminal record:
they both had form
8British a long bench without a back.
9 Printing, chiefly USvariant spelling of forme.
10British a hare’s lair.
11another term for shuttering.
1bring together parts or combine to create (something):
the company was formed in 1982
peasants and miners were formed into a militia
go to make up or constitute:
the precepts which form the basis of the book
[no object] gradually appear or develop:
a thick mist was forming all around
conceive (an idea) in one’s mind:
to form a judgement he seeks further information
establish (a relationship):
the women would form supportive friendships
articulate (a word or other linguistic unit).
construct (a new word) by derivation or inflection.
2make or be made into a specific shape or form:
form the dough into balls
his features formed into a smile of pleasure
(be formed) have a specified shape:
her body was slight and flawlessly formed
(form people/things up or form up) chiefly Military bring or be brought into a certain formation:
Mortimer formed up his troops for the march
influence (something abstract):
the role of the news media in forming public opinion
in (or chiefly British on) form
(of a sports player or team) playing or performing well.
off (or out of) form
(of a sports player or team) not playing or performing well.
Middle English: from Old French forme (noun), fo(u)rmer (verb, from Latin formare ‘to form’), both based on Latin forma ‘a mould or form’