What does FORMAT mean?

Definitions for FORMATˈfɔr mæt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word FORMAT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. format, formatting, data format, data formatting(noun)

    the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

  2. format(verb)

    the general appearance of a publication

  3. format, arrange(verb)

    set (printed matter) into a specific format

    "Format this letter so it can be printed out"

  4. format(verb)

    determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)

  5. format, initialize, initialise(verb)

    divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data

    "Please format this disk before entering data!"


  1. Format(n.)

    (Print.) the arrangement of the parts of a printed page, such as text and graphics; as, text flowing around an illustration provides a more pleasing format; multiple columns are a more common format for large pages.

  2. Format(n.)

    Hence, The general organization, form, or plan for anything, such as an organized social, political, or entertainment event.

  3. format(v. t.)

    to set into a specific format; -- of printed matter or data recorded on a data soorage medium.


  1. format(Noun)

    The layout of a document.

  2. format(Noun)

    The form of presentation of something.

    The radio station changed the format of its evening program.

  3. format(Noun)

    A file type.

  4. format(Verb)

    To create or edit the layout of a document.

  5. format(Verb)

    Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.

  6. format(Verb)

    To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.

    I lost weeks of work when I inadvertently formatted my hard drive.

  7. Origin: Via and , from liber formatus, from formo.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Format

    for′ma, n. of books, &c., the size, form, shape in which they are issued. [Fr.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. format

    1. In photography, the size and/or shape of a negative or of the print therefrom. 2. In cartography, the shape and size of a map or chart.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FORMAT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4478

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FORMAT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3836

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FORMAT' in Nouns Frequency: #1558


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FORMAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FORMAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Craig Johnson:

    They could easily open in the range of 500 to 600 smaller format stores across the country.

  2. Carolynn Hoy:

    There could be an Indian championship, a Malaysian championship and they will be self-contained but with the same format.

  3. Burke Magnus:

    Clearly fans who were clamoring for this change have responded to the new format, fans have voted with their remote controls.

  4. Rory McIlroy:

    It's been a great week, match play is a format that I've always enjoyed. I feel it's a format that I do well in and I excel in.

  5. Andrés Santo Domingo:

    Vinyl is definitely growing, and will continue to grow. But I think there's a ceiling," says Andres Santo Domingo, the co-founder of the label Mexican Summer. "I don't think it'll ever become the prevalent format. I think it'd be crazy to think that.

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Translations for FORMAT

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • формат, форматирамBulgarian
  • naformátovat, formát, formátovatCzech
  • trefnuWelsh
  • formatieren, Format, StrukturGerman
  • formato, formatearSpanish
  • formatoida, muotoilla, alustaa, muotoiluFinnish
  • formatFrench
  • forsníða, snið, lögun, form, forsnið, strauja, formattaIcelandic
  • フォーマット, 形式, 書式, 初期化Japanese
  • 포맷Korean
  • hōputu, takotoMāori
  • ontwerpen, aanpassen, lay-out, bestandstype, formaat, bestandsformaat, format, formatteren, vorm, lay-outenDutch
  • ਢਾਂਚਾ, ਖਾਕਾPanjabi, Punjabi
  • układ, formatPolish
  • formato, formatarPortuguese
  • formatRomanian
  • формат, структура, форматироватьRussian
  • filformat, formatera, formatSwedish
  • định dạng, thiết kế, dạng thức, kiểuVietnamese

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