Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An English folk dance in which a story is enacted by costumed dancers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as morrisdance.
  • noun A dance resembling the morris-dance.
  • Belonging to or taking part in a morris-dance.
  • noun A curious fish, allied to the eels, of the genus Leptocephalus. Its body is so compressed as to resemble tape.
  • To dance or perform by dancing. See morris-dance.
  • To “dance” or “waltz” off; decamp; be off; begone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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.
  • noun A Moorish dance, usually performed by a single dancer, who accompanies the dance with castanets.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun weaponry A type of pike.
  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
  • noun leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806)
  • noun United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)
  • noun United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English moreys (daunce), morris (dance), from moreys, Moorish, from Old French morois, from More, Moor; see Moor.]

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From Moorish.

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From Morris, the surname of its discoverer.

Examples

  • Video Of The Day, Errol-Morris, survivors egyptnation morris is an EFFING GENIUS! but it kind of sucks for the people who sat there and poured their hearts out and all the screentime they got was 3 seconds of them saying "my dad" etc. Andrew

    VOTD: Survivors by Errol Morris | /Film

  • Progressaurus Rex says: dick morris is a prostitute himself, whoring out to the highest bidder no matter what the ideology. he also wants condaleeza racial token to be the republican nominee in 2008.

    Think Progress » Dick Morris: ‘Civil War Is Progress’ In Iraq

  • July 25th, 2006 at 1: 55 pm james risser says: mouth full of dick morris is only stating the policy of the americans … blood, any blood shed from a non-white, is a ‘good’ thing. there is cash in chaos, and the longer the iraqis bleed, the longer the occupation will go on. the more $100 billion ‘emergency’ funds will be authorized by the democrats in congress, the more money the special interests make through death and destruction. the bush crime family runs on the blood and dead bodies of the innocent.

    Think Progress » Dick Morris: ‘Civil War Is Progress’ In Iraq

  • Yes, morris, that is exactly what we are going to do, right after we force you to become Muslim and your daughters to become lesbians

    I Crack Me Up « Lean Left

  • These antics were called morris dances; they were mad, vulgar, joyous abandonment to the mood of the moment; just as the dances performed by little gutter-arabs and factory-girls around street organs are an abandonment to the mood of to-day's moment.

    Nights in London

  • The similarity to what became known as the English "morris" is undoubted. [citation needed] Early court records state that the "moresque" was performed at court in her honour, including the dance - the "moresque" or

    Army Rumour Service

  • The similarity to what became known as the English "morris" is undoubted. [citation needed] Early court records state that the "moresque" was performed at court in her honour, including the dance - the "moresque" or

    Army Rumour Service

  • The similarity to what became known as the English "morris" is undoubted. [citation needed] Early court records state that the "moresque" was performed at court in her honour, including the dance - the "moresque" or

    Army Rumour Service

  • The similarity to what became known as the English "morris" is undoubted. [citation needed] Early court records state that the "moresque" was performed at court in her honour, including the dance - the "moresque" or

    Army Rumour Service

  • The similarity to what became known as the English "morris" is undoubted. [citation needed] Early court records state that the "moresque" was performed at court in her honour, including the dance - the "moresque" or

    Army Rumour Service

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  • "A curious fish, allied to the eels, of the genus Leptocephalus. Its body is so compressed as to resemble tape."

    -- Century Dictionary

    June 30, 2013