- to form beforehand.
- to determine or decide beforehand: to preform an opinion.
- to shape or fashion beforehand: to preform a mold.
- biscuit1(def 5).
- any of various uncompleted objects of manufacture after preliminary shaping.
Origin of preform
Related Words for preformeddoom, intend, elect, fix, resolve, establish, appoint, decree, foreordain, earmark, decide, fate, devote, predestine, dedicate, preordain, consecrate, design, purpose, determine
Examples from the Web for preformed
Contemporary Examples of preformed
In the category of happiness, however, Israel preformed very well, reaching the respectable 8th place.Beneath The Surface Of Israeli Content
April 4, 2013
Historical Examples of preformed
Hence it is extremely difficult to distinguish what is preformed, and what is artefact.Histology of the Blood
Such action is mechanical (or becomes so), no matter what the scope of the preformed end, be it the Will of God or Kultur.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
In her lay a Godframed Godgiven preformed possibility which thou hast fructified with thy modicum of man's work.Ulysses
I admit that that might be so, if God had so preformed matter as to cause such an effect by the laws of motion alone.Theodicy
G. W. Leibniz
Adhering closely to a preformed plan, he carefully and narrowly circumscribed the scope and order of instruction.Clever Hans