preform

verb
pre·form | \ˈprē-ˌfȯrm, (ˌ)prē-ˈfȯrm\
preformed; preforming; preforms

Definition of preform 

transitive verb

1 : to form or shape beforehand

2 : to bring to approximate preliminary shape and size

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Other Words from preform

preform \ˈprē-ˌfȯrm \ noun

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But the Hunter for Target line is mass-produced in a factory, using a preformed mold. Abha Bhattarai, chicagotribune.com, "Upscale, downscale: Target draws customers with collaborations with high-end brands," 16 Apr. 2018 But the Hunter for Target line is mass-produced in a factory, using a preformed mold. Abha Bhattarai, chicagotribune.com, "Upscale, downscale: Target draws customers with collaborations with high-end brands," 16 Apr. 2018 Besides the five seniors the lineup featured a big sophomore class, one junior and one freshman and all were expected to preform like veteran players. Alvaro Montaño, Houston Chronicle, "Cy Fair’s Marissa Stevens has high goals after taste of playoffs," 18 May 2018 But the Hunter for Target line is mass-produced in a factory, using a preformed mold. Abha Bhattarai, chicagotribune.com, "Upscale, downscale: Target draws customers with collaborations with high-end brands," 16 Apr. 2018 No stereotype will ever be more authentic or accurate than the individuals that comprise the community this preformed notion purports to represent. Jason Han, Philly.com, "For this surgeon-in-training, his profession's stereotype both inspiring and damaging," 15 May 2018 But the Hunter for Target line is mass-produced in a factory, using a preformed mold. Abha Bhattarai, chicagotribune.com, "Upscale, downscale: Target draws customers with collaborations with high-end brands," 16 Apr. 2018 But the Hunter for Target line is mass-produced in a factory, using a preformed mold. Abha Bhattarai, chicagotribune.com, "Upscale, downscale: Target draws customers with collaborations with high-end brands," 16 Apr. 2018 But the Hunter for Target line is mass-produced in a factory, using a preformed mold. Abha Bhattarai, chicagotribune.com, "Upscale, downscale: Target draws customers with collaborations with high-end brands," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of preform

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for preform

Latin praeformare, from prae- + formare to form, from forma form

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The first known use of preform was in 1601

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