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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Form  \Form\  (f[^o]rm),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Formed}  (f[^o]rmd); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Forming}.]  [F.  former,  L.  formare,  fr 
  forma.  See  {Form},  n.] 
  1.  To  give  form  or  shape  to  to  frame;  to  construct;  to  make 
  to  fashion. 
 
  God  formed  man  of  the  dust  of  the  ground.  --Gen.  ii 
  7. 
 
  The  thought  that  labors  in  my  forming  brain.  --Rowe. 
 
  2.  To  give  a  particular  shape  to  to  shape,  mold,  or  fashion 
  into  a  certain  state  or  condition;  to  arrange;  to  adjust 
  also  to  model  by  instruction  and  discipline;  to  mold  by 
  influence,  etc.;  to  train. 
 
  'T  is  education  forms  the  common  mind.  --Pope. 
 
  Thus  formed  for  speed,  he  challenges  the  wind. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  go  to  make  up  to  act  as  constituent  of  to  be  the 
  essential  or  constitutive  elements  of  to  answer  for  to 
  make  the  shape  of  --  said  of  that  out  of  which  anything 
  is  formed  or  constituted,  in  whole  or  in  part 
 
  The  diplomatic  politicians  .  .  .  who  formed  by  far 
  the  majority.  --Burke. 
 
  4.  To  provide  with  a  form  as  a  hare.  See  {Form},  n.,  9. 
 
  The  melancholy  hare  is  formed  in  brakes  and  briers. 
  --Drayton. 
 
  5.  (Gram.)  To  derive  by  grammatical  rules  as  by  adding  the 
  proper  suffixes  and  affixes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Formed  \Formed\,  a. 
  1.  (Astron.)  Arranged,  as  stars  in  a  constellation;  as 
  formed  stars.  [R.] 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  Having  structure;  capable  of  growth  and 
  development;  organized;  as  the  formed  or  organized 
  ferments.  See  {Ferment},  n. 
 
  {Formed  material}  (Biol.),  a  term  employed  by  Beale  to  denote 
  the  lifeless  matter  of  a  cell,  that  which  is 
  physiologically  dead,  in  distinction  from  the  truly 
  germinal  or  living  matter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  formed 
  adj  1:  clearly  defined;  "I  have  no  formed  opinion  about  the  chances 
  of  success"  [syn:  {defined},  {settled}] 
  2:  having  or  given  a  form  or  shape  [ant:  {unformed}] 
  3:  formed  in  the  mind  [syn:  {conceived}] 
  4:  having  taken  on  a  definite  arrangement;  "cheerleaders  were 
  formed  into  letters";  "we  saw  troops  formed  into  columns" 
  5:  fully  developed  as  by  discipline  or  training"a  fully  formed 
  literary  style" 




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