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Morgan, Lewis Henry
born Nov. 21, 1818, near Aurora, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 17, 1881, Rochester, N.Y. U.S. ethnologist and a principal founder of scientific anthropology. Morgan developed a deep ...
Morgan, Sir Henry
born 1635, Llanrhymney, Glamorgan, Wales died Aug. 25, 1688, probably Lawrencefield, Jam. Welsh buccaneer. In the second Anglo-Dutch War, he commanded buccaneers against the ...
Morgan, Thomas Hunt
born Sept. 25, 1866, Lexington, Ky., U.S. died Dec. 4, 1945, Pasadena, Calif. U.S. zoologist and geneticist. He received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. As a ...
Morgan, William
▪ Welsh bishop born c. 1545, Caernarvonshire, Wales died Sept. 10, 1604, St. Asaph, Flintshire       Anglican bishop of the Reformation whose translation of the Bible ...
Morgan, William Wilson
▪ 1995       U.S. astronomer (b. Jan. 3, 1906, Bethesda, Tenn.—d. June 21, 1994, Williams Bay, Wis.), discovered the spiral shape of the Milky Way Galaxy after years ...
Morgan,John Hunt
Morgan, John Hunt. 1825-1864. American Confederate soldier who led cavalry raids behind Union lines in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. * * *
Morgan,John Pierpont
Morgan, John Pierpont. 1837-1913. American financier and philanthropist noted for his reorganization and control of major railroads, his consolidation of the U.S. Steel ...
Morgan,Julia
Morgan, Julia. 1872-1957. American architect who designed over 700 buildings in California and Hawaii, including Hearst Castle (completed 1947). * * *
Morgan,Lewis Henry
Morgan, Lewis Henry. 1818-1881. American anthropologist who studied Native Americans, particularly the Seneca. His works include Ancient Society (1877). * * *
Morgan,Sir Henry
Morgan, Sir Henry. 1635?-1688. Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish ships and settlements in the Caribbean and was acting governor of Jamaica (1680-1682). * * *
Morgan,Thomas Hunt
Morgan, Thomas Hunt. 1866-1945. American biologist. He won a 1933 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning the hereditary function of chromosomes. * * *
morganatic
—morganatically, adv. /mawr'geuh nat"ik/, adj. of or pertaining to a form of marriage in which a person of high rank, as a member of the nobility, marries someone of lower ...
morganatic marriage
▪ law       legally valid marriage between a male member of a sovereign, princely, or noble house and a woman of lesser birth or rank, with the provision that she shall ...
morganatically
See morganatic. * * *
morganite
/mawr"geuh nuyt'/, n. rose-colored beryl. [1910-15; named after J. P. MORGAN; see -ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral       gem-quality beryl (q.v.) coloured pink or rose-lilac by ...
Morganle Fay
Morgan le Fay (lə fāʹ) n. In Arthurian legend, the sorceress sister and enemy of King Arthur. * * *
Morganton
/mawr"geuhn teuhn/, n. a town in central North Carolina. 13,763. * * * ▪ North Carolina, United States       city, seat of Burke county, west-central North Carolina, ...
Morgantown
/mawr"geuhn town'/, n. a city in N West Virginia. 27,605. * * * ▪ West Virginia, United States       city, seat of Monongalia county, northern West Virginia, U.S., on ...
Morgarten, Battle of
▪ Swiss history       (Nov. 15, 1315), the first great military success of the Swiss Confederation in its struggle against the Austrian Habsburgs (Habsburg, House of). ...
morgen
/mawr"geuhn/, n. 1. a unit of land measure equal to about two acres (0.8 hectare), formerly in use in Holland and the Dutch colonies and still used in South Africa. 2. a unit ...
Morgenstern, Christian
▪ German poet born May 6, 1871, Munich, Ger. died March 31, 1914, Meran, South Tirol, Austria-Hungary [now Merano, Italy]       German poet and humorist whose work ...
Morgenstern, Oskar
▪ German-American economist born Jan. 24, 1902, Görlitz, Ger. died July 26, 1977, Princeton, N.J., U.S.       German-born American economist.       Morgenstern ...
Morgenthau
/mawr"geuhn thaw'/ or, for 1, /-tow'/, n. 1. Henry, 1856-1946, U.S. financier and diplomat, born in Germany. 2. his son Henry, Jr., 1891-1967, U.S. statesman: Secretary of the ...
Morgenthau, Hans Joachim
▪ German-American political scientist born February 17, 1904, Coburg, Germany died July 19, 1980, New York, New York, U.S.       German-born American political ...
Morgenthau, Henry, Jr.
born May 11, 1891, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 6, 1967, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. U.S. public official. He was editor of American Agriculturist (1922–33) and a close friend of ...
Morghāb River
or Murgab River River, northwestern Afghanistan and southeastern Turkmenistan. It flows generally west and then north into Turkmenistan and is about 600 mi (970 km) long. It ...
morgue
/mawrg/, n. 1. a place in which bodies are kept, esp. the bodies of victims of violence or accidents, pending identification or burial. 2. a reference file of old clippings, ...
Mori Arinori
▪ Japanese official born Aug. 23, 1847, Kagoshima, Satsuma province, Japan died Feb. 12, 1889, Tokyo  one of the most influential and iconoclastic proponents of Western ideas ...
Mōri Family
▪ Japanese clan       a clan that dominated the strategic western Honshu region of south-central Japan from early in the 16th century to the middle of the 19th ...
Mori Ōgai
▪ Japanese author pseudonym of  Mori Rintarō   born February 17, 1862, Tsuwano, Japan died July 9, 1922, Tokyo  one of the creators of modern Japanese ...
