1. To change the outward form or appearance of; to metamorphose; to transform.
2. Especially, to change to something exalted and glorious; to give an ideal form to. Jesus was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. (Matt. Xvii. 2)
Origin: F. Transfigurer, L. Transfigurare, transfiguratum; trans across, over – figurare to form, shape. See Figure.