morris definition

  • noun:
    • An English folk party in which a story is enacted by costumed performers.
    • a kind of pike.
    • A marine fish with a very slender, flat, transparent human body, now usually believed to be the younger of the conger-eel or some allied fish.
    • A Moorish dance, generally performed by a single dancer, who accompanies the party with castanets.
    • a-dance previously common in England, usually done in pagenats, processions, and may even games. The performers, grotesquely clothed and ornamented, took the areas of Robin Hood, Maidmarian, along with other fictitious characters.
    • a classic game played with counters, or men, that are placed at angles of a figure drawn on a board or on the ground; also, the board or surface upon which the game is played.
    • A marine seafood having an extremely slender, flat, transparent human body. It is now usually thought to be the younger of the conger-eel or some allied seafood.
    • Same as morrisdance.
    • A dance resembling the morris-dance.
    • A curious fish, allied on eels, of the genus Leptocephalus. Its human body is really squeezed as to resemble tape.
    • English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
    • frontrunner associated with the United states Revolution which signed the Declaration of Independence and increased money for the Continental Army (1734-1806)
    • United States statesman whom led the committee that produced the final draft of united states of america Constitution (1752-1816)
    • united states of america suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)
  • others:
    • Belonging to or getting involved in a morris-dance.
    • To dancing or do by dancing. See morris-dance.
    • To “dance” or “waltz” down; decamp; be off; begone.

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