Definitions for Formatˈfɔr mæt

This page provides all 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(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.

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

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

Get even more translations for Format »


Find a translation for the Format definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Format definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Format." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 25 Jan. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for Format?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Format: