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Meaning of TRANSFORM

Pronunciation:  [n]'transform, [v]trans'form, trans'fowrm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
  2. [v]  physics: increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)
  3. [v]  biology: change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species
  4. [v]  physics: convert (one form of energy) to another; "transform energy to light"
  5. [v]  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"
  6. [v]  change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
  7. [v]  subject to a mathematical transformation

TRANSFORM is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: metamorphose, translate, transmute, transubstantiate
 See Also: alter, aurify, become, change, destalinise, destalinize, diagonalise, diagonalize, metricise, metricize, prepare, process, sorcerise, sorcerize, stalinise, stalinize, turn, work, work on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trans*form"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transformed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Transforming}.] [L. transformare,
    transformatum; trans across, over + formare to from: cf. F.
    transformer. See {Form}, v. t.]
    1. To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance;
       to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately
       transformed into a butterfly.
             Love may transform me to an oyster.   --Shak.
    2. To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the
       alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
    3. To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the
       like; to convert.
             Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
                                                   --Rom. xii. 2.
    4. (Math.) To change, as an algebraic expression or
       geometrical figure, into another from without altering its
  2. \Trans*form"\, v. i.
    To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed. [R.]
          His hair transforms to down.             --Addison.