formed meaning

Pronunciation:   "formed" in a sentence
Adjective: formed  formd
  1. Having or given a form or shape
Verb: form  form
  1. Create (as an entity)
    "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
    - organize, organise [Brit] 
  2. To compose or represent
    "This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
    - constitute, make 
  3. Develop into a distinctive entity
    - take form, take shape, spring 
  4. Give shape or form to
    "form the young child's character"
    - shape 
  5. Make something, usually for a specific function
    "Form cylinders from the dough"
    - shape, work, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], forge 
  6. Establish or impress firmly in the mind
    - imprint 
  7. Assume a form or shape
    "the water formed little beads"

See also: acorn-shaped, awl-shaped, bacillar, bacillary, bacilliform, baculiform, bag-shaped, bar-shaped, basket-shaped, belt-shaped, biform, boot-shaped, bottle-shaped, botuliform, butterfly-shaped, button-shaped, catenulate, chainlike, claw-shaped, club-shaped, cowl-shaped, cross-shaped, die-cast, drum-like, drum-shaped, ductile, eel-shaped, fan-shaped, fig-shaped, football-shaped, foot-shaped, formation, formative, funnel-shaped, guitar-shaped, hammer-shaped, harp-shaped, hook-shaped, horn-shaped, hourglass-shaped, H-shaped, keel-shaped, lance-shaped, lancet-shaped, lip-shaped, L-shaped, lyre-shaped, malleable, molded [N. Amer], moulded [Brit, Cdn], navicular, nutmeg-shaped, oven-shaped, paddle-shaped, perfected, phylliform, pitcher-shaped, pliable, pliant, precast, ribbon-shaped, rod-shaped, rudder-like, saddle-shaped, scaphoid, shaped, slipper-shaped, spade-like, spade-shaped, spider-shaped, spoon-shaped, s-shaped, stirrup-shaped, tadpole-shaped, tassel-shaped, tensile, thimble-shaped, tractile, trumpet-shaped, T-shaped, turnip-shaped, umbrella-shaped, U-shaped, vase-shaped, vermiform, v-shaped, worm-shaped, wrought, W-shaped, Y-shaped

Type of: act upon, alter, be, become, change, comprise, constitute, create, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, influence, make, make up, modify, represent, work

Antonym: unformed

Encyclopedia: Form Form, fit and function

Examples

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  1. a thin layer of ice is formed over the lake ...
  2. the glimmer of an idea formed in his mind.
  3. he formed plans of reading and broke them.
  4. i've formed some opinions about loyalty.
  5. these ridges were formed by glaciers.

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