Morse

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Morse \Morse\, noun [F. morse, Russ. morj'; perh. akin to E. mere lake; cf. Russ. more sea.] (Zool.) The walrus. See {Walrus}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Morse \Morse\, noun [L. morsus a biting, a clasp, fr. mordere to bite.] A clasp for fastening garments in front. --Fairholt.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Walrus \Wal"rus\, noun [D. walrus; of Scand. origin; cf. Dan valros, Sw. vallross, Norw. hvalros; literally, whale horse; akin to Icel. hrosshvalr, AS. horshwael. See {Whale}, and {Horse}.] (Zool.) A very large marine mammal ({Trichecus rosmarus}) of the Seal family, native of the Arctic Ocean. The male has long and powerful tusks descending from the upper jaw. It uses these in procuring food and in fighting. It is hunted for its oil, ivory, and skin. It feeds largely on mollusks. Called also {morse}.

Note: The walrus of the North Pacific and Behring Strait ({Trichecus obesus}) is regarded by some as a distinct species, by others as a variety of the common walrus.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Morse

noun

1: a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals) [syn: {Morse}, {Morse code}, {international Morse code}]

2: United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872) [syn: {Morse}, {Samuel Morse}, {Samuel F. B. Morse}, {Samuel Finley Breese Morse}]


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