Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Representative of animals, or of their characteristic forms, as a work of art; of or pertaining to zoömorphism: correlated with anthropomorphic.
- Especially, representing or symbolizing the conception of a god under the form of animal whose characteristic traits or habits suggest the idea attached to the god. The most thoroughly zoömorphic religion was probably that of the ancient Egyptians, resulting in a complex system of zoolatry, many elements of which were appropriated and adapted by the Greeks and Romans.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to zoömorphism.
“Or swing by one of my favorite quirky attractions in New Jersey, Lucy the Margate Elephant, a giant, gray "zoomorphic" elephant located just south of the Atlantic City Strip.”
“Scanning the various photographs of some of the items discovered, one cannot fail to be impressed by the beauty of the zoomorphic designs found on so many of the items.”
“That gave the project its own language, making it a zoomorphic structure rather than a Jetsons pastiche.”
“The company also added another piece to their popular surrealist zoomorphic furniture collection with "Elisee," a console in the shape of a racehorse €1,930.”
“However, the prioress put her foot down and denied Alheit her zoomorphic fantasy.”
“One last surprise: the Louis Hudson collection of zoomorphic cobs.”
“Man occupied some of the caves in ancient times, because vestiges of humans have been revealed in cave paintings and zoomorphic figures.”
“Amazing shape and adaptability of the sofa/bench in self-skinning polyurethane, element initially closed, that opens in a zoomorphic way in order to show the own structural wealth.”
“In works that recall Jewish folk-art pieces, Elena Kabischer created a series of plaster figurines and sculptural compositions using traditional Jewish zoomorphic motifs.”
“In time, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, Gianni Agnelli, and Valentino would also become proprietors of these pastoral zoomorphic sculptures.”
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