Definition of morris:
- A dance formerly common in England, often performed in pagenats, processions, and May games. The dancers, grotesquely dressed and ornamented, took the parts of Robin Hood, Maidmarian, and other fictious characters.
- A marine fish having a very slender, flat, transparent body. It is now generally believed to be the young of the conger eel or some allied fish.
- A Moorish dance, usually performed by a single dancer, who accompanies the dance with castanets.
- An old game played with counters, or men, which are placed angles of a figure drawn on a board or on the ground; also, the board or ground on which the game is played.
- "In His Steps", Charles M. Sheldon.
It is easy to exaggerate the contrast between modern and medieval London, if only by leaving out of account those subtle attractions which kept even William Morris from tearing himself away from the much- abused town.- "Chaucer and His England", G. G. Coulton.
A leather- cushioned Morris chair- a lonely, meditative- looking chair- was by the stand and at an angle toward the hearth; the rug in front of it was quite worn through and showed the floor underneath.- "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.