Mori Shigefumi
▪ Japanese mathematician born Feb. 23, 1951, Nagoya, Japan       Japanese mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1990 for his work in algebraic ...
Mori Yoshiro
▪ prime minister of Japan born July 14, 1937, Neagari, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan       Japanese politician who was prime minister in 2000–01 during a period of ...
Mori, Taikichiro
▪ 1994       Japanese real estate tycoon (b. 1904, Tokyo, Japan—d. Jan. 30, 1993, Tokyo), was a self-made billionaire who amassed a fortune after retiring at age 55 as ...
Mori, Yoshiro
▪ 2001       After Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi suffered a crippling stroke on April 2, 2000, Yoshiro Mori, secretary-general of the long-ruling ...
mori-
Body of water; lake (?), sea (?). 1. a. mere2; mermaid, from Old English mere, sea, lake, pond; b. marram, from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse marr, sea; c. meerschaum, ...
Moriah
/maw ruy"euh, moh-/, n. 1. a mountainous region in S Palestine, where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac. Gen. 22:3. 2. Also, Douay Bible, Moria. a site usually identified with ...
Moriarty
a character in the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. He is the clever but evil enemy of Sherlock Holmes. In a story published in 1894 both of them fall to their ...
moribana
▪ Japanese art       (Japanese: “heaped-up flowers”), in Japanese floral art, a style of arranging in which naturalistic landscapes are constructed in low dishlike ...
moribund
—moribundity, n. —moribundly, adv. /mawr"euh bund', mor"-/, adj. 1. in a dying state; near death. 2. on the verge of extinction or termination. 3. not progressing or ...
moribundity
See moribund. * * *
moribundly
See moribundity. * * *
Móricz, Zsigmond
▪ Hungarian writer born June 29, 1879, Csécse, Hung., Austria-Hungary died Sept. 4, 1942, Budapest  Hungarian realist novelist who wrote of villages and country ...
Morier, James Justinian
▪ English diplomat born c. 1780, , Smyrna, Tur. died March 19, 1849, Brighton, Sussex, Eng.  English diplomat and writer whose fame depends on The Adventures of Hajji Baba of ...
Moriguchi
▪ Japan       city, Ōsaka fu (urban prefecture), Honshu, Japan, on the southern bank of the Yodo River. A prosperous post town on the Ōsaka Highway during the ...
Mörike
/mue"rddi keuh/, n. Eduard /ay"dooh ahrddt'/, 1804-75, German poet. * * *
Mörike, Eduard Friedrich
born Sept. 8, 1804, Ludwigsburg, Württemberg died June 4, 1875, Stuttgart German lyric poet. A clergyman, Mörike suffered all his life from psychosomatic illnesses and ...
Morimura, Yasumasa
▪ 1999       One of the most provocative events in the world of art in 1998 was a retrospective of the work of Yasumasa Morimura, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, ...
Morin, Jean
▪ French theologian Latin  Joannes Morinus   born 1591, Blois, Fr. died Feb. 28, 1659, Paris       French theologian and biblical scholar who produced major studies ...
Morini
/maw ree"nee/, n. Erika, born 1906, U.S. violinist, born in Austria. * * * ▪ Celtic people       ancient Celtic people living in the northwestern part of the region ...
Morioka
Mo·ri·o·ka (môr'ē-ōʹkə) A city of northern Honshu, Japan, south-southeast of Aomori. It is a commercial and cultural center. Population: 28,398. * * * ▪ ...
morion
morion1 /mawr"ee on', mohr"-/, n. an open helmet of the 16th and early 17th centuries, worn by common soldiers and usually having a flat or turned-down brim and a crest from ...
Moriori
▪ people       native inhabitants of the Chatham Islands of New Zealand. They are a Polynesian (Polynesian culture) people whose language and culture are related to ...
Morisco
/meuh ris"koh/, adj., n., pl. Moriscos, Moriscoes. adj. 1. Moorish. n. 2. a Moor, esp. one of the Moors of Spain. [1540-50; < Sp, equiv. to Mor(o) MOOR + -isco adj. suffix] * * ...
Morison
/mawr"euh seuhn, mor"-/, n. Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976, U.S. historian. * * *
Morison, James
▪ British theologian born February 14, 1816, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire [now in West Lothian], Scotland died November 13, 1893, Glasgow       Scottish theologian and ...
Morison, Robert
▪ Scottish botanist born 1620, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire [now in Aberdeen City council area], Scotland died November 10, 1683, London, England       Scottish botanist ...
Morison, Samuel Eliot
born July 9, 1887, Boston, Mass., U.S. died May 15, 1976, Boston U.S. biographer and historian. He taught at Harvard University for 40 years. To give authenticity to his ...
Morison, Stanley
born May 6, 1889, Wanstead, Essex, Eng. died Oct. 11, 1967, London English typographer, scholar, and historian of printing. He attained much of his printing and typographic ...
Morison,Samuel Eliot
Mor·i·son (môrʹĭ-sən, mŏrʹ-), Samuel Eliot. 1887-1976. American historian noted for his works on American and maritime history. * * *
Morisot
/maw rddee zoh"/, n. Berthe /berddt/, 1841-95, French Impressionist painter. * * *
Morisot, Berthe
born Jan. 14, 1841, Bourges, France died March 2, 1895, Paris French painter and printmaker. Granddaughter of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, she studied with Camille Corot, but the ...
Morisot,Berthe
Mo·ri·sot (mô-rē-zōʹ), Berthe. 1841-1895. French impressionist painter noted for her canvases featuring domestic scenes. * * *
Morissette, Alanis
▪ 1997       Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette shocked the recording world and the listening public in 1995 with the raw tone and explicit lyrics of her ...
