DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

4 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·form /dɪˈfɔrm, di-/
 (vt.)使殘缺,使變形(vi.)變形

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·form v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deformed p. pr. & vb. n. Deforming.]
 1. To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to disfigure.
 Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time
 Into this breathing world.   --Shak.
 2. To render displeasing; to deprive of comeliness, grace, or perfection; to dishonor.
    Above those passions that this world deform.   --Thomson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·form, a.  Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid. [Obs.]
 Sight so deform what heart of rock could long
 Dry-eyed behold?   --Milton.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 deform
      v 1: make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"
           [ant: form]
      2: twist and press out of shape [syn: contort, distort, wring]
      3: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular
         form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the
         strong man could turn an iron bar" [syn: flex, bend, twist,
          turn] [ant: unbend]
      4: become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the
         earthquake"
      5: alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was
         deformed by leprosy" [syn: distort, strain]
      6: assume a different shape or form [syn: change shape, change
         form]