- 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
Related Words for morphedtransform, alter, modify, contort, distort, deform, doctor, mutate, recast, wring, transmute
Examples from the Web for morphed
Contemporary Examples of 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
Word Origin for morph
- biology any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species
Word Origin for morph
- 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.