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English Dictionary: Morris by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Morris
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
Morris
n
  1. United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902) [syn: Morris, Esther Morris, Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris]
  2. English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
    Synonym(s): Morris, William Morris
  3. leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806)
    Synonym(s): Morris, Robert Morris
  4. United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)
    Synonym(s): Morris, Gouverneur Morris
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Morris \Mor"ris\, n. [Sp. morisco Moorish, fr. Moro a Moor: cf.
      F. moresque, It. moresca.]
      1. A Moorish dance, usually performed by a single dancer, who
            accompanies the dance with castanets.
  
      2. A dance formerly common in England, often performed in
            pagenats, processions, and May games. The dancers,
            grotesquely dressed and ornamented, took the parts of
            Robin Hood, Maidmarian, and other fictious characters.
  
      3. An old game played with counters, or men, which are placed
            angles of a figure drawn on a board or on the ground;
            also, the board or ground on which the game is played.
  
                     The nine-men's morris is filled up with mud. --Shak.
  
      Note: The figure consists of three concentric squares, with
               lines from the angles of the outer one to those of the
               inner, and from the middle of each side of the outer
               square to that of the inner. The game is played by two
               persons with nine or twelve pieces each (hence called
               nine-men's morris or twelve-men's morris). The pieces
               are placed alternately, and each player endeavors to
               prevent his opponent from making a straight row of
               three. Should either succeed in making a row, he may
               take up one of his opponent's pieces, and he who takes
               off all of his opponent's pieces wins the game.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Morris \Mor"ris\, n. [So called from its discoverer.] (Zo[94]l.)
      A marine fish having a very slender, flat, transparent body.
      It is now generally believed to be the young of the conger
      eel or some allied fish.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Morris, AL (town, FIPS 51456)
      Location: 33.74973 N, 86.80534 W
      Population (1990): 1136 (452 housing units)
      Area: 5.3 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 35116
   Morris, CT
      Zip code(s): 06763
   Morris, IL (city, FIPS 50491)
      Location: 41.36865 N, 88.42766 W
      Population (1990): 10270 (4307 housing units)
      Area: 14.3 sq km (land), 0.7 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 60450
   Morris, MN (city, FIPS 44242)
      Location: 45.58589 N, 95.90529 W
      Population (1990): 5613 (2066 housing units)
      Area: 10.7 sq km (land), 0.7 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 56267
   Morris, NY (village, FIPS 48483)
      Location: 42.54799 N, 75.24552 W
      Population (1990): 642 (272 housing units)
      Area: 1.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 13808
   Morris, OK (city, FIPS 49400)
      Location: 35.61329 N, 95.86078 W
      Population (1990): 1216 (521 housing units)
      Area: 2.9 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 74445
   Morris, PA
      Zip code(s): 16938
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