Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To render motionless, as with terror, amazement, or awe.
  • transitive verb To pierce or impale with a pointed weapon or object.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In geometry, to cut by a fixed straight, m, a subject composed of planes, α, β, γ, that is, to construct the passes m·α, m·β, m·γ.
  • To pierce through, as with a pointed weapon; transpierce: as, to transfix one with a dart or spear; also, to fasten by something sharp thrust through.
  • Synonyms Pierce, etc. See penetrate.

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

  • transitive verb To pierce through, as with a pointed weapon; to impale.

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

  • noun linguistics A discontinuous affix, which occurs at more than one position in a word, typical of Semitic languages.
  • verb transitive To render motionless, by arousing terror, amazement or awe.
  • verb transitive To pierce with a sharp pointed weapon.
  • verb transitive To fix or impale.

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

  • verb pierce with a sharp stake or point
  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

Etymologies

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

[Latin trānsfīgere, trānsfīx- : trāns-, trans- + fīgere, to pierce, fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

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    June 23, 2011