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Another word for form

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Noun
  1. The external outline of a thing

      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
      1. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
      2. Mathematical calculations:
      3. An amount represented in numbers:
      1. The structural arrangement of atoms in a compound or molecule.
      2. The way in which a computer system or network is set up or connected.
      3. Gestalt.
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
    See also:

    surface

  2. A document used in applying, as for a job

  3. An accepted way of doing something

      1. A formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates, as of a political party, fraternal society, profession, or industry.
      2. The body of persons attending such an assembly:
      3. An agreement between states, sides, or military forces, especially an international agreement dealing with a specific subject, such as the treatment of prisoners of war.
    See also:

    usual

  4. A conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose

      1. A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.
      2. The body of ceremonies or rites used in a place of worship or by an organization:
      3. A book of rites or ceremonial forms.
      1. The quality or condition of being formal.
      2. Rigorous or ceremonious adherence to established forms, rules, or customs.
      3. An established form, rule, or custom, especially one followed merely for the sake of procedure or decorum.
      1. A formal act or set of acts performed as prescribed by ritual or custom:
      2. A conventional social gesture or act of courtesy:
      3. A formal act without intrinsic purpose; an empty form:
  5. A state of sound readiness

      1. To make neat or tidy by clipping, smoothing, or pruning:
      2. To remove the excess or unwanted parts from:
      3. To remove (excess or unwanted parts):
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. Good condition; proper form:
      1. The state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness.
      2. Good health, especially good physical condition resulting from exercise and proper nutrition.
      3. The extent to which an organism is able to produce offspring in a particular environment.
      1. Proper or sound condition.
      2. Mental or emotional state; spirits:
      3. Loose sand or ore used to line the hearth of a reverberatory furnace in preparation for pouring molten metal.
      1. A mode or state of being:
      2. Existing circumstances:
      3. Social position; rank.
    See also:

    better

  6. A hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance

      1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
      2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
      3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
      1. A situation or surrounding substance within which something else originates, develops, or is contained:
      2. The womb.
      3. The formative cells or tissue of a specialized structure such as a hair, nail, claw, or tooth.
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
    See also:

    surface

Verb
  1. To give form to by or as if by pressing and kneading

      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
      2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
      3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
      1. A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.
      2. A preliminary work or construction that serves as a plan from which a final product is to be made:
      3. Such a work or construction used in testing or perfecting a final product:
    See also:

    surface

  2. To create by combining parts or elements

      1. Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way:
      2. The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; makeup:
      3. The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity:
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
      1. To design, arrange, set up, or shape with a view to specific applications or uses:
      1. To make up the constituent parts of; constitute or form:
      2. To make or create by putting together parts or elements.
      3. To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
      1. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
      2. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of:
      3. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
    See also:

    make

  3. To come gradually to have

    See also:

    get

  4. To be the constituent parts of

      1. To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create:
      2. To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct:
      3. To form by assembling individuals or constituents:
      1. To be the elements or parts of; compose:
      2. To amount to; equal:
      3. To set up or establish according to law or provision:
      1. To make up the constituent parts of; constitute or form:
      2. To make or create by putting together parts or elements.
      3. To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
    See also:

