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

  • adj. Occurring in or having many forms or shapes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having more than one shape or appearance.
  • n. An organism, folktale, etc. that appears in more than one form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having many forms, shapes, or appearances.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having many forms; highly diversiform; polymorphic.
  • n. That which is multiform; that which gives a multiplied representation or many repetitions of anything.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. occurring in or having many forms or shapes or appearances


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Himself a Muay Thai fighter, Tony Jaa (or his character) joins in multiform bootleg fighting bouts.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • She was famous as a Daughter of Liberty, as well as women in multiform states, together with Maryland, New Jersey, as well as Virginia, followed her e.g. by starting similar fundraising organizations.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • The gas crisis has lifted public doubts about the countrys monopolistic gas marketplace as well as the genius of PetroChina as well as Sinopec, the countrys categorical gas suppliers, which released emergency gas in multiform provinces as well as regions together with Chongqing municipality as well as Zhejiang range due to the remarkable increased expenditure as well as limited storage.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • The most aggressive called a glioblastoma, multiform, which is highly aggressive and carries a very poor prognosis.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2008

  • I remember the glint of numerous rings, the multiform badges of honor set jangling, it was the last thing I recall...

    Carolina Grüber: I

  • Few writers have been able to convey the multiform varieties of daily tedium in language so rich and layered that the experience seems almost delightful.

    A Window Onto Comic Tedium

  • (Among them: James Corr, a Lehman Brothers casualty turned stay-at-home dad who has invented a mountable wall ledge to hang marathon medals; massage therapist Natalia Rodriguez, creator of a multiform pillow; and military veteran turned film extra Bruce Taylor, the man behind the Mighty Mouth Suck It Up, a dust-free sander.)

    Group Is Mother of Inventions

  • Through two and a half millennia, it has evolved as the visual expression of a multiform religious persona.

    Michael Brenner: The Buddha As Icon

  • Ivo Otasevic is a Serbian architect who designed a multiform chair that, at the same time, is noted for its simplicity of design. a Chair is the name of the object that led Otasevic towards the lights of worldwide recognition in the last Design Fair of Milan.

    aChair by Ivo Otasevic

  • It is geared toward reaching the viewer through a constant multiform dialogue engaging him/her to connect to hidden clues and to uncover unspoken truths.

    Jim Luce: One of Tens of Thousands: Diaspora Doctor Continues to Help Haiti


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.