Definition of "morph" []

  • An allomorph. (noun)
  • One of various distinct forms of an organism or species. (noun)
  • To transform (an image) by computer: cinematic special effects that morphed the villain into a snake. (verb-transitive)
  • To be transformed: "Yesterday's filmstrip has morphed into today's school computer” ( Clifford Stoll). (verb-intransitive)
  • The phonological representation of a morpheme (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "morph" in a sentence
  • "Q: We have to be careful here, because the identity of the gypsy morph is a key mystery in the novel, but can you describe generally what this creature is and what it represents?"
  • "Any occupation requiring pattern-matching and the ability to find obscure connections will quickly morph from the domain of experts to that of ordinary people whose intelligence has been augmented by cheap digital tools."
  • "The discussion of the “issues” in such an instance seems to me to morph from a discussion of what is possibly true and what is possibly not true (and why), to a discussion meant to win the “War of the Diets,” with the “Team Low-Carb” vs. the “Team Low-Fat.”"