- an ornamented metal clasp or brooch for fastening a cope in front.
Origin of morse
1375–1425; late Middle English mors < Old French < Latin morsus fastening, literally, act of biting, equivalent to mord(ēre) to bite + -tus, suffix of v. action
- Jed·i·di·ah [jed-i-dahy-uh] /ˌdʒɛd ɪˈdaɪ ə/, 1761–1826, U.S. geographer and Congregational clergyman (father of Samuel F. B. Morse).
- Samuel F(in·ley) B(reese) [fin-lee breez] /ˈfɪn li briz/, 1791–1872, U.S. artist and inventor: developer of the first successful telegraph in the U.S.; inventor of the most commonly used telegraphic code system.
- Morse code.
- a male given name, form of Maurice.
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Examples from the Web for morse
Up until that point you could only transmit dots and dashes, Morse Code, through radio.The Man Who Made America: Simone Winchester Talks New Book
October 17, 2013
Voters recalled Morse by a tight margin of 51% to 49%, while Giron lost by a slightly larger tally of 56% to 44%.Colorado Politicians Ousted Over Gun Control Legislation
September 11, 2013
While pundits think Morse is relatively safe in his effort to stave off recall, Giron is facing a much tighter race.A Battle Over Gun Control in Colorado
September 2, 2013
Kevin Whately has been playing gruff, sensible detective Robbie Lewis on ‘Morse’ and ‘Lewis’ for 26 years.
Looking back at the last 26 years, what is your fondest memory of working with John Thaw on Morse?
Morse was disappointed at this refusal, but it proved a blessing in disguise.
The American patent was obtained by Morse on October 3, 1837.
Years afterwards Morse declared that this was the turning-point in the history of the telegraph.
At present the Morse recorder is rarely used in comparison with the 'sounder.'
The original telegraph of Morse, exhibited in 1837, has become an archaic form.
- a clasp or fastening on a cope
C15: from Old French mors, from Latin morsus clasp, bite, from mordēre to bite
- Samuel Finley Breese (ˈfɪnlɪ briːz). 1791–1872, US inventor and painter. He invented the first electric telegraph and the Morse code
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- American inventor who was a pioneer in the field of telegraphy and in 1844 introduced a telegraphic code for transmitting messages, which became known as Morse code.
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