From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishformform1 /fɔːm $ fɔːrm/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 type [countable]TYPE a particular type of something that exists in many different varietiesform of a severe form of cancer The bicycle is an environment-friendly form of transport. the art forms of the twentieth century2 way something is/appears [countable]TYPE the way something is or appears to be We oppose racism in all its forms.in the form of something People are bombarded with information in the form of TV advertising. Vitamin C can be taken in capsule or tablet form. A typical training programme takes the form of a series of workshops.3 shape [countable]SHAPE a shapeform of the shadowy forms of the divers swimming below the boatin the form of something The main staircase was in the form of a big ‘S’. The female form is a thing of beauty.4 document [countable]INFORMATION an official document with spaces where you write information, especially about yourself Application forms are available from the college. Just complete the entry form (=write the answers to the questions on a form) and return it.fill in/out a form (=write the answers to the questions on a form) Fill in the form and send it back with your cheque.5 art/literature [uncountable]A the structure of a work of art or piece of writing, rather than the ideas it expresses, events it describes etc the distinction between form and content6 performance [uncountable]DS how well a sports person, team, musician etc is performing, or has performed recently I have been greatly encouraged by the team’s recent form.on present/current/past etc form On current form he’s one of the top three players in the country.in good/fine/great form He’s been in good form all this season. He had no qualms about dropping players he thought were off form (=not performing well).7 school [countable] British EnglishSES a class in a schoolfirst/second/sixth etc form examinations taken in the fourth form → form teacher8 grammar [countable]SLG a way of writing or saying a word that shows its number, tense etc. For example, ‘was’ is a past form of the verb ‘to be’.9 criminal record [uncountable] British English informal if someone has form, they are known to the police because they have committed crimes in the past10 → bad form11 → form of words12 → be in good/fine/great etc form13 → take form → true to form at true1(7)
Examples from the Corpusform• Some of the fifth- formers have started a rock band.• Melanoma is a form of skin cancer.• The visa requires an application form and two photos.• a college application form• But like all Balkan political survivors, Milosevic has made an art form of knowing when to switch sides.• Animation is one of the most labor-intensive art forms.• The nurse asked her to sign the consent form.• Britain has a constitutional form of government.• Dark forms seemed to hide behind the trees.• How, then, do we account for these very different responses to the different forms of cheating?• The book discusses what the ideal female form has been for different centuries and cultures.• Mrs Davies took the fifth form to the science museum.• The painting consists of a series of interlocking forms.• As early as 1844, Alfred Donne published a compendium of drawings made from daguerreotypes of microscopic forms.• Sugar in chocolate and other forms of confectionery is one of the major causes of tooth decay.• Johnson is far from his past form and may not make the Olympic team.• Sleeping forms lay in groups and rows on the earth floor.• Make sure you sign and date the form before you return it.• Just fill in the form and take it along to your local bank.• She's by far the brightest pupil in the form.• Antibacterial treatments can take the form of baths, external application to affected areas, injection and oral administration via the food.• I'm in the third form.• However, most of the research has relied upon a narrow and traditional form of grammar teaching.• The bodies which are most obviously subject to various forms of public accountability are central government departments and local authorities.• Writers such as Henry James are concerned with form as well as content.• Pour the cement into the wooden form.form of• I think she died of some form of cancer.• Please bring two forms of identification, such as a passport or driver's license.takes the form of• This account of that age takes the form of an experiment-a contrast between two days.• In some cases it is also hard to measure scheme cost, eg where aid takes the form of tax concessions.• Egocentrism takes the form of an inability to differentiate between perceptual events and mental constructions.• The plant takes the form of any of three varieties known.• In the modern Arab states it sometimes takes the form of intolerant outbursts and rejections of the present and our leaders.• Each unit takes the form of an issue of Streetwise magazine.• This usually takes the form of obsessively pursuing the minutiae of experimental phenomena and theories that leave a subsequent generation cold.• The vibration takes the form of an acoustic wave travelling down the rod.female form• The further from the natural a female form, the more feminine it is.• A much more acceptable female form.• In 1877 he observed the adult male and female forms.• It is not known for certain if the male and female form a pair bond.• Here, too, we find subtle combinations of male imagery with essentially female forms.• Pech-Merle also contains some of the relatively rare engravings of human female forms.• But the family fortune rested on the female form.• The female form is more beautiful.fill in/out a form• She sat in the Ministry of Education and filled out forms.• Creating a trip is as easy as filling in a form.• They even filled in forms for her.• They may see that it does not have to be time consuming and it doesn't always involve filling in forms.• Nobody likes filling in a form.• Once on the system, it saves time and allows me to concentrate on walking the crops, not filling in forms.• Jobseekers are asked to fill out forms or present resumes that detail their education, experience, and other qualifications.in good/fine/great form• Health Management Associates Inc., known as the Wal-Mart of hospital operators, appears to be in fine form.• And it was not all deep depression yesterday, with the likes of Boots and Morgan Grenfell in fine form.• Davies, now in his 80s, is in fine form.• At least he is in good form again.• I rode Granville Again this morning and he seems in great form.• Opener Ramiz Raja started the tour in fine form, with an innings of 172 against Worcestershire.• I was in good form that night.first/second/sixth etc form• The information will be gathered in 4 city centre retail and catering firms and 3 sixth form colleges in Swansea.• A second form of personal thought is intuition.• Augustine in the Confessions 12: 19 between the first form and unformed or prime matter.• But most teachers with amorous intent are wise enough to wait until the girls are in the sixth form.• Most of the detailed factual material learned in the sixth form is forgotten or superseded within a few years.• Remember that big sloppy jumper you knitted me when I was in the sixth form - that maroon one?• Mitosis lasted two years during the period between the pair leaving the sixth form and attending university.