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  2  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]: 
 
  Forming  \Form"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  or  process  of  giving  form  or  shape  to  anything  as 
  in  shipbuilding,  the  exact  shaping  of  partially  shaped 
  timbers. 




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