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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Morse, Morse code, international Morse codenoun

    a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)

  2. Morse, Samuel Morse, Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese Morsenoun

    United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)


  1. Morsenoun

    A surname, variant of Morris, from the given name Maurice.

  2. Morsenoun

    A village in Louisiana.

  3. Morsenoun

    A town in Saskatchewan, Canada.

  4. Morsenoun

    A census-designated place in Texas.

  5. Morsenoun

    A town in Wisconsin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Morsenoun

    A sea-horse.

    That which is commonly called a sea-horse is properly called a morse, and makes not out that shape. Brown.

    It seems to have been a tusk of the morse or waltron, called by some the sea-horse. John Woodward, on Fossils.


  1. morse

    Morse generally refers to the Morse code, a method used in telecommunication to encode text characters as standardized sequences of two different signal durations, called dots and dashes, or dits and dahs. It can also refer to someone's name, such as Samuel Morse, the inventor of Morse code. Additionally, in the field of mathematics, Morse may refer to Morse theory, a branch of algebraic topology. The specific meaning often depends on the context in which it is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morsenoun

    the walrus. See Walrus

  2. Morsenoun

    a clasp for fastening garments in front

  3. Etymology: [L. morsus a biting, a clasp, fr. mordere to bite.]


  1. Morse

    Morse is a census-designated place in Hansford County, Texas, United States. The population was 172 at the 2000 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Morse

    mors, n. the walrus or sea-horse. [Russ. morjŭ, a morse, prob. from more, the sea.]

  2. Morse

    mors, n. the metal fastening of the cope, generally of precious metal, ornamented with jewels—also Pectoral. [L. morsus, a bite.]

  3. Morse

    mors, n. (coll.) the Morse-code signalling of telegraph operators, from Sam. F. B. Morse (1791-1872).—Morse alphabet, a system of symbols to be used in telegraphic messages where Morse's indicator is used, consisting of dots and dashes combined in different ways to indicate the different letters.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. morse

    See WALRUS.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MORSE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Morse is ranked #824 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Morse surname appeared 41,774 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 14 would have the surname Morse.

    90.5% or 37,822 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 1,800 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 861 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 752 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 301 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 238 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for Morse »

  1. mores

  2. omers

  3. s'more

  4. somer

  5. sermo

  6. meros

  7. smore

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Morse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Morse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Morse in a Sentence

  1. Alex Morse:

    Growing up gay and closeted in a small city like Holyoke, I struggled with accepting my sexuality, and in high school, I had a hard time finding other openly gay students, as I've become more comfortable with Alex Morse and my sexuality, like any young, single, openly gay man, I have had consensual adult relationships, including some with college students.

  2. Cristian Parvulescu:

    (Prisoners) woke up with snow on their hair because it so was cold and the water in their mugs froze. It was inhuman ... They communicated by coughing in Morse code. christian Orthodox countries are masculine societies where justice is the result of negotiation.

  3. Alexandra Rojas:

    Alex Morse is not going to become the Ways and Means chair, Jamaal Bowman didn't become the chair of the House Foreign Affairs committee, but we not only picked up a seat, we fundamentally changed the direction of those committees -- for decades, potentially.

  4. Lucy Solomon:

    The Morse campaign has done a really good job of turning an incredibly difficult situation into a positive for their campaign, but obviously, a lot of folks on (the independent expenditure) side paused their ads right when the letter came out, to figure out what was really happening here, and so those are missed communications with voters.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    Senator Morse has spent years fighting for Granite State families, working to lower taxes and reduce regulations that make it harder for us to grow the economy and give people the opportunities they deserve, he is one of the hardest working elected officials in New Hampshire and I'm proud to add him to our growing team in the state.

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