- 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.
Origin of format
OTHER WORDS FROM formatfor·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.
How to use format in a sentence
“Events are a way of engaging these communities and the format — physical or virtual — is in some ways secondary to the delivery of that business intelligence,” said London.‘The format is secondary’: How Reuters Events will drive global and local engagement on- and off-line|Kayleigh Barber|November 16, 2020|Digiday
Microsoft Advertising also includes a graph allowing you to see how competitor metrics have changed over time, as well as seeing a summary in a bar chart format.Using auction insights for better PPC competitor analysis|Tim Jensen|November 6, 2020|Search Engine Land
No device-ad format combination had more than 76% of spend attributed in search terms reports in September.‘Significant’ drop in Google-reported search terms seen across devices and ad formats [Report]|Ginny Marvin|November 6, 2020|Search Engine Land
In honor of Election Day here in the United States, we’re shaking up the format of the show a little this week.
In a departure from the usual CEO interview format, Leadership Next cohosts Ellen McGirt and Alan Murray chose to debate how stakeholder capitalism is being implemented in the business world on the podcast’s latest episode.Stakeholder capitalism: Is it working, or is it all talk?|McKenna Moore|November 3, 2020|Fortune
All stage directions have been uniformly formatted to a left uniform indent instead of a right page margin.Yolanda of Cyprus|Cale Young Rice
Some wide tables have been re-formatted to narrower equivalents including a key.Foods and Household Management|Helen Kinne
Words formatted as gesperrt in the original appear as bold face in e-book readers.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
Some wide tables have been re-formatted to narrower equivalents.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Any footnotes that were also sidenotes were formatted as sidenotes as that more nearly approximates the original format.Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (3 of 6): England (6 of 9)|Raphael Holinshed
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