- Linguistics. a sequence of phonemes constituting a minimal unit of grammar or syntax, and, as such, a representation, member, or contextual variant of a morpheme in a specific environment.Compare allomorph(def 2).
- Biology. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.
- to transform (an image) by computer.
- to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.
Origin of morph
Examples from the Web for morphed
Each of the multicolored camp sites has morphed into a tiny village, each taking on its own character.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies
October 23, 2014
By then, Wilson had been elected governor and morphed into a restrictionist.Careful What You Wish For: Here’s What California Would Look Like Without Illegal Immigrants
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September 18, 2014
But over time, the concept of cultural appropriation has morphed into a parody of the original idea.You Can’t ‘Steal’ a Culture: In Defense of Cultural Appropriation
July 15, 2014
Miley Cyrus morphed from cherub-faced Disney tween into raunchy twerker.La Roux Discusses New Album ‘Trouble in Paradise,’ the 5-Year Gap, and Embracing Her Androgyny
July 6, 2014
Even "Surf Wax America," a seemingly innocuous homage to The Beach Boys' early hits, morphed into a meditation on drowning.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary
May 10, 2014
- linguistics the phonological representation of a morpheme
- biology any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species
- to undergo or cause to undergo morphing
- to transform or be transformed completely in appearance or characterhe morphed from nerd into pop icon
- a morphed image
Word Origin and History for morphed
as a noun, in biology, 1955; as a verb, in cinematic special effects, c.1987, short for metamorphosis. Related: Morphed; morphing. Earlier it was a slang shortening of morphine (1912).
- A phenotypically distinct form of an organism or species.