Transfigure
Transfigure Trans*fig"ure (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transfigured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transfiguring}.] [F. transfigurer, L. transfigurare, transfiguratum; trans across, over + figurare to form, shape. See {Figure}, v. t.] 1. To change the outward form or appearance of; to metamorphose; to transform. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, to change to something exalted and glorious; to give an ideal form to. [1913 Webster]

[Jesus] was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. --Matt. xvii. 2. [1913 Webster]


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  • transfiguré — transfiguré, ée (tran sfi gu ré, rée) part. passé de transfigurer. •   C est toi que j en atteste, ô divin Raphaël, dont le pinceau céleste Osa représenter, par un sublime essor, Le Christ transfiguré sur le mont de Thabor ?, DELILLE l Imag. v..… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • transfigure — index affect, change, convert (change use), denature, distort, meliorate, modify (alter), transform …   Law dictionary

  • transfigure — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. transfigurer (12c.), from L. transfigurare change the shape of, from trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + figurare to form, fashion, from figura form, shape (see FIGURE (Cf. figure)). Related: Tr …   Etymology dictionary

  • transfigure — *transform, metamorphose, transmute, convert, transmogrify Analogous words: *exalt, magnify: heighten, enhance, *intensify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • transfiguré — Transfiguré, [transfigur]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • transfigure — ► VERB (be transfigured) ▪ be transformed into something more beautiful or spiritual. ORIGIN Latin transfigurare, from figura figure …   English terms dictionary

  • transfigure — [trans fig′yər] vt. transfigured, transfiguring [ME transfiguren < L transfigurare: see TRANS & FIGURE] 1. to change the figure, form, or outward appearance of; transform 2. to transform so as to exalt or glorify SYN. TRANSFORM …   English World dictionary

  • transfigure — UK [trænsˈfɪɡə(r)] / US [trænsˈfɪɡjər] verb [transitive] Word forms transfigure : present tense I/you/we/they transfigure he/she/it transfigures present participle transfiguring past tense transfigured past participle transfigured mainly literary …   English dictionary

  • transfigure — transitive verb ( ured; uring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French transfigurer, from Latin transfigurare, from trans + figurare to shape, fashion, from figura figure Date: 14th century to give a new and typically exalted or spiritual… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • transfigure — transfigurement, n. /trans fig yeuhr/ or, esp. Brit., / fig euhr/, v.t., transfigured, transfiguring. 1. to change in outward form or appearance; transform. 2. to change so as to glorify or exalt. [1250 1300; ME transfiguren < L transfigurare to… …   Universalium

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