from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To change into a wholly different form or appearance; transform: "His eyes turned bloodshot, and he was metamorphosed into a raging fiend” ( Jack London).
- transitive v. To subject to metamorphosis or metamorphism.
- intransitive v. To be changed or transformed by or as if by metamorphosis or metamorphism. See Synonyms at convert.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to undergo metamorphosis
- v. to transform (something) into a completely different appearance
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To change into a different form; to transform; to transmute.
- n. Same as metamorphosis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A transformation in shape or character; metamorphosis.
- To change into a different form; alter or modify the shape or character of; transform; transmute.
- Synonyms Transmute, etc. See transform.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. change in outward structure or looks
- v. change completely the nature or appearance of
French métamorphoser, from Old French, from metamorphose, metamorphosis, from Latin metamorphōsis; see metamorphosis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)