Dictionary.com

shapeshifter

[ sheyp-shif-ter ]
/ ˈʃeɪpˌʃɪf tər /
Save This Word!

noun

a fictional being that can transform itself from one physical form into another:Zeus was a great shapeshifter, taking many unexpected forms, including that of a swan, a gopher, a cloud, and even a shower of gold.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of shapeshifter

First recorded in 1885–90; shape + shifter

OTHER WORDS FROM shapeshifter

shape·shift, verb (used without object)shape·shift·ing, noun

Words nearby shapeshifter

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
FEEDBACK