Morita Akio
▪ Japanese businessman born Jan. 26, 1921, Nagoya, Japan died Oct. 3, 1999, Tokyo       Japanese businessman who was cofounder, chief executive officer (from 1971), and ...
Morita, Akio
born Jan. 26, 1921, Nagoya, Japan died Oct. 3, 1999, Tokyo Japanese entrepreneur, cofounder of Sony Corp. The son of an old sake-brewing family, Morita was trained as a ...
Morita, Pat
▪ 2006 Noriyuki Morita        American actor (b. June 28, 1932, Isleton, Calif.—d. Nov. 24, 2005, Las Vegas, Nev.), earned an Academy Award nomination for his role as ...
morituri te salutamus
/moh'rddi tooh"rddee te sah'looh tah"moos/; Eng. /mawr'i toor"uy tee sal'yooh tay"euhs, -tyoor"uy, -toor"ee, -tyoor"ee/, Latin. we who are about to die salute you: said by Roman ...
Moritz
Ger. /moh"rddits/, n. 1. Maurice (def. 1). 2. a male given name, form of Maurice. * * * (as used in expressions) Arndt Ernst Moritz Goldschmidt Victor Moritz Hauptmann ...
Moritz, Karl Philipp
▪ German novelist born Sept. 15, 1756, Hameln, Hannover [Germany] died June 26, 1793, Berlin, Prussia       German novelist whose most important works are his two ...
MORI{™}
(in full Market and Opinion Research International) a British/US organization that carries out public opinion polls (= asks specially chosen groups of people certain questions, ...
Morlaix
▪ town, France also called  Ville de Bretagne,         seaport town, Finistère département, Brittany région, western France, situated on the Dossen Estuary, a ...
Morland, George
▪ British painter born June 26, 1763, London, Eng. died Oct. 29, 1804, London       English genre, landscape, and animal painter whose work was much imitated in England ...
Morley
/mawr"lee/, n. 1. Christopher Darlington, 1890-1957, U.S. writer. 2. Edward Williams, 1838-1923, U.S. chemist and physicist. 3. John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn, 1838-1923, ...
Morley (of Blackburn), John Morley, Viscount
born Dec. 24, 1838, Blackburn, Eng. died Sept. 23, 1923, Wimbledon, London English politician and historian. He worked as a journalist in London from 1860, mainly as editor of ...
Morley, Christopher
▪ American author in full  Christopher Darlington Morley   born May 5, 1890, Haverford, Pa., U.S. died March 28, 1957, Roslyn Heights, Long Island, N.Y.  American writer ...
Morley, Edward Williams
▪ American chemist born Jan. 29, 1838, Newark, N.J., U.S. died Feb. 24, 1923, West Hartford, Conn.       American chemist who is best known for his collaboration with ...
Morley, John Morley, Viscount
▪ English statesman born Dec. 24, 1838, Blackburn, Eng. died Sept. 23, 1923, Wimbledon       English Liberal statesman who was friend and official biographer of W.E. ...
Morley, Margaret Warner
▪ American biologist, educator, and author born Feb. 17, 1858, Montrose, Iowa, U.S. died Dec. 12, 1923, Washington, D.C.       American biologist, educator, and writer, ...
Morley, Robert
▪ English actor born May 26, 1908, Semley, Wiltshire, Eng. died June 3, 1992, Reading, Berkshire  prolific English actor, director, and playwright whose forte was comedy and ...
Morley, Sheridan Robert
▪ 2008       British theatre critic and biographer born Dec. 5, 1941 , Ascot, Berkshire, Eng. died Feb. 16, 2007 , London, Eng. was nearly ubiquitous in the theatre ...
Morley, Thomas
born 1557/58, Norwich, Norfolk, Eng. died October 1602, London English composer, organist, and music theorist. He was educated at Oxford and studied with William Byrd. Though ...
Morley,Christopher Darlington
Mor·ley (môrʹlē), Christopher Darlington. 1890-1957. American writer who was a founder and editor (1924-1941) of Saturday Review and wrote prolifically, most notably popular ...
Morley,Edward Williams
Morley, Edward Williams. 1838-1923. American chemist and physicist who with Albert Michelson disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. * ...
mormaer
▪ Celtic title also spelled  Mormaor        (from Gaelic mor, “great”; maer, or maor, “steward,” or “bailiff”), ruler of any of seven provinces into which ...
Mormon
—Mormonism, n. /mawr"meuhn/, n. 1. the popular name given to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 2. See under Book of Mormon. * * * Member of the ...
Mormon cricket
a flightless, long-horned grasshopper, Anabrus simplex, of the western U.S., that is destructive to range grasses and cultivated crops. [1895-1900; so named because found where ...
Mormon, Book of
Holy scripture of the Mormons, supplemental to the Bible. First published in 1830, it is held by all branches of Mormonism to be a divinely inspired work translated by the ...
MormonChurch
Mormon Church n. A church founded by Joseph Smith at Palmyra in western New York in 1830 and having its headquarters since 1847 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its doctrines are based ...
Mormoncricket
Mormon cricket n. A large, wingless, long-horned grasshopper (Anabrus simplex) of the western United States that is often destructive to crops. * * *
Mormonism
See Mormon. * * *
mormyrid
/mawr muy"rid/, n. 1. any of numerous African freshwater fishes of the family Mormyridae, many species of which have an elongated snout and are capable of producing an electric ...
morn
/mawrn/, n. Literary. morning. [bef. 900; ME morn(e), OE morne (dat. of morgen morning); c. D, G Morgen] * * *
Mornay
/mawrdd nay"/ for 1; /mawr nay"/ for 2, n. 1. Also called Duplessis-Mornay. Philippe de /fee leep" deuh/, Seigneur du Plessis-Marly /se nyuerdd" dyuu ple see mannrdd lee"/, ...
