from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An allomorph.
- n. One of various distinct forms of an organism or species.
- transitive v. To transform (an image) by computer: cinematic special effects that morphed the villain into a snake.
- intransitive v. To be transformed: "Yesterday's filmstrip has morphed into today's school computer” ( Clifford Stoll).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To change shape, from one form to another, through computer animation.
- v. To undergo dramatic change in a seamless and barely noticeable fashion.
- n. A physical form representing some morpheme in language. It is a recurrent distinctive sound or sequence sounds.
- n. An allomorph: one of a set of realizations that a morpheme can have in different contexts.
- n. Local variety of a species, distinguishable from other populations of the species by morphology or behaviour.
- n. A computer-generated gradual change from one image to another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sequence of phonemes, often a word fragment, which constitutes the minimum unit of meaning or syntax within a given word. A morph may be one of several variants of a morpheme, depending for its individal form on the context in which it occurs. Thus the morphs -s and -es are variants of the morpheme by which the plural form of an English noun is expressed.
- v. To transform smoothly in imperceptible steps from one image to another, on a computer screen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An abbreviation of morphology, morphological, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to change shape in a computer animation
- v. change shape as via computer animation
Q: We have to be careful here, because the identity of the gypsy morph is a key mystery in the novel, but can you describe generally what this creature is and what it represents?
Any occupation requiring pattern-matching and the ability to find obscure connections will quickly morph from the domain of experts to that of ordinary people whose intelligence has been augmented by cheap digital tools.
The discussion of the “issues” in such an instance seems to me to morph from a discussion of what is possibly true and what is possibly not true (and why), to a discussion meant to win the “War of the Diets,” with the “Team Low-Carb” vs. the “Team Low-Fat.”
Due to the way in which the documentary fast-forwarded, however, his solo incarnation seemed to morph from a sharp 30-something to a scary and quite preposterous-looking 40-something in the blink of an eye.
"DeMarcus allows your defense to morph from a 3-4 to a 4-3 to a 2-5 front," says TV and radio analyst Solomon Wilcost.
DeMarcus allows your defense to morph from a 3-4 to a 4-3 to a 2-5 front.
In other words, the rate at which words tend to morph is in inverse proportion to how often they're used.
Saying a morph of a morph is considered more attractive than just the morph may well be true and provable ... but it says nothing about how attractive real Eurasians are.
And by the way when and how did Penguin morph into Fig Tree?
Here is the Penzey's Apple Pancake recipe ... a morph from the Dutch Baby.