Form

f; -, -en
1. (Gestalt) form, shape; (Umriss) outline; einer Sache Form geben lend shape to; seine Form behalten Kleidungsstück: keep its shape; aus der Form geraten oder kommen get out of shape; aus der Form gehen umg., hum. (dick werden) lose one’s figure; (feste) Form(en) annehmen (begin to) take shape; in Form von (oder + Gen) in the form of (auch fig.); die Form eines Halbmonds etc. haben be in the shape of a crescent etc., be shaped like a crescent etc.; (weibliche) Formen (female) curves umg.
2. fig. der Erscheinung, Darstellung etc.: form; (Gestaltung) design, style, styling; (Art und Weise) form, way; Formen des Zusammenlebens forms of communal living; in angemessener Form appropriately; in höflicher Form politely; der Antrag bedarf schriftlicher Form the application must be in writing (oder in written form geh.)
3. fig. (guter Ton) good form; (Konvention) convention(s Pl.), etiquette; Formen (Manieren) manners; die Form wahren observe the conventions (oder proprieties), stick to the rules (of etiquette); der Form halber as a matter of form; (zur Wahrung des Scheins) to keep up appearances; in aller Form formally; (feierlich) solemnly; sich in aller Form entschuldigen make a formal apology
4. für Kuchen: tin, Am. pan; zum Ausstechen: pastry cutter; für Abguss etc.: mo(u)ld; TECH. für Spritzguss: die; für Hut: block; für Schuh: last
5. SPORT (Kondition) condition, shape, auch weitS. form; in (guter) Form in good form (SPORT auch shape, condition); in bester Form in top form; nicht in Form off form, not in form; in Form bleiben oder sich in Form halten keep in form (SPORT auch shape); jemanden in Form bringen get s.o. into shape; in Form kommen get into shape; fig. (in Schwung kommen) get going; zur vollen Form auflaufen get into top form
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die Form
(Fitness) form; condition;
(Gestalt) shape; form;
(Gussform) mould; cast
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Fọrm [fɔrm]
f -, -en
1) form; (= Gestalt, Umriss) shape

in Form von Regen/Steuerermäßigungen — in the form of rain/tax reductions

in Form von Dragees/Salbe — in pill/cream form, in the form of pills/cream

in Form eines Dreiecks — shaped like a triangle, in the shape of a triangle

eine bestimmte Form haben — to be in a certain form; to be a certain shape

seine Form verlieren, aus der Form geraten — to lose its shape; (Kleidung auch) to go out of shape

Form (und Gestalt) geben (lit) — to shape sth; (fig) to give sth a coherent shape

Sie müssen Ihr Gesuch in die geeignete Form kleiden — your application must be in the proper form

feste Form annehmen (fig) — to take shape

hässliche/gewalttätige Formen annehmen (fig) — to become ugly/violent

(weibliche) Formen — feminine figure

See:
2) (= Gestaltung) form

Form und Inhalt — form and content

3) pl (= Umgangsformen) manners pl

die Form wahren — to observe the proprieties

der Form wegen or halber, um der Form zu genügen — for form's sake, as a matter of form

in aller Form — formally

ein Mann mit/ohne Formen — a well-mannered/ill-mannered gentleman

4) (= Kondition) form

in bester Form sein — to be in great form or shape

in Form bleiben/kommen — to keep/get (oneself) fit or in condition; (Sportler) to keep/get in form

