Advertisement

form (n.)

13世纪, forme, fourme, “形似, 形象, 相似”, 来自古法语 forme, fourme, “形体, 外观; 悦目的容貌; 形状, 形象; 方式, 举止” (12世纪), 来自拉丁语 forma “形式, 轮廓, 身材, 形状; 外观, 容貌; 精美的外形, 美感; 轮廓, 模型, 图案, 设计; 排序, 种类条件”, 这个词的来源不明. 有一种说法认为, 它来自或认知于希腊语 morphe “形体, 美感, 外貌” (见 Morpheus) 经伊特鲁里亚语[Klein].

14世纪起作“(某物的) 物理形状, 轮廓, 轮廓”, 人的“身体的形状”; 也作“外观, 相似性”; 也作“物体的印记”. 14世纪起作“正确或适当的做事方式; 既定的程序; 传统的用法; 正式的礼节”. 14世纪中叶作“塑造的工具; 模具;” 14世纪末作“做某事的方式”, 也作“制造物体的图案”. 14世纪后期起广泛用于神学和柏拉图哲学, 意义为“事物或类的原型; 事物的柏拉图本质; 形成原理”. 14世纪起在法律上使用, “法律协议; 协议条款”, 后为“法律文件” (14世纪中叶). 意为“有空白要填的文件”, 出自1855年. 1590年代起为“系统的或有秩序的安排”; 1610年代起为“单纯的仪式”. 从1550年代作为“学校的一个班级或等级” (从意义上说是“固定的学习课程”, 14世纪末). Form-fitting (adj.) 在提到服装时是来自1893年.

form (v.)

14世纪, formen, fourmen, “创造, 赋予生命, 赋予形状或结构; 制造, 建造, 构造, 设计”, 来自古法语 fourmer “制定, 表达; 起草, 创造, 塑造, 塑造” (12世纪), 直接来自拉丁语 formare “塑造, 时尚, 建造”, 也是形象化的, 来自 forma “形式, 轮廓, 图形, 形状” (见 form (n. 从14世纪晚期作为“去弥补, 是一个组成的部分;” 不及物意义“采取的形式, 进来的形式” 是从1722年. 相关链接: Formed; forming.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of form from WordNet
1
form (n.)
the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something;
the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
Synonyms: word form / signifier / descriptor
form (n.)
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;
sculpture is a form of art
Synonyms: kind / sort / variety
form (n.)
a perceptual structure;
the composition presents problems for students of musical form
Synonyms: shape / pattern
form (n.)
any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);
form (n.)
the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;
Synonyms: shape
form (n.)
the visual appearance of something or someone;
Synonyms: shape / cast
form (n.)
a printed document with spaces in which to write;
he filled out his tax form
form (n.)
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;
Synonyms: variant / strain / var.
form (n.)
an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse;
he first sketches the plot in outline form
the essay was in the form of a dialogue
form (n.)
a particular mode in which something is manifested;
his resentment took the form of extreme hostility
form (n.)
(physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary;
Synonyms: phase
form (n.)
a body of students who are taught together;
Synonyms: class / grade / course
form (n.)
an ability to perform well;
he was at the top of his form
the team was off form last night
form (n.)
a life-size dummy used to display clothes;
Synonyms: mannequin / manikin / mannikin / manakin
form (n.)
a mold for setting concrete;
they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation
form (n.)
alternative names for the body of a human being;
Synonyms: human body / physical body / material body / soma / build / figure / physique / anatomy / shape / bod / chassis / frame / flesh
2
form (v.)
create (as an entity);
social groups form everywhere
They formed a company
Synonyms: organize / organise
form (v.)
to compose or represent;
This wall forms the background of the stage setting
Synonyms: constitute / make
form (v.)
develop into a distinctive entity;
Synonyms: take form / take shape / spring
form (v.)
give shape or form to;
form the young child's character
Synonyms: shape
form (v.)
make something, usually for a specific function;
Synonyms: shape / work / mold / mould / forge
form (v.)
establish or impress firmly in the mind;
Synonyms: imprint
form (v.)
assume a form or shape;
the water formed little beads
From wordnet.princeton.edu