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Entry Word: form
Function: noun
Text: 1 the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance <carved the block of wood into the form of a duck>
Synonyms cast, configuration, conformation, figure, geometry, shape
Related Words contour, outline, profile, silhouette; framework, skeleton, situation; arrangement, layout, organization, pattern, plan, setup
Near Antonyms composition, material, matter, stuff, substance
2 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
3 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 when you lose a tennis match> -- see MANNER 1
4 a state of being or fitness <after a long season off, the football team is back in good form> -- see CONDITION 1
5 a three-dimensional representation of the human body used especially for displaying clothes <put the dress on the form to finish pinning it together> -- see MANNEQUIN 1
6 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> -- see RITE
7 socially acceptable behavior <displayed good form throughout the formal dinner> -- see DECENCY 1
8 the means or procedure for doing something <there are established forms for voting on motions and amendments at meetings> -- see METHOD
9 the type of body that a person has <has the big-boned form of a linebacker> -- see PHYSIQUE
10 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged <liked the asymmetrical form of the mobile> -- see COMPOSITION 3