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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reform  \Re*form"\,  v.  i. 
  To  return  to  a  good  state;  to  amend  or  correct  one's  own 
  character  or  habits;  as  a  man  of  settled  habits  of  vice  will 
  seldom  reform. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reform  \Re*form"\,  n.  [F.  r['e]forme.] 
  Amendment  of  what  is  defective,  vicious,  corrupt,  or 
  depraved;  reformation;  as  reform  of  elections;  reform  of 
  government. 
 
  {Civil  service  reform}.  See  under  {Civil}. 
 
  {Reform  acts}  (Eng.  Politics),  acts  of  Parliament  passed  in 
  1832,  1867,  1884,  1885,  extending  and  equalizing  popular 
  representation  in  Parliament. 
 
  {Reform  school},  a  school  established  by  a  state  or  city 
  government,  for  the  confinement,  instruction,  and 
  reformation  of  juvenile  offenders,  and  of  young  persons  of 
  idle,  vicious,  and  vagrant  habits.  [U.  S.] 
 
  Syn:  Reformation;  amendment;  rectification;  correction.  See 
  {Reformation}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Re-form  \Re-form"\  (r?*f?rm"),  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Re-formed}  (-f?rmd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Re-forming}.] 
  To  give  a  new  form  to  to  form  anew;  to  take  form  again  or 
  to  take  a  new  form  as  to  re-form  the  line  after  a  charge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reform  \Re*form"\  (r?*f?rm"),  v.  t.  [F.  r['e]former,  L. 
  reformare;  pref.  re-  re-  +  formare  to  form  from  forma  form 
  See  {Form}.] 
  To  put  into  a  new  and  improved  form  or  condition;  to  restore 
  to  a  former  good  state,  or  bring  from  bad  to  good;  to  change 
  from  worse  to  better;  to  amend;  to  correct;  as  to  reform  a 
  profligate  man;  to  reform  corrupt  manners  or  morals. 
 
  The  example  alone  of  a  vicious  prince  will  corrupt  an 
  age;  but  that  of  a  good  one  will  not  reform  it 
  --Swift. 
 
  Syn:  To  amend;  correct;  emend;  rectify;  mend;  repair;  better; 
  improve;  restore;  reclaim. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reform 
  n  1:  a  change  for  the  better  as  a  result  of  correcting  abuses; 
  "justice  was  for  sale  before  the  reform  of  the  law 
  courts" 
  2:  a  campaign  aimed  to  correct  abuses  or  malpractices;  "the 
  reforms  he  proposed  were  too  radical  for  the  politicians" 
  3:  self-improvement  in  behavior  or  morals  by  abandoning  some 
  vice;  "the  family  rejoiced  in  the  drunkard's  reform" 
  v  1:  make  reforms  in  change  for  the  better;  "reform  a  political 
  system" 
  2:  subject  to  spiritual  regeneration  [syn:  {regenerate}] 
  3:  produce  by  cracking,  of  oil  or  gas 
  4:  break  up  the  molecules  (of  oil  or  gas) 
  5:  change  for  the  better;  "The  lazy  student  promised  to  reform" 
  [syn:  {straighten  out}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Reform,  AL  (city,  FIPS  64104) 
  Location:  33.37956  N,  88.01670  W 
  Population  (1990):  2105  (878  housing  units) 
  Area:  20.8  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  35481 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  REFORM,  v.  A  thing  that  mostly  satisfies  reformers  opposed  to 
  reformation. 
 
 




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