Mornay sauce
Mornay sauce [môr nā′] n. a rich white sauce to which grated cheese, usually Swiss or Parmesan, and seasonings have been added * * *
Mornay, Philippe de, seigneur du Plessis-Marly
▪ French diplomat also called  Philippe Duplessis-mornay   born Nov. 5, 1549, Buhy, Normandy, Fr. died Nov. 11, 1623, La Forêt-sur-Sèvre       French diplomat who ...
Mornay,Philippe de
Mornay, Philippe de. Known as Du·ples·sis-Mor·nay (do͞o-plĕ-sē' môr-nāʹ, dü-) Called “Pope of the Huguenots.” 1549-1623. French Huguenot leader during the reigns ...
morning
/mawr"ning/, n. 1. the first part or period of the day, extending from dawn, or from midnight, to noon. 2. the beginning of day; dawn: Morning is almost here. 3. the first or ...
morning after
pl. mornings after. 1. a period, as in the morning, when the aftereffects of excessive self-indulgence during the previous evening are felt, esp. the aftereffects of excessive ...
morning coat
a man's cutaway for wear as part of morning dress. [1930-35] * * *
morning dress
1. formal daytime apparel for men, including striped pants, a cutaway, and a silk hat. 2. a simple dress for wear in the home; housedress. Cf. evening dress. [1690-1700] * * *
Morning Edition
a US news programme made by National Public Radio and broadcast on radio stations across America every weekday morning for 2 hours, since 1979. It includes news, interviews and ...
morning glory
1. any of various plants, esp. of the genera Ipomoea and Convolvulus, as I. purpurea, a twining plant having cordate leaves and funnel-shaped flowers of various colors, often ...
morning glory family
the plant family Convulvulaceae, characterized by twining herbaceous vines, shrubs, and trees having alternate, simple, or compound leaves, funnel-shaped, often showy flowers, ...
morning gun
Mil. 1. a gun fired at the first note of reveille. 2. the firing of this gun. [1735-45] * * *
morning line
a list of entries for a horse race with the probable betting odds as estimated by a bookmaker or track handicapper, usually issued the morning of the race, before wagering ...
morning loan.
See day loan. * * *
Morning Prayer
matin (def. 1c). * * *
morning sickness
nausea occurring in the early part of the day, esp. as a characteristic symptom in the first months of pregnancy. [1875-80] * * *
morning star
1. a bright planet, esp. Venus, seen in the east immediately before sunrise. 2. Also called holy water sprinkler, holy water sprinkle. a medieval shafted weapon having a head in ...
morning watch
Naut. the watch from 4 A.M. until 8 A.M. [1525-35] * * *
morning-after
morning-after [môrn iŋ-af′tər] adj. Informal 1. having to do with a morning after or the depressed feelings usually associated with it 2. designating or of a pill taken ...
morning-after pill
/mawr"ning af"teuhr, -ahf"-/, Pharm. a contraceptive pill containing only an estrogen and used by women within a few hours after sexual intercourse. [1955-60] * * *
morning-afterpill
morn·ing-af·ter pill (môrʹnĭng-ăfʹtər) n. A pill containing a drug, especially an estrogen or estrogen substitute such as diethylstilbestrol, that prevents implantation ...
morning-glory
☆ morning-glory [môr′niŋ glôr΄ē ] adj. designating a family (Convolvulaceae, order Solanales) of twining dicotyledonous vines and some erect shrubs and trees with ...
morning-glory family
Family Convolvulaceae, composed of about 1,400 species of flowering plants in 50 genera, widely cultivated for their colourful, funnel-shaped flowers. Most are twining and erect ...
morningglory
morning glory n. Any of numerous, usually twining vines of the related genera Argyreia, Calystegia, Convolvulus, Merremia, and Ipomoea, having funnel-shaped, variously colored ...
MorningPrayer
Morn·ing Prayer (môrʹnĭng prâr) n. The liturgical service used for morning worship in the Anglican Church. Also called matins. * * *
mornings
/mawr"ningz/, adv. in or during the morning regularly. [1610-20] * * *
morningsickness
morning sickness n. Nausea and vomiting upon rising in the morning, especially during early pregnancy. * * *
morningstar
morning star n. A planet, especially Venus, visible in the east just before or at sunrise. * * *
Morny, Charles-Auguste-Louis-Joseph, duc de
▪ French politician born Oct. 21, 1811, Paris died March 10, 1865, Paris       French political and social leader during the Second Empire who played an important part ...
Morny, Charles-Auguste-Louis-Joseph, duke de
born Oct. 21, 1811, Paris, France died March 10, 1865, Paris French politician. Half brother of Louis-Napoléon (later Napoleon III), Morny devoted himself to Parisian society ...
Moro
/mawr"oh, mohr"oh/, n., pl. Moros, (esp. collectively) Moro. a member of any of the various tribes of Muslim Malays in the southern Philippines. [ < Sp < L Maurus MOOR] /mawr"oh, ...
Moro National Liberation Front
▪ Filipino military organization       Muslim separatist movement in the southern Philippines that has employed guerrilla tactics and violence in its campaign for the ...
Moro, Aldo
born Sept. 23, 1916, Maglie, Italy died May 9, 1978, near or in Rome Italian politician and premier of Italy (1963–64, 1964–66, 1966–68, 1974–76, 1976). A professor of ...
Moroccan
See Morocco. * * *
Moroccan crises
(1905–06, 1911) Two European incidents centring on Germany's attempt to block France's control of Morocco and to restrict French power. While visiting Tangier in 1905, the ...
