forme

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

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

forme (plural formes)

  1. Obsolete form of form.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      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. (historical, printing) One side of a sheet, comprising four quarto pages or two folio pages.
    • 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. plural indefinite 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]

Borrowed from Latin fōrma, possibly cognate with Ancient Greek μορφή (morphḗ).

Pronunciation[edit]

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. First-person singular present of formen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of formen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of formen.
  4. Imperative singular of formen.

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 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 forme/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.