Origin of multiformfrom French or L: French multiforme from Classical Latin multiformis from multi-, multi- + forma, form
The definition of multiform is having many shapes.
An example of something multiform is modeling clay.
Occurring in or having many forms or shapes.
- Having more than one shape or appearance.
- There are over fifty of these vases, of multiform shapes.
- Its economic influence was multiform and incalculable, owing to its vast property, its system of taxation and its encouragement of monasticism.
- With this comes the whole vast and ever-widening range of inventive and adaptive art, where the uniform hereditary instinct of the cell-forming bee and the nest-building bird is supplanted by multiform processes and constructions, often at first rude and clumsy in comparison to those of the lower instinct, but carried on by the faculty of improvement and new invention into ever higher stages.
- He wrote an able sketch of Swedenborg for the Penny Cyclopaedia, and a standard biography, Emanuel Swedenborg (published in 1849); but interest in this subject far from exhausted his intellectual energy, which was, indeed, multiform.