forme

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See also: -forme, formé, formě, and formę

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

forme (plural formes)

  1. Obsolete form of form.
    • 1650, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica: [], 2nd edition, London: [] A. Miller, for Edw[ard] Dod and Nath[aniel] Ekins, [], OCLC 152706203:
      And first, although there were more things in nature then words which did expresse them, yet even in these mute and silent discourses, to expresse complexed significations, they took a liberty to compound and piece together creatures of allowable formes unto mixtures inexistent []
  2. (printing) Alternative form of form (type etc. secured in a chase)
    • 1978, David A. Bloestein, Introduction, John Marston, David A. Bloestein (editor), Parasitaster: Or, The Fawn, page 47,
      Both these formes, with running titles intact, were retained to print sheet D of Q2.
    • 1994, Jay L. Halio, Introduction, Jay L. Halio (editor), William Shakespeare, The First Quarto of King Lear, page 21,
      Q2 was printed in twenty-two formes.
    • 2011, Eugene Giddens, How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text, page 41,
      In casting off, the printing house would judge the length of a manuscript to determine both how many sheets would be needed, and what the divisions were between one forme and another. (A forme is one side of a sheet: four quarto pages or two folio pages.) Because formes do not have many consecutive pages, estimates would be further broken down by page. If a quarto forme includes a putative page one, for instance, that side of the sheet would also include pages four, five, and eight.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

forme

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of formar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of formar

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɔrmə/, [ˈfɒːmə]

Etymology 1[edit]

See form (shape, form).

Noun[edit]

forme c

  1. indefinite plural of form

Etymology 2[edit]

From form (shape, form).

Verb[edit]

forme (imperative form, infinitive at forme, present tense former, past tense formede, perfect tense er/har formet)

  1. shape
  2. clay
  3. mould
  4. form, frame

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French forme, borrowed from Latin fōrma, possibly cognate with Ancient Greek μορφή (morphḗ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɔʁm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

forme f (plural formes)

  1. shape (geometrical representation)
  2. shape (physical appearance)
  3. form

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

forme

  1. inflection of formen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

forme f pl

  1. plural of forma

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

forme

  1. vocative masculine singular of formus

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French forme, borrowed from Latin forma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

forme f (plural formes)

  1. (Jersey) form

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse forma

Verb[edit]

forme (imperative form, present tense former, passive formes, simple past and past participle forma or formet, present participle formende)

  1. to form
  2. to shape

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse forma

Verb[edit]

forme (present tense formar, past tense forma, past participle forma, passive infinitive formast, present participle formande, imperative form)

  1. to form
  2. to shape

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

forme

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of formar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of formar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of formar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of formar

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forme f pl

  1. plural of formă

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

forme

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of formar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of formar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of formar.