formar


formar
v.
1 to form.
Sus manos formaron bolitas Her hands formed little balls.
formar una bola con algo to make something into a ball
formar un equipo to make up a team
formar una asociación cultural to set up a cultural organization
formar parte de to form o be part of
forma parte del equipo she's a member of the team
2 to train, to educate.
Los maestros forman a los alumnos The teachers educated the students.
3 to form up (military).
4 to fall in (military).
¡a formar! fall in!
5 to instruct, to shape.
El entrenador formó a los jugadores The coach instructed the players.
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formar
verbo transitivo
1 (gen) to form
2 (integrar, constituir) to form, constitute
formar parte de algo to be a part of something
3 (educar) to bring up
4 (enseñar) to educate
verbo intransitivo
1 MILITAR (colocarse) to form up
verbo pronominal formarse
1 (desarrollarse) to grow, develop
2 (educarse) to be educated, be trained
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FRASEOLOGÍA
¡a formar! MILITAR fall in!
* * *
verb
1) to form
2) educate, train
3) constitute
* * *
1. VT
1) [+ figura] to form, make

los barracones se disponen formando un cuadrado — the barrack huts are arranged forming o making a square

los curiosos formaron un círculo a su alrededor — the onlookers formed o made a circle around him

2) (=crear) [+ organización, partido, alianza] to form

las personas interesadas en formar un club — people interested in forming a club

formar gobierno — to form a government

¿cómo se forma el subjuntivo? — how do you form the subjunctive?

quieren casarse y formar una familia — they want to get married and start a family

3) (=constituir) to make up

los chiitas forman el 60% de la población — the Shiites make up o form 60% of the population

la plantilla la forman 94 bomberos — there are 94 firefighters on the staff

las dos juntas formaban un dúo de humoristas insuperable — the two of them together made an unbeatable comedy duo

formamos un buen equipo — we make a good team

formar equipo con algn — to join forces with sb

estar formado por — to be made up of

la asociación está formada por parados y amas de casa — the association is made up of unemployed and housewives

formar parte de — to be part of

nuestros soldados formarán parte de las tropas de paz — our soldiers will be part of the peace-keeping force

el edificio forma parte del recinto de la catedral — the building is o forms part of the cathedral precinct

sus obras no formarán parte de la colección — his works will not be part of the collection

4) (=enseñar) [+ personal, monitor, técnico] to train; [+ alumno] to educate
5) [+ juicio, opinión] to form
6) (Mil) to order to fall in

el sargento formó a los reclutas — the sergeant had the recruits fall in, the sergeant ordered the recruits to fall in

2. VI
1) (Mil) to fall in

¡a formar! — fall in!

2) (Dep) to line up

los equipos formaron así: ... — the teams lined up as follows: ...

3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) personas <círculo/figura> to make, form; <asociación/gobierno> to form, set up; barricada to set up

formen parejas — (en clase) get into pairs o twos; (en baile) take your partners

b) (Ling) to form
c) (Mil) <tropas> to have ... fall in
2) (componer) to make up

formar parte de algo — to be part of something, to belong to something

está formada por tres provincias — it is made up of o it comprises three provinces

forman un ángulo recto — they form o make a right angle

3) <carácter/espíritu> to form, shape
4) (educar) to bring up; (para trabajo) to train
2.
formar vi (Mil) to fall in

a formar! — fall in!

