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Definitions for Morris
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.

  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.

ChatGPT

  1. morris

    Morris is a traditional English dance type. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed moves by a group of dancers, usually wearing bell pads on their shins. Implements such as sticks, swords, and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. It is also a common surname in English-speaking countries.

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.]

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MORRIS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Morris is ranked #62 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Morris surname appeared 318,884 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 108 would have the surname Morris.

    73.5% or 234,667 total occurrences were White.
    20% or 64,032 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 8,132 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 7,143 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 3,125 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,818 total occurrences were Asian.

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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. Michele Nethercott:

    We're extremely gratified that The CIU investigation confirmed the results of the University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic( UBIPC) / MAIP investigation into Mr. Morris's case, 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.

  2. Janet Morris:

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

  3. Jamal:

    TBWA works with Philip Morris

  4. Patricia Perkins:

    Morris Jeff is a strong school community and we will unite to help each other heal, every day, we teach our children to solve their differences with their words and to be compassionate toward each other. Our graduates will make a difference in this world because they learn to see each other as equal human beings. This resolve is only stronger after today's violence.

  5. 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.

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