from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An English folk dance in which a story is enacted by costumed dancers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of pike.
- n. A marine fish with a very slender, flat, transparent body, now generally believed to be the young of the conger eel or some allied fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Moorish dance, usually performed by a single dancer, who accompanies the dance with castanets.
- n. A dance formerly common in England, often performed in pagenats, processions, and May games. The dancers, grotesquely dressed and ornamented, took the parts of Robin Hood, Maidmarian, and other fictitious characters.
- n. An old game played with counters, or men, which are placed at the angles of a figure drawn on a board or on the ground; also, the board or ground on which the game is played.
- n. A marine fish having a very slender, flat, transparent body. It is now generally believed to be the young of the conger eel or some allied fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as morrisdance.
- n. A dance resembling the morris-dance.
- Belonging to or taking part in a morris-dance.
- To dance or perform by dancing. See morris-dance.
- To “dance” or “waltz” off; decamp; be off; begone.
- n. A curious fish, allied to the eels, of the genus Leptocephalus. Its body is so compressed as to resemble tape.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
- n. leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806)
- n. United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)
- n. United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)
Middle English moreys (daunce), morris (dance), from moreys, Moorish, from Old French morois, from More, Moor; see Moor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Moorish. (Wiktionary)
From Morris, the surname of its discoverer. (Wiktionary)