Coal is a form of carbon.
a rare form of cancer
a popular form of entertainment
an ancient form of music
the written form of the language
a style of architecture that emphasizes form over function
The shadowy forms of several people were visible through the smoke. Verb
The friendship that they formed in school lasted a lifetime.
Her early experiences played an important role in forming her personality.
His ideas were not yet fully formed.
The drug can help prevent blood clots from forming.
Beads of sweat formed on his forehead.
A plan was gradually forming in my mind.
A plan was gradually forming itself in my mind.
An angry crowd was forming in the streets. See More
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Attempts by Democrats to impose limits in other states have mostly failed, and some form of open carry without a permit is now legal in 38 states, a number that is likely to expand as legislation advances in several more.
Mike Mcintire, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Nov. 2022 Attempts by Democrats to impose limits in other states have mostly failed, and some form of open carry without a permit is now legal in 38 states, a number that is likely to expand as legislation advances in several more.
Mike Mcintire, New York Times, 26 Nov. 2022 These pants are where form meets function: the lightweight cotton is cut in a slim fit, but durable enough to stand up to all kinds of adventurous abuse.
The Editors, Outside Online, 25 Nov. 2022 The form will open on Thanksgiving day and remain open throughout the holiday season. Questions?
Bebe Hodges, The Enquirer, 24 Nov. 2022 However, this form of discrimination remains prevalent in almost every aspect of American life.
Alan Patricof, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2022 As food prices soar across the nation, an increasingly common form of theft is targeting some of Howard County’s most vulnerable families.
Ethan Ehrenhaft, Baltimore Sun, 21 Nov. 2022 Eva Encinias, a flamenco preservationist, says the form was an essential component of Gypsy heritage.al, 21 Nov. 2022 The form had multiple-choice questions that asked whether the family had proper housing and access to food.
Kartikay Mehrotra, ProPublica, 19 Nov. 2022
Slit film, meanwhile, has sliced strands that form a honeycomb shape.
Mark Long, Chron, 17 Nov. 2022 Instead, the focus is on staying alive, and your first priority is to create a shelter that will eventually form the literal heart of your vampire castle.
Jeremy Signor, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2022 That ugly brawl was the lowlight of the Big Ten season, which otherwise has played out close to form.
Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 16 Nov. 2022 These boxer briefs are designed to be worn under slim tailoring, eliminating the visible underwear lines that can form when wearing tight trousers.
Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2022 The air rises, and clouds form and grow into narrow bands that produce 2 to 3 inches of snow an hour or even more.
Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 16 Nov. 2022 It was launched as a pathfinder for the Moon-orbiting outpost called Gateway, which will eventually form part of the Artemis program.
Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 15 Nov. 2022 And even perhaps how star formation plays a part in the types of planets that form around them.
Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 15 Nov. 2022 These acids are molecules that form proteins within the body.
Paul Kita, Men's Health, 15 Nov. 2022 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English forme, from Anglo-French furme, forme, from Latin forma form, beauty
Adjective combining form
French & Latin; French -forme, from Latin -formis, from forma