from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To alter the outward appearance of; transform. See Synonyms at convert.
- transitive v. To exalt or glorify.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To transform the outward appearance of something; to convert into a different form, state or substance.
- v. To glorify or exalt something or someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To change the outward form or appearance of; to metamorphose; to transform.
- transitive v. Especially, to change to something exalted and glorious; to give an ideal form to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To transform; change the outward form or appearance of: specifically used of the transfiguration of Christ.
- To give an elevated or glorified appearance or character to; elevate and glorify; idealize: often with direct or indirect allusion to the transfiguration of Christ.
- Synonyms Transmute, etc. See transform.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
- v. change completely the nature or appearance of
Middle English transfiguren, from Old French transfigurer, from Latin trānsfigūrāre : trāns-, trans- + figūra, form; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)