An example of to morph is a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.
- allomorph (sense )
- a representation of an occurrence of a morpheme
- a sequence of phonemes isolated from surrounding sequences but not yet assigned to a particular morpheme
- Biol. in a polymorphous species, a group of organisms sharing a particular phenotypic variation
Origin of morphfrom Classical Greek morph?, form
Origin of morphfrom (meta)morph(osis)
Origin of -morphsee morph
Origin of morphFrom morpheme
Origin of morphFrom Greek morphē form, shape
verbmorphed, morph·ing, morphs
Origin of morphShortening of metamorphose
- Form; shape; structure: endomorph.
- Morpheme: allomorph.
Origin of -morphGreek -morphos from morphē shape
- (linguistics) A physical form representing some morpheme in language. It is a recurrent distinctive sound or sequence sounds.
- (linguistics) An allomorph: one of a set of realizations that a morpheme can have in different contexts.
- (biology) Local variety of a species, distinguishable from other populations of the species by morphology or behaviour.
- A computer-generated gradual change from one image to another.
Back-formation from morpheme.
(third-person singular simple present morphs, present participle morphing, simple past and past participle morphed)
- (colloquial, intransitive) To change shape, from one form to another, through computer animation.
- To undergo dramatic change in a seamless and barely noticeable fashion.
Shortening of metamorphose: to change in shape or form.