a class of words or forms in a given language that have one or more grammatical features in common, as, in Latin, all masculine nouns in the nominative singular, all masculine singular nouns, all masculine nouns, or all nouns.
another term for part of speech
a group of words distinguished by common inflections, such as the weak verbs of English
noun 1. a method of textual analysis, applied especially to the Bible, in which the origin and history of certain passages are traced by isolating their literary forms, as miracle story, saying, or apothegm, on the assumption that they were fixed by oral tradition prior to compilation in written form. noun 1. literary criticism concerned […]
noun, Physics. 1. the portion of the resisting force encountered by a body moving through a fluid that is due to the irregularity of shape of the body, reducible to a minimum by streamlining. noun 1. the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It […]
[fawrm] /fɔrm/ noun 1. external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form. 2. the shape of a thing or person. 3. a body, especially that of a human being. 4. a dummy having the same measurements as a human body, used for fitting or displaying clothing: […]
[fawr-mey] /fɔrˈmeɪ/ adjective 1. .