• WordNet 3.6
    • v metamorphose change in outward structure or looks "He transformed into a monster","The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
    • v metamorphose change completely the nature or appearance of "In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug","The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman","Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Metamorphose Same as Metamorphosis.
    • v. t Metamorphose To change into a different form; to transform; to transmute. "And earth was metamorphosed into man."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n metamorphose A transformation in shape or character; metamorphosis.
    • metamorphose To change into a different form; alter or modify the shape or character of; transform; transmute.
    • metamorphose Synonyms Transmute, etc. See transform.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Metamorphose to transform
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo, the more he can remember the more divine his life becomes.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. métamorphose,. See Metamorphosis
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. metamorphōsismeta, expressing change, morphē, form.


In literature:

How came Racah the priest to be metamorphosed into Racah the pianist?
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
During this period the organism undergoes the most singular metamorphoses.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
It was not her fault that a miracle had happened since then to metamorphose the whole world.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
Ovid's "Metamorphoses," book vi.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Die Metamorphose der Pflanzen, 1790.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
But what a metamorphosed sea-cook I trailed!
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The inhabitants believed in the power of the enchanter, and Lowestoft is metamorphosed.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Thus certain saints metamorphosed sinners into wolves.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
Ovid's "Metamorphoses," II, 5.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Nevertheless, devotion often causes strange metamorphoses.
"Letters to Eugenia" by Baron d'Holbach

In poetry:

What dost thou think seduced me.
The wish of having not to beg in future -
The pride of acting the rich man to beggars -
Would these have metamorphosed a rich beggar
So suddenly into a poor rich man?
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Alas for those two loving ones! she waked not from her swound,
And he was taken with the cramp, and in the waves was drowned;
But Fate has metamorphosed them, in pity of their woe,
And now they keep an oyster-shop for mermaids down below.
"The Ballad Of The Oysterman" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

NEW YORK — Court furniture as a major source on the cultural metamorphoses that European societies underwent in the 18th century.
New Metamorphoses edited by Michael Hofmann, edited by James Lasdun Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 298 pp.
Preshow Lecture for Lookingglass Theatre's Metamorphoses.
Based on the myths of Ovid, Metamorphoses is written and directed by Mary Zimmerman.
Movement motives returned and metamorphosed into rich textures.
The site of a former Key Food unit here has metamorphosed into a new kind of grocery store -- an Indian-American supermarket.
Critic's Picks: "Metamorphoses" at UPS, Seattle Symphony's "Celebrate Asia," workshop at Tacoma Art Museum and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.
Metamorphoses at APA Blackbox Theatre in Scotch Plains.
The Academy for Performing Arts is proud to present its 2012 fall show, Metamorphoses, written by Mary Zimmerman.
As much as Constellation 's ability to solve these issues will determine how audiences receive Metamorphoses, so too does the timing of the production.
This cleanse truly is like peeling away onion layers or metamorphosing from a caterpillar into a butterfly.
The French beauty and Oscar-winning actress stars in the latest offering from the iconic fashion house entitled La Metamorphose.
Theater / Arts A haiku for Metamorphoses, performed in a pool of water.
Preshow Lecture for Lookingglass Theatre's Metamorphoses.
Written and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman, the Tony Award-winning smash hit Metamorphoses kicked off last night at Lookingglass ' 25th Anniversary Season.

In science:

In less than about half a century it metamorphosed from an obscure technique to remove infinities in quantum field theory into a truly ubiquitous concept, so central to physics that I do not hesitate to put it first in this list.
Why Renormalizable NonCommutative Quantum Field Theories?
Generic c-slices of these big caustics are commonly called caustic metamorphoses.
A Universal Magnification Theorem II. Generic Caustics up to Codimension Five
Mergers in the local universe present a unique opportunity for studying the metamorphoses of galaxies in detail.
Extreme Starbursts in the Local Universe
The pair creation plays important role of metamorphosing from the static electrosphere to the steady structure nevertheless the pair creation rate is artificially suppressed in our present model.
A Particle Simulation for the Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere: II. the case of dipole field
They find that dark energy evolves rapidly and metamorphoses from dust-like behavior at high redshift (w ≃ 0 at z ∼ 1) to a strongly negative equation of state at present (w ∼< −1 at z ≃ 0), as shown in the figure 4.
Summary of ICGC04 Cosmology Workshop