What does preform mean?

Definitions for preform

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preform(verb)

    form into a shape resembling the final, desired one

  2. preform(verb)

    form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand


  1. preform(Noun)

    An object that has undergone preliminary shaping but is not yet in its final form.

  2. preform(Noun)

    The rough, incomplete and unused basic form of a stone tool.

  3. preform(Noun)

    A word that is no longer in use, but has been reconstructed from current ones.

  4. preform(Verb)

    To shape something before some other operation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preform(verb)

    to form beforehand, or for special ends

    Etymology: [L. praeformare. See Pre-, and Form.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Preform

    prē-form′, v.t. (Shak.) to form beforehand: to determine the shape of beforehand.—n. Preformā′tion.—adj. Prefor′mative.

How to pronounce preform?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say preform in sign language?

  1. preform


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preform in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of preform in a Sentence

  1. George Washington Carver:

    I hold before you my hand with each finger standing erect and alone, and as long as they are held thus, not one of the tasks that the hand may preform can be accomplished. I cannot lift. I cannot grasp. I cannot hold. I cannot even make an intelligible sign until my fingers organize and work together. In this we should also learn a lesson.

Images & Illustrations of preform

  1. preformpreformpreformpreformpreform

Popularity rank by frequency of use



Find a translation for the preform definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these preform 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:


"preform." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 27 May 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/preform>.

Are we missing a good definition for preform? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for preform:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.