Morris meaning

môrĭs, mŏr-
1752-1816; Am. statesman & diplomat.
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An English folk dance in which a story is enacted by costumed dancers.
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Designating or of an old folk dance formerly common in England, esp. on May Day, in which costumes were worn, often those associated with characters in the Robin Hood legends.
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This dance.
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A masculine name: dim. Morrie, Morry.
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1734-1806; Am. financier & patriot.
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1834-96; Eng. poet, artist, craftsman, & socialist.
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(weaponry) A type of pike.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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An English and Scottish surname derived from the Norman given name Maurice.
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An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó Muirghis.
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A Welsh surname, anglicised from Meurig.
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A male given name, transferred from the surnames, or a spelling variant of Maurice.
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A town in Alabama.
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A town in Connecticut.
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A city in Illinois.
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A town in Indiana.
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A town in Manitoba.
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A town in Minnesota.
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A town and village in New York.
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A city in Oklahoma.
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A town in Wisconsin.
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A marine fish with a very slender, flat, transparent body, now generally believed to be the young of the conger eel or some allied fish.
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Origin of morris

  • Middle English moreys (daunce) morris (dance) from moreys Moorish from Old French morois from More Moor Moor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Morris, the surname of its discoverer.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Moorish.

    From Wiktionary