KJV Dictionary Definition: transform


TRANSFORM', v.t. L. trans and forma.

1. To change the form of; to change the shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as a caterpillar transformed into a butterfly.

2. To change one substance into another; to transmute. The alchimists sought to transform lead into gold.

3. In theology, to change the natural disposition and temper of man from a state of enmity to God and his law, into the image of God, or into a disposition and temper conformed to the will of God.

Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Rom. 12.

4. To change the elements, bread and wine, into the flesh and blood of Christ.

5. Among the mystics, to change the contemplative soul into a divine substance, by which it is lost or swallowed up in the divine nature.

6. In algebra, to change an equation into another of a different form, but of equal value.

TRANSFORM', v.i. To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed.

His hair transforms to down.


TRANSFORMA'TION, n. The act or operation of changing the form or external appearance.

1. Metamorphosis; change of form in insects; as from a caterpillar to a butterfly.

2. Transmutation; the change of one metal into another, as of copper or tin into gold.

3. The change of the soul into a divine substance, as among the mystics.

4. Transubstantiation.

5. In theology, a change of heart in man, by which his disposition and temper are conformed to the divine image; a change from enmity to holiness and love.

6. In algebra, the change of an equation into one of a different form, but of equal value.


TRANSFORM'ED, pp. Changed in form or external appearance; metamorphosed; transmuted; renewed.


TRANSFORM'ING, ppr. Changing the form or external appearance; metamorphosing; transmuting; renewing.

1. a. Effecting or able to effect a change of form or state; as the transforming power of true religion.