verb (used with object), for·mat·ted, for·mat·ting.
- to set the format of (input or output): Some word-processing programs format output in a variety of ways.
- to prepare (a disk) for writing and reading.
verb (used without object), for·mat·ted, for·mat·ting.
Origin of format
Related formsfor·mat·ter, nounpre·for·mat, verb (used with object), pre·for·mat·ted, pre·for·mat·ting.re·for·mat, verb, re·for·mat·ted, re·for·mat·ting.
Examples from the Web for format
The format of quotations and snippets of songs and poems, made it easy to read, when reading anything longer was a challenge.
The letter is addressed to “FATHER ROBERT BERGDAHL-U.S.A.” following the format of ICRC messages.Exclusive: Bergdahl Explains in Prison Letters Why He Vanished|Kimberly Dozier|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The purpose of the evening is clear enough in its format: The majority of the show is about song-and-dance numbers from musicals.
From the get-go, her admiration for the format she was shepherding back to network TV was evident.
That was one of my earlier forays into the world of videos, and I got really excited by the format.Hanging Out With the Minds Behind Google Doodles and Chrome Experiments|Douglas Wolk|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The format of an invitation is not so important as its taste.How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)|Mary Owens Crowther
It was changed to plain text to match the format of the rest of the text.Uncle Sam|Albert Mathews
If the author is a classic, the format of the copy chosen should in some way represent the style of the author.The Private Library|Arthur L. Humphreys
The format of this html text reproduces the design and layout of the original book as closely as possible.Roister Doister|Nicholas Udall
Minor corrections to format and punctuation together with regularisation of poetry line numbering have been made without comment.
British Dictionary definitions for format
- the defined arrangement of data encoded in a file or for example on magnetic disk or CD-ROM, essential for the correct recording and recovery of data on different devices
- the arrangement of text on printed output or a display screen, or a coded description of such an arrangement