form vs grade what difference

what is difference between form and grade

English

Alternative forms

  • forme (rare or archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English forme (shape, figure, manner, bench, frame, seat, condition, agreement, etc.), borrowed from Old French forme, from Latin fōrma (shape, figure, image, outline, plan, mold, frame, case, etc., manner, sort, kind, etc.)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːm/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹm/
  • Hyphenation: form
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)m

Noun

form (countable and uncountable, plural forms)

  1. (heading, physical) To do with shape.
    1. The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
      • 1699, William Temple, Heads designed for an essay on conversations
        Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
    2. A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.
    3. Regularity, beauty, or elegance.
    4. (philosophy) The inherent nature of an object; that which the mind itself contributes as the condition of knowing; that in which the essence of a thing consists.
    5. Characteristics not involving atomic components. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    6. (dated) A long bench with no back.
      • 1981, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, page 10:
        I can see the old schoolroom yet: the broken-down desks and the worn-out forms with knots in that got stuck into your backside [].
      • 2010, Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography:
        The prefect grabbed me by the shoulders and steered me down a passageway, and down another and finally through a door that led into a long, low dining-room crowded with loudly breakfasting boys sitting on long, shiny oak forms, as benches used to be called.
    7. (fine arts) The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.
    8. (crystallography) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
  2. (social) To do with structure or procedure.
    1. An order of doing things, as in religious ritual.
    2. Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula.
      • Those whom form of laws / Condemned to die.
    3. Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system.
    4. Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality.
    5. (archaic) A class or rank in society.
      • ladies of a high form
    6. (Britain) A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area).
      • 2011, Jane Martinson, The Guardian, 4 May:
        It’s fair to say she has form on this: she has criticised David Cameron’s proposal to create all-women shortlists for prospective MPs, tried to ban women wearing high heels at work as the resulting pain made them take time off work, and tried to reduce the point at which an abortion can take place from 24 to 21 weeks.
    7. Level of performance.
      The team’s form has been poor this year.
      The orchestra was on top form this evening.
    8. (Britain, education) A class or year of school pupils (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in sixth form).
      • 1928, George Bickerstaff, The mayor, and other folk
        One other day after afternoon school, Mr. Percival came behind me and put his hand on me. “Let me see, what’s your name? Which form are you in? []
      • 1976, Ronald King, School and college: studies of post-sixteen education
        From the sixth form will come the scholars and the administrators.
  3. A blank document or template to be filled in by the user.
  4. A specimen document to be copied or imitated.
  5. (grammar) A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages; the particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech.
  6. The den or home of a hare.
    • , I.iii.1.2:
      The Egyptians therefore in their hieroglyphics expressed a melancholy man by a hare sitting in her form, as being a most timorous and solitary creature.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p.275:
      Hares left their snug ‘forms’ in the cold grass.
  7. (computing, programming) A window or dialogue box.
    • 1998, Gary Cornell, Visual Basic 6 from the ground up (p.426)
      While it is quite amazing how much one can do with Visual Basic with the code attached to a single form, to take full advantage of VB you’ll need to start using multiple forms and having the code on all the forms in your project interact.
    • 2010, Neil Smyth, C# Essentials
      Throughout this chapter we will work with a form in a new project.
  8. (taxonomy) An infraspecific rank.
  9. (printing, dated) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.
  10. (geometry) A quantic.
  11. (sports, fitness) A specific way of performing a movement.

Synonyms

  • (visible structure of a thing or person): shape; see also Thesaurus:shape
    • (visible structure of a person): figure; see also Thesaurus:physique
  • (thing that gives shape to other things): cast, cookie cutter, mold, pattern
  • (mode of construction): configuration, makeup; see also Thesaurus:composition
  • (blank document): formular
  • (pre-collegiate level): grade
  • (biology): f.

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

  • Norwegian Bokmål: form

Translations

Verb

form (third-person singular simple present forms, present participle forming, simple past and past participle formed)

  1. (transitive) To assume (a certain shape or visible structure).
  2. (transitive) To give (a shape or visible structure) to a thing or person.
  3. (intransitive) To take shape.
  4. To put together or bring into being; assemble.
  5. (transitive, linguistics) To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.
  6. (transitive) To constitute, to compose, to make up.
    • 1948 May, Stanley Pashko, “The Biggest Family”, in Boys’ Life, Volume 38, Number 5, Boy Scouts of America, ISSN 0006-8608, p.10:
      Insects form the biggest family group in nature’s kingdom, and also the oldest.
  7. To mould or model by instruction or discipline.
    • 1731–1735, Alexander Pope, Moral Essays
      ‘Tis education forms the common mind.
    • Thus formed for speed, he challenges the wind.
  8. To provide (a hare) with a form.
    • The melancholy hare is formed in brakes and briers.
  9. (electrical, historical, transitive) To treat (plates) to prepare them for introduction into a storage battery, causing one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and the other of lead peroxide. This was formerly done by repeated slow alternations of the charging current, but later the plates or grids were coated or filled, one with a paste of red lead and the other with litharge, introduced into the cell, and formed by a direct charging current.