Morocco
—Moroccan /meuh rok"euhn/, adj., n. /meuh rok"oh/, n. 1. French, Maroc. Spanish, Marruecos. a kingdom in NW Africa: formed from a sultanate that was divided into two ...
Morocco, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a red field with a green, five-pointed star in its centre. The flag's width-to-length ratio is 2 to 3.       In ...
Morogoro
/mawr'euh gawr"oh, mohr'euh gohr"oh/, n. a city in E Tanzania. 25,262. * * *
MoroGulf
Moro Gulf An inlet of the Celebes Sea southwest of Mindanao, Philippines. * * *
Moroleón
▪ Mexico       city, southern Guanajuato estado (state), north-central Mexico. It lies at 5,814 feet (1,772 m) above sea level in the Bajío region. Moroleón is the ...
moron
—moronic /meuh ron"ik/, adj. —moronically, adv. —moronism, moronity /meuh ron"i tee/, n. /mawr"on, mohr"-/, n. 1. a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good ...
Morón de la Frontera
▪ Spain       city, Sevilla provincia (province), in the Andalusia comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), southwestern Spain, lying in the valley of the ...
Morone, Giovanni
▪ Italian cardinal born Jan. 25, 1509, Milan [Italy] died Dec. 1, 1580, Rome       Italian cardinal, one of the greatest diplomats of the Protestant Reformation ...
Moroni
/maw roh"nee/, n. a town in and the capital of the Comoros. 12,000. * * * Town (pop., 1995: 340,168), capital of the Comoros Islands, located on Grande Comore (Njazidja) island ...
Moroni, Giovanni Battista
▪ Italian painter born c. 1525, Albino, Republic of Venice [Italy] died Feb. 5, 1578, Bergamo       Italian Renaissance painter notable for his sober and dignified ...
moronic
See moron. * * *
moronically
See moronic. * * *
moronism
See moronic. * * *
moronity
See moronic. * * *
Moropus
▪ extinct mammal  extinct genus of the chalicotheres, a group of very unusual perissodactyls (“odd-toed” ungulates) related to the horse. Fossil remains of Moropus are ...
moror
Seph. /mah rddawrdd"/; Ashk. /maw"rddohrdd/, n. Hebrew. maror. * * *
Moros
/mawr"os, mohr"-/, n. Class. Myth. a child of Nyx, and the personification of fate. * * *
morose
—morosely, adv. —moroseness, morosity /meuh ros"i tee/, n. /meuh rohs"/, adj. 1. gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood. 2. characterized by or expressing ...
morosely
See morose. * * *
moroseness
See morosely. * * *
Morosini Family
▪ Venetian family       noble Venetian family that gave four doges and several generals and admirals to the Republic, as well as two cardinals and many other prelates to ...
Morotai
▪ island, Indonesia also called  Morty        island in Maluku Utara (North Moluccas) provinsi (province), Indonesia. It is situated northeast of the larger island of ...
Moroto
▪ Uganda       town located in northeastern Uganda. Moroto is situated at an elevation of 4,500 feet (1,370 metres) and is linked by road with Soroti, 106 miles (170 ...
moroxite
      clear blue variety of the mineral apatite (q.v.). * * *
Morozov, Boris Ivanovich
▪ Russian statesman born 1590 died Nov. 1 [Nov. 11, New Style], 1661       Russian boyar and statesman who was chief minister (1645–48) under Tsar Alexis and ...
Morozov, Pavlik
▪ Russian communist youth byname of  Pavel Trofimovich Morozov   born Nov. 14, 1918, Gerasimovka, Russia died Sept. 3, 1932, Gerasimovka       Russian communist youth ...
Morpeth
▪ England, United Kingdom       town, Castle Morpeth borough, administrative and historic county of Northumberland, England, on the River Wansbeck. The town grew up ...
morph
—morphic, adj. /mawrf/, n. 1. Ling. a sequence of phonemes constituting a minimal unit of grammar or syntax, and, as such, a representation, member, or contextual variant of a ...
morph-
var. of morpho- before a vowel: morpheme. * * *
morphactin
/mawr fak"tin/, n. Biochem. any of various synthetic compounds, derived from fluorine and carboxylic acid, that regulate the growth and development of plants. [1965-70; prob. ...
morphallaxis
/mawr'feuh lak"sis/, n., pl. morphallaxes /-lak"seez/. Biol. the regeneration of a destroyed body part by the reorganization of its remaining cells. [1900-05; MORPH- + Gk ...
Morphean
See Morpheus. * * *
morpheme
—morphemic, adj. —morphemically, adv. /mawr"feem/, n. Ling. any of the minimal grammatical units of a language, each constituting a word or meaningful part of a word, that ...
morpheme structure condition
Ling. (in generative phonology) a constraint on the occurrence of sounds or sequences of sounds in the phonological representation of morphemes. * * *
morphemic
See morpheme. * * *
morphemically
See morphemic. * * *
morphemics
/mawr fee"miks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Ling. 1. the study of the classification, description, and functions of morphemes; morphology. 2. the manner by which morphemes combine ...
