Definition of FORM

the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance <the wood-carver carved the block of wood into the form of a duck>
a piece of paper with information written or to be written on it <I filled out all the forms for applying to the school>
Synonyms blank, document, paper
Related Words instrument, writ; filing; sheet
personal conduct or behavior as evaluated by an accepted standard of appropriateness for a social or professional setting <it's bad form to throw a tantrum on the court just because you lost a tennis match>
a state of being or fitness <after a long season off, the football team is back in good form>
Related Words practice (also practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standing
Near Antonyms disorder, disrepair
a three-dimensional representation of the human body used especially for displaying clothes <put the dress on the form to finish pinning it together>
Synonyms dummy, figure, form, manikin (also mannikin)
Related Words doll
an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules <we'll use the second form in our church missals for today's Lenten service>
the means or procedure for doing something <there are established forms for voting on motions and amendments at meetings>
the type of body that a person has <he has the big-boned form of a linebacker>
Related Words anatomy, structure
the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged <museumgoers liked the asymmetrical form of the mobile>
Related Words motif, theme

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