- 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
- variant of morpho- before a vowel: morpheme.
- a combining form meaning “form, structure,” of the kind specified by the initial element: isomorph.
Origin of -morph
Examples from the Web for morph
But while the drug may not morph into a money making machine, it may work to maintain the safety of residents.The Real Election Winner: Weed
November 5, 2014
I knew he was the only actor who would be willing to morph into the numerous subjects portrayed in the original images.The Man Behind Marilyn Malkovich
October 2, 2014
The notion to morph a specialty tortilla chip into a taco shell at first may sound like it would be a snap.Taste Sensation Innovation
September 18, 2014
When the raven-man promises Bran that he will “fly,” does he mean the boy is about to morph into mutant bird as well?Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Yet
June 16, 2014
His dialogue is positively literary in the creativeness with which he invents new ways to use and morph curse words into insults.‘Veep’ Is a F*@king Masterclass in Cursing
April 7, 2014
"ber die Beziehungen zwischen Mammartasche u. Marsupium," Morph.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
- 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
- indicating shape, form, or structure of a specified kindectomorph
Word Origin and History for morph
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).
- Form; shape; structure:endomorph.
- A phenotypically distinct form of an organism or species.