for·​mée ˈfȯr-ˌmā How to pronounce formée (audio)
of a heraldic cross
: having the arms narrow at the center and expanding toward the ends see cross illustration

Word History


French, feminine past participle of former to form, from Old French, from Latin formare

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of formée was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Formée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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