Definitions for transformtrænsˈfɔrm; ˈtræns fɔrm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
trans•form*trænsˈfɔrm; ˈtræns fɔrm(v.; n.; v.t.)
to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.
to change in condition, nature, or character; convert.
to change into another substance.
to alter (voltage and current) by means of an electrical transformer.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Math. to change the form of (a figure, expression, etc.) without in general changing the value.
(v.i.)to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character.
(n.)a mathematical quantity obtained from a given quantity by an algebraic, geometric, or functional transformation. the transformation itself.
Ref: transformation (def. 4). 5
a linguistic structure derived by a transformation.
* Syn: transform , convert mean to change one thing into another. transform means to radically change the outward form or inner character: a frog transformed into a prince; delinquents transformed into responsible citizens.convert usually means to modify or adapt so as to serve a new or different use or function: to convert a barn into a house.
Origin of transform:
1300–50; ME < L trānsfōrmāre to change in shape. See trans -, form
subject to a mathematical transformation
transform, transmute, transubstantiate(verb)
change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
"This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"
transform, transmute, metamorphose(verb)
change in outward structure or looks
"He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
change from one form or medium into another
"Braque translated collage into oil"
convert (one form of energy) to another
"transform energy to light"
change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species
increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
transform(verb)ænsˈfɔrm; n. ˈtræns fɔrm
to change sth completely
They transformed the old farmhouse into a beautiful home.; an event that transformed his life
the result of a transformation
to change greatly the appearance or form of
to change the nature, condition or function of
to subject to a transformation
to subject to the action of a transformer
to subject (a cell) to transformation
to undergo a transformation
Origin: From transformer, from trans + forma.
to change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly
to change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold
to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert
to change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value
to be changed in form; to be metamorphosed
Transform is the sixth studio album by Christian pop and rock singer Rebecca St. James. It was released on October 24, 2000 and debuted at #166 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned two of St. James' biggest hits, "Wait for Me" and "Reborn".
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'transform' in Verbs Frequency: #567
Translations for transform
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to change the appearance or nature of completely
He transformed the old kitchen into a beautiful sitting-room; His marriage has transformed him.
- omvorm, veranderAfrikaans
- يُحَوِّل شَكْلArabic
- transformarPortuguese (BR)
- omdanne; forvandleDanish
- μεταβάλλω, μεταμορφώνωGreek
- تغییر شکل دادنFarsi
- muuttaa, muuntaaFinnish
- לְשָנוֹת, לַהֲפוֹךHebrew
- बदल देनाHindi
- preobraziti, pretvoritiCroatian
- pakeisti, pertvarkytiLithuanian
- pārveidot; pārvērstLatvian
- forandre helt, omdanneNorwegian
- przeobrażać, przemieniaćPolish
- تغییر شکل دادنPersian
- شکل ته تغییر ورکولPashto
- a transformaRomanian
- premeniť, pretvoriťSlovak
- förvandla, omvandla, förändraSwedish
- 改造，改變Chinese (Trad.)
- (видо)змінювати(ся), перетворювати(ся)Ukrainian
- بدل ڈالناUrdu
- biến đổiVietnamese
- 改造，改变Chinese (Simp.)
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