- the visible shape or configuration of something；the body or shape of a person or animal
- bring together parts or combine to create (something)；go to make up or constitute
verb: form, 3rd person present: forms, gerund or present participle: forming, past tense: formed, past participle: formed
noun: form, plural noun: forms
- 1. the visible shape or configuration of something the form, colour, and texture of the tree the flowers of this shrub are remarkable both in form and colour 同義詞
- ▪ the body or shape of a person or animal she admired his muscular form 同義詞
- ▪ style, design, and arrangement in an artistic work as distinct from its content these videos are a triumph of form over content 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. a particular way in which a thing exists or appears essays in book form energy in the form of light 同義詞
- ▪ any of the ways in which a word may be spelled, pronounced, or inflected an adjectival form
- ▪ the structure of a word, phrase, sentence, or discourse every distinction in meaning is associated with a distinction in form
- ▪ the essential nature of a species or thing, especially (in Plato's thought) regarded as an abstract ideal which real things imitate or participate in.
- 3. a type or variety of something sponsorship is a form of advertising 同義詞
- ▪ an artistic or literary genre a form is as good as the writer who chooses it
- ▪ a taxonomic category that ranks below variety, which contains organisms differing from the typical kind in some trivial, frequently impermanent, character, e.g. a colour variant.
- 4. the customary or correct method or procedure an excessive concern for legal form and precedent 同義詞
- ▪ a ritual or convention the outward forms of religion
- ▪ a set order of words; a formula a form of words
- 5. a mould, frame, or block in or on which something is shaped.
- ▪ a temporary structure for holding fresh concrete in shape while it sets.
- 6. a printed document with blank spaces for information to be inserted an application form 同義詞
- 7. British a class or year in a school, usually given a specifying number the fifth form 同義詞
- 8. the state of a sports player or team with regard to their current standard of play they are one of the best teams around on current form 同義詞
- ▪ details of previous performances by a racehorse or greyhound an interested bystander studying the form
- ▪ a person's mood and state of health she seemed to be on good form
- ▪ British informal a criminal record they both had form 同義詞
- 9. British a long bench without a back. 同義詞
- 10. US variant spelling of forme
- 11. British a hare's lair.
- 1. bring together parts or combine to create (something) the company was formed in 1982 peasants and miners were formed into a militia 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ go to make up or constitute the precepts which form the basis of the book 同義詞
- ▪ gradually appear or develop a thick mist was forming all around 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ conceive (an idea) in one's mind to form a judgement he seeks further information 同義詞
- ▪ establish (a relationship) the women would form supportive friendships
- ▪ articulate (a word or other linguistic unit).
- ▪ construct (a new word) by derivation or inflection.
- 2. make or be made into a specific shape or form form the dough into balls his features formed into a smile of pleasure 同義詞
- ▪ have a specified shape her body was slight and flawlessly formed
- ▪ bring or be brought into a certain formation Mortimer formed up his troops for the march
- ▪ influence (something abstract) the role of the news media in forming public opinion 同義詞