hoch in Form — in great form or shape

außer Form — out of condition

nicht mehr in Form sein — to be out of shape

5) (= Gießform) mould (Brit), mold (US); (= Kuchenform, Backform) baking tin (Brit) or pan (US); (= Hutform, Schuhform) block
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die
1) (a shape into which a substance in liquid form is poured so that it may take on that shape when it cools and hardens: a jelly mould.) mould
2) (something, especially a food, formed in a mould.) mould
3) (the external form or outline of anything: People are all (of) different shapes and sizes; The house is built in the shape of a letter L.) shape
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Form
<-, -en>
[fɔrm]
f
1. (äußere Gestalt) shape
etw in \Form bringen to knock sth into shape
eine bizarre/eigenwillige \Form haben to have a bizarre/unconventional shape
seine \Form verlieren [o aus der \Form geraten] to lose shape
2. pl (Rundungen) curves pl
3. (Kunstform) form
4. (Substanz, Ausmaße)
\Form annehmen to take shape
allmählich/langsam \Form annehmen to be slowly/gradually taking shape
in \Form einer S. gen
in \Form von etw dat in the form of sth
5. (Art und Weise) form
welche \Form der Zusammenarbeit schlagen Sie vor? what form of co-operation do you suggest?
in mündlicher/schriftlicher \Form verbally/in writing
6. pl (Manieren) manners
7. (fixierte Verhaltensweise) conventions pl
in aller \Form formally
sich akk in aller \Form entschuldigen to apologize formally, to make a formal apology
um der \Form zu genügen for form's sake, as a matter of form
die \Form wahren (geh) to remain polite
der \Form wegen [o halber] for form's sake, as a matter of form
8. (Kondition) form, shape fam
in \Form bleiben/kommen to stay in form/get into form, to stay in shape/get into shape fam
[nicht] in \Form sein to be out of shape fam
in guter/schlechter \Form in good/bad shape fam
ich bin heute nicht gut in \Form I'm not really on form today
9. (Gussform) mould, mold AM
10. (Förmlichkeit) form
in der vom Gesetz vorgeschriebenen \Form in the manner specified by law
\Form der Geltendmachung/der Klage form of claim/suit
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die; Form, Formen
1) (Gestalt) shape

die Demonstration nahm hässliche Formen an — the demonstration began to look ugly

in Form von Tabletten — in the form of tablets

2) (bes. Sport): (Verfassung) form

in Form sein/sich in Form bringen — be/get on form

in guter/schlechter Form sein — be in good/off form

3) (vorgeformtes Modell) mould; (BackForm) baking tin
4) (Gestaltungsweise, ErscheinungsForm) form
5) (UmgangsForm) form

die Form[en] wahren — observe the proprieties

in aller Form — formally

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Form f; -, -en
1. (Gestalt) form, shape; (Umriss) outline;
einer Sache
Form geben lend shape to;
seine Form behalten Kleidungsstück: keep its shape;
aus der Form geraten oder
kommen get out of shape;
aus der Form gehen umg, hum (dick werden) lose one’s figure;
(feste) Form(en) annehmen (begin to) take shape;
in Form von (oder +gen) in the form of (auch fig);
die Form eines Halbmonds etc
haben be in the shape of a crescent etc, be shaped like a crescent etc;
(weibliche) Formen (female) curves umg
2. fig der Erscheinung, Darstellung etc: form; (Gestaltung) design, style, styling; (Art und Weise) form, way;
Formen des Zusammenlebens forms of communal living;
in angemessener Form appropriately;
in höflicher Form politely;
der Antrag bedarf schriftlicher Form the application must be in writing (oder in written form geh)
3. fig (guter Ton) good form; (Konvention) convention(s pl), etiquette;
Formen (Manieren) manners;
die Form wahren observe the conventions (oder proprieties), stick to the rules (of etiquette);
der Form halber as a matter of form; (zur Wahrung des Scheins) to keep up appearances;
in aller Form formally; (feierlich) solemnly;
sich in aller Form entschuldigen make a formal apology
4. für Kuchen: tin, US pan; zum Ausstechen: pastry cutter; für Abguss etc: mo(u)ld; TECH für Spritzguss: die; für Hut: block; für Schuh: last
5. SPORT (Kondition) condition, shape, auch weitS. form;
in (guter) Form in good form (SPORT auch shape, condition);
in bester Form in top form;
nicht in Form off form, not in form;
in Form bleiben oder
sich in Form halten keep in form (SPORT auch shape);
jemanden in Form bringen get sb into shape;
in Form kommen get into shape; fig (in Schwung kommen) get going;
zur vollen Form auflaufen get into top form
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die; Form, Formen
1) (Gestalt) shape

die Demonstration nahm hässliche Formen an — the demonstration began to look ugly

in Form von Tabletten — in the form of tablets

2) (bes. Sport): (Verfassung) form

in Form sein/sich in Form bringen — be/get on form

in guter/schlechter Form sein — be in good/off form

3) (vorgeformtes Modell) mould; (BackForm) baking tin
4) (Gestaltungsweise, ErscheinungsForm) form
5) (UmgangsForm) form

die Form[en] wahren — observe the proprieties

in aller Form — formally

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-en f.
form n.
shape n.

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