Trans*form" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transformed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Transforming.] [L. transformare, transformatum; trans across, over + formare to from: cf. F. transformer. See Form, v. t.]


To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly.

Love may transform me to an oyster. Shak.


To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.


To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert.

Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Rom. xii. 2.

4. Math.

To change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value.


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Trans*form", v. i.

To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed.


His hair transforms to down. Addison.


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