Hypertext Webster Gateway: "formed"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Form \Form\ (f[^o]rm), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Formed} (f[^o]rmd);
p. pr. & vb. n. {Forming}.] [F. former, L. formare, fr.
forma. See {Form}, n.]
1. To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make;
to fashion.

God formed man of the dust of the ground. --Gen. ii.

The thought that labors in my forming brain. --Rowe.

2. To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion
into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust;
also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by
influence, etc.; to train.

'T is education forms the common mind. --Pope.

Thus formed for speed, he challenges the wind.

3. To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the
essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to
make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything
is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.

The diplomatic politicians . . . who formed by far
the majority. --Burke.

4. To provide with a form, as a hare. See {Form}, n., 9.

The melancholy hare is formed in brakes and briers.

5. (Gram.) To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the
proper suffixes and affixes.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Formed \Formed\, a.
1. (Astron.) Arranged, as stars in a constellation; as,
formed stars. [R.]

2. (Biol.) Having structure; capable of growth and
development; organized; as, the formed or organized
ferments. See {Ferment}, n.

{Formed material} (Biol.), a term employed by Beale to denote
the lifeless matter of a cell, that which is
physiologically dead, in distinction from the truly
germinal or living matter.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: clearly defined; "I have no formed opinion about the chances
of success" [syn: {defined}, {settled}]
2: having or given a form or shape [ant: {unformed}]
3: formed in the mind [syn: {conceived}]
4: having taken on a definite arrangement; "cheerleaders were
formed into letters"; "we saw troops formed into columns"
5: fully developed as by discipline or training"a fully formed
literary style"

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