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form (create)

Definition:

to create (as an entity)

Class:

social verb (politics, social activities, events, etc.)

Related to:

formation

Past tense:

formed

Present participle:

forming

3rd-person singular present:

forms

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • social groups form everywhere
  • They formed a company

Synonyms:

organise [British spelling] | organize [American/Canadian spelling]

Etymology:

Old French forme "physical form, appearance, pleasing looks; shape, image", from...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Organizing | organising

the act of rearranging elements following one or more rules. Anything is commonly considered organized when it looks like everything has a correct order or placement. But it's only ultimately organized if any element has no difference on time taken to ... (41 of 1760 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Organizing

Collins Dictionary:

organize | organise | coordinate [synonym, sense-specific]

to form (parts or elements of something) into a structured whole; coordinate | [transitive] to arrange methodically or in order | [transitive] to ... (21 of 491 words, 6 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/organize

Merriam-Webster:

organize | organized [past tense] | organizing [present participle] | integrate [synonym, sense-specific] | especially [synonym, sense-specific] | arrange [synonym, sense-specific] | array [synonym, sense-specific] | classify [synonym, sense-specific] | codify [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to cause to develop an organic structure | to form into a coherent unity or functioning whole; "integrate" | to set up an administrative structure for ... (24 of 268 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/organize

American Heritage Dictionary:

organize | organized [past tense] | organizing [present participle] | organizes [3rd-person singular present] | organizer [noun, related]

To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole. | To arrange in a coherent form; systematize | To arrange in a desired pattern or ... (23 of 152 words, 9 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/organize

Random House Dictionary:

organize | organized [past tense] | organizing [present participle] | organise [British, sense-specific]

to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action. | to systematize. | to give organic ... (22 of 142 words, 9 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/organize

Oxford Dictionary:

organize | organise | order [synonym, sense-specific] | organizable [derived]

arrange systematically; order | coordinate the activities of (a person or group) efficiently | form (a number of people) into a trade union or other ... (23 of 141 words, 6 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/organize

New World Dictionary:

organize | organized [past tense] | organizing [present participle] | organizable [adjective, related]

to provide with an organic structure; especially, ; to arrange in an ... | to bring into being; establish | to persuade to join in some common cause ... (26 of 130 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/organize

Macmillan British Dictionary:

organize | organized [past tense] | organizing [present participle] | organizes [3rd-person singular present] | organise [British spelling]

[transitive] to prepare or arrange an activity or event ; to provide something that is needed | [transitive] to put things into a sensible order or ... (25 of 119 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/organize

Wiktionary:

organize | organized [past tense] | organizing [present participle] | organizes [3rd-person singular present] | organised [British, past tense] | organising [British, present participle] | organises [British, 3rd-person singular present] | organise [British, sense-specific]

[transitive] To arrange in working order. | [transitive] To constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize. | [transitive] To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity... (37 of 66 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/organize

Cambridge Dictionary:

organize [entry 1] | organise [British]

to make arrangements for something to happen (7 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/organize 1

organize [entry 2] | organise [British]

to do or arrange something according to a particular system (10 of 51 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/organize 2

Britannica Encyclopedia:

form [philosophy]

the external shape, appearance, or configuration of an object, in contradistinction to the matter of which it's composed; in Aristotelian metaphysics, ... (21 of 831 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/213675​/form

form [crystallography]

in crystallography, all crystal faces having similar symmetry. Those forms that enclose space are called closed forms; those that do not, open forms. ... (23 of 259 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/690904​/form

Encarta Dictionary:

organize | organized [past tense] | organizing [present participle] | organizes [3rd-person singular present] | organise

to form or establish something such as a club, by coming together or bringing people together into a structured group (often passive) | to oversee the ... (25 of 176 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684841​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

form

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Old French forme "physical form, appearance, pleasing looks; shape, image", from Latin forma "form, contour, figure, shape; appearance, ... (21 of 80 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=form

New World Dictionary:

form

Origin: Middle English forme from Old French from Latin forma, a shape, figure, image from perhaps (via Etruscan) Greek morphē | Middle ... (20 of 32 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/form

Wiktionary:

form | forms [plural] | formed [past tense] | forming [present participle]

Origin: Middle English forme ("shape, figure, manner, bench, frame, seat, condition, agreement, etc."), from Old French forme, from Latin forma ("shape, figure, image, outline, plan, mold, frame, case, etc., manner, sort, kind, etc.")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/form

Collins Dictionary:

form [United States] | Form | forme | -form

First use: 13th century | 15th century

Origin: from Old French forme, from Latin forma shape, model | from French: form | from New Latin -formis, from Latin, from fōrmaform

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/form

Oxford Dictionary:

form | on [British] | out of [British] | be formed [British] | form people/things up [British] | form up [British]

Origin: Middle English: from Old French forme (noun), fourmer (verb, from Latin formare "to form"), both based on Latin forma "a mould or form"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/form

American Heritage Dictionary:

form | formed [past tense] | forming [present participle] | forms [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English forme, from Latin fōrma.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/form

Merriam-Webster:

form [entry 1, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English forme, from Anglo-French furme, forme, from Latin forma form, beauty

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/form

Encarta Dictionary:

form | forms [plural] | formed [past tense] | forming [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French from Latin forma "mold, shape, beauty"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613038​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

form | forms [plural] | formed [past tense] | forming [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "form"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/form

Collins Dictionary:

form [United States] | Form | forme | -form

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "form"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/form

Macmillan British Dictionary:

form | forms [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "form"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/form

form [verb] | formed [past tense] | forming [present participle] | forms [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "form"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/form 35

Macmillan American Dictionary:

form [noun] | forms [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "form"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/form

form [verb] | formed [past tense] | forming [present participle] | forms [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "form"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/form 32

Cambridge Dictionary:

form [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "form"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "form"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/form 1

the Free Dictionary:

form

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "form"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "form"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "form" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/form

Google Dictionary:

form | forms [plural] | formed [past tense] | forming [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "form"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=form

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

form

Audio: North American pronunciation of "form"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=form​0001 word=form

YourDictionary Audio:

form

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "form" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/form

freedictionary.org:

Form

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Form" by speech synthesizer

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