an orderly arrangement
"an array of troops in battle order"
an impressive display
"it was a bewildering array of books"; "his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall"
array, raiment, regalia (noun)
especially fine or decorative clothing
an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics
range, array, lay out, set out (verb)
lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
"lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"
align, array (verb)
align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
fabric, cloth, material, textile (noun)
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
framework, fabric (noun)
the underlying structure
"providing a factual framework for future research"; "it is part of the fabric of society"
form, word form, signifier, descriptor (noun)
the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
"the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
kind, sort, form, variety (noun)
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
"sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
form, shape, pattern (noun)
a perceptual structure
"the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation (noun)
any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
"he could barely make out their shapes"
human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh (noun)
alternative names for the body of a human being
"Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
shape, form (noun)
the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
form, shape, cast (noun)
the visual appearance of something or someone
"the delicate cast of his features"
a printed document with spaces in which to write
"he filled out his tax form"
form, variant, strain, var. (noun)
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
"a new strain of microorganisms"
an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
"the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form"
a particular mode in which something is manifested
"his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
phase, form (noun)
(physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
"the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
class, form, grade, course (noun)
a body of students who are taught together
"early morning classes are always sleepy"
an ability to perform well
"he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, form (noun)
a life-size dummy used to display clothes
a mold for setting concrete
"they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
form, organize, organise (verb)
create (as an entity)
"social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
form, constitute, make (verb)
to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
"The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
form, take form, take shape, spring (verb)
develop into a distinctive entity
"our plans began to take shape"
shape, form (verb)
give shape or form to
"shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge (verb)
make something, usually for a specific function
"She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
imprint, form (verb)
establish or impress firmly in the mind
"We imprint our ideas onto our children"
assume a form or shape
"the water formed little beads"
format, formatting, data format, data formatting (noun)
the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
the general appearance of a publication
format, arrange (verb)
set (printed matter) into a specific format
"Format this letter so it can be printed out"
determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
format, initialize, initialise (verb)
divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
"Please format this disk before entering data!"
formulation of the plans and important details
"the framing of judicial decrees"
frame, framing (noun)
a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror
"the frame enhances but is not itself the subject of attention"; "the frame was much more valuable than the miror it held"
a plan or design of something that is laid out
the act of laying out (as by making plans for something)
makeup, make-up (noun)
an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event
"he missed the test and had to take a makeup"; "the two teams played a makeup one week later"
constitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-up (noun)
the way in which someone or something is composed
makeup, make-up, war paint (verb)
cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be (verb)
form or compose
"This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
make up (verb)
devise or compose
"This designer makes up our Spring collections"
pay, pay off, make up, compensate (verb)
do or give something to somebody in return
"Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
make up, catch up with (verb)
make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point
"I have to make up a French exam"; "Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?"
fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent (verb)
make up something artificial or untrue
make, make up (verb)
put in order or neaten
"make the bed"; "make up a room"
compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up (verb)
"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle (verb)
come to terms
"After some discussion we finally made up"
make up (verb)
apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
"She makes herself up every morning"
apparatus, setup (noun)
equipment designed to serve a specific function
the way something is organized or arranged
"it takes time to learn the setup around here"
frame-up, setup (noun)
an act that incriminates someone on a false charge
instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
"he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
system, scheme (noun)
a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
"a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
(physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium
"in a static system oil cannot be replaced by water on a surface"; "a system generating hydrogen peroxide"
system, system of rules (noun)
a complex of methods or rules governing behavior
"they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
arrangement, organization, organisation, system (noun)
an organized structure for arranging or classifying
"he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts
"the body has a system of organs for digestion"
a procedure or process for obtaining an objective
"they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole
"exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system"
organization, organisation, system (noun)
an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized
"his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"; "we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"
the feel of a surface or a fabric
"the wall had a smooth texture"
the essential quality of something
"the texture of Neapolitan life"
the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together
"then another melodic line is added to the texture"
the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality
texture, grain (noun)
the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
"breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain"
the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern
"a tessellation of hexagons"
the act of adorning with mosaic