Morris


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Morris: William Morris

mor·ris

 (môr′ĭs, mŏr′-)
n.
An English folk dance in which a story is enacted by costumed dancers.

[Middle English moreys (daunce), morris (dance), from moreys, Moorish, from Old French morois, from More, Moor; see Moor.]

mor′ris adj.

Morris

(ˈmɒrɪs)
n
(Biography) William. 1834–96, English poet, designer, craftsman, and socialist writer. He founded the Kelmscott Press (1890)

Mor•ris

(ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr-)

n.
1. Gouv•er•neur (ˌgʌv ərˈnɪər) 1752–1816, U.S. statesman.
2. Robert, 1734–1806, U.S. financier and statesman, born in England.
3. William, 1834–96, English artist, poet, and writer.

Morris

 a group of morris dancers, collectively, 1500.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Morris - United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)Morris - United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)
2.Morris - English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
3.Morris - leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806)Morris - leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806)
4.Morris - United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)Morris - United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)
Translations
Moritz
References in classic literature ?
Morris telling us his stories, and Arthur never told any, and yet.
Morris sat down beside me and looked as happy and jolly as he could, but I could see all the same that he was very nervous.
Some girls might have found it no easy task to arrive at a true view of the character of Alban Morris. Francine's essentially superficial observation set him down as "a little mad," and left him there, judged and dismissed to her own entire satisfaction.
Having already irritated Alban Morris, unlucky Francine, by a second mischievous interposition of accident, had succeeded in making Emily smart next.
She discovered--in full retreat, on his side--the eccentric drawing-master, Alban Morris.
Meanwhile he had formed friendships with the slightly younger artists William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, and they established a company for the manufacture of furniture and other articles, to be made beautiful as well as useful, and thus to aid in spreading the esthetic sense among the English people.
WILLIAM MORRIS. William Morris, a man of remarkable versatility and tremendous energy, which expressed themselves in poetry and many other ways, was the son of a prosperous banker, and was born in London in 1834.
Meanwhile Morris had turned to the writing of long narrative poems, which he composed with remarkable fluency.
Morris' shorter poems are strikingly dramatic and picturesque, and his longer narrations are remarkably facile and often highly pleasing.
"Yes, Brother Morris. It has been bought by the State & Merton County Railroad Company."
"I don't see, Brother Morris," said the chairman, "that it matters to us who buys them, since they can't carry them out of the district."
"Brother Morris," said he, "you were always a croaker.