Linguistics. a sequence of phonemes constituting a minimal unit of grammar or syntax, and, as such, a representation, member, or contextual variant of a morpheme in a specific environment. Compare allomorph( def 2 ).
Biology. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.
verb (used with object)
to transform (an image) by computer.
verb (used without object)
to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.
Origin: 1945–50; back formation from morpheme, or independent use of -morph
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
a fool or simpleton; ninny.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
graphics The animated transformation of one image into another by gradually distorting the first image so as to move certain chosen points to the position of corresponding points in the second image. Compare tweening. (1995-04-03)