Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “form”

See all translations

form

noun
 
/fɔːm/
A2 a printed document with spaces for you to write information: Please fill in the form using black ink.
B1 a way of writing or saying a word that shows if it is singular or plural, past or present, etc.: “Isn’t” is the short form of “is not.”
a type of something or way of doing something: Swimming is the best form of exercise.
the body or shape of someone or something: paintings of the human form
B1 UK a school class for students of the same age or ability: the third form
(Definition of form noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Essential British English definitions for “form”

Definitions of “form” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More