to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.).
The extent of the anthropomorphization of gods in any system may be measured by the richness and refinement of its mythology.
Introduction to the History of Religions Crawford Howell Toy
to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc)
1834; see anthropomorphic + -ize. Related: Anthropomorphized; anthopomorphizing.
to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). Historical Examples His warlike attributes are appendages of the anthropomorphized national and war god. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3 Hubert Howe Bancroft In his anthropomorphized form he was known as Menabosho or Michabo. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, […]
transformation into human form. Historical Examples It is impossible not to discern here the anthropomorphosis of the four seasons. Curious Myths of the Middle Ages Sabine Baring-Gould noun transformation into human form
ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity. resembling or made to resemble a human form: an anthropomorphic carving. Historical Examples The same remark is applicable to the tailless condition of man; for the tail is absent in all the anthropomorphous apes. The Descent of Man and […]
the science dealing with the laws regulating the development of the human organism in relation to other organisms and to environment.