|Transform (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.]
1. 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.
2. To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
3. 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.
Transform (Trans*form"), v. i.
To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed. [R.] "His hair transforms to down." Addison.
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