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morph 1

An allomorph.

[From morpheme.]

morph 2

One of various distinct forms of a species (such as color variant) or of an organism during different parts of its life cycle.

[From Greek morphē, form, shape.]

morph 3

v. morphed, morph·ing, morphs
To transform (an image) by computer: cinematic special effects that morphed the villain into a snake.
To be transformed: "By morning all his hurt feelings had morphed into mischief" (Dana Adam Shapiro).

[Shortening of metamorphose.]


(Linguistics) linguistics the phonological representation of a morpheme
[C20: shortened form of morpheme]


(Biology) biology any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species
[C20: from Greek morphē shape]


1. (Computer Science) to undergo or cause to undergo morphing
2. to transform or be transformed completely in appearance or character: he morphed from nerd into pop icon.
(Computer Science) a morphed image


1. a sequence of sounds or letters constituting the physical realization of a morpheme in a specific context.
2. Biol.
a. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.
b. a locally distinct population of a polymorphic species.
3. to transform (an image) by computer.
4. to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.
[1945–50; back formation from morpheme, or independent use of -morph]
mor′phic, adj.


var. of morpho- before a vowel: morphallaxis.


a combining form meaning “form, structure,” of the kind specified by the initial element: isomorph.
[< Greek -morphos; see -morphous]


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.morph - cause to change shape in a computer animation; "The computer programmer morphed the image"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.morph - change shape as via computer animation; "In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther"
contort, wring, deform, distort - twist and press out of shape


[mɔːf] Nmorfo m


[ˈmɔːrf] vise transformer
to morph into sth → se transformer en qch
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Morph was one of the first creations to come out of the world-famous Aardman animation studios - home of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
Thus these factors are likely to influence the relative geographic distribution of rufous and gray morph screech-owls.
The Big Lunch - the UK's annual get together for neighbours - is challenging children to create a one-minute animation showing what Morph could bring to their Big Lunch.
Observations were conducted on a single day when 90 inflorescences were randomly chosen (30 from each morph, from different plants) and covered with a fine mesh bag at between 0700 h and 0800 h to exclude pollinators.
Candy, the free-range pony enjoying her retirement chatting to Morph
Originally conceptualized as a folding bicycle wheel by Duncan Fitzsimmons, a graduate student at the Royal College of Arts in London at the time, the Morph Wheel is designed to revolutionize the daily lives of manual wheelchair users.
Therefore, as one cuckoo morph increases in frequency, local host populations will become alerted specifically to that morph.
The colourful collection of faceless visitors to Drayton Manor Theme Park were hoping to smash the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people in morph suits.
The colourful collection of faceless visitors was hoping to smash the Guinness World Record for the most number of people gathered in one place wearing a morph suit yesterday.
One Morph was wearing a bikini, another sported wings and a third was dressed as a rap star.
PLASTICINE: Morphs made by fans of the late Tony Hart go on show
Members of Mr Hart's family came to see the rows of Morphs and judge a competition on the best effort.