3.
formarse v pron
1)
a) (hacerse, crearse) to form

se formó una cola — a line (AmE) o (BrE) queue formed

b) (desarrollarse) niño/huesos to develop
c) <idea/opinión> to form

se ha formado una impresión errónea — he has got the wrong impression

2) (educarse) to be educated
* * *
= fall into, form, make up, train, coach, make, populate, pull together, groom.
Ex. Certain words may fall into a short list of 35 common words such as analysis, which do not give rise to inversion within the cross-reference.
Ex. Formed in 1969, the first operational system was implemented in 1972-3.
Ex. Each volume is make up of several issues which appear in the next lower level.
Ex. The larger abstracting organisations train their own abstractors.
Ex. The rapidly changing environment is forcing many librarians to seek new strategies for coaching researchers through the maze of electronic information sources = Los continuos cambios de nuestro entorno están obligando a muchos bibliotecarios a encontrar nuevas estrategias para guiar a los investigadores por el laberinto de las fuentes de información electrónicas.
Ex. This concept comes mainly from the military, where a designated number of troops make a squad, a platoon, a regiment, etc..
Ex. One way librarians can add value is by carefully selecting, evaluating, and describing the resources that populate their Internet collections.
Ex. This library decided to launch an attack on illiteracy by pulling together a variety of approaches to learning to read.
Ex. Iran is trying to form an unholy alliance with al-Qaeda by grooming a new generation of leaders to take over from Osama bin Laden.
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* a medio formar = half-formed.
* entrar a formar parte de = enter in.
* formado por británicos = British-trained.
* formar el núcleo = form + the nucleus.
* formar en su conjunto = weave + to form.
* formar fila = line up.
* formar la base = form + the foundation.
* formar la base de = form + the basis of.
* formar parejas = pair up, pair off.
* formar parte = form + part.
* formar parte de = be part of, build into, enter into, become + (a) part of, be a part of, inhere in, become + one with, inform, fall under.
* formar parte del paisaje = blend into + the landscape.
* formar parte de un comité = serve on + committee.
* formar parte integral = form + an integral part.
* formar parte integral de = be part and parcel of, be an integral part of.
* formar parte natural de su entorno = blend into + the landscape.
* formar personal = produce + personnel.
* formar remolinos = swirl.
* formarse = shape up.
* formarse una opinión = form + impression.
* formar una cola = form + queue.
* formar una colección = build + collection.
* formar un comité = set up + committee.
* formar un consorcio = form + consortium.
* formar un grupo = set up + group.
* formar un grupo de presión = form + lobby.
* formar un piquete frente a = picket.
* integrar formando un todo = articulate.
* llamamiento para formar parte de un jurado = jury duty.
* piedra + charca + formar + ondas = stone + pond + cast + ripples.
* que forma parte de la cultura = culturally-embedded.
* que forma parte en = involved in.
* seda formando aguas = watered silk.
* volver a formarse = reform.
* * *
1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) personas <círculo/figura> to make, form; <asociación/gobierno> to form, set up; barricada to set up

formen parejas — (en clase) get into pairs o twos; (en baile) take your partners

b) (Ling) to form
c) (Mil) <tropas> to have ... fall in
2) (componer) to make up

formar parte de algo — to be part of something, to belong to something

está formada por tres provincias — it is made up of o it comprises three provinces

forman un ángulo recto — they form o make a right angle

3) <carácter/espíritu> to form, shape
4) (educar) to bring up; (para trabajo) to train
2.
formar vi (Mil) to fall in

a formar! — fall in!

3.
formarse v pron
1)
a) (hacerse, crearse) to form

se formó una cola — a line (AmE) o (BrE) queue formed

b) (desarrollarse) niño/huesos to develop
c) <idea/opinión> to form

se ha formado una impresión errónea — he has got the wrong impression

2) (educarse) to be educated
* * *
= fall into, form, make up, train, coach, make, populate, pull together, groom.

Ex: Certain words may fall into a short list of 35 common words such as analysis, which do not give rise to inversion within the cross-reference.

Ex: Formed in 1969, the first operational system was implemented in 1972-3.
Ex: Each volume is make up of several issues which appear in the next lower level.
Ex: The larger abstracting organisations train their own abstractors.
Ex: The rapidly changing environment is forcing many librarians to seek new strategies for coaching researchers through the maze of electronic information sources = Los continuos cambios de nuestro entorno están obligando a muchos bibliotecarios a encontrar nuevas estrategias para guiar a los investigadores por el laberinto de las fuentes de información electrónicas.
Ex: This concept comes mainly from the military, where a designated number of troops make a squad, a platoon, a regiment, etc..
Ex: One way librarians can add value is by carefully selecting, evaluating, and describing the resources that populate their Internet collections.
Ex: This library decided to launch an attack on illiteracy by pulling together a variety of approaches to learning to read.
Ex: Iran is trying to form an unholy alliance with al-Qaeda by grooming a new generation of leaders to take over from Osama bin Laden.
* a medio formar = half-formed.
* entrar a formar parte de = enter in.
* formado por británicos = British-trained.
* formar el núcleo = form + the nucleus.
* formar en su conjunto = weave + to form.
* formar fila = line up.
* formar la base = form + the foundation.
* formar la base de = form + the basis of.
* formar parejas = pair up, pair off.
* formar parte = form + part.
* formar parte de = be part of, build into, enter into, become + (a) part of, be a part of, inhere in, become + one with, inform, fall under.
* formar parte del paisaje = blend into + the landscape.
* formar parte de un comité = serve on + committee.
* formar parte integral = form + an integral part.
* formar parte integral de = be part and parcel of, be an integral part of.
* formar parte natural de su entorno = blend into + the landscape.
* formar personal = produce + personnel.
* formar remolinos = swirl.
* formarse = shape up.
* formarse una opinión = form + impression.
* formar una cola = form + queue.
* formar una colección = build + collection.
* formar un comité = set up + committee.
* formar un consorcio = form + consortium.
* formar un grupo = set up + group.
* formar un grupo de presión = form + lobby.
* formar un piquete frente a = picket.
* integrar formando un todo = articulate.
* llamamiento para formar parte de un jurado = jury duty.
* piedra + charca + formar + ondas = stone + pond + cast + ripples.
* que forma parte de la cultura = culturally-embedded.
* que forma parte en = involved in.
* seda formando aguas = watered silk.
* volver a formarse = reform.