Morpheus
—Morphean, adj. /mawr"fee euhs, -fyoohs/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a son of Hypnos and the god of dreams. 2. in the arms of Morpheus, asleep. [1325-75; ME < L < Gk morph(é) form + L ...
morphia
mor·phi·a (môrʹfē-ə) n. See morphine.   [New Latin, from Latin Morpheus, Morpheus.] * * *
morphine
—morphinic /mawr fin"ik/, adj. /mawr"feen/, n. Pharm. a white, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3·H2O, the most important narcotic and addictive principle of opium, ...
morphing
/mawr"fing/, n. the smooth transformation of one image into another by computer, as in a motion picture. [1985-90] * * *
morphinism
morphinism [môr′fēn iz΄əm, môr′finiz΄əm] n. 1. a diseased condition resulting from excessive use of morphine 2. addiction to morphine * * * mor·phin·ism ...
morpho
mor·pho (môrʹfō) n. pl. mor·phos Any of various large, brightly colored butterflies of the genus Morpho, found in tropical parts of Central and South America and including ...
morpho-
a combining form meaning "form, structure," used in the formation of compound words: morphology. Also, esp. before a vowel, morph-. Cf. -morph, -morphic, -morphism, -morphous. [ ...
morphogen
morphogen [môr′fə jən] n. a chemical substance that regulates morphogenesis * * * mor·pho·gen (môrʹfō-jĕn') n. Any of various chemicals in embryonic tissue that ...
morphogenesis
—morphogenetic /mawr'foh jeuh net"ik/, morphogenic, adj. /mawr'feuh jen"euh sis/, n. Embryol. the development of structural features of an organism or part. [1880-85; MORPHO- + ...
morphogenetic
See morphogenesis. * * *
morphogenetic region
▪ geomorphology       theoretical area devised by geomorphologists to relate climate, geomorphic processes, and landforms. Morphogenetic classification was first ...
morphogenetically
See morphogenetic. * * *
morphogenic
See morphogenetic. * * *
morphol
morphol abbrev. morphology * * *
morphol.
morphology. * * *
morpholine
/mawr"feuh leen', -lin/, n. Chem. a colorless, hygroscopic liquid, C4H9NO, used chiefly as a solvent for dyes, resins, and waxes. [1885-90; MORPH- + -OL2 + -INE2] * * *
morphologic
See morphological. * * *
morphologic construction
Gram. a construction that forms a compound or complex word. Cf. syntactic construction (def. 1). * * *
morphological
See morphology. * * *
morphologically
See morphological. * * *
morphologist
See morphological. * * *
morphology
—morphologic /mawr'feuh loj"ik/, morphological, adj. —morphologically, adv. —morphologist, n. /mawr fol"euh jee/, n. 1. the branch of biology dealing with the form and ...
morphonology
/mawr'feuh nol"euh jee/, n. morphophonemics (def. 1). [1925-30; by haplology from MORPHOPHONOLOGY, prob. after F morphonologie] * * *
morphophoneme
/mawr'feuh foh"neem, mawr'foh-/, n. Ling. 1. an abstract phonological unit representing corresponding phonemes in different allomorphs of one morpheme. In English the symbol F ...
morphophonemic
/mawr'foh feuh nee"mik, -foh nee"-/, adj. Ling. noting or pertaining to morphophonemics or morphophonemes. [1940-45; MORPH(EME) + -o- + PHONEMIC] * * *
morphophonemics
/mawr'foh feuh nee"miks, -foh nee"-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Ling. 1. Also called morphonology, morphophonology. the study of the relations between morphemes and their ...
morphophonology
/mawr'foh feuh nol"euh jee, -foh nol"-/, n. morphophonemics (def. 1). [1930-35; MORPHO- (as comb. form for MORPHOLOGY or MORPHEME) + PHONOLOGY] * * *
morphosis
—morphotic /mawr fot"ik/, adj. /mawr foh"sis/, n., pl. morphoses /-seez/. Biol. the sequence or manner of development or change in an organism or any of its parts. [1665-75; < ...
morphosyntactic
/mawr'foh sin tak"tik/, adj. Ling. involving both morphology and syntax. [1955-60; MORPHO- (as comb. form for MORPHOLOGY) + SYNTACTIC] * * *
morphosyntax
mor·pho·syn·tax (môr'fō-sĭnʹtăks') n. 1. The study of grammatical categories or linguistic units that have both morphological and syntactic properties. 2. The set of ...
morphotonemics
—morphotonemic, adj. /mawr'foh teuh nee"miks, -toh-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Ling. the morphophonemics of tonal phenomena. [b. MORPHOPHONEMICS and TONE] * * *
Morphy
/mawr"fee/, n. Paul Charles, 1837-84, U.S. chess player. * * *
Morphy, Paul Charles
▪ American chess player born June 22, 1837, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. died July 10, 1884, New Orleans       American chess master who, during his public career of ...
Morquio syndrome
▪ pathology also called  mucopolysaccharidosis IV        rare hereditary disorder of intracartilaginous bone development that results in severe malformation of the ...
Morrell, Lady Ottoline
▪ English patroness née  Cavendish-bentinck   born June 16, 1873, London died April 21, 1938, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Eng.       hostess and patron of the arts who ...
Morrice, Norman
▪ 2009       British choreographer and dance director born Sept. 10, 1931, Agua Dulce, Mex. died Jan. 11, 2008, London, Eng. brought a contemporary approach to ballet, ...
Morrígan
      (Celtic: Queen of Demons), Celtic war goddess; sometimes called Macha (q.v.). * * *
Morrill Act
/mawr"il, mor"-/, U.S. Hist. 1. an act of Congress (1862) granting each state 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares) of land for each member it had in Congress, 90 percent of the gross ...
Morrill, Justin S.
▪ American politician in full  Justin Smith Morrill  born April 14, 1810, Strafford, Vt., U.S. died Dec. 28, 1898, Washington, D.C.  U.S. Republican legislator who ...
Morrilton
▪ Arkansas, United States       city, seat (1883) of Conway county, central Arkansas, U.S., about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Little Rock, in the Arkansas River ...
