Simple Definition of transform
: to change (something) completely and usually in a good way
Full Definition of transform
1a : to change in composition or structureb : to change the outward form or appearance ofc : to change in character or condition : convert
2 : to subject to mathematical transformation
3 : to cause (a cell) to undergo genetic transformation
transformableplay \-ˈfȯr-mə-bəl\ adjective
transformativeplay \-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv\ adjective
Examples of transform in a sentence
A little creativity can transform an ordinary meal into a special event.
The old factory has been transformed into an art gallery.
Origin and Etymology of transform
Middle English, from Middle French transformer, from Latin transformare, from trans- + formare to form, from forma form
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of transform
Definition of transform
First Known Use of transform
TRANSFORM Defined for Kids
Definition of transform for Students
: to change completely <The pumpkin had been transformed into a gleaming coach … — Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted>
Medical Definition of transform
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up transform? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).