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formar [A1 ]
vt
A
1 «personas» ‹círculo/figura› to make, form; ‹asociación› to form, set up
formen fila a la entrada, por favor form a line o (BrE) queue at the entrance, please
los estudiantes formaron barricadas the students set up barricades
formar parejas (en una clase) get into pairs o twos; (en un baile) take your partners
formar gobierno to form a government
el partido se formó a principios de siglo the party came into being o was formed at the turn of the century
se formaron varios comandos terroristas en la zona several terrorist cells were established in the area
2 (Ling) to form
palabras que forman el plural añadiendo una `s' words which form the plural by adding an `s'
3 (Mil) ‹tropas› to have … fall in, order … to fall in
B (componer) to make up
está formada por tres provincias it is made up of o it comprises three provinces
al juntarse forman un ángulo recto they form o make a right angle where they meet
las distintas partes forman un todo indivisible the separate elements make up o form an indivisible whole
el jurado está formado por nueve personas the jury is made up of nine people
C ‹carácter/espíritu› to form, shape
■ formar
vi
to fall in
batallón: ¡a formar! squad, fall in!
formarse
v pron
A
1 (hacerse, crearse) to form
se ha formado hielo en las carreteras ice has formed on the roads
se formó una cola de varios kilómetros a tailback several kilometers long built up
2 (desarrollarse) «niño/huesos» to develop
3 (forjarse) to form
formarse una idea/opinión to form an idea/opinion
creo que se ha formado una impresión errónea I think he has got the wrong impression
B (educarse) to be educated
* * *

 

formar (conjugate formar) verbo transitivo
1
a) (crear) ‹círculo/figurato make, form;

asociación/gobiernoto form, set up;
barricadato set up;
¡formen parejas! (en clase) get into pairs o twos!;


(en baile) take your partners!
b) (Ling) to form

c) (Mil) ‹tropasto have … fall in

2 (componer) to make up;
un equipo formado por cinco personas a team made up of five people;

formar parte de algo to be part of sth, to belong to sth
3carácter/espírituto form, shape
4 (educar) to bring up;
(para trabajo) to train
verbo intransitivo (Mil) to fall in
formarse verbo pronominal
1
a) (hacerse, crearse) [grupo/organismo] to form;

se formó una cola a line (AmE) o (BrE) queue formed

b) (desarrollarse) [niño/huesos] to develop

c)idea/opiniónto form

2 (educarse) to be educated;
(para trabajo) to be trained
formar verbo transitivo
1 to form
2 (criar) to bring up
(instruir) to educate, train
'formar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
adherirse
- agruparse
- componer
- constituir
- correligionaria
- correligionario
- integrar
- piña
- sindicar
- a
- abultar
- agrupar
- capacitar
- emparejar
- hogar
- pareja
- parte
- pertenecer
- sindicalizarse
English:
coalition
- come under
- do
- form
- marshal
- more
- most
- pair up
- preclude
- shall
- shape
- should
- split off
- to
- train
- will
- arch
- co-opt
- draw
- eddy
- fall
- make
- mold
- muster
- pair
- parade
- picket
- put
- ring
* * *
formar
vt
1. [hacer] to form;
formar una bola con algo to make sth into a ball;
formar un equipo to make up a team;
formar gobierno to form a government;
formó una asociación cultural he set up a cultural organization;
los manifestantes formaron una cadena the demonstrators formed a human chain;
formar parte de to form o be part of;
forma parte del equipo del colegio she's a member of the school team
2. [educar] to train, to educate
3. Mil to form up
vi
Mil to fall in;
¡a formar! fall in!
See also the pronominal verb formarse
* * *
formar
v/t
1 form; asociación form, set up
2 (educar) educate
* * *
formar vt
1) : to form, to make
2) constituir: to constitute, to make up
3) : to train, to educate
See also the reflexive verb formarse
* * *
formar vb
1. (crear) to form / to make
hemos formado un estupendo grupo de amigos we've made a great group of friends
2. (educar hijos) to bring up [pt. & pp. brought]
3. (educar alumnos) to educate / to train
formar parte de algo to be part of something

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