Another word for form
figure, appearance, plan, arrangement, design, outline, conformation, configuration, formation, structure, style, stance, construction, fashion, mode, scheme, framework, Gestalt (German), contour, profile, silhouette, skeleton, anatomy, articulation.
The human form
The approved procedure
Anything intended to give form
A standard document
form denotes the arrangement of the parts of a thing that gives it its distinctive appearance and is the broadest term here, applying also to abstract concepts; figure is applied to physical form as determined by the bounding lines or surfaces; outline is used of the lines bounding the limits of an object and, in an extended sense, suggests a general plan without detail; shape, although also stressing outline, is usually applied to something that has mass or bulk and may refer to nonphysical concepts her story began to take shape; configuration stresses the relative disposition of parts or elements an irregular configuration of streets, the configuration of the landscape
To give shape to a thing
mold, shape, pattern, model, arrange, make, block out, block, fashion, construct, devise, plan, design, contrive, produce, invent, frame, scheme, plot, compose, erect, build, cast, cut, carve, chisel, hammer out, forge, put together, plane, whittle, assemble, conceive, create, outline, trace, develop, cultivate, work, complete, finish, consummate, perfect, fix, regulate, knock together, establish, sculpture, sculpt, pat, bend, twist, knead, set, determine, arrive at, reach, settle, articulate.
To give character to a person
To take form
accumulate, condense, harden, set, settle, rise, appear, take shape, grow, develop, unfold, mature, materialize, eventuate, become a reality, take on character, crystallize, assume definite characteristics, become visible, be finalized, fall into place, shape up*, get into shape*.
Another word for formnoun
The external outline of a thing:cast, configuration, figure, pattern, shape. See surface
A document used in applying, as for a job:application. See seek, words
An accepted way of doing something:convention. See usual
A conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose:ceremony, formality, ritual. See ritual, usual
A state of sound readiness:condition, fettle, fitness, kilter, order, shape, trim. See better
A hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance:cast, matrix, mold. See surface
To give form to by or as if by pressing and kneading:model, mold, shape. See surface
To create by combining parts or elements:build, compose, configure, pattern, shape, structure. See make
To come gradually to have:acquire, develop. See get
To be the constituent parts of:compose, constitute, make (up). See be