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form (n.)

13世纪 , formefourme ,"形似、形象、相似",来自古法语 formefourme ,"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 , formenfourmen ,"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 .

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Definitions of form from WordNet
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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
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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
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