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ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr-; ˌgʌv ərˈnɪərmor·ris

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Morris, Esther Morris, Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morrisnoun

    United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)

  2. Morris, William Morrisnoun

    English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)

  3. Morris, Robert Morrisnoun

    leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806)

  4. Morris, Gouverneur Morrisnoun

    United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)


  1. morrisnoun

    A type of pike.

  2. Morrisnoun

    derived from the Norman given name Maurice.

  3. Morrisnoun

    A male given name from Old French, a medieval form of Maurice.

  4. Morrisnoun

    An English and Scottish patronymic surname.

  5. Morrisnoun

    An Irish surname, an anglicization of Ó Muirghis.

  6. Morrisnoun

    A Welsh patronymic surname, an anglicization of Meurig.

  7. Morrisnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  8. Morrisnoun

    A city, the county seat of Grundy County, Illinois.

  9. Morrisnoun

    A city, the county seat of Stevens County, Minnesota; named for railroad official Charles A. Morris.

  10. Morrisnoun

    A town in Manitoba; named for Canadian politician Alexander Morris.

  11. Morrisnoun

    A town in Alabama; named for early pioneer Mae Morris.

  12. Morrisnoun

    A city in Oklahoma.

  13. Morrisnoun

    A town in Wisconsin.

  14. Morrisnoun

    A town in Connecticut; named for Revolutionary War officer James Morris III.

  15. Morrisnoun

    An unincorporated community in Georgia, United States; named for James Morris, a son of a railroad agent.

  16. Morrisnoun

    An unincorporated community in Indiana.

  17. Morrisnoun

    A town and village in New York; named for Gen. Jacob Morris, son of Declaration of Independence signatory Lewis Morris.

  18. Morrisnoun

    An unincorporated community in Pennsylvania.

  19. Morrisnoun

    An unincorporated community in Nicholas County, West Virginia; named for a local family.

  20. Morrisnoun

    A ghost town in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

  21. Morrisnoun

    A type of folk dance originating in England.

    Synonym: morris dance

  22. Morrisnoun

    A former make of British motor car.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Morris, Morris-dancenoun

    Etymology: that is moorish or morisco-dance.

    The queen stood in some doubt of a Spanish invasion, though it proved but a morris-dance upon our waves. Henry Wotton.

    One in his catalogue of a feigned library, sets down this title of a book, The morris-dance of hereticks. Francis Bacon.

    The sounds and seas, with all their finny drove,
    Now to the moon in wavering morrice move. John Milton.

    I took delight in pieces that shewed a country village, morrice-dancing, and peasants together by the ears. Henry Peacham.

    Four reapers danced a morrice to oaten pipes. Spectator.

    The folds stand empty in the drowned field,
    And crows are fatted with the murrain flock;
    The nine mens morris is filled up with mud. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morrisnoun

    a Moorish dance, usually performed by a single dancer, who accompanies the dance with castanets

  2. Morrisnoun

    a dance formerly common in England, often performed in pagenats, processions, and May games. The dancers, grotesquely dressed and ornamented, took the parts of Robin Hood, Maidmarian, and other fictious characters

  3. Morrisnoun

    an old game played with counters, or men, which are placed angles of a figure drawn on a board or on the ground; also, the board or ground on which the game is played

  4. Morrisnoun

    a marine fish having a very slender, flat, transparent body. It is now generally believed to be the young of the conger eel or some allied fish

  5. Etymology: [Sp. morisco Moorish, fr. Moro a Moor: cf. F. moresque, It. moresca.]


  1. Morris

    Maurice De Bevere, better known as Morris, was a Belgian cartoonist and the creator of Lucky Luke. His pen name is an alternate spelling of his first name.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Morris

    Morrice, mor′is, Morr′is-dance, n. a Moorish dance: a dance in which bells, rattles, tambours, &c. are introduced.—v.i. Morr′is, to perform by dancing.—ns. Morr′is-danc&prprime;er; Morr′is-pike (Shak.), a Moorish pike.—Nine men's morris, an old English game in which a figure of squares, one within another, was marked out on aboard or on the turf, and eighteen pieces or stones, nine for each side, were moved alternately as at draughts—also Nine men's merils. [Sp. morisco, Moorish—Sp. moro, a Moor.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Morris in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Morris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Morris in a Sentence

  1. Lee Zeldin:

    My 16-year-old daughters, Mikayla and Arianna, were at our house doing homework, while my wife, Diana, and I were in the car, having just departed the Bronx Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park.

  2. Robert Jackler:

    Philip Morris, as a company name, is somewhat of a pariah, iQOS is an attempt to sanitize their product line.

  3. Christina Morris:

    Christina Morris family said in a statement released ona Facebook page dedicated to helping to find Christina Morris. Christina Morris was last seen on Aug. 30, 2014. ( Facebook) WOMAN, 2 MEN DEAD IN ILLINOIS HAD BEEN REPORTED MISSING Investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, Anna Police Department and Plano Police Department are expected to return to the scene Thursday to continue collecting evidence, according to FOX 4. Lt. Nick Bristow with Collin County Sheriff Office said the remains were transferred to the Collin County Medical Examiner's Office for a positive identification. Human remains found Wednesday in Anna, Texas may be from Christina Morris, who was reported missing in August 2014. ( FOX4) Lekita McMillan who lives in the area where the remains were discovered, told FOX 4 on Wednesday Christina Morris felt heartbroken. I feel their grief.

  4. Michele Nethercott:

    The evidence at David Morris trial was incredibly weak, and our post-conviction investigation unearthed even more evidence supporting David Morris longstanding claim of innocence. We're grateful to Mr. Carter's family for assisting in The CIU investigation despite the pain The CIU investigation must have caused, and we want to thank all former staff, students, and colleagues for their hard work. I look forward to seeing Mr. Morris as a free man later today.

  5. Jamal:

    TBWA works with Philip Morris

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    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    • A. transparent
    • B. occasional
    • C. whirring
    • D. witless

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