    be

Another word for form

Noun
  1. Shape

      1. The act of vocal expression; utterance or enunciation:
      2. The act or manner of producing a speech sound.
      3. A speech sound, especially a consonant.
      1. The bodily structure of a plant or an animal or of any of its parts.
      2. The science of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
      3. A treatise on anatomic science.
      1. The internal structure that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other parts of a vertebrate organism, and is composed of bone and cartilage or, in certain animals, cartilage alone.
      2. The hard external structure that supports, protects, or contains the body of many invertebrates, such as mollusks, crustaceans, and corals, and certain vertebrates, such as turtles.
      3. A supporting structure or framework, as of a building.
      1. A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.
      2. An outline that appears dark against a light background.
      3. To cause to be seen as a silhouette; outline:
      1. A side view of an object or structure, especially of the human head.
      2. A representation of an object or structure seen from the side.
      3. An outline of an object.
      1. The outline of a figure, body, or mass.
      2. A line that represents such an outline.
      3. A contour line.
      1. A structure for supporting or enclosing something else, especially a skeletal support used as the basis for something being constructed.
      2. An external work platform; a scaffold.
      3. A fundamental structure, as for a written work.
      1. A systematic plan of action:
      2. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
      3. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
      1. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
      2. A particular form or kind:
      3. A given condition of functioning; a status or operation:
      1. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
      2. Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode:
      3. Manner or mode; way:
      1. The act or process of constructing.
      2. The art, trade, or work of building:
      3. A structure, such as a building, framework, or model.
      1. The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action.
      2. A position or point of view:
      1. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
      2. The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, execution, or performance characterizing a particular person, group, school, or era.
      3. Sort; type:
      1. Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way:
      2. The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; makeup:
      3. The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity:
      1. The act or process of forming something or of taking form.
      2. Something formed:
      3. The manner or style in which something is formed; structure:
      1. The structural arrangement of atoms in a compound or molecule.
      2. The way in which a computer system or network is set up or connected.
      3. Gestalt.
      1. The act of conforming or the state of being conformed.
      2. The structure or outline of an item or entity, determined by the arrangement of its parts.
      3. A symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing.
      1. A line indicating the outer contours or boundaries of an object or figure:
      2. A style of drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.
      3. A sketch done in this style.
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
      1. The act or process of arranging:
      2. The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
      3. A collection of things that have been arranged:
      1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
      2. A proposed or intended course of action:
      3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
      1. The act or an instance of coming into sight.
      2. The act or an instance of coming into public view:
      3. Outward aspect:
      1. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
      2. Mathematical calculations:
      3. An amount represented in numbers:
  2. The human form

      1. The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.
      2. A statue of the human body with the head and limbs omitted or removed.
      3. A truncated or unfinished thing.
      1. A structure that gives shape or support:
      2. The structure or physique of a human or animal body:
      3. An open structure or rim for encasing, holding, or bordering:
      1. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
      2. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
      3. A corpse or carcass.
    See also:

    figure

  3. The approved procedure

      1. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
      2. The tradition or body of such practices:
      3. A habitual practice of a person:
      1. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
      2. A particular form or kind:
      3. A given condition of functioning; a status or operation:
      1. A way of doing something or the way in which a thing is done or happens:
      2. A way of acting; bearing or behavior:
      3. The socially correct way of acting; etiquette:
    See also:

    method

  4. Anything intended to give form

      1. To cease living; become dead; expire.
      2. To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade:
      3. To experience an agony or suffering suggestive of that of death:
      1. A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.
      2. A preliminary work or construction that serves as a plan from which a final product is to be made:
      3. Such a work or construction used in testing or perfecting a final product:
      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
    See also:

    mold

  5. A rite

      1. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
      2. The tradition or body of such practices:
      3. A habitual practice of a person:
      1. The quality or condition of being formal.
      2. Rigorous or ceremonious adherence to established forms, rules, or customs.
      3. An established form, rule, or custom, especially one followed merely for the sake of procedure or decorum.
      1. A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.
      2. The body of ceremonies or rites used in a place of worship or by an organization:
      3. A book of rites or ceremonial forms.
    See also:

    ceremony

  6. Type

      1. A set, collection, group, or configuration containing members regarded as having certain attributes or traits in common; a kind or category.
      2. A grade of mail:
      3. A quality of accommodation on public transport:
      1. A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind.
      2. Character or nature:
      3. One that exemplifies the characteristics of or serves a similar function to another:
      1. To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create:
      2. To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct:
      3. To form by assembling individuals or constituents:
  7. Arrangement

    See also:

    order

  8. Convention

      1. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
      2. The act or manner of treating; treatment:
      3. Habitual or accepted practice:
      1. To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of:
      2. To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill:
      3. To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill:
      1. A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition:
      2. An established disposition of the mind or character:
      3. Customary manner or practice:
    See also:

