Meaning of MORSE in English


I. ˈmȯ(ə)rs, ˈmȯ(ə)s noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English mors, from Middle French, morse, bite, from Old French, bite

: a clasp or brooch used to fasten a cope

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Lapp morša

: walrus

III. noun

( -s )

Usage: often capitalized

Etymology: after Samuel F. B. Morse died 1872

: morse code

IV. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

intransitive verb

: to send Morse code : communicate by means of Morse code

transitive verb

: to signal to by means of Morse code : telegraph

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