noun British.

Origin of forme

From French Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of forme

Historical Examples of forme

  • For it is to be noted, that the eye must be pleased with the forme.

  • For (beleeue me) I haue tried it, I can bring any tree (beginning by time) to any forme.

  • Hide to Tanfeild;42 "It is but a matter of forme you stand so much upon."

  • So is our Forme, "I shall do thus, and thus, so help me God."


    Thomas Hobbes

  • The same Priest carried a round vessell of gold, in forme of a cap.

    The Golden Asse

    Lucius Apuleius

British Dictionary definitions for forme


US form


printing type matter, blocks, etc, assembled in a chase and ready for printing

Word Origin for forme

C15: from French: form
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