Morris
/mawr"is, mor"-/, n. 1. Gouverneur /guv'euhr near"/, 1752-1816, U.S. statesman. 2. Robert, 1734-1806, U.S. financier and statesman, born in England. 3. William, 1834-96, English ...
Morris chair
a large armchair having an adjustable back and loose, removable cushions. [1895-1900; named after William MORRIS] * * * ▪ furniture       chair named for William Morris ...
morris dance
/mawr"is, mor"-/ a rural folk dance of north English origin, performed in costume traditionally by men who originally represented characters of the Robin Hood legend, esp. in May ...
morris dancer
➡ morris dance * * *
morris dancing
➡ morris dance * * *
Morris Jessup
Morris Jessup [jes′əp] Cape cape at the N tip of Greenland: northernmost point of land in the world * * *
Morris Jesup, Cape
Cape, in the Peary Land region, northern Greenland, on the Arctic Ocean. Situated 440 mi (710 km) from the North Pole, it is the world's most northerly point of land. Robert E. ...
Morris Jesup,Cape
Morris Jes·up (jĕsʹəp), Cape A cape of northern Greenland on the Arctic Ocean. It is the northernmost point of land in the world. * * *
Morris Minor Traveller
➡ Morris Minor * * *
Morris Minor{™}
a popular small British car designed by Alec Issigonis (1906–88) and produced by the Morris company from 1949. The Morris Minor Traveller model had a partly wooden frame, an ...
Morris Plan bank
a private banking organization, formerly common in the U.S., designed primarily to grant small loans to industrial workers. * * *
Morris, Alexander
▪ Canadian statesman born March 17, 1826, Perth, Upper Canada died Oct. 28, 1889, Toronto  Canadian statesman and an advocate of Confederation who served as lieutenant ...
Morris, Clara
▪ American actress original name  Clara Morrison  born March 17, 1848, Toronto, Ont., Can. died Nov. 20, 1925, New Canaan, Conn., U.S.  American actress and writer, known ...
Morris, Craig
▪ 2007       American archaeologist (b. Oct. 7, 1939, Murray, Ky.—d. June 14, 2006, New York, N.Y.), was one of the world's foremost authorities on the civilization of ...
Morris, Edward Patrick Morris, 1st Baron
▪ British statesman born May 8, 1859, St. John's, Newfoundland [Canada] died October 24, 1935, London       statesman, premier of Newfoundland from 1909 to 1918, and ...
Morris, Elizabeth
▪ American actress born c. 1753, probably in England died April 17, 1826, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.       leading actress of the late 18th- and early 19th-century ...
Morris, Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack
▪ United States official and suffragist née  Esther Hobart McQuigg  born Aug. 8, 1814, near Spencer, N.Y., U.S. died April 2, 1902, Cheyenne, Wyo.       American ...
Morris, Gouverneur
born , Jan. 31, 1752, Morrisania house, Manhattan died Nov. 6, 1816, Morrisania house American statesman and financial expert. He was admitted to the bar (1771) and served in ...
Morris, Henry Madison, Jr.
▪ 2007       American scientist (b. Oct. 6, 1918, Dallas, Texas—d. Feb. 25, 2006, Santee, Calif.), was credited as one of the founders of the creation science ...
Morris, Mark
born Aug. 29, 1956, Seattle, Wash., U.S. U.S. dancer and choreographer. He formed the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980. It was the resident company at the Théâtre Royal de la ...
Morris, Norval
▪ 2005       New Zealand-born American criminologist (b. Oct. 1, 1923, Auckland, N.Z.—d. Feb. 21, 2004, Chicago, Ill.), spent 55 years in academe—40 of them at the ...
Morris, Richard B
▪ American educator and historian born July 24, 1904, New York City died March 3, 1989, New York City       American educator and historian, known for his works on ...
Morris, Robert
I born Feb. 9, 1931, Kansas City, Mo., U.S. U.S. artist. His first one-man exhibition of paintings was held in San Francisco in 1957. In 1960, while living in New York City, he ...
Morris, Thomas
▪ Scottish golfer byname  Old Tom   born June 17/26, 1821, St. Andrews, Fife, Scot. died May 1908, St. Andrews       Scottish golfer who won the British Open golf ...
Morris, Thomas, Jr.
▪ Scottish golfer byname  Young Tom   born April 20, 1851, St. Andrews, Fife, Scot. died Dec. 25, 1875, St. Andrews  Scottish golfer who, like his father, Thomas Morris ...
Morris, William
born March 24, 1834, Walthamstow, near London, Eng. died Oct. 3, 1896, Hammersmith British painter, designer, craftsman, poet, and social reformer, founder of the Arts and ...
Morris, Willie
▪ 2000       American writer and editor (b. Nov. 29, 1934, Jackson, Miss.—d. Aug. 2, 1999, Jackson), drew on his experiences growing up in Yazoo City, Miss., to create ...
Morris, Wright
▪ American writer and photographer in full  Wright Marion Morris  born January 6, 1910, Central City, Nebraska, U.S. died April 25, 1998, Mill Valley, ...
Morris, Wright Marion
▪ 1999       American writer and photographer (b. Jan. 6, 1910, Central City, Neb.—d. April 29, 1998, Mill Valley, Calif.), wrought careful examinations of the ...
Morris,Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack
Mor·ris (môrʹĭs, mŏrʹ-), Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack. 1814-1902. American suffragist who was instrumental in the passage of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory (1869) ...
Morris,Gouverneur
Morris, Gouverneur. 1752-1816. American political leader and diplomat who led the committee that produced the final draft of the U.S. Constitution (1787). * * *
Morris,Robert
Morris, Robert. 1734-1806. American Revolutionary politician and financier. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he raised money for the Continental Army, attended the ...
