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 History of this Word

"form" is from "forma" (mold or shape) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
cubiform
pediform
proform
retiform

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-form" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates having the form of or resembling. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-form illustration Chimpanzees possess a vermiform appendix in common with man.
-form illustration The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of material and design on the force required to deform metal brackets.