form vs manikin what difference

what is difference between form and manikin

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

Alternative forms

  • mannikin

Etymology

From Dutch manneken, Middle Dutch mannekijn. Doublet of mannequin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmænɪkɪn/, /ˈmænəkɪn/
  • Homophones: manakin, mannequin

Noun

manikin (plural manikins)

  1. Alternative spelling of mannequin.
    • 1951, “New Picture,” Time, 2 April, 1951,[1]
      Best scene: Hope trying to sneak the clothes off a department-store manikin without attracting attention from the crowd outside the window.
    • 1997, American Red Cross, Sport Safety Training: Instructor’s Manual, Granada Learning Limited, p. 118,[2]
      Students should be told in advance that training sessions will involve close physical contact with manikins used by their fellow students.
  2. A little man (sometimes as a term of endearment).
    Synonyms: homunculus, midget, peewee, shorty, titman
    • c. 1599, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene 2,[3]
      This is a dear manikin to you, Sir Toby.
    • 1727, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, London: Benj. Motte, Volume 1, Part II, Chapter 1, p. 31,[4]
      She was very good natur’d, and not above Forty foot high, being little for her age. She gave me the name Grildrig, which the Family took up, and afterwards the whole Kingdom. The Word imports what the Latins call Nanunculus, the Italians Homunceletino, and the English Mannikin.
    • 1852, William Makepeace Thackeray, The History of Henry Esmond, Chapter 3,[5]
      [] when he asked Harry about singing, the lad broke out with a hymn to the tune of Dr. Martin Luther, which set Mr. Holt a-laughing; and even caused his grand parrain in the laced hat and periwig to laugh too when Holt told him what the child was singing. For it appeared that Dr. Martin Luther’s hymns were not sung in the churches Mr. Holt preached at. ¶ “You must never sing that song any more: do you hear, little mannikin?” says my Lord Viscount, holding up a finger.
    • 1876, Louisa May Alcott, Rose in Bloom, Chapter 1,[6]
      “Well, my mannikin, what do you think of us?” asked Rose, to break an awkward pause.
    • 1901, H. G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon, Chapter 19,[7]
      I took a deep breath. I put my hands to the sides of my mouth. “Cavor!” I bawled, and the sound was like some manikin shouting far away.
    • 1920, G. Stanley Hall (translator), A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud, New York: Horace Liveright, Ninth Lecture, p. 114,[8]
      I hope you will not consider the expression too anthropomorphically, and picture the dream censor as a severe little manikin who lives in a little brain chamber and there performs his duties []
  3. A three-dimensional figure, dummy or effigy representing a man or person.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 3,[9]
      [] he fumbled in the pockets, and produced at length a curious little deformed image with a hunch on its back, and exactly the color of a three days’ old Congo baby. Remembering the embalmed head, at first I almost thought that this black manikin was a real baby preserved in some similar manner. But seeing that it was not at all limber, and that it glistened a good deal like polished ebony, I concluded that it must be nothing but a wooden idol, which indeed it proved to be.
    • 1859, Fitz James O’Brien, “The Wondersmith” in The Poems and Stories of Fitz-James O’Brien, James R. Osgood & Co., 1881, reprinted by University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge, 1969, pp. 179-180,[10]
      The window [] contains the only pleasant object in the place. This is a beautiful little miniature theatre,—that is to say, the orchestra and stage. It is fitted with charmingly painted scenery and all the appliances for scenic changes. There are tiny traps and delicately constructed “lifts,” and real footlights fed with burning-fluid, and in the orchestra sits a diminutive conductor before his desk, surrounded by musical manikins, all provided with the smallest of violoncellos, flutes, oboes, drums, and such like.
    • 1910, Edith Wharton, “The Bolted Door” in Tales of Men and Ghosts, London: Macmillan, p. 40,[11]
      [] I rigged up a kind of mannikin with old coats and a cushion—something to cast a shadow on the blind. All you fellows were used to seeing my shadow there in the small hours—I counted on that, and knew you’d take any vague outline as mine.”

Further reading

  • manikin at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • mankini

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