Synonyms

  • (give shape): beshape, transmogrify; see also Thesaurus:form
  • (take shape): take form, take shape; see also Thesaurus:come into being
  • (constitute): compose, make up; see also Thesaurus:compose

Related terms

  • format
  • formation

Translations

Further reading

  • form in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • form in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • MoRF, from

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fōrma (shape, form).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔrm/, [fɒːˀm]

Noun

form c (singular definite formen, plural indefinite former)

  1. form
  2. shape

Declension

Noun

form c (singular definite formen, plural indefinite forme)

  1. mould
  2. tin (a metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.)

Declension

Further reading

  • “form” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • form on the Danish Wikipedia.Wikipedia da

German

Verb

form

  1. singular imperative of formen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of formen

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔrm/
  • Rhymes: -ɔrm
  • Hyphenation: form

Etymology 1

From Old Norse form, from Latin fōrma (form; figure, shape), perhaps from Etruscan *morma (*morma), from Ancient Greek μορφή (morphḗ, shape, form), possibly of Pre-Greek origin.

Noun

form f or m (definite singular forma or formen, indefinite plural former, definite plural formene)

  1. a form, shape (the outer space of a thing; figure, outline)
    1. (in the plural) curves (the shape of a human, but especially a woman’s body)
    2. a shape, form (way in which details, especially outer lines, are prepared, arranged, assembled into a harmonious whole)
    3. form (way of expressing oneself; way of acting)
      Synonym: innhold
    4. a form, design (the way in which something acts, is organized or manifests itself)
    5. (physics, sciences) a state (the physical property of matter as solid, liquid, gas or plasma)
      Synonym: aggregattilstand
    6. (biology) a level below species in the classification of organisms, where there is a less systematic variation between individuals of the same species
  2. a type, kind, form (a category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together)
  3. (philosophy) a form (an eternal type of thing or idea, especially in Plato’s philosophy)
  4. (philosophy, natural science) the formal cause (the design, pattern, or pure concept of a thing, which gives form or structure to its matter, in Aristotelianism)
  5. (philosophy) form (summary of the manifold, the material of experience, into unity in consciousness – especially in Kant’s philosophy)
  6. a norm (a rule that is imposed by regulations and/or socially enforced by members of a community)
    1. (in the plural) etiquette (the customary behavior of members of a profession, business, law, or sports team towards each other)
    Synonym: etikette
  7. (linguistics, grammar) a form (a grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages; the particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech)
  8. a form, mold (a hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance)
    1. (typography) a printing form (an object, usually in the shape of a block or a plate, used in printing to apply ink on the printed surface)
      Synonym: trykkform
    2. (technology) an extruder (a machine that extrudes material through shaped dies)
      Synonym: ekstruder

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From English form, from Middle English forme (shape, figure, manner, bench, frame, seat, condition, agreement), from Old French forme, from Latin fōrma (form; figure, shape), perhaps from Etruscan *morma (*morma), from Ancient Greek μορφή (morphḗ, shape, form), possibly of Pre-Greek origin.

Noun

form f or m (definite singular forma or formen, indefinite plural former, definite plural formene)

  1. (physical) shape, form (a human or animal’s physical condition, especially in terms of endurance and athletic performance)
    Synonyms: kondisjon, frisk, sunn
Related terms
  • forme (to form)

Etymology 3

Verb

form

  1. imperative of forme

References

  • “form” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “form” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “form (algebra)”, “form (filosofi)”, “form (idrett)”, “form (jus)”, “form (kunst)”, “form (språkvitenskap)”, “form (teknikk)”, “form (musikk)”, “form (matematisk analyse)” in Store norske leksikon

Anagrams

  • from, morf

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin forma.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔrm/

Noun

form f (definite singular forma, indefinite plural former, definite plural formene)

  1. form
  2. shape
  3. a mould (e.g. for cast products)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • -forma
  • forme

References

  • “form” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish forma, borrowed from Latin forma.

Pronunciation

Noun

form c

  1. a form, a shape
  2. a form, a mold, a dish, a tray, a tin, a piece of ovenware

Declension

Related terms

shape
  • cirkelform
  • ellipsform
  • forma
mold
  • formfranska
  • formgjuta
  • gjutform
  • kakform
  • knäckform
  • pajform

Anagrams

  • fr.o.m., from

Turkish

Etymology

From French forme.

