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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)

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  4. Morrisnoun

    An English and Scottish patronymic surname.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  5. Morrisnoun

    An Irish surname, an anglicization of Ó Muirghis.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  6. Morrisnoun

    A Welsh patronymic surname, an anglicization of Meurig.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  7. Morrisnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  8. Morrisnoun

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

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  9. Morrisnoun

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

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  10. Morrisnoun

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

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  11. Morrisnoun

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

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  12. Morrisnoun

    A city in Oklahoma.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  13. Morrisnoun

    A town in Wisconsin.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  14. Morrisnoun

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

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  15. Morrisnoun

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

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  16. Morrisnoun

    An unincorporated community in Indiana.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  17. Morrisnoun

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

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  18. Morrisnoun

    An unincorporated community in Pennsylvania.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  19. Morrisnoun

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

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  20. Morrisnoun

    A ghost town in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  21. Morrisnoun

    A type of folk dance originating in England.

    Synonym: morris dance

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

  22. Morrisnoun

    A former make of British motor car.

    Etymology: The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morrisnoun

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Katerina Stefanidi:

    My rival Sandi Morris for example has been training the past week because her facility is still open, we have to have a realistic image from the IOC. They have to show that they understand.

  2. John Lewin:

    He's up here, he’s old and he’s sick. He got to live to be old, kathie never made it to 30. Susan Berman, his close friend, horribly executed. Morris Black murdered and then dismembered. ... He’s lucky to have gotten to live to be 78 to have the health issues he does. Because his victims and their families don’t have that same peace of mind.

  3. Chris Shoemaker:

    The Morris Award committee wants a distinct voice that takes readers to new places, they have exemplary voice, as well as strong world-building and character development.

  4. Shane MacGuill:

    India is obviously a market of huge potential for vapour products, this ban would decisively cut off access to that potential growth cohort for companies like Juul Labs and PMI (Philip Morris International).

  5. Janet Morris:

    "Restore balance. Deliver justice. That's the mission. Show me you understand. -- Janet Morris and Chris Morris, The Sacred Band

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