Synonyms of 'form'
a type or kind◾He contracted a rare form of cancer.
There are various types of the disease.
What sort of person is he?
Donations came in from all kinds of people.
She grows 12 varieties of old-fashioned roses.
Freezing is a great way to preserve most foods.
the decimal system of metric weights and measures
the order of insects Coleoptera, better known as beetles
a new class of personal computer
six scenes in the style of a classical Greek tragedy
a public inquiry into bank practices
new teaching methods
There are several thousand species of trees here.
What manner of place is this?
Monty is a man of a very different stamp.
Events of this description occurred daily.
the shape or appearance of something◾Valleys often take the form of deep canyons.
Carefully cut round the shape of the design you wish to use.
He was flying in formation with seven other jets.
The flow of water follows the configuration of the rock strata.
The British pavilion is an impressive steel and glass construction.
The cut of her clothes made her look slimmer and taller.
To keep the cost down, opt for a basic model.
You may live only where the stamp in your passport says you may.
At first sight, he is not cast in the leading man mould.
the structure and arrangement of a work of art or piece of writing as distinguished from its content◾the sustained narrative form of the novel
The chemical structure of this particular molecule is very unusual.
The wish to impose order upon confusion is a kind of intellectual instinct.
the internal organization of the department
an imaginative flower arrangement
Avoid complex verbal constructions.
an artist with a special feel for colour and proportion
They met to discuss the format of future negotiations.
within the framework of federal regulations
the incredible beauty and symmetry of a snowflake
a visible person or animal◾her petite form and delicate features
the smallness of his build
The largest organ in the body is the liver.
Take pride in your health and your figure.
the shapes of the trees against the sky
belts pulled tight against their bony frames
She could see only the hazy outline of the trees.
He had worked extensively on the anatomy of living animals.
the dark silhouette of the castle ruins
He has the physique and energy of a man half his age.
Sam's the only person who can do the job.
physical or mental condition◾He's now fighting his way back to top form.
She was in fine condition for a woman of her age.
Although he's old, he's in good health.
He was still in better shape than many young men.
Squash was thought to offer all-round fitness.
He is already getting in trim for the big day.
You seem in fine fettle.
a printed document, esp. one with spaces in which to fill details or answers◾You will be asked to fill in an application form.
manners and etiquette◾a frequent broadcaster on correct form and dress
He did not follow the correct procedure in applying for a visa.
He was asked to explain his extraordinary behaviour.
a breach of the rules of diplomatic etiquette
The usual rule is to start as one group.
Other people judge you by your conduct.
The custom of lighting the Olympic flame goes back centuries.
It's just a social convention that men don't wear skirts.
Italian culture revolves around the ritual of eating.
a fruitful convergence with past usage and custom
He is a stickler for royal protocol.
The will was read, but it was a formality.
Keith woke early, as was his wont.
kawa (New Zealand)
tikanga (New Zealand)
a group of children who are taught together◾I was going into the sixth form at school.
the particular mode in which a thing or person appears◾The rejoicing took the form of exuberant masquerades.
the capitalist mode of production
The glass bottle is the shape of a woman's torso.
He had the appearance of a college student.
the manifestation of grief
He claimed the Devil had appeared to him in the guise of a goat.
They had nursed Peter back to some semblance of health.
The pictures are based on simple geometric designs.
to give shape to or take shape, esp. a particular shape◾He gave orders for the cadets to form into lines.
to make or construct or be made or constructed◾The bowl was formed out of clay.
They now make cars at two plants in Europe.
The company produces circuitry for communications systems.
Sometimes she carved wood or modelled clay.
The desk was fashioned out of oak.
Developers are now proposing to build a hotel on the site.
He's creating a whole new language of painting.
Like it or not, our families shape our lives.
The first three models are being manufactured at our factory in Manchester.
The boxes should be constructed from rough-sawn timber.
She was trying to assemble the bomb when it went off.
They agreed to forge closer economic ties.
We moulded a statue out of mud.
All the tools are fabricated from high-quality steel.
to be an element of◾Women formed the majority of the group's membership.
The country's ethnic minorities constitute 7 per cent of its total population.
They agreed to form a council composed of leaders of the rival factions.
Women comprise 44% of hospital medical staff.
She'll make a fine artist, if she gets the right training.
Your idea will make a good book.
to come or bring into existence◾You may want to form a company to buy a joint freehold.
They established the school in 1989.
Now is probably as good a time as any to start a business.
He founded the Centre for Journalism Studies.
The police have launched an investigation into the incident.
He invented the first electric clock.
The oil companies were accused of contriving a shortage of gasoline to justify price increases.
to come or bring into existence◾Stalactites and stalagmites began to form.
6 She rapidly formed a plan.
We may be able to design a course to suit your particular needs.
We devised a scheme to help him.
He formulated his plan for escape.
I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
A convention was set up to frame a constitution.
We need someone to help organize our campaign.
to acquire or develop◾It is easier to form good habits than to break bad ones.
to train or mould by instruction or example◾Anger at injustice formed his character.
We train them in bricklaying and other building techniques.
He is schooled to spot trouble.
a programme to teach educational skills
She taught me to read.
He should have let his instinct guide him.
I'm very good at disciplining myself.
I was reared in east Texas.
She was educated at a local school.
He instructs family members in nursing techniques.
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to get or develop (something such as an object, trait, or ability)
I've never acquired a taste for wine.
the structure of an animal or plant
He had worked extensively on the anatomy of living animals.
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Thesaurus for form from the Collins English Thesaurus