form, word_form, signifier, descriptor: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
kind, sort, form, variety: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
form, shape, pattern: a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
: alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
shape, form: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
form, shape, cast: the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
phase, form: (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
form: a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"
form, variant, strain, var.: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
form: an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form"
form: a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
class, form, grade: a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
form: an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, form: a life-size dummy used to display clothes
form: a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
form, constitute, make: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
form, organize, organise: create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
form, take_form, take_shape, spring: develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
shape, form: give a shape or form to; "shape the dough"
shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge: make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
imprint, form: establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
form: give shape to; "form the clay into a head"