    custom

Verb
  1. To give shape to a thing

      1. Composed of distinct, meaningful syllables or words:
      2. Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language:
      3. Characterized by the use of clear, expressive language:
      1. To end or resolve (a dispute, for example) by making a decision or coming to an agreement.
      2. To resolve (a lawsuit or dispute) by mutual agreement of the parties rather than by court decision.
      3. To make the determinations and distributions of (a trust).
      1. To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend:
      2. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
      3. To arrive at; attain:
      1. To reach (a destination)
      2. (idiomatic) To reach (an objective or conclusion)
      1. To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation:
      2. To give direction to by making decisions; devise or control:
      3. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
      1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      2. To put into a specified state:
      3. To cause to begin an action:
      1. To mix and work into a uniform mass, as by folding, pressing, and stretching with the hands:
      2. To make or shape by or as if by folding, pressing, and stretching with the hands.
      3. To squeeze, press, or roll with the hands, as in massaging:
      1. To wind together (two or more threads, for example) so as to produce a single strand.
      2. To form in this manner:
      3. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. To tap gently with the open hand or with something flat.
      2. To stroke lightly as a gesture of affection.
      3. To mold by tapping gently with the hands or a flat implement.
      1. To sculpture (an object).
      2. To shape, mold, or fashion especially with artistry or precision:
      3. To be a sculptor.
      1. The art or practice of shaping figures or designs in the round or in relief, as by chiseling marble, modeling clay, or casting in metal.
      2. A work of art created by sculpture.
      3. Such works of art considered as a group.
      1. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
      2. To bring about; generate or effect:
      3. To place or settle in a secure position or condition:
      1. (idiomatic) To assemble something quickly; to knock up.
      1. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
      2. To adjust to a particular specification or requirement:
      3. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. Lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind.
      2. Being without defect or blemish:
      3. Thoroughly skilled or talented in a certain field or area; proficient.
      1. To bring to completion or fruition; conclude:
      2. To realize or achieve; fulfill:
      3. To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony.
      1. To stop (doing an activity or task) after reaching the point at which there is nothing left to do:
      2. To bring to a required or desired state:
      3. To arrive at or attain the end of:
      1. Having all necessary or normal parts, components, or steps; entire:
      2. Having all principal parts, namely, the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil or pistils. Used of a flower.
      3. Having come to an end; concluded:
      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. To improve and prepare (land), as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; till.
      2. To loosen or dig soil around (growing plants).
      3. To grow or tend (a plant or crop).
      1. To bring from latency to or toward fulfillment:
      2. To expand or enlarge:
      3. To aid in the growth of; strengthen:
      1. A visible mark, such as a footprint, made or left by the passage of a person, animal, or thing.
      2. Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
      3. An extremely small amount or barely perceivable indication:
      1. A line indicating the outer contours or boundaries of an object or figure:
      2. A style of drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.
      3. A sketch done in this style.
      1. To cause to exist; bring into being:
      2. To give rise to; produce:
      3. To produce through artistic or imaginative effort:
      1. To become pregnant with (offspring):
      2. To form or develop in the mind:
      3. To apprehend mentally; understand:
      1. To bring or call together into a group or whole:
      2. To fit together the parts or pieces of:
      3. To gather together; congregate:
      1. To cut small bits or pare shavings from (a piece of wood).
      2. To fashion or shape in this way:
      3. To reduce or eliminate gradually:
      1. A surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two points on it.
      2. A flat or level surface.
      3. A level of development, existence, or achievement:
      1. To assemble, construct, or build.
      2. (idiomatic) In total.
      3. (psychology) Stable; competent; responsible.
      1. A furnace or hearth where metals are heated or wrought; a smithy.
      2. A workshop where pig iron is transformed into wrought iron.
      3. To form (metal, for example) by heating in a forge and beating or hammering into shape.
      1. A metal tool with a sharp beveled edge, used to cut and shape stone, wood, or metal.
      2. To shape or cut with a chisel.
      3. To cheat or swindle.
      1. To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
      2. To divide by parceling out:
      3. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting:
      1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
      2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
      3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten:
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
      1. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
      2. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of:
      3. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
      1. Being in a vertical, upright position:
      2. Being in a stiff, rigid physiological condition.
      3. To construct by assembling:
      1. To make up the constituent parts of; constitute or form:
      2. To make or create by putting together parts or elements.
      3. To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
      1. A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose:
      2. A measured area of land; a lot.
      3. A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.
      1. A systematic plan of action:
      2. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
      3. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
      1. A structure that gives shape or support:
      2. The structure or physique of a human or animal body:
      3. An open structure or rim for encasing, holding, or bordering:
      1. To produce or contrive (something previously unknown) by the use of ingenuity or imagination.
      2. To make up; fabricate:
      1. To bring forth; yield:
      2. To create by physical or mental effort:
      3. To manufacture:
      1. To plan with cleverness or ingenuity; devise:
      2. To invent or fabricate, especially by improvisation:
      3. To plan with evil intent; scheme:
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
      1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
      2. A proposed or intended course of action:
      3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline: