Samuel F. B. Morse

Morse

[mawrs]
noun
1.
Jedidiah [jed-i-dahy-uh] , 1761–1826, U.S. geographer and Congregational clergyman (father of Samuel F. B. Morse).
2.
Samuel F(inley) B(reese) [fin-lee breez] , 1791–1872, U.S. artist and inventor: developer of the first successful telegraph in the U.S.; inventor of the most commonly used telegraphic code system.
4.
a male given name, form of Maurice.
adjective
5.
noting or pertaining to the Morse code or the system of communications using it.
6.
pertaining to any code resembling the Morse code.
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morse (mɔːs)
 
n
a clasp or fastening on a cope
 
[C15: from Old French mors, from Latin morsus clasp, bite, from mordēre to bite]

Morse (mɔːs)
 
n
Samuel Finley Breese (ˈfɪnlɪ briːz). 1791--1872, US inventor and painter. He invented the first electric telegraph and the Morse code

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Morse   (môrs)  Pronunciation Key 
American inventor who was a pioneer in the field of telegraphy and in 1844 introduced a telegraphic code for transmitting messages, which became known as Morse code.
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