Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun form

16 senses of form

Sense 1
form, word form, signifier, descriptor -- (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")
       => word -- (a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning")

Sense 2
kind, sort, form, variety -- (a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?")
       => category -- (a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme)

Sense 3
form, shape, pattern -- (a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them")
       => structure -- (the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure")

Sense 4
shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation -- (any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes")
       => spatial property, spatiality -- (any property relating to or occupying space)

Sense 5
human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh -- (alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak")
       => body, organic structure, physical structure -- (the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire")

Sense 6
shape, form -- (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape")
       => attribute -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)

Sense 7
form, shape, cast -- (the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features")
       => appearance, visual aspect -- (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Sense 8
form -- (a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form")
       => document, written document, papers -- (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Sense 9
form, variant, strain, var. -- ((biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms")
       => taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon -- (animal or plant group having natural relations)

Sense 10
form -- (an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form")
       => writing style, literary genre, genre -- (a style of expressing yourself in writing)

Sense 11
form -- (a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility")
       => manner, mode, style, way, fashion -- (how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion")

Sense 12
phase, form -- ((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; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system")
       => state of matter, state -- ((chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice")

Sense 13
class, form, grade, course -- (a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy")
       => gathering, assemblage -- (a group of persons together in one place)

Sense 14
form -- (an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night")
       => ability -- (the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment)

Sense 15
mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, form -- (a life-size dummy used to display clothes)
       => dummy -- (a figure representing the human form)

Sense 16
form -- (a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation")
       => mold, mould, cast -- (container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb form

7 senses of form

Sense 1
form, organize, organise -- (create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 2
form, constitute, make -- (to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction")
       => constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be -- (form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army")

Sense 3
form, take form, take shape, spring -- (develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape")
       => become -- (come into existence; "What becomes has duration")

Sense 4
shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 5
shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 6
imprint, form -- (establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children")
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 7
form -- (assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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