Noun

form (definite accusative formu, plural formlar)

  1. form

Declension


English

Etymology

Borrowed from French grade (a grade, degree), from Latin gradus (a step, pace, a step in a ladder or stair, a station, position, degree), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰradʰ-, *gʰredʰ- (to walk, go). Cognate with Gothic ???????????????????? (griþs, step, grade), Bavarian Gritt (step, stride), Lithuanian grìdiju (to go, wander).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɹeɪd/
  • Homophones: grayed, greyed
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun

grade (plural grades)

  1. A rating.
    This fine-grade coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.
  2. (chiefly Canada, US) Performance on a test or other evaluation(s), expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score.
    Synonym: mark
  3. A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
    • There are a lot of varieties of diatomaceous earth, so when you are shopping, be sure to get the right stuff!

      Make sure that you get food grade diatomaceous earth. Some people make 3% of the food they eat be diatomaceous earth.

  4. (linguistics) degree (Any of the three stages (positive, comparative, superlative) in the comparison of an adjective or an adverb.)
  5. A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
  6. (Canada, US, education) A level of primary and secondary education.
  7. (Canada, education) A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
  8. An area that has been flattened by a grader (construction machine).
  9. The level of the ground.
  10. (mathematics) A gradian.
  11. (geometry) In a linear system of divisors on an n-dimensional variety, the number of free intersection points of n generic divisors.
  12. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
  13. (systematics) A taxon united by a level of morphological or physiological complexity that is not a clade.
  14. (medicine) The degree of malignity of a tumor expressed on a scale.

Synonyms

  • (taxon that is not a clade): paraphyletic group

Related terms

Descendants

  • Japanese: グレード (gurēdo)

Translations

Verb

grade (third-person singular simple present grades, present participle grading, simple past and past participle graded)

  1. (chiefly Canada, US) To assign scores to the components of an academic test.
  2. (chiefly Canada, US) To assign a score to overall academic performance.
  3. To organize in grades.
  4. To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.
  5. (sewing) To remove or trim part of a seam allowance from a finished seam so as to reduce bulk and make the finished piece more even when turned right side out.
  6. (research) To apply labels to data (typically by a manual rather than automatic process).
  7. (intransitive) To pass imperceptibly from one grade into another.
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 34:
      And there were circles even beyond these – […] humanity grading and drifting beyond the educated vision, until no earthly invitation can embrace it.

Translations

Derived terms

Anagrams

  • Adger, Degar, EDGAR, Edgar, Gerda, garde, radge, raged

Afrikaans

Noun

grade

  1. plural of graad

Esperanto

Etymology

grado +‎ -e

Pronunciation

Adverb

grade

  1. gradually

Synonyms

  • malabrupte

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin gradus. Compare degré.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁad/
  • Rhymes: -ad
  • Homophone: grades

Noun

grade m (plural grades)

  1. rank
  2. (geometry) gradian

Synonyms

  • degré
  • rang

Derived terms

  • en prendre pour son grade
  • monter en grade

Related terms

  • gradation
  • grader

Descendants

  • English: grade
  • Romanian: grad

Further reading

  • “grade” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Etymology

13th century. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese grade (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin cratis, cratem (wickerwork).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɾaðe̝/

Noun

grade f (plural grades)

  1. (archaic) cage
  2. grate (metal grille)
  3. harrow (device dragged across ploughed land to smooth the soil)
    • 1474, Antonio López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 74:
      Iten, preçaron duas grades e hun chedeiro e dous temoos de cerna, a parte dos menores em quorenta :XL -? maravedis

      Item, they appraised two harrows, a cart’s bed and two shafts of heartwood, the part corresponding to the kids, 40 coins
  4. any similarly formed frame or structure
  5. common starfish (Asterias rubens)
    Synonyms: estrela do mar, rapacricas
  6. Ursa Major
    Synonyms: Carro, Osa Maior

Derived terms

  • gradar

References

  • “grade” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI – ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “grade” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez – Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “grade” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI – ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “grade” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “grade” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese grade, from Latin cratis, cratem, possibly from a Proto-Indo-European *krtis.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈɡɾa.ðɨ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɡɾa.dʒi/
  • Hyphenation: gra‧de

Noun

grade f (plural grades)

  1. grate (metal grille)
  2. a light fence
  3. harrow (device dragged across ploughed land to smooth the soil)
  4. grid

Verb

grade

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of gradar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of gradar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of gradar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of gradar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡrade]

Noun

grade n

  1. indefinite plural of grad

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

grade (Cyrillic spelling граде)

  1. vocative singular of grad

Spanish

Verb

grade

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

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