Morris,William
Morris, William. 1834-1896. British poet, painter, craftsman, and social reformer best remembered for his wallpaper and furniture designs and his poetry, including the epic ...
Morris-Jones, Sir John
▪ Welsh author, scholar, and educator original name (until 1918)  John Jones   born Oct. 17, 1864, Llandrygarn, Anglesey, Wales died April 16, 1929, Bangor, ...
Morrischair
Morris chair n. A large easy chair with arms, an adjustable back, and removable cushions.   [After Morris, William.] * * *
Morrison
/mawr"euh seuhn, mor"-/, n. 1. Herbert Stanley, 1888-1965, English labor leader and statesman. 2. Toni, born 1931, U.S. novelist: Nobel prize 1993. 3. a male given name. * * ...
Morrison Formation
▪ geology       series of sedimentary (sedimentary rock) rocks deposited during the Jurassic Period in western North America, from Montana to New Mexico. The Morrison ...
Morrison, Arthur
▪ British author born Nov. 1, 1863, London, Eng. died Dec. 4, 1945, Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire       English writer noted for realist novels and short stories ...
Morrison, Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron
▪ British statesman born Jan. 3, 1888, London died March 6, 1965, Sidcup, Kent, Eng.       British Labour statesman who played a leading role in London local government ...
Morrison, Jim
orig. James Douglas Morrison born Dec. 8, 1943, Melbourne, Fla., U.S. died July 3, 1971, Paris, France U.S. rock singer and songwriter. He studied film at the University of ...
Morrison, Philip
▪ 2006       American physicist (b. Nov. 7, 1915, Somerville, N.J.—d. April 22, 2005, Cambridge, Mass.), carried the plutonium core of the first atomic bomb on his lap ...
Morrison, Robert
▪ British missionary born Jan. 5, 1782, Buller's Green, Northumberland, Eng. died Aug. 1, 1834, Canton, China       Presbyterian minister, translator, and the London ...
Morrison, Sterling
▪ 1996       U.S. guitarist of the rock group the Velvet Underground (b. Aug. 29, 1942—d. Aug. 30, 1995). * * *
Morrison, Toni
orig. Chloe Anthony Wofford born Feb. 18, 1931, Lorain, Ohio, U.S. U.S. writer. She studied at Howard and Cornell universities, taught at various universities, and worked as ...
Morrison, Van
▪ Irish singer-songwriter Introduction in full  George Ivan Morrison  born Aug. 31, 1945, Belfast, N.Ire.       Irish singer-songwriter and occasional saxophonist who ...
Morrison,Toni
Mor·ris·on (môrʹĭ-sən, mŏrʹ-), Toni. Originally Chloe Anthony Wofford. Born 1931. American writer who won the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature. Her novels, such as Sula ...
Morrisseau, Norval
▪ 2008 “Copper Thunderbird”        North American artist born March 14, 1931/32?, Sand Point Reserve, Ont. died Dec. 4, 2007, Toronto, Ont. was the creator of the ...
Morrissey
(Steven Morrissey 1959– ) ➡ Smiths. * * *
Morristown
/mawr"is town', mor"-/, n. 1. a city in E Tennessee. 19,683. 2. a city in N New Jersey: Washington's winter headquarters 1776-77, 1779-80. 16,614. * * * ▪ New Jersey, United ...
Morristown National Historical Park
Historical park, Morristown, N.J., U.S. In the American Revolution the Continental army under George Washington had its main winter campsite there in 1776–77 and ...
morro
morro [môr′ō; ] Sp [ môr′rō̂] n. pl. morros [mär′ōz; ] Sp [, mō̂r′rō̂s] 〚Sp: see MORAINE〛 an isolated hill, ridge, etc., as a bluff or headland * * *
Morro Castle
/mawr"oh, mor"oh/; Sp. /mawrdd"rddaw/ a historic fort at the entrance to the harbor of Havana, Cuba. * * *
MorroCastle
Mor·ro Castle (môrʹō, mŏrʹō) A fort at the entrance to the harbor of Havana, Cuba. Built by the Spanish (1589-1597) to protect the city from buccaneers, it was captured ...
morrow
/mawr"oh, mor"oh/, n. 1. Literary. a. tomorrow. b. the next day. 2. Archaic. the morning. [1225-75; ME morwe, var. of morwen, OE morgen morning. See MORN] * * *
Morrow
/mawr"oh, mor"oh/, n. Honoré Willsie /on"euh ray' wil"see, on'euh ray"/, 1880-1940, U.S. novelist. * * *
Morrow, Bobby Joe
▪ American athlete born Oct. 15, 1936, Harlingen, Texas, U.S.    American sprinter who won both the 100- and 200-metre dashes at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Austl. ...
Morrow, Dwight W
▪ American statesman born Jan. 11, 1873, Huntington, W.Va., U.S. died Oct. 5, 1931, Englewood, N.J.       American lawyer, financier, and statesman.       The ...
Morrow, Dwight W(hitney)
born Jan. 11, 1873, Huntington, W.Va., U.S. died Oct. 5, 1931, Englewood, N.J. U.S. lawyer and diplomat. He practiced law in New York City (1905–14), helping draft a workers' ...
Mörs
Mors [môrz, môrs] n. 〚L: see MORTAL〛 Rom. Myth. death personified as a god: identified with the Greek Thanatos * * * Mörs (mœrs) See Moers. * * *
morse
/mawrs/, n. Eccles. an ornamented metal clasp or brooch for fastening a cope in front. [1375-1425; late ME mors < OF < L morsus fastening, lit., act of biting, equiv. to ...


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