an ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.

Nearby words

  1. sketchable,
  2. sketchbook,
  3. sketchpad,
  4. sketchy,
  5. skete,
  6. skew,
  7. skew arch,
  8. skew field,
  9. skew lines,
  10. skew symmetry

Origin of skeuomorph

1889; < Greek skeû(os) vessel, implement + -o- + -morph (cf. zoomorphic)

Related formsskeu·o·mor·phic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for skeuomorph

  • To speak somewhat figuratively, heteromorphism is a sort of disease that may attack the skeuomorph or the biomorph.

    Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon
  • Now one part of the body was surrendered to the skeuomorph and anon another.

    Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon