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M
M (&ebreve_;m). 1. M, the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant, and from the manner of its formation, is called the labio-nasal consonant. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 178-180, 242.
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The letter M came into English from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being further derived from the Phœnician, and ultimately, it is believed, from the Egyptian. Etymologically M is related to n, in lime, linden; emmet, ant; also to b.
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2. As a numeral, M stands for one thousand, both in English and Latin.
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M
M, n. 1. (Print.) A quadrat, the face or top of which is a perfect square; also, the size of such a square in any given size of type, used as the unit of measurement for that type: 500 m's of pica would be a piece of matter whose length and breadth in pica m's multiplied together produce that number. [Written also em.]
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2. (law) A brand or stigma, having the shape of an M, formerly impressed on one convicted of manslaughter and admitted to the benefit of clergy.
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M roof (Arch.), a kind of roof formed by the junction of two common roofs with a valley between them, so that the section resembles the letter M.
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M-1
M-1 n. A semiautomatic rifle which was standard issue to infantrymen in the United States Army in the mid-20th century.
Syn. -- Garand rifle, Garand, M-1 rifle.
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M1
M1 n. The narrowest measure of the money supply, comprising the currency in circulation plus demand deposits or checking account balances.
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M2
M2 n. A measure of the money supply broader than M1 but narrower than M3, comprising M1 plus net time deposits (other than large certificates of deposit).
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M3
M3 n. A broad measure of the money supply, comprising M2 plus deposits at nonbanks such as savings and loan associations.
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Ma
Ma (mä), n. [Cf. Mamma.] 1. A child's word for mother.
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2. [Hind.] In Oriental countries, a respectful form of address given to a woman; mother. Balfour (Cyc. of India).
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Ma
Ma, conj. [It.] (Mus.) But; -- used in cautionary phrases; as, “Vivace, ma non troppo presto” (i. e., lively, but not too quick). Moore (Encyc. of Music).
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Maa
Maa (?), n. [See New a gull.] (Zool.) The common European gull (Larus canus); -- called also mar. See New, a gull.
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Maad
Maad (?), obs. p. p. of Make. Made. Chaucer.
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Maalin
Maa"lin (?), n. (Zool.) (a) The sparrow hawk. (b) The kestrel.
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Maalox
Maalox n. A trademark for an antacid.
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Ma'am
Ma'am (?), n. Madam; my lady; -- a colloquial contraction of madam often used in direct address, and sometimes as an appellation.
Syn. -- dame, madam, madame, lady, gentlewoman.
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Maara shell
Ma"a*ra shell` (?). (Zool.) A large, pearly, spiral, marine shell (Turbo margaritaceus), from the Pacific Islands. It is used as an ornament.
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Maasha
Ma*ash"a (?), n. An East Indian coin, of about one tenth of the weight of a rupee.
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Maat
Maat (?), a. [See Mate, a.] Dejected; sorrowful; downcast. [Obs.] “So piteous and so maat.” Chaucer.
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Mab
Mab (măb), prop. n. [Cf. W. mad a male child, a boy.]
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1. A slattern. [Prov. Eng.]
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2. [capitalized] The name of a female fairy, esp. the queen of the fairies; and hence, sometimes, any fairy. Shak.
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Mabble
Mab"ble (?), v. t. To wrap up. [Obs.]
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Mabby
Mab"by (?), n. A spirituous liquor or drink distilled from potatoes; -- used in the Barbadoes.
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Mabolo
Ma*bo"lo (?), n. (Bot.) A kind of persimmon tree (Diospyros discolor) from the Philippine Islands, now introduced into the East and West Indies. It bears an edible fruit as large as a quince.
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Mac
Mac prop. n. Shortened form of Macintosh, a brand name for a personal computer; as, the latest Mac has great new features.
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Mac
Mac (?). [Gael., son.] A prefix, in names of Scotch origin, signifying son.
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mac
mac n. Shortened form of mackintosh, a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.
Syn. -- mackintosh, mac, mack.
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macabre
macabre (m&adot_;*kä"b&etilde_;r) adj. 1. portraying human injury or death in a way so as to inspiring shock or horror; gruesome; ghastly; as, macabre tortures conceived by madmen. [Also spelled macaber.]
Syn. -- ghastly, grisly, gruesome, lurid.
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2. Pertaining to or portraying the grim aspects of death, or the allegorical dance of death.
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Macaca
Macaca prop. n. A genus of macaques including the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), much used in laboratory biomedical research. Formerly called Macacus.
Syn. -- genus Macaca.
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Macaca mulatta
Macaca mulatta n. The rhesus monkey of South Asia; used in medical research.
Syn. -- rhesus, rhesus monkey.
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Macaca radiata
Macaca radiata n. An Indian macaque with a bonnetlike tuft of hair.
Syn. -- bonnet macaque, bonnet monkey, capped macaque, crown monkey.
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Macaca sylvana
Macaca sylvana n. The Barbary ape, a tailless macaque of rocky cliffs and forests of Northwest Africa and Gibralter.
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Macaco
Ma*ca"co (?), n. [Cf. Pg. macaco.] (Zool.) Any one of several species of lemurs, as the ruffed lemur (Lemur macaco), and the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).
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Macacus
Ma*ca"cus (?), n. [NL., a word of African origin. Cf. Macaco, Macaque.] (Zool.) A genus of monkeys, found in Asia and the East Indies, now usually called Macaca. They have short tails and prominent eyebrows. See also Macaca.
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macadam
macadam n. The broken stone used in macadamized roadways.
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2. A paved surface formed of compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar.
Syn. -- tartarmac, macadam.
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macadamized
macadam
macadam macadamized adj. 1. paved with macadam{2}.
Syn. -- asphalt, tarmac, tarmacadam.
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macadamia
macadamia n. 1. any tree of the genus Macadamia, especially Macadamia ternifolia.
Syn. -- macadamia tree.
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2. A macadamia nut.
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macadamia nut
macadamia nut n. The hard-shelled nut of the Macadamia ternifolia, or the delicious edible nut without its shell; large quantities are produced in Hawaii and sold commercially.
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Macadamization
Mac*ad`am*i*za"tion (?), n. The process or act of macadamizing.
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Macadamize
Mac*ad"am*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Macadamized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Macadamizing.] [From John Loudon McAdam, who introduced the process into Great Britain in 1816.] To cover, as a road, or street, parking lot, playground, or other flat area, with macadam, so as to form a smooth, hard, convex surface.
Syn. -- tarmac.
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Macadam road
Mac*ad"am road` (?). [See Macadamize.] A macadamized road.
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macamba
macamba n. A tropical American feather palm (Acrocomia aculeata) having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts.
Syn. -- grugru, gri gri, grugru palm, Acrocomia aculeata.
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Macao
Ma*ca"o (?), n. (Zool.) A macaw.
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Macao
Ma*ca"o (?), prop. n. A territory in South China, on the Zhu Jiang river on the South China sea, formerly a territory of Portugal. Also, the capital city of this territory.
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Macaque
Ma`caque" (?), n. [F. See Macacus.] (Zool.) Any one of several species of short-tailed monkeys of the genus Macaca (formerly Macacus), found in rocky regions of Asia and Africa; as, Macaca maurus, the moor macaque of the East Indies. Macaca mulatta is the Rhesus monkey, much used in biomedical research, and namesake of the Rh factor used in blood typing (due to discovery of that factor in the Rhesus monkey).
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Macaranga gum
Mac`a*ran"ga gum` (?). A gum of a crimson color, obtained from a tree (Macaranga Indica) that grows in the East Indies. It is used in taking impressions of coins, medallions, etc., and sometimes as a medicine. Balfour (Cyc. of India).
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macarena
macarena n. a dance performed by dancers in a line, or several lines, consisting mainly of hand and arm movements; also, the name of the song to which the dance is usually performed. It became popular in 1996.
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Macarize
Mac"a*rize, v. t. [Gr. &unr_; to bless.] To congratulate. [Oxford Univ. Cant] Whately.
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Macaroni
Mac`a*ro"ni (?), n.; pl. Macaronis (#), or Macaronies. [Prov. It. macaroni, It. maccheroni, fr. Gr. &unr_; happiness, later, a funeral feast, fr. &unr_; blessed, happy. Prob. so called because eaten at such feasts in honor of the dead; cf. Gr. &unr_; blessed, i. e., dead. Cf. Macaroon.] 1. Long slender tubes made of a paste chiefly of a wheat flour such as semolina, and used as an article of food; a form of Italian pasta.
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&hand_; A paste similarly prepared is largely used as food in Persia, India, and China, but is not commonly made tubular like the Italian macaroni. Balfour (Cyc. of India).
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2. A medley; something droll or extravagant.
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3. A sort of droll or fool. [Obs.] Addison.
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4. A finical person; a fop; -- applied especially to English fops of about 1775, who affected the mannerisms and clothing of continental Europe. Goldsmith.
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5. pl. (U. S. Hist.) The designation of a body of Maryland soldiers in the Revolutionary War, distinguished by a rich uniform. W. Irving.
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Macaronic
Macaronian
{ Mac`a*ro"ni*an (?), Mac`a*ron"ic (?), } a. [Cf. It. maccheronico, F. macaronique.] 1. Pertaining to, or like, macaroni (originally a dish of mixed food); hence, mixed; confused; jumbled.
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2. Of or pertaining to the burlesque composition called macaronic; as, macaronic poetry.
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Macaronic
Mac`a*ron"ic (?), n. 1. A heap of things confusedly mixed together; a jumble.
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2. A kind of burlesque composition, in which the vernacular words of one or more modern languages are intermixed with genuine Latin words, and with hybrid formed by adding Latin terminations to other roots.
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Macaroon
Mac`a*roon" (?), n. [F. macaron, It. maccherone. See Macaroni.] 1. A small cake, composed chiefly of the white of eggs, almonds or coconut, and sugar.
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2. A finical fellow, or macaroni. [Obs.]
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Macartney
Ma*cart"ney (?), n. [From Lord Macartney.] (Zool.) A fire-backed pheasant. See Fireback.
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Macassar oil
Ma*cas`sar oil" (?) n. A kind of oil formerly used in dressing the hair; -- so called because originally obtained from Macassar, a district of the Island of Celebes. Also, an imitation of the same, of perfumed castor oil and olive oil. Cf. antimacassar.
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Macau
Ma*ca"u (?), prop. n. Same as Macao, the territory.
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Macauco
Ma*cau"co (?), n. (Zool.) Any one of several species of small lemurs, as Lemur murinus, which resembles a rat in size.
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Macavahu
Ma`ca*va"hu (?), n. (Zool.) A small Brazilian monkey (Callithrix torquatus), -- called also collared teetee.
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Macaw
Ma*caw" (?), n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zool.) Any parrot of the genus Ara, Sittace, or Macrocercus. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long tail, a strong hooked bill, and a naked space around the eyes. The voice is harsh, and the colors are brilliant and strongly contrasted; they are among the largest and showiest of parrots. Different species names have been given to the same macaw, as for example the Hyacinthine macaw, which has been variously classified as Anodorhyncus hyacynthinus, Anodorhyncus maximiliani, and Macrocercus hyacynthinus.
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Macaw bush (Bot.), a West Indian name for a prickly kind of nightshade (Solanum mammosum). -- Macaw palm, Macaw tree (Bot.), a tropical American palm (Acrocomia fusiformis and other species) having a prickly stem and pinnately divided leaves. Its nut yields a yellow butter, with the perfume of violets, which is used in making violet soap. Called also grugru palm.
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Maccabean
Mac`ca*be"an (?), prop. a. Of or pertaining to Judas Maccabeus or to the Maccabees; as, the Maccabean princes; Maccabean times.
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Maccabees
Mac"ca*bees (?), n. pl. 1. The name given in later times to the Asmonaeans, a family of Jewish patriots, who headed a religious revolt in the reign of Antiochus IV., 168-161 b. c., which led to a period of freedom for Israel. Schaff-Herzog.
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2. The name of two ancient historical books, which give accounts of Jewish affairs in or about the time of the Maccabean princes, and which are received as canonical books in the Roman Catholic Church, but are included in the Apocrypha by Protestants. Also applied to three books, two of which are found in some MSS. of the Septuagint.
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Maccoboy
Maccaboy
{ Mac"ca*boy (?), Mac"co*boy (?), } n. [From a district in the Island of Martinique where it is made: cf. F. macouba.] A kind of snuff.
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maccaroni wheat
maccaroni wheat n. A type of wheat (Triticum durum) with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta; grown especially in South Russia, North Africa, and North central North America.
Syn. -- durum, durum wheat, hard wheat, Triticum durum, Triticum turgidum.
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Macco
Mac"co (?), n. A gambling game in vogue in the eighteenth century. Thackeray.
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Mace
Mace (mās), n. [Jav. & Malay. mās, fr. Skr. māsha a bean.] A money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael; also, a weight of 57.98 grains. S. W. Williams.
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Mace
Mace (?), n. [F. macis, L. macis, macir, Gr. &unr_;; cf. Skr. makaranda the nectar or honey of a flower, a fragrant mango.] (Bot.) A kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See Nutmeg.
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&hand_; Red mace is the aril of Myristica tingens, and white mace that of Myristica Otoba, -- East Indian trees of the same genus with the nutmeg tree.
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Mace
Mace, n. [OF. mace, F. masse, from (assumed) L. matea, of which the dim. mateola a kind of mallet or beetle, is found.] 1. A heavy staff or club of metal; a spiked club; -- used as weapon in war before the general use of firearms, especially in the Middle Ages, for breaking metal armor. Chaucer.
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Death with his mace petrific . . . smote. Milton.
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2. Hence: A staff borne by, or carried before, a magistrate as an ensign of his authority. “Swayed the royal mace.” Wordsworth.
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3. An officer who carries a mace as an emblem of authority; a macebearer. Macaulay.
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4. A knobbed mallet used by curriers in dressing leather to make it supple.
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5. (Billiards) A rod for playing billiards, having one end suited to resting on the table and pushed with one hand.
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Mace
Mace (?), prop. n. [Trademark.] A chemical preparation containing tear gas in a solvent, packaged in the form of a spray, and used to temporarily incapacitate people, such as rioters or criminals, by causing intense eye and skin irritation; also called chemical mace. It is designed to be a non-lethal weapon for defending against violent people.
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mace bearer
macebearer
macebearer, mace bearer n. an official who carries the mace of office before persons in authority.
Syn. -- mace, macer.
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Macedoine
Ma`cé`doine" (?), n. [F., apparently the same word as Macédoine Macedonia.] A kind of mixed dish, as of cooked vegetables with white sauce, sweet jelly with whole fruit, mixed diced fruits or vegetables etc.; served hot or cold; Also, (fig.), a medley.
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Macedonia
Macedon
Macedon, Macedonia prop. n. 1. The ancient kingdom of Phillip II and Alexander the Great in the Southeastern Balkans that is now part of Greece, Bulgaria and the independent republic of Macedonia that was part of the former Yugoslavia.
Syn. -- Macedonia.
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2. The modern republic of Macedonia, population 2,033,964, which was formerly one of the constituent republics of Yugoslavia. It became independent on November 17, 1991, after a referendum held on September 9, 1991. Its capital city is Skopje. The currency is the Denar. The ethnic composition is approximately 65% Macedonians, 21.73% Albanians, 3.79 Turks, 2.56% Romanians, 2.10% Serbs, and 0.38% Vlachs. Its language is Macedonian, which uses the Cyrillic alphabet. Its second largest city is Bitola (pop. 84,002).
At independence in 1991 a new Constitution was adopted, which proclaimed the Republic of Macedonia a sovereign and independent state. On april 8, 1993, the Republic of Macedonia became a member of the United Nations Organization. Due to the pressure of Greece, which was concerned about possible claims on part of its territory, it was admitted under the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The Republic of Macedonia is situated in the center of the the Balkan Peninsula and has a unique strategic position at the junction of the main routes which have for millenia linked the West to the Orient. It covers an area of 25,713 square killometres and borders with Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, Albania to the west and Serbia to the north. With the 1913 treaty of Bucharest, the territory of Macedonia, mainly populated with macedonians, was divided between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria. Vardar Macedonia (the territory of today's Republic of Macedonia) became part of the newly established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes - later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia - which existed until 1941. The larger part of Macedonia, geographically known as Aegean Macedonia, covering an area of 34,356 sqare kilometres, was incorporated into Greece. The territory of Pirin Macedonia (6,798 sqare kilometres) was assigned to Bulgaria.
In World War II Macedonians started to struggle against the fascist occupiers on October 11, 1941. The First Session of ASNOM (The Anti-Fascist Assembly of the National Liberation of Macedonia) was held on August 2, 1944. It finally crowned the process of the historical establishment of the Macedonian state and was the basis for its soveregnity, and integrity. Macedonia (Socialistic Republic of Macedonia) became part of Tito's Yugoslavia and remained part until independence in 1991.
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3. A region in northern Greece with its capital at Thessalonica.
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Macedonian
Mac`e*do"ni*an (?), a. [L. Macedonius, Gr. &unr_;.] (Geog.) Belonging, or relating, to Macedonia. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Macedonia.
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Macedonian
Mac`e*do"ni*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a certain religious sect, followers of Macedonius, Bishop of Constantinople, in the fourth century, who held that the Holy Ghost was a creature, like the angels, and a servant of the Father and the Son.
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Macedonianism
Mac`e*do"ni*an*ism (?), n. The doctrines of Macedonius.
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Macer
Ma"cer (?), n. [F. massier. See Mace staff.] A mace bearer; an officer of a court. P. Plowman.
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Macerate
Mac"er*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Macerated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Macerating.] [L. maceratus, p. p. of macerare to make soft, weaken, enervate; cf. Gr. &unr_; to knead.] 1. To make lean; to cause to waste away. [Obs. or R.] Harvey.
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2. To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify. Baker.
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3. To soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat; to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to macerate animal or vegetable fiber.
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Macerater
Mac"er*a`ter (?), n. One who, or that which, macerates; an apparatus for converting paper or fibrous matter into pulp.
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Maceration
Mac`er*a"tion (?), n. [L. maceratio: cf. F. macération.] The act or process of macerating.
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macerative
mac`er*a"tive (?), a. Accompanied by or characterized by maceration.
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Machaeranthera
Machaeranthera n. A genus of wildflowers of Western North America.
Syn. -- genus Machaeranthera.
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Machairodus
Machaerodus
{ ‖Ma*chae"ro*dus (m&adot_;*kē"r&ouptack_;*dŭs), ‖Ma*chai"ro*dus (m&adot_;*kī"r&ouptack_;*dŭs), } n. [NL., fr. Gr. ma`chaira dagger + 'odoy`s tooth.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct mammals allied to the cats, and having in the upper jaw canine teeth of remarkable size and strength; -- hence called saber-toothed tigers.
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Machete
Ma*che"te (m&adot_;*sh&ebreve_;t"&euptack_;; Sp. m&adot_;*chā"t&auptack_;), n. [Sp.] A large heavy knife resembling a broadsword, often two or three feet in length, -- used by the inhabitants of Spanish America as a hatchet to cut their way through thickets, and for various other purposes. J. Stevens.
Syn. -- matchet.
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Machiavellian
Machiavelian
Mach`i*a*vel"ian, Mach`i*a*vel"lian (?), a. [From Machiavel (also called Machiavelli), an Italian writer, secretary and historiographer to the republic of Florence.] Of or pertaining to Machiavelli, or to his supposed principles for conduct of government, as enunciated in his tract The Prince; politically cunning; characterized by duplicity, political expediency, unscrupulous cunning, or bad faith; crafty.
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Machiavellian
Machiavelian
Mach`i*a*vel"ian, Mach`i*a*vel"lian, n. One who adopts the principles of Machiavelli; a cunning and unprincipled politician.
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Machiavellianism
Machiavelism
{ Mach"i*a*vel*ism (?), Mach`i*a*vel"lian*ism (?), } n. [Cf. F. machiavélisme; It. machiavellismo.] The supposed principles of Machiavelli, or practice in conformity to them; political artifice, intended to favor arbitrary power.
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Machicolated
Ma*chic"o*la`ted (?), a. [LL. machicolatus, p. p. of machicolare, machicollare. See Machicolation.] Having machicolations.Machicolated turrets.” C. Kingsley.
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Machicolation
Mach`i*co*la"tion (?), n. [Cf. LL. machicolamentum, machacolladura, F. mâchicolis, mâchecoulis; perh. fr. F. mèche match, combustible matter + OF. coulis, couleis, flowing, fr. OF. & F. couler to flow. Cf. Match for making fire, and Cullis.]
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1. (Mil. Arch.) An opening between the corbels which support a projecting parapet, or in the floor of a gallery or the roof of a portal, for shooting or dropping missiles upon assailants attacking the base of the walls. Also, the construction of such defenses, in general, when of this character. See Illusts. of Battlement and Castle.
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2. The act of discharging missiles or pouring burning or melted substances upon assailants through such apertures.
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Machicoulis
Ma`chi`cou`lis" (?), n. [F. mâchicoulis.] (Mil. Arch.) Same as Machicolation.
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machilid
mach"i*lid (?), n. A wingless insect living in dark moist places, as under tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed; called also jumping bristletail.
Syn. -- jumping bristletail.
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Machilidae
Machilidae (?), prop. n. A natural family of insects including the jumping bristletails.
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Machinal
Ma*chin"al (?), a. [L. machinalis: cf. F. machinal.] Of or pertaining to machines.
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Machinate
Mach"i*nate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Machinated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Machinating (?).] [L. machinatus, p. p. of machinari to devise, plot. See Machine.] To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot. “How long will you machinate!” Sandys.
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Machinate
Mach"i*nate (?), v. t. To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.
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Machination
Mach`i*na"tion (?), n. [L. machinatio: cf. F. machination.] 1. The act of machinating. Shak.
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2. That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous scheme; an artful design or plot.
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Devilish machinations come to naught. Milton.
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His ingenious machinations had failed. Macaulay.
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Machinator
Mach"i*na`tor (?), n. [L.] One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer. Glanvill. Sir W. Scott.
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Machine
Ma*chine" (m&adot_;*shēn"), n. [F., fr. L. machina machine, engine, device, trick, Gr. mhchanh`, from mh^chos means, expedient. Cf. Mechanic.] 1. In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by means of which force and motion may be transmitted and modified, as a screw and its nut, or a lever arranged to turn about a fulcrum or a pulley about its pivot, etc.; especially, a construction, more or less complex, consisting of a combination of moving parts, or simple mechanical elements, as wheels, levers, cams, etc., with their supports and connecting framework, calculated to constitute a prime mover, or to receive force and motion from a prime mover or from another machine, and transmit, modify, and apply them to the production of some desired mechanical effect or work, as weaving by a loom, or the excitation of electricity by an electrical machine.
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&hand_; The term machine is most commonly applied to such pieces of mechanism as are used in the industrial arts, for mechanically shaping, dressing, and combining materials for various purposes, as in the manufacture of cloth, etc. Where the effect is chemical, or other than mechanical, the contrivance is usually denominated an apparatus or device, not a machine; as, a bleaching apparatus. Many large, powerful, or specially important pieces of mechanism are called engines; as, a steam engine, fire engine, graduating engine, etc. Although there is no well-settled distinction between the terms engine and machine among practical men, there is a tendency to restrict the application of the former to contrivances in which the operating part is not distinct from the motor.
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2. Any mechanical contrivance, as the wooden horse with which the Greeks entered Troy; a coach; a bicycle. Dryden. Southey. Thackeray.
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3. A person who acts mechanically or at the will of another.
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4. A combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use; as, the social machine.
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The whole machine of government ought not to bear upon the people with a weight so heavy and oppressive. Landor.
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5. A political organization arranged and controlled by one or more leaders for selfish, private or partisan ends; the Tammany machine. [Political Cant]
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6. Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit. Addison.
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Elementary machine, a name sometimes given to one of the simple mechanical powers. See under Mechanical. -- Infernal machine. See under Infernal. -- Machine gun.See under Gun. -- Machine screw, a screw or bolt adapted for screwing into metal, in distinction from one which is designed especially to be screwed into wood. -- Machine shop, a workshop where machines are made, or where metal is shaped by cutting, filing, turning, etc. -- Machine tool, a machine for cutting or shaping wood, metal, etc., by means of a tool; especially, a machine, as a lathe, planer, drilling machine, etc., designed for a more or less general use in a machine shop, in distinction from a machine for producing a special article as in manufacturing. -- Machine twist, silken thread especially adapted for use in a sewing machine. -- Machine work, work done by a machine, in contradistinction to that done by hand labor.
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Machine
Ma*chine", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Machined (m&adot_;*shēnd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Machining.] To subject to the action of machinery; to make, cut, shape, or modify with a machine; to effect by aid of machinery; to print with a printing machine.
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machine bolt
machine bolt n. A threaded hexagonal or square-headed bolt with a nut; it is tightened with a wrench and used to connect metal parts.
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machine code
machine code n. (Computers) Same as machine language.
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machine-driven
machine-controlled
machine-controlled machine-driven adj. same as automated.
Syn. -- automated.
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machine gun
machine gun n. A fully automatic rapid-firing rifle, which continues to fire bullets repeatedly as long as the trigger is depressed; lighter versions may be carried in the hands, and heavier versions may be mounted on a tripod, vehicle, or other mount. The lighweight versions are sometimes called a submachine gun.
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machine gun
machine-gun
machine-gun, machine gun a. Occurring in rapid succession, like the firing of a machine gun; as, Tom was a persuasive speaker, with a smooth deep voice, polysyllabic vocabulary, and a machine-gun articulation that overwhelmed listeners.
Syn. -- rapid-fire.
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machine gunner
machine gunner n. A soldier who operates a machine gun.
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machine language
machine language n. (Computers) a set of instructions{3} in a binary form that can be executed directly by the CPU of a computer without translation by a computer program.
Syn. -- machine code, binary code.
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machine-like
machinelike
machinelike, machine-like adj. behaving in an unthinking manner, like the functioning of a machine; as, machine-like fools.
Syn. -- automatic, automaton-like, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike.
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machine-made
machine-made adj. made by a machine. Contrasted with handmade.
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machine-oriented language
machine-oriented language n. A programming language designed for use on a specific class of computers.
Syn. -- computer language, computer-oriented language, machine language.
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machine pistol
machine pistol n. A fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun.
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Machiner
Ma*chin"er (m&adot_;*shēn"&etilde_;r), n. One who or operates a machine; a machinist{2}. [R.]
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machine-readable
ma*chin"e-read"a*ble (?), a. (Computers) Readable by a machine; especially, available on a data-storage medium in a binary format that can be rapidly converted by standard input devices into data in a computer memory; as, the CIDE dictionary is a machine-readable dictionary.
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Machinery
Ma*chin"er*y (m&adot_;*shēn"&etilde_;r*&ybreve_;), n. [From Machine: cf. F. machinerie.] 1. Machines, in general, or collectively.
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2. The working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch.
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3. The supernatural means by which the action of a poetic or fictitious work is carried on and brought to a catastrophe; in an extended sense, the contrivances by which the crises and conclusion of a fictitious narrative, in prose or verse, are effected.
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The machinery, madam, is a term invented by the critics, to signify that part which the deities, angels, or demons, are made to act in a poem. Pope.
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4. The means and appliances by which anything is kept in action or a desired result is obtained; a complex system of parts adapted to a purpose.
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An indispensable part of the machinery of state. Macaulay.
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The delicate inflexional machinery of the Aryan languages. I. Taylor (The Alphabet).
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machine screw
machine screw n. A type of screw used either with a nut or with a tapped hole; it has a slotted head which can be driven by a screwdriver.
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machine shop
machine shop n. A small business or a room within a business establishment where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools.
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machine tool
machine tool n. A power-driven machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials.
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machine translation
ma*chine" trans*la"tion n. (Computers) The translation of human language from one language to another by a computer; -- a branch of artificial intelligence.
Syn. -- computer translation, automatic translation.
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Machining
Ma*chin"ing, a. Of or pertaining to the machinery of a poem; acting or used as a machine. [Obs.] Dryden.
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Machinist
Ma*chin"ist, n. [Cf. F. machiniste.] 1. A constructor of machines and engines; one versed in the principles of machines.
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2. One skilled in the use of machine tools.
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3. A person employed to shift scenery in a theater.
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machismo
machismo n. 1. A strong, and by some considered exaggerated, sense of manly pride, associated with an attitude that the proper expression of masculinity includes virility, courage, and an entitlement to dominate, especially over women.
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2. An exaggerated sense of power entitling one to dominate others; as, the civilian authorities occasionally need to rein in the military's machismo.
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machmeter
machmeter n. an instrument for measuring the speed of an aircraft relative to the speed of sound.
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mach number
mach number n. (aeronautics) The ratio of the speed of a moving body to the speed of sound.
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Macho
Ma"cho (?), n. [Sp.] (Zool.) The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, syn. Mugil Mexicanus).
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macho
ma"cho (?), a. [Sp.] Manly, especially with an assertive and domineering manner toward women.
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MACHO
MACHO (mä"k&ouptack_;), n. [acronym from Massive Astrophysical Compact Halo Object.] A form of dark matter in distant outer space unobservable except by its gravitational effect, and believed to be at least part of the “missing matter” which is unobservable as ordinary stars, but helps keep galaxies from flying apart; MACHOS are massive but compact objects such as neutron stars or brown dwarfs, which can be detected (with difficulty) by their effect in bending light from distant light sources, such as other galaxies. This can occur if by rare chance a MACHO passes in front of a more distant visible object, and the light from that object becomes temporarily amplified by the MACHO acting as a gravitational lens. Some MACHOs have been discovered in the halo of dark matter that surrounds our milky way. It is, however, questionable whether the amount of such matter is sufficient to explain the ability of galaxies to stay together in spite of rotation rates that would cause them to fly apart if the only matter present was that observable as visible stars.
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Macilency
Mac"i*len*cy (?), n. [See Macilent.] Leanness. [Obs.] Sandys.
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Macilent
Mac"i*lent (?), a. [L. macilentus, fr. macies leanness, macere to be lean.] Lean; thin. [Obs.] Bailey.
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Macintosh
Mac"in*tosh (?), n. 1. Same as Mackintosh.
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2. [Trademark.] (Computers) A brand of personal computer featuring an integrated system in which the hardware and system-operating software were designed by or under the control of a single company, the Apple Computer Corporation; among personal computers, distinguished from the IBM-compatible or Intel-based series of computers.
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mack
mack n. A mackintosh; -- a shortened form.
Syn. -- macintosh, mackintosh, mac.
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Mackenzie
Mackenzie peop. n. a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea.
Syn. -- Mackenzie River.
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Mackerel
Mack"er*el (?), n. [OF. maquerel, F. maquereau, fr. D. makelaar mediator, agent, fr. makelen to act as agent.] A pimp; also, a bawd. [Obs.] Halliwell.
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Mackerel
Mack`er*el (?), n. [OF. maquerel, F. maquereau (LL. macarellus), prob. for maclereau, fr. L. macula a spot, in allusion to the markings on the fish. See Mail armor.] (Zool.) Any species of the genus Scomber of the family Scombridae, and of several related genera. They are finely formed and very active oceanic fishes. Most of them are highly prized for food.
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&hand_; The common mackerel (Scomber scombrus), which inhabits both sides of the North Atlantic, is one of the most important food fishes. It is mottled with green and blue. The Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus), of the American coast, is covered with bright yellow circular spots.
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Bull mackerel, Chub mackerel. (Zool.) See under Chub. -- Frigate mackerel. See under Frigate. -- Horse mackerel . See under Horse. -- Mackerel bird (Zool.), the wryneck; -- so called because it arrives in England at the time when mackerel are in season. -- Mackerel cock (Zool.), the Manx shearwater; -- so called because it precedes the appearance of the mackerel on the east coast of Ireland. -- Mackerel guide. (Zool.) See Garfish (a). -- Mackerel gull (Zool.) any one of several species of gull which feed upon or follow mackerel, as the kittiwake. -- Mackerel midge (Zool.), a very small oceanic gadoid fish of the North Atlantic. It is about an inch and a half long and has four barbels on the upper jaw. It is now considered the young of the genus Onos, or Motella. -- Mackerel plow, an instrument for creasing the sides of lean mackerel to improve their appearance. Knight. -- Mackerel shark (Zool.), the porbeagle. -- Mackerel sky, or Mackerel-back sky, a sky flecked with small white clouds; a cirro-cumulus. See Cloud.
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Mackerel sky and mare's-tails
Make tall ships carry low sails.
Old Rhyme.
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mackerel shad
mackerel scad
mackerel scad, mackerel shad n. (Zool.) A small silvery fish (Decapterus macarellus) found from Nova Scotia to Brazil.
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mackerel sky
mackerel sky n. A sky filled with rows of cirrocumulus or small altocumulus clouds.
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Mackinaw
Mackinaw blanket
{ Mack"i*naw blan"ket (?), Mack"i*naw. }[From Mackinac, the State of Michigan, where blankets and other stores were distributed to the Indians.] 1. A thick blanket formerly in common use in the western part of the United States. [wns=2]
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2. a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design. [wns=4]
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Mackinaw boat
Mackinaw
Mack"i*naw, Mack"i*naw boat. A flat-bottomed boat with a pointed prow and square stern, using oars or sails or both, used esp. on the upper Great Lakes and their tributaries.
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Mackinaw coat
Mackinaw
Mack"i*naw, Mack"i*naw coat. A short, heavy, double-breasted plaid coat, the design of which is large and striking. [Local, U. S.]
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Mackinaw trout
Mackinaw trout. The namaycush.
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Mackintosh
Mack"in*tosh (?), n. A waterproof outer garment; -- so called from the name of the inventor.
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Mackle
Mac"kle (?), n. [See Macle.] Same as Macule.
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Mackle
Mac"kle, v. t. & i. To blur, or be blurred, in printing, as if there were a double impression.
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Macle
Ma"cle (?), n. [L. macula a spot: cf. F. macle. Cf. Mackle, Mascle.] (Min.) (a) Chiastolite; -- so called from the tessellated appearance of a cross section. See Chiastolite. (b) A crystal having a similar tessellated appearance. (c) A twin crystal.
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Macleaya
Macleaya (?), prop. n. (Bot.) A genus of East Asian perennial herbs including the plume poppy.
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Macled
Ma"cled (?), a. 1. (Min.) (a) Marked like macle (chiastolite). (b) Having a twin structure. See Twin, a.
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2. See Mascled.
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Maclura
Maclura (?), prop. n. (Bot.) A genus of plants including the yellowwood trees and shrubs.
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Maclurea
Ma*clu"re*a (?), n. [NL. Named from William Maclure, the geologist.] (Paleon.) A genus of spiral gastropod shells, often of large size, characteristic of the lower Silurian rocks.
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Maclurin
Ma*clu"rin (?), n. (Chem.) See Morintannic.
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maconnais
macon
macon, maconnais (?), n. A fine Burgundy wine usually white and dry, produced in the area around Macon, a city in France.
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Macoun
Ma*coun" (m&adot_;*k&oomacr_;n"), prop. n. A juicy, late-ripening apple similar to a McIntosh.
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Macowanites
Macowanites (?), prop. n. A stout-stemmed genus of fungi belonging to the family Secotiaceae having fruiting bodies that never expand completely.
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Macowanites americanus
Macowanites americanus (?), prop. n. A small fungus with a fragile cap that cracks to expose the white context and a white stalk that is practically enclosed by the cap.
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Macrame
Mac"ra*me (?), n. 1. the art of tying knots in patterns.
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2. a coarse lace, made by weaving and knotting cords; macrame lace.
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Macrame lace
Mac"ra*me lace" (?). A coarse lace made of twine, used especially in decorating furniture.
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Macrencephalous
Macrencephalic
{ Mac`ren*ce*phal"ic (?), Mac`ren*ceph"a*lous (?), } a. [Macro + encephalic, encephalous.] Of or pertaining to macrencephaly; having a large brain.
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macrencephaly
macrencephaly (?), n. The condition of having an abnormally large braincase.
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macro
macro n. [shortened form of macroinstruction] 1. a single computer instruction which symbolizes, and is converted at the time of program execution or by a compiler into, a series of instructions in the same computer language.
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2. A keystroke (or combination of keystrokes) which symbolizes and is replaced by a series of keystrokes; -- a convenient feature of some advanced programs, such as word processors or database programs, which allows a user to rapidly execute any series of operations which may be performed multiple times. Such macros may typically be defined by the program user, without rewriting or recompiling the program.
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macro
macro a. very large in scale or scope or capability; as, macroeconomics.
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Macro-
Mac"ro- (?) pref. [Gr. makro`s, adj.] A combining form signifying long, large, great; as macrodiagonal, macrospore, macromolecule, macrocosm.
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Macrobiotic
Mac`ro*bi*ot"ic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; long-lived; makro`s long + bi`os life: cf. F. macrobiotique.] 1. Long-lived. Dunglison.
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2. Of or pertaining to macrobiotics.
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3. Of or pertaining to macrobiotic food; serving macrobiotic food.
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macrobiotic diet
macrobiotic diet n. A diet consisting chiefly of beans and whole grains.
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Macrobiotics
Mac`ro*bi*ot"ics (?), n. 1. (Physiol.) The art of prolonging life.
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2. Specifically: A philosophy or attitude that health and long life are promoted by adhering to a diet consisting mostly of whole grains, with some vegetables, beans, fruit, and moderate amounts of seafood. However, the absence of essential nutrients such as fat makes such a diet of questionable value if strictly adhered to.
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macrocephalous
macrocephalic
mac`ro*ce*phal"ic (?), mac`ro*ceph"a*lous (?), a. [Macro + Gr. kefalh` the head.] 1. Of or pertaining to macrocephaly; having an unusually large head.
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2. (Bot.) Having the cotyledons of a dicotyledonous embryo confluent, and forming a large mass compared with the rest of the body. Henslow.
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macrocephaly
macrocephaly n. THe condition of having an unusually large head; it differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increase intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical.
Syn. -- megacephaly, megalocephaly.
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Macrocheira
Macrocheira peop. n. A genus of giant crabs of Japan.
Syn. -- genus Macrocheira.
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Macro-chemistry
Mac`ro-chem"is*try (?), n. [Macro- + chemistry.] (Chem.) The science which treats of the chemical properties, actions or relations of substances in quantity; -- distinguished from micro-chemistry.
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Macrochires
Mac`ro*chi"res (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. makro`s long + &unr_; hand.] (Zool.) A division of birds including the swifts and humming birds. So called from the length of the distal part of the wing.
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Macroclemys
Macroclemys n. A genus of alligator snapping turtles.
Syn. -- genus Macroclemys.
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Macrocosm
Mac"ro*cosm (?), n. [Macro- + Gr. &unr_; the world: cf. F. macrocosme.] The great world; that part of the universe which is exterior to man; -- contrasted with microcosm, or man. See Microcosm.
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Macrocosmic
Mac`ro*cos"mic (?), a. Of or pertaining to the macrocosm. Tylor.
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Macrocystis
Mac`ro*cys"tis (?), n. [NL. See Macro-, and Cyst.] (Bot.) An immensely long blackish seaweed of the Pacific (Macrocystis pyrifera), having numerous almond-shaped air vessels.
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macro lens
macro lens n. a camera lens designed to focus at short distances so as to achieve photographic magnifications of objects larger than with standard lenses.
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macrocyte
macrocyte n. An abnormally large red blood cell, associated with pernicious anemia.
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macrocytosis
macrocytosis n. An abnormal physiological condition characterized by the presence of macrocytes in the blood.
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Macrodactyl
Mac`ro*dac"tyl (măk`r&ouptack_;*dăk"t&ibreve_;l), n. [Gr. makroda`ktylos long-fingered; makro`s long + da`ktylos finger: cf. F. macrodactyle.] (Zool.) One of a group of wading birds (Macrodactyli) having very long toes. [Written also macrodactyle.]
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Macrodactylous
Macrodactylic
{ Mac`ro*dac*tyl"ic (?), Mac`ro*dac"tyl*ous (?), } a. (Zool.) Having long toes.
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Macrodiagonal
Mac`ro*di*ag"o*nal (?), n. [Macro- + diagonal.] (Crystallog.) The longer of two diagonals, as of a rhombic prism. See Crystallization.
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Macrodome
Mac"ro*dome (?), n. [Macro- + dome.] (Crystallog.) A dome parallel to the longer lateral axis of an orthorhombic crystal. See Dome, n., 4.
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Macrodont
Mac"ro*dont, a. [Macro- + Gr. 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth.] (Zool.) Having large teeth. -- n. A macrodont animal.
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Macrofarad
Mac"ro*far`ad (?), n. [Macro- + farad.] (Elec.) See Megafarad. [R.]
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macroglia
macroglia n. Tissue consisting of large stellate neuroglial cells.
Syn. -- astroglia.
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Macroglossia
Mac`ro*glos"si*a (?), n. [NL. See Macro-, and Glossa.] (Med.) Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue.
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Macrognathic
Mac`rog*nath"ic (?), a. [Macro- + gnathic.] (Anthropol.) Long-jawed. Huxley.
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Macrograph
Mac"ro*graph (?), n. [Macro- + -graph.] A picture of an object as seen by the naked eye (that is, unmagnified); as, a macrograph of a metallic fracture.
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Macrography
Ma*crog"ra*phy (?), n. Examination or study with the naked eye, as distinguished from micrography.
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Macrology
Ma*crol"o*gy (?), n. [L. macrologia, Gr. &unr_;; &unr_; long + lo`gos discourse: cf. F. macrologie.] Long and tedious talk without much substance; superfluity of words.
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Macrometer
Ma*crom"e*ter (?), n. [Macro- + -meter.] An instrument for determining the size or distance of inaccessible objects by means of two reflectors on a common sextant.
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macromolecule
mac`ro*mol"e*cule (?), n. (Chem., Biochem.) A very large molecule, especially a polymer having from hundreds to many thousands of atoms, such as DNA, RNA, protein, polysaccharide, polyethylene, polycarbonate, etc.
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macromolecular
mac`ro*mo*lec"u*lar (?), n. Of, pertaining to, or consisting of macromolecules.
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Macron
Ma"cron (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; long.] (Pron.) A short, straight, horizontal mark [-], placed over vowels to denote that they are to be pronounced with a long sound; as, ā, in dāme; ē, in sēam, etc.
Syn. -- macrotone.
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Macropetalous
Mac`ro*pet"al*ous (?), a. [Macro- + petal.] (Bot.) Having long or large petals.
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macrophage
mac"ro*phage (?), n. A large phagocyte.
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Macrophyllous
Ma*croph"yl*lous (?), a. [Macro- + Gr. &unr_; a leaf.] (Bot.) Having long or large leaves.
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Macropinacoid
Mac`ro*pin"a*coid (?), n. [Macro- + pinacoid.] (Crystallog.) One of the two planes of an orthorhombic crystal which are parallel to the vertical and longer lateral (macrodiagonal) axes.
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Macropod
Mac"ro*pod (?), n. [Macro- + -pod.] (Zool.) Any one of a group of maioid crabs remarkable for the length of their legs; -- called also spider crab.
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Macropodal
Ma*crop"o*dal (?), a. Having long or large feet, or a long stem.
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Macropodian
Mac`ro*po"di*an (?), n. A macropod.
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Macropodous
Ma*crop"o*dous (?), a. (Zool.) Having long legs or feet.
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Macroprism
Mac"ro*prism (?), n. [Macro- + prism.] (Crystallog.) A prism of an orthorhombic crystal between the macropinacoid and the unit prism; the corresponding pyramids are called macropyramids.
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Macropteres
Ma*crop"te*res (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; long + ptero`n feather, wing.] (Zool.) A division of birds; the Longipennes.
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Macropterous
Ma*crop"ter*ous (?), a. [See Macropteres.] (Zool.) Having long wings or fins.
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Macropus
Mac"ro*pus (?), n. [NL. See Macropod.] (Zool.) A genus of marsupials including the common kangaroo.
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Macropyramid
Mac`ro*pyr"a*mid (?), n. [Macro- + pyramid.] (Crystallog.) See Macroprism.
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Macroscopical
Macroscopic
{ Mac`ro*scop"ic (?), Mac`ro*scop"ic*al (?), } a. [Macro- + Gr. &unr_; to view.] Visible to the unassisted eye; -- as opposed to microscopic. -- Mac`ro*scop"ic*al*ly, adv.
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Macrosporangium
Mac`ro*spo*ran"gi*um (?), n. [NL. See Macro-, and Sporangium.] (Bot.) A sporangium or conceptacle containing only large spores; -- opposed to microsporangium. Both are found in the genera Selaginella, Isoctes, and Marsilia, plants remotely allied to ferns.
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Macrospore
Mac"ro*spore (?), n. [Macro- + spore.] (Bot.) One of the specially large spores of certain flowerless plants, as Selaginella, etc.
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Macrosporic
Mac`ro*spor"ic (?), a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to macrospores.
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Macrotone
Mac"ro*tone (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; stretched out. See Macro-, and Tone.] (Pron.) Same as Macron.
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Macrotous
Ma*cro"tous (?), a. [Macro- + Gr. o"y^s, gen. 'wto`s, the ear.] (Zool.) Large-eared.
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macrotus
ma*cro"tus (?), n. A large-eared grayish bat (Macrotus californicus) of southern California and northwestern Mexico.
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Macroural
Macroura
Ma*crou"ra (?), n. pl., Ma*crou"ral (&unr_;), a., etc. (Zool.) Same as Macrura, Macrural, etc.
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Macrouridae
Macrouridae (?), prop. n., (Zool.) A natural family of fish including the grenadiers.
Syn. -- Macruridae.
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Macrozoospore
Mac`ro*zo"o*spore (?), n. [Macro- + zoospore.] (Bot.) A large motile spore having four vibratile cilia; -- found in certain green algae.
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Macrura
Ma*cru"ra (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; long + &unr_; tail.] (Zool.) A subdivision of decapod Crustacea, having the abdomen largely developed. It includes the lobster, prawn, shrimp, and many similar forms. Cf. Decapoda.
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Macrural
Ma*cru"ral (?), a. (Zool.) Same as Macrurous.
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Macruran
Ma*cru"ran (?), n. (Zool.) One of the Macrura.
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Macruridae
Macruridae (?), prop. n., (Zool.) Same as Macrouridae.
Syn. -- Macrouridae.
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Macruroid
Ma*cru"roid (?), a. [Macrura + -oid.] (Zool.) Like or pertaining to the Macrura.
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Macrurous
Ma*cru"rous (?), a. (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Macrura; having a long tail.
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Mactation
Mac*ta"tion (?), n. [L. mactatio, fr. macture to slay, sacrifice.] The act of killing a victim for sacrifice. [Obs.]
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Mactra
Mac"tra (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; kneading trough, fr. &unr_; to knead.] (Zool.) Any marine bivalve shell of the genus Mactra, and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as Mactra stultorum, of Europe. See Surf clam, under Surf.
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Macula
Mac"u*la (?), n.; pl. Maculae (#). [L., spot, stain, blot. See Mail armor, and cf. Mackle, Macule.] 1. A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb; called also macule.
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2. (Zool.) A rather large spot or blotch of color.
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macular area
macula lutea
macula lutea, macular area n. A yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones.
Syn. -- macula, yellow spot.
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Maculate
Mac"u*late (?), v. t. [L. maculatus, p. p. of maculare to spot. See Macula, and cf. Macule, v.] To spot; to stain; to blur.
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Maculate the honor of their people. Sir T. Elyot.
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Maculate
Mac"u*late (?), a. [L. maculatus, p. p.] Marked with spots or maculae; blotched; hence, defiled; impure; as, most maculate thoughts. Shak.
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Maculated
Mac"u*la`ted (?), a. Having spots or blotches; maculate.
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Maculation
Mac"u*la"tion (?), n. [L. maculatio.] The act of spotting; a spot; a blemish; a macula. Shak.
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Maculatory
Mac"u*la*to*ry (?), a. Causing a spot or stain. T. Adams.
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Maculature
Mac"u*la*ture (?), n. Blotting paper. [Obs.]
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Macule
Mac"ule (?), n. [F. macule. See Macula.] 1. A spot. [Obs.]
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2. (Print.) A blur, or an appearance of a double impression, as when the paper slips a little; a mackle.
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Macule
Mac"ule, v. t. [Cf. F. maculer. See Maculate, v.] To blur; especially (Print.), to blur or double an impression from type. See Mackle.
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Maculose
Mac"u*lose` (?), a. [L. maculosus.] Of or pertaining to spots upon a surface; spotted; maculate.
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macumba
macumba (?), n., 1. A popular dance music of Brazil, derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult.
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2. a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing a chanting and dancing.
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macumba
macumba (?), n., darling; -- an Irish term of address expressing affection. [Irish]
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Mad
Mad (?), obs. p. p. of Made. Chaucer.
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Mad
Mad (?), a. [Compar. Madder (?); superl. Maddest (?).] [AS. gem&unr_;d, gemād, mad; akin to OS. gem&unr_;d foolish, OHG. gameit, Icel. mei&unr_;a to hurt, Goth. gamáids weak, broken. &unr_;.] 1. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.
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I have heard my grandsire say full oft,
Extremity of griefs would make men mad.
Shak.
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2. Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform.
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It is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols. Jer. 1. 88.
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And being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities. Acts xxvi. 11.
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3. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness.Mad demeanor.” Milton.
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Mad wars destroy in one year the works of many years of peace. Franklin.
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The mad promise of Cleon was fulfilled. Jowett (Thucyd.).
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4. Extravagant; immoderate. “Be mad and merry.” Shak. “Fetching mad bounds.” Shak.
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5. Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog.
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6. Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person. [Colloq.]
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7. Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle. [Colloq.]
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Like mad, like a mad person; in a furious manner; as, to run like mad. L'Estrange. -- To run mad. (a) To become wild with excitement. (b) To run wildly about under the influence of hydrophobia; to become affected with hydrophobia. -- To run mad after, to pursue under the influence of infatuation or immoderate desire. “The world is running mad after farce.” Dryden.
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Mad
Mad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Madded; p. pr. & vb. n. Madding.] To make mad or furious; to madden.
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Had I but seen thy picture in this plight,
It would have madded me.
Shak.
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Mad
Mad, v. i. To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding. [Archaic] Chaucer.
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Festus said with great voice, Paul thou maddest. Wyclif (Acts).
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Mad
Mad, n. [AS. ma&unr_;a; akin to D. & G. made, Goth. mapa, and prob. to E. moth.] (Zool.) An earthworm. [Written also made.]
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Madagascan
Madagascan prop. a. 1. Of or pertaining to Madagascar; as, Madagascan pepper.
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2. Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Madagascar; as, Madagascan soldiers.
Syn. -- Malagasy.
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Madagascan
Madagascan prop. n. A native or inhabitant of Madagascar.
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Madagascar
Mad`a*gas"car (măd`&adot_;*găs"k&etilde_;r) prop. n. An island in the Indian Ocean, about 240 miles off the southeast coast of Africa, governed as a single country, the Republic of Madagascar. It is the world's fourth-largest island, with a total area of 587,040 sq km, with 4,828 km of coastline. Once a French colony, it gained independence from France in 1960. The name of the government after independence was the Malagasy Republic.
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Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1886, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held, ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997 in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The Population: is 15,982,563 (July 2001 est.) The highest point is Maromokotro, at 2,876 m. Natural resources are: graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish, and hydropower. CIA World Factbook
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madagascar cat
madagascar cat n. (Zool.) A small lemur having its tail barred with black.
Syn. -- ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta.
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madagascar jasmine
madagascar jasmine n. (Bot.) A twining woody vine (Stephanotis floribunda) of Madagascar having thick dark waxy evergreen leaves and clusters of large fragrant waxy white flowers along the stems; widely cultivated in warm regions.
Syn. -- waxflower, Stephanotis floribunda.
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madagascar pepper
madagascar pepper n. (Bot.) A climber (Piper nigrum) having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; found in South India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in North Burma and Assam.
Syn. -- pepper, common pepper, black pepper, white pepper, Madagascar pepper, Piper nigrum.
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madagascar periwinkle
madagascar periwinkle n. (Bot.) A commonly cultivated Old World woody herb (Vinca rosea) having large pinkish to red flowers.
Syn. -- periwinkle, rose periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, Cape periwinkle, red periwinkle, cayenne jasmine, Catharanthus roseus, Vinca rosea.
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madagascar plum
madagascar plum n. (Bot.) A small shrubby tree (Flacourtia indica) of Madagascar cultivated in tropical regions as a hedge plant and for its deep red acid fruits resembling small plums.
Syn. -- governor's plum, governor plum, Madagascar plum, ramontchi, batoko palm, Flacourtia indica.
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madake
madake n. large bamboo having thick-walled culms; native of China and perhaps Japan; widely brown elsewhere.
Syn. -- giant timber bamboo, ku-chiku, Phyllostachys bambusoides.
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Madam
Mad"am (?), n.; pl. Madams, or Mesdames (#). [See Madame.] 1. A gentlewoman; -- an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; -- much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir; often abbreviated ma'am when used as a term of address.
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2. The woman who is in charge of a household.
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3. The woman who is in charge of a brothel.
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Madame
Ma`dame" (?), n.; pl. Mesdames (#). [F., fr. ma my (L. mea) + dame dame. See Dame, and cf. Madonna.] My lady; -- a French title formerly given to ladies of quality; now, in France, given to all married women. Chaucer.
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Mad apple
Mad-apple
Mad"-ap`ple, Mad" ap`ple (?), n. 1. (Bot.) The eggplant bush (Solanum melongena). See Eggplant.
Syn. -- eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, Solanum melongena.
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2. The fruit of the eggplant bush, a large egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow.
Syn. -- eggplant, aubergine.
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Madbrain
Mad"brain` (?), a. Hot-headed; rash. Shak. -- n. A rash or hot-headed person.
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Madbrained
Mad"brained` (?), a. Disordered in mind; hot-headed. Shak.
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Madcap
Mad"cap` (?), a. 1. Inclined to wild sports; delighting in rash, absurd, or dangerous amusements. “The merry madcap lord.” Shak.
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2. Wild; reckless.Madcap follies” Beau. & Fl.
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Madcap
Mad"cap`, n. A person of wild behavior; an excitable, rash, violent person. Shak.
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Madden
Mad"den (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maddened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Maddening.] 1. To make mad; to drive to madness; to drive to insanity; to craze.
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2. To make very angry; to enrage; to excite violently with passion.
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Madden
Mad"den, v. i. To become mad; to act as if mad.
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They rave, recite, and madden round the land. Pope.
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maddened
maddened adj. filled with or indicating extreme anger.
Syn. -- angered, enraged, furious, infuriated.
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maddening
maddening adj. extremely annoying or displeasing.
Syn. -- annoying, exasperating, infuriating, vexing.
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Madder
Mad"der (măd"d&etilde_;r), n. [OE. mader, AS. maedere; akin to Icel. maðra.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Rubia (Rubia tinctorum). The root is much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine. It is cultivated in France and Holland. See Rubiaceous.
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&hand_; Madder is sometimes used in forming pigments, as lakes, etc., which receive their names from their colors, such as madder yellow.
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Field madder, an annual European weed (Sherardia arvensis) resembling madder. -- Indian madder , the East Indian Rubia cordifolia, used in the East for dyeing; -- called also munjeet. -- Wild madder, Rubia peregrina of Europe; also the Galium Mollugo, a kind of bedstraw.
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madder family
madder family n. A widely distributed natural family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs including coffee; chinchona; gardenia; madder; bedstraws; nd partridgeberry.
Rubiaceae, family Rubiaceae, madder family --
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Madderwort
Mad"der*wort` (?), n. (Bot.) A name proposed for any plant of the same natural order (Rubiaceae) as the madder.
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Madding
Mad"ding (?), a. Affected with madness; raging; furious. -- Mad"ding*ly, adv. [Archaic]
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Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife. Gray.
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The madding wheels
Of brazen chariots raged.
Milton.
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Maddish
Mad"dish (?), a. Somewhat mad. Beau. & Fl.
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mad-dog weed
mad-dog skullcap
mad-dog skullcap, mad-dog weed n. (Bot.) An American mint (Scutellaria lateriflora) that yields a resinous exudate used esp. formerly as an antispasmodic.
Syn. -- blue pimpernel, blue skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora.
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Made
Made (?), n. (Zool.) See Mad, n.
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Made
Made (?), imp. & p. p. of Make.
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Made
Made, a. Artificially produced; pieced together; formed by filling in; as, made ground; a made mast, in distinction from one consisting of a single spar. [wns=1]
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2. having the sheets and blankets set in order; -- of a bed; as, is the bed made?.
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3. successful or assured of success; as, a self-made man.
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Now I am a made man forever. Christopher Marlowe
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Made up. (a) Complete; perfect. “A made up villain.” Shak. (b) Falsely devised; fabricated; as, a made up story. (c) Artificial; as, a made up figure or complexion.
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Madecassee
Madecass
{ Mad"e*cass (?), Mad`e*cas"see (?), } prop. n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Madagascar, or Madecassee. See Malagasy
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2. The language of the natives of Madagascar.
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Madecassee
Mad`e*cas"see, prop. a. Of or pertaining to Madagascar or its inhabitants; now replaced by Madagascan. [archaic]
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Madefication
Madefaction
{ Mad`e*fac"tion (?), Mad`e*fi*ca"tion (?), } n. [L. madefacere to make wet; madere to be wet + facere to make: cf. F. madéfaction.] The act of madefying, or making wet; the state of that which is made wet. [R.] Bacon.
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Madefy
Mad"e*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Madefied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Madefying (?).] [Cf. F. madéfier, L. madefacere. See Madefaction.] To make wet or moist. [R.]
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Madegassy
Mad`e*gas"sy (?), n. & a. See Madecassee.
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Madeira
Ma*dei"ra (?), n. [Pg., the Island Madeira, properly, wood, fr. L. materia stuff, wood. The island was so called because well wooded. See Matter.] A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira.
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A cup of Madeira, and a cold capon's leg. Shak.
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Madeira nut (Bot.), the European walnut; the nut of the Juglans regia.
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Madeira vine
Ma*dei"ra vine (?). (Bot.) A herbaceous climbing vine (Boussingaultia baselloides) very popular in cultivation, having shining entire leaves and racemes of small fragrant white flowers.
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madeira winter cherry
madeira winter cherry n. (Bot.) A small South American shrub (Solanum pseudocapsicum) cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherrylike fruit.
Syn. -- Jerusalem cherry, winter cherry, Madeira winter cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicum.
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Madeira wood
Madeira wood. (Bot.) (a) The mahogany tree (Swietenia Mahogoni). (b) A West Indian leguminous tree (Lysiloma Latisiliqua) the wood of which is used for boat trimming.
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Mademoiselle
Ma`de*moi`selle" (?), n.; pl. Mesdemoiselles (#). [F., fr. ma my, f. of mon + demoiselle young lady. See Damsel.] 1. A French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss. Goldsmith.
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2. (Zool.) A marine food fish (Sciaena chrysura), of the Southern United States; -- called also yellowtail, and silver perch.
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made-to-order
made-to-order adj. 1. made specially for a specific purpose; -- of articles of manufacture. Contrasted with mass-produced, standard.
Syn. -- custom-made.
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2. made or tailored to fit a specific person; -- of clothing. Contrasted with off-the-rack, ready-to-wear.
Syn. -- custom-made, custom-tailored.
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made-up
made-up adj. 1. formed or conceived by the imagination; not true; as, a made-up story.
Syn. -- fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitious, invented.
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2. having been paved. [British]
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3. marked by the use of cosmetic makeup; as, heavily made-up eyes.
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4. formed by fitting or joining components together.
Syn. -- assembled, built(prenominal).
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Madge
Madge, n. [Cf. OF. & Prov. F. machette.] (Zool.) (a) The barn owl. (b) The magpie.
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Mad-headed
Mad"-head`ed (?), a. Wild; crack-brained.
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Madhouse
Mad"house` (?), n. 1. An house or institution where insane persons are confined; an insane asylum; a bedlam; -- usually used in a deprecatory sense.
Syn. -- Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, insane asylum, loony bin, nuthouse, sanatorium.
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2. Hence: (fig.) A chaotic, raucus or highly disordered situation.
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Madia
Ma"di*a (?), n. [NL., fr. Sp. madi, fr. Chilian madi, the native name.] (Bot.) A genus of composite plants, of which one species (Madia sativa) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure. This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table.
Syn. -- melosa, Chile tarweed, madia oil plant, Madia sativa.
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madia oil
madia oil n. The vegetable oil obtained from the Madia sativa. See Madia and madia oil plant.
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madia oil plant
madia oil plant n. The Madia sativa, a South American herb with sticky glandular foliage, the source of madia oil. See Madia.
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Madid
Mad"id (?), a. [L. madidus, fr. madere to be wet.] Wet; moist; as, a madid eye. [R.] Beaconsfield.
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Madisterium
Mad`is*te"ri*um (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_;.] (Surg.) An instrument to extract hairs.
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Madjoun
Mad"joun (?), n. [Hind., fr. Ar. ma'jūn.] An intoxicating confection from the hemp plant; -- used by the Turks and Hindus. [Written also majoun.]
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Madly
Mad"ly (?), adv. [From Mad, a.] In a mad manner; without reason or understanding; wildly. [wns=2]
Syn. -- insanely, crazily, dementedly.
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2. In a desperate manner; as, she fought back madly. [wns=1]
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3. intensely; as, she was madly in love. [wns=3]
Syn. -- insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly.
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Madman
Mad"man (?), n.; pl. Madmen (&unr_;). A man who is mad; lunatic; a crazy person.
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When a man mistakes his thoughts for person and things, he is mad. A madman is properly so defined. Coleridge.
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Madnep
Mad"nep (?), n. 1. (Bot.) The masterwort (Peucedanum Ostruthium), a tall and coarse European umbelliferous plant.
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2. (Bot.) A biennial weed in Europe and America having large pinnate leaves and yellow flowers and a bitter and somewhat poisonous root; the ancestor of cultivated parsnip; called also wild parsnip.
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Madness
Mad"ness, n. [From Mad, a.] 1. The condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy.
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2. Frenzy; ungovernable rage.
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3. Extreme folly.
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Syn. -- Insanity; distraction; derangement; craziness; lunacy; mania; frenzy; franticness; rage; aberration; alienation; monomania. See Insanity.
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Madonna
Ma*don"na (?), n. [It. madonna my lady. See Dame, Donna, and cf. Madame, Monkey.] 1. My lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame, but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English. Shak.
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2. [pl. Madonnas (n&adot_;z).] A picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe).
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The Italian painters are noted for drawing the Madonnas by their own wives or mistresses. Rymer.
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madonna lily
madonna lily n. (Bot.) A lily (Lilium candidum) of the Eastern Mediterranean and Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers.
Syn. -- white lily, Annunciation lily, Lent lily, Lilium candidum.
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Madoqua
Ma"do*qua (?), n. (Zool.) A small Abyssinian antelope (Neotragus Saltiana), about the size of a hare.
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Madrague
Ma`drague" (?), n. [R.] A large fish pound used for the capture of the tunny in the Mediterranean; also applied to the seines used for the same purpose.
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madras
ma*dras" (?), n. [So named after Madras, a city and presidency of India.] 1. A large silk-and-cotton kerchief, usually of bright colors, such as those often used by negroes for turbans.

A black woman in blue cotton gown, red-and-yellow madras turban . . . crouched against the wall. G. W. Cable.
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2. A light patterned cotton fabric.
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Madreperl
Ma"dre*perl (?), n. [It. madreperla.] Mother-of-pearl.
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Madrepora
Mad`re*po"ra (măd`r&euptack_;*pō"r&adot_;), n. [NL. See Madrepore.] (Zool.) A genus of reef corals abundant in tropical seas. It includes than one hundred and fifty species, most of which are elegantly branched. -- Mad`re*po"ral (#), a.
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Madreporaria
Mad`re*po*ra"ri*a (?), n. pl. [NL. See Madrepore.] (Zool.) An extensive division of Anthozoa, including most of the species that produce stony corals. See Illust. of Anthozoa. -- Mad`re*po*ra"ri*an (#), a. & n.
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Madrepore
Mad"re*pore (?), n. [F. madrepore, perh. fr. madré spotted, fr. OF. madre, mazre, a kind of knotty wood with brown spots, fr. OHG. masar a knot, grain, or vein in wood, a speck, G. maser + pore (see Pore); or perh. F. madrépore is rather from It. madrepora, and this perh. fr. It. madre mother (see Mother) + Gr. &unr_; a soft stone.] (Zool.) Any coral of the genus Madrepora, a group of corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands; formerly, often applied to any stony coral.
Syn. -- stony coral, madriporian coral.
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madriporian coral
madriporian coral n. A madrepore .
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Madreporic
Madreporian
{ Mad`re*po"ri*an (?), Mad`re*po"ric (?), } a. (Zool.) Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus Madrepora.
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Madreporic plate (Zool.), a perforated plate in echinoderms, through which water is admitted to the ambulacral tubes; -- called also madreporic tubercule.
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Madreporiform
Mad`re*po"ri*form (?), a. [Madrepore + -form.] (Zool.) Resembling a madreporian coral in form or structure.
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Madreporite
Mad"re*po*rite (?), n. [Cf. F. madréporite] 1. (Paleon.) A fossil coral.
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2. (Zool.) The madreporic plate of echinoderms.
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Madrier
Ma*drier" (?), n. [F., from Sp. madero, or Pg. madeiro, fr. Sp. madera wood for building, timber, Pg. madeira, L. materia stuff, materials, lumber. See Matter.] A thick plank, used for several mechanical purposes; especially: (a) A plank to receive the mouth of a petard, with which it is applied to anything intended to be broken down. (b) A plank or beam used for supporting the earth in mines or fortifications.
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Madrigal
Mad"ri*gal (măd"r&ibreve_;*g&aitalic_;l), n. [It. madrigale, OIt. madriale, mandriale (cf. LL. matriale); of uncertain origin, possibly fr. It mandra flock, L. mandra stall, herd of cattle, Gr. ma`ndra fold, stable; hence, madrigal, originally, a pastoral song.] 1. A little amorous poem, sometimes called a pastoral poem, containing some tender and delicate, though simple, thought.
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Whose artful strains have oft delayed
The huddling brook to hear his madrigal.
Milton.
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2. (Mus.) An unaccompanied polyphonic song, in four, five, or more parts, set to secular words, but full of counterpoint and imitation, and adhering to the old church modes. Unlike the freer glee, it is best sung with several voices on a part. See Glee.
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Madrigaler
Mad"ri*gal*er (?), n. A madrigalist.
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Madrigalist
Mad"ri*gal*ist, n. A composer of madrigals.
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Madrilenian
Mad`ri*le"ni*an (?), a. [Sp. Madrileño.] Of or pertaining to Madrid in Spain, or to its inhabitants. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Madrid.
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Madrina
Ma*dri"na (?), n. [Sp., prop., a godmother.] An animal (usually an old mare), wearing a bell and acting as the leader of a troop of pack mules. [S. America]
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madrono
madrona
ma*dro"na, ma*dro"ña, ma*dro"no (?), n. [Sp. madroño.] (Bot.) A small evergreen tree or shrub (Arbutus Menziesii), of Pacific North America, having a smooth bark, thick glossy leathery leaves, and edible orange-red berries, which are often called madroña apples; the wood is used for furniture and the bark for tanning. [Written also madroño.]
Syn. -- madrona, manzanita, Arbutus menziesii.
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madrilene
madrilene n. a tomato-flavored consomme, often served chilled.
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madwoman
madwoman n. a woman lunatic.
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Madwort
Mad"wort` (?), n. (Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants (Alyssum) with white or yellow flowers and rounded pods. Alyssum maritimum is the commonly cultivated sweet alyssum, a fragrant white-flowered annual.
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Maeandra
Maeandra n. (Zool.) A genus of brain corals.
Syn. -- genus Maeandra.
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Mae West
Mae West prop. n. [after Mae West (1892-1980) an actress with a well-developed bosom.] An inflatable life jacket, originally used as a personal flotation device by aviators downed at sea.
Syn. -- air jacket.
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Magbote
Maegbote
{ Maeg"bote`, Mag"bote` } (?), n. [AS. m&aemacr_;g kinsman + bōt compensation.] (Anglo-Saxon Law) Compensation for the injury done by slaying a kinsman. Spelman.
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Maelstrom
Mael"strom (?), n. [Norw., a whirlpool.] 1. A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway. Hence: any large or powerful whirlpool.
Syn. -- whirlpool, vortex.
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2. Also (Fig.) An uncontrollable agitated or confusedly disordered state or situation; as, a maelstrom of vice.
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Maenad
Mae"nad (?), n. [L. Maenas, -adis, Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, fr. &unr_; to rave.] 1. A Bacchante; a priestess or votary of Bacchus.
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2. A frantic or frenzied woman.
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Maestoso
Ma`es*to"so (?), a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.) Majestic or majestically; -- a direction to perform a passage or piece of music in a dignified manner.
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Maestricht monitor
Maes"tricht mon"i*tor (?). [So called from Maestricht, a town in Holland.] (Paleon.) The Mosasaurus Hofmanni. See Mosasaurus.
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Maestro
Ma*es"tro (mīs"tr&ouptack_;; It. mä*&auptack_;s"tr&ouptack_;), n. [It., fr. L. magister. See Master.] A master in any art, especially in music; a composer or orchestra conductor.
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Mafa
Mafa (?) prop. n.. (Linguistics) A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad; called also Matakam.
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Mafia
Maffia
{ ‖Maf"fi*a (?), ‖Ma"fi*a (?) }, n. [It. maffia.] 1. A secret society which organized in Sicily as a political organization, but is now widespread among Italians, and is used to further or protect private interests, reputedly by illegal methods; called also the Sicilian Mafia. [wns=2]
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2. A group of loosely associated of criminal organizations in the United States, some having ties to the Sicilian Mafia, and organized in “families”; the term is applied to the entire group of organizations, or to any one local group. Also, loosely, organized groups of criminals anywhere, as the Russian mafia. [wns=1]
Syn. -- syndicate, mob, Cosa Nostra, La Cosa Nostra, organized crime.
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3. Any tightly knit group of trusted associates having strong control or influence in some area; as, Kennedy and his Irish Mafia. [informal] [wns=3]
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maffick
maffick v. i. to celebrate publicly with boisterous rejoicing and hilarious and extravagant behavior. [Chiefly Brit.]
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Mafioso
Maffioso
{ ‖Maf`fi*o"so (?), ‖Ma`fi*o"so (?) }, n.; pl. -si (#). [It. maffioso.] A member of the mafia.
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Maffle
Maf"fle (?), v. i. [Akin to OD. maffelen to stammer. Cf. Muffle to mumble.] To stammer. [Obs.]
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Maffler
Maf"fler (?), n. A stammerer. [Obs.]
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Mafioso
Mafia
{ ‖Maf"i*a (?), ‖Ma`fi*o"so (?) }, n. see maffia, maffioso.
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mag
mag n. Shortened form of magazine, the periodic paperback publication. [slang]
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Magadhan
Magadhan prop. n. (Linguistics) A subfamily of Indic languages.
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Magazine
Mag`a*zine" (?), n. [F. magasin, It. magazzino, or Sp. magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. makhzan, almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar.]
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1. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc. “Armories and magazines.” Milton.
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2. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship.
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3. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece.
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4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions.
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5. A country or district especially rich in natural products.
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6. A city viewed as a marketing center.
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7. A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery, camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus.
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8. A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale.
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Magazine dress, clothing made chiefly of woolen, without anything metallic about it, to be worn in a powder magazine. -- Magazine gun, a portable firearm, as a rifle, with a chamber carrying cartridges which are brought automatically into position for firing. -- Magazine stove, a stove having a chamber for holding fuel which is supplied to the fire by some self-feeding process, as in the common base-burner.
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Magazine
Mag`a*zine" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Magazined (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Magazining.] To store in, or as in, a magazine; to store up for use.
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Magazine camera
Magazine camera. (Photog.) A camera in which a number of plates can be exposed without reloading.
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Magaziner
Mag`a*zin"er (?), n. One who edits or writes for a magazine. [R.] Goldsmith.
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Magazine rack
Mag`a*zine" rack` (?), n. A rack or stand for displaying magazines{4}.
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Magazining
Mag`a*zin"ing, n. The act of editing, or writing for, a magazine. [Colloq.] Byron.
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Magazinist
Mag`a*zin"ist, n. One who edits or writes for a magazine. [R.]
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Magbote
Mag"bote` (?), n. See Maegbote.
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Magdala
Mag"da*la (?), a. Designating an orange-red dyestuff obtained from naphthylamine, and called magdala red, naphthalene red, etc.
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Magdalen
Mag"da*len (?), n. [From Mary Magdalene, traditionally reported to have been the repentant sinner forgiven by Christ. See Luke vii. 36.] A reformed prostitute.
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Magdaleon
Mag*da"le*on (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; crumb of bread, fr. &unr_; to knead.] (Med.) A medicine in the form of a roll, a esp. a roll of plaster.
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Magdeburg
Mag"de*burg (?), n. A city of Saxony.
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Magdeburg centuries, Magdeburg hemispheres. See under Century, and Hemisphere.
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Mage
Mage (?), n. [F. mage. See Magi.] A magician. [Archaic] Spenser. Tennyson.
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Magellanic
Mag`el*lan"ic (?), a. Of or pertaining to, or named from, Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), the navigator.
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Magellanic cloud
Mag`el*lan"ic cloud (?), n. (Astron.) Either of two conspicuous celestial nebulae near the south celestial pole, resembling thin white clouds, each of which is a galaxy{2} smaller than but separate from the Milky Way galaxy, and together they are the galactic formations nearest to our galaxy. They are not visible from the northern hemisphere, and are named after Ferdinand Magellan, who saw them in his expedition, which passed through the Strait of Magellan in South America, and one ship of which completed the first circumnavigation of the globe.
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Magen David
Magen David (?), n. [Hebrew, shield of David.] A hexagram{1a}, when used as the symbol of Judaism; called also Mogen David and Star of David. It is included on the flag of Israel
Syn. -- Star of David, Mogen David.
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magenta
ma*gen"ta (m&adot_;*j&ebreve_;n"t&adot_;), n. (Chem.) An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; -- so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsin, fuchsine, roseine, etc.
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2. The purplish-red color of magenta.
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Magged
Magged (măgd), a. (Naut.) Worn; fretted; as, a magged brace. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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Maggiore
Mag`gio"re (mäd`jō"r&auptack_;), a. [It., from L. major, compar. of magnus great. See Major.] (Mus.) Greater, in respect to scales, intervals, etc., when used in opposition to minor; major. Moore (Encyc. of Music).
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Maggot
Mag"got (?), n. [W. macai, pl. maceiod, magiod, a worn or grub; cf. magu to bread.] 1. (Zool.) The footless larva of any fly. See Larval.
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2. A whim; an odd fancy. Hudibras. Tennyson.
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Maggotiness
Mag"got*i*ness (?), n. State of being maggoty.
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Maggotish
Mag"got*ish, a. Full of whims or fancies; maggoty.
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Maggot-pie
Mag"got-pie` (?), n. A magpie. [Obs.] Shak.
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Maggoty
Mag"got*y (?), a. 1. Infested with maggots.
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2. Full of whims; capricious. Norris.
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Magh
Magh (?), n. The eleventh month of the Hindu calendar.
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Maghet
Ma"ghet (?), n. [Cf. Fl. maghet maid.] (Bot.) A name for daisies and camomiles of several kinds.
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Magi
Ma"gi (?), n. pl. [L., pl. of Magus, Gr. &unr_;; of Per. origin. Cf. Mage, Magic.] A caste of priests, philosophers, and magicians, among the ancient Persians; hence, any holy men or sages of the East.
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The inspired Magi from the Orient came. Sandys.
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Magian
Ma"gi*an (?), a. Of or pertaining to the Magi.
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Magian
Ma"gi*an, n. One of the Magi, or priests of the Zoroastrian religion in Persia; an adherent of the Zoroastrian religion. -- Ma"gi*an*ism (#), n.
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Magic
Mag"ic (?), n. [OE. magique, L. magice, Gr. &unr_; (sc. &unr_;), fr. &unr_;. See Magic, a., and Magi.] 1. A comprehensive name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret forces in nature attained by a study of occult science, including enchantment, conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, incantation, etc.
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An appearance made by some magic. Chaucer.
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2. The art of creating illusions which appear to the observer to be inexplicable except by some supernatural influence; it includes simple sleight of hand (legerdemain) as well as more elaborate stage magic, using special devices constructed to produce mystifying effects; as, the magic of David Copperfield. It is practised as an entertainment, by magicians who do not pretend to have supernatural powers.
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Celestial magic, a supposed supernatural power which gave to spirits a kind of dominion over the planets, and to the planets an influence over men. -- Natural magic, the art of employing the powers of nature to produce effects apparently supernatural. -- Superstitious magic, or Geotic magic, the invocation of devils or demons, involving the supposition of some tacit or express agreement between them and human beings.
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Syn. -- Sorcery; witchcraft; necromancy; conjuration; enchantment.
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Magical
Magic
{ Mag"ic (?), Mag"ic*al (?), } a. [L. magicus, Gr. &unr_;, fr. &unr_;: cf. F. magique. See Magi.] 1. Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and the producing of effects by their agency.
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2. Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or sorcery; as, a magical spell. Hence: Seemingly requiring more than human power; imposing or startling in performance; producing effects which seem supernatural or very extraordinary; having extraordinary properties; as, a magic lantern; a magic square or circle.
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The painter's magic skill. Cowper.
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&hand_; Although with certain words magic is used more than magical, -- as, magic circle, magic square, magic wand, -- we may in general say magic or magical; as, a magic or magical effect; a magic or magical influence, etc. But when the adjective is predicative, magical, and not magic, is used; as, the effect was magical.
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Magic circle, a series of concentric circles containing the numbers 12 to 75 in eight radii, and having somewhat similar properties to the magic square. -- Magic humming bird (Zool.), a Mexican humming bird (Iache magica) , having white downy thing tufts. -- Magic lantern. See Lantern. -- Magic square, numbers so disposed in parallel and equal rows in the form of a square, that each row, taken vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, shall give the same sum, the same product, or an harmonical series, according as the numbers taken are in arithmetical, geometrical, or harmonical progression. -- Magic wand, a wand used by a magician in performing feats of magic.
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Magically
Mag"ic*al*ly (?), adv. In a magical manner; by magic, or as if by magic.
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magic bullet
magic bullet n. [From the notion of a bullet that will kill only the bacterium or disease it is intended for.] A drug or therapy or preventive that cures or prevents a disease, with only minimal side effects; as, there is no magic bullet against cancer.
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Magician
Ma*gi"cian (?), n. [F. magicien. See Magic, n.] 1. One skilled in magic; one who practices the black art; an enchanter; a necromancer; a sorcerer or sorceress; a conjurer.
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2. An entertainer who produces seemingly magical effects by clever illusions; most magicians admit that the craft is mere illusion, rather than a true supernatural art.
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magic lantern
magic lantern n. An early form of slide projector.
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magic spell
magic spell n. A verbal formula considered to have magical force.
Syn. -- spell, incantation.
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magic trick
magic trick n. An feat of illusion performed by an illusionist, which appears magical to naive observers.
Syn. -- conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, illusion, deception.
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Magilph
Magilp
{ Ma*gilp" (?), Ma*gilph" (?), } n. (Paint.) See Megilp.
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Maginot line
Maginot line prop. n. A line of fortifications built before World War II to protect France's eastern border.
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Magister
Ma*gis"ter (?), n. [L. See Master.] Master; sir; -- a title of the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority, or to one having a license from a university to teach philosophy and the liberal arts.
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Magisterial
Mag`is*te"ri*al (?), a. [L. magisterius magisterial. See Master.] 1. Of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority; having the manner of a magister; official; commanding; authoritative. Hence: Overbearing; dictatorial; dogmatic.
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When magisterial duties from his home
Her father called.
Glover.
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We are not magisterial in opinions, nor, dictator-like, obtrude our notions on any man. Sir T. Browne.
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Pretenses go a great way with men that take fair words and magisterial looks for current payment. L'Estrange.
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2. (Alchem. & Old Chem.) Pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery. See Magistery, 2.
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Syn. -- Authoritative; stately; august; pompous; dignified; lofty; commanding; imperious; lordly; proud; haughty; domineering; despotic; dogmatical; arrogant. -- Magisterial, Dogmatical, Arrogant. One who is magisterial assumes the air of a master toward his pupils; one who is dogmatical lays down his positions in a tone of authority or dictation; one who is arrogant insults others by an undue assumption of superiority. Those who have long been teachers sometimes acquire, unconsciously, a manner which borders too much on the magisterial, and may be unjustly construed as dogmatical, or even arrogant.
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Magisteriality
Mag`is*te`ri*al"i*ty (?), n. Magisterialness; authoritativeness. [R.] Fuller.
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Magisterially
Mag`is*te"ri*al*ly (?), adv. In a magisterial manner.
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Magisterialness
Mag`is*te"ri*al*ness, n. The quality or state of being magisterial.
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Magistery
Mag"is*ter*y (?), n. [L. magisterium the office of a chief, president, director, tutor. See Magistrate.] 1. Mastery; powerful medical influence; renowned efficacy; a sovereign remedy. [Obs.] Holland.
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2. A magisterial injunction. [R.] Brougham.
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3. (Chem.) A precipitate; a fine substance deposited by precipitation; -- applied in old chemistry to certain white precipitates from metallic solutions; as, magistery of bismuth. Ure.
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Magistracy
Mag"is*tra*cy (?), n.; pl. Magistracies (#). [From Magistrate.] 1. The office or dignity of a magistrate. Blackstone.
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2. The collective body of magistrates.
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Magistral
Mag"is*tral (?), a. [L. magistralis: cf. F. magistral. See Magistrate.] 1. Pertaining to a master; magisterial; authoritative; dogmatic.
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2. Commanded or prescribed by a magister, esp. by a doctor; hence, effectual; sovereign; as, a magistral sirup. “Some magistral opiate.” Bacon.
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3. (Pharmacy) Formulated extemporaneously, or for a special case; -- opposed to officinal, and said of prescriptions and medicines. Dunglison.
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Magistral line (Fort.), the guiding line, or outline, by which the form of the work is determined. It is usually the crest line of the parapet in fieldworks, or the top line of the escarp in permanent fortifications.
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Magistral
Mag"is*tral, n. 1. (Med.) A sovereign medicine or remedy. [Obs.] Burton.
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2. (Fort.) A magistral line.
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3. (Metal.) Powdered copper pyrites used in the amalgamation of ores of silver, as at the Spanish mines of Mexico and South America.
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Magistrality
Mag`is*tral"i*ty (?), n.; pl. -ties (&unr_;). Magisterialness; arbitrary dogmatism. Bacon.
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Magistrally
Mag"is*tral*ly (?), adv. In a magistral manner. Abp. Bramhall.
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Magistrate
Mag"is*trate (?), n. [L. magistratus, fr. magister master: cf. F. magistrat. See Master.] A person clothed with power as a public civil officer; a public civil officer invested with the executive government, or some branch of it. “All Christian rulers and magistrates.” Book of Com. Prayer.
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Of magistrates some also are supreme, in whom the sovereign power of the state resides; others are subordinate. Blackstone.
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Magistratical
Magistratic
{ Mag`is*trat"ic (?), Mag`is*trat"ic*al (?), } a. Of, pertaining to, or proceeding from, a magistrate; having the authority of a magistrate. Jer. Taylor.
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Magistrature
Mag"is*tra`ture (?), n. [Cf. F. magistrature.] Magistracy. [Obs.]
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Magma
Mag"ma (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. &unr_;, fr. &unr_; to squeeze, knead.] 1. Any crude mixture of mineral or organic matters in the state of a thin paste. Ure.
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2. (Med.) (a) A thick residuum obtained from certain substances after the fluid parts are expressed from them; the grounds which remain after treating a substance with any menstruum, as water or alcohol. (b) A salve or confection of thick consistency. Dunglison.
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3. (Geol.) (a) The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc. (b) The glassy base of an eruptive rock.
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4. (Chem.) The amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass, as distinguished from well-defined crystals; as, the magma of porphyry.
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Magna Charta
Magna Carta
Mag"na Car"ta, Mag"na Char"ta (?). [L., great charter.] 1. The great Charter, so called, obtained by the English barons from King John, A. D. 1215. This name is also given to the charter granted to the people of England in the ninth year of Henry III., and confirmed by Edward I.
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2. Hence, a fundamental constitution which guaranties rights and privileges.
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Magnality
Mag*nal"i*ty (?), n. [L. magnalis mighty, fr. magnus great.] A great act or event; a great attainment. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
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Magna Mater
Magna Mater prop. n. A great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; the counterpart of the Greek Rhea and the Roman Ops.
Syn. -- Cybele, Dindymene, Great Mother, Mater Turrita.
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Magnanimity
Mag`na*nim"i*ty (?), n. [F. magnanimité, L. magnanimitas.] The quality of being magnanimous; greatness of mind; elevation or dignity of soul; that quality or combination of qualities, in character, which enables one to encounter danger and trouble with tranquility and firmness, to disdain injustice, meanness and revenge, and to act and sacrifice for noble objects.
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Magnanimous
Mag*nan"i*mous (?), a.[L. magnanimus; magnus great + animus mind. See Magnate, and Animus.] 1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty and courageous spirit; as, a magnanimous character; a magnanimous conqueror.
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Be magnanimous in the enterprise. Shak.
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To give a kingdom hath been thought
Greater and nobler done, and to lay down
Far more magnanimous than to assume.
Milton.
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2. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish.
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Both strived for death; magnanimous debate. Stirling.
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There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity. Washington.
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Magnanimously
Mag*nan"i*mous*ly, adv. In a magnanimous manner; with greatness of mind.
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Magnase black
Mag"nase black` (?). (Paint.) A black pigment which dries rapidly when mixed with oil, and is of intense body. Fairholt.
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Magnate
Mag"nate (?), [F. magnat, L. (pl.) magnates, magnati, fr. magnus great. See Master.] 1. A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere; -- used mostly of prominent business executives; as, an industrial magnate. Macaulay.
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2. One of the nobility, or certain high officers of state belonging to the noble estate in the national representation of Hungary, and formerly of Poland.
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Magnes
Mag"nes (?), n. [L.] Magnet. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Magnesia
Mag*ne"si*a (?; 277), n. [L. Magnesia, fem. of Magnesius of the country Magnesia, Gr. h` Magnhsi`a li`qos a magnet. Cf. Magnet.] (Chem.) A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide (MgO), and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See Magnesium.
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Magnesia alba [L.] (Med. Chem.), a bulky white amorphous substance, consisting of a hydrous basic carbonate of magnesium, and used as a mild cathartic.
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Magnesian
Mag*ne"sian (?), a. Pertaining to, characterized by, or containing, magnesia or magnesium.
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Magnesian limestone. (Min.) See Dolomite.
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Magnesic
Mag*ne"sic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, magnesium; as, magnesic oxide.
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Magnesite
Mag"ne*site (?), n. [Cf. F. magnésite.] (Min.) Native magnesium carbonate occurring in white compact or granular masses, and also in rhombohedral crystals.
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Magnesium
Mag*ne"si*um (?), n. [NL. & F. See Magnesia.] (Chem.) A light silver-white metallic element of atomic number 12, malleable and ductile, quite permanent in dry air but tarnishing in moist air. It burns, forming (the oxide) magnesia, with the production of a blinding light (the so-called magnesium light) which is used in signaling, in pyrotechny, or in photography where a strong actinic illuminant is required. Its compounds occur abundantly, as in dolomite, talc, meerschaum, etc. Symbol Mg. Atomic weight, 24.305. Specific gravity, 1.75.
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Magnesium sulphate. (Chem.) Same as Epsom salts.
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magnesium hydroxide
magnesium hydroxide n. (Chem.) A slightly alkaline chemical substance, Mg(OH)2, the active principle in the antacid milk of magnesia, also used as a laxative.
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magnesium oxide
magnesium oxide n. (Chem.) Magnesia.
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Magnet
Mag"net (măg"n&ebreve_;t), n. [OE. magnete, OF. magnete, L. magnes, -etis, Gr. Magnh^tis li`qos a magnet, metal that looked like silver, prop., Magnesian stone, fr. Gr. Magnhsi`a, a country in Thessaly. Cf. Magnesia, Manganese.] 1. The loadstone; a species of iron ore (the ferrosoferric or magnetic ore, Fe3O4) which has the property of attracting iron and some of its ores, and, when freely suspended, of pointing to the poles; -- called also natural magnet.
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Dinocrates began to make the arched roof of the temple of Arsinoë all of magnet, or this loadstone. Holland.
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Two magnets, heaven and earth, allure to bliss,
The larger loadstone that, the nearer this.
Dryden.
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2. (Physics) A bar or mass of steel or iron to which the peculiar properties of the loadstone have been imparted; -- called, in distinction from the loadstone, an artificial magnet.
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&hand_; An artificial magnet, produced by the action of an electrical current, is called an electro-magnet.
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Field magnet (Physics & Elec.), a magnet used for producing and maintaining a magnetic field; -- used especially of the stationary or exciting magnet of a dynamo or electromotor in distinction from that of the moving portion or armature.
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Magnetical
Magnetic
{ Mag*net"ic (?), Mag*net"ic*al (?), } a. [L. magneticus: cf. F. magnétique.] 1. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle.
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2. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian.
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3. Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism; as, the magnetic metals.
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4. Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment.
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She that had all magnetic force alone. Donne.
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5. Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; hypnotic; as, a magnetic sleep. See Magnetism. [Archaic]
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Magnetic amplitude, attraction, dip, induction, etc. See under Amplitude, Attraction, etc. -- Magnetic battery, a combination of bar or horseshoe magnets with the like poles adjacent, so as to act together with great power. -- Magnetic compensator, a contrivance connected with a ship's compass for compensating or neutralizing the effect of the iron of the ship upon the needle. -- Magnetic curves, curves indicating lines of magnetic force, as in the arrangement of iron filings between the poles of a powerful magnet. -- Magnetic elements. (a) (Chem. Physics) Those elements, as iron, nickel, cobalt, chromium, manganese, etc., which are capable or becoming magnetic. (b) (Physics) In respect to terrestrial magnetism, the declination, inclination, and intensity. (c) See under Element. -- Magnetic fluid, the hypothetical fluid whose existence was formerly assumed in the explanations of the phenomena of magnetism; -- no longer considered a meaningful concept. -- Magnetic iron, or Magnetic iron ore. (Min.) Same as Magnetite. -- Magnetic needle, a slender bar of steel, magnetized and suspended at its center on a sharp-pointed pivot, or by a delicate fiber, so that it may take freely the direction of the magnetic meridian. It constitutes the essential part of a compass, such as the mariner's and the surveyor's. -- Magnetic poles, the two points in the opposite polar regions of the earth at which the direction of the dipping needle is vertical. -- Magnetic pyrites. See Pyrrhotite. -- Magnetic storm (Terrestrial Physics), a disturbance of the earth's magnetic force characterized by great and sudden changes. -- magnetic tape (Electronics), a ribbon of plastic material to which is affixed a thin layer of powder of a material which can be magnetized, such as ferrite. Such tapes are used in various electronic devices to record fluctuating voltages, which can be used to represent sounds, images, or binary data. Devices such as audio casette recorders, videocasette recorders, and computer data storage devices use magnetic tape as an inexpensive medium to store data. Different magnetically susceptible materials are used in such tapes. -- Magnetic telegraph, a telegraph acting by means of a magnet. See Telegraph.
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Magnetic
Mag*net"ic (?), n. 1. A magnet. [Obs.]
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As the magnetic hardest iron draws. Milton.
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2. Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive, by any means, the properties of the loadstone, and which then, when suspended, fixes itself in the direction of a magnetic meridian.
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Magnetically
Mag*net"ic*al*ly, adv. By or as by, magnetism.
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Magneticalness
Mag*net"ic*al*ness, n. Quality of being magnetic.
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magnetic bottle
magnetic bottle n. (Physics) Any configuration of magnetic fields used to contain a plasma during controlled thermonuclear reactions.
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magnetic compass
magnetic compass n. An device using a magnet (such as a magnetic needle) to indicate the direction of magnetic north.
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magnetic declination
magnetic declination n. The angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north; called also magnetic variation.
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magnetic dip
magnetic dip n. The angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.
Syn. -- dip, angle of dip, magnetic inclination, inclination.
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magnetic dipole
magnetic dipole n. A dipole with opposing magnetic poles.
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magnetic dipole moment
magnetic dipole moment n. A physical quantity associated with the magnetic field of a dundamental particle; as, An orbiting electron in an atom will have a magnetic dipole moment.
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magnetic disk
magnetic disc
magnetic disc, magnetic disk n. A ditical memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored; a hard disk, floppy disk, and diskette are typically magnetic disks.
Syn. -- disk, disc.
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magnetic equator
magnetic equator n. An imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip, the dipping needle being horizontal; called also aclinic line.
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magnetic field
magnetic field n. (Physics) The space around a magnet through which it exerts magnetic force; a field of force surrounding a permanent magnet, electrical current, or a moving charged particle; called also magnetic flux and field of magnetic force.
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magnetic field strength
magnetic field strength n. The amount of magnetic flux in a unit area perpendicular to the direction of magnetic flow.
Syn. -- magnetic intensity, magnetic induction, magnetic flux density.
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magnetic flux
magnetic flux n. 1. A measure of the strength of a magnetic field over a given area.
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2. Same as magnetic field.
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magnetic flux density
magnetic flux density n. The amount of magnetic flux in a unit area perpendicular to the direction of magnetic flow.
Syn. -- magnetic field strength, magnetic intensity, magnetic induction.
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magnetic force
magnetic force n. The force caused by a magnetic field, a force which affects objects having a magnetic field and objects in which a magnetic field can be induced, such as ferromagnetic substances; a magnetic force manifests itself as an attraction for iron. It is associated with electric currents and moving charged paticles as well as permanent magnets.
Syn. -- magnetism, magnetic attraction.
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magnetic head
magnetic head n. (Electronics) An electromagnet (as on a tape recorder) that converts electrical variations into magnetic variations that can be stored on a magnetizable surface and later retrieved.
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Magnetician
Mag`ne*ti"cian (?), n. One versed in the science of magnetism; a magnetist.
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magnetic inclination
magnetic inclination n. Same as magnetic dip.
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magnetic induction
magnetic induction n. 1. The process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently).
Syn. -- magnetization, magnetisation.
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2. Same as magnetic field strength.
Syn. -- magnetic intensity, magnetic flux density.
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magnetic intensity
magnetic intensity (Physics), n. Same as magnetic field strength.
Syn. -- magnetic flux density.
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magnetic iron-ore
magnetic iron-ore n. Magnetite.
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magnetic levitation
magnetic levitation n. The process of supporting an object, such as a vehicle, with a magnetic field so that it does not contact the object supporting it; it is a method used for eliminating friction in moving vehicles, and is used, e.g. in high-speed rail technology where a train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction.
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magnetic line of force
magnetic line of force (Physics), n. A line of force in a magnetic field.
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magnetic meridian
magnetic meridian (Physics), n. An imaginary line passing through both magnetic poles of the earth.
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magnetic mine
magnetic mine n. (Mil.) A marine mine that is detonated by a mechanism that detects the nearness of magnetic material (as the steel hull of a ship). A magnetic counter mine may allow the passagw of several ships before detonating.
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magnetic moment
magnetic moment n. The torque exerted on a magnet or dipole when it is placed in a magnetic field.
Syn. -- moment of a magnet.
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magnetic monopole
magnetic monopole (Physics), a hypothetical subatomic particle having only one type of magnetic charge, the magnetic analogue of an electrically charged particle; it has only one magnetic pole instead of the two observed in all common magnetic object; -- it was still not observed as of 1998.
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magnetic needle
magnetic needle n. A slender magnet suspended in a magnetic compass on a low-friction mounting; used to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic pole.
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magnetic north
magnetic north n. The direction in which the north-pointing end of a compass needle points; at low latitudes it is close to geographic (true) north, but deviates substantially from true north as one nears the north pole.
Syn. -- north, compass north.
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Magneticness
Mag*net"ic*ness, n. Magneticalness. [Obs.]
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magnetic pole
magnetic pole n. 1. Either of two points where the lines of force of the earth's magnetic field are vertical.
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2. One of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetic field is strongest.
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magnetic recorder
magnetic recorder n. A device for making records (of sound, data, etc.) on magnetic media such as magnetic tape or wire.
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magnetic resonance
magnetic resonance n. (Physics) A phenomenon resulting from quantization in the magnetic field of electrons or atoms or molecules or nuclei exposed to an external magnetic field, by which a narrow frequency band of radio waves may be absorbed and re-emitted by the object.
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magnetic resonance imaging
mag*net"ic res"on*ance im"ag*ing n. (Medicine) a medical diagnostic procedure utilizing the phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance to generate images of internal parts of the body. It depends on the differential absorption of electromagnetic radiation by different types of living tissue in a magnetic field. It is complementary to X-ray imaging in that the softer tissue show more prominently in magnetic resonance images, rather than bone, as with X-rays. It is a non-invasive procedure, allowing such images to be obtained without penetration of the tissue by objects. It is abbreviated MRI. As with computerized tomography, the results are usually presented as images of sequential planar sections of that part of the body of concern to the physician.
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Magnetics
Mag*net"ics (?), n. The science of magnetism.
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magnetic storm
magnetic storm n. A sudden disturbance of the earth's magnetic field; caused by emission of particles from the sun.
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magnetic tape
magnetic tape n. A long thin plastic ribbon coated with iron oxide or other ferromagnetic material, used to record audio or video signals digital data in the form of small magnetized regions on the tape; it is a common digital data storage medium for computer information.
Syn. -- mag tape, tape.
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magnetic variation
magnetic variation n. Same as magnetic declination.
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Magnetiferous
Mag`net*if"er*ous (?), a. [L. magnes, -etis + -ferous.] Producing or conducting magnetism.
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Magnetism
Mag"net*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. magnétisme.] The property, quality, or state, of being magnetic; the manifestation of the force in nature which is seen in a magnet. At one time it was believed to be separate from the electrical force, but it is now known to be intimately associated with electricity, as part of the phenomenon of electromagnetism.
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2. The science which treats of magnetic phenomena.
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3. Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections. “By the magnetism of interest our affections are irresistibly attracted.” Glanvill.
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Animal magnetism, Same as hypnotism, at one time believe to be due to a force more or less analogous to magnetism, which, it was alleged, is produced in animal tissues, and passes from one body to another with or without actual contact. The existence of such a force, and its potentiality for the cure of disease, were asserted by Mesmer in 1775. His theories and methods were afterwards called mesmerism, a name which has been popularly applied to theories and claims not put forward by Mesmer himself. See Mesmerism, Biology, Od, Hypnotism. -- Terrestrial magnetism, the magnetic force exerted by the earth, and recognized by its effect upon magnetized needles and bars.
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Magnetist
Mag"net*ist, n. One versed in magnetism.
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Magnetite
Mag"net*ite (?), n. (Min.) An oxide of iron (Fe3O4) occurring in isometric crystals, also massive, of a black color and metallic luster. It is readily attracted by a magnet and sometimes possesses polarity, being then called loadstone. It is an important iron ore. Called also magnetic iron.
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Magnetizable
Mag"net*i`za*ble (?), a. Capable of being magnetized.
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Magnetization
Mag`net*i*za"tion (?), n. The act of magnetizing, or the state of being magnetized.
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Magnetize
Mag"net*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Magnetized (?); prep. & adv. Magnetizing (?).] [Cf. F. magnétiser.] 1. To communicate magnetic properties to; to make magnetic; as, to magnetize a needle.
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2. To attract as a magnet attracts, or like a magnet; to move; to influence.
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Fascinated, magnetized, as it were, by his character. Motley.
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3. To bring under the influence of animal magnetism.
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Magnetizee
Mag`net*i*zee" (?), n. A person subjected to the influence of animal magnetism. [R.]
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Magnetizer
Mag"net*i`zer (?), n. One who, or that which, imparts magnetism.
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magneto
mag*ne"to (măg*nē"t&ouptack_;), n. A small electric generator with an armature rotating in a magnetic field, having a secondary winding that generates a high voltage, such as one used to generate a voltage sufficient to cause a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in an internal-combustion engine.
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Magneto-
Mag"net*o- (?), pref. [See Magnet.] A prefix meaning pertaining to, produced by, or in some way connected with, magnetism.
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Magneto-electrical
Magneto-electric
{ Mag`net*o-e*lec"tric (?), Mag`net*o-e*lec"tric*al (?), } a. (Physics) Pertaining to, or characterized by, electricity by the action of magnets; as, magneto-electric induction.
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Magneto-electric machine, a form of dynamo-electric machine in which the field is maintained by permanent steel magnets instead of electro-magnets.
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Magneto-electricity
Mag`net*o-e`lec*tric"i*ty (?), n. 1. Electricity evolved by the action of magnets.
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2. (Physics) That branch of science which treats of the development of electricity by the action of magnets; -- the counterpart of electro-magnetism.
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Magnetograph
Mag*net"o*graph (?), n. [Magneto- + -graph.] (Physics) An automatic instrument for registering, by photography or otherwise, the states and variations of any of the terrestrial magnetic elements.
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magnetohydrodynamics
mag*net"o*hy`dro*dy*nam"ics (?), n. The study of the interaction of magnetic fields with electrically conductive fluids, such as a plasma or a molten metal.
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Magnetometer
Mag`net*om"e*ter (?), n. [Magneto- + -meter: cf. F. magnétomètre.] (Physics) An instrument for measuring the intensity of magnetic forces; also, less frequently, an instrument for determining any of the terrestrial magnetic elements, as the dip and declination.
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Magnetometric
Mag`net*o*met"ric (?), a. Pertaining to, or employed in, the measurement of magnetic forces; obtained by means of a magnetometer; as, magnetometric instruments; magnetometric measurements.
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Magnetomotive
Mag`net*o*mo"tive (?), a. [Magneto- + motive, a.] (Elec.) Pertaining to, or designating, a force producing magnetic flux, analogous to electromotive force, and equal to the magnetic flux multiplied by the magnetic reluctance.
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magnetomotive force
magnetomotive force n. The force that produces magnetic flux.
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Magnetomotor
Mag`net*o*mo"tor (?), n. A voltaic series of two or more large plates, producing a great quantity of electricity of low tension, and hence adapted to the exhibition of electro-magnetic phenomena. [R.]
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magneton
mag"net*on (?), n. A unit of magnetic moment for a subatomic particle, atom, or molecule.
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magnetosphere
mag*net"o*sphere (?), n. the magnetic field of a planet; the volume around the planet in which charged particles are subject more to the planet's magnetic field than to the solar magnetic field.
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Magnetotherapy
Mag`net*o*ther"a*py (?), n. (Med.) The treatment of disease by the application of magnets to the surface of the body.
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magnetron
mag"ne*tron (?), n. a diode vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons from a central cathode to a cylindrical anode is controlled by crossed magnetic and electric fields; used mainly in microwave oscillators.
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Magnifiable
Mag"ni*fi`a*ble, a. [From Magnify.] Such as can be magnified, or extolled.
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Magnifical
Magnific
{ Mag*nif"ic (?), Mag*nif"ic*al (?), } a. [L. magnificus; magnus great + facere to make: cf. F. magnifique. See Magnitude, Fact. and cf. Magnificent.] Grand; splendid; illustrious; magnificent. [Obs.] 1 Chron. xxii. 5. “Thy magnific deeds.” Milton. -- Mag*nif"ic*al*ly, adv. [Obs.]
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Magnificat
Mag*nif"i*cat (?), n. [L., it magnifies.] The song of the Virgin Mary, Luke i. 46; -- so called because it commences with this word in the Vulgate.
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Magnificate
Mag*nif"i*cate (?), v. t. [L. magnificatus, p. p. of magnificare.] To magnify or extol. [Obs.] Marston.
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Magnification
Mag`ni*fi*ca"tion (?), n. The act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration. [R.]
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Magnificence
Mag*nif"i*cence (?), n. [F. magnificence, L. magnificentia. See Magnific.] The act of doing what is magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent. Acts xix. 27. “Then cometh magnificence.” Chaucer.
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And, for the heaven's wide circuit, let it speak
The Maker's high magnificence, who built
so spacious.
Milton.
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The noblest monuments of Roman magnificence. Eustace.
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Magnificent
Mag*nif"i*cent (?), a. [See Magnificence.] 1. Doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence.
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A prince is never so magnificent
As when he's sparing to enrich a few
With the injuries of many.
Massinger.
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2. Grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid; pompous.
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When Rome's exalted beauties I descry
Magnificent in piles of ruin lie.
Addison.
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Syn. -- Glorious; majestic; sublime. See Grand.
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Magnificently
Mag*nif"i*cent*ly, adv. In a Magnificent manner.
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Magnifico
Mag*nif"i*co (?), n.; pl. Magnificoes (#). [It. See Magnific.] 1. A grandee or nobleman of Venice; -- so called in courtesy. Shak.
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2. A rector of a German university.
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magnified
magnified adj. enlarged to an abnormal degree.
Syn. -- exaggerated, enlarged.
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Magnifier
Mag"ni*fi`er (?), n. One who, or that which, magnifies.
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Magnify
Mag"ni*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Magnified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Magnifying (?).] [OE. magnifien, F. magnifier, L. magnificare. See Magnific.] 1. To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact or in appearance; as, the microscope magnifies the object by a thousand diameters.
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The least error in a small quantity . . . will in a great one . . . be proportionately magnified. Grew.
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2. To increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or respect in which one is held.
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On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel. Joshua iv. 14.
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3. To praise highly; to laud; to extol. [Archaic]
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O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Ps. xxxiv. 3.
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4. To exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty.
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To magnify one's self (Script.), to exhibit pride and haughtiness; to boast. -- To magnify one's self against (Script.), to oppose with pride.
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Magnify
Mag"ni*fy, v. i. 1. To have the power of causing objects to appear larger than they really are; to increase the apparent dimensions of objects; as, some lenses magnify but little.
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2. To have effect; to be of importance or significance. [Cant & Obs.] Spectator.
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magnifying glass
magnifying glass n. A single convex lens which magnifies the apparent dimensions of objects seen through it, and is used to produce an enlarged image.
Syn. -- hand glass.
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Magniloquence
Mag*nil"o*quence (?), n. [L. magniloquentia.] The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence.
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Magniloquent
Mag*nil"o*quent (?), a. [L. magnus great + loquens, -entis, p. pr. of loqui to speak. See Magnitude, Loquacious.] Speaking pompously; using swelling discourse; bombastic; tumid in style; grandiloquent. -- Mag*nil"o*quent*ly, adv.
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Magniloquous
Mag*nil"o*quous (?), a. [L. magniloquus.] Magniloquent. [Obs.]
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Magnitude
Mag"ni*tude (?), n. [L. magnitudo, from magnus great. See Master, and cf. Maxim.] 1. Extent of dimensions; size; -- applied to things that have length, breadth, and thickness.
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Conceive those particles of bodies to be so disposed amongst themselves, that the intervals of empty spaces between them may be equal in magnitude to them all. Sir I. Newton.
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2. (Geom.) That which has one or more of the three dimensions, length, breadth, and thickness.
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3. Anything of which greater or less can be predicated, as time, weight, force, and the like.
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4. Greatness; grandeur. “With plain, heroic magnitude of mind.” Milton.
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5. Greatness, in reference to influence or effect; importance; as, an affair of magnitude.
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The magnitude of his designs. Bp. Horsley.
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6. (Astron.) See magnitude of a star, below.
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Apparent magnitude 1. (Opt.), the angular breadth of an object viewed as measured by the angle which it subtends at the eye of the observer; -- called also apparent diameter. 2. (Astron.) Same as magnitude of a star, below. -- Magnitude of a star (Astron.), the rank of a star with respect to brightness. About twenty very bright stars are said to be of first magnitude, the stars of the sixth magnitude being just visible to the naked eye; called also visual magnitude, apparent magnitude, and simply magnitude. Stars observable only in the telescope are classified down to below the twelfth magnitude. The difference in actual brightness between magnitudes is now specified as a factor of 2.512, i.e. the difference in brightness is 100 for stars differing by five magnitudes.
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Magnolia
Mag*no"li*a (?), n. [NL. Named after Pierre Magnol, professor of botany at Montpellier, France, in the 17th century.] (Bot.) A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers.
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&hand_; Magnolia grandiflora has coriaceous shining leaves and very fragrant blossoms. It is common from North Carolina to Florida and Texas, and is one of the most magnificent trees of the American forest. The sweet bay (Magnolia glauca)is a small tree found sparingly as far north as Cape Ann. Other American species are Magnolia Umbrella, Magnolia macrophylla, Magnolia Fraseri, Magnolia acuminata, and Magnolia cordata. Magnolia conspicua and Magnolia purpurea are cultivated shrubs or trees from Eastern Asia. Magnolia Campbellii, of India, has rose-colored or crimson flowers.
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Magnolia warbler (Zool.), a beautiful North American wood warbler (Dendroica maculosa). The rump and under parts are bright yellow; the breast and belly are spotted with black; the under tail coverts are white; the crown is ash.
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Magnoliaceae
Magnoliaceae n. A natural family of plants, a subclass of the Magnoliidae; it includes the genera Liriodendron; Magnolia; Manglietia; and Michelia.
Syn. -- family Magnoliaceae, magnolia family.
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Magnoliaceous
Mag*no`li*a"ceous (?), a. (Bot.) Pertaining to a natural order (Magnoliaceae) of trees of which the magnolia, the tulip tree, and the star anise are examples.
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Magnolia State
Magnolia State prop. n. The state of Mississippi; -- a nickname.
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Magnoliidae
Magnoliidae n. a group of families of trees and shrubs and herbs having well-developed perianths and apocarpous ovaries and generally regarded as the most primitive extant flowering plants; contains 36 families including Magnoliaceae and Ranunculaceae; sometimes classified as a superorder.
Syn. -- subclass Magnoliidae, ranalian complex.
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Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta n. A class of flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta).
Syn. -- Angiospermae, class Angiospermae, division Magnoliophyta, Anthophyta, division Anthophyta.
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magnoliopsid
magnoliopsid n. A flowering plant.
Syn. -- dicot, dicotyledon.
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Magnoliopsida
Magnoliopsida n. A class of seed plants that produce an embryo with two cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae.
Syn. -- Dicotyledones, class Dicotyledones, Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledonae, class Magnoliopsida.
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Magnum
Mag"num (măg"nŭm), n. [Neut. sing. of L. magnus great.] 1. A large wine bottle.
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They passed the magnum to one another freely. Sir W. Scott.
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2. (Anat.) A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone.
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3. A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses; as, he always carried a .44 magnum.
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magnum
mag"num (măg"nŭm), a. 1. (Firearms) Having a larger charge than usual for a cartridge of the same caliber; -- of cartridges for handgun; as, a .44 magnum cartridge.
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2. (Firearms) Designed to use a cartridge with a larger charge than usual for handguns of the same caliber; -- of handguns; as, a .44 magnum pistol.
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magnum opus
mag"num o"pus (măg"nŭm ō"pŭs), n. 1. A great work of art or literature.
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2. The greatest work or achievement of a particular artist, writer, or other individual.
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Inspired by this milieu, [Max Stirner] wrote his magnum opus The Ego and Its Own, which was published in November 1844. Svein Nyberg (The Small Max Stirner Web Page, 1988 [http://www.math.uio.no/~solan/stirner/stirner.html])
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magnus hitch
magnus hitch n. A rolling hitch similar to a clove hitch.
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mag tape
mag tape n. Same as magnetic tape.
Syn. -- magnetic tape, tape.
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Magot
Mag"ot (?), n. [F.] (Zool.) The Barbary ape.
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Magot-pie
Mag"ot-pie` (?), n. A magpie. [Obs.] Shak.
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Magpie
Mag"pie (?), n. [OE. & Prov. E. magot pie, maggoty pie, fr. Mag, Maggot, equiv. to Margaret, and fr. F. Marquerite, and common name of the magpie. Marguerite is fr. L. margarita pearl, Gr. &unr_;, prob. of Eastern origin. See Pie magpie, and cf. the analogous names Tomtit, and Jackdaw.] (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of the genus Pica and related genera, allied to the jays, but having a long graduated tail.
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2. Any one of several black-and-white birds, such as Gymnorhina tibicen, not belonging to the genus Pica.
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&hand_; The common European magpie (Pica pica, or Pica caudata) is a black and white noisy and mischievous bird. It can be taught to speak. The American magpie (Pica Hudsonica) is very similar. The yellow-belled magpie (Pica Nuttalli) inhabits California. The blue magpie (Cyanopolius Cooki) inhabits Spain. Other allied species are found in Asia. The Tasmanian and Australian magpies are crow shrikes, as the white magpie (Gymnorhina organicum), the black magpie (Strepera fuliginosa), and the Australian magpie (Cracticus picatus).
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3. A talkative person; a chatterbox.
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Magpie lark (Zool.), a common Australian bird (Grallina picata), conspicuously marked with black and white; -- called also little magpie. -- Magpie moth (Zool.), a black and white European geometrid moth (Abraxas grossulariata); the harlequin moth. Its larva feeds on currant and gooseberry bushes.
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Maguari
Ma`gua*ri" (?), n. [From native name: cf. Pg. magoari.] (Zool.) A South American stork (Euxenara maguari), having a forked tail.
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Maguey
Mag"uey (?), n. [Sp. maguey, Mexican maguei and metl.] (Bot.) Any of several species of Agave, such as the century plant (Agave Americana), a plant requiring many years to come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and the Agave atrovirens, a Mexican plant used especially for making pulque, the source of the colorless Mexican liquor mescal; and the cantala (Agave cantala), a Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine. See Agave.
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2. A hard fibre used in making coarse twine, derived from the Philippine Agave cantala (Agave cantala); also called cantala.
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magus
magus n. 1. a magician or sorcerer of ancient times.
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2. a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians.
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Magyar
Mag"yar (măg"yär; Hung. m&obreve_;d"y&obreve_;r), prop. n. [Hung.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of the dominant people of Hungary, allied to the Finns; a Hungarian.
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2. The language of the Magyars.
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Magyar
Mag"yar (?), prop. a. Of or pertaining to the Magyars or their language; Hungarian.
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Maha
Ma"ha (?), n. (Zool.) A kind of baboon; the wanderoo.
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Maha
Ma"ha (?), prop. n. (Ethnol.) A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in Northeastern Nebraska; called also Omaha.
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Mahabharatam
Mahabarata
{ ‖Ma*ha*ba"ra*ta (?), ‖Ma*ha*bha"ra*tam (?), } n. [Skr. mahābhārata.] (Hinduism) A celebrated sacred epic poem of the Hindus, written in Sanskrit. It is of great length, and is chiefly devoted to a history, in many episodes, of a civil war between two dynasties of ancient India.
Syn. -- Mahabharatam, Mahabharatum.
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Mahaled
Ma*ha"led (?), n.[Ar. mahled.] (Bot.) A cherry tree (Prunus Mahaleb) of Southern Europe. The wood is prized by cabinetmakers, the twigs are used for pipe stems, the flowers and leaves yield a perfume, and from the fruit a violet dye and a fermented liquor (like kirschwasser) are prepared.
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maharajah
maharaja
maharaja, ma*ha*ra"jah (?), n. [Skr. mahārāja; mahat great + rāja king.] A sovereign prince in India; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja; -- a title given also to other persons of high rank.
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maharani
maharani n. A great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja. [Also spelled maharanee.]
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Maharif
Ma`ha*rif" (?), n. (Zool.) An African antelope (Hippotragus Bakeri). Its face is striped with black and white.
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Maharmah
Ma*har"mah (?), n. A muslin wrapper for the head and the lower part of the face, worn by Turkish and Armenian women when they go abroad.
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Mahatma
Ma*hat"ma (?), n. [Skr. mahātman, lit., great-souled, wise.] (Theosophy) One of a class of sages, or “adepts,” reputed to have knowledge and powers of a higher order than those of ordinary men. The title was popularly applied to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in tribute to his wisdom, though not implying any supernatural powers; he is thus often referred to as Mahatma Ghandi or The Mahatma. He was most noted for his advocacy of non-violence in resisting oppression, and played an important role in convincing Great Britain to grant independence to India and Pakistan. -- Ma*hat"ma*ism (#), n.
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Mahatma Ghandi
Ma*hat"ma Ghandi (?), prop. n. See the note under mahatma.
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Mahayana
Mahayana n. 1. a major school of Buddhism teaching social concern and universal salvation, found in China; Japan; Tibet; Nepal; Korea; and Mongolia.
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2. one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation esp through faith alone; chiefly in China; Tibet; Japan.
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Mahayanist
Mahayanist n. an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism.
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Mahdi
Mah"di (?), n. [Ar., guide, leader.] Among Muslims, the last imam or leader of the faithful. The Sunni, the largest sect of the Muslims, believe that he is yet to appear.
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&hand_; The title has been taken by several persons in countries where Islam prevails, -- notably by Mohammad Ahmed, who overran the Egyptian Sudan, and in 1885 captured Khartum, his soldiers killing General Gordon, an Englishman, who was then the Egyptian governor of the region.
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Mahdiism
Mah"di*ism (?), n. See Mahdism.
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Mahdism
Mah"dism (?), n. Belief in the coming of the Mahdi; fanatical devotion to the cause of the Mahdi or a pretender to that title. -- Mah"dist (#), n.

Mahdism has proved the most shameful and terrible instrument of bloodshed and oppression which the modern world has ever witnessed. E. N. Bennett.
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Mahican
Mahican prop. n. Variant of Mohican. [Also spelled Mohican.]
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mahimahi
mahimahi n. 1. either of two large slender food and game fish (Coryphaena equisetis or Coryphaena hippurus) of warm waters. They are highly esteemed as food fish, especially in Hawaii. See also dolphin{2}.
Syn. -- dolphin, dolphinfish.
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2. lean-fleshed fish of warm waters, esp. Hawaii.
Syn. -- dolphinfish.
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Mah-Jongg
mahjong
mahjong, Mah-Jongg n. A Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles.
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mahl-stick
mahlstick
mahl"stick`, mahl"-stick` (?), n. [G. malerstock; maler a painter + stock stick.] A long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brush while painting. Same as Maul-stick.
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Mahoe
Ma"hoe (?), n. (Bot.) A name given to several malvaceous trees (species of Hibiscus, Ochroma, etc.), and to their strong fibrous inner bark, which is used for strings and cordage.
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Mahogany tree
Mahogany
Ma*hog"a*ny, Ma*hog"a*ny tree` (?), n. [From the South American name.] 1. (Bot.) A large tree of the genus Swietenia (Swietenia Mahogoni), found in tropical America.
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&hand_; Several other trees, with wood more or less like mahogany, are called by this name; as, African mahogany (Khaya Senegalensis), Australian mahogany (Eucalyptus marginatus), Bastard mahogany (Batonia apetala of the West Indies), Indian mahogany (Cedrela Toona of Bengal, and trees of the genera Soymida and Chukrassia), Madeira mahogany (Persea Indica), Mountain mahogany, the black or cherry birch (Betula lenta), also the several species of Cercocarpus of California and the Rocky Mountains.
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2. The wood of the Swietenia Mahogoni. It is of a reddish brown color, beautifully veined, very hard, and susceptible of a fine polish. It is used in the manufacture of furniture.
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3. A table made of mahogany wood. [Colloq.]
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To be under the mahogany, to be so drunk as to have fallen under the table. [Eng.] -- To put one's legs under some one's mahogany, to dine with him. [Slang]
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Maholi
Ma*ho"li (?), n. (Zool.) A South African lemur (Galago maholi), having very large ears. [Written also moholi.]
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Mahometan
Mahomedan
{ Ma*hom"ed*an (?), Ma*hom"et*an (?), } n. See Mohammedan.
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Mahomet
Ma*hom"et (?), prop. n. Same as Mohammed.
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Mahometanism
Ma*hom"et*an*ism (?), prop. n. See Mohammedanism and Islam. [Archaic]
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Mahometanize
Ma*hom"et*an*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mahometanized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mahometanizing (?).] To convert to Islam, the religion of Mohammed; to Mohammedanize.
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Mahometism
Ma*hom"et*ism (?), n. See Mohammedanism and Islam. [Archaic]
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Mahometist
Ma*hom"et*ist, n. A Muslim. [R.]
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Mahometry
Ma*hom"et*ry (?), n. Islam. [Obs.]
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Mahone
Ma*hone" (?), n. A large Turkish ship. Crabb.
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mahonia
ma*ho"ni*a (?), n. [Named after Bernard McMahon.] (Bot.) The Oregon grape, a species of barberry (Berberis Aquifolium), often cultivated for its hollylike foliage.
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Mahonia
Mahonia prop. n. A genus of evergreen shrubs and small trees of North and Central America and Asia.
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mahon stock
ma*hon" stock` (?). (Bot.) An annual cruciferous plant with reddish purple or white flowers (Malcolmia maritima). It is called in England Virginia stock, but the plant comes from the Mediterranean.
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Mahoohoo
Ma*hoo"hoo (?), n. (Zool.) The African white two-horned rhinoceros (Atelodus simus).
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Mahori
Ma"ho*ri (?), n. [Native name. Cf. Maori.] (Ethnol.) One of the dark race inhabiting principally the islands of Eastern Polynesia. Also used adjectively.
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Mahound
Ma`hound (?), n. A contemptuous name for Mohammed; hence, an evil spirit; a devil. [Obs.]
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Who's this, my mahound cousin ? Beau. & Fl.
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Mahout
Ma*hout" (?), n. [Hind. mahāwat, Skr. mahāmātra; mahat great + mātrā measure.] The keeper and driver of an elephant. [East Indies]
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Mahovo
Ma*ho"vo (?), n. (Mach.) A device for saving power in stopping and starting a railroad car, by means of a heavy fly wheel.
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Mahrati
Mah*rat"i (?), n. The language of the Mahrattas; the language spoken in the Deccan and Concan. [Written also Marathi.]
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Mahratta
Mah*rat"ta (?), n. [Hind. Marhatā, Marhāttā, the name of a famous Hindoo race, from the old Skr. name Mahā-rāshtra.] One of a numerous people inhabiting the southwestern part of India. Also, the language of the Mahrattas; Mahrati. It is closely allied to Sanskrit. -- a. Of or pertaining to the Mahrattas. [Written also Maratha.]
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Mahumetanism
Mahumetan
{ Ma*hu"met*an (?), Ma*hu"met*an*ism (?), n. } See Mohammedan, Muslim, Mohammedanism.
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Mahwa tree
Mah"wa tree` (?). (Bot.) An East Indian sapotaceous tree (Bassia latifolia, and also Bassia butyracea), whose timber is used for wagon wheels, and the flowers for food and in preparing an intoxicating drink. It is one of the butter trees. The oil, known as mahwa and yallah, is obtained from the kernels of the fruit.
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Maia
Ma"i*a (?), n. [From L. Maia, a goddess.] (Zool.) (a) A genus of spider crabs, including the common European species (Maia squinado). (b) A beautiful American bombycid moth (Eucronia maia).
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Maian
Ma"ian (?), n. (Zool.) Any spider crab of the genus Maia, or family Maiadae.
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Maid
Maid (?), n. [Shortened from maiden. &unr_;. See Maiden.] 1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden.
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Would I had died a maid,
And never seen thee, never borne thee son.
Shak.
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Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me. Jer. ii. 32.
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2. A man who has not had sexual intercourse. [Obs.]
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Christ was a maid and shapen as a man. Chaucer.
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3. A female servant.
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Spinning amongst her maids. Shak.
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&hand_; Maid is used either adjectively or in composition, signifying female, as in maid child, maidservant.
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4. (Zool.) The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate (Raia batis), and of the thornback (Raia clavata). [Prov. Eng.]
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Fair maid. (Zool.) See under Fair, a. -- Maid of honor, a female attendant of a queen or royal princess; -- usually of noble family, and having to perform only nominal or honorary duties. -- Old maid. See under Old.
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Maidan
Mai*dan" (?), n. [Written also midan, meidan, mydan, etc.] [Hind. & Per. maidān, fr. Ar. maidān.] In various parts of Asia, an open space, as for military exercises, or for a market place; an open grassy tract; an esplanade.

A gallop on the green maidan. M. Crawford.
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Maiden
Maid"en (mād"'n), n. [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maegð, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mädchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mögr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.] 1. An unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid.
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She employed the residue of her life to repairing of highways, building of bridges, and endowing of maidens. Carew.
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A maiden of our century, yet most meek. Tennyson.
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2. A female servant. [Obs.]
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3. An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals. Wharton.
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4. A machine for washing linen.
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Maiden
Maid"en, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence. “Amid the maiden throng.” Addison.
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Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ? Shak.
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2. Never having been married; not having had sexual intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt. “A surprising old maiden lady.” Thackeray.
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3. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.Maiden flowers.” Shak.
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Full bravely hast thou fleshed
Thy maiden sword.
Shak.
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4. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been captured, or violated. T. Warton. Macaulay.
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Maiden assize (Eng. Law), an assize which there is no criminal prosecution; an assize which is unpolluted with blood. It was usual, at such an assize, for the sheriff to present the judge with a pair of white gloves. Smart. -- Maiden name, the surname of a woman before her marriage. -- Maiden pink. (Bot.) See under Pink. -- Maiden plum (Bot.), a West Indian tree (Comocladia integrifolia) with purplish drupes. The sap of the tree is glutinous, and gives a persistent black stain. -- Maiden speech, the first speech made by a person, esp. by a new member in a public body. -- Maiden tower, the tower most capable of resisting an enemy. -- maiden voyage the first regular service voyage of a ship.
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Maiden
Maid"en, v. t. To act coyly like a maiden; -- with it as an indefinite object.
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For had I maiden'd it, as many use.
Loath for to grant, but loather to refuse.
Bp. Hall.
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Maiden grass, the smaller quaking grass. -- Maiden tree. See Ginkgo.
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maiden aunt
maiden aunt n. Literally, an aunt who has never been married. Figuratively, it is a term used as the prototype of a person who is broadly naive and not wise in worldly ways; as, he knows as much about programming as my maiden aunt.
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maiden blue-eyed mary
maiden blue-eyed mary n. A small widely branching Western wildflower (Collinsia parviflora) with tiny blue-and-white flowers; found from British Columbia to Ontaria and south to California and Colorado.
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maidenhair fern
maidenhair
maid"en*hair`, maidenhair fern (?), n. (Bot.) Any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having very slender graceful stalks and delicate palmately branched fronds, especially (Adiantum pedatum). It is common in the United States, and is sometimes used in medicine. The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as to the Venus-hair.
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maidenhair berry
maidenhair berry n. A slow-growing procumbent evergreen shrublet (Gaultheria hispidula) of Northern North America and Japan having white flowers and numerous white fleshy rough-hairy seeds.
Syn. -- creeping snowberry, moxie plum, Gaultheria hispidula.
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maidenhair fern
maidenhair fern n. See maidenhair.
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maidenhair spleenwort
maidenhair spleenwort n. A small rock-inhabiting fern (Asplenium trichomanes) of the North temperate zone and Hawaii, having pinnate fronds.
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maidenhair tree
maidenhair tree n. A deciduous dioecious gymnospermous Chinese tree (Ginkgo biloba) having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds, also called the ginkgo; it exists almost exclusively in cultivation esp. as an ornamental street tree.
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Maidenhead
Maid"en*head (?), n. [See Maidenhood.] 1. The state of being a maiden; maidenhood; virginity. Shak.
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2. The state of being unused or uncontaminated; freshness; purity. [Obs.]
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The maidenhead of their credit. Sir H. Wotton.
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3. The hymen, or virginal membrane.
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Maidenhood
Maid"en*hood (?), n. [AS. maegdenhād. See Maid, and -hood.] 1. The state of being a maid or a virgin; virginity. Shak.
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2. Newness; freshness; uncontaminated state.
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The maidenhood
Of thy fight.
Shak.
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Maidenlike
Maid"en*like` (?), a. Like a maiden; modest; coy.
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Maidenliness
Maid"en*li*ness (?), n. The quality of being maidenly; the behavior that becomes a maid; modesty; gentleness.
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Maidenly
Maid"en*ly, a. Like a maid; suiting a maid; maiden-like; gentle, modest, reserved.
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Must you be blushing ? . . .
What a maidenly man-at-arms are you become !
Shak.
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Maidenly
Maid"en*ly, adv. In a maidenlike manner.Maidenly demure.” Skelton.
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maiden over
maiden over n. (cricket) An over in which no runs are scored.
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maiden pink
maiden pink n. A low-growing loosely mat-forming Eurasian pink (Dianthus deltoides) with single crimson-eyed pale pink flowers.
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Maidenship
Maid"en*ship, n. Maidenhood. [Obs.] Fuller.
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Maidhood
Maid"hood (?), n. [AS. maegðhād. See Maid, and -hood.] Maidenhood. Shak.
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Maidmarian
Maid`ma"ri*an (?), n. [Maid + Marian, relating to Mary, or the Virgin Mary.] 1. The lady of the May games; one of the characters in a morris dance; a May queen. Afterward, a grotesque character personated in sports and buffoonery by a man in woman's clothes.
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2. A kind of dance. Sir W. Temple.
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Maidpale
Maid"pale` (?), a. Pale, like a sick girl. Shak.
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Maidservant
Maid"serv`ant (?), n. A female servant.
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Maid's hair
Maid's" hair` (?). (Bot.) The yellow bedstraw (Galium verum).
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Maieutical
Maieutic
{ Ma*ieu"tic (m&auptack_;*ū"t&ibreve_;k), Ma*ieu"tic*al (m&auptack_;*ū"t&ibreve_;*k&aitalic_;l), } a. [Gr. maieytiko`s, fr. mai^a midwife.] 1. Serving to assist childbirth. Cudworth.
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2. [Fig.] Aiding, or tending to, the definition and interpretation of thoughts or language. Payne.
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maieutic method
maieutic method n. A method of teaching by question and answer; it was used by Socrates to elicit truths from his students; -- called also the Socratic method
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Maieutics
Ma*ieu"tics (?), n. The art of giving birth (i. e., clearness and conviction) to ideas, which are conceived as struggling for birth. Payne.
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Maiger
Mai"ger (?), n. (Zool.) The meagre.
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Maigre
Mai"gre (?), a. [F. See Meager.] Belonging to a fast day or fast; as, a maigre day. Walpole.
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Maigre food (R. C. Ch.), food allowed to be eaten on fast days.
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Maihem
Mai"hem (mā"h&ebreve_;m), n. See Maim, and Mayhem.
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Maikel
Mai*kel" (mä&ibreve_;*k&auptack_;l"), n. (Zool.) A South American carnivore of the genus Conepatus, allied to the skunk, but larger, and having a longer snout. The tail is not bushy.
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Maikong
Mai*kong" (?), n. (Zool.) A South American wild dog (Canis cancrivorus); the crab-eating dog.
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Mail
Mail (māl), n. A spot. [Obs.]
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Mail
Mail, n. [F. maille, OF. also maaille, LL. medalia. See Medal.] 1. A small piece of money; especially, an English silver half-penny of the time of Henry V. [Obs.] [Written also maile, and maille.]
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2. Rent; tribute. [Obs., except in certain compounds and phrases, as blackmail, mails and duties, etc.]
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Mail and duties (Scots Law), the rents of an estate, in whatever form paid.
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Mail
Mail (māl), n. [OE. maile, maille, F. maille a ring of mail, mesh, network, a coat of mail, fr. L. macula spot, a mesh of a net. Cf. Macle, Macula, Mascle.] 1. A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor. Chaucer.
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Chain mail, Coat of mail. See under Chain, and Coat.
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2. Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering.
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3. (Naut.) A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage.
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4. (Zool.) Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc.
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We . . . strip the lobster of his scarlet mail. Gay.
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Mail
Mail, v. t. 1. To arm with mail.
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2. To pinion. [Obs.]
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Mail
Mail (māl), n. [OE. male bag, OF. male, F. malle bag, trunk, mail, OHG. malaha, malha, wallet; akin to D. maal, male; cf. Gael. & Ir. mala, Gr. molgo`s hide, skin.] 1. A bag; a wallet. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. The bag or bags with the letters, papers, or other matter contained therein, conveyed under public authority from one post office to another; the whole system of appliances used by government in the conveyance and delivery of mail matter.
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There is a mail come in to-day, with letters dated Hague. Tatler.
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3. That which comes in the mail; letters, etc., received through the post office.
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4. A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be carried. [Obs.] Sir W. Scott.
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Mail catcher, an iron rod, or other contrivance, attached to a railroad car for catching a mail bag while the train is in motion. -- Mail guard, an officer whose duty it is to guard the public mails. [Eng.] -- Mail train, a railroad train carrying the mail.
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Mail
Mail, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mailed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mailing.] To deliver into the custody of the postoffice officials, or place in a government letter box, for transmission by mail; to post; as, to mail a letter. [U. S.]
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&hand_; In the United States to mail and to post are both in common use; as, to mail or post a letter. In England post is the commoner usage.
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Mailable
Mail"a*ble (?), a. Admissible lawfully into the mail. Opposed to non-mailable. Dangerous items such as explosives, weapons, or corrosive chemicals are often classified by the postal authorities as non-mailable. [U.S.]
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mail bag
mailbag
mail"bag`, mail bag n. A bag in which mailed matter is conveyed or shipped under public authority.
Syn. -- mail pouch.
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2. A letter carrier's shoulder bag; as, in England they call a mailbag a postbag.
Syn. -- postbag.
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mail boat
mailboat
mail"boat`, mail" boat` n. 1. a boat that carries the mail.
Syn. -- mail boat, packet, packet boat.
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mailbox
mail"box` n. 1. A public box for deposit of mail, where it is later picked up by the postal authority for delivery.
Syn. -- postbox, letter box.
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2. A private box to recieve delivery of mail. The term is used both for boxes receiving mail delivered by the public postal authority, or by a private services, such as for mail to employees in large corporations.
Syn. -- letter box.
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3. (Computers) A location within a computer storage device where electronic mail is held until it is retrieved by the addressee. Creation and use of an electronic mailbox requires special software as well as a data storage device.
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mail call
mail call n. A call of the names of those persons receiving mail for the purpose of transmitting mail to them; -- a technique used in the military services to deliver mail to enlisted personnel.
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mail car
mail car n. A railway car of special design used for the transportation and sorting of mail en route to its destination, and having employees of the post office inside to perform those functions.
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mail carrier
mail carrier n. A person who delivers the mail; -- also called a letter carrier. A male mail carrier is also called a mailman.
Syn. -- postman, letter carrier, carrier, mailman.
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Mailclad
Mail"clad` (?), a. Protected by a coat of mail; clad in armor. Sir W. Scott.
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mail clerk
mail clerk n. A clerk in a post office.
Syn. -- postal clerk.
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Mailed
Mailed (?), a. (Zool.) Protected by an external coat, or covering, of scales or plates.
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Mailed
Mailed, a. [See 1st Mail.] Spotted; speckled.
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mail fraud
mail fraud n. The use of the mails to defraud someone.
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Mailing
Mail"ing (?), n. [Scot., fr. mail tribute, rent. See 2d Mail.] A farm. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
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mailing
mail"ing (?), n. 1. The act or process of sending materials through the mail.
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2. A quantity of mail, such as letters, magazines, advertising brochures, etc., sent at one time by one person or organization; as, the ads with coupons will go out in our next mailing.
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mailing address
mailing address n. The postal address where a maile can be addressed to a person or organization.
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mailing list
mailing list n. A list of names and addresses to which advertising, solicitations of money, or other materials material sent in large quantities is mailed; -- it is usually used by comercial or charitable organizations. Mailing lists are often sold by organizations to other organizations, and are frequently used for targeted mailing, i. e., mailing to groups of people who are more likely htan the general population to respond as desired to the message in the mail.
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maillot
maillot n. A woman's one-piece bathing suit.
Syn. -- tank suit.
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2. for dancers or gymnasts.
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mailman
mail"man` n. A man who delivers the mail. A male mail carrier.
Syn. -- postman, mail carrier, letter carrier, carrier.
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mail-order
mail-order buying
mail-order buying, mail-order n. The buying and selling of goods to be shipped from the vendor through the mail to the purchaser. Information about to be purchased may be found in catalogs, advertisements, on the web, etc., and purchase orders transmitted to the vendor by mail, telephone, or internet connection.
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mail pouch
mail pouch n. Same as mailbag.
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Mail-shell
Mail"-shell` (?), n. (Zool.) A chiton.
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mail slot
mail slot n. A usually horizontal slot in a door through which mail can be delivered. It often has a hinged cover to keep the opening cloised when not in use.
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mailsorter
mailsorter n. A machine that sorts mail, according to the address.
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mail train
mail train n. A railroad train that carries mail.
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Maim
Maim (mām), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maimed (māmd);p. pr. & vb. n. Maiming.] [OE. maimen, OF. mahaignier, mehaignier, meshaignier, cf. It. magagnare, LL. mahemiare, mahennare; perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. mac'haña to mutilate, māc'ha to crowd, press; or cf. OHG. mangōn to lack, perh. akin to E. mangle to lacerate. Cf. Mayhem.] 1. To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person in fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.
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By the ancient law of England he that maimed any man whereby he lost any part of his body, was sentenced to lose the like part. Blackstone.
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2. To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair.
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My late maimed limbs lack wonted might. Spenser.
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You maimed the jurisdiction of all bishops. Shak.
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Syn. -- To mutilate; mangle; cripple.
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Maim
Maim, n. [Written in law language maihem, and mayhem.] [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.] 1. The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.
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2. The privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem.
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Surely there is more cause to fear lest the want there of be a maim than the use of it a blemish. Hooker.
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A noble author esteems it to be a maim in history that the acts of Parliament should not be recited. Hayward.
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Maimedly
Maim"ed*ly (?), adv. In a maimed manner.
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maimedness
maim"ed*ness, n. State of being maimed. Bolton.
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main
main (mān), n. [F. main hand, L. manus. See Manual.] 1. A hand or match at dice. Prior. Thackeray.
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2. A stake played for at dice. [Obs.] Shak.
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3. The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
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4. A match at cockfighting. “My lord would ride twenty miles . . . to see a main fought.” Thackeray.
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5. A main-hamper. [Obs.] Ainsworth.
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Main
Main, n. [AS. mægen strength, power, force; akin to OHG. magan, Icel. megin, and to E. may, v. √103. See May, v.] 1. Strength; force; might; violent effort. [Obs., except in certain phrases.]
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There were in this battle of most might and main. R. of Gl.
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He 'gan advance,
With huge force, and with importable main.
Spenser.
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2. The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing. [Obs., except in special uses.]
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Resolved to rest upon the title of Lancaster as the main, and to use the other two . . . but as supporters. Bacon.
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3. Specifically: (a) The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean. “Struggling in the main.” Dryden. (b) The continent, as distinguished from an island; the mainland. “Invaded the main of Spain.” Bacon. (c) principal duct or pipe, as distinguished from lesser ones; esp. (Engin.), a principal pipe leading to or from a reservoir; as, a fire main.
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Forcing main, the delivery pipe of a pump. -- For the main, or In the main, for the most part; in the greatest part. -- With might and main, or With all one's might and main, with all one's strength; with violent effort.
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With might and main they chased the murderous fox. Dryden.
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Main
Main (mān), a. [From Main strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. Magnate.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.]
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That current with main fury ran. Daniel.
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2. Vast; huge. [Obs.] “The main abyss.” Milton.
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3. Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer. [Obs.] “It's a man untruth.” Sir W. Scott.
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4. Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.; as, the main reason to go; the main proponent.
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Our main interest is to be happy as we can. Tillotson.
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5. Important; necessary. [Obs.]
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That which thou aright
Believest so main to our success, I bring.
Milton.
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By main force, by mere force or sheer force; by violent effort; as, to subdue insurrection by main force.
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[1913 Webster] -- By main strength, by sheer strength; as, to lift a heavy weight by main strength. -- Main beam (Steam Engine), working beam. -- Main boom (Naut.), the boom which extends the foot of the mainsail in a fore and aft vessel. -- Main brace. (a) (Mech.) The brace which resists the chief strain. Cf. Counter brace. (b) (Naut.) The brace attached to the main yard. -- Main center (Steam Engine), a shaft upon which a working beam or side lever swings. -- Main chance. See under Chance. -- Main couple (Arch.), the principal truss in a roof. -- Main deck (Naut.), the deck next below the spar deck; the principal deck. -- Main keel (Naut.), the principal or true keel of a vessel, as distinguished from the false keel.

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Syn. -- Principal; chief; leading; cardinal; capital.
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Main
Main, adv. [See Main, a.] Very; extremely; as, main heavy. “I'm main dry.” Foote. [Obs. or Low]
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main course
main course n. 1. The principal part of a meal.
Syn. -- entree.
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2. (Nautical) A square mainsail.
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main deck
main deck n. The uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a large vessel.
Syn. -- second deck.
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Maine
Maine (mān), prop. n. One of the New England States.
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Maine law, any law prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating beverages, esp. one resembling that enacted in the State of Maine. At present, the state of Maine sells such beverages in its own stores.
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maine lobster
maine lobster n. 1. Any of several cold-water lobsters with large tender claws, caught from Maine to the Carolinas.
Syn. -- American lobster, Northern lobster.
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2. A lobster (Homarus americanus) found off the Atlantic coast of North America.
Syn. -- American lobster, Northern lobster, Homarus americanus.
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main entry word
main entry word n. The form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary; also called entry word, headword, and lemma.
Syn. -- citation form, entry word, headword, lemma.
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&hand_; In different languages, different wordforms, such as cases for verbs, may be taken as the main entry word. In English dictionaries, it is the infinitive form, but in latin dictionaries it is usually the first person singular present.
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main file
main file n. (computers) A file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent.
Syn. -- master file.
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mainframe
main"frame` n. (Computers) 1. A large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room. At any given point in development of computer technology, the mainframe will be faster, have large main memeory, and be more capable than a minicomputer, which will in turn be faster and more capable than a personal computer. The typical personal computer in 1999 is faster than a mainframe was in 1970.
Syn. -- mainframe computer.
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2. The board holding the CPU and the memory forming the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached.
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Main-gauche
Main`-gauche" (măN`gōsh"), n. [F., the left hand.] (Ancient Armor) The dagger held in the left hand, while the rapier is held in the right; -- used to parry thrusts of the adversary's rapier.
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Main-hamper
Main"-ham`per (?), n. [F. main hand (see Main a hand at dice) + E. hamper.] A hamper to be carried in the hand; a hand basket used in carrying grapes to the press.
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Mainland
Main"land` (?), n. The continent; the principal land; -- opposed to island, or peninsula. Dryden.
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After the two wayfarers had crossed from the peninsula to the mainland. Hawthorne.
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mainland China
mainland China n. The People's Republic of China, also called Communist China, in distinction from Nationalist China, the government located on the island of Taiwan. Both governments claim to represent the entire people of China, but the People's republic is recognized as China by the United Nationss and most of its member states.
Syn. -- Red China, PRC, Beijing.
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main line
main line n. Ahe principal route of a transportation system, such as a railroad or bus line.
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mainline
main"line` (mān"līn`) v. t. 1. to inject (illegal drugs) into the vein; as, he preferred to mainline heroin rather than sniff coke.
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Mainly
Main"ly (?), adv. [From main strong. See Main strength.] Very strongly; mightily; to a great degree. [Obs.] Bacon. Shak.
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Mainly
Main"ly, adv. [From main principal, chief.] Principally; chiefly.
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Mainmast
Main"mast` (?), n. (Naut.) The principal mast in a ship or other vessel.
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main office
main office n. The office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise,
Syn. -- headquarters, central office, home office.
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main memory
main memory n. (Computers) The memory in a computer that holds programs and data for rapid access during execution of a program; it usually hold the largest quantity of rapid-access storage in a computer; -- also called RAM (random access memory. It is contrasted to ROM, disk data storage, cache, registers and other forms of data storage.
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Mainor
Main"or (?), n. [Anglo-Norm. meinoure, OF. manuevre. See Maneuver.] (O. Eng. Law) A thing stolen found on the person of the thief.
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&hand_; A thief was said to be “taken with the mainor,” when he was taken with the thing stolen upon him, that is, in his hands. Wharton. Bouvier.
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Mainpernable
Main"per*na*ble (?), a. [OF. main hand + pernable, for prenable, that may be taken, pregnable. See Mainpernor.] (Law) Capable of being admitted to give surety by mainpernors; able to be mainprised.
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Mainpernor
Main"per*nor (?), n. [OF. main hand + pernor, for preneor, a taker, F. preneur, fr. prendre to take.] (Law) A surety, under the old writ of mainprise, for a prisoner's appearance in court at a day.
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&hand_; Mainpernors differ from bail in that a man's bail may imprison or surrender him before the stipulated day of appearance; mainpernors can do neither; they are bound to produce him to answer all charges whatsoever. Blackstone.
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Mainpin
Main"pin (?), n. (Vehicles) A kingbolt.
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Mainprise
Main"prise (?), n. [F. main hand + prise a taking, fr. prendre, p. p. pris to take, fr. L. prehendere, prehensum.] (Law) (a) A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties, called mainpernors, for the prisoner's appearance, and to let him go at large. This writ is now obsolete. Wharton. (b) Deliverance of a prisoner on security for his appearance at a day.
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Mainprise
Main"prise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mainprised (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mainprising.] (Law) To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; -- said of a prisoner.
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main road
main road n. A major road for any form of motor transport.
Syn. -- highway.
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main rotor
main rotor n. (Aviation) The assembly of large rotating airfoils (blades) on a helicopter that produce the lift to support the helicopter in the air.
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mains
mains (mānz), n. [Scot. See Manse.] The farm attached to a mansion house; a manse. [Scot. or Brit. dial.]
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mains
mains (mānz), n. (Electricity) The source of electrical power in a building; the wiring system of a building.
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Mainsail
Main"sail` (mān"sāl`), n. (Naut.) The principal sail in a ship or other vessel.
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[They] hoised up the mainsail to the wind. Acts xxvii. 40.
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&hand_; The mainsail of a ship is extended upon a yard attached to the mainmast, and that of a sloop or schooner upon the boom.
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main sequence
main" se`quence (?), n. (Astronomy) That region on a two-dimensional graph of luminosity versus temperature for stars (the Herzsprung-Russel diagram), which runs from high temperature and high luminosity to low temperature and low luminosity, in which most of the stars (plotted as points on the diagram) are found. A normal star such as the earth's sun will spend most of its time over billions of years within this region of temperature and luminosity, as it progressively converts more of its original hydrogen into heavier elements. After the hydrogen is consumed, a star may become a red giant or evolve into other types of star not within the main sequence region.
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mainsheet
main"sheet` (?), n. (Naut.) One of the ropes by which the mainsail is hauled aft and trimmed.
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mainspring
main"spring` (?), n. The principal or most important spring in a piece of mechanism, especially the moving spring of a watch or clock or the spring in a gunlock which impels the hammer. Hence: (Fig.) The chief or most powerful motive; the efficient cause of action; as, the mainspring of action.
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Mainstay
Main"stay` (?), n. 1. (Naut.) The stay extending from the foot of the foremast to the maintop.
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2. Main support; principal dependence.
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The great mainstay of the Church. Buckle.
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mainstream
main"stream` n. The prevailing opinion or practise; as, the doctor avoided using therapies outside the mainstream of modern medical practice.
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mainstream
main"stream` v. t. (Education) TO place (a student) in regular school classes; -- used especially of mentally or physically handicapped children.
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mainstreamed
main"streamed` adj. (Education) Placed in regular school classes; -- of the handicapped.
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main street
main street n. 1. A main thoroughfare, usually one in a small town having the largest concentration of retail businesses.
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2. Hence: (Fig.) The attitudes, environment, or life style of a small town; -- usually capitalized, and often used attributively; as, Main Street attitudes toward Washington.
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Mainswear
Main"swear` (?), v. i. [AS. mānswerian to forswear; mān sin, crime + swerian to swear.] To swear falsely. [Obs.] Blount.
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Maintain
Main*tain (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maintained (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Maintaining.] [OE. maintenen, F. maintenir, properly, to hold by the hand; main hand (L. manus) + F. tenir to hold (L. tenere). See Manual, and Tenable.] 1. To hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to suffer to fail or decline; as, to maintain a certain degree of heat in a furnace; to maintain a fence or a railroad; to maintain the digestive process or powers of the stomach; to maintain the fertility of soil; to maintain present reputation.
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2. To keep possession of; to hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish.
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God values . . . every one as he maintains his post. Grew.
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3. To continue; not to suffer to cease or fail.
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Maintain talk with the duke. Shak.
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4. To bear the expense of; to support; to keep up; to supply with what is needed.
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Glad, by his labor, to maintain his life. Stirling.
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What maintains one vice would bring up two children. Franklin.
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5. To affirm; to support or defend by argument.
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It is hard to maintain the truth, but much harder to be maintained by it. South.
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Syn. -- To assert; vindicate; allege. See Assert.
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Maintainable
Main*tain"a*ble (?), a. That may be maintained.
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Maintainer
Main*tain"er (?), n. One who maintains.
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Maintainor
Main*tain"or (?), n. [OF. mainteneor, F. mainteneur.] (Crim. Law) One who, not being interested, maintains a cause depending between others, by furnishing money, etc., to either party. Bouvier. Wharton.
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Maintenance
Main"te*nance (?), n. [OF. maintenance. See Maintain.] 1. The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.
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Whatsoever is granted to the church for God's honor and the maintenance of his service, is granted to God. South.
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2. That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.
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Those of better fortune not making learning their maintenance. Swift.
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3. (Crim. Law) An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty. Wharton.
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4. Those actions required for the care of machinery, a building, etc., to keep it clean and in proper functioning condition, and to prevent or forestall damage due to normal use.
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5. Payments, such as child support or alimony, to a dependent child not living with one or to a divorced wife.
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Cap of maintenance. See under Cap.
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maintenance man
maintenance man n. A worker, usually in an enterprise or apartment building, whose job is to repair damaged parts of a building or its fixtures, and sometimes to make improvements or other changes to the building.
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maintenance staff
maintenance staff n. Those persons in a business responsible for maintaining the physical plant in good condition.
Syn. -- service staff, maintenance crew.
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maintop
main"top` (?), n. (Naut.) The platform about the head of the mainmast in square-rigged vessels.
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main-topmast
main-topmast n. the mast next above the mainmast.
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main-topsail
main-topsail n. a topsail set on the mainmast.
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Main yard
Main" yard` (?). (Naut.) The yard on which the mainsail is extended, supported by the mainmast.
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Maioid
Mai"oid (?), a. [Maia + -oid.] (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the genus Maia, or family Maiadeae.
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Maister
Mais"ter (?), n. Master. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
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Maister
Mais"ter, a. Principal; chief. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Maistry
Maistrie
Maistre
{ Mais"tre (?), Mais"trie, Mais"try (?) }, n. Mastery; superiority; art. See Mastery. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Maistress
Mais"tress (?), n. Mistress. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Maithes
Mai"thes (mā"th&ebreve_;s), n. (Bot.) Same as Maghet.
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maitre d'hotel
mai`tre d'ho*tel", maî`tre d'hô*tel` (mā"t&etilde_;r dō*t&ebreve_;l" or mā"trŭ dō*t&ebreve_;l"); pl. maitres d'hotel. n. 1. A headwaiter.
Syn. -- captain, head waiter.
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2. The manager or owner of a hotel.
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maize
maize (māz), n. [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, is the language of the Island of Haiti.] (Bot.) A large species of American grass of the genus Zea (Zea Mays), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn, commonly called corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men and animals.
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Maize eater (Zool.), a South American bird of the genus Pseudoleistes, allied to the troupials. -- Maize yellow, a delicate pale yellow.
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majagua
majagua n. 1. A shrubby tree (Hibiscus tiliaceus) widely distributed along tropical shores, which yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; it is often cultivated for ornament.
Syn. -- mahoe, mahagua, balibago, purau, Hibiscus tiliaceus.
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2. An erect forest tree (Hibiscus elatus) of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; it yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks.
Syn. -- Cuban bast, blue mahoe, mahoe, mahagua, Hibiscus elatus.
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maja squinado
maja squinado n. [species name.] A large European spider crab.
Syn. -- European spider crab, king crab, Maja squinado.
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Majestatal
Majestatic
{ Maj`es*tat"ic (?), Maj`es*tat"*al (?), } a. Majestic. [Obs.] E. Pocock. Dr. J. Scott.
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Majestic
Ma*jes"tic (?), a. [From Majesty.] Possessing or exhibiting majesty; of august dignity, stateliness, or imposing grandeur; lofty; noble; grand. “The majestic world.” Shak. “Tethys' grave majestic pace.” Milton.
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The least portions must be of the epic kind; all must be grave, majestic, and sublime. Dryden.
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Syn. -- August; splendid; grand; sublime; magnificent; imperial; regal; pompous; stately; lofty; dignified; elevated.
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Majestical
Ma*jes"tic*al (?), a. Majestic. Cowley.
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An older architecture, greater, cunninger, more majestical. M. Arnold.
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-- Ma*jes"tic*al*ly, adv. -- Ma*jes"tic*al*ness, n.
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Majesticness
Ma*jes"tic*ness (?), n. The quality or state of being majestic. Oldenburg.
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Majesty
Maj"es*ty (?), n.; pl. Majesties (#). [OE. magestee, F. majesté, L. majestas, fr. an old compar. of magnus great. See Major, Master.] The dignity and authority of sovereign power; quality or state which inspires awe or reverence; grandeur; exalted dignity, whether proceeding from rank, character, or bearing; imposing loftiness; stateliness; -- usually applied to the rank and dignity of sovereigns.
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The Lord reigneth; he is clothed with majesty. Ps. xciii. 1.
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No sovereign has ever represented the majesty of a great state with more dignity and grace. Macaulay.
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2. Hence, used with the possessive pronoun, the title of an emperor, king or queen; -- in this sense taking a plural; as, their majesties attended the concert.
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In all the public writs which he [Emperor Charles V.] now issued as King of Spain, he assumed the title of Majesty, and required it from his subjects as a mark of respect. Before that time all the monarchs of Europe were satisfied with the appellation of Highness or Grace. Robertson.
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3. Dignity; elevation of manner or style. Dryden.
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Majidae
Majidae prop. n. A natural family comprising the spider crabs.
Syn. -- family Majidae.
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Majolica
Ma*jol"i*ca (?), n. [It.] A kind of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy decoration, which reached its greatest perfection in Italy in the 16th century.
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&hand_; The term is said to be derived from Majorca, which was an early seat of this manufacture. Heyse.
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Major
Ma"jor (?), [L. major, compar. of magnus great: cf. F. majeur. Cf. Master, Mayor, Magnitude, More, a.] 1. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major part of the territory.
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2. Of greater dignity; more important. Shak.
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3. Of full legal age; adult. [Obs.]
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4. (Mus.) Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
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Major key (Mus.), a key in which one and two, two and three, four and five, five and six and seven, make major seconds, and three and four, and seven and eight, make minor seconds. -- Major offense (Law), an offense of a greater degree which contains a lesser offense, as murder and robbery include assault. -- Major scale (Mus.), the natural diatonic scale, which has semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and fourth, and seventh and eighth degrees; the scale of the major mode, of which the third is major. See Scale, and Diatonic. -- Major second (Mus.), a second between whose tones is a difference in pitch of a step. -- Major sixth (Mus.), a sixth of four steps and a half step. In major keys the third and sixth from the key tone are major. Major keys and intervals, as distinguished from minors, are more cheerful. -- Major third (Mus.), a third of two steps.
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Major
Ma"jor, n. [F. major. See Major, a.] 1. (Mil.) An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
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2. (Law) A person of full age.
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3. (Logic) That premise which contains the major term. It its the first proposition of a regular syllogism; as: No unholy person is qualified for happiness in heaven [the major]. Every man in his natural state is unholy [minor]. Therefore, no man in his natural state is qualified for happiness in heaven [conclusion or inference].
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&hand_; In hypothetical syllogisms, the hypothetical premise is called the major.
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4. [LL. See Major.] A mayor. [Obs.] Bacon.
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Majorana
Majorana prop. n. A small genus of herbs usually included in the genus Origanum.
Syn. -- genus Majorana.
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Majorat
Ma`jo`rat" (?), n. [F. majorat, LL. majoratus. See Major, a., and cf. Majorate.] 1. The right of succession to property according to age; -- so termed in some of the countries of continental Europe.
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2. (French Law) Property, landed or funded, so attached to a title of honor as to descend with it.
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Majorate
Ma"jor*ate (?), n. The office or rank of a major.
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Majorate
Ma"jor*ate (?), v. t. [LL. majorare to augment. See Major, a.] To augment; to increase. [Obs.] Howell.
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Majoration
Ma`jor*a"tion (?), n. Increase; enlargement. [Obs.] Bacon.
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major axis
major axis n. (Geom.), The greater axis of a geometrical figure. Especially: the longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid, which passes through the two foci. See Focus, n., 2.
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Majorcan
Ma*jor"can (?), prop. a. Of or pertaining to Majorca. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Majorca.
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major diatonic scale
major diatonic scale n. (Mus.), The natural diatonic scale, which has semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and eighth notes, and whole tones between the other notes; the scale of the major mode, of which the third is major; also called major scale. See Scale, and Diatonic.
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Major-domo
Ma`jor-do"mo (?), n. [Sp. mayordomo, or It. maggiordomo; both fr. LL. majordomus; L. major greater + domus house.] A man who has authority to act, within certain limits, as master of the house; a steward; also, a chief minister or officer.
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major form class
major form class n. (Grammar) Any of the parts of speech of traditional grammar.
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Major general
Ma"jor gen"er*al (?). An officer of the army holding a rank next above that of brigadier general and next below that of lieutenant general, and who usually commands a division or a corps.
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Majority
Ma*jor"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Majorities (#). [F. majorité. See Major.] 1. The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority. Specifically: (a) The military rank of a major. (b) The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs.
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2. The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast.
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3. [Cf. L. majores.] Ancestors; ancestry. [Obs.]
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4. The amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially, the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed those for all other candidates; as, he is elected by a majority of five hundred votes. See Plurality.
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To go over to the majority or To join the majority, to die.
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majority leader
majority leader n. (Politics) The leader of the majority party in a legislature. Compare minority leader.
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majority rule
majority rule n. The rule or doctrine that the numerical majority{2} of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group; as, our club makes decisions by majority rule.. Contrasted with unanimous consent, or decision by a decree of a single person or small committee forming part of an organization.
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major league
major league n. (Sports) The most important league{2} in any sport (especially baseball); contrasted with minor league. Its teams are more competent, its members are paid more, and its games attract more interest and publicity, than those of a minor league.
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major league
major-league
major-league, major league a. 1. Of or pertaining to a major league; as, major-league football rules.
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2. Among the best or most important of its class; as, a major-league computer manufacturer.
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major-league team
major-league club
major-league club, major-league team n. A sports team that plays in a major league.
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major leaguer
major leaguer n. A member of a major-league baseball team.
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major power
major power n. A nation powerful enough to influence events throughout the world.
Syn. -- world power, great power, power.
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major premise
major premise n. (Logic), That premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion). Contrasted to minor premise.
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Majorship
Ma"jor*ship (?), n. The office of major.
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majors
majors n. pl. The teams in the major leagues.
Syn. -- major leagues, big leagues.
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major suit
major suit n. (Bridge) A suit of playing cards which has higher scoring value; specifically, either spades or hearts. Contrasted with a minor suit, being either diamonds or clubs.
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major term
major term n. (Logic), That term of a syllogism which forms the predicate of the conclusion.
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Majoun
Maj"oun (?), n. See Madjoun.
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Majusculae
Ma*jus"cu*lae (?), n. pl. [L., fem. pl. fr. majusculus somewhat greater or great, dim. of major, majus. See Major.] (Palaeography) Capital letters, as found in manuscripts of the sixth century and earlier.
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Majuscule
Ma*jus"cule (?), n. [Cf. F. majuscule. See Majusculae.] A capital letter; especially, one used in ancient manuscripts. See Majusculae.
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Majuscule writing, writing composed wholly of capital letters, especially the style which prevailed in Europe from the third to the sixth century.
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makable
mak"a*ble (?), a. Capable of being made.
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Makalu
Makalu prop. n. A mountain in Nepal and Tibet, 27,824 feet high. According to WordNet, it is 27,790 feet high.
Syn. -- Makalu I.
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makaron
mak"a*ron (?), n. See Macaroon, 2. [Obs.]
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make
make (māk), n. [AS. maca, gemaca. See Match.] A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. [Obs.]
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For in this world no woman is
Worthy to be my make.
Chaucer.
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make
make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. made (mād); p. pr. & vb. n. making.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak&unr_;n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh&unr_;n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.] 1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in various specific uses or applications: (a) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.
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He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf. Ex. xxxii. 4.
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(b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
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And Art, with her contending, doth aspire
To excel the natural with made delights.
Spenser.
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(c) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
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Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. Judg. xvi. 25.
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Wealth maketh many friends. Prov. xix. 4.
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I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I have made. Dryden.
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(d) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc. (e) To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money.
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He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck a second time. Bacon.
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(f) To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day. (h) To put in a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.
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Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown. Dryden.
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2. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.
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Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Ex. ii. 14.
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See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. Ex. vii. 1.
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&hand_; When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make bold; to make free, etc.
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3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.
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He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make him. Baker.
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4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.
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&hand_; In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually omitted.
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I will make them hear my words. Deut. iv. 10.
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They should be made to rise at their early hour. Locke.
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5. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
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And old cloak makes a new jerkin. Shak.
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6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham makes a hearty meal.
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The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
Make but one temple for the Deity.
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7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]
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Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs? Dryden.
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8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. “And make the Libyan shores.” Dryden.
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They that sail in the middle can make no land of either side. Sir T. Browne.
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To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to put it in order. -- To make a card (Card Playing), to take a trick with it. -- To make account. See under Account, n. -- To make account of, to esteem; to regard. -- To make away. (a) To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. [Obs.]
[1913 Webster] If a child were crooked or deformed in body or mind, they made him away. Burton.
[1913 Webster] (b) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. [Obs.] Waller. -- To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate. -- To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture. -- To make the cards (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack. -- To make choice of, to take by way of preference; to choose. -- To make danger, to make experiment. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. -- To make default (Law), to fail to appear or answer. -- To make the doors, to shut the door. [Obs.]
[1913 Webster] Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement. Shak.
[1913 Webster] - To make free with. See under Free, a. -- To make good. See under Good. -- To make head, to make headway. -- To make light of. See under Light, a. -- To make little of. (a) To belittle. (b) To accomplish easily. -- To make love to. See under Love, n. -- To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. [Colloq. Western U. S.] -- To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial. -- To make much of, to treat with much consideration,, attention, or fondness; to value highly. -- To make no bones. See under Bone, n. -- To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to be a matter of indifference. -- To make no doubt, to have no doubt. -- To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make no difference. -- To make oath (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something, in a prescribed form of law. -- To make of. (a) To understand or think concerning; as, not to know what to make of the news. (b) To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to account.Makes she no more of me than of a slave.” Dryden. -- To make one's law (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's self of a charge. -- To make out. (a) To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out the meaning of a letter. (b) to gain sight of; to recognize; to discern; to descry; as, as they approached the city, he could make out the tower of the Chrysler Building. (c) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable to make out his case. (d) To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make out the money. (d) to write out; to write down; -- used especially of a bank check or bill; as, he made out a check for the cost of the dinner; the workman made out a bill and handed it to him. -- To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee. -- To make sail. (Naut.) (a) To increase the quantity of sail already extended. (b) To set sail. -- To make shift, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift to do without it. [Colloq.]. -- To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost; to go or drift backward. -- To make strange, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a request or suggestion. -- To make suit to, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to court. -- To make sure. See under Sure. -- To make up. (a) To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package. (b) To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference or quarrel. (c) To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum. (d) To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape, prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into pills; to make up a story.
[1913 Webster] He was all made up of love and charms! Addison.
[1913 Webster] (e) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss. (f) To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make up accounts. (g) To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was well made up. -- To make up a face, to distort the face as an expression of pain or derision. -- To make up one's mind, to reach a mental determination; to resolve. -- To make way, or To make one's way. (a) To make progress; to advance. (b) To open a passage; to clear the way. -- To make words, to multiply words.

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Make
Make (māk), v. i. 1. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle or make. [Obs.]
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A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make. Shak.
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2. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
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&hand_; Formerly, authors used to make on, to make forth, to make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say, to make at, to make away, to make for, to make off, to make toward, etc.
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3. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage. M. Arnold.
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Follow after the things which make for peace. Rom. xiv. 19.
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Considerations infinite
Do make against it.
Shak.
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4. To increase; to augment; to accrue.
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5. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. [Archaic] Chaucer. Tennyson.
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To solace him some time, as I do when I make. P. Plowman.
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To make as if, or To make as though, to pretend that; to make show that; to make believe (see under Make, v. t.).
[1913 Webster] Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled. Josh. viii. 15.
[1913 Webster] My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly displeased with me. Latimer.
[1913 Webster] -- To make at, to go toward hastily, or in a hostile manner; to attack. -- To make away with. (a) To carry off. (b) To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to dissipate. (c) To kill; to destroy. -- To make off, to go away suddenly. -- To make out, to succeed; to manage oneself; to be able at last; to make shift; as, he made out to reconcile the contending parties; after the earthquake they made out all right. (b) to engage in fond caresses; to hug and kiss; to neck; -- of courting couples or individuals (for individuals, used with with); as, they made out on a bench in the park; he was making out with the waitress in the kitchen [informal] -- To make up, to become reconciled or friendly. -- To make up for, to compensate for; to supply an equivalent for. -- To make up to. (a) To approach; as, a suspicious boat made up to us. (b) To pay addresses to; to make love to. -- To make up with, to become reconciled to. [Colloq.] -- To make with, to concur or agree with. Hooker.

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Make
Make, n. Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.
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It our perfection of so frail a make
As every plot can undermine and shake?
Dryden.
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On the make, (a) bent upon making great profits; greedy of gain. [Low, U. S.] (b) seeking higher social status or a higher employment position. (c) seeking a sexual partner; looking for sexual adventure.
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Make and break
Make and break. (Elec.) Any apparatus for making and breaking an electric circuit; a circuit breaker.
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Makebate
Make"bate` (?), n. [Make, v. + bate a quarrel.] One who excites contentions and quarrels. [Obs.]
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make-belief
make"-be*lief` (?), n. A feigning to believe; make believe. J. H. Newman.
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make believe
make" be*lieve` (?), v. i. To pretend; -- often used with that, but often having the that omitted; as, he made believe he didn't hear her; or he made believe that he didn't hear her.
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make-believe
make"-be*lieve` (?), n. A feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere pretense; a fiction; an invention. “Childlike make-believe.” Tylor.
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To forswear self-delusion and make-believe. M. Arnold.
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Make-believe
Make"-be*lieve`, a. 1. Feigned; insincere.Make-believe reverence.” G. Eliot.
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2. Imaginary; as, the child had a make-believe friend to whom he often talked.
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Maked
Mak"ed (?), obs. p. p. of Make. Made. Chaucer.
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Make-game
Make"-game` (?), n. An object of ridicule; a butt. Godwin.
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make known
make known v. t. To reveal; to disclose; as, the congressman made known his interest in the company only after he voted on the bill.
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Makeless
Make"less, a. [See 1st Make, and cf. Matchless, Mateless.] 1. Matchless. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. Without a mate. Shak.
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Make-peace
Make"-peace` (-pēs`), n. A peacemaker. [R.] Shak.
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Maker
Mak"er (māk"&etilde_;r), n. 1. One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator.
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The universal Maker we may praise. Milton.
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2. (Law) The person who makes a promissory note.
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3. One who writes verses; a poet. [Obs.]
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&hand_; “The Greeks named the poet poihth`s, which name, as the most excellent, hath gone through other languages. It cometh of this word poiei^n, make; wherein, I know not whether by luck or wisdom, we Englishmen have met well the Greeks in calling him a maker.” Sir P. Sidney.
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To meet one's maker, to die.
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makeready
makeready n. The final preparation and adjustments.
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makeshift
make"shift` (māk"sh&ibreve_;ft`), n. That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient, with implication of inferiority to the more usual object or means. James Mill.
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I am not a model clergyman, only a decent makeshift. G. Eliot.
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make-up
makeup
make"up`, make"-up` (māk"ŭp`), n. 1. 1. The way in which the parts of anything are put together.
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The unthinking masses are necessarily teleological in their mental make-up. L. F. Ward.
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2. The constituent parts of anything; as, the makeup of the new congress was predominantly conservative.
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3. Cosmetics applied to the face, such as lipstick, facial power, or eye shadow.
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4. The aggregate of cosmetics and costume worn by an actor.
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5. The effect or appearance of the wearing of makeup (in senses 3 or 4); often, the way in which an actor is dressed, painted, etc., in personating a character; as, her makeup was very realistic.
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6. An action that is taken to fulfill a requirement not accomplished at the expected time, such as a make-up examination; as, the student took his make-up on Saturday.
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7. (Printing) The appearance of a page of a publication, specifically the type style of the text and the spatial arrangement of the text, illustrations, advertising material etc., on the page.
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8. (Printing) The art or process of arranging the portions of a printed publication on the pages for esthetic reasons or for optimal effect on the reader.
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make water
make water (&unr_;), v. i. 1. (Naut.) To leak.
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2. To urinate; -- a euphemism.
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Makeweight
Make"weight` (&unr_;), n. That which is thrown into a scale to make weight; something of little account added to supply a deficiency or fill a gap.
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make-work
make-work n. Active work of litle value, such as assignments given by teachers to students to keep them busy while the teacher performs other tasks, or chores performed to while away time; also called busywork.
Syn. -- busywork.
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Maki
Ma"ki (?), n. [F., from native name.] (Zool.) A lemur. See Lemur.
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Making
Mak"ing (?), n. 1. The act of one who makes; workmanship; fabrication; construction; as, this is cloth of your own making; the making of peace or war was in his power.
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2. Composition, or structure.
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3. a poem. [Obs.] Sir J. Davies.
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4. That which establishes or places in a desirable state or condition; the material of which something may be made; as, early misfortune was the making of him.
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5. External appearance; from. [Obs.] Shak.
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Making-iron
Mak"ing-i`ron (?), n. A tool somewhat like a chisel with a groove in it, used by calkers of ships to finish the seams after the oakum has been driven in.
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Making-up
Mak"ing-up` (?), n. 1. The act of bringing spirits to a certain degree of strength, called proof.
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2. The act of becoming reconciled or friendly.
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mako
mako n. (Zool.) Same as mako shark.
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makomako
makomako n. A graceful deciduous shrub or small tree (Aristotelia serrata) having attractive foliage and small red berries that turn black at maturity and are used for making wine.
Syn. -- New Zealand wine berry, wineberry, Aristotelia serrata, Aristotelia racemosa.
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mako shark
mako shark n. (Zool.) A powerful and fierce mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific, of the family Lamidae.
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Maksutov telescope
Maksutov telescope n. A type of reflecting telescope in which the aberration of the concave mirror is reduced by a meniscus lens.
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Mal-
Mal- (măl-). A prefix in composition denoting ill, or evil, F. male, adv., fr. malus, bad, ill. In some words it has the form male-, as in malediction, malevolent. See Malice.
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&hand_; The form male- is chiefly used in cases where the &eitalic_;, either alone or with other letters, is pronounced as a separate syllable, as in malediction, malefactor, maleficent, etc. Where this is not the case, as in malfeasance or male-feasance, malformation or male-formation, etc., as also where the word to which it is prefixed commences with a vowel, as in maladministration, etc., the form mal is to be preferred, and is the one commonly employed.
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Mala
Ma"la (?), n. pl.; pl. of Malum. [L.] Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.
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Mala in se [L.] (Law), offenses which are such from their own nature, at common law, irrespective of statute. -- Mala prohibita [L.] (Law), offenses prohibited by statute, as distinguished from mala in se, which are offenses at common law.
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Malabar
Mal"a*bar` (?), n. A region in the western part of the Peninsula of India, between the mountains and the sea.
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Malabar nut (Bot.), the seed of an East Indian acanthaceous shrub, the Adhatoda Vasica, sometimes used medicinally.
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malabar kino
malabar kino n. The reddish or black juice or resin from certain trees of the genus Pterocarpus, used in medicine and tanning etc.
Syn. -- East India kino, kino gum.
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Malacanthidae
Malacanthidae prop. n. A natural family of short-headed marine fishes which are often brightly colored.
Syn. -- family Malacanthidae.
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Malacatune
Mal`a*ca*tune" (?), n. See Melocoton.
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Malacca
Ma*lac"ca (?), n. A town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula.
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malacca cane
malacca cane n. (Bot.), A walking cane made from the stem of a species of palm of the genus Calamus (Calamus Scipionum), and of a brown color, often mottled. The plant is a native of Cochin China, Sumatra, and Malays.
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Malachite
Mal"a*chite (?), n. [Fr. Gr. mala`chh a mallow, from its resembling the green color of the leaf of mallows: cf. F. malachite. Cf. Mallow.] (Min.) Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.
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&hand_; Green malachite, or malachite proper, admits of a high polish, and is sometimes used for ornamental work. Blue malachite, or azurite, is a related species of a deep blue color.
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Malachite green. See Emerald green, under Green, n.
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Malacissant
Mal`a*cis"sant (?), a. [See Malacissation.] Softening; relaxing. [Obs.]
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Malacissation
Mal`a*cis*sa"tion (?), n. [L. malacissare to make soft, Gr. malaki`zein.] The act of making soft or supple. [Obs.] Bacon.
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Malacobdella
Mal`a*cob*del"la (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. malako`s soft + &unr_; a leech.] (Zool.) A genus of nemertean worms, parasitic in the gill cavity of clams and other bivalves. They have a large posterior sucker, like that of a leech. See Illust. of Bdellomorpha.
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Malacoderm
Mal"a*co*derm (?), n. [Gr. malako`s soft + &unr_; skin.] (Zool.) One of a tribe of beetles (Malacodermata), with a soft and flexible body, as the fireflies.
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Malacolite
Mal"a*co*lite (?), n. [Gr. malako`s soft + -lite.] (Min.) A variety of pyroxene.
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Malacologist
Mal`a*col"o*gist (?), n. One versed in the science of malacology.
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Malacology
Mal`a*col"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. malako`s soft + -logy: cf. F. malacologie.] The science which relates to the structure and habits of mollusks.
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Malacopoda
Mal`a*cop"o*da (?), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. malako`s soft + -poda.] (Zool.) A class of air-breathing Arthropoda; -- called also Protracheata, and Onychophora.
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&hand_; They somewhat resemble myriapods, and have from seventeen to thirty-three pairs of short, imperfectly jointed legs, two pairs of simple jaws, and a pair of antennae. The trancheae are connected with numerous spiracles scattered over the surface of the body. Peripatus is the only known genus. See Peripatus.
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Malacopterygian
Mal`a*cop`ter*yg"i*an (?), n. [Cf. F. malacoptérygien.] (Zool.) One of the Malacopterygii.
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Malacopterygii
Mal`a*cop`te*ryg"i*i (?), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. malako`s soft + pte`ryx wing, fin, fr. ptero`n feather.] (Zool.) An order of fishes in which the fin rays, except the anterior ray of the pectoral and dorsal fins, are closely jointed, and not spiny. It includes the carp, pike, salmon, shad, etc. Called also Malacopteri.
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Malacopterygious
Mal`a*cop`ter*yg"i*ous (?), a. (Zool.) Belonging to the Malacopterygii.
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Malacosteon
Mal`a*cos"te*on (?), n. [NL., Gr. fr. malako`s soft + 'oste`on bone.] (Med.) A peculiar disease of the bones, in consequence of which they become softened and capable of being bent without breaking.
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Malacostomous
Mal`a*cos"to*mous (?), a. [Gr. malako`s soft + &unr_; mouth.] (Zool.) Having soft jaws without teeth, as certain fishes.
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Malacostraca
Mal`a*cos"tra*ca (?), prop. n. pl. [NL., from Gr. malako`s soft + &unr_; shell of a testacean.] (Zool.) A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca.
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Malacostracan
Mal`a*cos"tra*can (?), n. (Zool.) One of the Malacostraca.
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Malacostracology
Mal`a*cos`tra*col"o*gy (?), n. [Malacostracan + -logy.] That branch of Zoological science which relates to the crustaceans; -- called also carcinology.
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Malacostracous
Mal`a*cos"tra*cous (?), a. (Zool.) Belonging to the Malacostraca.
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Malacotoon
Mal`a*co*toon" (?), n. (Bot.) See Melocoton.
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Malacozoa
Mal`a*co*zo"a (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. malako`s soft + zw^,on an animal.] (Zool.) An extensive group of Invertebrata, including the Mollusca, Brachiopoda, and Bryozoa. Called also Malacozoaria.
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Malacozoic
Mal`a*co*zo"ic (?), a. (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Malacozoa.
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Maladdress
Mal`ad*dress" (?), n. [Mal- + address.] Bad address; an awkward, tactless, or offensive way of accosting one or talking with one. W. D. Howells.
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Maladjustment
Mal`ad*just"ment (?), n. [Mal- + adjustment.] A bad adjustment.
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Maladministration
Mal`ad*min`is*tra"tion (?), n. [Mal- + administration.] Bad administration; bad management of any business, especially of public affairs. [Written also maleadministration.]
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Maladroit
Mal`a*droit" (?), a. [F. See Malice, and Adroit.] Of a quality opposed to adroitness; clumsy; awkward; unskillful. -- Mal"a*droit`ly, adv. -- Mal`a*droit"ness, n.
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malady
mal"a*dy (măl"&adot_;*d&ybreve_;), n.; pl. Maladies (măl"&adot_;*d&ibreve_;z). [F. maladie, fr. malade ill, sick, OF. also, malabde, fr. L. male habitus, i. e., ill-kept, not in good condition. See Malice, and Habit.] 1. Any disease of the human body; a distemper, disorder, or indisposition, proceeding from impaired, defective, or morbid organic functions; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.
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The maladies of the body may prove medicines to the mind. Buckminster.
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2. A moral or mental defect or disorder.
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Love's a malady without a cure. Dryden.
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Syn. -- Disorder; distemper; sickness; ailment; disease; illness. See Disease.
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Malaga
Mal"a*ga (măl"&adot_;*g&adot_; Sp. mä"l&adot_;*g&adot_;), n. A city and a province of Spain, on the Mediterranean. Hence, Malaga grapes, Malaga raisins, Malaga wines.
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Malagash
Mal`a*gash" (?), n. Same as Malagasy.
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Malagasy
Mal`a*gas"y (?), n. sing. & pl. A native or natives of Madagascar; also (sing.), the language.
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Malagasy Republic
Malagasy Republic prop. n. Former name of the Republic of Madagascar, a nation in Africa occupying the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean east of Mozambique.
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Malaise
Ma`laise" (?), n. [F., fr. mal ill + aise ease.] (Med.) An indefinite feeling of uneasiness, or of being sick or ill at ease.
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Malamate
Ma*lam"ate (?), n. (Chem.) A salt of malamic acid.
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Malambo
Ma*lam"bo (?), n. [Pg.] A yellowish aromatic bark, used in medicine and perfumery, said to be from the South American shrub Croton Malambo.
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Malamethane
Mal`am*eth"ane (?), n. [Malamic + ethane.] (Chem.) A white crystalline substance forming the ethyl salt of malamic acid.
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Malamic
Ma*lam"ic (?), a. [Malic + amic.] (Chem.) Of or designating an acid intermediate between malic acid and malamide, and known only by its salts.
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Malamide
Ma*lam"ide (?), n. [Malic + amide.] (Chem.) The acid amide derived from malic acid, as a white crystalline substance metameric with asparagine.
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malanders
mal"an*ders (măl"&aitalic_;n*d&etilde_;rz), n. pl. [F. malandres, fr. L. malandria blisters or pustules on the neck, especially in horses.] (Far.) A scurfy eruption in the bend of the knee of the fore leg of a horse. See Sallenders. [Written also mallenders.]
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malapert
mal"a*pert (măl"&adot_;*p&etilde_;rt), a. [OF. malapert unskillful, ill-taught, ill-bred; mal ill + apert open, adroit, intelligent, L. apertus, p. p. of aperire to open. See Malice, and Aperient.] Bold; forward; impudent; saucy; pert. Shak. -- n. A malapert person.
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Are you growing malapert! Will you force me to make use of my authority ? Dryden.
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-- Mal"a*pert`ly, adv. -- mal"a*pert`ness, n.
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malapropism
mal"a*prop*ism (?), n. [From Mrs. Malaprop, a character in Sheridan's drama, “ The Rivals,” who makes amusing blunders in her use of words. See Malapropos.] A grotesque misuse of a word; a word so used.
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malapropos
mal*ap"ro*pos` (?), a. & adv. [F. mal à propos; mal evil + à propos to the purpose.] Unseasonable or unseasonably; unsuitable or unsuitably.
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Malapterurus
Mal*ap`te*ru"rus (măl*ăp`t&euptack_;*r&usuml_;"rŭs), prop. n. [NL., from Gr. malako`s soft + ptero`n wing + o'yra` tail.] (Zool.) A genus of African siluroid fishes, including the electric catfishes. See Electric cat, under Electric. [Sometimes spelled Malopterurus.]
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Malapterurus electricus
Malapterurus electricus prop. n. (Zool.) The species name of the electric catfish, a freshwater catfish of the Nile and tropical central Africa having an electric organ.
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Malar
Ma"lar (?), a. [L. mala the cheek: cf. F. malaire.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the region of the cheek bone, or to the malar bone; jugal.
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malar
ma"lar (?), n. (Anat.) The cheek bone, which forms a part of the lower edge of the orbit; that arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek; also called the malar bone.
Syn. -- cheekbone, zygomatic bone, malar bone, jugal bone, os zygomaticum.
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malar bone
malar bone n. Same as malar, n.
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malaria
ma*la"ri*a (?), n. [It., contr. fr. malaaria bad air. See Malice, and Air.] 1. Air infected with some noxious substance capable of engendering disease; esp., an unhealthy exhalation from certain soils, as marshy or wet lands, producing fevers; miasma. [Archaic]
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&hand_; The morbific agent in malaria is supposed by some to be a vegetable microbe or its spores, and by others to be a very minute animal blood parasite (an infusorian).
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2. (Med.) A human disease caused by infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, giving rise to fever and chills and many other symptoms, characterized by their tendency to recur at definite and usually uniform intervals. The protozoal infection is usually transmitted from another infected individual by the bite of an Anopheles mosquito.
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Malarious
Malarian
Malarial
{ Ma*la"ri*al (?), Ma*la"ri*an (?), Ma*la"ri*ous (?) }, a. Of or pertaining, to or infected by, malaria.
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Malarial fever (Med.), a fever produced by malaria, and characterized by the occurrence of chills, fever, and sweating in distinct paroxysms, At intervals of definite and often uniform duration, in which these symptoms are wholly absent (intermittent fever), or only partially so (remittent fever); fever and ague; chills and fever.
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malarial mosquito
malaria mosquito
malaria mosquito, malarial mosquito n. A mosquito that transmits the malaria parasite; it is most commonly the Anopheles mosquito.
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Malaria parasite
Malaria parasite. Any of several minute protozoans of the genus Plasmodium (syn. Haematozoon) which in their adult condition live in the tissues of mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles (which see) and when transferred to the blood of man, by the bite of the mosquito, produce malaria. The young parasites, or sporozoites, enter the red blood corpuscles, growing at their expense, undergoing sporulation, and finally destroying the corpuscles, thus liberating in the blood plasma an immense number of small spores called merozoites. An indefinite but not ultimated number of such generations may follow, but if meanwhile the host is bitten by a mosquito, the parasites develop into gametes in the stomach of the insect. These conjugate, the zygote thus produced divides, forming spores, and eventually sporozoites, which, penetrating to the salivary glands of the mosquito, may be introduced into a new host. The attacks of the disease coincide with the dissolution of the corpuscles and liberation of the spores and products of growth of the parasites into the blood plasma. Several species of the parasite are distinguished, as Plasmodium vivax, producing tertian malaria; Plasmodium malariae, quartan malaria; and Plasmodium (subgenus Laverania) falciferum, the malarial fever of summer and autumn common in the tropics.
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Malashaganay
Ma`la*sha"ga*nay (?), n. [Indian name.] (Zool.) The fresh-water drumfish (Haploidonotus grunniens).
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Malassimilation
Mal`as*sim`i*la"tion (?), n. [Mal- + assimilation.] (Physiol.) (a) Imperfect digestion of the several leading constituents of the food. (b) An imperfect elaboration by the tissues of the materials brought to them by the blood.
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Malate
Ma"late (?), n. [L. malum apple: cf. F. malate. See Malic.] (Chem.) A salt of malic acid.
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malawi kwacha
malawi kwacha n. The kwacha, the monetary unit of Malawi.
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Malaxate
Malax
{ Ma"lax (?), Ma*lax"ate (?), } v. t. [L. malaxare, malaxatum, cf. Gr. &unr_;, fr. malako`s soft: cf. F. malaxer.] To soften by kneading or stirring with some thinner substance. [R.]
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Malaxation
Mal`ax*a"tion (?), n. [L. malaxatio: cf. F. malaxation.] The act of softening by mixing with a thinner substance; the formation of ingredients into a mass for pills or plasters. [R.]
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malaxator
mal"ax*a`tor (?), n. One who, or that which, malaxates; esp., a machine for grinding, kneading, or stirring into a pasty or doughy mass. [R.]
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Malaxis
Malaxis prop. n. A large genus of largely terrestrial orchids with one or a few plicate leaves and slender spikes or tiny mostly green flowers; it is cosmopolitan.
Syn. -- genus Malaxis.
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Malaxis-unifolia
Malaxis-unifolia n. A North American orchid having a solitary leaf and flowers with threadlike petals.
Syn. -- green adder's mouth, Malaxis ophioglossoides.
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Malay
Ma*lay" (?), prop. n. One of a race of a brown or copper complexion in the Malay Peninsula and the western islands of the Indian Archipelago.
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Malayan
Malay
{ Ma*lay" (?), Ma*lay"an (?), } prop. a. Of or pertaining to the Malays or their country. -- n. The Malay language.
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Malay apple (Bot.), a myrtaceous tree (Eugenia Malaccensis) common in India; also, its applelike fruit.
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Malaya
Malaya prop. n. Formerly, an Asian country on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula, now part of Malaysia.
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Malayalam
Ma"la*ya"lam (?), prop. n. The name given to one the cultivated Dravidian languages, closely related to the Tamil. Yule.
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Malayan tapir
Malayan tapir n. (Zool.) A large inoffensive chiefly nocturnal ungulate (Tapirus indicus) of tropical America and Southeast Asia having a heavy body and fleshy snout.
Syn. -- Indian tapir, Tapirus indicus.
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Malay Archipelago
Malay Archipelago prop. n. A group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia.
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Malayo-Polynesian
Malayo-Polynesian adj. of or pertaining to Malayo-Polynesia.
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Malay Peninsula
Malay Peninsula prop. n. a peninsula in Southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Burma.
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Malaysia
Malaysia prop. n. A country in Southeast Asia including the former nation of Malaya on the Malay Peninsula, and part of Borneo; sometimes still referred to as Malaya.
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Malaysian
Malaysian adj. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Malaysia or its people or their culture; as, Malaysian police cracked down hard on drug smugglers; Malaysian poetry.
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Malbrouck
Mal"brouck (?), n. [F.] (Zool.) A West African arboreal monkey (Cercopithecus cynosurus).
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Malcolmia
Malcolmia prop. n. A genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; native from the Mediterranean to Afghanistan.
Syn. -- genus Malcolmia.
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Malcolm Little
Malcolm Little prop. n. A militant American black nationalist leader, also called Malcolm X; (1925-1965).
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Malcolm stock
Malcolm stock n. Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia.
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Malcolm X
Malcolm X prop. n. See Malcolm Little.
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malconformation
mal*con`for*ma"tion (?), n. [Mal- + conformation.] Imperfect, disproportionate, or abnormal formation; ill form; disproportion of parts.
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malcontent
mal"con*tent` (?), a. [F., fr. mal ill + content. See Malice, Content.] discontented; uneasy; dissatisfied; especially, dissatisfied with the government. [Written also malecontent.]
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The famous malcontent earl of Leicester. Milner.
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Malcontent
Mal"con*tent`, n. [F. malcontent.] One who discontented; especially, a discontented subject of a government; one who expresses his discontent by words or overt acts. Spenser. Berkeley.
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malcontented
mal`con*tent"ed (?), a. Malcontent. -- Mal`con*tent"ed*ly, adv. -- Mal`con*tent"ed*ness, n.
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maldanian
mal*da"ni*an (?), n. (Zool.) Any species of marine annelids of the genus Maldane, or family Maldanidae. They have a slender, round body, and make tubes in the sand or mud.
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mal de mer
mal de mer n. Motion sickness experienced while traveling on water; seasickness.
Syn. -- seasickness, naupathia.
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Maldive Islands
Maldive Islands prop. n. A group of about 2000 islands in the Indian ocean; also known as the Maldives.
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Maldivian
Maldivian n. A native or inhabitant of Maldives.
Syn. -- Maldivan.
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Maldon
Maldon prop. n. A battle in which the Danes defeated the East Saxons in 991; it is celebrated in an old English poem.
Syn. -- battle of Maldon.
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Male-
Male- (măl- or măl&euptack_;-). See Mal-.
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Male
Male (māl), a. [L. malus. See Malice.] Evil; wicked; bad. [Obs.] Marston.
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Male
Male, n. Same as Mail, a bag. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Male
Male, a. [F. mâle, OF. masle, mascle, fr. L. masculus male, masculine, dim. of mas a male; possibly akin to E. man. Cf. Masculine, Marry, v. t.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sex that begets or procreates young, or (in a wider sense) to the sex that produces spermatozoa, by which the ova are fertilized; not female; as, male organs.
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2. (Bot.) Capable of producing fertilization, but not of bearing fruit; -- said of stamens and antheridia, and of the plants, or parts of plants, which bear them.
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3. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of a male; masculine; as, male courage.
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4. Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
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5. (Mech.) Adapted for entering another corresponding piece (the female piece) which is hollow and which it fits; as, a male gauge, for gauging the size or shape of a hole; a male screw, etc.
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Male fern (Bot.), a fern of the genus Aspidium (Aspidium Filixmas), used in medicine as an anthelmintic, esp. against the tapeworm. Aspidium marginale in America, and Aspidium athamanticum in South Africa, are used as good substitutes for the male fern in medical practice. See Female fern, under Female. -- Male rhyme, a rhyme in which only the last syllables agree, as laid, afraid, dismayed. See Female rhyme, under Female. -- Male screw (Mech.), a screw having threads upon its exterior which enter the grooves upon the inside of a corresponding nut or female screw. -- Male thread, the thread of a male screw.
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Male
Male, n. 1. An animal of the male sex.
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2. (Bot.) A plant bearing only staminate flowers.
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Maleadministration
Male`ad*min`is*tra"tion (măl`ăd*m&ibreve_;n`&ibreve_;s*trā"shŭn), n. Maladministration.
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Maleate
Ma*le"ate (?), n. A salt of maleic acid.
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male berry
maleberry
male"ber`ry, male" ber`ry n. 1. (Bot.) A deciduous much-branched shrub (Lyonia ligustrina) with dense downy panicles of small bell-shaped white flowers; also called swamp andromeda.
Syn. -- privet andromeda, he-huckleberry, Lyonia ligustrina.
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2. (Bot.) A kind of coffee. See Pea berry.
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male body
male body n. The body of an adult human male; -- a term used especially in art; as, Da Vinci was unexcelled in painting the male body.
Syn. -- adult male body, man's body.
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Malebranchism
Male*branch"ism (?), n. The philosophical system of Malebranche, an eminent French metaphysician. The fundamental doctrine of his system is that the mind can not have knowledge of anything external to itself except in its relation to God.
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male chauvinism
male chauvinism n. Disparaging, patronizing, discriminatory or abusive speech or behavior by males toward females stemming from a belief that males are superior to females and females therefore worthy of less respect and inferior treatment. A form of sexism.
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male chauvinist
male chauvinist n. A man with a belief in the inferiority of women; one who believes in or practises male chavinism.
Syn. -- sexist.
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Maleconformation
Male*con`for*ma"tion (?), n. Malconformation.
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Malecontent
Male"con*tent` (?), a. Malcontent.
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Maledicency
Mal`e*di"cen*cy (?), n. [L. maledicentia. See Maledicent.] Evil speaking. [Obs.] Atterbury.
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Maledicent
Mal`e*di"cent (?), a. [L. maledicens, p. pr. of maledicere to speak ill; male ill + dicere to say, speak. See Malice, and Diction.] Speaking reproachfully; slanderous. [Obs.] Sir E. Sandys.
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Maledict
Mal"e*dict (?), a. [L. maledictus, p. p. of maledicere.] Accursed; abominable. [R.]
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Malediction
Mal`e*dic"tion, n. [L. maledictio: cf. F. malédiction. See Maledicent.] A proclaiming of evil against some one; a cursing; imprecation; a curse or execration; -- opposed to benediction.
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No malediction falls from his tongue. Longfellow.
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Syn. -- Cursing; curse; execration; imprecation; denunciation; anathema. -- Malediction, Curse, Imprecation, Execration. Malediction is the most general term, denoting bitter reproach, or wishes and predictions of evil. Curse implies the desire or threat of evil, declared upon oath or in the most solemn manner. Imprecation is literally the praying down of evil upon a person. Execration is literally a putting under the ban of excommunication, a curse which excludes from the kingdom of God. In ordinary usage, the last three words describe profane swearing, execration being the strongest.
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Malefaction
Mal`e*fac"tion (?), n. [See Malefactor.] A crime; an offense; an evil deed. [R.] Shak.
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Malefactor
Mal`e*fac"tor (?), n. [L., fr. malefacere to do evil; male ill, evil + facere to do. See Malice, and Fact.] 1. An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to public prosecution and punishment; a criminal.
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2. One who does wrong by injuring another, although not a criminal. Opposite of benefactor. H. Brooke. Fuller.
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Syn. -- Evil doer; criminal; culprit; felon; convict.
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Malefactress
Mal`e*fac"tress (?), n. A female malefactor. Hawthorne.
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Malefeasance
Male*fea"sance (?), n. See Malfeasance.
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male fern
male fern n. A fern of North America and Europe (Dryopteris filix-mas) whose rhizomes and stalks yield an oleoresin used to expel tapeworms. It is a member of the woodfern genus.
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Malefic
Ma*lef"ic (?), a. [L. maleficus: cf. F. maléfique. See Malefaction.] Doing mischief; causing harm or evil; nefarious; hurtful. [R.] Chaucer.
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Malefice
Mal"e*fice (?), n. [L. maleficium: cf. F. maléfice. See Malefactor.] An evil deed; artifice; enchantment. [Obs.]
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Maleficence
Ma*lef"i*cence (?), n. [L. maleficentia. Cf. Malfeasance.] Evil doing, esp. to others.
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Maleficent
Ma*lef"i*cent (?), a. [See Malefic.] Doing evil to others; harmful; mischievous.
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Maleficial
Mal`e*fi"cial (?), a. Injurious. Fuller.
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Maleficiate
Mal`e*fi"ci*ate (?), v. t. [LL. maleficiatus, p. p. of maleficiare to bewitch, fr. L. maleficium. See Malefice.] To bewitch; to harm. [Obs.] Burton.
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Maleficiation
Mal`e*fi`ci*a"tion (?), n. A bewitching. [Obs.]
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Maleficience
Mal`e*fi"cience (?), n. [See Maleficence.] The doing of evil, harm, or mischief.
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Maleficient
Mal`e*fi"cient (?), a. [See Maleficent.] Doing evil, harm, or mischief.
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Maleformation
Male`for*ma"tion (?), n. See Malformation.
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Maleic
Ma*le"ic (?), a. [Cf. F. maléique. See Malic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the ethylene series (maleic acid), metameric with fumaric acid and obtained by heating malic acid.
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maleic acid
maleic acid n. (Chem.) An unsaturated dicarboxylic acid (HO.CO.CH=CH.CO.OH) of cis conformation, having various uses in the manufacture of artificial resins, the dyeing and finishing of wool, silk, and cotton, and also combined with certain drugs to make salts more soluble than the basic forms. The corresponding isomer having trans conformation, is identical in chemical formula, is called fumaric acid. MI11
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Malengine
Ma*len"gine (?), n. [OF. malengin; L. malus bad, evil + ingenium natural capacity. See Engine.] Evil machination; guile; deceit. [Obs.] Gower.
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Maleo
Ma"le*o (?), n. [From its native name.] (Zool.) A bird of Celebes (megacephalon maleo), allied to the brush turkey. It makes mounds in which to lay its eggs.
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Male-odor
Male-o"dor (?), n. See Malodor.
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male orchis
male orchis n. A Eurasian orchid (Orchis mascula) with showy pink or purple flowers in a loose spike.
Syn. -- early purple orchid, Orchis mascula.
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male orgasm
male orgasm n. An orgasm in a male animal accompanied by the ejaculation of semen.
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male plug
male plug n. (Electricity) The connecting end of the cord on an electrical device, having two or three pins, that is inserted into a matching socket to make an electrical connection.
Syn. -- plug.
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Malepractice
Male*prac"tice (?), n. See Malpractice.
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Male-spirited
Male"-spir`it*ed (?), a. Having the spirit of a male; vigorous; courageous. [R.] B. Jonson.
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Malet
Mal"et (?), n. [F. mallette, dim. of malle. See Mail a bag.] A little bag or budget. [Obs.] Shelton.
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Maletreat
Male*treat" (?), v. t. See Maltreat.
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Malevolence
Ma*lev"o*lence (?), n. [L. malevolentia. See Malevolent.] The quality or state of being malevolent; evil disposition toward another; inclination to injure others; ill will. See Synonym of Malice.
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Malevolent
Ma*lev"o*lent (?), a. [L. malevolens, -entis; male ill + volens, p. pr. of velle to be willing or disposed, to wish. See Malice, and Voluntary.] Wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in another's misfortune.
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Syn. -- Ill-disposed; envious; mischievous; evil-minded; spiteful; malicious; malignant; rancorous.
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Malevolently
Ma*lev"o*lent*ly, adv. In a malevolent manner.
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Malevolous
Ma*lev"o*lous (?), a. [L. malevolus; fr. male ill + velle to be disposed.] Malevolent. [Obs.] Bp. Warburton.
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Malexecution
Mal*ex`e*cu"tion (?), n. [Mal- + execution.] Bad execution. D. Webster.
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Maleyl
Ma*le"yl (?), n. [Maleic + -yl.] (Chem.) A hypothetical radical derived from maleic acid.
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Malfeasance
Mal*fea"sance (?), n. [F. malfaisance, fr. malfaisant injurious, doing ill; mal ill, evil + faisant doing, p. pr. of faire to do. See Malice, Feasible, and cf. Maleficence.] (Law) The doing of an act which a person ought not to do; evil conduct; an illegal deed. [Written also malefeasance.]
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malfeasant
malfeasant n. One guilty of malfeasance.
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Malformation
Mal`for*ma"tion (?), n. [Mal- + formation.] Ill formation; irregular or anomalous formation; abnormal or wrong conformation or structure; -- often used of body parts such as limbs which do not develop properly during fetal maturation.
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Malgracious
Mal*gra"cious (?), a. [F. malgracieux.] Not graceful; displeasing. [Obs.] Gower.
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Malgre
Mal"gre (?), prep. See Mauger.
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malheur wire lettuce
malheur wire lettuce n. (Bot.) A small mustardlike plant (Stephanomeria malheurensis) of Oregon, belonging to the family Cruciferae; it is a threatened species.
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Malian
Malian prop. a. 1. Of or pertaining to Mali; as, Malian deserts.
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2. of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Mali; as, Malian nomads.
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Malian
Malian prop. n. A native or inhabitant of Mali.
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Mali franc
Mali franc prop. n. The standard monetary unit in Mali and some other countries.
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Malic
Ma"lic (?), a. [L. malum an apple: cf. F. malique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, apples; as, malic acid.
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Malic acid, (Chem.) a hydroxy acid (HO.CO.CH2.CH(OH).CO.OH) obtained from unripe fruit (such as green apples, currants, tomatoes or cherries) as a substance which is sirupy or crystallized with difficulty, and has a strong but pleasant sour taste. It is levorotatory or dextrorotatory according to the temperature and concentration; the natural form is of L- conformation. A synthetic variety is a derivative of succinic acid, but as with most simple synthetic compounds, is a racemic mixture of isomers and thus has no rotatory action on polarized light.
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malice
mal"ice (măl"&ibreve_;s), n. [F. malice, fr. L. malitia, from malus bad, ill, evil, prob. orig., dirty, black; cf. Gr. me`las black, Skr. mala dirt. Cf. Mauger.] 1. Enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; a spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another; a disposition to injure another; a malignant design of evil. “Nor set down aught in malice.” Shak.
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Envy, hatred, and malice are three distinct passions of the mind. Ld. Holt.
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2. (Law) Any wicked or mischievous intention of the mind; a depraved inclination to mischief; an intention to vex, annoy, or injure another person, or to do a wrongful act without just cause or cause or excuse; a wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others; willfulness.
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Malice aforethought or Malice prepense, malice previously and deliberately entertained.
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Syn. -- Spite; ill will; malevolence; grudge; pique; bitterness; animosity; malignity; maliciousness; rancor; virulence. See Spite. -- Malevolence, Malignity, Malignancy. Malice is a stronger word than malevolence, which may imply only a desire that evil may befall another, while malice desires, and perhaps intends, to bring it about. Malignity is intense and deepseated malice. It implies a natural delight in hating and wronging others. One who is malignant must be both malevolent and malicious; but a man may be malicious without being malignant.
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Proud tyrants who maliciously destroy
And ride o'er ruins with malignant joy.
Somerville.
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in some connections, malignity seems rather more pertinently applied to a radical depravity of nature, and malignancy to indications of this depravity, in temper and conduct in particular instances. Cogan.
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Malice
Mal"ice, v. t. To regard with extreme ill will. [Obs.]
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Malicho
Mal"i*cho (?), n. [Sp. malhecho; mal bad + hecho deed, L. factum. See Fact.] Mischief. [Obs.] Shak.
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Malicious
Ma*li"cious (?), a. [Of. malicius, F. malicieux, fr. L. malitiosus. See Malice.] 1. Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity.
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I grant him bloody, . . .
Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin
That has a name.
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2. Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice; as, a malicious report; malicious mischief.
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3. (Law) With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or excuse; as, a malicious act.
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Malicious abandonment, the desertion of a wife or husband without just cause. Burrill. -- Malicious prosecution or Malicious arrest (Law), a wanton prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or criminal proceeding, without probable cause. Bouvier.
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Syn. -- Ill-disposed; evil-minded; mischievous; envious; malevolent; invidious; spiteful; bitter; malignant; rancorous; malign.
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-- Ma*li"cious*ly, adv. -- Ma*li"cious*ness, n.
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malicious mischief
malicious mischief n. (Law), Malicious and willful destructionof or injury to the property of others; -- it is an offense at common law. Wharton.
Syn. -- vandalism, hooliganism.
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malign
ma*lign" (?), a. [L. malignus, for maligenus, i. e., of a bad kind or nature; malus bad + the root of genus birth, race, kind: cf. F. malin, masc., maligne, fem. See Malice, Gender, and cf. Benign, Malignant.] 1. Having an evil disposition toward others; harboring violent enmity; malevolent; malicious; spiteful; -- opposed to benign.
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Witchcraft may be by operation of malign spirits. Bacon.
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2. Unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure; as, a malign aspect of planets.
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3. Malignant; as, a malign ulcer. [R.] Bacon.
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Malign
Ma*lign", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maligned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Maligning.] [Cf. L. malignare. See Malign, a.] To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong; to injure. [Obs.]
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The people practice what mischiefs and villainies they will against private men, whom they malign by stealing their goods, or murdering them. Spenser.
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2. To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander; to vilify; to asperse.
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To be envied and shot at; to be maligned standing, and to be despised falling. South.
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Malign
Ma*lign", v. i. To entertain malice. [Obs.]
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Malignancy
Malignance
{ Ma*lig"nance (?), Ma*lig"nan*cy , } n. [See Malignant.] 1. The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; disposition toward evil; intense ill will; as, malignancy of heart.
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2. Unfavorableness; evil nature.
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The malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemner yours. Shak.
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3. (Med.) Virulence; tendency to a fatal issue; as, the malignancy of an ulcer or of a fever.
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4. Hence: (Med.) A cancerous tumor that is spreading beyond the point of origin.
Syn. -- malignant tumor, malignant neoplasm, metastatic tumor.
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5. The state of being a malignant.
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malignant
ma*lig"nant (?), a. [L. malignans, -antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See Malign, and cf. Benignant.] 1. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious.
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A malignant and a turbaned Turk. Shak.
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2. Characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious.Malignant care.” Macaulay.
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Some malignant power upon my life. Shak.
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Something deleterious and malignant as his touch. Hawthorne.
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3. (Med.) Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria.
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Malignant pustule (Med.), a very contagious disease produced by infection of subcutaneous tissues with the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It is transmitted to man from animals and is characterized by the formation, at the point of reception of the infection, of a vesicle or pustule which first enlarges and then breaks down into an unhealthy ulcer. It is marked by profound exhaustion and often fatal. The disease in animals is called charbon; in man it is called cutaneous anthrax, and formerly was sometimes called simply anthrax.
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Malignant
Ma*lig"nant (?), n. 1. A man of extreme enmity or evil intentions. Hooker.
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2. (Eng. Hist.) One of the adherents of Charles I. or Charles II.; -- so called by the opposite party.
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malignant anemia
malignant anemia n. (Med.) A chronic progressive anemia of older adults, thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B-12); also called pernicious anemia.
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malignant melanoma
malignant melanoma n. (Med.), Any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes; called also melanoma. It is classed as a type of skin cancer.
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malignant neoplasm
malignant neoplasm n. (Med.), Same as malignancy{4}.
Syn. -- malignancy, malignance, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor.
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malignant tumor
malignant tumor n. (Med.), Same as malignancy{4}.
Syn. -- malignancy, malignance, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor.
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malignantly
ma*lig"nant*ly, adv. In a malignant manner.
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maligned
maligned adj. Assailed with contemptuous language.
Syn. -- reviled.
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maligner
ma*lign"er (?), n. One who maligns.
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malignify
ma*lig"ni*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malignified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Malignifying (?).] [L. malignus malign + -fy.] To make malign or malignant. [R.] “A strong faith malignified.” Southey.
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Malignity
Ma*lig"ni*ty (?), n. [F. malignité, L. malignitas.] 1. The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite.
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2. Virulence; deadly quality.
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His physicians discerned an invincible malignity in his disease. Hayward.
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3. Extreme evilness of nature or influence; perniciousness; heinousness; as, the malignity of fraud. [R.]
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Syn. -- See Malice.
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Malignly
Ma*lign"ly (?), adv. In a malign manner; with malignity.
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Malinger
Ma*lin"ger (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. MAlingered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Malingering.] To act the part of a malingerer; to feign illness or inability.
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Malingerer
Ma*lin"ger*er (?), n. [F. malingre sickly, weakly, prob. from mal ill + OF. heingre, haingre, thin, lean, infirm, fr. L. aeger.] In the army, a soldier who feigns himself sick, or who induces or protracts an illness, in order to avoid doing his duty; hence, in general, one who shirks his duty by pretending illness or inability.
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Malingery
Ma*lin"ger*y (?), n. The spirit or practices of a malingerer; malingering.
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Malison
Mal"i*son (?), n. [OF. maleicon, L. maledictio. See Malediction, and cf. Benison.] Malediction; curse; execration. [Poetic]
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God's malison on his head who this gainsays. Sir W. Scott.
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Malkin
Mal"kin (?), n. [Dim. of Maud, the proper name. Cf. Grimalkin.] [Written also maukin.] 1. Originally, a kitchenmaid; a slattern. Chaucer.
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2. A mop made of clouts, used by the kitchen servant.
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3. A scarecrow. [Prov. Eng.]
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4. (Mil.) A mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing out a cannon.
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Mall
Mall (m&asuml_;l; 277), n. [Written also maul.] [OE. malle, F. mail, L. malleus. Cf. Malleus.] 1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul. Addison.
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2. A heavy blow. [Obs.] Spenser.
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3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall. Cotton.
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4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk.
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Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and planted with elms; and these convenient and frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall. Southey.
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Mall
Mall (m&asuml_;l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malled (m&asuml_;ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Malling.] [Cf. OF. mailler. See Mall beetle, and cf. Malleate.] To beat with a mall; to beat with something heavy; to bruise; to maul.
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Mall
Mall (măl), n. [LL. mallum a public assembly; cf. OHG. mahal assembly, transaction; akin to AS. mæðel, meðel, assembly, m&aemacr_;lan to speak, Goth. maþl market place.] Formerly, among Teutonic nations, a meeting of the notables of a state for the transaction of public business, such meeting being a modification of the ancient popular assembly. Hence: (a) A court of justice. (b) A place where justice is administered. (c) A place where public meetings are held.
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Councils, which had been as frequent as diets or malls, ceased. Milman.
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Mall
Mall (m&asuml_;l), n. 1. A public access area containing a promenade for pedestrians; as, to gather near the Washington monument on the mall in Washington.
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2. The paved or grassy strip between two roadways.
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3. A shopping area with multiple shops and a concourse for predominantly or exclusively pedestrian use; in cities the concourse is usually a city street which may be temporarily or permamently closed to motor vehicles; in suburban areas, a mall is often located on a convenient highway, may be large, contained in one building or in multiple buildings connected by (usually covered) walkways. Also called shopping mall
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Mallard
Mal"lard (?), n. [F. malari,fr. mâle male + -art = -ard. See Male, a., and -ard.] 1. (Zool.) A drake; the male of Anas boschas.
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2. (Zool.) A large wild duck (Anas boschas) inhabiting both America and Europe. The domestic duck has descended from this species. Called also greenhead.
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Malleability
Mal"le*a*bil"i*ty (?), n. [CF. F. malléabilité.] The quality or state of being malleable; -- opposed to friability and brittleness. Locke.
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Malleable
Mal"le*a*ble (?), a. [F. malléable, fr. LL. malleare to hammer. See Malleate.] 1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.
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2. Capable of being influenced to behave as desired; tractable; -- used mostly of children.
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Malleable iron, iron that is capable of extension or of being shaped under the hammer; decarbonized cast iron. See under Iron. -- Malleable iron castings, articles cast from pig iron and made malleable by heating then for several days in the presence of some substance, as hematite, which deprives the cast iron of some of its carbon.
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Malleableize
Mal"le*a*ble*ize (?), v. t. To make malleable.
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Malleableness
Mal"le*a*ble*ness, n. Quality of being malleable.
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Malleal
Mal"le*al (?), a. (Anat.) Pertaining to the malleus.
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Malleate
Mal"le*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malleated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Malleating (?).] [L. malleatus hammered, fr. malleus a hammer. See Mall, v. t.] To hammer; to beat into a plate or leaf.
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Malleation
Mal`le*a"tion (?), n. [LL. malleatio: cf. OF. malléation.] The act or process of beating into a plate, sheet, or leaf, as a metal; extension by beating.
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mallecho
mal"le*cho (măl"l&euptack_;*chō), n. Same as Malicho.
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mallee
mal"lee (?), n. [Native name.] 1. (Bot.) A dwarf Australian eucalypt with a number of thin stems springing from a thickened stock. The most common species are Eucalyptus dumosa and Eucalyptus Gracilis.
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2. Scrub or thicket formed by the mallee. [Australia]
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mallee bird
mal*lee" bird` (?). (Zool.) [From native name.] The leipoa, or Australian moundbird; it incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds. See Leipoa.
Syn. -- mallee fowl, mallee-fowl, leipoa, lowan, Leipoa ocellata.
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mallee fowl
mallee fowl n. (Zool.), Same as mallee bird (Leipoa ocellata). See also Leipoa.
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mallee hen
mallee hen n. (Zool.), The adult female of the mallee fowl (Leipoa ocellata). See Leipoa.
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Mallemoke
Mallemock
{ Mal"le*mock (?), Mal"le*moke (?), } n. (Zool.) See Mollemoke.
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Mallenders
Mal"len*ders (?), n. pl. (Far.) Same as Malanders.
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Malleolar
Mal*le"o*lar (?), a. [See Malleolus.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the malleolus; in the region of the malleoli of the ankle joint.
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Malleolus
Mal*le"*o*lus (?), n.; pl. Malleoli (#). [L., dim. of malleus hammer.] 1. (Anat.) A projection at the distal end of each bone of the leg at the ankle joint. The malleolus of the tibia is the internal projection, that of the fibula the external.
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2. “ A layer, ” a shoot partly buried in the ground, and there cut halfway through.
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Mallet
Mal"let (?), n. [F. maillet, dim. of mail. See Mall a beetle.] A small maul with a short handle, -- used esp. for driving a tool, as a chisel or the like; also, a light beetle with a long handle, -- used in playing croquet.
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Malleus
Mal"le*us (?), n.; pl. Mallei (#). [L., hammer. See Mall a beetle.] 1. (Anat.) The outermost of the three small auditory bones, ossicles; the hammer. It is attached to the tympanic membrane by a long process, the handle or manubrium. See Illust. of Far.
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2. (Zool.) One of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See Mastax.
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3. (Zool.) A genus of bivalve shells; the hammer shell.
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Mallophaga
Mal*loph"a*ga (măl*l&obreve_;f"&adot_;*g&adot_;), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. mallo`s a lock of wool + fagei^n to eat.] (Zool.) An extensive group of insects which are parasitic on birds and mammals, and feed on the feathers and hair; -- called also bird lice. See Bird louse, under Bird.
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Mallotus
Mal*lo"tus (?), n. [NL., fr Gr. &unr_; fleecy.] (Zool.) A genus of small Arctic fishes. One American species, the capelin (Mallotus villosus), is extensively used as bait for cod.
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Mallows
Mallow
{ Mal"low (?), Mal"lows (?), } n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe, fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala`chh; cf. mala`ssein to soften, malako`s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. Mauve, Malachite.] (Bot.) A genus of plants (Malva) having mucilaginous qualities. See Malvaceous.
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&hand_; The flowers of the common mallow (Malva sylvestris) are used in medicine. The dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia) is a common weed, and its flattened, dick-shaped fruits are called cheeses by children. Tree mallow (Malva Mauritiana and Lavatera arborea), musk mallow (Malva moschata), rose mallow or hollyhock, and curled mallow (Malva crispa), are less commonly seen.
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Indian mallow. See Abutilon. -- Jew's mallow, a plant (Corchorus olitorius) used as a pot herb by the Jews of Egypt and Syria. -- Marsh mallow. See under Marsh.
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mallow family
mallow family n. (Bot.) The natural family Malvaceae, a dilleniid dicot family consisting of herbs and shrubs and some trees, and including the mallows, cotton, and okra.
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mallowwort
mal"low*wort` (?), n. (Bot.) Any plant of the order Malvaceae.
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Malmbrick
Malm
{ Malm (?), Malm"brick` (?), } n. [Cf. AS. mealm sand.] A kind of brick of a light brown or yellowish color, made of sand, clay, and chalk.
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malma
mal"ma (?), n. (Zool.) A spotted trout (Salvelinus malma), inhabiting Northern America, west of the Rocky Mountains; -- called also Dolly Varden trout, bull trout, red-spotted trout, and golet.
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Malmag
Mal"mag (?), n. [F., from native name in Madagascar.] (Zool.) The tarsius, or spectral lemur.
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Malmsey
Malm"sey (?), n. [OE. malvesie, F. malvoisie, It. malvasia, malavagia, fr. Malvasia, or Napoli di Malvasia, in the Morea.] A kind of sweet wine from Crete, the Canary Islands, etc. Shak.
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malnourished
malnourished adj. Not getting adequate food; suffering from malnutrition; underfed. [Narrower terms: starved, starving; unfed; foodless]
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malnutrition
mal`nu*tri"tion (?), n. [Mal- + nutrition.] (Physiol.) Faulty or imperfect nutrition; inadequate or unbalanced food intake.
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Malobservation
Mal*ob`ser*va"tion (?), n. [Mal- + observation.] Erroneous observation. J. S Mill.
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malodor
mal*o"dor (?), n. An offensive odor.
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malodorous
mal*o"dor*ous (?), a. Offensive to the sense of smell; ill-smelling. -- mal*o"dor*ous*ness. n. Carlyle.
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malodorousness
mal*o"dor*ous*ness n. The attribute of having a strong offensive smell.
Syn. -- stinkiness, foulness, rankness.
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malonate
mal"o*nate (?), a. (Chem.) A salt of malonic acid.
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Malonic
Ma*lon"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a dicarboxylic acid produced artifically as a white crystalline substance, CH2.(CO2H)2, and so called because obtained by the oxidation of malic acid.
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Malonyl
Mal"o*nyl (?), n. [Malonic + -yl.] (Chem.) A divalent diacyl radical, CH2.(CO)2, from malonic acid.
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malonylurea
malonylurea n. A white crystalline acid derived from pyrimidine; it is used in preparing barbiturate drugs.
Syn. -- barbituric acid.
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malope
malope n. A Western Mediterranean annual (Malope trifida) having deep purple-red flowers subtended by three large cordate bracts.
Syn. -- Malope trifida.
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Malopterurus
Malopterurus prop. n. [NL., from Gr. malako`s soft + ptero`n wing + o'yra` tail.] (Zool.) A variant spelling of Malapterurus.
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Malopterurus electricus
Malopterurus electricus prop. n. (Zool.) See Malopterurus electricus.
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Malosma
Malosma prop. n. A genus having only one species; often included in the genus Rhus.
Syn. -- genus Malosma.
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Malpais
Mal"pais` (?), n. [Cf. Sp. mal, malo, bad, and país country.] (Geol.) The rough surface of a congealed lava stream. [Southwestern U. S.]
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Malpighia
Mal*pi"ghi*a (?), n. [NL. See Malpighian.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of Malpighia glabra (formerly Malpighia urens) are eaten under the name of Barbadoes cherries.
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Malpighiaceous
Mal*pi`ghi*a"ceous (?), a. (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of tropical trees and shrubs (Malpighiaceae), some of them climbing plants, and their stems forming many of the curious lianes of South American forests.
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Malpighia glabra
Malpighia glabra prop. n. (Bot.) THe species name of the acerola, also called barbados cherry, a tropical American shrub bearing edible cherrylike acid red fruit.
Syn. -- barbados cherry, acerola, Surinam cherry, West Indian cherry.
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Malpighian
Mal*pi"ghi*an (?), a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century.
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Malpighian capsules or Malpighian corpuscles (Anatomy), the globular dilatations, containing the glomeruli or Malpighian tufts, at the extremities of the urinary tubules of the kidney. -- Malpighian corpuscles of the spleen, masses of adenoid tissue connected with branches of the splenic artery.
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malpighian body
malpighian body n. (Anatomy), The capsule that contains a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron; also called malpighian corpuscle and Malpighian capsule.
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malpighian corpuscle
malpighian corpuscle n. (Anatomy), See malpighian body.
Syn. -- malpighian body, Malpighian capsule.
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malpighian layer
malpighian layer n. (Anatomy), The innermost layer of the epidermis.
Syn. -- stratum germinativum, rete Malpighii.
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malposed tooth
malposed tooth n. (Med.) A tooth that has grown in a faulty position.
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Malposition
Mal`po*si"tion (?), n. [Mal- + position.] A wrong position.
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Malpractice
Mal*prac"tice (?), n. [Mal- + practice.] Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary to established rules; specifically, the treatment of a case by a surgeon or physician in a manner which is contrary to accepted rules and productive of unfavorable results. [Written also malepractice.]
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Malt
Malt (m&asuml_;lt), n. [AS. mealt; akin to D. mout, G. malz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. malt, and E. melt. √108. See Melt.] Barley or other grain, steeped in water and dried in a kiln, thus forcing germination until the saccharine principle has been evolved. It is used in brewing and in the distillation of whisky.
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Malt
Malt, a. Relating to, containing, or made with, malt.
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Malt liquor, an alcoholic liquor, as beer, ale, porter, etc., prepared by fermenting an infusion of malt. -- Malt dust, fine particles of malt, or of the grain used in making malt; -- used as a fertilizer.Malt dust consists chiefly of the infant radicle separated from the grain.” Sir H. Davy. -- Malt floor, a floor for drying malt. -- Malt house, or Malthouse, a house in which malt is made. -- Malt kiln, a heated chamber for drying malt.
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Malt
Malt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malted: p. pr. & vb. n. Malting.] To make into malt; as, to malt barley.
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Malt
Malt, v. i. To become malt; also, to make grain into malt. Mortimer.
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Malta
Malta n. 1. A country on the island of Malta.
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2. An island south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea.
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malta fever
malta fever n. (Med.) An infectious disease contracted from meat or milk products from infected domestic animals; called also brucellosis and undulant fever.
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Maltalent
Mal"ta*lent (?), n. [F. See Malice, and Talent.] Ill will; malice. [Obs.] Rom. of R. Spenser.
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maltase
malt"ase (m&asuml_;lt"ās), n. (Biochem.) An enzyme, α-D-glucosidase, which hydrolyzes maltose with production of glucose, and also hydrolyzes certain other α-D-glucosides.
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malted
malt"ed (m&asuml_;lt"&ebreve_;d), n. 1. Same as malted milk{1}.
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malted milk
malted milk n. 1. A milkshake made with malt powder; also called simply a malted.
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2. A powder made of dried milk and malted cereals.
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Maltese
Mal*tese" (m&asuml_;l*tēs" or m&asuml_;l*tēz"), prop. a. Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants. -- n. sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of Malta; the people of Malta.
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Maltese cross. See Illust. 5, of Cross. -- Maltese dog (Zool.), a breed of small terriers, having long silky white hair. The breed originated in Malta.
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maltese cat
maltese cat n. (Zool.), A short-haired bluish-gray breed of the domestic cat.
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maltese cross
maltese cross n. (Bot.) A Eurasian garden perennial (Lychins chalcedonica) having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads.
Syn. -- scarlet lychnis, Lychins chalcedonica.
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2. A cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the center. See illustration under cross.
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Maltese dog
Maltese dog n. (Zool.) A breed of toy dog having a long straight silky white coat; also called a Maltese.
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maltese pound
maltese pound n. The monetary unit of Malta.
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Maltha
Mal"tha (măl"th&adot_;), n. [L., fr. Gr. ma`lqa.] 1. A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to the touch, and exhaling a bituminous odor.
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2. Mortar. [Obs.] Holland.
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Malthus
Malthus prop. n. Thomas Robert Malthus, an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834).
Syn. -- Thomas Malthus, Thomas Robert Malthus.
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Malthusian
Mal*thu"sian (?), a. Of or pertaining to the political economist, the Rev. T. R. Malthus, or conforming to his views; as, Malthusian theories. See Malthus.
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&hand_; Malthus held that population tends to increase faster than its means of subsistence can be made to do, and hence that the lower classes must necessarily suffer more or less from lack of food, unless an increase of population be checked by prudential restraint or otherwise. The steadily increasing capacity of world economic systems and food production has proven this theory to be at least premature, since economic production has increased notably faster than population since the time of Malthus. The general notion that there is an ultimate limit on the ability of mankind to continue increasing food and goods in proportion to population is still held by many people, especially environmentalists, some of whom who feel that the chief limiting factor will be the inability to dispose of the waste products of industry, leading to a steady degradation of the environment in the absence of population limitation. However, even those that believe this differ widely in their estimates of when this limit will be reached.
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Malthusian
Mal*thu"sian, n. A follower of Malthus.
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Malthusianism
Mal*thu"sian*ism (?), n. The system of Malthusian doctrines relating to population. See Malthusian.
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malthusian theory
malthusian theory n. Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence; Malthusianism. See Malthusian.
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Maltine
Maltin
{ Malt"in (?), Malt"ine (?), } n. (Physiol. Chem.) The fermentative principle of malt; malt diastase; also, a name given to various medicinal preparations made from or containing malt.
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Malting
Malt"ing (?), n. The process of making, or of becoming malt.
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malt liquor
malt liquor n. An alcoholic drink made with malt.
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Maltman
Malt"man (?), n.; pl. Maltmen (&unr_;). A man whose occupation is to make malt.
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maltobiose
mal"to*bi"ose (?), a. (Chem.) Maltose; malt sugar.
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Maltonic
Mal*ton"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, maltose; specif., designating an acid called also gluconic or dextronic acid. See Gluconic.
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Maltose
Malt"ose` (m&asuml_;lt"ōs`), n. [From Malt.] (Biochem.) A crystalline disaccharide (C12H22O11) formed from starch by the action of diastase of malt, and the amylolytic ferment of saliva and pancreatic juice; called also maltobiose and malt sugar. Chemically it is 4-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-D-glucose. It rotates the plane of polarized light further to the right than does dextrose and possesses a lower cupric oxide reducing power.
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maltreat
mal*treat" (măl*trēt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maltreated; p. pr. & vb. n. Maltreating.] [Mal- + treat: cf. F. maltraiter.] To treat ill; to abuse; to treat roughly.
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maltreatment
mal*treat"ment (?), n.; [Cf. F. maltraitement.] Cruel or inhumane treatment; ill usage; abuse.
Syn. -- ill-treatment.
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Maltster
Malt"ster (m&asuml_;lt"st&etilde_;r), n. A maltman. Swift.
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malt sugar
malt sugar n. Same as maltose.
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malt whisky
malt whiskey
malt whiskey, malt whisky n. A whiskey distilled in Scotland (esp. whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still); Scotch whisky.
Syn. -- Scotch, Scotch-whiskey, Scotch whisky.
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maltworm
malt"worm` (?), n. A tippler. [R.] Shak.
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malty
malt"y (?), a. Containing, or like, malt. Dickens.
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Malum
Ma"lum (?), n.; pl. Mala (#). [L.] An evil. See Mala.
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Malva
Malva prop. n. A genus of herbs and subshrubs including the mallows.
Syn. -- genus Malva.
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Malvaceae
Malvaceae prop. n. A natural family of herbs and shrubs and some trees, including the mallows, cotton, and okra; the mallow family.
Syn. -- family Malvaceae, mallow family.
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Malvaceous
Mal*va"ceous (?), a. [L. malvaceus, from malva mallows. See Mallow.] (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural family of plants (Malvaceae), of which the mallow is the type. The cotton plant, hollyhock, and abutilon are of this family. It was formerly classified as an order, and included the baobab and the silk-cotton trees. The baobab and silk-cotton trees are now placed in the family Bombacaceae, which is included with the Malvaceae in the order Malvales.
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Malvales
Malvales n. A natural order of plants including the families Malvaceae, Bombacaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Sterculiaceae, and Tiliaceae.
Syn. -- order Malvales.
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Malva neglecta
Malva neglecta prop. n. (Bot.) The species name of the common mallow, an annual Old World plant with clusters of pink or white flowers; naturalized in U.S..
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malvasia
malvasia n. A sweet grape used to make malmsey wine.
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Malvastrum
Malvastrum n. A genus of mallows characterized by red and yellow flowers often placed in other genera.
Syn. -- genus Malvastrum.
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Malva sylvestris
Malva sylvestrisprop. n. (Bot.) The species name of the tall mallow, an erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced into the U. S.
Syn. -- tall mallow, high mallow, cheese, cheeseflower.
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Malvaviscus
Malvaviscus n. A small genus of shrubs of Central and South America: wax mallows.
Syn. -- genus Malvaviscus.
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Malversation
Mal`ver*sa"tion (?), n. [F., fr. malverser to be corrupt in office, fr. L. male ill + versari to move about, to occupy one's self, vertere to turn. See Malice, and Verse.] Evil conduct; fraudulent practices; misbehavior, corruption, or extortion in office.
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Malvesie
Mal"ve*sie (?), n. Malmsey wine. See Malmsey. “ A jub of malvesye.” Chaucer.
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Mam
Mam (măm), n. [Abbrev. fr. mamma.] Mamma.
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Mama
Ma*ma" (?), n. See Mamma.
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Mamaluke
Mam"a*luke (?), n. Same as Mameluke.
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mama's boy
mama's boy n. Same as mamma's boy.
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Mamelon
Mam"e*lon (?), n. [F.] A rounded hillock; a rounded elevation or protuberance. Westmin. Rev.
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Mameluco
Mam`e*lu"co (?), n. [Pg.] A child born of a white father and Indian mother. [S. Amer.]
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Mameluke
Mam"e*luke (?), n. [F. mamelouk, cf. Sp. mameluco, It. mammalucco; all fr. Ar. mamlūk a purchased slave or captive; lit., possessed or in one's power, p. p. of malaka to possesses.] One of a body of mounted soldiers recruited from slaves converted to Muslimism, who, during several centuries, had more or less control of the government of Egypt, until exterminated or dispersed by Mehemet Ali in 1811.
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Mamillated
Mam"il*la`ted (?), a. See Mammillated.
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Mamma
Mam*ma" (?), n. [Reduplicated from the infantine word ma, influenced in spelling by L. mamma.] Mother; -- word of tenderness and familiarity. [Written also mama.]
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Tell tales papa and mamma. Swift.
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Mamma
Mam"ma (?), n.; pl. Mammae (#). [L. mamma breast.] (Anat.) A glandular organ for secreting milk, characteristic of all mammals, but usually rudimentary in the male; a mammary gland; a breast; udder; bag.
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Mammal
Mam"mal (?), n.; pl. Mammals (#). [L. mammalis belonging to the breast, fr. mamma the breast or pap: cf. F. mammal.] (Zool.) One of the Mammalia.
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Age of mammals. See under Age, n., 8.
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Mammalia
Mam*ma"li*a (?), n. pl. [NL., from L. mammalis. See Mammal.] (Zool.) The highest class of Vertebrata. The young are nourished for a time by milk, or an analogous fluid, secreted by the mammary glands of the mother.
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[1913 Webster] I. Placentalia. This subclass embraces all the higher orders, including man. In these the fetus is attached to the uterus by a placenta.
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Mammalian
Mam*ma"li*an (?), a. Of or pertaining to the Mammalia or mammals.
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Mammaliferous
Mam`ma*lif"er*ous (?), a. [Mammal + -ferous.] (Geol.) Containing mammalian remains; -- said of certain strata.
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Mammalogical
Mam`ma*log"ic*al (?), a. Of or pertaining to mammalogy.
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Mammalogist
Mam*mal"o*gist (?), n. [Cf. F. mammalogiste.] One versed in mammalogy.
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Mammalogy
Mam*mal"o*gy (?), n. [Mamma breast + -logy: cf. f. mammalogie.] The science which relates to mammals or the Mammalia. See Mammalia.
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Mammary
Mam"ma*ry (?), a. [Cf. F. mammaire.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the mammae or breasts; as, the mammary arteries and veins.
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mammary gland
mammary gland n. The milk-secreting organ of female mammals.
Syn. -- mamma.
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mama's boy
mama's boy n. A boy excessively attached to his mother; a boy lacking the usual masculine interests; also spelled mamma's boy.
Syn. -- mother's boy.
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Mammea
Mammea n. A genus of American and Asiatic trees having edible one-seeded fruit.
Syn. -- genus Mammea.
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Mammea americana
Mammea americana n. (Bot.) The speciaes name for the mammee tree.
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Mammee tree
Mammee
Mam*mee", Mam*mee" tree` (?), n. [Haitian mamey.] (Bot.) A fruit tree of tropical America, belonging to the genus Mammea (Mammea Americana); also, its fruit, called the mammee apple. The latter is large, covered with a thick, tough ring, and contains a bright yellow pulp of a pleasant taste and fragrant scent. It is often called mammee apple.
Syn. -- mammee apple, mammee, mamey, Mammea americana.
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mammee apple
mammee apple n. (Bot.) A tropical American tree (Mammea americana) having edible fruit (the mammee apple) with a leathery rind.
Syn. -- mammee, mamey, mammee tree, Mammea americana.
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2. The globular or ovoid tropical fruit of the mammee tree (Mammea americana), having a thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh.
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Mammer
Mam"mer (?), v. i. [Cf. G. memme coward, poltroon.] To hesitate; to mutter doubtfully. [Obs.]
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Mammet
Mam"met (?), n. [See Mawmet.] An idol; a puppet; a doll. [Obs.] Selden. Shak.
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Mammetry
Mam"met*ry (?), n. See Mawmetry. [Obs.]
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Mammifer
Mam"mi*fer (?), n. [NL. See Mammiferous.] (Zool.) A mammal. See Mammalia.
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Mammiferous
Mam*mif"er*ous (?), a. [Mamma breast + -ferous: cf. F. mammifère.] Having breasts; of, pertaining to, or derived from, the Mammalia.
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Mammiform
Mam"mi*form (?), a. [Mamma breast + -form: cf. F. mammiforme.] Having the form of a mamma (breast) or mammae.
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Mammilla
Mam*mil"la (?), n.; pl. Mammilae (#). [L., dim. of mamma a breast.] (Anat.) The nipple.
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Mammillary
Mam"mil*la*ry (?), a. [Cf. F. mammilaire. See Mammilla.] 1. Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid.
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2. (Min.) Composed of convex convex concretions, somewhat resembling the breasts in form; studded with small mammiform protuberances.
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Mammillated
Mammillate
{ Mam"mil*late (?), Mam"mil*la`ted (?), } a. [See Mammilla.] 1. Having small nipples, or small protuberances like nipples or mammae.
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2. (Zool.) Bounded like a nipple; -- said of the apex of some shells.
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Mammilliform
Mam*mil"li*form (?), a. [Mammilla + -form.] Having the form of a mammilla.
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Mammilloid
Mam"mil*loid (?), a. [Mammilla + -oid.] Like a mammilla or nipple; mammilliform.
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Mammock
Mam"mock (?), n. [Ir. & Gael. mam a round hill + -ock.] A shapeless piece; a fragment. [Obs.]
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Mammock
Mam"mock, v. t. To tear to pieces. [Obs.] Milton.
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Mammodis
Mam"mo*dis (?), n. [F. mamoudis, fr. Hind. mahmūdī a muslin.] Coarse plain India muslins.
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Mammology
Mam*mol"o*gy (?), n. [Mamma + -logy.] Mastology. See Mammalogy.
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Mammon
Mam"mon (măm"mŭn), n. [L. mammona, Gr. mammwna^s riches, Syr. mamōnā; cf. Heb. matmōn a hiding place, subterranean storehouse, treasury, fr. tāman to hide.] Riches; wealth; the god of riches; riches, personified.
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Ye can not serve God and Mammon. Matt. vi. 24.
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Mammonish
Mam"mon*ish, a. Actuated or prompted by a devotion to money getting or the service of Mammon. Carlyle.
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Mammonism
Mam"mon*ism (?), n. Devotion to the pursuit of wealth; worldliness. Carlyle.
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Mammonist
Mam"mon*ist, n. A mammonite.
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Mammonite
Mam"mon*ite (?), n. One devoted to the acquisition of wealth or the service of Mammon. C. Kingsley.
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Mammonization
Mam`mon*i*za"tion (?), n. The process of making mammonish; the state of being under the influence of mammonism.
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Mammonize
Mam"mon*ize (?), v. t. To make mammonish.
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Mammose
Mam*mose" (?), a. [L. mammosus having large breasts, mamma breast.] (Bot.) Having the form of the breast; breast-shaped.
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Mammoth
Mam"moth (măm"m&obreve_;th), n. [Russ. mâmont, mámant, fr. Tartar mamma the earth. Certain Tartar races, the Tungooses and Yakoots, believed that the mammoth worked its way in the earth like a mole.] (Zool.) An extinct, hairy, maned elephant (Mammuthus primigenius formerly Elephas primigenius), of enormous size, remains of which are found in the northern parts of both continents. The last of the race, in Europe, were coeval with prehistoric man.
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&hand_; Several specimens have been found in Siberia preserved entire, with the flesh and hair remaining. They were imbedded in the ice cliffs at a remote period, and became exposed by the melting of the ice.
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Mammoth
Mam"moth (măm"m&obreve_;th), a. Resembling the mammoth in size; very large; gigantic; as, a mammoth ox.
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mammothrept
mam"mo*thrept (măm"m&ouptack_;*thr&ebreve_;pt), n. [Gr. mammo`qreptos; ma`mma grandmother + tre`pein to nourish.] A child brought up by its grandmother; a spoiled child. [R.]
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O, you are a more mammothrept in judgment. B. Jonson.
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Mammuthus
Mammuthus prop. n. An extinct genus comprising the mammoths.
Syn. -- genus Mammuthus.
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Mammuthus primigenius
Mammuthus primigenius prop. n. (Zool.) The species name for the woolly mammoth, a very hairy mammoth common in colder portions of the Northern hemisphere.
Syn. -- woolly mammoth, northern mammoth.
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Mammutidae
Mammutidae prop. n. An extinct natural family of mammals, comprising the mastodons.
Syn. -- family Mammutidae, family Mastodontidae.
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mammy
mam"my (măm"m&ybreve_;), n.; pl. mammies (măm"m&ibreve_;z). A child's name for mamma, mother.
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mamoncillo
mamoncillo n. A tropical American tree (Melicocca bijuga, or Melicocca bijugatus) bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp.
Syn. -- Spanish lime, Spanish lime tree, honey berry, genip, ginep, Melicocca bijuga, Melicocca bijugatus.
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Mamzer
Mam"zer (?), n. [Heb. mámzēr.] A person born of relations between whom marriage was forbidden by the Mosaic law; a bastard. Deut. xxiii. 2 (Douay version).
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Man
Man (măn), n.; pl. Men (m&ebreve_;n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. maðr, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. √104. Cf. Minx a pert girl.] 1. A human being; -- opposed to beast.
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These men went about wide, and man found they none,
But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one.
R. of Glouc.
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The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me. Shak.
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'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast! W. C. Fields
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2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
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When I became a man, I put away childish things. I Cor. xiii. 11.
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Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man. Dryden.
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3. The human race; mankind.
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And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion. Gen. i. 26.
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The proper study of mankind is man. Pope.
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4. The male portion of the human race.
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Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties. Cowper.
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5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind. Shak.
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This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the elements
So mixed in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world “This was a man!”
Shak.
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6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
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Like master, like man. Old Proverb.
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The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honor. Blackstone.
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7. A term of familiar address at one time implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose! In the latter half of the 20th century it became used in a broader sense as simply a familiar and informal form of address, but is not used in business or formal situations; as, hey, man! You want to go to a movie tonight?. [Informal]
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8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.
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I pronounce that they are man and wife. Book of Com. Prayer.
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every wife ought to answer for her man. Addison.
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9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
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A man can not make him laugh. Shak.
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A man would expect to find some antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old rostrum of a Roman ship. Addison.
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10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.
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&hand_; Man is often used as a prefix in composition, or as a separate adjective, its sense being usually self-explaining; as, man child, man eater or maneater, man-eating, man hater or manhater, man-hating, manhunter, man-hunting, mankiller, man-killing, man midwife, man pleaser, man servant, man-shaped, manslayer, manstealer, man-stealing, manthief, man worship, etc.

Man is also used as a suffix to denote a person of the male sex having a business which pertains to the thing spoken of in the qualifying part of the compound; ashman, butterman, laundryman, lumberman, milkman, fireman, repairman, showman, waterman, woodman. Where the combination is not familiar, or where some specific meaning of the compound is to be avoided, man is used as a separate substantive in the foregoing sense; as, apple man, cloth man, coal man, hardware man, wood man (as distinguished from woodman).

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Man ape (Zool.), a anthropoid ape, as the gorilla. -- Man at arms, a designation of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries for a soldier fully armed. -- Man engine, a mechanical lift for raising or lowering people through considerable distances; specifically (Mining), a contrivance by which miners ascend or descend in a shaft. It consists of a series of landings in the shaft and an equal number of shelves on a vertical rod which has an up and down motion equal to the distance between the successive landings. A man steps from a landing to a shelf and is lifted or lowered to the next landing, upon which he them steps, and so on, traveling by successive stages. -- Man Friday, a person wholly subservient to the will of another, like Robinson Crusoe's servant Friday. -- Man of straw, a puppet; one who is controlled by others; also, one who is not responsible pecuniarily. -- Man-of-the earth (Bot.), a twining plant (Ipomoea pandurata) with leaves and flowers much like those of the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root. -- Man of sin (Script.), one who is the embodiment of evil, whose coming is represented (2 Thess. ii. 3) as preceding the second coming of Christ. [A Hebraistic expression] -- Man of war. (a) A warrior; a soldier. Shak. (b) (Naut.) See in the Vocabulary. (c) See Portuguese man-of-war under man-of-war and also see Physalia. -- Man-stopping bullet (Mil.), a bullet which will produce a sufficient shock to stop a soldier advancing in a charge; specif., a small-caliber bullet so modified as to expand when striking the human body, producing a severe wound which is also difficult to treat medically. Types of bullets called hollow-nosed bullets, soft-nosed bullets and hollow-point bullets are classed as man-stopping. The dumdum bullet or dumdum is another well-known variety. Such bullets were originally designed for wars with savage tribes. -- great man, a man{2} who has become prominent due to substantial and widely admired contributions to social or intellectual endeavors; as, Einstein was one of the great men of the twentieth century. -- To be one's own man, to have command of one's self; not to be subject to another.
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Man
Man (măn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manned (mănd); p. pr. & vb. n. Manning.] 1. To supply with men; to furnish with a sufficient force or complement of men, as for management, service, defense, or the like; to guard; as, to man a ship, boat, or fort.
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See how the surly Warwick mans the wall ! Shak.
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They man their boats, and all their young men arm. Waller.
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2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify. “Theodosius having manned his soul with proper reflections.” Addison.
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3. To tame, as a hawk. [R.] Shak.
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4. To furnish with a servant or servants. [Obs.] Shak.
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5. To wait on as a manservant. [Obs.] Shak.
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&hand_; In “Othello,” V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage.
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To man a yard (Naut.), to send men upon a yard, as for furling or reefing a sail. -- To man the yards (Naut.), to station men on the yards as a salute or mark of respect.
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Manable
Man"a*ble (măn"&adot_;*b'l), a. Marriageable. [Obs.]
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Manace
Man"ace (măn"&auptack_;s), n. & v. Same as Menace. [Obs.]
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Manacle
Man"a*cle (măn"&adot_;*k'l), n. [OE. manicle, OF. manicle, F. manicle sort glove, manacle, L. manicula a little hand, dim. of manus hand; cf. L. manica sleeve, manacle, fr. manus. See Manual.] A handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; -- usually in the plural.
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Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand. Ecclus. xxi. 19.
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Manacle
Man"a*cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manacled (măn"&adot_;*k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Manacling (?).] To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers.
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Is it thus you use this monarch, to manacle and shackle him hand and foot ? Arbuthnot.
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Manage
Man"age (?), n. [F. manège, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. ménage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege.] The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege. [Obs.]
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Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold. Bacon.
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Down, down I come; like glistering Phaethon
Wanting the manage of unruly jades.
Shak.
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The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. Shak.
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&hand_; This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more general meaning, by management.
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Manage
Man"age (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Managed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Managing (?).] [From Manage, n.] 1. To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle.
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Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed. Sir I. Newton.
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What wars Imanage, and what wreaths I gain. Prior.
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2. Hence, Esp.: to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct; to bring around cunningly to one's plans.
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It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant subjects. Addison.
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It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant. Bp. Hurd.
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3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
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4. To treat with care; to husband. Dryden.
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5. To bring about; to contrive. Shak.
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Syn. -- To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive; concert; conduct; transact.
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Manage
Man"age, v. i. To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer.
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Leave them to manage for thee. Dryden.
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Manageability
Man`age*a*bil"i*ty (?), n. The state or quality of being manageable; manageableness.
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Manageable
Man"age*a*ble (?), a. Such as can be managed or used; suffering control; governable; tractable; subservient; as, a manageable horse.
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Syn. -- Governable; tractable; controllable; docile.
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-- Man"age*a*ble*ness, n. -- Man"age*a*bly, adv.
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managed economy
managed economy n. A non-market economy in which government intervention is important in allocating goods and resources and determining prices.
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Manageless
Man"age*less, a. Unmanageable. [R.]
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Management
Man"age*ment (?), n. [From Manage, v.] 1. The act or art of managing; the manner of treating, directing, carrying on, or using, for a purpose; conduct; administration; guidance; control; as, the management of a family or of a farm; the management of a business enterprise; the management of state affairs. “The management of the voice.” E. Porter.
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2. Business dealing; negotiation; arrangement.
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He had great managements with ecclesiastics. Addison.
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3. Judicious use of means to accomplish an end; conduct directed by art or address; skillful treatment; cunning practice; -- often in a bad sense.
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Mark with what management their tribes divide
Some stick to you, and some to t'other side.
Dryden.
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4. The collective body of those who manage or direct any enterprise or interest; the board of managers.
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Syn. -- Conduct; administration; government; direction; guidance; care; charge; contrivance; intrigue.
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management consultant
management consultant n. An adviser to business about efficient management practices.
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management personnel
management personnel n. pl. Personnel having ovrall planning and direction responsibilities.
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Manager
Man"a*ger (?), n. 1. One who manages; a conductor or director; as, the manager of a theater.
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A skillful manager of the rabble. South.
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2. A person who conducts business or household affairs with economy and frugality; a good economist.
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A prince of great aspiring thoughts; in the main, a manager of his treasure. Sir W. Temple.
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3. A contriver; an intriguer. Shak.
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manageress
manageress n. A woman manager.
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Managerial
Man`a*ge"ri*al (?), a. Of or pertaining to management or a manager; as, managerial qualities.Managerial responsibility.” C. Bronté.
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Managership
Man"a*ger*ship (?), n. The office or position of a manager.
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Managery
Man"age*ry (?), n. [Cf. OF. menagerie, mesnagerie. See Manage, n., and cf. Menagerie.] 1. Management; manner of using; conduct; direction.
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2. Husbandry; economy; frugality. Bp. Burnet.
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managing director
managing director n. A person who manages a busness though not the owner or chief executive.
Syn. -- director, manager.
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managing editor
managing editor n. The editor in charge of all editorial activities of a newspaper or magazine.
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Manakin
Man"a*kin (?), n. [Cf. F. & G. manakin; prob. the native name.] (Zool.) Any one of numerous small birds belonging to Pipra, Manacus, and other genera of the family Pipridae. They are mostly natives of Central and South America. Some are bright-colored, and others have the wings and tail curiously ornamented. The name is sometimes applied to related birds of other families.
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Manakin
Man"a*kin, n. A dwarf. See Manikin. Shak.
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Manannan
Manannan prop. n. (Irish mythology) The Irish god of the sea; son of Ler.
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man and wife
man and wife n. A man and woman who are married to each other; a married couple.
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man-at-arms
man-at-arms n.; pl. men-at-arms (?). A heavily armed and sometimes mounted soldier in medieval times.
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manatee
man`a*tee" (?), n. [Sp. manatí, from the native name in Haiti. Cf. Lamantin.] (Zool.) Any species of Trichechus, a genus of sirenians; -- called also sea cow. [Written also manaty, manati.]
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&hand_; One species (Trichechus Senegalensis) inhabits the west coast of Africa; another (Trichechus Americanus) inhabits the east coast of South America, and the West-Indies. The Florida manatee (Trichechus latirostris) is by some considered a distinct species, by others it is thought to be a variety of Trichechus Americanus. It sometimes becomes fifteen feet or more in length, and lives both in fresh and salt water. It was hunted for its oil and flesh, and every species is now an endangered species.
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Manation
Ma*na"tion (?), n.[L. manatio, fr. manare to flow.] The act of issuing or flowing out. [Obs.]
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Manbird
Man"bird` (?), n. An aviator. [Colloq.]
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Manbote
Man"bote` (?), n. [AS. man man, vassal + bōt recompense.] (Anglo-Saxon Law) A sum paid to a lord as a pecuniary compensation for killing his man (that is, his vassal, servant, or tenant). Spelman.
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Manca
Man"ca (?), n. [LL.] See Mancus.
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Manche
Manche (?), n. [Also maunch.] [F. manche, fr. L. manica. See Manacle.] A sleeve. [Obs.]
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Manchester terrier
Manchester terrier prop. n. A breed of short-haired black-and-tan terrier developed in Manchester England.
Syn. -- black-and-tan terrier.
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Manchet
Man"chet (?), n. Fine white bread; a loaf of fine bread. [Archaic] Bacon. Tennyson.
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Manchineel
Man`chi*neel" (?), n. [Sp. manzanillo, fr. manzana an apple, fr. L. malum Matianum a kind of apple. So called from its apple-like fruit.] (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous tree (Hippomane Mancinella) of tropical America, having a poisonous and blistering milky juice, and poisonous acrid fruit somewhat resembling an apple.
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Bastard manchineel, a tree (Cameraria latifolia) of the East Indies, having similar poisonous properties. Lindley.
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Manchu
Man*chu" (?), a. [Written also Manchoo, Mantchoo, etc.] Of or pertaining to Manchuria or its inhabitants. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Manchuria; also, the language spoken by the Manchus.
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Mancipate
Man"ci*pate (?), v. t. [L. mancipatus, p. p. of mancipare to sell. Cf. Emancipate.] To enslave; to bind; to restrict. [Obs.] Sir M. Hale.
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Mancipation
Man`ci*pa"tion (?), n. [L. mancipatio a transfer.] Slavery; involuntary servitude. [Obs.] Johnson.
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Manciple
Man"ci*ple (?), n. [From OF. mancipe slave, servant (with l inserted, as in participle), fr. L. mancipium. See Mancipate.] A steward; a purveyor, particularly of a college or Inn of Court. Chaucer.
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Mancona bark
Man*co"na bark` (?). See Sassy bark.
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Mancus
Man"cus (?), n. [AS.] An old Anglo Saxon coin both of gold and silver, and of variously estimated values. The silver mancus was equal to about one shilling of modern English money.
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-mancy
-man`cy (?). [Gr. &unr_; divination: cf. F. -mancie.] A combining form denoting divination; as, aleuromancy, chiromancy, necromancy, etc.
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Mand
Mand (?), n. A demand. [Obs.] See Demand.
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Mandamus
Man*da"mus (?), n. [L., we command, fr. mandare to command.] (Law) A writ issued by a superior court and directed to some inferior tribunal, or to some corporation or person exercising authority, commanding the performance of some specified duty.
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Mandarin
Man`da*rin" (?), n. [Pg. mandarim, from Malay mantrī minister of state, prop. a Hind. word, fr. Skr. mantrin a counselor, manira a counsel, man to think.] 1. A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and Annam.
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2. Hence: A powerful government official or bureaucrat, especially one who is pedantic and has a strong sense of his own importance and privelege.
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3. Hence: A member of an influential, powerful or elite group, espcially within artistic or intellectual circles; -- used especially of elder members who are traditionalist or conservative about their specialties.
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5. The form of the Chinese language spoken by members of the Chinese Imperial Court an officials of the empire.
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6. Any of several closely related dialects of the Chinese language spoken by a mojority of the population of China, the standard variety of which is spoken in the region around Beijing.
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7. (Bot.) A small flattish reddish-orange loose-skinned orange, with an easily separable rind. It is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct species (Citrus reticulata formerly Citrus nobilis); called also mandarin orange and tangerine.
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Mandarin language, the spoken or colloquial language of educated people in China. -- Mandarin yellow (Chem.), an artificial aniline dyestuff used for coloring silk and wool, and regarded as a complex derivative of quinoline.
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Mandarinate
Man`da*rin"ate (?), n. The collective body of officials or persons of rank in China. S. W. Williams.
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mandarin duck
mandarin duck n. A showy crested Asiatic duck (Aix galericulata, formerly Dendronessa galericulata), often domesticated, and regarded by the Chinese as an emblem of conjugal affection.
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Mandarinic
Man`da*rin"ic (?), a. Appropriate or peculiar to a mandarin.
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Mandarining
Man`da*rin"ing, n. (Dyeing) The process of giving an orange color to goods formed of animal tissue, as silk or wool, not by coloring matter, but by producing a certain change in the fiber by the action of dilute nitric acid. Tomlinson.
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Mandarinism
Man`da*rin"ism (?), n. A government by mandarins (senses 1 or 2); character or spirit of the mandarins{2}. F. Lieder.
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mandarin orange
man`da*rin" or"ange (?), n. 1. A shrub or small tree (Citrus reticulata) having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to Southeast Asia.
Syn. -- mandarin orange tree.
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2. Same as mandarin{7}.
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Mandatary
Man"da*ta*ry (?), n. [L. mandatarius, fr. mandatum a charge, commission, order: cf. F. mandataire. See Mandate.] 1. One to whom a command or charge is given; hence, specifically, a person to whom the pope has, by his prerogative, given a mandate or order for his benefice. Ayliffe.
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2. (Law) One who undertakes to discharge a specific business commission; a mandatory. Wharton.
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Mandate
Man"date (?), n. [L. mandatum, fr. mandare to commit to one's charge, order, orig., to put into one's hand; manus hand + dare to give: cf. F. mandat. See Manual, Date a time, and cf. Commend, Maundy Thursday.] 1. An official or authoritative command, order, or authorization from a superior official to a subordinate; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
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This dream all-powerful Juno; I bear
Her mighty mandates, and her words you hear.
Dryden.
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2. Hence: (Politics) An authorization to carry out a specific public policy, given by the electorate to their representatives; -- it is considered to be implied by the election of a candidate by a significant margin after that candidate has campaigned with that policy as a prominent element of the campaign platform.
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3. Hence: Authorization by a multinational body to a nation to administer the government and affairs of a territory, usually a former colony; as, termination of the British mandate in Palestine.
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4. (Canon Law) A rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to put the person therein named in possession of the first vacant benefice in his collation.
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5. (Scots Law) A contract by which one employs another to manage any business for him. By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous. Erskine.
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Mandator
Man*da"tor (?), n. [L.] 1. A director; one who gives a mandate or order. Ayliffe.
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2. (Rom. Law) The person who employs another to perform a mandate. Bouvier.
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Mandatory
Man"da*to*ry (?), a. [L. mandatorius.] 1. Containing a command; preceptive; directory.
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2. Obligatory; compulsory; required by authority.
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3. (Law) Not optional; not able to be modified or disregarded; as, seven mandatory clauses in the contract.
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Mandatory
Man"da*to*ry, n. Same as Mandatary.
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Mandelate
Man"del*ate (?), n. (Chem.) A salt of mandelic acid.
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Mandelic
Man*del"ic (?), a. [G. mandel almond.] (Chem.) Pertaining to an acid first obtained from benzoic aldehyde (oil of better almonds), as a white crystalline substance; -- called also phenyl glycolic acid.
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Mander
Man"der (?), v. t. & i. See Maunder.
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Manderil
Man"der*il (?), n. A mandrel.
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Mandible
Man"di*ble (?), n. [L. mandibula, mandibulum, fr. mandere to chew. Cf. Manger.] 1. (Anat.) The bone, or principal bone, of the lower jaw; the inferior maxilla; -- also applied to either the upper or the lower jaw in the beak of birds.
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2. (Zool.) The anterior pair of mouth organs of insects, crustaceaus, and related animals, whether adapted for biting or not. See Illust. of Diptera.
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Mandibular
Man*dib"u*lar (?), a. [Cf. F. mandibulaire.] Of or pertaining to a mandible; like a mandible. -- n. The principal mandibular bone; the mandible.
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Mandibular arch (Anat.), the most anterior visceral arch, -- that in which the mandible is developed.
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mandibular joint
mandibular joint n. (anatomy) The joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone.
Syn. -- temporomandibular joint, articulatio temporomandibularis.
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Mandibulated
Mandibulate
{ Man*dib"u*late (?), Man*dib"u*la`ted (?), } a. (Zool.) Provided with mandibles adapted for biting, as many insects.
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Mandibulate
Man*dib"u*late (?), n. (Zool.) An insect having mandibles.
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Mandibuliform
Man`di*bu"li*form (?), a. (Zool.) Having the form of a mandible; -- said especially of the maxillae of an insect when hard and adapted for biting.
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Mandibulohyoid
Man*dib`u*lo*hy"oid (?), a. (Anat.) Pertaining both to the mandibular and the hyoid arch, or situated between them.
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mandil
man"dil (măn"d&ibreve_;l), n. [OF. mandil; cf. Sp. & Pg. mandil a coarse apron, a haircloth; all from Ar. mandil tablecloth, handkerchief, mantle, fr. LGr. mandh`lion, fr. L. mantile, mantele. See Mantle.] A loose outer garment worn the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Mandilion
Man*dil"ion (?), n. See Mandil. Chapman.
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Mandingos
Man*din"gos (?), n. pl.; sing. Mandingo. (Ethnol.) An extensive and powerful tribe of West African negroes.
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Mandioca
Mandioc
{ Man"di*oc (?), ‖Man`di*o"ca (?), } n. (Bot.) See Manioc.
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Mandlestone
Man"dle*stone` (?), n. [G. mandelstein almond stone.] (Min.) Amygdaloid.
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Mandment
Mand"ment (?), n. Commandment. [Obs.]
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Mandola
Man*do"la (?), n. [It. See Mandolin.] (Mus.) An instrument closely resembling the mandolin, but of larger size and tuned lower.
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Mandoline
Mandolin
{ Man"do*lin, Man"do*line } (?), n. [F. mandoline, It. mandolino, dim. of mandola, fr. L. pandura. See Bandore.] (Mus.) A small and beautifully shaped instrument resembling the lute.
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Mandore
Man"dore (?), n. [See Mandolin, and Bandore.] (Mus.) A kind of four-stringed lute.
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Mandragora
Man*drag"o*ra (?), n. [L., mandragoras the mandrake.] (Bot.) A genus of plants; the mandrake. See Mandrake, 1.
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Mandragorite
Man*drag"o*rite (?), n. One who habitually intoxicates himself with a narcotic obtained from mandrake.
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mandrake
man"drake (măn"drāk), n. [AS. mandragora, L. mandragoras, fr. Gr. mandrago`ras: cf. F. mandragore.] 1. (Bot.) A low plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the Nightshade family, having a fleshy root, often forked, and supposed to resemble a man. It was therefore supposed to have animal life, and to cry out when pulled up. All parts of the plant are strongly narcotic. It is found in the Mediterranean region.
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And shrieks like mandrakes, torn out of the earth,
That living mortals, hearing them, run mad.
Shak.
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&hand_; The mandrake of Scripture was perhaps the same plant, but proof is wanting.
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2. (Bot.) The May apple (Podophyllum peltatum). See May apple under May, and Podophyllum. [U.S.]
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mandrake root
mandrake root n. The root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic; as a substance it is also called mandrake.
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Mandrel
Man"drel (?), n. [F. mandrin, prob. through (assumed) LL. mamphurinum, fr. L. mamphur a bow drill.] (Mach.) (a) A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor. (b) The live spindle of a turning lathe; the revolving arbor of a circular saw. It is usually driven by a pulley. [Written also manderil and mandril.]
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Mandrel lathe, a lathe with a stout spindle, adapted esp. for chucking, as for forming hollow articles by turning or spinning.
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mandril
mandril n. any of various shafts that rotate or serve as axes for larger rotating parts. [Written also manderil and mandrel.]
Syn. -- spindle, mandrel, arbor.
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mandrill
man"drill (măn"dr&ibreve_;l), n. [Cf. F. mandrille, Sp. mandril, It. mandrillo; prob. the native name in Africa. Cf. Drill an ape.] (Zool.) A large West African baboon (Papio sphinx syn. Mandrillus sphinx, formerly Cynocephalus mormon syn. Papio mormon). The adult male has, on the sides of the nose, large, naked, grooved swellings, conspicuously striped with blue and red. It is an endangered species.
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Manduca
Manduca prop. n. A genus of moths whose larvae are hornworms.
Syn. -- genus Manduca.
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Manducable
Man"du*ca*ble (?), a. [Cf. F. manducable. See Manducate.] Such as can be chewed; fit to be eaten. [R.]
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Any manducable creature. Sir T. Herbert.
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Manducate
Man"du*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manducated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Manducating (?).] [L. manducatus, p. p. of manducare to chew. See Manger.] To masticate; to chew; to eat. [R.] Jer. Taylor.
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Manducation
Man`du*ca"tion (?), n. [L. manducatio: cf. F. manducation.] The act of chewing. [R.] Jer. Taylor.
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Manducatory
Man"du*ca*to*ry (?), a. Pertaining to, or employed in, chewing.
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Manducus
Man*du"cus (?), n. [L., fr. manducare to chew.] (Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) A grotesque mask, representing a person chewing or grimacing, worn in processions and by comic actors on the stage.
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Mane
Mane (mān), n. [AS. manu; akin to OD. mane, D. maan, G. mähne, OHG. mana, Icel. mön, Dan. & Sw. man, AS. mene necklace, Icel. men, L. monile, Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, Skr. manyā neck muscles. √275.] The long and heavy hair growing on the upper side of, or about, the neck of some quadrupedal animals, as the horse, the lion, etc. See Illust. of Horse.
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maned sheep
maned sheep n. A type of wild sheep (Ammotragus lervia) of northern Africa; called also Barbary sheep and aoudad.
Syn. -- aoudad, arui, audad, Barbary sheep, Ammotragus lervia.
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maned wolf
maned wolf n. A reddish-gray wolf (Canis rufus or Canis niger) of Southwestern North America.
Syn. -- red wolf, Canis rufus, Canis niger.
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Man-eater
Man"-eat`er (?), n. (Zool.) One who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh; specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. Carcharodon carcharias syn. Carcharodon Rondeleti); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the habit of feeding upon human flesh.
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man-eating shark
man-eating shark n. A term applied to sharks that attack humans, especially the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), a large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas.
Syn. -- great white shark, white shark, man-eater, Carcharodon carcharias.
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Maned
Maned (?), a. Having a mane.
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Maned seal (Zool.), the sea lion. -- Maned sheep (Zool.), the aoudad.
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Manege
Ma*nege" (?; 277), n. [F. manège. See Manage, n.] 1. The art of horsemanship, or of training horses.
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2. A school for teaching horsemanship, and for training horses. Chesterfield.
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Maneh
Ma"neh (?), n. [Heb. māneh.] A Hebrew weight for gold or silver, being one hundred shekels of gold and sixty shekels of silver. Ezek. xlv. 12.
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Maneless
Mane"less (?), a. Having no mane.
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Maneless lion (Zool.), a variety of the lion having a short, inconspicuous mane. It inhabits Arabia and adjacent countries.
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Manequin
Man"e*quin (?), n. [See Manikin.] An artist's model of wood or other material.
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Manerial
Ma*ne"ri*al (?), a. See Manorial.
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Manes
Ma"nes (?), n. pl. [L.] (Rom. Antiq.) The benevolent spirits of the dead, especially of dead ancestors, regarded as family deities and protectors.
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Hail, O ye holy manes! Dryden.
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Manesheet
Mane"sheet` (?), n. A covering placed over the upper part of a horse's head.
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Manoeuvre
Maneuver
{ Ma*neu"ver, Ma*noeu"vre } (?), n. [F. manoeuvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work, manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See Manual, Operate, and cf. Mainor, Manure.]
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1. Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
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2. Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.
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Manoeuvre
Maneuver
{ Ma*neu"ver, Ma*noeu"vre, } v. i. [imp. & p. p. Maneuvered (#) or Manoeuvred; p. pr. & vb. n. Maneuvering (&unr_;), or Manoeuvring (&unr_;).] [Cf. F. manoeuvrer. See Maneuver, n.] 1. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with the intention of getting an advantage in attack or defense.
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2. Hence: To make changes in one's approach to solving a problem, so as to achieve maximum advantage in a changing situation; -- used especially in competitive situations, as in politics, diplomacy, or sports.
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3. To manage with address or art; to scheme.
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Manoeuvre
Maneuver
{ Ma*neu"ver, Ma*noeu"vre, } v. t. 1. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.
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Manoeuvrer
Maneuverer
{ Ma*neu"ver*er (?), Ma*noeu"vrer (?), } n. One who maneuvers.
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This charming widow Beaumont is a nanoeuvrer. We can't well make an English word of it. Miss Edgeworth.
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man Friday
man Friday prop. n. [From Friday, the name of a character in the novel Robinson Crusoe (1719) by DeFoe.] A person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; a devoted assistant.
Syn. -- right-hand man, chief assistant.
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Manful
Man"ful (?), a. Showing manliness, or manly spirit; hence, brave, courageous, resolute, noble.Manful hardiness.” Chaucer. -- Man"ful*ly, adv. -- Man"ful*ness, n.
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Mangabey
Man"ga*bey (?), n. [So called by Buffon from Mangaby, in Madagascar, where he erroneously supposed them be native.] (Zool.) Any one of several African monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, as the sooty mangabey (Cercocebus fuliginosus), which is sooty black. [Also written mangaby.]
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Mangan
Man"gan (?), n. See Mangonel.
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Manganate
Man"ga*nate (?), n. [Cf. F. manganate.] (Chem.) A salt of manganic acid.
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&hand_; The manganates are usually green, and are well-known compounds, though derived from a hypothetical acid.
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Manganesate
Man`ga*ne"sate (?), n. (Chem.) A manganate. [Obs.]
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Manganese
Man`ga*nese" (?), n. [F. manganèse, It. manganese, sasso magnesio; prob. corrupted from L. magnes, because of its resemblance to the magnet. See Magnet, and cf. Magnesia.] (Chem.) An element obtained by reduction of its oxide, as a hard, grayish white metal, fusible with difficulty (melting point 1244° C), but easily oxidized. Its ores occur abundantly in nature as the minerals pyrolusite, manganite, etc. Symbol Mn. Atomic number 25; Atomic weight 54.938 [C=12.011].
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&hand_; An alloy of manganese with iron (called ferromanganese) is used to increase the density and hardness of steel.
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Black oxide of manganese, Manganese dioxide or Manganese peroxide, or Black manganese (Chem.), a heavy black powder MnO2, occurring native as the mineral pyrolusite, and valuable as a strong oxidizer; -- called also familiarly manganese. It colors glass violet, and is used as a decolorizer to remove the green tint of impure glass.
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manganese bronze
manganese bronze n. A brass alloy having from 1 to 4 percent of manganese added to harden it; made by adding manganese to the copper and zinc used in brass.
Syn. -- high-strength brass.
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Manganese steel
Man`ga*nese" steel. Cast steel containing a considerable percentage (10-14) of manganese, which makes it very hard and tough and highly resistant to wear. See Alloy steel, above.
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Manganesian
Man`ga*ne"sian (?), a. [Cf. F. manganésien.] (Chem.) Manganic. [R.]
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Manganesic
Man`ga*ne"sic (?), a. [Cf. F. manganésique.] (Chem.) Manganic. [Obs.]
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Manganesious
Man`ga*ne"sious (?), a. (Chem.) Manganous.
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Manganesium
Man`ga*ne"si*um (?), n. [NL.] Manganese.
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Manganesous
Man`ga*ne"sous (?), a. (Chem.) Manganous.
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Manganic
Man`gan"ic (?), a. [Cf. F. manganique.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to resembling, or containing, manganese; specif., designating compounds in which manganese has a higher valence as contrasted with manganous compounds. Cf. Manganous.
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manganic acid
manganic acid n. A dibasic acid H2MnO4, formed from manganese, analogous to sulphuric acid; it is found only in solution and in manganate salts.
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Manganiferous
Man`ga*nif"er*ous (?), a. [Manganese + -ferous.] Containing manganese.
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Manganite
Man"ga*nite (?), n. 1. (Min.) One of the oxides of manganese; -- called also gray manganese ore. It occurs in brilliant steel-gray or iron-black crystals, also massive.
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2. (Chem.) A compound of manganese dioxide with a metallic oxide; so called as though derived from the hypothetical manganous acid.
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Manganium
Man*ga"ni*um (?), n. [NL.] Manganese.
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Manganous
Man"ga*nous (?), a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, designating, those compounds of manganese in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with manganic compounds; as, manganous oxide.
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Manganous acid, a hypothetical compound analogous to sulphurous acid, and forming the so-called manganites.
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Mangcorn
Mang"corn` (?), n. [OE. mengen to mix. See Mingle, and Corn.] A mixture of wheat and rye, or other species of grain. [Prov Eng.]
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Mange
Mange (?), n. [See Mangy.] (Vet.) The scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts.
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Mange insect (Zool.), any one of several species of small parasitic mites, which burrow in the skin of cattle. horses, dogs, and other animals, causing the mange. The mange insect of the horse (Psoroptes equi or Dermatodectes equi), and that of cattle (Symbiotes bovis or Dermatophagys bovis) are the most important species. See Acarina.
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Mangel-wurzel
Man"gel-wur`zel (?), n. [G., corrupted fr. mangoldwurzel; mangold beet + wurzel root.] (Bot.) A kind of large field beet (Beta macrorhiza), used as food for cattle, -- by some considered a mere variety of the ordinary beet. See Beet. [Written also mangold-wurzel.]
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manger
man"ger (?), n. [F. mangeoire, fr. manger to eat, fr. L. manducare, fr. mandere to chew. Cf. Mandible, Manducate.] 1. A trough or open box in which fodder is placed for horses or cattle to eat.
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And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2: 7
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2. (Naut.) The fore part of the deck, having a bulkhead athwart ships high enough to prevent water which enters the hawse holes from running over it.
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mangey
mangey adj. Same as mangy.
Syn. -- mangy, threadbare; worn-out, seedy, squalid.
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Mangifera
Mangifera prop. n. genus of tropical trees native to Asia bearing fleshy fruit.
Syn. -- genus Mangifera.
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mangily
man"gi*ly (?), adv. In a mangy manner; scabbily.
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manginess
man"gi*ness, n. [From Mangy.] The condition or quality of being mangy.
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Mangle
Man"gle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mangled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mangling (?).] [A frequentative fr. OE. manken to main, AS. mancian, in bemancian to mutilate, fr. L. mancus maimed; perh. akin to G. mangeln to be wanting.] 1. To cut or bruise with repeated blows or strokes, making a ragged or torn wound, or covering with wounds; to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; to lacerate; to mutilate.
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Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail. Milton.
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2. To mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or performing; as, to mangle a piece of music or a recitation.
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To mangle a play or a novel. Swift.
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mangle
man"gle, n. [D. mangel, fr. OE. mangonel a machine for throwing stones, LL. manganum, Gr. &unr_; a machine for defending fortifications, axis of a pulley. Cf. Mangonel.] A machine for smoothing linen or cotton cloth, as sheets, tablecloths, napkins, and clothing, by roller pressure, often with heated rollers.
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Mangle rack (Mach.), a contrivance for converting continuous circular motion into reciprocating rectilinear motion, by means of a rack and pinion, as in the mangle. The pinion is held to the rack by a groove in such a manner that it passes alternately from one side of the rack to the other, and thus gives motion to it in opposite directions, according to the side in which its teeth are engaged. -- Mangle wheel, a wheel in which the teeth, or pins, on its face, are interrupted on one side, and the pinion, working in them, passes from inside to outside of the teeth alternately, thus converting the continuous circular motion of the pinion into a reciprocating circular motion of the wheel.
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Mangle
Man"gle (mă&nsmacr_;"g'l), v. t. [Cf. D. mangelen. See Mangle, n.] To smooth with a mangle, as damp linen or cloth.
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Mangler
Man"gler (?), n. [See 1st Mangle.] One who mangles or tears in cutting; one who mutilates any work in doing it.
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Mangler
Man"gler, n. [See 3d Mangle.] One who smooths with a mangle.
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Mango
Man"go (?), n.; pl. Mangoes (#). [Pg. manga, fr. Tamil mānkāy.] 1. The fruit of the mango tree. It is rather larger than an apple, and of an ovoid shape. Some varieties are fleshy and luscious, and others tough and tasting of turpentine. The green fruit is pickled for market.
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2. A green muskmelon stuffed and pickled.
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Mango bird (Zool.), an oriole (Oriolus kundoo), native of India. -- Mango fish (Zool.), a fish of the Ganges (Polynemus risua), highly esteemed for food. It has several long, slender filaments below the pectoral fins. It appears about the same time with the mango fruit, in April and May, whence the name. -- Mango tree (Bot.), an .
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mango tree
mango tree n. An East Indian tree of the genus Mangifera (Mangifera Indica), related to the cashew and the sumac. It grows to a large size, and produces a large oval smooth-skinned fruit which is the mango of commerce. It is now cultivated in tropical America.
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Mangoldwurzel
Man"gold*wur`zel (?), n. [G.] (Bot.) See Mangel-wurzel.
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Mangonel
Man"go*nel (?), n. [OF. mangonel, LL. manganellus, manganum, fr. Gr. &unr_; See Mangle, n.] A military engine formerly used for throwing stones and javelins.
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Mangonism
Man"go*nism (?), n. The art of mangonizing, or setting off to advantage. [Obs.]
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Mangonist
Man"go*nist (?), n. 1. One who mangonizes. [Obs.]
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2. A slave dealer; also, a strumpet. [Obs.]
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Mangonize
Man"go*nize (?), v. t. [L. mangonizare, fr. mango a dealer in slaves or wares, to which he tries to give an appearance of greater value by decking them out or furbishing them up.] To furbish up for sale; to set off to advantage. [Obs. or R.] B. Jonson.
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mangosteen tree
Mangostan
Mangosteen
{ Man"go*steen (?), Man"go*stan (?), mangosteen tree } n. [Malay mangusta, mangis.] (Bot.) A tree of the East Indies of the genus Garcinia (Garcinia Mangostana) with thick leathery leaves. The tree grows to the height of eighteen feet, and bears fruit also called mangosteen, of the size of a small apple, the pulp of which is very delicious food.
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Mangrove
Man"grove (?), n. [Malay manggi-manggi.] 1. (Bot.) The name of one or two trees of the genus Rhizophora (Rhizophora Mangle, and Rhizophora mucronata, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting aerial roots, which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet attached to the parent plant.
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&hand_; The fruit has a ruddy brown shell, and a delicate white pulp which is sweet and eatable. The bark is astringent, and is used for tanning leather. The black and the white mangrove (Avicennia nitida and Avicennia tomentosa) have much the same habit.
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2. (Zool.) The mango fish.
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mangrove family
mangrove family n. A natural family (Rhizophoraceae) of trees and shrubs that usually form dense jungles along tropical seacoasts. It includes the mangrove Rhizophora Mangle.
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mangrove snapper
mangrove snapper n. A fish (Lutjanus griseus) found in shallow waters off the coast of Florida; called also gray snapper.
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Mangue
Mangue (?), n. [F.] (Zool.) The kusimanse.
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mangy
man"gy (?), a. [Compar. mangier (?); superl. mangiest.] [F. mangé, p. p. of manger to eat. See Manger.] 1. Infected with the mange; scabby.
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2. Shabby; worn-out; seedy; run-down; squalid; as, a mangy old coat; a mangy tavern.
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Manhaden
Man*ha"den (?), n. See Menhaden.
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Manhandle
Man*han"dle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. -handled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. -handling (?).] 1. To move, or manage, by human force without mechanical aid; as, to manhandle a cannon.
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2. To handle roughly; as, the captive was manhandled.
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Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project prop. n. (U. S. History) A former US agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War II.
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Manhead
Man"head (?), n. Manhood. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Manhes process
Man`hès" proc"ess (?). (Copper Metal.) A process by which copper matte is treated by passing through it a blast of air, to oxidize and remove sulphur. It is analogous in apparatus to the Bessemer process for decarbonizing cast iron. So called from Pierre Manhès, a French metallurgist, who invented it.
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Manhole
Man"hole` (?), n. A hole through which a man may descend or creep into a drain, sewer, steam boiler, parts of machinery, etc., for cleaning or repairing.
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Manhood
Man"hood, n. [Man- + -hood.] 1. The state of being man as a human being, or man as distinguished from a child or a woman.
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2. Manly quality; virility; courage; bravery; resolution.
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I am ashamed
That thou hast power to shake my manhood thus.
Shak.
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3. The genitalia of a male human.
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4. The condition of being a human being.
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man-hour
man hour
man hour, man-hour n. The quantity of work which one person can perform in one hour; -- often an estimate made for the purpose of deciding whether to undertake a project, and sometimes used in accounting; as, it will take a hundred man-hours to write the program.
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manhunt
man"hunt` n. (măn"hŭnt) An organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime).
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Mania
Ma"ni*a (?), n. [L. mania, Gr. &unr_;, fr. &unr_; to rage; cf. OE. manie, F. manie. Cf. Mind, n., Necromancy.] 1. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. Delirium.
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2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania.
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Mania a potu [L.], madness from drinking; delirium tremens.
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Syn. -- Insanity; derangement; madness; lunacy; alienation; aberration; delirium; frenzy. See Insanity.
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Maniable
Man"i*a*ble (?), a. [F., fr. manier to manage, fr. L. manus hand.] Manageable. [Obs.] Bacon.
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Maniac
Ma"ni*ac (?), a. [F. maniaque. See Mania.] Raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; affected with mania; mad.
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maniac
ma"ni*ac (?), n. A raving lunatic; a madman.
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Maniacal
Ma*ni"a*cal (?), a. Affected with, or characterized by, madness; maniac. -- Ma*ni"a*cal*ly, adv.
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Manic
Man"ic (?), a. [Gr. maniko`s mad, frenzied.] (Med.) Of or pert. to, or characterized by, mania, or excitement; frenzied; as, with manic energy.
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Manicate
Man"i*cate (?), a. [L. manicatus sleeved, fr. manica a sleeve.] (Bot.) Covered with hairs or pubescence so platted together and interwoven as to form a mass easily removed.
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manic-depressive
manic-depressive n. (Med.), A person suffering from manic-depressive psychosis.
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manic-depressive psychosis
manic-depressive psychosis n. (Med.), A mental disorder characterized by alternating episodes of mania and depression.
Syn. -- bipolar disorder, manic depression, manic depressive illness.
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manic disorder
manic disorder n. (Med.), An affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently.
Syn. -- mania.
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Manichee
Manichean
Manichaean
{ Man`i*chae"an (?), Man`i*che"an, Man"i*chee (?) }, n. [LL. Manichaeus: cf. F. manichéen.] A believer in the doctrines of Manes, a Persian of the third century A. D., who taught a dualism in which Light is regarded as the source of Good, and Darkness as the source of Evil.
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The Manichaeans stand as representatives of dualism pushed to its utmost development. Tylor.
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Manichean
Manichaean
{ Man`i*chae"an, Man`i*che"an (?) }, a. Of or pertaining to the Manichaeans.
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Manicheism
Manichaeism
{ Man"i*chae*ism, Man"i*che*ism (?) }, n. [Cf. F. manichéisme.] The doctrines taught, or system of principles maintained, by the Manichaeans.
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Manicheist
Man"i*che*ist, n. [Cf. F. manichéiste.] Manichaean.
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Manichordon
Manichord
{ Man"i*chord (?), Man`i*chor"don (?), } [L. monochordon, Gr. &unr_;; -- so called because it orig. had only one string. See Monochord.] (Mus.) The clavichord or clarichord; -- called also dumb spinet.
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maniclike
maniclike adj. Resembling the mania of manic-depressive illness.
Syn. -- manic.
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manicotti
manicotti n. Tubular large noodles that are usually stuffed with mild cheese and baked in tomato sauce; -- a type of Italian pasta; also a dish of such noodles thus prepared.
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Manicure
Man"i*cure, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Manicured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Manicuring (?).] 1. To care for (the hands and nails); to care for the hands and nails of; to do manicure work.
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2. to trim carefully and meticulously; as, to manicure a lawn.
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manicure
man"i*cure, n. The care of the hands and nails, especially a thorough cosmetic treatment of the hands, especially the trimming and polishing of the fingernails, and removing of cuticles, performed by a manicurist.
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manicure
man"i*cure (?), n. [F., fr. L. manus hand + curare to cure.] A person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their nails; -- an older term for a manicurist.
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[Men] who had taken good care of their hands by wearing gloves and availing themselves of the services of a manicure. Pop. Sci. Monthly.
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manicurist
man"i*cur`ist (?), n. [F., fr. L. manus hand + curare to cure.] A person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their fingernails; -- formerly called a manicure.
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manid
ma"nid (?), n. (Zool.) Any species of the genus Manis, or family Manidae.
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manie
ma`nie" (?), n. [F. See Mania.] Mania; insanity. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Manifest
Man"i*fest (?), a. [F. manifeste, L. manifestus, lit., struck by the hand, hence, palpable; manus hand + fendere (in comp.) to strike. See Manual, and Defend.] 1. Evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived; hence, obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
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Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight. Heb. iv. 13.
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That which may be known of God is manifest in them. Rom. i. 19.
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Thus manifest to sight the god appeared. Dryden.
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2. Detected; convicted; -- with of. [R.]
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Calistho there stood manifest of shame. Dryden.
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Syn. -- Open; clear; apparent; evident; visible; conspicuous; plain; obvious. -- Manifest, Clear, Plain, Obvious, Evident. What is clear can be seen readily; what is obvious lies directly in our way, and necessarily arrests our attention; what is evident is seen so clearly as to remove doubt; what is manifest is very distinctly evident.
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So clear, so shining, and so evident,
That it will glimmer through a blind man's eye.
Shak.
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Entertained with solitude,
Where obvious duty erewhile appeared unsought.
Milton.
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I saw, I saw him manifest in view,
His voice, his figure, and his gesture knew.
Dryden.
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Manifest
Man"i*fest, n.; pl. Manifests (#). [Cf. F. manifeste. See Manifest, a., and cf. Manifesto.] 1. A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See Manifesto. [Obs.]
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2. A list or invoice of a ship's cargo, containing a description by marks, numbers, etc., of each package of goods, to be exhibited at the customhouse; as, to inspect the ship's manifest. Bouvier.
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Manifest
Man"i*fest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manifested (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Manifesting.] 1. To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, -- usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
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There is nothing hid which shall not be manifested. Mark iv. 22.
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Thy life did manifest thou lovedst me not. Shak.
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2. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.
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Syn. -- To reveal; declare; evince; make known; disclose; discover; display.
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Manifestable
Man"i*fest`a*ble (?), a. Such as can be manifested.
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Manifestation
Man`i*fes*ta"tion (?), n. [L. manifestatio: cf. F. manifestation.] 1. The act of manifesting or disclosing, or the state of being manifested; discovery to the eye or to the understanding.
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2. That which manifests; a phenomenon which gives evidence of something hidden; exhibition; display; revelation; as, the manifestation of God's power in creation; the delayed manifestation of a disease.
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The secret manner in which acts of mercy ought to be performed, requires this public manifestation of them at the great day. Atterbury.
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3. The materialization or apparition of a spirit; -- a phenomenon claimed to be seen by spiritualists.
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manifest destiny
manifest destiny n. A policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God).
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Manifestible
Man"i*fest`i*ble (?), a. Manifestable.
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Manifestly
Man"i*fest*ly (?), adv. In a manifest manner; obviously; evidently; clearly.
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Manifestness
Man"i*fest*ness, n. The quality or state of being manifest; obviousness.
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Manifesto
Man`i*fes"to (?), n.; pl. Manifestoes (#). [It. manifesto. See Manifest, n. & a.] A public declaration, usually of a prince, sovereign, or other person claiming large powers, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives in reference to some act done or contemplated by him; as, a manifesto declaring the purpose of a prince to begin war, and explaining his motives. Bouvier.
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it was proposed to draw up a manifesto, setting forth the grounds and motives of our taking arms. Addison.
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Frederick, in a public manifesto, appealed to the Empire against the insolent pretensions of the pope. Milman.
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Manifold
Man"i*fold (?), a. [AS. manigfeald. See Many, and Fold.] 1. Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated.
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O Lord, how manifold are thy works! Ps. civ. 24.
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I know your manifold transgressions. Amos v. 12.
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2. Exhibited at divers times or in various ways; -- used to qualify nouns in the singular number. “The manifold wisdom of God.” Eph. iii. 10. “The manifold grace of God.” 1 Pet. iv. 10.
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Manifold writing, a process or method by which several copies, as of a letter, are simultaneously made, sheets of coloring paper being infolded with thin sheets of plain paper upon which the marks made by a stylus or a type-writer are transferred; writing several copies of a document at once by use of carbon paper or the like.
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Manifold
Man"i*fold (?), n. 1. A copy of a writing made by the manifold process.
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2. (Mech.) A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several others; as, the exhaust manifold of an automobile engine.
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3. pl. The third stomach of a ruminant animal. [Local, U.S.]
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Manifold
Man"i*fold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manifolded (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Manifolding.] To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to manifold a letter.
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Manifolded
Man"i*fold`ed, a. Having many folds, layers, or plates; as, a manifolded shield. [Obs.]
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Manifoldly
Man"i*fold`ly, adv. In a manifold manner.
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Manifoldness
Man"i*fold`ness, n. 1. Multiplicity. Sherwood.
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2. (Math.) A generalized concept of magnitude.
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Maniform
Man"i*form (?), a. [L. manus hand + -form.] Shaped like the hand.
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maniglion
ma*ni"glion (m&adot_;*n&ibreve_;l"yŭn), n. [It. maniglio, maniglia, bracelet, handle. Cf. Manilio.] (Gun.) Either one of two handles on the back of a piece of ordnance.
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Manihot
Manihoc
{ Man"i*hoc (?), Man"i*hot (?), } n. See Manioc.
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Manikin
Man"i*kin (?), n. [Also spelled mannikin.] [OD. manneken, dim. of man man. See Man, and -kin.] 1. A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin.
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2. A model of the human body, made of papier-mache or other material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting the different parts and organs, their relative position, etc.
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3. A mannequin.
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Manilla
Manila
{ Ma*nil"a (?), Ma*nil"la }, a. 1. Of or pertaining to Manila or Manilla, the capital of the Philippine Islands; made in, or exported from, that city.
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2. Manila paper or the color of manila paper.
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Manila cheroot or Manila cigar, a cheroot or cigar made of tobacco grown in the Philippine Islands.
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manila bay
manila bay n. The name of a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898), in which the American fleet under Admiral Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet off the shore of Manila in the Phillipines.
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manila bean
manila bean n. A tuberous-rooted twining annual vine (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings; Old World tropics.
Syn. -- winged bean, winged pea, goa bean, goa bean vine, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus.
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manila grass
manila grass n. A lawn grass (Zoysia matrella) common in the Philippines; grown also in US.
Syn. -- Japanese carpet grass.
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Manila hemp
Manila hemp n. 1. A fibrous material obtained from the abaca plant (Musa textilis), a plant allied to the banana, growing in the Philippine and other East India islands; -- called also by the native name abaca. From it matting, canvas, ropes, and cables are made.
Syn. -- Manilla hemp, abaca.
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2. A Philippine plant (Musa textilis) having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc.; called also the abaca.
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manila maguey
manila maguey n. A hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants.
Syn. -- cantala, Cebu maguey.
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manila paper
manila paper n. A durable brown or buff paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish, made of Manila hemp, and used as a wrapping paper, or as a cheap printing and writing paper. The name is also given to inferior papers, made of other fiber.
Syn. -- manila, manila paper, manilla, manilla paper.
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manila tamarind
manila tamarind n. A common thorny tropical American tree (Pithecellobium dulce) having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle-shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum.
Syn. -- camachile, huamachil, wild tamarind, Pithecellobium dulce.
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Manilio
Ma*nil"io (?), n. See Manilla, 1. Sir T. Herbert.
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manilla paper
manilla hemp
manilla
manilla, manilla hemp, manilla paper n. See manila, manila hemp, manila paper.
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Manilkara
Manilkara prop. n. A genus of large evergreen trees with milky latex; pantropical.
Syn. -- genus Manilkara.
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Manilla
Ma*nil"la (?), n. [Sp. manilla; cf. It. maniglio, maniglia; F. manille; Pg. manilha; all fr. L. manus hand, and formed after the analogy of L. monile, pl. monilia, necklace: cf. F. manille.] 1. A ring worn upon the arm or leg as an ornament, especially among the tribes of Africa.
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2. A piece of copper of the shape of a horseshoe, used as money by certain tribes of the west coast of Africa. Simmonds.
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Manilla
Ma*nil"la, a. Same as Manila.
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Manille
Ma*nille" (?), n. [F.] See 1st Manilla, 1.
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man in the street
man in the street n. An average person; as, the views of the man in the street.
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Manioc
Ma"ni*oc (?), n. [Pg. mandioca, fr. Braz.] (Bot.) The tropical plants (Manihot utilissima, and Manihot Aipi), from which cassava and tapioca are prepared; also, cassava. [Written also mandioc, manihoc, manihot.]
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Maniple
Man"i*ple (?), n. [L. manipulus, maniplus, a handful, a certain number of soldiers; manus hand + root of plere to fill, plenus full: cf. F. maniple. See Manual, and Full, a.] 1. A handful. [R.] B. Jonson.
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2. A division of the Roman army numbering sixty men exclusive of officers; any small body of soldiers; a company. Milton.
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3. Originally, a napkin; later, an ornamental band or scarf worn upon the left arm as a part of the vestments of a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. It is sometimes worn in the English Church service.
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Manipular
Ma*nip"u*lar (?), a. [L. manipularis: cf. F. manipulaire.] 1. Of or pertaining to the maniple, or company.
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2. Manipulatory; as, manipular operations.
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Manipulate
Ma*nip"u*late (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manipulated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Manipulating (?).] [LL. manipulatus, p. p. of manipulare to lead by the hand, fr. L. manipulus. See Maniple.] 1. To treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when knowledge and dexterity are required; to manage in hand work; to handle; as, to manipulate scientific apparatus.
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2. To control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate a convention of delegates; also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to manipulate accounts, or election returns; to manipulate the stock market.
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Manipulate
Ma*nip"u*late, v. i. To use the hands in dexterous operations; to do hand work; specifically, to manage the apparatus or instruments used in scientific work, or in artistic or mechanical processes; also, specifically, to use the hand in mesmeric operations.
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Manipulation
Ma*nip`u*la"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. manipulation.] 1. The act or process of manipulating, or the state of being manipulated; the act of handling work by hand; use of the hands, in an artistic or skillful manner, in science or art.
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Manipulation is to the chemist like the external senses to the mind. Whewell.
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2. The use of the hands in mesmeric operations.
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3. Artful management; as, the manipulation of political bodies; sometimes, a management or treatment for purposes of deception or fraud.
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manipulative
ma*nip"u*la*tive (?), a. 1. Of or pertaining to manipulation; performed by manipulation.
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2. Prone to attempt to influence others by devious or subtle psychological means, in order to induce them to do what one wants.
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manipulative
ma*nip"u*la*tive (m&adot_;*n&ibreve_;p"&uuptack_;*l&adot_;*t&ibreve_;v), n. (Education) Any object given to children to encourage them to learn by manipulating physical objects; applied especially to solid objects of varying geometrical shape that can be fit together to form larger aggregates.
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Manipulator
Ma*nip"u*la`tor (?), n. One who manipulates, sometimes in an underhanded or fraudulent manner; as, a stock market manipulator.
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Manipulatory
Ma*nip"u*la*to*ry (m&adot_;*n&ibreve_;p"&uuptack_;*l&adot_;*t&ouptack_;*r&ybreve_;), a. Of or pertaining to manipulation.
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Manis
Ma"nis (mā"n&ibreve_;s), n. [NL., fr. L. manes the ghosts or shades of the dead. So called from its dismal appearance, and because it seeks for its food by night.] (Zool.) A genus of edentates, covered with large, hard, triangular scales, with sharp edges that overlap each other like tiles on a roof. They inhabit the warmest parts of Asia and Africa, and feed on ants. Called also Scaly anteater. See Pangolin.
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Manitu
Manitou
Manito
{ Man"i*to (?), Man"i*tou (?), Man"i*tu (?) }, n. A name given by tribes of American Indians to a great spirit, whether good or evil, or to any object of worship. Tylor.
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Gitche Manito the mighty,
The Great Spirit, the creator,
Smiled upon his helpless children!
Longfellow.
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Mitche Manito the mighty,
He the dreadful Spirit of Evil,
As a serpent was depicted.
Longfellow.
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Manitrunk
Man"i*trunk (?), n. [L. manus hand + E. trunk.] (Zool.) The anterior segment of the thorax in insects. See Insect.
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man jack
man jack n. A single individual person; as, every man jack of them.
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mankind
man`kind" (?), n. [AS. mancynn. See Kin kindred, Kind, n.] 1. The human race; man, taken collectively.
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The proper study of mankind is man. Pore.
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2. Men, as distinguished from women; the male portion of human race. Lev. xviii. 22.
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3. Human feelings; humanity. [Obs] B. Jonson.
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Mankind
Man"kind` (?), a. Manlike; not womanly; masculine; bold; cruel. [Obs]
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Are women grown so mankind? Must they be wooing? Beau. & Fl.
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Be not too mankind against your wife. Chapman.
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Manks
Manks (mă&nsmacr_;ks), prop. a. Of or pertaining to the language or people of the Isle of Man. -- n. The language spoken in the Isle of Man. See Manx.
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Manless
Man"less (?), a. 1. Destitute of men. Bakon.
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2. Unmanly; inhuman. [Obs.] Chapman.
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Manlessly
Man"less*ly, adv. Inhumanly. [Obs.]
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Manlike
Man"like` (?), a. [Man + like. Cf. Manly.] Like man, or like a man, in form or nature; having the qualities of a man, esp. the nobler qualities; manly. “ Gentle, manlike speech.” Testament of Love. “ A right manlike man.” Sir P. Sidney.
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In glaring Chloe's manlike taste and mien. Shenstone.
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Manliness
Man"li*ness (?), n. The quality or state of being manly.
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Manling
Man"ling (?), n. A little man. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
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Manly
Man"ly, a. [Compar. Manlier (?); superl. Manliest.] [Man + -ly. Cf. Manlike.] Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.
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Let's briefly put on manly readiness. Shak.
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Serene and manly, hardened to sustain
The load of life.
Dryden.
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Syn. -- Bold; daring; brave; courageous; firm; undaunted; hardy; dignified; stately.
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Manly
Man"ly, adv. In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly.
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man-made
man-made adj. Not of natural origin; prepared or made by humans; artificial; of substances, made by chemical reaction rather than extracted from a natural source; as, man-made fibers; man-made gems. Opposed to natural.
Syn. -- semisynthetic, synthetic.
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man-made fiber
man-made fiber n. A fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes.
Syn. -- synthetic fiber.
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Manna
Man"na (măn"n&adot_;), n. [L., fr. Gr. ma`nna, Heb. mān; cf. Ar. mann, properly, gift (of heaven).] 1. (Script.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food. Ex. xvi. 15.
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2. (Bot.) A name given to lichens of the genus Lecanora, sometimes blown into heaps in the deserts of Arabia and Africa, and gathered and used as food; called also manna lichen.
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3. (Bot. & Med.) A sweetish exudation in the form of pale yellow friable flakes, coming from several trees and shrubs and used in medicine as a gentle laxative, as the secretion of Fraxinus Ornus, and Fraxinus rotundifolia, the manna ashes of Southern Europe.
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&hand_; Persian manna is the secretion of the camel's thorn (see Camel's thorn, under Camel); Tamarisk manna, that of the Tamarisk mannifera, a shrub of Western Asia; Australian, manna, that of certain species of eucalyptus; Briançon manna, that of the European larch.
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Manna insect (Zool), a scale insect (Gossyparia mannipara), which causes the exudation of manna from the Tamarix tree in Arabia.
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manna ash
manna ash n. (Bot.), A South Mediterranean ash (Fraxinus ornus) having fragrant white flowers in dense panicles and yielding manna.
Syn. -- flowering ash, Fraxinus ornus.
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Manna croup
Man"na croup` (măn"n&adot_; kr&oomacr_;p`). [Manna + Russ. & Pol. krupa groats, grits.] 1. The portions of hard wheat kernels not ground into flour by the millstones: a kind of semolina prepared in Russia and used for puddings, soups, etc. -- called also manna groats.
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2. The husked grains of manna grass.
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manna grass
manna grass n. (Bot.), Any of several tall slender grasses of the genus Glyceria. They have long loose panicles, have a sweet flavor or odor, and grow in moist places. Nerved manna grass is Glyceria nervata, and Floating manna grass is Glyceria fluitans.
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manna gum
manna gum n. (Bot.), A tall tree (Eucalyptus viminalis) yielding a false manna.
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manna lichen
manna lichen n. Any of several Old World semicrustaceous or shrubby lecanoras that roll up and are blown about over African and Arabian deserts and used as food by people and animals; same as manna{2}.
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manned
manned adj. 1. Having a crew; -- of vehicles; as, a manned earth satellite was considered a necessary research step; to minimize casualties, the military used cruise missiles rather than manned aircraft for the bombardment. Opposite of unmanned.
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mannequin
mannequin n. 1. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; a fashion model. [wns=1]
Syn. -- fashion model, model.
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2. A three-dimensional model of a person, used to display clothes, especially in retail stores and in window displays; a dummy. [wns=2]
Syn. -- manikin, mannikin, manakin.
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3. A model of a human form used by tailors to help make clothing of the proper shape.
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Manner
Man"ner (?), n. [OE. manere, F. manière, from OF. manier, adj., manual, skillful, handy, fr. (assumed) LL. manarius, for L. manuarius belonging to the hand, fr. manus the hand. See Manual.] 1. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
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The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land. 2 Kings xvii. 26.
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The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful, manner. Atterbury.
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2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.
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Specifically: (a) Customary method of acting; habit.
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Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them. Acts xvii. 2.
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Air and manner are more expressive than words. Richardson.
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(b) pl. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address; as, mind your manners!.
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Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. Emerson.
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(c) The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
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3. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.
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The bread is in a manner common. 1 Sam. xxi.5.
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4. Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds; as, all manners of people came to the rally.
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And they being afraid wondered, saying to one another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey him. Luke 8: 25.

Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs. Luke xi. 42.
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I bid thee say,
What manner of man art thou?
Coleridge.
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&hand_; In old usage, of was often omitted after manner, when employed in this sense. “A manner Latin corrupt was her speech.” Chaucer.
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By any manner of means, in any way possible; by any sort of means. -- To be taken in the manner or To be taken with the manner. [A corruption of to be taken in the mainor. See Mainor.] To be taken in the very act. [Obs.] See Mainor. -- To make one's manners, to make a bow or courtesy; to offer salutation. -- Manners bit, a portion left in a dish for the sake of good manners. Hallwell.
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Syn. -- Method; mode; custom; habit; fashion; air; look; mien; aspect; appearance. See Method.
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Maennerchor
Mannerchor
Män"ner*chor` (?), n.; G. pl. Männerchöre (#). [G.; männer, pl. of mann man + chor chorus.] A German men's chorus or singing club.
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Mannered
Man"nered (?), a. 1. Having a certain way, esp. a polite way, of carrying and conducting one's self; as, a well-mannered child.
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Give her princely training, that she may be
Mannered as she is born.
Shak.
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2. Affected with mannerism; marked by excess of some characteristic peculiarity.
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His style is in some degree mannered and confined. Hazlitt.
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Mannerism
Man"ner*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. maniérisme.] 1. Adherence to a peculiar style or manner; a characteristic mode of action, bearing, behavior, or treatment of others.
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2. Adherence to a peculiar style or manner carried to excess, especially in literature or art.
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Mannerism is pardonable,and is sometimes even agreeable, when the manner, though vicious, is natural . . . . But a mannerism which does not sit easy on the mannerist, which has been adopted on principle, and which can be sustained only by constant effort, is always offensive. Macaulay.
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Mannerist
Man"ner*ist, n. [Cf. F. maniériste.] One addicted to mannerism; a person who, in action, bearing, or treatment, carries characteristic peculiarities to excess. See citation under Mannerism.
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Mannerliness
Man"ner*li*ness (?), n. The quality or state of being mannerly; civility; complaisance. Sir M. Hale.
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Mannerly
Man"ner*ly, a. Showing good manners; civil; respectful; complaisant.
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What thou thinkest meet, and is most mannerly. Shak.
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Mannerly
Man"ner*ly, adv. With good manners. Shak.
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manner name
manner name n. (linguistics) A word that denotes a manner of doing something; a troponym; as, "march" is a manner name for "walk".
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manner of speaking
manner of speaking n. The characteristic style or manner that a person uses to express himself orally.
Syn. -- delivery.
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Mannheim gold
Mann"heim gold" (?). [From Mannheim in Germany, where much of it was made.] A kind of brass made in imitation of gold. It contains eighty per cent of copper and twenty of zinc. Ure.
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Mannide
Man"nide (?), n. [Mannite + anhydride.] (Chem.) A white amorphous or crystalline substance, obtained by dehydration of mannite, and distinct from, but convertible into, mannitan.
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Mannish
Man"nish (?), a. [Man + -ish: cf. AS. mennisc, menisc.] 1. Resembling a human being in form or nature; human. Chaucer.
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But yet it was a figure
Most like to mannish creature.
Gower.
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2. Resembling, suitable to, or characteristic of, a man, manlike, masculine. Chaucer.
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A woman impudent and mannish grown. Shak.
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3. Fond of men; -- said of a woman. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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-- Man"nish*ly (#),adv. -- Man"nish*ness, n.
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Mannitan
Man"ni*tan (?), n. [Mannite + anhydrite.] (Chem.) A white amorphous or crystalline substance obtained by the partial dehydration of mannite.
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Mannitate
Man"ni*tate (?), n. (Chem.) A salt of mannitic acid.
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Mannite
Man"nite (?), n. 1. Same as mannitol.
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2. (Bot.) A sweet white efflorescence from dried fronds of kelp, especially from those of the Laminaria saccharina, or devil's apron.
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Mannitic
Man*nit"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or derived from, mannitol.
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Mannitic acid (Chem.), a white amorphous substance, intermediate between saccharic acid and mannitol, and obtained by the partial oxidation of the latter.
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mannitol
man"ni*tol (?), n. [Mannite + -ol.] 1. (Chem.) A white crystalline hexose (HO.CH2.(CHOH)4.CH2.OH) of a sweet taste obtained from a so-called manna, the dried sap of the flowering ash (Fraxinus ornus); -- called also mannite, and hydroxy hexane. Cf. Dulcite. It is used in pharmacy as excipient and diluent for solids and liquids. It is also used as a food additive for anti-caking properties, or as a sweetener, and, illegally, to "cut" (dilute) illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin. Syn. -- D-mannitol; manna sugar; cordycepic acid; Diosmol; Mannicol; Mannidex; Osmiktrol; Osmosal.
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Mannitose
Man"ni*tose` (?), n. (Chem.) A variety of sugar obtained by the partial oxidation of mannite, and closely resembling levulose.
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Mano
Ma"no (?), n. [Sp., lit., hand.] The muller, or crushing and grinding stone, used in grinding corn on a metate. [Mexico & Local U. S.]
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Manoeuvre
Ma*noeu"vre (?), n. & v. See Maneuver. [Chiefly Brit.]
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man of action
man of action n. A person who prefers to act rather than contemplate and gets things accomplished quickly an efficiently.
Syn. -- man of deeds.
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man of affairs
man of affairs n. A person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive).
Syn. -- businessman.
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man of deeds
man of deeds n. Same as man of action.
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man of letters
man of letters n. 1. A writer, especially one who writes for a living.
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2. A learned person; a scholar.
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man of means
man of means n. A wealthy person.
Syn. -- rich man, wealthy man.
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man of science
man of science n. A scientist.
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man-of-the-earth
man-of-the-earth n. 1. (Bot.) A long-rooted morning glory (Ipomoea leptophylla) of Western U. S.
Syn. -- man of the earth, Ipomoea leptophylla.
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2. A tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial (Ipomoea panurata or Ipomoea fastigiata) having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato.
Syn. -- wild potato vine, wild sweet potato vine, man of the earth, manroot, scammonyroot, Ipomoea panurata, Ipomoea fastigiata.
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man of the world
man of the world n. A worldly-wise person; a sophisticate.
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Man-of-war
Man`-of-war" (?), n; pl. Men-of-war. 1. A government vessel employed for the purposes of war, esp. one of large size; a ship of war. [wns=1]
Syn. -- ship of the line.
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2. The Portuguese man-of-war.
Syn. -- , jellyfish.
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Man-of-war hawk (Zool.), the frigate bird. -- Man-of-war's man, a sailor serving in a ship of war. -- Portuguese man-of-war (Zool.), any species of the genus Physalia; it is a hydrozoan having both medusa and polyp stages present in a single colony. It floats on the surface of the sea by a buoyant bladderlike structure, from which dangle multiple long tentacles with stinging cells. Its can cause severe rashes when it comes in contact with humans swimming in the area. See Physalia.
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man-of-war bird
man-of-war bird n. (Zool.), The frigate bird, a long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail; also applied to the skua gulls, and to the wandering albatross.
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Manograph
Man"o*graph (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; thin, rare + -graph: cf. F. manographe.] (Engin.) An optical device for making an indicator diagram for high-speed engines. It consists of a light-tight box or camera having at one end a small convex mirror which reflects a beam of light on to the ground glass or photographic plate at the other end. The mirror is pivoted so that it can be moved in one direction by a small plunger operated by an elastic metal diaphragm which closes a tube connected with the engine cylinder. It is also moved at right angles to this direction by a reducing motion, called a reproducer, so as to copy accurately on a smaller scale the motion of the engine piston. The resultant of these two movements imparts to the reflected beam of light a motion similar to that of the pencil of the ordinary indicator, and this can be traced on the sheet of ground glass, or photographed.
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Manometer
Ma*nom"e*ter (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; thin, rare + -meter: cf. F. manomètre.] An instrument for measuring the tension or elastic force of gases, steam, etc., constructed usually on the principle of allowing the gas to exert its elastic force in raising a column of mercury in an open tube, or in compressing a portion of air or other gas in a closed tube with mercury or other liquid intervening, or in bending a metallic or other spring so as to set in motion an index; a pressure gauge. See Pressure, and Illust. of Air pump.
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Manometrical
Manometric
{ Man`o*met"ric (?), Man`o*met"ric*al (?), } a. [Cf. F. manométrique.] Of or pertaining to the manometer; made by the manometer.
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Manor
Man"or (?), n. [OE. maner, OF. maneir habitation, village, F. manoir manor, prop. the OF. inf. maneir to stay, remain, dwell, L. manere, and so called because it was the permanent residence of the lord and of his tenants. See Mansion, and cf. Remain.] 1. (Eng. Law) The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a lord or great personage kept in his own hands, for the use and subsistence of his family.
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My manors, rents, revenues, l forego. Shak.
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&hand_; In these days, a manor rather signifies the jurisdiction and royalty incorporeal, than the land or site, for a man may have a manor in gross, as the law terms it, that is, the right and interest of a court-baron, with the perquisites thereto belonging.
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2. (American Law) A tract of land occupied by tenants who pay a free-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes in kind, and sometimes by performing certain stipulated services. Burrill.
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Manor house, or Manor seat, the house belonging to a manor; the house of the lord of the manor; a manse.
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manor hall
manor hall n. The large room of a manor or castle.
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Manorial
Ma*no"ri*al (?), a. Of or pertaining to a manor.Manorial claims.” Paley.
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Manoscope
Man"o*scope (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; thin, rare + -scope.] Same as Manometer.
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Manoscopy
Ma*nos"co*py (?), n. The science of the determination of the density of vapors and gases.
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Manovery
Ma*no"ver*y (?), n. [See Maneuver.] (Eng. Law) A contrivance or maneuvering to catch game illegally.
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Manqueller
Man"quell`er (?), n. A killer of men; a manslayer. [Obs.] Carew.
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Manrent
Manred
{ Man"red (?), Man"rent` (?), } n. Homage or service rendered to a superior, as to a lord; vassalage. [Obs. or Scots Law] Jamieson.
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Manrope
Man"rope` (?), n. (Naut.) One of the side ropes to the gangway of a ship. Totten.
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Mansard roof
Man"sard roof" (?). [So called from its inventor, François Mansard, or Mansart, a distinguished French architect, who died in 1666.] (Arch.) A hipped curb roof; that is, a roof having on all sides two slopes, the lower one being steeper than the upper one.
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Manse
Manse (?), n. [LL. mansa, mansus, mansum, a farm, fr. L. manere, mansum, to stay, dwell. See Mansion, Manor.] 1. A dwelling house, generally with land attached.
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2. The parsonage; a clergyman's house. [Scot.]
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Capital manse, the manor house, or lord's court.
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Manservant
Man"serv`ant (?), n. A male servant.
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Mansion
Man"sion (?), n. [OF. mansion, F. maison, fr. L. mansio a staying, remaining, a dwelling, habitation, fr. manere, mansum, to stay, dwell; akin to Gr. &unr_;. Cf. Manse, Manor, Menagerie, Menial, Permanent.] 1. A dwelling place, -- whether a part or whole of a house or other shelter. [Obs.]
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In my Father's house are many mansions. John xiv. 2.
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These poets near our princes sleep,
And in one grave their mansions keep.
Den&unr_;am.
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2. The house of the lord of a manor; a manor house; hence: Any house of considerable size or pretension.
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3. (Astrol.) A twelfth part of the heavens; a house. See 1st House, 8. Chaucer.
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4. The place in the heavens occupied each day by the moon in its monthly revolution. [Obs.]
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The eight and twenty mansions
That longen to the moon.
Chaucer.
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Mansion house, the house in which one resides; specifically, in London and some other cities, the official residence of the Lord Mayor. Blackstone.
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Mansion
Man"sion, v. i. To dwell; to reside. [Obs.] Mede.
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Mansionary
Man"sion*a*ry (?), a. Resident; residentiary; as, mansionary canons.
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mansion house
mansion house n. A large and imposing house.
Syn. -- mansion, manse, hall, residence.
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Mansionry
Man"sion*ry (?), n. The state of dwelling or residing; occupancy as a dwelling place. [Obs.] Shak.
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man-sized
man-sized adj. 1. Calling for manly attributes; as, a man-sized job.
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2. Large enough to satisfy a man; as, a man-sized piece of cake. [informal]
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Manslaughter
Man"slaugh`ter (?), n. 1. The slaying of a human being; destruction of men. Milton.
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2. (Law) The unlawful killing of a man, either in negligence or incidentally to the commission of some unlawful act, but without specific malice, or upon a sudden excitement of anger.
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Manslayer
Man"slay`er (?), n. One who kills a human being; one who commits manslaughter.
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Manstealer
Man"steal`er (?), n. A person who steals or kidnaps a human being or beings.
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Manstealing
Man"steal`ing, n. The act or business of stealing or kidnaping human beings, especially with a view to e&unr_;slave them.
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Mansuete
Man"suete (?), a. [L. mansuetus, p. p. of mansuescere to tame; manus hand + suescere to accustom: cf. F. mansuet.] Tame; gentle; kind. [Obs.] Ray.
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Mansuetude
Man"sue*tude (?), n. [L. mansuetudo: cf. F. mansuétude.] Tameness; gentleness; mildness. [Archaic]
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Manswear
Man"swear` (?), v. i. To swear falsely. Same as Mainswear.
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Manta
Man"ta (?), n. [From the native name.] (Zool.) The manta ray. See also Cephaloptera and Sea devil.
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manta ray
manta ray n. An extremely large pelagic tropical ray of the family Mobulidae, that feeds on plankton and small fishes. It is usually harmless but its size (up to 20 feet across and up to a ton in weight) make it dangerous if harpooned. Called also manta, sea devil and devilfish. See also Cephaloptera and Sea devil.
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Mantchoo
Mant*choo" (?), a. & n. Same as Manchu.
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Manteau
Man`teau" (?), n.; pl. F. Manteaux (#), E. Manteaus (#). [F. See Mantle, n.] 1. A woman's cloak or mantle.
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2. A gown worn by women. [Obs.]
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Manteidae
Manteidae prop. n. A natural family of insects including the mantises. Also spelled Mantidae.
Syn. -- Mantidae, family Mantidae, family Manteidae.
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Mantel
Man"tel (?), n. [The same word as mantle a garment; cf. F. manteau de cheminée. See Mantle.] (Arch.) The finish around a fireplace, covering the chimney-breast in front and sometimes on both sides; especially, a shelf above the fireplace, and its supports. The shelf is called also a mantelpiece or mantlepiece. [Written also mantle.]
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Mantelet
Man"tel*et (?), n. [F., dim. of manteau, OF. mantel. See Mantle.] 1. (a) A short cloak formerly worn by knights. (b) A short cloak or mantle worn by women.
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A mantelet upon his shoulders hanging. Chaucer.
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2. (Fort.) A musket-proof shield of rope, wood, or metal, which is sometimes used for the protection of sappers or riflemen while attacking a fortress, or of gunners at embrasures; -- now commonly written mantlet.
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Mantelletta
Man`tel*let"ta (?), n. [It. mantelletta. See Mantelet.] (R. C. Ch.) A silk or woolen vestment without sleeves worn by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and the prelates of the Roman court. It has a low collar, is fastened in front, and reaches almost to the knees.
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Mantelpiece
Man"tel*piece` (?), n. Same as Mantel.
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Mantelshelf
Man"tel*shelf` (?), n. The shelf of a mantel.
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Manteltree
Man"tel*tree` (?), n. (Arch.) The lintel of a fireplace when of wood, as frequently in early houses.
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Mantic
Man"tic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; prophetic.] Of or pertaining to divination, or to the condition of one inspired, or supposed to be inspired, by a deity; prophetic. [R.]Mantic fury.” Trench.
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manticore
manticora
mantichora
mantichora, manticora, manticore n. A mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion.
Syn. -- manticore, mantichora, mantiger.
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mantid
mantid n. A mantis.
Syn. -- mantis.
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Mantidae
Mantidae prop. n. The natural family conmprising the mantises. Same as Manteidae.
Syn. -- family Mantidae, Manteidae, family Manteidae.
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mantiger
mantiger n. The manticore.
Syn. -- manticore, mantichora, manticora.
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Mantilla
Man*til"la (?), n. [Sp. See Mantle.] 1. A lady's light cloak of cape of silk, velvet, lace, or the like.
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2. A kind of veil, covering the head and falling down upon the shoulders; -- worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.
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Mantineia
Mantinea
Mantinea, Mantineia prop. n. The site of three famous battles among Greek city-states: in 418 BC and 362 BC and 207 BC.
Syn. -- Mantineia.
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Mantis
Man"tis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; a prophet.] (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis, and allied genera. They are predacious long-bodied large-eyed insects of warm regions, are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is Mantis Carolina.
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Mantis shrimp. (Zool.) The Squilla, a tropical marine burrowing crustacean with large grasping appendages. Also called mantis crab and mantis prawn.
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mantis crab
mantis crab n. Same as Squilla.
Syn. -- Mantis shrimp.
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mantis prawn
mantis prawn n. Same as Squilla.
Syn. -- Mantis shrimp.
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mantispid
man*tis"pid (?), n. (Zool.) Any neuropterous insect of the genus Mantispa, and allied genera. The larvae feed on plant lice. Also used adjectively. See Illust. under Neuroptera.
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Mantispidae
Mantispidae prop. n. The natural family comprising the mantispids.
Syn. -- family Mantispidae.
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mantissa
man*tis*sa (?), n. [L., an addition, makeweight; of Tuscan origin.] (Math.) The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or characteristic.
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mantle
man"tle (?), n. [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]
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1. A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.
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[The] children are clothed with mantles of satin. Bacon.
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The green mantle of the standing pool. Shak.
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Now Nature hangs her mantle green
On every blooming tree.
Burns.
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2. (Her.) Same as Mantling.
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3. (Zool.) (a) The external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus. (b) Any free, outer membrane. (c) The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
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4. (Arch.) A mantel. See Mantel.
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5. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth. Raymond.
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6. (Hydraulic Engin.) A penstock for a water wheel.
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7. (Geol.) The highly viscous shell of hot semisolid rock, about 1800 miles thick, lying under the crust of the Earth and above the core. Also, by analogy, a similar shell on any other planet.
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Mantle
Man"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mantled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mantling (?).] To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise. Shak.
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Mantle
Man"tle, v. i. 1. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said of hawks. Also used figuratively.
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Ne is there hawk which mantleth on her perch. Spenser.
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Or tend his sparhawk mantling in her mew. Bp. Hall.
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My frail fancy fed with full delight.
Doth bathe in bliss, and mantleth most at ease.
Spenser.
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2. To spread out; -- said of wings.
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The swan, with arched neck
Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows.
Milton.
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3. To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.
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Though mantled in her cheek the blood. Sir W. Scott.
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4. To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.
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There is a sort of men whose visages
Do cream and mantle like a standing pond.
Shak.
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Nor bowl of wassail mantle warm. Tennyson.
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mantled
man"tled adj. Covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak.
Syn. -- cloaked, clothed, draped, wrapped.
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mantled ground squirrel
mantled ground squirrel n. A common black-striped reddish-brown ground squirrel (Citellus lateralis) of western North America, resembling a large chipmunk.
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mantlepiece
man"tle*piece n. A shelf that projects from the wall above a fireplace; a mantel; as, in England they call a mantelpiece a chimneypiece.
Syn. -- mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, chimneypiece.
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Mantlet
Man"tlet (?), n. See Mantelet.
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Mantling
Man"tling (?), n. (Her.) The representation of a mantle, or the drapery behind and around a coat of arms: -- called also lambrequin.
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Manto
Man"to (?), n. [It. or Sp. manto, abbrev., from L. mantelum. See Mantle.] See Manteau. [Obs.] Bailey.
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Mantologist
Man*tol"o*gist (?), n. One who is skilled in mantology; a diviner. [R.]
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Mantology
Man*tol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; prophet + -logy.] The act or art of divination. [R.]
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Mantoux test
Mantoux test prop. n. (Med.) A skin test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin. It determines whether there is or has been any infection with tubercle bacilli.
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Mantra
Man"tra (?), n. [Skr.] A prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm. [India]
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&hand_; Among the Hindoos each caste and tribe has a mantra peculiar to itself; as, the mantra of the Brahmans. Balfour (Cyc. of India).
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Mantrap
Man"trap` (?), n. 1. A trap for catching trespassers. [Eng.]
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2. A dangerous place, as an open hatch, into which one may fall.
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Mantua
Man"tu*a (?), n. 1. A superior kind of rich silk formerly exported from Mantua in Italy. [Obs.] Beck (Draper's Dict.).
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2. A woman's cloak or mantle; also, a woman's gown. [Obs.]
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Mantuamaker
Man"tu*a*mak`er (?), n. One who makes dresses, cloaks, etc., for women; a dressmaker.
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Mantuan
Man"tu*an (?), a. Of or pertaining to Mantua. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Mantua.
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Manu
Ma"nu (?), n. [Skr.] (Hind. Myth.) One of a series of progenitors of human beings, and authors of human wisdom.
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Manual
Man"u*al (măn"&uuptack_;*&aitalic_;l), a. [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. mündel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain, Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.] 1. Of or pertaining to the hand.
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2. Performed by a person using physical as contrasted with mental effort; as, manual labor.
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3. Done or made by the hand. In some contexts, contrasted with automatic or mechanical.Manual and ocular examination.” Tatham.
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Manual exercise (Mil.) the exercise by which soldiers are taught the use of their muskets and other arms. -- Seal manual, the impression of a seal worn on the hand as a ring. -- Sign manual. See under Sign.
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Manual
Man"u*al (?), n. [Cf. F. manuel, LL. manuale. See Manual, a.] 1. A small book, such as may be carried in the hand, or conveniently handled; a handbook; specifically, the service book of the Roman Catholic Church.
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This manual of laws, styled the Confessor's Laws. Sir M. Hale.
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2. (Mus.) A keyboard of an organ or harmonium for the fingers, as distinguished from the pedals; a clavier, or set of keys. Moore (Encyc. of Music).
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3. (Mil.) A prescribed exercise in the systematic handing of a weapon; as, the manual of arms; the manual of the sword; the manual of the piece (cannon, mortar, etc.).
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manual alphabet
manual alphabet n. An alphabet of signs made by movement of the hands, used by the deaf; in it letters are represented by finger positions. See Dactylology.
Syn. -- finger alphabet.
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manual dexterity
manual dexterity n. Adroitness in using the hands.
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Manualist
Man"u*al*ist, n. One who works with the hands; an artificer.
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manual labour
manual labor
manual labor, manual labour n. Labor done with the hands.
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manual laborer
manual laborer n. A person who works with the hands, rather than with the mind.
Syn. -- laborer, labourer.
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manually
man"u*al*ly, adv. By hand. In some contexts, contrasted with automatically.
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Manuary
Man"u*a*ry (?), a. [L. manuarius, fr. manus hand.] Manual. -- n. An artificer. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
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Manubial
Ma*nu"bi*al (?), a. [L. manubialis, fr. manubiae money obtained from the sale of booty, booty.] Belonging to spoils; taken in war. [Obs.] Bailey.
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Manubrial
Ma*nu"bri*al (?), a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a manubrium; shaped like a manubrium; handlelike.
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Manubrium
Ma*nu"bri*um (?), n.; pl. L. Manubria (#), E. Manubriums (#). [L., handle, fr. manus hand.]
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1. (Anat.) A handlelike process or part; esp., the anterior segment of the sternum, or presternum, and the handlelike process of the malleus.
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2. (Zool.) The proboscis of a jellyfish; -- called also hypostoma. See Illust. of Hydromedusa.
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Manucode
Man"u*code (?), n. [Javanese manukdewata the bird of the gods: cf. F. manucode.] (Zool.) Any bird of the genus Manucodia, of Australia and New Guinea. They are related to the bird of paradise.
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Manuducent
Man`u*du"cent (?), n. One who leads by the hand; a manuductor. [Obs.]
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Manuduction
Man`u*duc"tion (?), n. [L. manus hand + ductio a leading, ducere to lead: cf. F. manuduction.] Guidance by the hand. [Obs.] Glanvill. South.
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Manuductor
Man`u*duc"tor (?), n. [L. manus the hand + ductor a leader, ducere to lead: cf. F. manuducteur.] (Mus.) A conductor; an officer in the ancient church who gave the signal for the choir to sing, and who beat time with the hand, and regulated the music. Moore (Encyc. of Music.)
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Manufactory
Man`u*fac"to*ry (?), n.; pl. -ries (#). [Cf. L. factorium an oil press, properly, place where something is made. See Manufacture.] 1. Manufacture. [Obs.]
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2. A building or place where anything is manufactured; a factory.
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Manufactory
Man`u*fac"to*ry, a. Pertaining to manufacturing.
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Manufactural
Man`u*fac"tur*al (?), a. Of or pertaining to manufactures. [R.]
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Manufacture
Man`u*fac"ture (?), n. [L. manus the hand + factura a making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual, and Fact.] 1. The operation of making wares or any products by hand, by machinery, or by other agency.
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2. Anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art, as cloths, iron utensils, shoes, machinery, saddlery, etc.
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Manufacture
Man`u*fac"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manufactured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Manufacturing.] [Cf. F. manufacturer.] 1. To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails, glass, etc.
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2. To work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk, or iron.
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Manufacture
Man`u*fac"ture, v. i. To be employed in manufacturing something.
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manufactured
manufactured adj. Produced in a large-scale industrial operation. Contrasted with hand-made.
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Manufacturer
Man`u*fac"tur*er (?), n. One who manufactures.
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Manufacturing
Man`u*fac"tur*ing, a. 1. Employed, or chiefly employed, in manufacture; as, a manufacturing community; a manufacturing town.
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2. Pertaining to manufacture; as, manufacturing projects.
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manufacturing business
manufacturing business n. A business engaged in manufacturing some product.
Syn. -- manufacturer, maker.
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manufacturing plant
manufacturing plant n. A factory.
Syn. -- mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory.
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manul
ma"nul (?), n. (Zool.) A wild cat (Felis manul), having long, soft, light-colored fur. It is found in the mountains of Central Asia, and dwells among rocks.
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Manumise
Man"u*mise` (?), v. t. [See Manumit.] To manumit. [Obs.] Dryden.
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Manumission
Man`u*mis"sion (?), n. [L. manumissio: cf. F. manumission. See Manumit.] The act of manumitting, or of liberating a slave from bondage. “Given to slaves at their manumission.” Arbuthnot.
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Manumit
Man`u*mit" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manumitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Manumitting.] [L. manumittere, manumissum; manus the hand + mittere to send, to send off. See Manual, and Missile.] To release from slavery; to liberate from personal bondage or servitude; to free, as a slave.Manumitted slaves.” Hume.
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Manumotive
Man"u*mo`tive (?), a. [L. manus the hand + E. motive.] Movable by hand. [R.]
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Manumotor
Man"u*mo`tor (?), n. [L. manus the hand + E. motor.] A small wheel carriage, so constructed that a person sitting in it may move it.
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Manurable
Ma*nur"a*ble (&unr_;), a. 1. Capable of cultivation. [Obs.] Sir M. Hale.
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2. Capable of receiving a fertilizing substance.
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Manurage
Ma*nur"age (?), n. Cultivation. [Obs.] Warner.
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Manurance
Ma*nur"ance (?), n. Cultivation. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Manure
Ma*nure" (m&adot_;*nūr"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manured (m&adot_;*nūrd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Manuring.] [Contr, from OF. manuvrer, manovrer, to work with the hand, to cultivate by manual labor, F. manœuvrer. See Manual, Ure, Opera, and cf. Inure.] 1. To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture. [Obs.]
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To whom we gave the strand for to manure. Surrey.
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Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved;
And with vain, outward things be no more moved.
Donne.
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2. To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance.
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The blood of English shall manure the ground. Shak.
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manure
ma*nure" (m&adot_;*nūr"), n. Any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing substance. Especially,, dung, the contents of stables and barnyards, decaying animal or vegetable substances, etc. Dryden.
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Manurement
Ma*nure"ment, n. [Cf. OF. manouvrement.] Cultivation. [Obs.] W. Wotton.
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Manurer
Ma*nur"er (?), n. One who manures land.
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Manurial
Ma*nu"ri*al (?), a. Relating to manures.
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Manuring
Ma*nur"ing (?), n. The act of process of applying manure; also, the manure applied.
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Manus
Ma"nus (?), n.; pl. Manus. [L., the hand.] (Anat.) The distal segment of the fore limb, including the carpus and fore foot or hand.
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Manuscript
Man"u*script (?), a. [L. manu scriptus. See Manual, and Scribe.] Written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume.
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Manuscript
Man"u*script, n. [LL. manuscriptum, lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript, a.] 1. An original literary or musical composition written by the author, formerly with the hand, now usually by typewriter or word processor. It is contrasted with a printed copy.
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2. Writing, as opposed to print; as, the book exists only in manuscript. Craik.
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&hand_; The word is often abbreviated to MS., plural MSS.
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Manuscriptal
Man"u*script`al (?), a. Manuscript. [Obs.]
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Manutenency
Man`u*ten"en*cy (?), n. [L. manus hand + tenere to hold.] Maintenance. [Obs.] Abp. Sancroft.
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Manway
Man"way` (?), n. A small passageway, as in a mine, that a man may pass through. Raymond.
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Manx
Manx (?), a. Of or pertaining to the Isle of Man, or its inhabitants; as, the Manx language.
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Manx shearwater .
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Manx cat
Manx cat prop. n. (Zool.), A breed of domestic cats having a rudimentary tail, containing only about three vertebrae. It is believed to have originated on the Isle of Man.
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Manx shearwater
Manx shearwater prop. n. (Zool.), A small black-and-white oceanic bird (Puffinus puffinus, or Puffinus anglorum), common in the Eastern North Atlantic. Called also Manx petrel, Manx puffin. It is avariety of shearwater. It was formerly abundant in the Isle of Man.
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Manx
Manx, prop. n. The language of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man, a dialect of the Celtic.
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Many
Ma"ny (?), n. [See Meine, Mansion.] A retinue of servants; a household. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Many
Ma"ny, a. & pron. [It has no variation to express degrees of comparison; more and most, which are used for the comparative and superlative degrees, are from a different root.] [OE. mani, moni, AS. manig, mænig, monig; akin to D. menig, OS. & OHG. manag, G. manch, Dan. mange, Sw. månge, Goth. manags, OSlav. mnog', Russ. mnogii; cf. Icel. margr, Prov. E. mort. √103.] Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.
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Thou shalt be a father of many nations. Gen. xvii. 4.
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Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 1 Cor. i. 26.
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&hand_; Many is freely prefixed to participles, forming compounds which need no special explanation; as, many-angled, many-celled, many-eyed, many-footed, many-handed, many-leaved, many-lettered, many-named, many-peopled, many-petaled, many-seeded, many-syllabled (polysyllabic), many-tongued, many-voiced, many-wived, and the like. In such usage it is equivalent to multi. Comparison is often expressed by many with as or so. “As many as were willing hearted . . . brought bracelets.” Exod. xxxv. 22. “So many laws argue so many sins.” Milton. Many stands with a singular substantive with a or an.
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Many a, a large number taken distributively; each one of many. “For thy sake have I shed many a tear.” Shak. “Full many a gem of purest ray serene.” Gray. -- Many one, many a one; many persons. Bk. of Com. Prayer. -- The many, the majority; -- opposed to the few. See Many, n. -- Too many, too numerous; hence, too powerful; as, they are too many for us. L'Estrange.
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Syn. -- Numerous; multiplied; frequent; manifold; various; divers; sundry.
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Many
Ma"ny, n. [AS. menigeo, menigo, menio, multitude; akin to G. menge, OHG. managī, menigī, Goth. managei. See Many, a.] 1. The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.
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After him the rascal many ran. Spenser.
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2. A large or considerable number.
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A many of our bodies shall no doubt
Find native graves.
Shak.
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Seeing a great many in rich gowns. Addison.
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It will be concluded by many that he lived like an honest man. Fielding.
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&hand_; In this sense, many is connected immediately with another substantive (without of) to show of what the many consists; as, a good many [of] people think so.
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He is liable to a great many inconveniences. Tillotson.
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Many-minded
Ma"ny-mind`ed (?), a. Having many faculties; versatile; many-sided.
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Manyplies
Ma"ny*plies (?), n. [Many, adj. + plies, pl. of ply a fold.] (Anat.) The third division, or that between the reticulum, or honeycomb stomach, and the abomasum, or rennet stomach, in the stomach of ruminants; the omasum; the psalterium. So called from the numerous folds in its mucous membrane. See Illust of Ruminant.
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Many-sided
Ma"ny-sid`ed (?), a. 1. Having many sides; -- said of figures. Hence, presenting many questions or subjects for consideration; as, a many-sided topic.
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2. Interested in, and having an aptitude for, many unlike pursuits or objects of attention; versatile.
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-- Ma"ny-sid`ed*ness, n.
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manywise
manyways
{ ma"ny*ways` (m&ebreve_;n"&ybreve_;*wāz`), ma"ny*wise` (m&ebreve_;n"&ybreve_;*wīz`), } adv. In many different ways; variously.
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manzanilla
man`za*nil"la (măn`z&adot_;*n&ibreve_;l"l&adot_;; Sp. män`thä*nēl"yä), n. 1. (Olive Trade) A kind of small roundish olive with a small freestone pit, a fine skin, and a peculiar bitterish flavor. Manzanillas are commonly pitted and stuffed with Spanish pimientos.
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2. A very dry pale sherry from Spain.
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manzanita
man`za*ni"ta (măn`z&adot_;*nē"t&adot_;), n. [Sp., dim. of manzana an apple.] (Bot.) A name given to several species of Arctostaphylos, but mostly to Arctostaphylos glauca and Arctostaphylos pungens, shrubs of California, Oregon, etc., with reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red berries, which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear.
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Mao
Mao prop. n. See Mao Tsetung.
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Maoism
Maoism prop. n. A form of communism developed in China by Mao Zedong.
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Maoist
Maoist prop. n. An advocate of Maoism.
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Maori
Ma"o*ri (?), prop. n.; pl. Maoris (&unr_;). (Ethnol.) One of the aboriginal inhabitants of New Zealand; also, the original language of New Zealand. -- a. Of or pertaining to the Maoris or to their language.
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maori hen
maori hen n. (Zool.) A flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting.
Syn. -- weka, wood hen.
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Mao Zedong
Mao Tsetung
Mao Tsetung, Mao Zedong prop. n. The leader of the Chinese communist party and later of the People's Republic of China; b. 1893, d. 1976. Also referred to a simply Mao. [Also spelled Mao Tse-Tung.]
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Map
Map (măp), n. [From F. mappe, in mappemonde map of the world, fr. L. mappa napkin, signal cloth; -- a Punic word. Cf. Apron, Napkin, Nappe.] 1. A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; -- usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it.
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&hand_; There are five principal kinds of projection used in making maps: the orthographic, the stereographic, the globuar, the conical, and the cylindrical, or Mercator's projection. See Projection.
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2. A graphical representation of anything showing the relative arrangement of its parts in a maplike form.
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3. Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map.
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Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn. Shak.
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4. (Mathematics) A relation between two sets in which an element of one set is associated with each element of the other set. Also called a mapping, transformation, or correspondence.
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Map lichen (Bot.), a lichen (Lecidea geographica.) growing on stones in curious maplike figures. Dr. Prior.
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Map
Map, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mapped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mapping (?).] To represent by a map; -- often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business.
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I am near to the place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapped it truly. Shak.
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2. (Mathematics) To create a mapping between two sets; see map{4}, n.. Also, to create any list of corresponding elements of two sets of things; as, to map the symbols of an ancient language into a modern phonetic alphabet.
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Mapach
Ma*pach" (?), n. [Mexican.] The raccoon.
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mapinguari
mapinguari n. (Zool.) A supposed human-sized slothlike creature reported sighted by Indians in the Amazon rain forest.
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Maple
Ma"ple (mā"p'l), n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. möpurr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. massholder.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. Acer saccharinum is the rock maple, or sugar maple, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the red maple or swamp maple is Acer rubrum; the silver maple, Acer dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, Acer Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common maple of Europe is Acer campestre, the sycamore maple is Acer Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is Acer platanoides.
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&hand_; Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc.
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Bird's-eye maple, Curled maple, varieties of the wood of the rock maple, in which a beautiful lustrous grain is produced by the sinuous course of the fibers. -- Maple honey, Maple molasses, Maple syrup, or Maple sirup, maple sap boiled to the consistency of molasses. -- Maple sugar, sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple by evaporation.
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maple-leaf begonia
maple-leaf begonia n. (Bot.) A tuberous or semi-tuberous South African begonia (Begonia dregei) having shallowly lobed ovate leaves and small white flowers.
Syn. -- grape-leaf begonia.
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maple-leaved bayur
maple-leaved bayur n. (Bot.) An Indian tree (Pterospermum acerifolium) having fragrant nocturnal white flowers and yielding a reddish wood used for planking; often grown as an ornamental or shade tree. Called also mayeng.
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maple family
maple family n. (Bot.) The natural family of trees Aceraceae, including the maples.
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Maplike
Map"like` (măp"līk`), a. Having or consisting of lines resembling a map; as, the maplike figures in which certain lichens grow.
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mapmaker
map maker
map" mak*er, map"mak*er n. A person who makes maps; a cartographer.
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mapmaking
map"mak*ing n. The making of maps and charts; cartography.
Syn. -- cartography.
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mappery
map"per*y (?), n. [From Map.] The making, or study, of maps. [Obs.] Shak.
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mapping
map"ping n. (Math.) A function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set. Same as map{4}.
Syn. -- map, correspondence.
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Maqui
Ma"qui (?), n. (Bot.) A Chilian shrub (Aristotelia Maqui). Its bark furnishes strings for musical instruments, and a medicinal wine is made from its berries.
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Maquis
Maquis prop. n. 1. A guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II.
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2. The French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II.
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Mar
Mar (?), n. A small lake. See Mere. [Prov. Eng.]
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Mar
Mar, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marred (märd); p. pr. & vb. n. Marring.] [OE. marren, merren, AS. merran, myrran (in comp.), to obstruct, impede, dissipate; akin to OS. merrian, OHG. marrjan, merran; cf. D. marren, meeren, to moor a ship, Icel. merja to bruise, crush, and Goth. marzjan to offend. Cf. Moor, v.] 1. To make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface.
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I pray you mar no more trees with wiring love songs in their barks. Shak.
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But mirth is marred, and the good cheer is lost. Dryden.
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Ire, envy, and despair
Which marred all his borrowed visage.
Milton.
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2. To spoil; to ruin. “It makes us, or it mars us.” “Striving to mend, to mar the subject.” Shak.
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Mar
Mar, n. A mark or blemish made by bruising, scratching, or the like; a disfigurement.
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Mara
Ma"ra (?), n. [Skr. māra.] (Hind. Myth.) The principal or ruling evil spirit. E. Arnold.
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Mara
Ma"ra, n. [Icel. mara nightmare, an ogress. See Nightmare.] (Norse Myth.) A female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.
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Mara
Ma"ra, n. (Zool.) The Patagonian cavy, a hare-like rodent (Dolichotis patagonum or Dolichotis Patagonicus) of the pampas of Argentina.
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Marabou
Mar`a*bou" (măr"&adot_;b&oomacr_;"), n. [F.] 1. (Zool.) A large black-and-white carrion-eating stork of the genus Leptoptilos (formerly Ciconia), esp. the African species (Leptoptilus crumeniferus syn. Leptoptilos crumenifer), whose downy under-wing feathers are used to trim garments; called also marabout. The Asiatic species (Leptoptilos dubius, or Leptoptilos argala) is the adjutant. See Adjutant. [Written also marabu.]
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2. One having five eighths negro blood; the offspring of a mulatto and a griffe. [Louisiana] Bartlett.
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3. A kind of thrown raw silk, nearly white naturally, but capable of being dyed without scouring; also, a thin fabric made from it, as for scarfs, which resembles the feathers of the marabou in delicacy, -- whence the name.
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Marabout
Marabout" (măr"&adot_;b&oomacr_;t"), n. [F., from Pg. marabuto, Ar. morābit. Cf. Maravedi.] 1. A Muslim saint; especially, one who claims to work cures supernaturally.
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2. (Zool.) The marabou{1}.
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Maracan
Mar"a*can (?), n. [Braz. maracaná.] (Zool.) A macaw.
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Marai
Ma*rai" (?), n. A sacred inclosure or temple; -- so called by the islanders of the Pacific Ocean.
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Maranatha
Mar`a*nath"a (?), n. [Aramaic māran athā.] “Our Lord cometh;” -- an expression used by St. Paul at the conclusion of his first Epistle to the Corinthians (xvi. 22). This word has been used in anathematizing persons for great crimes; as much as to say, “May the Lord come quickly to take vengeance of thy crimes.” See Anathema maranatha, under Anathema.
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marang tree
marang tree n. (Bot.) A Philippine tree (Artocarpus odoratissima) similar to the breadfruit tree bearing edible fruit. Called also marang.
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Maranta
Ma*ran"ta (?), prop. n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of endogenous plants found in tropical America, and some species also in India. They have tuberous roots containing a large amount of starch, and from one species (Maranta arundinacea, the American arrowroot or obedience plant) arrowroot (arrowroot starch) is obtained. Many kinds are cultivated for ornament.
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Marantaceae
Marantaceae prop. n. A natural family of tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes, including the arrowroot; the arrowroot family.
Syn. -- family Marantaceae, arrowroot family.
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marasca
marasca n. The small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made.
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2. The marasca cherry.
Syn. -- marasca cherry, maraschino cherry, Prunus cerasus marasca.
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marasca cherry
marasca cherry n. (Bot.) A Dalmation bitter wild cherry tree (Prunus cerasus marasca) bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur.
Syn. -- marasca, maraschino cherry.
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Maraschino
Ma`ra*schi"no (?), n. [It., fr. marasca, amarasca, a sour cherry, L. amarus bitter.] A liqueur distilled from fermented cherry juice, and flavored with the pit of a variety of cherry which grows in Dalmatia.
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maraschino cherry
ma`ra*schi"no cher"ry (?), n. 1. A cherry which is colored a deep red and sweetened by cooking in colored syrup, and flavored with maraschino. It is used as a garnish in deserts and cocktails.
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2. The marasca cherry tree.
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Marasmius
Marasmius prop. n. A genus of chiefly small white-spored mushrooms, including the Marasmius oreades, the mushroon that grow in a fairy ring.
Syn. -- genus Marasmius.
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marasmus
ma*ras"mus (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; , fr. &unr_;, to quench, as fire; pass., to die away.] (Med.) A wasting of flesh without fever or apparent disease; a kind of consumption; atrophy; phthisis.
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Pining atrophy,
Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestilence.
Milton.
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Marasmus senilis [L.], progressive atrophy of the aged.
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Mahratta
Marathi
{ Ma*ra"thi (?), Mah*rat"ta (?) }, prop. n. A Sanskritic language of western India, prob. descended from the Maharastri Prakrit, spoken by the Marathas and neighboring peoples. It has an abundant literature dating from the 13th century. It has a book alphabet nearly the same as Devanagari and a cursive script translation between the Devanagari and the Gujarati.
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marathon
marathon n. 1. A footrace of 26 miles 385 yards. [wns=2]
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2. Hence: Any long and arduous undertaking, straining the endurance of the participants. [wns=1]
Syn. -- endurance contest.
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3. (Capitalized)a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians. [wns=3]
Syn. -- battle of Marathon.
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Marattia
Marattia prop. n. The type genus of the Marattiaceae, consisting of ferns having the sporangia fused together in two rows.
Syn. -- genus Marattia.
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Marattiaceae
Marattiaceae prop. n. The natural family of ferns coextensive with the order Marattiales, consisting of chiefly tropical eusporantiate ferns with gigantic fronds.
Syn. -- family Marattiaceae.
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Marattiales
Marattiales prop. n. An order of lower ferns coextensive with the family Marattiaceae.
Syn. -- order Marattiales.
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maraud
ma*raud" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Marauding.] [F. marauder, fr. maraud vagabond, OF. marault; of uncertain origin, perh. for malault, fr. (assumed) LL. malaldus; fr. L. malus bad, ill + a suffix of German origin (cf. Herald). Cf. Malice.] To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for booty; to plunder.Marauding hosts.” Milman.
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Maraud
Ma*raud", n. An excursion for plundering.
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Marauder
Ma*raud`er (?), n. [From Maraud, v.: cf. F. maraudeur.] A rover in quest of booty or plunder; a plunderer; one who pillages. De Quincey.
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Maravedi
Mar`a*ve"di (?), n. [Sp. maravedí; -- so called from the Morābitīn (lit., the steadfast), an Arabian dynasty which reigned in Africa and Spain. Cf. Marabout.] (Numis.) A small copper coin of Spain, equal to three mils American money, less than a farthing sterling. Also, an ancient Spanish gold coin.
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maravilla
maravilla n. 1. A wildflower (Mirabilis multiflora) having vibrant deep pink tubular evening-blooming flowers; found in sandy and desert areas from Southern California to Southern Colorado and into Mexico.
Syn. -- desert four o'clock, Colorado four o'clock, Mirabilis multiflora.
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2. A leafy wildflower (Mirabilis longiflora) having fragrant slender white or pale pink trumpet-shaped flowers; found in the Southwestern US and Northern Mexico.
Syn. -- sweet four o'clock, Mirabilis longiflora.
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Marble
Mar"ble (mär"b'l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma`rmaros, fr. marmai`rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. Marmoreal.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.
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&hand_; Breccia marble consists of limestone fragments cemented together. -- Ruin marble, when polished, shows forms resembling ruins, due to disseminated iron oxide. -- Shell marble contains fossil shells. -- Statuary marble is a pure, white, fine-grained kind, including Parian (from Paros) and Carrara marble. If coarsely granular it is called saccharoidal.
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2. A thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works; as, the Arundel or Arundelian marbles; the Elgin marbles.
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3. A little ball of glass, marble, porcelain, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.
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&hand_; Marble is also much used in self-explaining compounds; when used figuratively in compounds it commonly means, hard, cold, destitute of compassion or feeling; as, marble-breasted, marble-faced, marble-hearted.
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Marble
Mar"ble, a. 1. Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.
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2. Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.
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Marble
Mar"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Marbling (?).] [Cf. F. marbrer. See Marble, n.] To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper.
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Marbled
Mar"bled (?), a. 1. Made of, or faced with, marble. [Obs.] “The marbled mansion.” Shak.
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2. Made to resemble marble; veined or spotted like marble.Marbled paper.” Boyle.
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3. (Zool.) Varied with irregular markings, or witch a confused blending of irregular spots and streaks.
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4. Having small flecks of fat interspered with the muscle; -- of cuts of meat, especially beef; as, a well-marbled steak. Such marbling improves the flavor of beef for most people.
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marble cake
marble cake n. A made of light and dark batter very lightly blended, so as to produce a variegated appearance resembling that of marble.
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Marble-edged
Mar"ble-edged` (?), a. Having the edge veined or spotted with different colors like marble, as a book.
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Marbleize
Mar"ble*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marbleized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Marbleizing (?).] To stain or grain in imitation of marble; to cover with a surface resembling marble; as, to marbleize slate, wood, or iron.
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marbleizing
marbleizing n. A texture like that of marble.
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Marbler
Mar"bler (&unr_;), n. 1. One who works upon marble or other stone. [R.] Fuller.
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2. One who colors or stains in imitation of marble.
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marbles
marbles n. A children's game played with marbles{3}, little balls made of a hard substance (as glass).
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marblewood
marblewood n. 1. A hard marbled wood.
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2. A large Asiatic tree (Diospyros kurzii) having hard marbled zebrawood.
Syn. -- Andaman marble, Andaman marble, Diospyros kurzii.
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Marbling
Mar"bling (?), n. 1. The art or practice of variegating in color, in imitation of marble.
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2. An intermixture of fat and lean in meat, giving it a marbled appearance.
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3. pl. (Zool.) Distinct markings resembling the variegations of marble, as on birds and insects.
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Marbly
Mar"bly, a. Containing, or resembling, marble.
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Marbrinus
Mar*bri"nus (?), n. [LL., fr. OF. & F. marble marble. See Marble.] A cloth woven so as to imitate the appearance of marble; -- much used in the 15th and 16th centuries. Beck (Draper's Dict.).
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Marc
Marc (?), n. [F.] The refuse matter which remains after the pressure of fruit, particularly of grapes.
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Marc
Marc, n. [AS. marc; akin to G. mark, Icel. mörk, perh. akin to E. mark a sign. √106, 273.] [Written also mark.] 1. A weight of various commodities, esp. of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
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2. A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
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3. A German coin and money of account. See Mark.
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Marcantant
Mar"can*tant (?), n. [It. mercatante. See Merchant.] A merchant. [Obs.] Shak.
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Marcasite
Mar"ca*site (?), n. [F. marcassite; cf. It. marcassita, Sp. marquesita, Pg. marquezita; all fr. Ar. marqashītha.] (Min.) A sulphide of iron resembling pyrite or common iron pyrites in composition, but differing in form; white iron pyrites.
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Golden marcasite, tin. [Obs.]
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Marcasitical
Marcasitic
{ Mar`ca*sit"ic (?), Mar`ca*sit"ic*al (?), } a. Containing, or having the nature of, marcasite.
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Marcassin
Mar*cas"sin (?), n. [F.] (Her.) A young wild boar.
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Marcato
Mar*ca"to (?), a. [It.] (Mus.) In a marked emphatic manner; -- used adverbially as a direction.
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Marceline
Mar"cel*ine (?), n. [F., fr. L. marcidus withered, fr. marcere to wither, shrivel.] A thin silk fabric used for linings, etc., in ladies' dresses.
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Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust n. A French novelist (1871-1922).
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Marcescent
Mar*ces"cent (?), a. [L. marcescens, p. pr. of marcescere to wither, decay, fr. marcere to wither, droop: cf. F. marcescent.] (Bot.) Withering without falling off; fading; decaying.
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Marcescible
Mar*ces"ci*ble (?), a. [Cf. F. marcescible.] Liable to wither or decay.
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March
March (märch), n. [L. Martius mensis Mars'month fr. Martius belonging to Mars, the god of war: cf. F. mars. Cf. Martial.] The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
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The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies.
Bryant.
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As mad as a March Hare, an old English Saying derived from the fact that March is the rutting time of hares, when they are excitable and violent. Wright.
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March
March, n. [OE. marche, F. marche; of German origin; cf. OHG. marcha, G. mark, akin to OS. marka, AS. mearc, Goth. marka, L. margo edge, border, margin, and possibly to E. mark a sign. √106. Cf. Margin, Margrave, Marque, Marquis.] A territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary line; a confine; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in English history applied especially to the border land on the frontiers between England and Scotland, and England and Wales.
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Geneva is situated in the marches of several dominions -- France, Savoy, and Switzerland. Fuller.
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Lords of waste marches, kings of desolate isles. Tennyson.
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March
March, v. i. [Cf. OF. marchir. See 2d March.] To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side. [Obs.]
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That was in a strange land
Which marcheth upon Chimerie.
Gower.
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To march with, to have the same boundary for a greater or less distance; -- said of an estate.
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March
March, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Marching.] [F. marcher, in OF. also, to tread, prob. fr. L. marcus hammer. Cf. Mortar.] 1. To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily. Shak.
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2. To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.
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March
March, v. t. To cause to move with regular steps in the manner of a soldier; to cause to move in military array, or in a body, as troops; to cause to advance in a steady, regular, or stately manner; to cause to go by peremptory command, or by force.
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March them again in fair array. Prior.
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March
March, n. [F. marche.] 1. The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops.
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These troops came to the army harassed with a long and wearisome march. Bacon.
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2. Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement; as, the march of time.
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With solemn march
Goes slow and stately by them.
Shak.
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This happens merely because men will not bide their time, but will insist on precipitating the march of affairs. Buckle.
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3. The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.
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4. A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form.
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The drums presently striking up a march. Knolles.
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To make a march, (Card Playing), to take all the tricks of a hand, in the game of euchre.
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marchand de vin
marchand de vin n. (Cookery) A sauce consisting of brown sauce with mushrooms and red wine or madeira.
Syn. -- mushroom wine sauce.
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Marchantia
Marchantia prop. n. The type genus of Marchantiaceae; liverworts that reproduce asexually by gemmae and have stalked antheridiophores.
Syn. -- genus Marchantia.
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Marchantiaceae
Marchantiaceae prop. n. A natural family of liverworts with prostrate and usually dichotomously branched thalli.
Syn. -- family Marchantiaceae.
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Marchantiales
Marchantiales prop. n. An oder of liverworts with gametophyte differentiated internally.
Syn. -- order Marchantiales.
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march equinox
march equinox n. The vernal equinox.
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Marcher
March"er (?), n. One who marches.
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Marcher
March"er, n. [See 2d March.] The lord or officer who defended the marches or borders of a territory.
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Merchet
Marchet
{ Mar"chet (?), Mer"chet (?) }, n. [LL. marcheta; of uncertain origin.] In old English and in Scots law, a fine paid to the lord of the soil by a tenant upon the marriage of one the tenant's daughters.
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Marching
March"ing (?), a. & n., fr. March, v.
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Marching money (Mil.), the additional pay of officer or soldier when his regiment is marching. -- In marching order (Mil.), equipped for a march. -- Marching regiment. (Mil.) (a) A regiment in active service. (b) In England, a regiment liable to be ordered into other quarters, at home or abroad; a regiment of the line.
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Marchioness
Mar"chion*ess (?), n. [LL. marchionissa, fr. marchio a marquis. See Marquis.] The wife or the widow of a marquis; a woman who has the rank and dignity of a marquis. Spelman.
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March-mad
March"-mad` (?), a. Extremely rash; foolhardy. See under March, the month. Sir W. Scott.
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Marchman
March"man (?), n. A person living in the marches between England and Scotland or Wales.
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Marchpane
March"pane` (?), n. [Cf. It. marzapane,Sp. pan,. massepain, prob. fr. L. maza frumenty (Gr. ma^za) + L. panis bread; but perh. the first part of the word is from the name of the inventor.] A kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds and sugar. Called also marzipan. [Obs.] Shak.
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March-ward
March"-ward` (?), n. A warden of the marches; a marcher.
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Marcian
Mar"cian (?), a. Under the influence of Mars; courageous; bold. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Marcid
Mar"cid (?), a. [L. marcidus, fr. marcere to wither, pine.] 1. Pining; lean; withered. Dryden.
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2. Characterized by emaciation, as a fever. Harvey.
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Marcidity
Mar*cid"i*ty (?), n. [LL. marciditas.] The state or quality of being withered or lean. [R.]
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Marcionite
Mar"cion*ite (mär"shŭn*īt), n. (Eccl. Hist) A follower of Marcion, a Gnostic of the second century, who adopted the Oriental notion of the two conflicting principles, and imagined that between them there existed a third power, neither wholly good nor evil, the Creator of the world and of man, and the God of the Jewish dispensation. Brande & C.
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Marcobrunner
Mar`co*brun"ner (?), n. [G. Marcobrunner.] A celebrated Rhine wine.
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Marconi
Mar*co"ni (?), prop. a. [After Guglielmo Marconi (b. 1874), Italian inventor.] Designating, or pert. to, Marconi's system of wireless telegraphy; as, Marconi aerial, coherer, station, system, etc. [archaic]
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Marconigram
Mar*co"ni*gram (?), n. [Marconi + -gram.] same as radiogram; a wireless message.
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Marconigraph
Mar*co"ni*graph (?), n. [Marconi + -graph.] The apparatus used in Marconi wireless telegraphy.
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marconi rig
marconi rig n. (Naut.) A rig of triangular sails for a yacht.
Syn. -- Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig.
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Marconi's law
Mar*co"ni's law (?) prop. n. (Wireless Teleg.) The law that the maximum good signaling distance varies directly as the square of the height of the transmitting antenna.
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Marconism
Mar*co"nism (?), n. The theory or practice of Marconi's wireless telegraph system. [archaic]
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Marconi system
Mar*co"ni system (?). (Elec.) A system or wireless telegraphy developed by G. Marconi, an Italian physicist, in which Hertzian waves are used in transmission and a coherer is used as the receiving instrument.
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marco polo's sheep
marco polo sheep
marco polo sheep, marco polo's sheep n. An Asiatic wild sheep (Ovis poli) with exceptionally large horns; sometimes considered a variety of the argali: Ovis ammon poli.
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Marcor
Mar"cor (?), n. [L., fr. marcere to wither.] A wasting away of flesh; decay. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
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Marcosian
Mar*co"sian (?), n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a Gnostic sect of the second century, so called from Marcus, an Egyptian, who was reputed to be a margician.
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Mardi gras
Mar"di` gras" (?), n. [F., literally, fat Tuesday.] 1. The last day of Carnival; the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent and fasting); Shrove Tuesday; -- in some cities a great day of carnival and merrymaking; in the United States it is especially associated with New Orleans.
Syn. -- pancake day.
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2. The series of festival events celebrated on Mardi Gras{1}.
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Mare
Mare (mâr), n. [OE. mere, AS. mere, myre, fem of AS. mearh horse, akin to D. merrie mare, G. mähre, OHG. marah horse, meriha mare, Icel. marr horse, OCelt. marka (Pausan. 19, 19,4), Ir. marc, W. march. Cf. Marshal.] The female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds.
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Mare
Mare, n. [AS. mara incubus; akin to OHG. & Icel. mara; cf. Pol. mora, Bohem. můra.] (Med.) Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; -- obsolete, except in the compound nightmare.
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I will ride thee o' nights like the mare. Shak.
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Marechal Niel
Mare"chal Niel" (?). [F.] A kind of large yellow rose. [Written also Marshal Niel.]
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Mare clausum
Ma"re clau"sum (?). [L.] (Internat. Law) Lit., closed sea; hence, a body of water within the separate jurisdiction of the nation; -- opposed to open sea (mare liberum), the water open to all nations and over which no single nation has special control.
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Mareis
Mar"eis (?), n. A Marsh. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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mare liberum
mare liberum n. [L., free sea.] A navigable body of water to which all nations have equal access; the opposite of mare clausum.
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Marena
Ma*re"na (?), n. [NL. Salmo maraena, G. maräne, moräne; -- so called from Lake Morin, in the March of Brandenburg, in Prussia.] (Zool.) A European whitefish of the genus Coregonus.
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mare nostrum
mare nostrum n. [L. our sea.] The term used by the ancient Romans to refer to the Mediterranean Sea.
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Mareschal
Mare"schal (?), n. [OF. mareschal, F. maréchal. See Marshal.] A military officer of high rank; a marshal. [Obs.]
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mare's-nest
mare's"-nest` (?), n. A supposed discovery which turns out to be a hoax; something grossly absurd.
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2. A confused multitude of things.
Syn. -- clutter, jumble, muddle, welter, smother.
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Mare's-tail
Mare's"-tail` (?), n. 1. A long streaky cloud, spreading out like a horse's tail, and believed to indicate rain; a cirrus cloud. See Cloud.
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Mackerel sky and mare's-tails
Make tall ships carry low sails.
Old Rhyme.
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2. (Bot.) An aquatic plant of the genus Hippuris (Hippuris vulgaris), having narrow leaves in whorls.
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Margarate
Mar"ga*rate (?), n. [Cf. F. margarate.] (Physiol. Chem.) A compound of the so-called margaric acid with a base.
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Margaric
Mar*gar"ic (?), a. [Cf. F. margarique. See Margarite.] Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly.
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Margaric acid. (a) (Physiol. Chem.) A fatty body, crystallizing in pearly scales, and obtained by digesting saponified fats (soaps) with an acid. It was formerly supposed to be an individual fatty acid, but is now known to be simply an intimate mixture of stearic and palmitic acids. (b) (Chem.) A white, crystalline substance, C17H34O2 of the fatty acid series, intermediate between palmitic and stearic acids, and obtained from the wax of certain lichens, from cetyl cyanide, and other sources. Called also heptadecanoic acid.
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Margarin
Mar"ga*rin (?), n. [Cf. F. margarine. See Margarite.] (Physiol. Chem.) A fatty substance, extracted from animal fats and certain vegetable oils, formerly supposed to be a definite compound of glycerin and margaric acid, but now known to be simply a mixture or combination of tristearin and tripalmitin.
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Margarine
Mar"ga*rine (mär"jŭ*r&ibreve_;n; mär`jŭ*rēn"), n. [F.; see margarin.] 1. A processed food product used as an inexpensive substitute for butter, made primarily from refined vegetable oils, sometimes including animal fats, and churned with skim milk to form a semisolid emulsion; also called oleomargarine; artificial butter.
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The word margarine shall mean all substances, whether compounds or otherwise, prepared in imitation of butter, and whether mixed with butter or not. Margarine Act, 1887 (50 & 51 Vict. c. 29).
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2. Margarin.
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Margaritaceous
Mar`ga*ri*ta"ceous (?), a. Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly.
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Margarite
Mar"ga*rite (?), n. [L. margarita, Gr. &unr_; a pearl; cf. F. marguerite.] 1. A pearl. [Obs.] Peacham.
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2. (Min.) A mineral related to the micas, but low in silica and yielding brittle folia with pearly luster.
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Margaritic
Mar`ga*rit"ic (?), a. [Cf. F. margaritique.] (Physiol. Chem.) Margaric.
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Margaritiferous
Mar`ga*ri*tif"er*ous (?), a. [L. margaritifer; margarita pearl + ferre to bear: cf. F. margaritifère.] Producing pearls.
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Margarodite
Mar*gar"o*dite (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; pearl-like.] (Min.) A hidrous potash mica related to muscovite.
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Margarone
Mar"ga*rone (?), n. [Margaric + -one.] (Chem.) The ketone of margaric acid.
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Margarous
Mar"ga*rous (?), a. (Chem.) Margaric; -- formerly designating a supposed acid. [Obs.]
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Margary's fluid
Margaryize
Mar"ga*ry*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. -ized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. -izing (?).] [(J. J. Lloyd) Margary, inventor of the process + -ize.] To impregnate (wood) with a preservative solution of copper sulphate (often called Mar"ga*ry's flu"id (-r&ibreve_;z)).
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Margate fish
Mar"gate fish" (?). (Zool.) A sparoid fish (Diabasis aurolineatus) of the Gulf of Mexico, esteemed as a food fish; -- called also red-mouth grunt.
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margay cat
Margay
Mar"gay, margay cat (?), n. (Zool.) A small American wild cat (Felis wiedi syn. Felis tigrina), ranging from Mexico to Brazil. It is spotted with black. Called also long-tailed cat.
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Marge
Marge (?), n. [F. marge. See Margin.] Border; margin; edge; verge. [Poetic] Tennyson.
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Along the river's stony marge. Wordsworth.
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Margent
Mar"gent (?), n. [OE. See Margin.] A margin; border; brink; edge. [Obs.]
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The beached margent of the sea. Shak.
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Margent
Mar"gent, v. t. To enter or note down upon the margin of a page; to margin. [Obs.] Mir. for Mag.
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Margin
Mar"gin (?), n. [OE. margine, margent, L. margo, ginis. Cf. March a border, Marge.] 1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake.
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2. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing.
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3. (Com.) The difference between the cost and the selling price of an article.
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4. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty.
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5. (Brokerage) Collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc. It is usually less than the full value of the security purchased, in which case it may be qualified by the portion of the full value required to be deposited; as, to buy stocks on 50% margin. N. Biddle.
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Margin draft (Masonry), a smooth cut margin on the face of hammer-dressed ashlar, adjacent to the joints. -- Margin of a course (Arch.), that part of a course, as of slates or shingles, which is not covered by the course immediately above it. See 2d Gauge.
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Syn. -- Border; brink; verge; brim; rim.
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Margin
Mar"gin (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Margined (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Marginging.] 1. To furnish with a margin.
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2. To enter in the margin of a page.
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margin account
margin account n. (Finance) An account with a securities brokerage in which the broker extends credit.
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Marginal
Mar"gin*al (?), a. [Cf. F. marginal.] 1. Of or pertaining to a margin.
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2. Written or printed in the margin; as, a marginal note or gloss.
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3. At the lower limit; barely sufficient; as, of marginal utility.
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marginal cost of production
marginal cost
marginal cost, marginal cost of production n. (Economics) The increase in total cost of production as a result of producing one more unit of output; since certain ovrhead costs are fixed, the marginal cost is almost aways less than the total per-unit cost of production averaged over all units produced.
Syn. -- incremental cost, differential cost.
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Marginalia
Mar`gi*na"li*a (?), n. pl. [NL.] Marginal notes.
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marginality
marginality n. the property of being marginal or on the fringes.
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Marginally
Mar"gin*al*ly, adv. 1. In the margin of a book.
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2. In a marginal{3} manner; barely sufficiently; almost not; as, marginally useful.
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Marginate
Mar"gin*ate (?), a. [L. marginatus, p. p. of marginare to margin. See Margin, n.] Having a margin distinct in appearance or structure.
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Marginate
Mar"gin*ate (?), v. t. To furnish with a distinct margin; to margin. [R.] Cockeram.
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Marginated
Mar"gin*a`ted (?), a. Same as Marginate, a.
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Margined
Mar"gined (?), a. 1. Having a margin. Hawthorne.
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2. (Zool.) Bordered with a distinct line of color.
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margin call
margin call n. (Stock market) A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement; -- caused by the decline in market prices of a security or commodity purchased on margin{5}.
Syn. -- call.
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Marginella
Mar`gi*nel"la (?), prop. n. [NL., dim. of L. margo, marginis, a margin.] (Zool.) A genus of small, polished, marine univalve shells, native of all warm seas.
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Marginicidal
Mar"gin*i*ci`dal (?), a. [L. margo, -ginis, margin + caedere to cut.] (Bot.) Dehiscent by the separation of united carpels; -- said of fruits.
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Margosa
Mar*go"sa (?), n. [Pg. amargoso bitter.] (Bot.) A large tree of the genus Melia (Melia Azadirachta) found in India. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A valuable oil is expressed from its seeds, and a tenacious gum exudes from its trunk. The Melia Azedarach is a much more showy tree, and is cultivated in the Southern United States, where it is known as Pride of India, Pride of China, or bead tree. Various parts of the tree are considered anthelmintic.
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The margosa oil . . . is a most valuable balsam for wounds, having a peculiar smell which prevents the attacks of flies. Sir S. Baker.
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Margraviate
Margravate
{ Mar"gra*vate (?), Mar*gra"vi*ate (?), } n. [Cf. F. margraviat.] The territory or jurisdiction of a margrave.
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Margrave
Mar"grave (?), n. [G. markgraf, prop., lord chief justice of the march; mark bound, border, march + graf earl, count, lord chief justice; cf. Goth. gagrëfts decree: cf. D. markgraaf, F. margrave. See March border, and cf. Landgrave, Graff.] 1. Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in Germany.
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2. The English equivalent of the German title of nobility, markgraf; a marquis.
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Margravine
Mar"gra*vine (?), n. [G. markgräfin: cf. F. margrafine.] The wife of a margrave.
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Marguerite
Mar"gue*rite (?), n. [F., a pearl, a daisy. See Margarite.] (Bot.) The daisy (Bellis perennis). The name is often applied also to the ox-eye daisy and to the China aster. Longfellow.
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maria
maria n. pl. 1. (Astron.) Plural form of mare, a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon.
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2. (Bot.) A valuable timber tree of Panama.
Syn. -- Calophyllum longifolium.
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Marian
Ma"ri*an (?), a. Pertaining to the Virgin Mary, or sometimes to Mary, Queen of England, daughter of Henry VIII.
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Of all the Marian martyrs, Mr. Philpot was the best-born gentleman. Fuller.
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Maid Marian. (a) See Maidmarian in the Vocabulary. (a) A prominent character in the legend of Robin Hood.
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Marie
Mar"ie (?), interj. Marry. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Mariet
Mar"i*et (?), n. [F. mariette, prop. dim. of Marie Mary.] (Bot.) A kind of bellflower, Companula Trachelium, once called Viola Mariana; but it is not a violet.
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Marigenous
Ma*rig"e*nous (?), a. [L. mare the sea + -genous.] Produced in or by the sea.
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Marigold
Mar"i*gold (?), n. [Mary + gold.] (Bot.) A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the Calendula officinalis (see Calendula), and the cultivated species of Tagetes.
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&hand_; There are several yellow-flowered plants of different genera bearing this name; as, the African marigold or French marigold of the genus Tagetes, of which several species and many varieties are found in gardens. They are mostly strong-smelling herbs from South America and Mexico: bur marigold, of the genus Bidens; corn marigold, of the genus Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum segetum, a pest in the cornfields of Italy); fig marigold, of the genus Mesembryanthemum; marsh marigold, of the genus Caltha (Caltha palustris), commonly known in America as the cowslip. See Marsh Marigold.
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Marigold window. (Arch.) See Rose window, under Rose.
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marijuana
marijuana n. 1. A strong-smelling Asian plant (Cannabis sativa), also called hemp, from which a number of euphorogenic and halucinogenic drugs are prepared. The euphoric effect is predominently due to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). [Also spelled marihuana.]
Syn. -- cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, Cannabis sativa.
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2. The dried leaves or the female flowers of the hemp plant, which is smoked or chewed to obtain a euphoric effect. The flowers usually have a higher concentration of the active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol.
Syn. -- cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, Mary Jane.
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Marikina
Mar`i*ki"na (?), n. [From the native name: cf. Pg. mariquinha.] (Zool) A small marmoset (Midas rosalia); the silky tamarin.
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Marimba
Ma*rim"ba (?), n. [Pg.] A musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars yielding musical tones when struck. Knight.
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Marimonda
Mar`i*mon"da (?), n. [Sp.] (Zool.) A spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth) of Central and South America.
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Marinade
Mar`i*nade" (?), n. [F.: cf. It. marinato marinade, F. mariner to preserve food for use at sea. See Marinate.] (Cookery) A brine or pickle containing wine or vinegar, with opil, herbs, and spices, for enriching the flavor of meat and fish, which are steeped in it prior to cooking.
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marinara
marinara n. An Italian sauce containing tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and spices.
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marinara
marinara a. Served in marinara sauce; -- used postpositionally, as veal marinara.
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Marinate
Mar"i*nate (?), v. t. [See Marine, and cf. Marinade.] To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar; to prepare (food) by the use of marinade.
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Marine
Ma*rine" (?), a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine.
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2. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits.
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Marine acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid. [Obs.] -- Marine barometer. See under Barometer. -- Marine corps, a corps formed of the officers, noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants of marines. -- Marine engine (Mech.), a steam engine for propelling a vessel. -- Marine glue. See under Glue. -- Marine insurance, insurance against the perils of the sea, including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry. -- Marine interest, interest at any rate agreed on for money lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds. -- Marine law. See under Law. -- Marine league, three geographical miles. -- Marine metal, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made for sheathing ships. Mc Elrath. -- Marine soap, cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard. -- Marine store, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are bought and sold; a junk shop. [Eng.]
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Marine
Ma*rine", n. [F. marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, fr. L. marinus. See Marine, a.] 1. A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy.
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2. Specifically: A member of the United States Marine Corps, or a similar foreign military force.
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3. The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine.
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4. A picture representing some marine subject.
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Tell that to the marines, an expression of disbelief, the marines being regarded by sailors as credulous. [Colloq.]
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Marined
Ma*rined" (?), a. [Cf. F. mariné.] (Her.) Having the lower part of the body like a fish. Crabb.
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marine mine
ma*rine" mine` (?), n. (Mil.) A military explosive device designed to be placed on or under the surface of a body of water, and to explode when ships pass nearby or come in contact with it. Its function is to destroy enemy ships or deny hostile naval forces access to certain areas of the sea, usually near the shoreline. Also called underwater mine and floating mine, and previously referred to as a torpedo (See torpedo{2} (a)).
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Mariner
Mar"i*ner (?), n. [F. marinier, LL. marinarius. See Marine.] One whose occupation is to assist in navigating ships; a seaman or sailor. Chaucer.
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Mariner's compass. See under Compass.
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Marinership
Mar"i*ner*ship, n. Seamanship. [Obs.] Udalt.
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Marinism
Ma*ri"nism (?), n. A bombastic literary style marked by the use of metaphors and antitheses characteristic of the Italian poet Giambattista Marini (1569-1625). -- Ma*ri"nist (#), n.
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Marinorama
Mar`i*no*ra"ma (?), n. [NL., from L. marinus marine + Gr. &unr_; view.] A representation of a sea view.
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Mariolater
Ma`ri*ol"a*ter (?), n. [See Mariolatry.] One who worships the Virgin Mary.
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Mariolatry
Ma`ri*ol"a*try (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; Mary + &unr_; worship.] The worship of the Virgin Mary.
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Marionette
Mar`i*o*nette" (?), n. [F. marionette, prop. a dim. of Marie Mary.] 1. A puppet moved by strings, as in a puppet show.
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2. (Zool.) The buffel duck.
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Mariotte's law
Ma`ri*otte's law` (?). (Physics.) See Boyle's law, under Law.
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Mariposa lily
Ma`ri*po"sa lil`y (?). [Sp. mariposa a butterfly + E. lily. So called from the gay appearance of the blossoms.] (Bot.) One of a genus (Calochortus) of tuliplike bulbous herbs with large, and often gaycolored, blossoms. Called also butterfly lily. Most of them are natives of California.
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Mariput
Mar"i*put (măr"&ibreve_;*pŭt), n. (Zool.) A species of civet; the zoril.
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Marish
Mar"ish (măr"&ibreve_;sh), n. [Cf. F. marais, LL. marascus. See Marsh.] Low, wet ground; a marsh; a fen; a bog; a moor. [Archaic] Milton. Tennyson.
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Marish
Mar"ish, a. 1. Moory; fenny; boggy. [Archaic]
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2. Growing in marshes.Marish flowers.” Tennyson.
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Marital
Mar"i*tal (măr"&ibreve_;*t&aitalic_;l), a. [F., fr. L. maritalis, fr. maritus belonging to marriage, n., a husband. See Marry, v.] 1. Of or pertaining to a husband; as, marital rights, duties, authority. [archaic]Marital affection.” Ayliffe.
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2. Of or pertaining to marriage; matrimonial.
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Maritated
Mar"i*ta`ted (măr"&ibreve_;*tā`t&ebreve_;d), a. [L. maritatus married.] Having a husband; married. [Obs.]
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Maritimale
Maritimal
{ Ma*rit"i*mal, Ma*rit"i*male } (m&adot_;*r&ibreve_;t"&ibreve_;*m&aitalic_;l), a. See Maritime. [Obs.]
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Maritime
Mar"i*time (măr"&ibreve_;*tīm, formerly măr"&ibreve_;*t&ibreve_;m; 277), a. [L. maritimus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. maritime. See Mere a pool.] 1. Bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with the sea by site, interest, or power; having shipping and commerce or a navy; as, maritime states. “A maritime town.” Addison.
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2. Of or pertaining to the ocean; marine; pertaining to navigation and naval affairs, or to shipping and commerce by sea.Maritime service.” Sir H. Wotton.
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Maritime law. See Law. -- Maritime loan, a loan secured by bottomry or respodentia bonds. -- Martime nations, nations having seaports, and using the sea more or less for war or commerce.
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Maritimes
Maritime provinces
Maritime provinces, Maritimes prop. n. The Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Syn. -- Maritime Provinces.
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Marjoram
Mar"jo*ram (mär"j&ouptack_;*r&aitalic_;m), n. [OE. majoran, F. marjolaine, LL. marjoraca, fr. L. amaracus, amaracum, Gr. 'ama`rakos, 'ama`rakon.] (Bot.) A genus of mintlike plants (Origanum) comprising about twenty-five species. The sweet marjoram (Origanum Majorana) is pecularly aromatic and fragrant, and much used in cookery. The wild marjoram of Europe and America is Origanum vulgare, far less fragrant than the other.
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Mark
Mark (märk), n. A license of reprisals. See Marque.
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Mark
Mark, n. [See 2d Marc.] 1. An old weight and coin. See Marc. “Lend me a mark.” Chaucer.
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2. The unit of monetary account of the German Empire, equal to 23.8 cents of United States money (1913); the equivalent of one hundred pfennigs. Also, a silver coin of this value. The unit was retained by subsequent German states up to the time of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1995, the value was approximately 65 cents American. In 1999 it began to be superseded by the Euro as a unit of currency in Germany and throughout much of the European union.
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Mark
Mark, n. [OE. marke, merke, AS. mearc; akin to D. merk, MHG. marc, G. marke, Icel. mark, Dan. mærke; cf. Lith. margas party-colored. √106, 273. Cf. Remark.] 1. A visible sign or impression made or left upon anything; esp., a line, point, stamp, figure, or the like, drawn or impressed, so as to attract the attention and convey some information or intimation; a token; a trace.
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The Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. Gen. iv. 15.
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2. Specifically: (a) A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark. (b) A character (usually a cross) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write.
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The mark of the artisan is found upon the most ancient fabrics that have come to light. Knight.
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3. A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a seamark, a landmark.
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4. A trace, dot, line, imprint, or discoloration, although not regarded as a token or sign; a scratch, scar, stain, etc.; as, this pencil makes a fine mark.
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I have some marks of yours upon my pate. Shak.
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5. An evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent impression of one's activity or character.
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The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation. Bacon.
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6. That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach.
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France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland. Davies.
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Whate'er the motive, pleasure is the mark. Young.
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7. Attention, regard, or respect.
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As much in mock as mark. Shak.
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8. Limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the mark; to come up to the mark.
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9. Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
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In the official marks invested, you
Anon do meet the Senate.
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10. Preeminence; high position; as, patricians of mark; a fellow of no mark.
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11. (Logic) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
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12. A number or other character used in registering; as, examination marks; a mark for tardiness.
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13. Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants. [Obs.] “All the mark of Adam.” Chaucer.
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14. (Naut.) One of the bits of leather or colored bunting which are placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. The unmarked fathoms are called “deeps.”
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A man of mark, a conspicuous or eminent man. -- To make one's mark. (a) To sign, as a letter or other writing, by making a cross or other mark. (b) To make a distinct or lasting impression on the public mind, or on affairs; to gain distinction.
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Syn. -- Impress; impression; stamp; print; trace; vestige; track; characteristic; evidence; proof; token; badge; indication; symptom.
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Mark
Mark (märk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marked (märkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Marking.] [OE. marken, merken, AS. mearcian, from mearc. See Mark the sign.] 1. To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of merchandise; to mark clothing.
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2. To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him for a leader.
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3. To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his hobnails marked the floor.
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4. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards.
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5. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard; as, mark my words.Mark the perfect man.” Ps. xxxvii. 37.
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To mark out. (a) To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the ringleaders were marked out for punishment. (b) To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out an item in an account. -- To mark time (Mil.), to keep the time of a marching step by moving the legs alternately without advancing.
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Syn. -- To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show; evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote; characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand.
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Mark
Mark, v. i. To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark.
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Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief. 1 Kings xx. 7.
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Markable
Mark"a*ble (?), a. Remarkable. [Obs.] Sandys.
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Marked
Marked (märkt), a. Designated or distinguished by, or as by, a mark; hence; noticeable; conspicuous; as, a marked card; a marked coin; a marked instance. -- Mark"ed*ly (#), adv. J. S. Mill.
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A marked man, a man who is noted by a community, or by a part of it, as, for excellence or depravity; -- usually with an unfavorable suggestion.
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Markee
Mar*kee" (mär*kē"), n. See Marquee.
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Marker
Mark"er (?), n. One who or that which marks. Specifically: (a) One who keeps account of a game played, as of billiards. (b) A counter used in card playing and other games. (c) (Mil.) The soldier who forms the pilot of a wheeling column, or marks the direction of an alignment. (d) An attachment to a sewing machine for marking a line on the fabric by creasing it.
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Market
Mar"ket (?), n. [Akin to D. markt, OHG. markāt, merkāt, G. markt; all fr.L. mercatus trade, market place, fr. mercari, p. p. mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis, ware, merchandise, prob. akin to merere to deserve, gain, acquire: cf. F. marché. See Merit, and cf. Merchant, Mart.] 1. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week; a farmers' market.
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He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares
At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs.
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Three women and a goose make a market. Old Saying.
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2. A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; esp., a place where provisions are sold.
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There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool. John v. 2.
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3. An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods; there are none for sale on the market; the best price on the market.
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There is a third thing to be considered: how a market can be created for produce, or how production can be limited to the capacities of the market. J. S. Mill.
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4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market; a slow market.
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5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth.
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What is a man
If his chief good and market of his time
Be but to sleep and feed?
Shak.
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6. (Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.
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7. A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, the under-30 market; the New Jersey market.
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&hand_; Market is often used adjectively, or in forming compounds of obvious meaning; as, market basket, market day, market folk, market house, marketman, market place, market price, market rate, market wagon, market woman, and the like.
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Market beater, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart. [Obs.] Chaucer. -- Market bell, a bell rung to give notice that buying and selling in a market may begin. [Eng.] Shak. -- Market cross, a cross set up where a market is held. Shak. -- Market garden, a garden in which vegetables are raised for market. -- Market gardening, the raising of vegetables for market. -- Market place, an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held. -- Market town, a town that has the privilege of a stated public market.
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Market
Mar"ket (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Marketing.] To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
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Market
Mar"ket, v. t. To expose for sale in a market; to traffic in; to sell in a market, and in an extended sense, to sell in any manner; as, most of the farmes have marketed their crops.
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Industrious merchants meet, and market there
The world's collected wealth.
Southey.
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Marketable
Mar"ket*a*ble (?), a. 1. Fit to be offered for sale in a market; such as may be justly and lawfully sold; as, dacayed provisions are not marketable.
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2. Current in market; as, marketable value.
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3. Wanted by purchasers; salable; as, furs are not marketable in that country.
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Marketableness
Mar"ket*a*ble*ness, n. Quality of being marketable.
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Marketer
Mar"ket*er (?), n. One who attends a market to buy or sell; one who carries goods to market.
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marketplace
marketplace n. 1. an area in a town where a public market is set up; a market place; a market{2}.
Syn. -- mart.
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2. The commercial activity whereby good and services are exchanged; as, without competition there would be no market.
Syn. -- market.
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3. The mechanism by which one finds a person to whom to sell or from whom to buy goods; the opportunity to buy and sell; a market{3}; as, to put one's goods on the market.
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Marketing
Mar"ket*ing, n. 1. The act of selling or of purchasing in, or as in, a market.
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2. Articles in, or from, a market; supplies.
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3. The activities required by a producer to sell his products, including advertising, storing, taking orders, and distribution to vendors or individuals.
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Marketstead
Mar"ket*stead (?), n. [Market + stead a place.] A market place. [Obs.] Drayton.
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markhor
Markhoor
Mark"hoor`, mark"hor` (?), n. [Per. mār-khōr snake eater.] (Zool.) A large wild goat (Capra falconeri syn. Capra megaceros), having huge flattened spiral horns. It inhabits the mountains of Northern India and Cashmere.
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Marking
Mark"ing (?), n. The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as, the marking of a bird's plumage.
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Marking ink, indelible ink, because used in marking linen. -- Marking nut (Bot.), the nut of the Semecarpus Anacardium, an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism.
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Markis
Mar"kis (?), n. A marquis. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Markisesse
Mar"kis*esse (?), n. A marchioness. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Markman
Mark"man (?), n. A marksman. [Obs.] Shak.
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Markov chain
Mark"ov chain (?), n. [after A. A. Markov, Russian mathematician, b. 1856, d. 1922.] (Statistics) A random process (Markov process) in which the probabilities of discrete states in a series depend only on the properties of the immediately preceding state or the next preceeding state, independent of the path by which the preceding state was reached. It differs from the more general Markov process in that the states of a Markov chain are discrete rather than continuous. Certain physical processes, such as diffusion of a molecule in a fluid, are modelled as a Markov chain. See also random walk. [Also spelled Markoff chain.]
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Markov process
Mark"ov pro`cess (?), n. [after A. A. Markov, Russian mathematician, b. 1856, d. 1922.] (Statistics) a random process in which the probabilities of states in a series depend only on the properties of the immediately preceding state or the next preceeding state, independent of the path by which the preceding state was reached. It is distinguished from a Markov chain in that the states of a Markov process may be continuous as well as discrete. [Also spelled Markoff process.]
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Marksman
Marks"man (?), n.; pl. Marksmen (#). [Earlier markman; mark + man.] 1. One skillful to hit a mark with a missile; one who shoots well. especially with a pistol or rifle.
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2. (Law) One who makes his mark, instead of writing his name, in signing documents. Burrill.
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Marksmanship
Marks"man*ship, n. Skill of a marksman.
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markup
markup n. 1. (Commerce) The amount added to the cost to determine the asking price.
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2. (printing) Instructions for the typesetter that are written on the copy (e.g. underlining words that are to be set in italics).
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3. (Legislation) Changes in proposed legislation drafted in conference, as contrasted with changes resulting from the amendment process.
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markweed
markweed n. A climbing plant (Toxicodendron radicans) common in eastern and central U. S. with ternate leaves and greenish flowers followed by white berries. It yields an irritating oil that causes a rash on contact; commonly called poison ivy.
Syn. -- poison ivy, poison mercury, poison oak, Toxicodendron radicans, Rhus radicans.
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Marl
Marl (?), v. t. [See Marline.] (Naut.) To cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a pecular hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding.
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Marling spike. (Naut.) See under Marline.
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Marl
Marl, n. [OF. marle, F. marne, LL. margila, dim. of L. marga marl. Originally a Celtic word, according to Pliny, xvii. 7: “Quod genus terrae Galli et Britanni margam vocant.” √274.] A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. See Greensand.
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Marl
Marl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Marling.] [Cf. F. marner. See Marl, n.] To overspread or manure with marl; as, to marl a field.
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Marlaceous
Mar*la"ceous (?), a. Resembling marl; partaking of the qualities of marl.
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Marlin
Mar"lin (?), n. (Zool.) The American great marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa haematica).
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2. [from marlin spike, the shape of its bill.] Any of several marine billfishes of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, popular as game in sport fishing.
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Hook-billed marlin, a curlew.
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Marline
Mar"line (?), n. [LG. marlien, marling, or D. marling, marlijn, fr. D. marren to tie, prob. akin to E. moor, v., and lijn line: cf.F. merlin. See Moor, v., Line.] (Naut.) A small line composed of two strands a little twisted, used for winding around ropes and cables, to prevent their being weakened by fretting.
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Marline spike, Marling spike (Naut.), an iron tool tapering to a point, used to separate the strands of a rope in splicing and in marling. It has an eye in the thick end to which a lanyard is attached. See Fid. [Written also marlin spike] -- Marline-spike bird. [The name alludes to the long middle tail feathers.] (Zool.) (a) A tropic bird. (b) A jager, or skua gull.
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Marline
Mar"line (?), v. t. [F. merliner.] (Naut.) To wind marline around; as, to marline a rope.
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Marlite
Marl"ite (?), n. [Cf. F. marlite. See Marl, n.] (Min.) A variety of marl.
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Marlitic
Mar*lit"ic (?), a. Partaking of the qualites of marlite.
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Marlpit
Marl"pit` (?), n. Apit where marl is dug.
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Marlstone
Marl"stone` (?), n. (Geol.) A sandy calcareous straum, containing, or impregnated with, iron, and lying between the upper and lower Lias of England.
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Marly
Marl"y (?), a. [Compar. Marlier (?); superl. Marliest.] Consisting or partaking of marl; resembling marl; abounding with marl.
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Marmalade
Mar"ma*lade (mär"m&adot_;*lād), n. [F. marmelade, Pg. marmelada, fr. marmélo a quince, fr. L. melimelum honey apple, Gr. meli`mhlon a sweet apple, an apple grafted on a quince; me`li honey + mh^lon apple. Cf. Mellifluous, Melon.] A preserve or confection made of the pulp of fruit, as the quince, pear, apple, orange, etc., boiled with sugar, and brought to a jamlike consistency.
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Marmalade tree (Bot.), a sapotaceous tree (Lucuma mammosa) of the West Indies and Tropical America. It has large obovate leaves and an egg-shaped fruit from three to five inches long, containing a pleasant-flavored pulp and a single large seed. The fruit is called marmalade, or natural marmalade, from its consistency and flavor. [1913 Webster]

Marmalet
Mar"ma*let` (?), n. See Marmalade. [Obs.]
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Marmatite
Mar"ma*tite (?), n. [Cf. F. marmatite.] (Min.) A ferruginous variety of shalerite or zinc blende, nearly black in color.
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Marmolite
Mar"mo*lite (mär"m&ouptack_;*līt), n. [Gr. maramai`rein to sparkle + -lite.] (Min.) A thin, laminated variety of serpentine, usually of a pale green color.
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Marmoraceous
Mar`mo*ra"ceous (?), a. [L. marmor marble. See Marble.] Pertaining to, or like, marble.
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Marmorated
Marmorate
{ Mar"mo*rate (?), Mar"mo*ra`ted (?), } a. [L. marmoratus, p. p. of marmorate to overlay with marble, fr. marmor marble.] Variegated like marble; covered or overlaid with marble. [R.]
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Marmoration
Mar`mo*ra"tion (?), n. [L. marmoratio.] A covering or incrusting with marble; a casing of marble; a variegating so as to resemble marble. [R.]
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Marmoratum opus
Mar`mo*ra`tum o"pus (?). [L. See Marmorate, and Opus.] (Arch.) A kind of hard finish for plasterwork, made of plaster of Paris and marble dust, and capable of taking a high polish.
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Marmorean
Marmoreal
{ Mar*mo"re*al (mär*mō"r&euptack_;*&aitalic_;l), Mar*mo"re*an (mär*mō"r&euptack_;*&aitalic_;n), } a. [L. marmoreus, fr. marmor marble: cf. F. marmoréen. See Marble.] Pertaining to, or resembling, marble; made of marble.
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Marmorosis
Mar`mo*ro"sis (mär`m&ouptack_;*rō"s&ibreve_;s), n. [NL.] (Geol.) The metamorphism of limestone, that is, its conversion into marble. Geikie.
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Marmose
Mar"mose` (mär"mōs`), n. [F.] (Zool.) A species of small opossum (Didelphys murina) ranging from Mexico to Brazil.
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Marmoset
Mar"mo*set` (mär"m&ouptack_;*z&ebreve_;t`; 277), n. [F. marmouset a grotesque figure, an ugly little boy, prob. fr. LL. marmoretum, fr. L. marmor marble. Perhaps confused with marmot. See Marble.] (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small South American monkeys of the genera Hapale and Midas, family Hapalidae. They have long soft fur, and a hairy, nonprehensile tail. They are often kept as pets. Called also squirrel monkey.
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marmot
mar"mot (mär"m&obreve_;t; 277), n. [It. marmotta, marmotto, prob. fr. L. mus montanus, or mus montis, lit., mountain mouse or rat. See Mountain, and Mouse.] 1. (Zool.) Any rodent of the genus Marmota (formerly Arctomys) of the subfamily Sciurinae. The common European marmot (Marmota marmotta) is about the size of a rabbit, and inhabits the higher regions of the Alps and Pyrenees. The bobac is another European species. The common American species (Marmota monax) is the woodchuck (also called groundhog), but the name marmot is usually used only for the western variety.
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2. Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers of the genus Spermophilus; also, the prairie dog.
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Marmot squirrel (Zool.), a ground squirrel or spermophile. -- Prairie marmot. See Prairie dog.
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Marmottes oil
Mar"mottes oil` (?). A fine oil obtained from the kernel of Prunus brigantiaca. It is used instead of olive or almond oil. De Colange.
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Marmozet
Mar"mo*zet` (?), n. See Marmoset.
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Maroc
Maroc prop. n. Morocco, a country in Northwestern Africa.
Syn. -- Morocco, Marruecos.
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Maroc
Maroc prop. a. Of or pertaining to Morocco; as, Maroc mosques cannot be entered by women without a head covering.
Syn. -- Moroccan.
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marocain
marocain n. A dress crepe; similar to Canton crepe.
Syn. -- crepe marocain.
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Marone
Ma*rone" (?), n. See Maroon, the color.
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Maronite
Mar"o*nite (?), n.; pl. Maronites (&unr_;). (Eccl. Hist.) One of a body of nominal Christians, who speak the Arabic language, and reside on Mount Lebanon and in different parts of Syria. They take their name from one Maron of the 6th century.
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Maroon
Ma*roon" (?), n. [Written also marroon.] [F. marron, abbrev. fr. Sp. cimarron wild, unruly, from cima the summit of a mountain; hence, negro cimarron a runaway negro that lives in the mountains.] In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.
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Maroon
Ma*roon", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marooned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Marooning.] [See Maroon a fugitive slave.] To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.
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Marooning party, a social excursion party that sojourns several days on the shore or in some retired place; a prolonged picnic. [Southern U. S.] Bartlett.
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Maroon
Ma*roon" (m&adot_;*r&oomacr_;n"), a. [F. marron chestnut-colored, fr. marron a large French chestnut, It. marrone; cf. LGr. ma`raon. Cf. Marron.] Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.
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Maroon lake, lake prepared from madder, and distinguished for its transparency and the depth and durability of its color.
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Maroon
Ma*roon", n. 1. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
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2. An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.
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Marplot
Mar"plot` (?), n. One who, by his officious interference, mars or frustrates a design or plot.
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Marque
Marque (?), n. [F. marque, in lettre de marque letter of marque, a commission with which the commandant of every armed vessel was obliged to be provided, under penalty of being considered a pirate or corsair; marque here prob. meaning, border, boundary (the letter of marque being a permission to go beyond the border), and of German origin. See March border.] (Law) A license to pass the limits of a jurisdiction, or boundary of a country, for the purpose of making reprisals.
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Letters of marque, Letters of marque and reprisal, a license or extraordinary commission granted by a government to a private person to fit out a privateer or armed ship to cruise at sea and make prize of the enemy's ships and merchandise. The ship so commissioned is sometimes called a letter of marque.
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Marquee
Mar*quee" (?), n. [F. marquise, misunderstood as a plural; prob. orig., tent of the marchioness. See Marquis.] A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank. [Written also markee.]
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Marquess
Mar"quess (?), n. [Cf. Sp. marques. See Marquis.] A marquis.
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Lady marquess, a marchioness. [Obs.] Shak.
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marquetry
marqueterie
mar"que*te*rie, mar"quet*ry (?), n. [F. marqueterie, from marqueter to checker, inlay, fr. marque mark, sign; of German origin. See Mark a sign.] Inlaid work; work inlaid with pieces of wood, shells, ivory, veneer, and the like, of several colors, fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture.
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Marquis
Mar"quis (?), n. [F. marquis, OF. markis, marchis, LL. marchensis; of German origin; cf. G. mark bound, border, march, OHG. marcha. See March border, and cf. Marchioness, Marquee, Marquess.] A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent.
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Marquisate
Mar"quis*ate (?), n. [Cf. F. marquisat.] The seigniory, dignity, or lordship of a marquis; the territory governed by a marquis.
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Marquisdom
Mar"quis*dom (?), n. A marquisate. [Obs.] “Nobles of the marquisdom of Saluce.” Holinshed.
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Marquise
Mar`quise" (?), n. [F. See Marquis, and cf. Marquee.] The wife of a marquis; a marchioness.
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Marquisship
Mar"quis*ship (?), n. A marquisate.
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Marram
Mar"ram (?), n. (Bot.) A coarse grass found on sandy beaches (Ammophila arundinacea). See Beach grass, under Beach.
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Marrer
Mar"rer (?), n. One who mars or injures.
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Marriable
Mar"ri*a*ble (?), a. [Cf. F. mariable.] Marriageable. [R.] Coleridge.
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Marriage
Mar"riage (?), n. [OE. mariage, F. mariage. See Marry, v. t.] 1. The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony.
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Marriage is honorable in all. Heb. xiii. 4.
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2. The marriage vow or contract. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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3. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.
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The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king which made a marriage for his son. Matt. xxii. 2.
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4. Any intimate or close union.
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5. In pinochle, bézique, and similar games at cards, the combination of a king and queen of the same suit. If of the trump suit, it is called a royal marriage.
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Marriage brokage. (a) The business of bringing about marriages. (b) The payment made or demanded for the procurement of a marriage. -- Marriage favors, knots of white ribbons, or bunches of white flowers, worn at weddings. -- Marriage settlement (Law), a settlement of property in view, and in consideration, of marriage.
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Syn. -- Matrimony; wedlock; wedding; nuptials. -- Marriage, Matrimony, Wedlock. Marriage is properly the act which unites the two parties, and matrimony the state into which they enter. Marriage is, however, often used for the state as well as the act. Wedlock is the old Anglo-Saxon term for matrimony.
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Marriageability
Mar`riage*a*bil"i*ty (?), n. The quality or state of being marriageable.
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Marriageable
Mar"riage*a*ble (?), a. Fit for, or capable of, marriage; of an age at which marriage is allowable. -- Mar"riage*a*ble*ness, n.
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Married
Mar"ried (?), a. 1. Being in the state of matrimony; having a spouse; wedded; as, a married man or woman; -- of one person.
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2. Of or pertaining to marriage; connubial; as, the married state; one's married name.
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3. Wedded to each other; as, a married couple; John and Joan are no longer married; -- of two people.
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4. Hence: [fig.] Joined to form one object; united.
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Marrier
Mar"ri*er (?), n. One who marries.
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Marron
Mar*ron" (?), n. [See Maroon, a.]
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1. A large chestnut. [Obs.] Holland.
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2. A chestnut color; maroon.
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3. (Pyrotechny & Mil.) A paper or pasteboard box or shell, wound about with strong twine, filled with an explosive, and ignited with a fuse, -- used to make a noise like a cannon. [Written also maroon.]
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Marroon
Mar*roon" (?), n. & a. Same as 1st Maroon.
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Marrot
Mar"rot (?), n. (Zool.) (a) The razor-billed auk. See Auk. (b) The common guillemot. (c) The puffin. [Prov. Eng.] [Written also marrott, and morrot.]
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Marrow
Mar"row (?), n. [OE. marou, mary, maruh, AS. mearg, mearh; akin to OS. marg, D. merg, G. Mark, OHG. marg, marag, Icel. mergr, Sw. merg, Dan. marv, Skr. majjan; cf. Skr. majj to sink, L. mergere. √274 Cf. Merge.]
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1. (Anat.) The tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty, and red or reddish in color.
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2. The essence; the best part.
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It takes from our achievements . . .
The pith and marrow of our attribute.
Shak.
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3. [OE. maru, maro; -- perh. a different word; cf. Gael. maraon together.] One of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate. [Scot.]
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Chopping and changing I can not commend,
With thief or his marrow, for fear of ill end.
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Marrow squash (Bot.), a name given to several varieties of squash, esp. to the Boston marrow, an ovoid fruit, pointed at both ends, and with reddish yellow flesh, and to the vegetable marrow, a variety of an ovoid form, and having a soft texture and fine grain resembling marrow. -- Spinal marrow. (Anat.) See Spinal cord, under Spinal.
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Marrow
Mar"row (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marrowed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Marrowing.] To fill with, or as with, marrow or fat; to glut.
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Marrowbone
Mar"row*bone` (?), n. A bone containing marrow; pl. ludicrously, knee bones or knees; as, to get down on one's marrowbones, i. e., to kneel.
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Marrowfat
Mar"row*fat (?), n. A rich but late variety of pea.
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Marrowish
Mar"row*ish, a. Of the nature of, or like, marrow.
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Marrowless
Mar"row*less, a. Destitute of marrow.
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Marrowy
Mar"row*y (?), a. Full of marrow; pithy.
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Marrubium
Mar*ru"bi*um (?), n. [L.] (Bot.) A genus of bitter aromatic plants, sometimes used in medicine; hoarhound.
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Marruecos
Marruecos prop. n. Morocco, a country in Northwestern Africa.
Syn. -- Morocco, Maroc.
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Marry
Mar"ry (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Married (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Marrying.] [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.] 1. To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining, as a man and a woman, for life; to constitute (a man and a woman) husband and wife according to the laws or customs of the place.
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Tell him that he shall marry the couple himself. Gay.
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2. To join according to law, (a man) to a woman as his wife, or (a woman) to a man as her husband. See the Note to def. 4.
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A woman who had been married to her twenty-fifth husband, and being now a widow, was prohibited to marry. Evelyn.
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3. To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife.
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Maecenas took the liberty to tell him [Augustus] that he must either marry his daughter [Julia] to Agrippa, or take away his life. Bacon.
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4. To take for husband or wife. See the Note below.
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&hand_; We say, a man is married to or marries a woman; or, a woman is married to or marries a man. Both of these uses are equally well authorized; but given in marriage is said only of the woman.
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They got him [the Duke of Monmouth] . . . to declare in writing, that the last king [Charles II.] told him he was never married to his mother. Bp. Lloyd.
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5. Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation.
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Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you. Jer. iii. 14.
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To marry ropes. (Naut.) (a) To place two ropes along side of each other so that they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time. (b) To join two ropes end to end so that both will pass through a block. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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Marry
Mar"ry, v. i. To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.
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I will, therefore, that the younger women marry. 1 Tim. v. 14.
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Marrying man, a man disposed to marry. [Colloq.]
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Marry
Mar"ry, interj. Indeed! in truth! -- a term of asseveration said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary. [Obs.] Shak.
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Mars
Mars (märz), prop. n. [L. Mars, gen. Martis, archaic Mavors, gen. Mavortis.] 1. (Rom. Myth.) The god of war and husbandry.
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2. (Astron.) One of the planets of the solar system, the fourth in order from the sun, or the next beyond the earth, having a diameter of about 4,200 miles, a period of 687 days, and a mean distance of 141,000,000 miles. It is conspicuous for the redness of its light.
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3. (Alchemy) The metallic element iron, the symbol of which ♂ was the same as that of the planet Mars. [Archaic] Chaucer.
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Mars brown, a bright, somewhat yellowish, brown.
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Marsala
Mar*sa"la (?), n. [It., fr. Marsala, in Sicyly.] A kind of wine exported from Marsala in Sicily.
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Marsdenia
Mars*de"ni*a (?), prop. n. [NL. From W. Marsden, an English author.] (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Milkweed family, mostly woody climbers with fragrant flowers, several species of which furnish valuable fiber, and one species (Marsdenia tinctoria) affords indigo.
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Marseillaise
Marseillais
{ ‖Mar`sei`llais" (?), a. m.Mar`sei`llaise" (?), a. f. }[F.] Of or pertaining to Marseilles, in France, or to its inhabitants.
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Marseillaise hymn, or The Marseillaise, the national anthem of France, popularly so called. It was composed in 1792, by Rouget de l'Isle, an officer then stationed at Strasburg. In Paris it was sung for the first time by the band of men who came from Marseilles to aid in the revolution of August 10, 1792; whence the name.
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Marseillaise
Marseillais
{ ‖Mar`sei`llais", n. m.Mar`sei`llaise", n. f. }[F.] A native or inhabitant of Marseilles.
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Marseilles
Mar*seilles" (?), n. A general term for certain kinds of fabrics, which are formed of two series of threads interlacing each other, thus forming double cloth, quilted in the loom; -- so named because first made in Marseilles, France.
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Marsh
Marsh (?), n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See Mere pool, and cf. Marish, Morass.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also marish.]
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Marsh asphodel (Bot.), a plant (Nartheeium ossifragum) with linear equitant leaves, and a raceme of small white flowers; -- called also bog asphodel. -- Marsh cinquefoil (Bot.), a plant (Potentilla palustris) having purple flowers, and found growing in marshy places; marsh five-finger. -- Marsh elder. (Bot.) (a) The guelder-rose or cranberry tree (Viburnum Opulus). (b) In the United States, a composite shrub growing in salt marshes (Iva frutescens). -- Marsh five-finger. (Bot.) See Marsh cinquefoil (above). -- Marsh gas. (Chem.) See under Gas. -- Marsh grass (Bot.), a genus (Spartina) of coarse grasses growing in marshes; -- called also cord grass. The tall Spartina cynosuroides is not good for hay unless cut very young. The low Spartina juncea is a common component of salt hay. -- Marsh harrier (Zool.), a European hawk or harrier (Circus aeruginosus); -- called also marsh hawk, moor hawk, moor buzzard, puttock. -- Marsh hawk. (Zool.) (a) A hawk or harrier (Circus cyaneus), native of both America and Europe. The adults are bluish slate above, with a white rump. Called also hen harrier, and mouse hawk. (b) The marsh harrier. -- Marsh hen (Zool.), a rail; esp., Rallus elegans of fresh-water marshes, and Rallus longirostris of salt-water marshes. -- Marsh mallow (Bot.), a plant of the genus Althaea ( Althaea officinalis) common in marshes near the seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a demulcent. -- Marsh marigold. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary. -- Marsh pennywort (Bot.), any plant of the umbelliferous genus Hydrocotyle; low herbs with roundish leaves, growing in wet places; -- called also water pennywort. -- Marsh quail (Zool.), the meadow lark. -- Marsh rosemary (Bot.), a plant of the genus Statice (Statice Limonium), common in salt marshes. Its root is powerfully astringent, and is sometimes used in medicine. Called also sea lavender. -- Marsh samphire (Bot.), a plant (Salicornia herbacea) found along seacoasts. See Glasswort. -- Marsh St. John's-wort (Bot.), an American herb (Elodes Virginica) with small opposite leaves and flesh-colored flowers. -- Marsh tea. (Bot.). Same as Labrador tea. -- Marsh trefoil. (Bot.) Same as Buckbean. -- Marsh wren (Zool.), any species of small American wrens of the genus Cistothorus, and allied genera. They chiefly inhabit salt marshes.
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Marshal
Mar"shal (?), n. [OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. maréchal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah-scalc (G. marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks). F. maréchal signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See Mare horse, and cf. Seneschal.]
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1. Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom. [Obs.]
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2. An officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like; as, specifically: (a) One who goes before a prince to declare his coming and provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant. (b) One who regulates rank and order at a feast or any other assembly, directs the order of procession, and the like. (c) The chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in ancient times, to regulate combats in the lists. Johnson. (d) (France) The highest military officer. In other countries of Europe a marshal is a military officer of high rank, and called field marshal. (e) (Am. Law) A ministerial officer, appointed for each judicial district of the United States, to execute the process of the courts of the United States, and perform various duties, similar to those of a sheriff. The name is also sometimes applied to certain police officers of a city.
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Earl marshal of England, the eighth officer of state; an honorary title, and personal, until made hereditary in the family of the Duke of Norfolk. During a vacancy in the office of high constable, the earl marshal has jurisdiction in the court of chivalry. Brande & C. -- Earl marshal of Scotland, an officer who had command of the cavalry under the constable. This office was held by the family of Keith, but forfeited by rebellion in 1715. -- Knight marshal, or Marshal of the King's house, formerly, in England, the marshal of the king's house, who was authorized to hear and determine all pleas of the Crown, to punish faults committed within the verge, etc. His court was called the Court of Marshalsea. -- Marshal of the Queen's Bench, formerly the title of the officer who had the custody of the Queen's bench prison in Southwark. Mozley & W.
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Marshal
Mar"shal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marshaled (?) or Marshalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Marshaling or Marshalling.]
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1. To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army.
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And marshaling the heroes of his name
As, in their order, next to light they came.
Dryden.
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2. To direct, guide, or lead.
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Thou marshalest me the way that I was going. Shak.
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3. (Her.) To dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement.
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Marshaler
Mar"shal*er (?), n. [Written also marshaller.] One who marshals.
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Marshaling
Mar"shal*ing, n. [Written also marshalling.]
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1. The act of arranging in due order.
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2. (Her.) The arrangement of an escutcheon to exhibit the alliances of the owner.
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Marshaling of assets (Law), the arranging or ranking of assets in due order of administration.
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Marshalsea
Mar"shal*sea (?), n. [Marshal + OE. se a seat. See See a seat.] The court or seat of a marshal; hence, the prison in Southwark, belonging to the marshal of the king's household. [Eng.]
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Court of Marshalsea, a court formerly held before the steward and marshal of the king's house to administer justice between the king's domestic servants. Blackstone.
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Marshalship
Mar"shal*ship, n. The office of a marshal.
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Marsebanker
Marshbanker
{ Marsh"bank`er (?), Marse"bank`er (?), } n. (Zool.) The menhaden.
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marshiness
marsh"i*ness (märsh"&ibreve_;*n&ebreve_;s), n. The state or condition of being marshy.
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marsh marigold
marsh mar"i*gold (märsh măr"&ibreve_;*g&ouptack_;ld). (Bot.) A perennial plant of the genus Caltha (Caltha palustris), growing in wet places and bearing bright yellow flowers. In the United States it is used as a pot herb under the name of cowslip. See Cowslip.
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marshy
marsh"y (märsh"&ybreve_;), a. [E. Marsh.]
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1. Resembling a marsh; wet; boggy; fenny.
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2. Pertaining to, or produced in, marshes; as, a marshy weed. Dryden.
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Marsileaceae
Marsileaceae prop. n. A natural family of clover ferns.
Syn. -- family Marsileaceae.
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Marsipobranch
Mar"si*po*branch` (?), n. (Zool.) One of the Marsipobranchia.
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Marsipobranchia
Mar"si*po*bran"chi*a (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; a pouch + &unr_; a gill.] (Zool.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike mouth destitute of jaws. It includes the lampreys and hagfishes. See Cyclostoma, and Lamprey. Called also Marsipobranchiata, and Marsipobranchii.
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Marsupial
Mar*su"pi*al (mär*sū"p&ibreve_;*&aitalic_;l), a. [Cf. F. marsupial.]
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1. (Zool.) Having a pouch for carrying the immature young; of or pertaining to the Marsupialia.
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2. (Anat. & Zool.) Of or pertaining to a marsupium; as, the marsupial bones.
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Marsupial frog. (Zool.) See Nototrema.
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marsupial
mar*su"pi*al, n. (Zool.) One of the Marsupialia.
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Marsupialia
Mar*su`pi*a"li*a (mär*sū`p&ibreve_;*ā"l&ibreve_;*&adot_;), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. L. marsupium a pouch, bag, purse, Gr. marsy`pion, dim. of ma`rsypos, ma`rsipos.] (Zool.) A subclass of Mammalia, including nearly all the mammals of Australia and the adjacent islands, together with the opossums of America. They differ from ordinary mammals in having the corpus callosum very small, in being implacental, and in having their young born while very immature. The female generally carries the young for some time after birth in an external pouch, or marsupium. Called also Marsupiata.
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marsupian
marsupialian
{ mar*su`pi*a"li*an (?), mar*su"pi*an (?), } n. (Zool.) One of the Marsupialia.
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marsupiate
mar*su"pi*ate (?), a. (Zool.) Related to or resembling the marsupials; furnished with a pouch for the young, as the marsupials, and also some fishes and Crustacea.
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marsupion
mar*su"pi*on (?), n. [NL.] Same as Marsupium.
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marsupite
mar"su*pite (?), n. [See marsupial.] (Paleon.) A fossil crinoid of the genus Marsupites, resembling a purse in form.
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marsupium
mar*su"pi*um (?), n.; pl. marsupia (#). [L., a pouch], (Anat. & Zool.) (a) The pouch, formed by a fold of the skin of the abdomen, in which marsupials carry their young; also, a pouch for similar use in other animals, as certain Crustacea. (b) The pecten in the eye of birds and reptiles. See Pecten.
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Mart
Mart (märt), n. [Contr. fr. market.]
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1. A market.
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Where has commerce such a mart . . . as London? Cowper.
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2. A bargain. [Obs.] Shak.
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Mart
Mart, v. t. To buy or sell in, or as in, a mart. [Obs.]
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To sell and mart your officer for gold
To undeservers.
Shak.
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Mart
Mart, v. t. To traffic. [Obs.] Shak.
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Mart
Mart, n. [See Mars.] 1. The god Mars. [Obs.]
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2. Battle; contest. [Obs.] Fairfax.
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martagon
mar"ta*gon (?), n. [Cf. F. & Sp. martagon, It. martagone.] (Bot.) A lily (Lilium Martagon) with purplish red flowers, found in Europe and Asia.
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martel
mar"tel (?), v. i. [F. marteler, fr. martel, marteau, hammer, a dim. fr. L. martulus, marculus, dim. of marcus hammer. Cf. March to step.] To make a blow with, or as with, a hammer. [Obs.] Spenser.
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martel de fer
mar`tel` de fer" (?). [OF., hammer of iron.] A weapon resembling a hammer, often having one side of the head pointed; -- used by horsemen in the Middle Ages to break armor. Fairholt.
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marteline
mar"te*line (?), n. [F.] A small hammer used by marble workers and sculptors.
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Martello tower
Mar*tel"lo tow`er (?). [It. martello hammer. The name was orig. given to towers erected on the coasts of Sicily and Sardinia for protection against the pirates in the time of Charles the Fifth, which prob. orig. contained an alarm bell to be struck with a hammer. See Martel.] (Fort.) A building of masonry, generally circular, usually erected on the seacoast, with a gun on the summit mounted on a traversing platform, so as to be fired in any direction.
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&hand_; The English borrowed the name of the tower from Corsica in 1794.
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Marten
Mar"ten (mär"t&ebreve_;n), n. (Zool.) A bird. See Martin.
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marten
mar"ten, n. [From older martern, marter, martre, F. martre, marte, LL. martures (pl.), fr. L. martes; akin to AS. mearð, meard, G. marder, OHG. mardar, Icel. mörðr. Cf. Foumart.] 1. (Zool.) Any one of several fur-bearing carnivores of the genus Martes (formerly Mustela), closely allied to the sable. Among the more important species are the European beech marten or stone marten (Martes foina); the pine marten (Martes martes); and the American marten, or sable (Martes Americana), which some Zoologists consider only a variety of the Russian sable.
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2. The fur of the marten, used for hats, muffs, etc.
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martern
mar"tern (?), n. (Zool.) Same as Marten. [Obs.]
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mar-text
mar"-text` (?), n. A blundering preacher.
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Martes
Martes prop. n. The genus of mammals including the martens.
Syn. -- genus Martes.
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Martial
Mar"tial (?), a. [F., fr. L. martialis of or belonging to Mars, the god of war. Cf. March the month.]
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1. Of, pertaining to, or suited for, war; military; as, martial music; a martial appearance.Martial equipage.” Milton.
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2. Practiced in, or inclined to, war; warlike; brave.
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But peaceful kings, o'er martial people set,
Each other's poise and counterbalance are.
Dryden.
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3. Belonging to war, or to an army and navy; -- opposed to civil; as, martial law; a court-martial.
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4. Pertaining to, or resembling, the god, or the planet, Mars. Sir T. Browne.
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5. (Old Chem. & Old Med.) Pertaining to, or containing, iron; chalybeate; as, martial preparations. [Archaic]
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Martial flowers (Med.), a reddish crystalline salt of iron; the ammonio-chloride of iron. [Obs.] -- Martial law, the law administered by the military power of a government when it has superseded the civil authority in time of war, or when the civil authorities are unable to enforce the laws. It is distinguished from military law, the latter being the code of rules for the regulation of the army and navy alone, either in peace or in war.
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Syn. -- Martial, Warlike. Martial refers more to war in action, its array, its attendants, etc.; as, martial music, a martial appearance, a martial array, courts-martial, etc. Warlike describes the feeling or temper which leads to war, and the adjuncts of war; as, a warlike nation, warlike indication, etc. The two words are often used without discrimination.
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Martialism
Mar"tial*ism (?), n. The quality of being warlike; exercises suitable for war. [Obs.]
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Martialist
Mar"tial*ist, n. A warrior. [Obs.] Fuller.
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Martialize
Mar"tial*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Martialized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Martializing (?).] To render warlike; as, to martialize a people.
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Martially
Mar"tial*ly, adv. In a martial manner.
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Martialness
Mar"tial*ness, n. The quality of being martial.
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Martian
Mar"tian (?), prop. a. [L. Martius.] Of or pertaining to Mars, the Roman god of war, or to the planet bearing his name; martial.
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Martian
Mar"tian, prop. n. An inhabitant of the planet Mars; -- fictional or hypothetical. Du Maurier.
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&hand_; In science fiction, it has often been postulated that there are intelligent creatures living on Mars, but no strong evidence of any form of life on Mars has been observed up to the end of 1998.

Martin
Mar"tin (?), n. (Stone Working) [Etymol. uncertain.] A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.
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Martin
Mar"tin, n. [F. martin, from the proper name Martin. Cf. Martlet.] (Zool.) One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows. [Written also marten.]
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&hand_; The American purple martin, or bee martin (Progne subis or Progne purpurea), and the European house martin, or window martin (Hirundo urbica or Chelidon urbica), are the best known species.
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Bank martin. (a) The bank swallow. See under Bank. (b) The fairy martin. See under Fairy. -- Bee martin. (a) The purple martin. (b) The kingbird. -- Sand martin, the bank swallow.
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Martinet
Mar"ti*net` (?), n. [So called from an officer of that name in the French army under Louis XIV. Cf. Martin the bird, Martlet.] In military language, a strict disciplinarian; in general, one who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of discipline, or to forms and fixed methods. [Hence, the word is commonly employed in a depreciatory sense.]
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Martinet
Mar"ti*net`, n. [F.] (Zool.) The martin.
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Martineta
Mar`ti*ne"ta (?), n. [Cf. Sp. martinete.] (Zool.) A species of tinamou (Calopezus elegans), having a long slender crest.
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Martinetism
Mar"ti*net`ism (?), n. The principles or practices of a martinet; rigid adherence to discipline, etc.
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Martingal
Martingale
{ Mar"tin*gale (?), Mar"tin*gal (?), } n. [F. martingale; cf. It. martingala a sort of hose, martingale, Sp. martingala a greave, cuish, martingale, Sp. almártaga a kind of bridle.] 1. A strap fastened to a horse's girth, passing between his fore legs, and fastened to the bit, or now more commonly ending in two rings, through which the reins pass. It is intended to hold down the head of the horse, and prevent him from rearing.
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2. (Naut.) A lower stay of rope or chain for the jib boom or flying jib boom, fastened to, or reeved through, the dolphin striker. Also, the dolphin striker itself.
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3. (Gambling) The act of doubling, at each stake, that which has been lost on the preceding stake; also, the sum so risked; -- metaphorically derived from the bifurcation of the martingale of a harness. Called also Martingale strategy. Such a betting strategy does not change the overall likelihood of winning, but in a short run it increases the probability of winning a small sum, balancing it against an increased probability of losing a large sum. [Cant] Thackeray.
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Martinmas
Mar"tin*mas (?), n. [St. Martin + mass religious service.] (Eccl.) The feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November; -- often called martlemans.
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Martinmas summer, a period of calm, warm weather often experienced about the time of Martinmas; Indian summer. Percy Smith.
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Martite
Mar"tite (?), n. [L. Mars, Martis, the god Mars, the alchemical name of iron.] (Min.) Iron sesquioxide in isometric form, probably a pseudomorph after magnetite.
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Martlemas
Mar"tle*mas (?), n. See Martinmas. [Obs.]
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Martlet
Mart"let (?), n. [F. martinet. See Martin the bird, and cf. Martinet a disciplinarian.]
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1. (Zool.) The European house martin.
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2. [Cf. F. merlette.] (Her.) A bird without beak or feet; -- generally assumed to represent a martin. As a mark of cadency it denotes the fourth son.
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Martyniaceae
Martyniaceae prop. n. A natural family in most classifications not considered a separate family but included in the Pedaliaceae.
Syn. -- family Martyniaceae.
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Martyr
Mar"tyr (?), n. [AS., from L. martyr, Gr. ma`rtyr, ma`rtys, prop., a witness; cf. Skr. sm&rsdot_; to remember, E. memory.]
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1. One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel; one who is put to death for his religion; as, Stephen was the first Christian martyr. Chaucer.
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To be a martyr, signifies only to witness the truth of Christ; but the witnessing of the truth was then so generally attended with persecution, that martyrdom now signifies not only to witness, but to witness by death. South.
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2. Hence, one who sacrifices his life, his station, or what is of great value to him, for the sake of principle, or to sustain a cause.
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Then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell,
Thou fall'st a blessed martyr !
Shak.
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Martyr
Mar"tyr (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Martyred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Martyring.] 1. To put to death for adhering to some belief, esp. Christianity; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession. Bp. Pearson.
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2. To persecute; to torment; to torture. Chaucer.
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The lovely Amoret, whose gentle heart
Thou martyrest with sorrow and with smart.
Spenser.
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Racked with sciatics, martyred with the stone. Pope.
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Martyrdom
Mar"tyr*dom (?), n. [Martyr + -dom.] 1. The condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause. Bacon.
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I came from martyrdom unto this peace. Longfellow.
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2. Affliction; torment; torture. Chaucer.
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Martyrization
Mar`tyr*i*za"tion (?), n. Act of martyrizing, or state of being martyrized; torture. B. Jonson.
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Martyrize
Mar"tyr*ize (?), v. t. [Cf. F. martyriser, LL. martyrizare.] To make a martyr of. Spenser.
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Martyrly
Mar"tyr*ly, adv. In the manner of a martyr.
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Martyrologe
Mar"tyr*o*loge (?), n. [LL. martyrologium: cf. F. martyrologe.] A martyrology. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
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Martyrological
Martyrologic
{ Mar`tyr*o*log"ic (?), Mar`tyr*o*log"ic*al (?), } a. Pertaining to martyrology or martyrs; registering, or registered in, a catalogue of martyrs.
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Martyrologist
Mar`tyr*ol"o*gist (?), n. [Cf. F. martyrologiste.] A writer of martyrology; an historian of martyrs. T. Warton.
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Martyrology
Mar`tyr*ol"o*gy (?), n.; pl. -gies (#). [Martyr + -logy.] A history or account of martyrs; a register of martyrs. Bp. Stillingfleet.
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Martyrship
Mar"tyr*ship, n. Martyrdom. [R.] Fuller.
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Marvel
Mar"vel (?), n. [OE. mervaile, F. merveille, fr. L. mirabilia wonderful things, pl., fr. mirabilis wonderful, fr. mirari to wonder or marvel at. See Admire, Smile, and cf. Miracle.] 1. That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
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I will do marvels such as have not been done. Ex. xxxiv. 10.
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Nature's sweet marvel undefiled. Emerson.
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2. Wonder. [R.] “Use lessens marvel.” Sir W. Scott.
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marvel-of-Peru
marvel of Peru
marvel of Peru, marvel-of-Peru. n. (Bot.) A common garden plant (Mirabilis jalapa or Mirabilis uniflora) of North America having fragrant red or purple or yellow or white flowers that open in late afternoon; called also four-o'clock. See four-o'clock.
Syn. -- common four-o'clock, marvel of Peru, Mirabilis jalapa, Mirabilis uniflora.
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Marvel
Mar"vel, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marveled (?) or Marvelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Marveling or Marvelling.] [OE. merveilen, OF. merveillier.] To be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to wonder.
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Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 1 john iii. 13.
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Marvel
Mar"vel, v. t. 1. To marvel at. [Obs.] Wyclif.
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2. To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally. [Obs.]
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But much now me marveleth. Rich. the Redeless.
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marvellous
marvellous adj. Marvelous.
Syn. -- improbable, marvelous, tall(prenominal).
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Marvelous
Mar"vel*ous (?), a. [OE. merveillous, OF. merveillos, F. Merveilleux. See Marvel, n.] [Written also marvellous.] 1. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
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This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. Ps. cxiii. 23.
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2. Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible; so improbable as to defy belief.
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The marvelous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods. Pope.
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The marvelous, that which exceeds natural power, or is preternatural; that which is wonderful; -- opposed to the probable.
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Syn. -- Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable; incredible. -- Marvelous, Wonderful. We speak of a thing as wonderful when it awakens our surprise and admiration; as marvelous when it is so much out of the ordinary course of things as to seem nearly or quite incredible.
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Marvelously
Mar"vel*ous*ly, adv. In a marvelous manner; wonderfully; strangely.
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Marvelousness
Mar"vel*ous*ness, n. The quality or state of being marvelous; wonderfulness; strangeness.
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Marver
Mar"ver (?), n. [Prob. corrupt. fr. OE. or F. marbre marble.] (Glass Marking) A stone, or cast-iron plate, or former, on which hot glass is rolled to give it shape.
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Marxism
Marx"ism (?), prop. n. A system of economic and political thought, originated by Karl Marx, and elaborated by others. It holds that the state has been the a device for suppression of the masses, allowing exploitation by a dominant (capitalistic) class; that historical change occurs through class struggle; and that the capitalist system will inevitably wither away to be superseded by a classless society.
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Marxism-Leninism
Marx"ism-Len"in*ism (?), prop. n. Marxism, as interpreted by V. I. Lenin.
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Marxist
Marx"ist (?), prop. n. One who believes in the theories of Karl Marx.
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Marxist
Marx"ist (?), prop. a. Of or pertaining to Marx or Marxism.
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Marxist-Leninist
Marxist-Leninist adj. of or pertaining to Marxism-Leninism.
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Mary
Mar"y (?), n. Marrow. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Mary
Ma"ry (?), interj. See Marry. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Mary-bud
Ma"ry-bud` (?), n. (Bot.) The marigold; a blossom of the marigold. Shak.
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Maryolatry
Ma`ry*ol"a*try (?), n. Mariolatry.
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Marysole
Ma"ry*sole (?), n. [Mary, the proper name + sole the fish.] (Zool.) A large British fluke, or flounder (Rhombus megastoma); -- called also carter, and whiff.
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marzipan
mar"zi*pan` (mär"z&ibreve_;*păn`), n. A confection made of almonds and sugar mixed into a paste and molded into shapes. Same as marchpane.
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Masai
Masai prop. n. 1. A Nilotic language.
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2. An African tribe inhabiting parts of Kenya and Tanzania.
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Picture of Masai women and children standing by the roadside.
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Mascagnite
Mascagnin
{ Mas*ca"gnin (?), Mas*ca"gnite (?), } n. [Cf. F. mascagnin.] (Min.) Native sulphate of ammonia, found in volcanic districts; -- so named from Mascagni, who discovered it.
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mascara
mascara n. A cosmetic used to darken and thicken the eye lashes, usually applied with a small brush.
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Mascle
Mas"cle (măs"k'l), n. [OF. mascle, F. macle, L. macula spot, mesh of a net, LL. macula, macla, mascla a scale of a coat of mail. See Mail armor.] (Her.) A lozenge voided.
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Mascled
Mas"cled (-k'ld), a. Composed of, or covered with, lozenge-shaped scales; having lozenge-shaped divisions.
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Mascled armor, armor composed of small lozenge-shaped scales of metal fastened on a foundation of leather or quilted cloth.
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Mascotte
Mascot
{ Mas"cot, Mas"cotte } (?), n. [Through French fr. Pr. mascot a little sorcerer or magician, mascotto witchcraft, sorcery.] 1. A person who is supposed to bring good luck to the household to which he or she belongs.
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2. Hence: Anything that brings good luck; especially, an animal kept by a group, as a sports team, to serve as a symbol and to bring luck.
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Masculate
Mas"cu*late (?), v. t. [L. masculus male, masculine.] To make strong. [Obs.] Cockeram.
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masculine
mas"cu*line (măs"k&uuptack_;*l&ibreve_;n), a. [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See Male masculine.] 1. Of the male sex; not female.
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Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons. Chaucer.
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2. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.
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That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy. Hallam.
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3. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males. [R.] “A masculine church.” Fuller.
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4. (Gram.) Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender. -- Mas"cu*line*ly, adv. -- Mas"cu*line*ness, n.
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Masculinity
Mas`cu*lin"i*ty (?), n. The state or quality of being masculine; masculineness.
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Mase
Mase (?), n. & v. See Maze. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Maselyn
Mas"e*lyn (?), n. A drinking cup. See 1st Maslin, 2. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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mase
mase (māz), v. i. [by back-formation from maser{2}.] To emit coherent microwave radiation, as in a maser{2}.
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maser
ma"ser (?), n. 1. Same as Mazer.
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2. (Physics) [from Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.] An electronic device producing coherent monochromatic microwave radiation; it produces less noise than other forms of microwave oscillator. [acronym]
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MASH
MASH
MASH, M*A*S*H (?), n. (Mil.) An abbreviation for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, consisting of the equipment and personnel required to perform emergency operations on injured soldiers, located in tents near the front lines of combat; as, he worked in the 25th MASH.
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Mash
Mash (?), n. A mesh. [Obs.]
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Mash
Mash, n. [Akin to G. meisch, maisch, meische, maische, mash, wash, and prob. to AS. miscian to mix. See Mix.]
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1. A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy state. Specifically (Brewing), ground or bruised malt, or meal of rye, wheat, corn, or other grain (or a mixture of malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot water for making the wort.
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2. A mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals.
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3. A mess; trouble. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
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Mash tun, a large tub used in making mash and wort.
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Mash
Mash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mashed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mashing.] [Akin to G. meischen, maischen, to mash, mix, and prob. to mischen, E. mix. See 2d Mash.] To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; to bruise; to crush; as, to mash apples in a mill, or potatoes with a pestle. Specifically (Brewing), to convert, as malt, or malt and meal, into the mash which makes wort.
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Mashing tub, a tub for making the mash in breweries and distilleries; -- called also mash tun, and mash vat.
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mashed potato
mashed potato, n. the name of a dance, briefly popular in the 1960's.
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mashed potatoes
mashed potatoes, n. pl. Potatoes which have been boiled and mashed to a pulpy consistency, usu. with sparing addition of milk, salt, butter, or other flavoring. It is a popular accompaniment to a meat course [U.S., 1900's], providing bulk and calories to a meal.
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Masher
Mash"er (?), n. 1. One who, or that which, mashes; also (Brewing), a machine for making mash.
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2. A charmer of women. [Slang] London Punch.
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Mashy
Mashie
{ Mash"ie, Mash"y } (?), n.; pl. Mashies (#). [Etym. uncert.] A golf club like the iron, but with a shorter head, slightly more lofted, used chiefly for short approaches.
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Mashlin
Mash"lin (?), n. See Maslin.
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Mashy
Mash"y (?), a. Produced by crushing or bruising; resembling, or consisting of, a mash.
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masjid
masjid n. [Arabic.] A Muslim place of worship; a mosque. [Also spelled musjid.]
Syn. -- mosque.
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Mask
Mask (m&adot_;sk), n. [F. masque, LL. masca, mascha, mascus; cf. Sp. & Pg. máscara, It. maschera; all fr. Ar. maskharat buffoon, fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculous or mirthful, fr. sakhira to ridicule, to laugh at. Cf. Masque, Masquerade.] 1. A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection; as, a dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a ball player's mask.
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2. That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
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3. A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show. Bacon.
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This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask. Milton.
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4. A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.
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5. (Arch.) A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron.
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6. (Fort.) (a) In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere. (b) A screen for a battery.
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7. (Zool.) The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
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8. A person wearing a mask; a masker.

The mask that has the arm of the Indian queen. G. W. Cable.
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9. (Sporting) The head or face of a fox.

Mask house, a house for masquerades. [Obs.] -- Death mask, a cast of the face of a dead person.
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Mask
Mask, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Masked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Masking.] 1. To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.
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They must all be masked and vizarded. Shak.
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2. To disguise; to cover; to hide.
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Masking the business from the common eye. Shak.
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3. (Mil.) (a) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of. (b) To cover or keep in check; as, to mask a body of troops or a fortress by a superior force, while some hostile evolution is being carried out.
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Mask
Mask, v. i. 1. To take part as a masker in a masquerade. Cavendish.
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2. To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way. Shak.
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Masked
Masked (?), a. 1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden.
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2. (Bot.) Same as Personate.
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3. (Zool.) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.
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Masked ball, a ball in which the dancers wear masks. -- Masked battery (Mil.), a battery so placed as not to be seen by an enemy until it opens fire. H. L. Scott. -- Masked crab (Zool.), a European crab (Corystes cassivelaunus) with markings on the carapace somewhat resembling a human face. -- Masked pig (Zool.), a Japanese domestic hog (Sus pliciceps). Its face is deeply furrowed.
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Masker
Mask"er (?), n. One who wears a mask; one who appears in disguise at a masquerade.
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Masker
Mask"er, v. t. To confuse; to stupefy. [Obs.] Holland.
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Maskery
Mask"er*y (?), n. The dress or disguise of a masker; masquerade. [Obs.] Marston.
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Maskinonge
Mas"ki*nonge (?), n. The muskellunge.
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Mask shell
Mask" shell` (?). (Zool.) Any spiral marine shell of the genus Persona, having a curiously twisted aperture.
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Maslach
Mas"lach (?), n. [Ar. maslaq: cf. F. masloc.] (Med.) An excitant containing opium, much used by the Turks. Dunglison.
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Maslin
Mas"lin (?), n. [OE. missellane, misceline, miscelin, meslin, fr. miscellane. See Miscellane.] 1. A mixture composed of different materials; especially: (a) A mixture of metals resembling brass. (b) A mixture of different sorts of grain, as wheat and rye. [Written also meslin, mislin, maselyn, mastlin.]
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2. A vessel made of maslin, 1 (a). [Obs.]
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Mead eke in a maselyn. Chaucer.
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Maslin
Mas"lin, a. Composed of different sorts; as, maslin bread, which is made of rye mixed with a little wheat. [Written also meslin, mislin, etc.]
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Mason
Ma"son (?), n. [F. maçon, LL. macio, machio, mattio, mactio, marcio, macerio; of uncertain origin.]
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1. One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes.
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2. A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason.
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Mason bee (Zool.), any one of numerous species of solitary bees of the genus Osmia. They construct curious nests of hardened mud and sand. -- Mason moth (Zool.), any moth whose larva constructs an earthen cocoon under the soil. -- Mason shell (Zool.), a marine univalve shell of the genus Phorus; -- so called because it cements other shells and pebbles upon its own shell; a carrier shell. -- Mason wasp (Zool.), any wasp that constructs its nest, or brood cells, of hardened mud. The female fills the cells with insects or spiders, paralyzed by a sting, and thus provides food for its larvae
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Mason
Ma"son, v. t. To build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons; -- with a prepositional suffix; as, to mason up a well or terrace; to mason in a kettle or boiler.
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Masonic
Ma*son"ic (m&adot_;*s&obreve_;n"&ibreve_;k), prop. a. Of or pertaining to Freemasons or to their craft or mysteries.
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Masonite
Masonite prop. n. [trademark.] A type of fiberboard. [trademark]
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Masonry
Ma"son*ry (?), n. [F. maçonnerie.] 1. The art or occupation of a mason.
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2. The work or performance of a mason; as, good or bad masonry; skillful masonry.
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3. That which is built by a mason; anything constructed of the materials used by masons, such as stone, brick, tiles, or the like. Dry masonry is applied to structures made without mortar.
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4. The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; freemasonry.
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Masoola boat
Ma*soo"la boat` (?). A kind of boat used on the coast of Madras, India. The planks are sewed together with strands of coir which cross over a wadding of the same material, so that the shock on taking the beach through surf is much reduced. [Written also masula, masulah, etc.]
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Masora
Ma*so"ra (?), n. [NHeb. māsōrāh tradition.] A Jewish critical work on the text of the Hebrew Scriptures, composed by several learned rabbis of the school of Tiberias, in the eighth and ninth centuries. [Written also Masorah, Massora, and Massorah.]
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Masoret
Mas"o*ret (?), n. A Masorite. [Written also Masorete, and Massorete.]
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Masoretical
Masoretic
{ Mas`o*ret"ic (?), Mas`o*ret"ic*al (?), } a. [Cf. F. massorétique.] Of or relating to the Masora, or to its authors.
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Masoretic points and accents, the vowel points and accents of the Hebrew text of the Bible, of which the first mention is in the Masora. See vowel point.
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Masorite
Mas"o*rite (?), n. One of the writers of the Masora.
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Masque
Masque (?), n. A mask; a masquerade.
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Masquerade
Mas`quer*ade" (?), n. [F. mascarade, fr. Sp. mascarada, or It. mascherata. See Mask.]
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1. An assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions.
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In courtly balls and midnight masquerades. Pope.
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2. A dramatic performance by actors in masks; a mask. See 1st Mask, 4. [Obs.]
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3. Acting or living under false pretenses; concealment of something by a false or unreal show; pretentious show; disguise.
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That masquerade of misrepresentation which invariably accompanied the political eloquence of Rome. De Quincey.
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4. A Spanish diversion on horseback.
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Masquerade
Mas`quer*ade", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Masqueraded; p. pr. & vb. n. Masquerading.]
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1. To assemble in masks; to take part in a masquerade.
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2. To frolic or disport in disquise; to make a pretentious show of being what one is not.
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A freak took an ass in the head, and he goes into the woods, masquerading up and down in a lion's skin. L'Estrange.
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Masquerade
Mas`quer*ade", v. t. To conceal with masks; to disguise. “To masquerade vice.” Killingbeck.
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Masquerader
Mas`quer*ad"er (?), n. One who masquerades; a person wearing a mask; one disguised.
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Mass
Mass (m&adot_;s), n. [OE. masse, messe, AS. maesse. LL. missa, from L. mittere, missum, to send, dismiss: cf. F. messe. In the ancient churches, the public services at which the catechumens were permitted to be present were called missa catechumenorum, ending with the reading of the Gospel. Then they were dismissed with these words : “Ite, missa est” [sc. ecclesia], the congregation is dismissed. After that the sacrifice proper began. At its close the same words were said to those who remained. So the word gave the name of Mass to the sacrifice in the Catholic Church. See Missile, and cf. Christmas, Lammas, Mess a dish, Missal.]
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1. (R. C. Ch.) The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
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2. (Mus.) The portions of the Mass usually set to music, considered as a musical composition; -- namely, the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei, besides sometimes an Offertory and the Benedictus.
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Canon of the Mass. See Canon. -- High Mass, Mass with incense, music, the assistance of a deacon, subdeacon, etc. -- Low Mass, Mass which is said by the priest throughout, without music. -- Mass bell, the sanctus bell. See Sanctus. -- Mass book, the missal or Roman Catholic service book.
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Mass
Mass (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Massed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Massing.] To celebrate Mass. [Obs.] Hooker.
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Mass
Mass, n. [OE. masse, F. masse, L. massa; akin to Gr. &unr_; a barley cake, fr. &unr_; to knead. Cf. Macerate.]
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1. A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size; as, a mass of ore, metal, sand, or water.
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If it were not for these principles, the bodies of the earth, planets, comets, sun, and all things in them, would grow cold and freeze, and become inactive masses. Sir I. Newton.
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A deep mass of continual sea is slower stirred
To rage.
Savile.
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2. (Phar.) A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
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3. A large quantity; a sum.
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All the mass of gold that comes into Spain. Sir W. Raleigh.
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He had spent a huge mass of treasure. Sir J. Davies.
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4. Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
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This army of such mass and charge. Shak.
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5. The principal part; the main body.
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Night closed upon the pursuit, and aided the mass of the fugitives in their escape. Jowett (Thucyd.).
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6. (Physics) The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.
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&hand_; Mass and weight are often used, in a general way, as interchangeable terms, since the weight of a body is proportional to its mass (under the same or equal gravitative forces), and the mass is usually ascertained from the weight. Yet the two ideas, mass and weight, are quite distinct. Mass is the quantity of matter in a body; weight is the comparative force with which it tends towards the center of the earth. A mass of sugar and a mass of lead are assumed to be equal when they show an equal weight by balancing each other in the scales.
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Blue mass. See under Blue. -- Mass center (Geom.), the center of gravity of a triangle. -- Mass copper, native copper in a large mass. -- Mass meeting, a large or general assembly of people, usually a meeting having some relation to politics. -- The masses, the great body of the people, as contrasted with the higher classes; the populace.
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Mass
Mass, v. t. To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
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But mass them together and they are terrible indeed. Coleridge.
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Massacre
Mas"sa*cre (?), n. [F., fr. LL. mazacrium; cf. Prov. G. metzgern, metzgen, to kill cattle, G. metzger a butcher, and LG. matsken to cut, hew, OHG. meizan to cut, Goth. máitan.] 1. The killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty, or contrary to the usages of civilized people; as, the massacre on St. Bartholomew's Day; the St. Valentine's Day massacre; the Amritsar massacre; the Wounded Knee massacre.
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2. Murder. [Obs.] Shak.
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Syn. -- Massacre, Butchery, Carnage. Massacre denotes the promiscuous slaughter of many who can not make resistance, or much resistance. Butchery refers to cold-blooded cruelty in the killing of men as if they were brute beasts. Carnage points to slaughter as producing the heaped-up bodies of the slain.
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I'll find a day to massacre them all,
And raze their faction and their family.
Shak.
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If thou delight to view thy heinous deeds,
Brhold this pattern of thy butcheries.
Shak.
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Such a scent I draw
Of carnage, prey innumerable!
Milton.
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Massacre
Mas"sa*cre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Massacred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Massacring (?).] [Cf. F. massacrer. See Massacre, n.] To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the usages of nations; to butcher; to slaughter; -- limited to the killing of human beings.
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If James should be pleased to massacre them all, as Maximian had massacred the Theban legion. Macaulay.
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Massacrer
Mas"sa*crer (?), n. One who massacres. [R.]
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Massage
Mas"sage (?), n. [F.] A rubbing or kneading of the body, especially when performed as a hygienic or remedial measure.
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Massage
Mas"sage (?), v. t. (Med.) To treat by means of massage; to rub or knead; as, to massage a patient with ointment.
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Massagist
Mas"sag*ist (?), n. One who practices massage; a masseur or masseuse.
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Massasauga
Mas`sa*sau"ga (?), n. (Zool.) The black rattlesnake (Crotalus tergemina, or Caudisona tergemina), found in the Mississippi Valley.
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Masse
Masse shot
{ Massé, or Massé shot (?) }, n. (Billiards) A stroke made with the cue held vertically.
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Masser
Mass"er, n. A priest who celebrates Mass. [R.] Bale.
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Masseter
Mas"se*ter (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; a chewer, &unr_; a muscle of the lower jaw used in chewing, from &unr_; to chew: cf. F. masséter.] (Anat.) The large muscle which raises the under jaw, and assists in mastication.
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Masseteric
Mas`se*ter"ic (?), a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the masseter.
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Masseterine
Mas"se*ter`ine (?), a. (Anat.) Masseteric.
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Masseur
Mas`seur" (m&adot_;*sûr"), n.; pl. Masseurs (m&adot_;*sûrz"; F. m&adot_;*sûr"). [F. See Massage.] 1. A man who practices massage.
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2. An instrument used in the performance of massage.
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Masseuse
Mas`seuse" (m&adot_;*sûz"), n.; pl. Masseuses (F. m&adot_;*sûz"). [F.] A woman who practices massage.
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massicot
mas"si*cot (?), n. [F. massicot; E. masticot is a corruption.] (Chem.) Lead monoxide (also called Lead protoxide), PbO, obtained as a yellow amorphous powder, the fused and crystalline form of which is called litharge; lead ocher. It is used as a pigment. It is also called lead oxide yellow, as opposed to red lead, which is lead tetroxide Pb3O4.
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&hand_; Massicot is sometimes used by painters, and also as a drier in the composition of ointments and plasters.
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massif
massif n. (Geol.) A block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range.
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massiness
mass"i*ness (?), n. [From Massy.] The state or quality of being massy; ponderousness.
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massive
mass"ive (m&adot_;s"&ibreve_;v), a. [F. massif.] 1. Forming, or consisting of, a large mass; compacted; weighty; heavy; massy.Massive armor.” Dr. H. More.
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2. (Min.) In mass; not necessarily without a crystalline structure, but having no regular form; as, a mineral occurs massive.
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Massive rock (Geol.), a compact crystalline rock not distinctly schistose, as granite; also, with some authors, an eruptive rock.
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Massively
Mass"ive*ly, adv. In a heavy mass.
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Massiveness
Mass"ive*ness, n. The state or quality of being massive; massiness.
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Massoola boat
Mas*soo"la boat`. See Masoola boat.
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Massora
Mas*so"ra (?), n. Same as Masora.
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Massoret
Mas"so*ret (?), n. Same as Masorite.
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mass-produce
mass-produce v. t. To produce on a large scale.
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mass-produced
mass-produced adj. Produced in large quantity, often by automated or assembly-line techniques.
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mass spectrometer
mass spectrometer n. (Physics, Chemistry) An analytical instrument which determines the mass of molecules of a substance or fragments of its molecules. It functions by injecting ionized moecules or molecular gragments into a vacuum chamber subjected to a strong magnetic field, in which charged particles move in a curved trajectory. The mass is determined by observing the path of the molecule after being charged and accelerated in a magnetic field. The path of the ionic fragment depends on the charge, velocity, and mass. Several techniques of charging and detection are employed. The mass information is usually used to infer structure or chemical composition of the substance analyzed. Variants of mass spectrometer called high-resolution mass spectrometer permit determination of the mass of a molecule or molecular fragment with sufficient precision to unambiguously determine the atomic composition.
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mass-spectrometric
mass-spectrometric adj. of or pertaining to mass spectrometry; determined by mass spectrometry.
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mass spectroscopy
mass spectrometry
mass spectrometry mass spectroscopy n. 1. (Physics, Chemistry) A method for identifying chemical composition of substances by use of a mass spectrometer.
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Massy
Mass"y (?), a. [Compar. Massier (?); superl. Massiest.] Compacted into, or consisting of, a mass; having bulk and weight or substance; ponderous; bulky and heavy; weighty; heavy; as, a massy shield; a massy rock.
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Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,
And will not be uplifted.
Shak.
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Yawning rocks in massy fragments fly. Pope.
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Mast
Mast (m&adot_;st), n. [AS. maest, fem.; akin to G. mast, and E. meat. See Meat.] The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns.
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Oak mast, and beech, . . . they eat. Chapman.
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Swine under an oak filling themselves with the mast. South.
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Mast
Mast, n. [AS. maest, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.]
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1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a hollow pillar of iron or steel.
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The tallest pine
Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast
Of some great ammiral.
Milton.
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&hand_; The most common general names of masts are foremast, mainmast, and mizzenmast, each of which may be made of separate spars.
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2. (Mach.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane.
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3. (Aeronautics) A spar or strut to which tie wires or guys are attached for stiffening purposes.
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Afore the mast, Before the mast. See under Afore, and Before. -- Mast coat. See under Coat. -- Mast hoop, one of a number of hoops attached to the fore edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in making a made mast. See Made.
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Mast
Mast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Masted; p. pr. & vb. n. Masting.] To furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in position; as, to mast a ship.
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Mastabah
Mastaba
{ Mas"ta*ba (?), n. Also Mas"ta*bah }. [Ar. maçtabah a large stone bench.] 1. In Muslim countries, a fixed seat, common in dwellings and in public places.
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2. (Egyptology) A type of tomb, of the time of the Memphite dynasties, comprising an oblong structure with sloping sides (sometimes containing a decorated chamber, sometimes of solid masonry), and connected with a mummy chamber in the rock beneath.
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Mastax
Mas"tax (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; mouth, jaws.] (Zool.) (a) The pharynx of a rotifer. It usually contains four horny pieces. The two central ones form the incus, against which the mallei, or lateral ones, work so as to crush the food. (b) The lore of a bird.
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Masted
Mast"ed (?), a. Furnished with a mast or masts; -- chiefly in composition; as, a three-masted schooner.
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Master
Mast"er (?), n. (Naut.) A vessel having (so many) masts; -- used only in compounds; as, a two-master.
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Master
Mas"ter (m&adot_;s"t&etilde_;r), n. [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre, F. maître, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. me`gas. Cf. Maestro, Magister, Magistrate, Magnitude, Major, Mister, Mistress, Mickle.] 1. A male person having another living being so far subject to his will, that he can, in the main, control his or its actions; -- formerly used with much more extensive application than now. (a) The employer of a servant. (b) The owner of a slave. (c) The person to whom an apprentice is articled. (d) A sovereign, prince, or feudal noble; a chief, or one exercising similar authority. (e) The head of a household. (f) The male head of a school or college. (g) A male teacher. (h) The director of a number of persons performing a ceremony or sharing a feast. (i) The owner of a docile brute, -- especially a dog or horse. (j) The controller of a familiar spirit or other supernatural being.
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2. One who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as, to be master of one's time. Shak.
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Master of a hundred thousand drachms. Addison.
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We are masters of the sea. Jowett (Thucyd.).
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3. One who has attained great skill in the use or application of anything; as, a master of oratorical art.
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Great masters of ridicule. Macaulay.
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No care is taken to improve young men in their own language, that they may thoroughly understand and be masters of it. Locke.
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4. A title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced m&ibreve_;ster, except when given to boys; -- sometimes written Mister, but usually abbreviated to Mr.
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5. A young gentleman; a lad, or small boy.
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Where there are little masters and misses in a house, they are impediments to the diversions of the servants. Swift.
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6. (Naut.) The commander of a merchant vessel; -- usually called captain. Also, a commissioned officer in the navy ranking next above ensign and below lieutenant; formerly, an officer on a man-of-war who had immediate charge, under the commander, of sailing the vessel.
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7. A person holding an office of authority among the Freemasons, esp. the presiding officer; also, a person holding a similar office in other civic societies.
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Little masters, certain German engravers of the 16th century, so called from the extreme smallness of their prints. -- Master in chancery, an officer of courts of equity, who acts as an assistant to the chancellor or judge, by inquiring into various matters referred to him, and reporting thereon to the court. -- Master of arts, one who takes the second degree at a university; also, the degree or title itself, indicated by the abbreviation M. A., or A. M. -- Master of the horse, the third great officer in the British court, having the management of the royal stables, etc. In ceremonial cavalcades he rides next to the sovereign. -- Master of the rolls, in England, an officer who has charge of the rolls and patents that pass the great seal, and of the records of the chancery, and acts as assistant judge of the court. Bouvier. Wharton. -- Past master, (a) one who has held the office of master in a lodge of Freemasons or in a society similarly organized. (b) a person who is unusually expert, skilled, or experienced in some art, technique, or profession; -- usually used with at or of. -- The old masters, distinguished painters who preceded modern painters; especially, the celebrated painters of the 16th and 17th centuries. -- To be master of one's self, to have entire self-control; not to be governed by passion. -- To be one's own master, to be at liberty to act as one chooses without dictation from anybody.
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&hand_; Master, signifying chief, principal, masterly, superior, thoroughly skilled, etc., is often used adjectively or in compounds; as, master builder or master-builder, master chord or master-chord, master mason or master-mason, master workman or master-workman, master mechanic, master mind, master spirit, master passion, etc.
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Throughout the city by the master gate. Chaucer.
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Master joint (Geol.), a quarryman's term for the more prominent and extended joints traversing a rock mass. -- Master key, a key adapted to open several locks differing somewhat from each other; figuratively, a rule or principle of general application in solving difficulties. -- Master lode (Mining), the principal vein of ore. -- Master mariner, an experienced and skilled seaman who is certified to be competent to command a merchant vessel. -- Master sinew (Far.), a large sinew that surrounds the hough of a horse, and divides it from the bone by a hollow place, where the windgalls are usually seated. -- Master singer. See Mastersinger. -- Master stroke, a capital performance; a masterly achievement; a consummate action; as, a master stroke of policy. -- Master tap (Mech.), a tap for forming the thread in a screw cutting die. -- Master touch. (a) The touch or skill of a master. Pope. (b) Some part of a performance which exhibits very skillful work or treatment. “Some master touches of this admirable piece.” Tatler. -- Master work, the most important work accomplished by a skilled person, as in architecture, literature, etc.; also, a work which shows the skill of a master; a masterpiece. -- Master workman, a man specially skilled in any art, handicraft, or trade, or who is an overseer, foreman, or employer.
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Master
Mas"ter (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mastered (?); p. pr. vb. n. Mastering.] 1. To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.
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Obstinacy and willful neglects must be mastered, even though it cost blows. Locke.
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2. To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science.
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3. To own; to posses. [Obs.]
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The wealth
That the world masters.
Shak.
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Master
Mas"ter, v. i. To be skillful; to excel. [Obs.]
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master-at-arms
master-at-arms n. (Naut.) The senior petty officer of a ship, responsible for discipline aboard the ship.
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Masterdom
Mas"ter*dom (?), n. [Master + -dom.] Dominion; rule; command. [R.] Shak.
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mastered
mastered adj. Learned thoroughly.
Syn. -- down, down pat(predicate).
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Masterful
Mas"ter*ful (?), a. 1. Inclined to play the master; domineering; imperious; arbitrary. Dryden.
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2. Having the skill or power of a master; indicating or expressing power or mastery.
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His masterful, pale face. Mrs. Browning.
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Masterfully
Mas"ter*ful*ly, adv. In a masterful manner; imperiously.
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A lawless and rebellious man who held lands masterfully and in high contempt of the royal authority. Macaulay.
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Masterhood
Mas"ter*hood (?), n. The state of being a master; hence, disposition to command or hector. C. Bronté.
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Masterless
Mas"ter*less, a. Destitute of a master or owner; ungoverned or ungovernable. -- Mas"ter*less*ness, n.
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Masterliness
Mas"ter*li*ness (?), n. The quality or state of being masterly; ability to control wisely or skillfully.
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Masterly
Mas"ter*ly, a. 1. Suitable to, or characteristic of, a master; indicating thorough knowledge or superior skill and power; showing a master's hand; as, a masterly design; a masterly performance; a masterly policy. “A wise and masterly inactivity.” Sir J. Mackintosh.
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2. Imperious; domineering; arbitrary.
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Masterly
Mas"ter*ly, adv. With the skill of a master.
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Thou dost speak masterly. Shak.
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Masterous
Mas"ter*ous (?), a. Masterly. [Obs.] Milton.
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Masterpiece
Mas"ter*piece` (?), n. Anything done or made with extraordinary skill; a capital performance; a chef-d'oeuvre; a supreme achievement.
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The top and masterpiece of art. South.
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Dissimulation was his masterpiece. Claredon.
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Mastership
Mas"ter*ship, n. 1. The state or office of a master.
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2. Mastery; dominion; superior skill; superiority.
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Where noble youths for mastership should strive. Driden.
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3. Chief work; masterpiece. [Obs.] Dryden.
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4. An ironical title of respect.
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How now, seignior Launce! what news with your mastership? Shak.
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Mastersinger
Mas"ter*sing`er (?), n. [A translation of G. meistersänger.] One of a class of poets which flourished in Nuremberg and some other cities of Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries. They bound themselves to observe certain arbitrary laws of rhythm.
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Master vibrator
Mas"ter vi"bra*tor. In an internal-combustion engine with two or more cylinders, an induction coil and vibrator placed in the circuit between the battery or magneto and the coils for the different cylinders, which are used without vibrators of their own.
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Masterwort
Mas"ter*wort` (?), n. (Bot.) (a) A tall and coarse European umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum Ostruthium, formerly Imperatoria). (b) The Astrantia major, a European umbelliferous plant with a showy colored involucre. (c) Improperly, the cow parsnip (Heracleum lanatum).
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Mastery
Mas"ter*y (?), n.; pl. Masteries (#). [OF. maistrie.]
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1. The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority.
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If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the tops. Sir W. Raleigh.
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2. Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence.
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The voice of them that shout for mastery. Ex. xxxii. 18.
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Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. 1 Cor. ix. 25.
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O, but to have gulled him
Had been a mastery.
B. Jonson.
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3. Contest for superiority. [Obs.] Holland.
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4. A masterly operation; a feat. [Obs.]
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I will do a maistrie ere I go. Chaucer.
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5. Specifically, the philosopher's stone. [Obs.]
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6. The act process of mastering; the state of having mastered.
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He could attain to a mastery in all languages. Tillotson.
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The learning and mastery of a tongue, being unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with other difficulties. Locke.
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Mastful
Mast"ful (?), a. [See 1st Mast.] Abounding in mast; producing mast in abundance; as, the mastful forest; a mastful chestnut. Dryden.
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Masthead
Mast"head` (?), n. (Naut.) The top or head of a mast; the part of a mast above the hounds.
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Masthead
Mast"head", v. t. (Naut.) To cause to go to the masthead as a punishment. Marryat.
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Masthouse
Mast"house` (?), n. A building in which vessels' masts are shaped, fitted, etc.
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Mastic
Mas"tic (?), n. [F., fr. L. mastiche, mastichum, Gr. &unr_;, fr. &unr_; to chew, because of its being used in the East for chewing.] [Written also mastich.]
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1. (Bot.) A low shrubby tree of the genus Pistacia (Pistacia Lentiscus), growing upon the islands and coasts of the Mediterranean, and producing a valuable resin; -- called also, mastic tree.
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2. A resin exuding from the mastic tree, and obtained by incision. The best is in yellowish white, semitransparent tears, of a faint smell, and is used as an astringent and an aromatic, also as an ingredient in varnishes.
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3. A kind of cement composed of burnt clay, litharge, and linseed oil, used for plastering walls, etc.
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Barbary mastic (Bot.), the Pistachia Atlantica. -- Peruvian mastic tree (Bot.), a small tree (Schinus Molle) with peppery red berries; -- called also pepper tree. -- West Indian mastic (Bot.), a lofty tree (Bursera gummifera) full of gum resin in every part.
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Masticable
Mas"ti*ca*ble (?), a. Capable of being masticated.
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Masticador
Mas`ti*ca"dor (?), n. [Cf. Sp. mastigador. See Masticate.] (Man.) A part of a bridle, the slavering bit. [Written also mastigador.]
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Masticate
Mas"ti*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Masticated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Masticating (?).] [L. masticatus, p. p. of masticare to chew, prob. fr. mastiche mastic. See Mastic.] To grind or crush with, or as with, the teeth and prepare for swallowing and digestion; to chew; as, to masticate food.
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Masticater
Mas"ti*ca`ter (?), n. One who masticates.
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Mastication
Mas`ti*ca"tion (?), n. [L. masticatio: cf. F. mastication.] The act or operation of masticating; chewing, as of food.
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Mastication is a necessary preparation of solid aliment, without which there can be no good digestion. Arbuthnot.
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Masticator
Mas"ti*ca`tor (?), n. 1. One who masticates.
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2. A machine for cutting meat into fine pieces for toothless people; also, a machine for cutting leather, India rubber, or similar tough substances, into fine pieces, in some processes of manufacture.
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Masticatory
Mas"ti*ca*to*ry (?), a. [Cf. F. masticatoire.] Chewing; adapted to perform the office of chewing food.
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Masticatory
Mas"ti*ca*to*ry, n.; pl. -ries (&unr_;). (Med.) A substance to be chewed to increase the saliva. Bacon.
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Mastich
Mas"tich (?), n. See Mastic.
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Masticin
Mas"ti*cin (?), n. (Chem.) A white, amorphous, tenacious substance resembling caoutchouc, and obtained as an insoluble residue of mastic.
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Masticot
Mas"ti*cot (?), n. (Chem.) Massicot. [Obs.]
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Mastiff
Mas"tiff (?), n.; pl. Mastiffs (&unr_;). [Mastives is irregular and unusual.] [Prob. fr. Prov. E. masty, adj., large, n., a great dog, prob. fr. mast fruit, and hence, lit., fattened with mast. There is perh. confusion with OF. mestif mongrel; cf. also F. mâtin mastiff, OF. mastin.] (Zool.) A breed of large dogs noted for strength and courage. There are various strains, differing in form and color, and characteristic of different countries.
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Mastiff bat (Zool.) , any bat of the genus Molossus; so called because the face somewhat resembles that of a mastiff.
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Mastigophora
Mas"ti*go*phor`a (?), prop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. ma`stix, ma`stigos, a whip + fe`rein to bear.] (Zool.) A phylum of protozoans the kingdom Protista, consisting mainly of free-living flagellated unicellular organisms, lacking photosynthetic capability. Some members are pathogenic in man.
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mastigopod
mas"ti*go*pod (?), n. (Zool.) One of the Mastigopoda.
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Mastigopoda
Mas`ti*gop"o*da (?), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ma`stix, ma`stigos, a whip + poy`s, podo`s, foot.] (Zool.) Formerly considered identical to the Infusoria, now distinguished from that group, which has been reordered. See Mastigophora.
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Mastigure
Mas"ti*gure (?), n. [Gr. ma`stix, ma`stigos, a scourge + &unr_; tail.] (Zool.) Any one of several large spiny-tailed lizards of the genus Uromastix. They inhabit Southern Asia and North Africa.
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Masting
Mast"ing (?), n. (Naut.) The act or process of putting a mast or masts into a vessel; also, the scientific principles which determine the position of masts, and the mechanical methods of placing them.
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Masting house (Naut.), a large building, with suitable mechanism overhanging the water, used for stepping and unstepping the masts of vessels.
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Mastitis
Mas*ti"tis (?), n. [Gr. masto`s breast + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the breast.
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Mastless
Mast"less (?), a. [See 1st Mast.] Bearing no mast; as, a mastless oak or beech. Dryden.
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Mastless
Mast"less, a. [See 2d Mast.] Having no mast; as, a mastless vessel.
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Mastlin
Mast"lin (măst"l&ibreve_;n), n. See Maslin.
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Mastodon
Mas"to*don (?), n. [Gr. masto`s the breast + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth. So called from the conical projections upon its molar teeth.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of mammals closely allied to the elephant, but having less complex molar teeth, and often a pair of lower, as well as upper, tusks, which are incisor teeth. The species were mostly larger than elephants, and their remains occur in nearly all parts of the world in deposits ranging from Miocene to late Quaternary time.
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Mastodonsaurus
Mas`to*don*sau"rus (?), n. [NL., fr. E. Mastodon + Gr. say^ros a lizard.] (Paleon.) A large extinct genus of labyrinthodonts, found in the European Triassic rocks.
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Mastodontic
Mas`to*don"tic (?), a. Pertaining to, or resembling, a mastodon; as, mastodontic dimensions. Everett.
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Mastodyny
Mastodynia
Mas`to*dyn"i*a (?), Mas*tod"y*ny (&unr_;), n. [NL. mastodynia, fr. Gr. masto`s the breast + &unr_; pain.] (Med.) Pain occuring in the mamma or female breast, -- a form of neuralgia.
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Mastoid
Mas"toid (?), a. [Gr. &unr_;; masto`s the breast + e'i^dos form: cf. F. mastoïde.] (Anat.) (a) Resembling the nipple or the breast; -- applied specifically to a process of the temporal bone behind the ear. (b) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the mastoid process; mastoidal.
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Mastoidal
Mas*toid"al (?), a. Same as Mastoid.
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Mastoiditis
Mas`toid*i*tis (?), n. [NL. See Mastoid, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation in the mastoid process of the temporal bone.
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Mastology
Mas*tol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. masto`s the breast + -logy: cf. F. mastologie.] The natural history of Mammalia.
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Mastotermes
Mastotermes prop. n. A primitive genus of termites, mostly extinct; sometimes considered the most primitive isopterans.
Syn. -- genus Mastotermes.
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Mastotermitidae
Mastotermitidae prop. n. A natural family comprising primitive termites.
Syn. -- family Mastotermitidae.
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Mastress
Mas"tress (?), n. Mistress. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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masturbate
masturbate v. i. [imp. & p. p. masturbated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. masturbating.] To achieve sexual gratification by stimulating one's own sexual organs, without the aid of a partner; -- typically to the point of orgasm. -- masturbator, n.
Syn. -- wank, she-bop, jack off, jerk off, whack off, beat the meat.
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masturbation
mas`tur*ba"tion (?), n. [L. masturbatus, p. p. of masturbari to practice onanism: cf. F. masturbation.] The act of masturbating; sexual self-gratification; onanism.
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Masty
Mast"y (?), a. [See 1st Mast.] Full of mast; abounding in acorns, etc.
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Masula boat
Ma*su"la boat` (?). Same as Masoola boat.
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Mat
Mat (măt), n. [Cf. Matte.] A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal. [Written also matt.]
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Mat
Mat, a. [OF. See 4th Mate.] Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain. [Obs.]
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When he saw them so piteous and so maat. Chaucer.
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Mat
Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.] 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room to protect its surface, and for other purposes.
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2. Any similar flat object made of fabric or other material, such as rubber or plastic, placed flat on a surface for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.
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3. Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture; as, a mat of weeds; a mat of hair.
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4. An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype.
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Mat grass. (Bot.) (a) A low, tufted, European grass (Nardus stricta). (b) Same as Matweed. -- Mat rush (Bot.), a kind of rush (Scirpus lacustris) used in England for making mats.
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Mat
Mat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matted (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Matting.] 1. To cover or lay with mats. Evelyn.
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2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
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And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair. Dryden.
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Mat
Mat, v. i. To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat, as hair when wetted with a sticky substance; as, a long-haired cat whose fur is matted.
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Matabeles
Matabele
{ Mat`a*be"le (?), or Mat`a*be"les (?) }, prop. n. pl., sing. Matabele. [Written also Matabili.] (Ethnol.) A warlike South African Kaffir tribe.
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Matachin
Ma`ta*chin" (?), n. [Sp.] An old dance with swords and bucklers; a sword dance.
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Mataco
Mat"a*co (?), n. (Zool.) The three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutis tricinctus). See Illust. under Loricata.
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Matadore
Matador
{ Mat"a*dor, Mat"a*dore} (?), n. [Sp. matador, prop., a killer, fr. matar to kill, L. mactare to sacrifice, kill.] 1. The killer; the man appointed to kill the bull in bullfights; a bullfighter; a toreador.
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2. (Card Playing) In the game of quadrille or omber, the three principal trumps, the ace of spades being the first, the ace of clubs the third, and the second being the deuce of a black trump or the seven of a red one.
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When Lady Tricksey played a four,
You took it with a matadore.
Swift.
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3. [Skat] The jack of clubs, or any other trump held in sequence with it, whether by the player or by his adversaries.
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4. A certain game of dominoes in which four dominoes (the 4-3, 5-2, 6-1, and double blank), called matadors, may be played at any time in any way.
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Matagasse
Mat`a*gasse" (?), n. (Zool.) A shrike or butcher bird; -- called also mattages. [Prov. Eng.]
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Matajuelo
Ma`ta*jue"lo (mä`t&adot_;*hwā"lō; 239), n. [Cf. Sp. matajudío a kind of fish.] A large squirrel fish (Holocentrus ascensionis) of Florida and the West Indies.
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Matajuelo blanco
Ma`ta*jue"lo blan"co (mä`t&adot_;*hwā"lō blä&nsmacr_;"kō). [Sp. blanco white.] A West Indian food fish (Malacanthus plumieri) related to the tilefish.
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Matamata
Ma`ta*ma"ta (?), n. [Pg.] (Zool.) The bearded tortoise (Chelys fimbriata) of South American rivers.
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Matanza
Ma*tan"za (?), n. [Sp., slaughter, fr. matar to kill.] A place where animals are slaughtered for their hides and tallow. [Western U. S.]
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Match
Match (măch), n. [OE. macche, F. mèche, F. mèche, fr. L. myxa a lamp nozzle, Gr. my`xa mucus, nostril, a lamp nozzle. Cf. Mucus.] Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood or cardboard dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium.
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Match tub, a tub with a perforated cover for holding slow matches for firing cannon, esp. on board ship. The tub contains a little water in the bottom, for extinguishing sparks from the lighted matches. -- Quick match, threads of cotton or cotton wick soaked in a solution of gunpowder mixed with gum arabic and boiling water and afterwards strewed over with mealed powder. It burns at the rate of one yard in thirteen seconds, and is used as priming for heavy mortars, fireworks, etc. -- Slow match, slightly twisted hempen rope soaked in a solution of limewater and saltpeter or washed in a lye of water and wood ashes. It burns at the rate of four or five inches an hour, and is used for firing cannon, fireworks, etc.
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Match
Match, n. [OE. macche, AS. gemaecca; akin to gemaca, and to OS. gimako, OHG. gimah fitting, suitable, convenient, Icel. mark suitable, maki mate, Sw. make, Dan. mage; all from the root of E. make, v. See Make mate, and Make, v., and cf. Mate an associate.]
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1. A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.
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Government . . . makes an innocent man, though of the lowest rank, a match for the mightiest of his fellow subjects. Addison.
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2. A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like; specifically: (a) A contest to try strength or skill, or to determine superiority; a sporting contest; an emulous struggle. “Many a warlike match.” Drayton.
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A solemn match was made; he lost the prize. Dryden.
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(b) A matrimonial union; a marriage.
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3. An agreement, compact, etc. “Thy hand upon that match.” Shak.
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Love doth seldom suffer itself to be confined by other matches than those of its own making. Boyle.
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4. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage. “She . . . was looked upon as the richest match of the West.” Clarendon.
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5. Equality of conditions in contest or competition, or one who provides equal competition to another in a contest; as, he had no match as a swordsman within the city.
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It were no match, your nail against his horn. Shak.
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6. Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match.
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7. (Founding) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mold.
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Match boarding (Carp.), boards fitted together with tongue and groove, or prepared to be so fitted; a surface composed of match boarding. See matchboard. -- Match game, a game arranged as a test of superiority. -- Match plane (Carp.), either of the two planes used to shape the edges of boards which are joined by grooving and tonguing. -- Match plate (Founding), a board or plate on the opposite sides of which the halves of a pattern are fastened, to facilitate molding. Knight. -- Match wheel (Mach.), a cogwheel of suitable pitch to work with another wheel; specifically, one of a pair of cogwheels of equal size.
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Match
Match, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Matching.] 1. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.
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No settled senses of the world can match
The pleasure of that madness.
Shak.
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2. To furnish with its match; to bring a match, or equal, against; to show an equal competitor to; to set something in competition with, or in opposition to, as equal.
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No history or antiquity can matchis policies and his conduct. South.
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3. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
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Eternal might
To match with their inventions they presumed
So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn.
Milton.
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4. To make or procure the equal of, or that which is exactly similar to, or corresponds with; as, to match a vase or a horse; to match cloth.Matching of patterns and colors.” Swift.
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5. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another).
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Let poets match their subject to their strength. Roscommon.
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6. To marry; to give in marriage.
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A senator of Rome survived,
Would not have matched his daughter with a king.
Addison.
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7. To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and a groove, at the edges; as, to match boards.
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Matching machine, a planing machine for forming a tongue or a groove on the edge of a board.
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Match
Match, v. i. 1. To be united in marriage; to mate.
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I hold it a sin to match in my kindred. Shak.
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Let tigers match with hinds, and wolves with sheep. Dryden.
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2. To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match.
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Matchable
Match"a*ble (?), a. Capable of being matched; comparable on equal conditions; adapted to being joined together; correspondent. -- Match"a*ble*ness, n.
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Sir Walter Raleigh . . . is matchable with the best of the ancients. Hakewill.
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matchboard
matchboard n. A board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor); see match boarding.
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matchbook
matchbook n. A small folder of paper safety matches.
Syn. -- match book.
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match box
matchbox
match"box`, match" box` n. a box for holding matches. See first match, n.
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matchbush
match"bush` n. any of several plants of the genus Gutierrezia having tiny matchlike flowerheads.
Syn. -- matchweed.
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Match-cloth
Match"-cloth` (?), n. A coarse cloth.
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Match-coat
Match"-coat` (?), n. A coat made of match-cloth.
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Matcher
Match"er (?), n. One who, or that which, matches; a matching machine. See under 3d Match.
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Match game
Match game. A game arranged as a test of superiority; also, one of a series of such games.
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matchet
matchet n. a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation; usually called machete.
Syn. -- machete, panga.
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matching
matching adj. 1. having identical or closely similar appearance or properties; as, a pair of matching candlesticks.
Syn. -- duplicate, twin(prenominal), twinned.
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2. Harmonious and pleasing in appearance when used together; as, a matching skirt and blouse.
Syn. -- coordinated; color-coordinated.
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Matchless
Match"less, a. [Cf. Mateless.]
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1. Having no equal; unequaled. “A matchless queen.” Waller.
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2. Unlike each other; unequal; unsuited. [Obs.]Matchless ears.” Spenser.
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-- Match"less*ly, adv. -- Match"less*ness, n.
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Matchlock
Match"lock` (?), n. An old form of gunlock containing a match for firing the priming; hence, a musket fired by means of a match.
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Matchmaker
Match"mak`er (?), n. 1. One who makes matches for burning or kinding.
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2. One who tries to bring about marriages.
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Matchmaking
Match"mak`ing, n. 1. The act or process of making matches for kindling or burning.
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2. The act or process of trying to bring about a marriage for others.
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Matchmaking
Match"mak`ing, a. Busy in making or contriving marriages; as, a matchmaking woman.
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Match play
Match play. (Golf) Play in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won or lost by each side; -- distinguished from medal play.
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matchwood
matchwood n. 1. wood in small pieces or splinters; as, the vessel was beaten to matchwood on the rocks. [wns=1 & 3]
Syn. -- splinters.
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2. Wood suitable for making matchsticks.
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Mate
Ma"te (mä"t&auptack_;), n. [Sp.] The Paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly (Ilex Paraguensis). The infusion has a pleasant odor, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in South America.
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Mate
Mate (māt), n. [F. mat, abbrev. fr. échec et mat. See Checkmate.] (Chess) Same as Checkmate.
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Mate
Mate, a. See 2d Mat. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Mate
Mate, v. t. [F. mater to fatigue, enfeeble, humiliate, checkmate. See Mate checkmate.]
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1. To confuse; to confound. [Obs.] Shak.
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2. To checkmate.
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Mate
Mate, n. [Perhaps for older make a companion; cf. also OD. maet companion, mate, D. maat. Cf. Make a companion, Match a mate.] 1. One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.
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2. Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.
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3. A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
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Ye knew me once no mate
For you; there sitting where you durst not soar.
Milton.
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4. (Naut.) An officer in a merchant vessel ranking next below the captain. If there are more than one bearing the title, they are called, respectively, first mate, second mate, third mate, etc. In the navy, a subordinate officer or assistant; as, master's mate; surgeon's mate.
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Mate
Mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mated; p. pr. & vb. n. Mating.] 1. To match; to marry.
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If she be mated with an equal husband. Shak.
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2. To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
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There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death. Bacon.
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I, . . . in the way of loyalty and truth, . . .
Dare mate a sounder man than Surrey can be.
Shak.
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3. To breed; to bring (animals) together for the purpose of breeding; as, she mated a doberman with a German shepherd.
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4. To join together; to fit together; to connect; to link; as, he mated a saw blade to a broom handle to cut inaccessible branches.
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Mate
Mate, v. i. To be or become a mate or mates, especially in sexual companionship; as, some birds mate for life; this bird will not mate with that one.
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mated
mated adj. 1. Brought together for sexual activity; bred; -- of animals.
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2. Sorted into pairs of identical size, color, or other properties; -- used of gloves, socks, etc.
Syn. -- paired.
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3. Same as married. Opposite of unmarried; as, they were a devoted couple, mated for life.
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Matelasse
Mate`las`sé" (m&adot_;`l&adot_;`s&auptack_;"), a. [F., p.p. of matelasser to cushion, to cover as with a mattress, fr. matelas mattress. See Mattress.] Ornamented by means of an imitation or suggestion of quilting, the surface being marked by depressed lines which form squares or lozenges in relief; as, matelassé silks.
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Matelasse
Mate`las`sé", n. A quilted ornamented dress fabric of silk or silk and wool.
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Mateless
Mate"less, a. [Cf. Matchless.] Having no mate.
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Matelotte
Matelote
{ Mat"e*lote (măt"&euptack_;*lōt), Mat"e*lotte (măt"&euptack_;*l&obreve_;t) }, n. [F. matelote, fr. matelot a sailor; properly, a dish such as a sailors prepare.] 1. A stew, commonly of fish, flavored with wine, and served with a wine sauce containing onions, mushrooms, etc.
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2. An old dance of sailors, in double time, and somewhat like a hornpipe.
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Mateology
Ma`te*ol"o*gy (mā`t&euptack_;*&obreve_;l"&ouptack_;*j&ybreve_;), n. [Gr. mataiologi`a; ma`taios useless, vain + lo`gos discourse: cf. F. matéologie.] A vain, unprofitable discourse or inquiry. [R.]
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Mateotechny
Ma`te*o*tech"ny (mā`t&euptack_;*&ouptack_;*t&ebreve_;k"n&ybreve_;), n. [Gr. mataiotechni`a; ma`taios vain + te`chnh art, science.] Any unprofitable science. [Obs.]
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Mater
Ma"ter (?), n. [L., mother. See Mother.] See Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater.
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Material
Ma*te"ri*al (?), a. [L. materialis, fr. materia stuff, matter: cf. F. matériel. See Matter, and cf. Matériel.]
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1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; corporeal; physical; as, material substance or bodies.
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The material elements of the universe. Whewell.
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2. Hence: Pertaining to, or affecting, the physical nature of man, as distinguished from the mental or moral nature; relating to the bodily wants, interests, and comforts; as, material well-being; material comforts.
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3. Of solid or weighty character; not insubstantial; of consequence; not be dispensed with; important; significant.
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Discourse, which was always material, never trifling. Evelyn.
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I shall, in the account of simple ideas, set down only such as are most material to our present purpose. Locke.
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4. (Logic.) Pertaining to the matter, as opposed to the form, of a thing. See Matter.
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Material cause. See under Cause. -- Material evidence (Law), evidence which conduces to the proof or disproof of a relevant hypothesis. Wharton.
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Syn. -- Corporeal; bodily; important; weighty; momentous; essential.
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Material
Ma*te"ri*al, n. The substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made.
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Raw material, any crude, unfinished, or elementary materials that are adapted to use only by processes of skilled labor. Cotton, wool, ore, logs, etc., are raw material.
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Material
Ma*te"ri*al, v. t. To form from matter; to materialize. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
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Materialism
Ma*te"ri*al*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. matérialisme.] 1. The doctrine of materialists; materialistic views and tenets; called also philosophical materialism.
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The irregular fears of a future state had been supplanted by the materialism of Epicurus. Buckminster.
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2. The tendency to give undue importance to material interests as contrasted with spiritual concerns; devotion to the material nature and its wants.
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3. Material substances in the aggregate; matter. [R. & Obs.] A. Chalmers.
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philosophical materialism The theory that matter and energy are the only objects existing within the universe, and that mental and spiritual phenomena are explainable as functions of the nervous system of people. Same as materialism{1}.
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Materialist
Ma*te"ri*al*ist (m&adot_;*tē"r&ibreve_;*&aitalic_;l*&ibreve_;st), n. [Cf. F. matérialiste.] 1. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or agents, and maintains that spiritual phenomena, so called, are the result of some peculiar organization of matter. A believer in philosophical materialism.
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2. One who holds to the existence of matter, as distinguished from the idealist, who denies it. Berkeley.
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Materialistical
Materialistic
{ Ma*te`ri*al*is"tic (?), Ma*te`ri*al*is"tic*al (?), } a. Of or pertaining to materialism or materialists; of the nature of materialism.
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But to me his very spiritualism seemed more materialistic than his physics. C. Kingsley.
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2. Primarily concerned with material objects and worldly activities, as contrasted with spiritual, moral or philosophical concerns; especially, concerned primarily with gaining money and the things that money can buy.
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Materiality
Ma*te`ri*al"i*ty (?), n. [Cf. F. matérialité.]
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1. The quality or state of being material; material existence; corporeity.
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2. Importance; as, the materiality of facts.
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Materialization
Ma*te`ri*al*i*za"tion (?), n. The act of materializing, or the state of being materialized.
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Materialize
Ma*te"ri*al*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Materialized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Materializing (?).] [Cf. F. matérialiser.] 1. To invest with material characteristics; to make perceptible to the senses; hence, to present to the mind through the medium of material objects.
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Having with wonderful art and beauty materialized, if I may so call it, a scheme of abstracted notions, and clothed the most nice, refined conceptions of philosophy in sensible images. Tatler.
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2. To regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or principles which are appropriate to matter.
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3. To cause to assume a character appropriate to material things; to occupy with material interests; as, to materialize thought.
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4. (Spiritualism) To make visable in, or as in, a material form; -- said of spirits.
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A female spirit form temporarily materialized, and not distinguishable from a human being. Epes Sargent.
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Materialize
Ma*te"ri*al*ize, v. i. 1. To appear as a material form; to take substantial shape. [Colloq.]
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2. To come into existence; as, the promised donations never materialized.
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Materially
Ma*te"ri*al*ly, adv. 1. In the state of matter.
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I do not mean that anything is separable from a body by fire that was not materially preexistent in it. Boyle.
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2. In its essence; substantially.
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An ill intention is certainly sufficient to spoil . . . an act in itself materially good. South.
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3. In an important manner or degree; essentially; as, it materially concerns us to know the real motives of our actions.
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Materialness
Ma*te"ri*al*ness, n. The state of being material.
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Materia medica
Ma*te"ri*a med"i*ca (?). [L. See Matter, and Medical.] 1. Material or substance used in the composition of remedies; -- a general term for all substances used as curative agents in medicine.
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2. That branch of medical science which treats of the sources, nature and properties of all the substances that are employed for the cure of diseases, primarily with natural preparations, rather than pure or synthetic medicines; pharmacognosy.
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Materiarian
Ma*te`ri*a"ri*an (?), n. [L. materiarius.] See Materialist. [Obs.]
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Materiated
Materiate
{ Ma*te"ri*ate (?), Ma*te"ri*a`ted (?), } a. [L. materiatus, p. p. of materiare to build of wood.] Consisting of matter. [Obs.] Bacon.
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Materiation
Ma*te`ri*a"tion (?), n. [L. materiatio woodwork.] Act of forming matter. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
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Materiel
Ma`té`ri`el" (?), n. [F. See Material.] Those objects in a complex system which constitute the materials, or instruments employed, in distinction from the personnel, or men; for example, the buildings, libraries, and apparatus of a college, in distinction from its officers; -- used in a collective sense.
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2. Specifically: (Military) The arms, munitions, baggage, equipment, provisions, etc., of an army.
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Materious
Ma*te"ri*ous (?), a. See Material. [Obs.]
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Maternal
Ma*ter"nal (?), a. [F. maternel, L. maternus, fr. mater mother. See Mother.] Of or pertaining to a mother; becoming to a mother; motherly; as, maternal love; maternal tenderness.
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Syn. -- See Motherly.
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maternalistic
maternalistic adj. showing maternal instincts; behaving as a mother should; motherly.
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Maternally
Ma*ter"nal*ly, adv. In a motherly manner.
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Maternity
Ma*ter"ni*ty (?), n. [F. maternité, LL. maternitas.] 1. The state of being a mother; motherhood.
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2. The character of a mother; maternal quality; motherliness.
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3. The maternity ward; the maternity department of a hospital.
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maternity
ma*ter"ni*ty (?), a. 1. Of or pertaining to childbirth or the period during which a woman is pregnant; as, maternity care; a maternity hospital.
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2. For use during pregnancy; as, a maternity outfit.
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maternity ward
ma*ter"ni*ty ward` (?), n. The section of a hospital devoted to assisting women during childbirth and caring for them and their newborn infants until they are released to go home.
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matey
matey adj. having the relationship of friends or pals. [colloquial]
Syn. -- chummy, pally, palsy-walsy.
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Matfelon
Mat"fel*on (?), n. [W. madfelen.] (Bot.) The knapweed (Centaurea nigra).
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Math
Math (măth), n. [AS. m&aemacr_;ð; akin to māwan to mow, G. mahd math. See Mow to cut (grass).] A mowing, or that which is gathered by mowing; -- chiefly used in composition; as, an aftermath. [Obs.]
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The first mowing thereof, for the king's use, is wont to be sooner than the common math. Bp. Hall.
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Mathematic
Math`e*mat"ic (?), a. [F. mathématique, L. mathematicus, Gr. &unr_; disposed to learn, belonging to learning or the sciences, especially to mathematics, fr. &unr_; that which is learned, learning, pl. &unr_; things learned, learning, science, especially mathematical science, fr. &unr_;, &unr_;, to learn; akin to E. mind. See Mind.] See Mathematical.
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Mathematical
Math`e*mat"ic*al (?), a. [See Mathematic.] Of or pertaining to mathematics; according to mathematics; hence, theoretically precise; accurate; as, mathematical geography; mathematical instruments; mathematical exactness. -- Math`e*mat"ic*al*ly, adv.
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Mathematician
Math`e*ma*ti"cian (?), n. [Cf. F. mathématicien.] One versed in mathematics.
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Mathematics
Math`e*mat"ics (?), n. [F. mathématiques, pl., L. mathematica, sing., Gr. &unr_; (sc. &unr_;) science. See Mathematic, and -ics.] That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations.
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&hand_; Mathematics embraces three departments, namely: 1. Arithmetic. 2. Geometry, including Trigonometry and Conic Sections. 3. Analysis, in which letters are used, including Algebra, Analytical Geometry, and Calculus. Each of these divisions is divided into pure or abstract, which considers magnitude or quantity abstractly, without relation to matter; and mixed or applied, which treats of magnitude as subsisting in material bodies, and is consequently interwoven with physical considerations.
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Mather
Math"er (?), n. See Madder.
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Mathes
Math"es (?), n. [Perh. corrupted fr. L. anthemis camomile, Gr. &unr_; .] (Bot.) The mayweed. Cf. Maghet.
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Mathesis
Ma*the"sis (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. &unr_;, from &unr_;, &unr_;, to learn.] Learning; especially, mathematics. [R.] Pope.
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Mathurin
Math"u*rin (?), n. (R. C. Ch.) See Trinitarian.
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Matico
Ma*ti"co (?), n. (Bot.) A Peruvian plant (Piperelongatum or Artanthe elongatum), allied to the pepper, the leaves of which are used as a styptic and astringent.
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Matie
Mat"ie (?), n. (Zool.) A fat herring with undeveloped roe. [Written also matty.] [Eng. & Scot.]
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Matin
Mâ`tin" (?), n. [F. mâtin.] (Zool.) A French mastiff.
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Matin
Mat"in (?), n. [F. fr. L. matutinum the morning, matutinus of the morning, Matuta the goddess of the morning. See Matutinal.] 1. Morning. [Obs.] Shak.
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2. pl. [F. matines. See Etymol. above.] Morning worship or service; morning prayers or songs.
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The winged choristers began
To chirp their matins.
Cleveland.
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3. Time of morning service; the first canonical hour in the Roman Catholic Church.
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matin
mat"in, a. Of or pertaining to the morning, or to matins; used in the morning; matutinal.
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matinal
mat"in*al (?), a. Relating to the morning, or to matins; matutinal.
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matinee
mat`i*née" (?), n. [F., from matin. See Matin.] A reception, or a musical or dramatic entertainment, held in the daytime. See Soirée.
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matrass
ma*trass" (?), n. [F. matras; perh. so called from its long narrow neck; cf. OF. matras large arrow, L. materis, mataris, matara, a Celtic javelin, pike; of Celtic origin.] (Chem.) A round-bottomed glass flask having a long neck; a bolthead.
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Matress
Mat"ress (?), n. See Matress.
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matriarch
ma"tri*arch (?), n. [L. mater mother + -arch.] 1. The mother and ruler of a family or of her descendants; a ruler by maternal right.
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2. A woman who dominates or is the most important member of a group or organization; in businesses, often the founder or owner of the largest interest.
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3. A venerated old woman.
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matriarchal
ma`tri*ar"chal (?), a. Of or pertaining to a matriarch; governed by a matriarch or matriarchs; as, a matriarchal society.
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Matriarchate
Ma"tri*ar"chate (?), n. The office or jurisdiction of a matriarch; a matriarchal form of government.
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matric
matric n. [Shortened from matriculation.] admission to a group (especially a college or university). [slang]
Syn. -- matriculation.
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Matricaria
Matricaria prop. n. A genus of chiefly Old World strong-smelling weedy herbs; it comprises plants sometimes included in other genera, such as Tanacetum and Tripleurospermum.
Syn. -- genus Matricaria.
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Matrice
Ma"trice (?), n. [Cf. F. matrice. See Matrix.] See Matrix.
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matricentric
matricentric adj. centered upon the mother. [Narrower terms: matriarchal (vs. patriarchal)]
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Matricidal
Mat"ri*ci`dal (?), a. Of or pertaining to matricide.
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Matricide
Mat"ri*cide (?), n. [L. matricidium; mater mother + coedere to kill, slay: cf. F. matricide. See Mother, and cf. Homicide.] 1. The murder of a mother by her son or daughter.
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2. [L. matricida: cf. F. matricide.] One who murders one's own mother.
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Matriculate
Ma*tric"u*late (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matriculated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Matriculating.] [L. matricula a public roll or register, dim. of matrix a mother, in respect to propagation, also, a public register. See Matrix.] To enroll; to enter in a register; specifically, to enter or admit to membership in a body or society, particularly in a college or university, by enrolling the name in a register.
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In discovering and matriculating the arms of commissaries from North America. Sir W. Scott.
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Matriculate
Ma*tric"u*late, v. i. To go though the process of admission to membership, as by examination and enrollment, in a society or college.
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Matriculate
Ma*tric"u*late (?), a. Matriculated. Skelton. -- n. One who is matriculated. Arbuthnot.
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Matriculation
Ma*tric`u*la"tion (?), n. The act or process of matriculating; the state of being matriculated.
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matrilineage
matrilineage n. The line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family; the mother's line of descent.
Syn. -- enation, cognation.
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matrilineal
matrilineal adj. tracing descent through the female line.
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Matrimoine
Mat"ri*moine (?), n. Matrimony. [Obs.]
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Matrimonial
Mat`ri*mo"ni*al (?), a. [L. matrimonialis: cf. F. matrimonial. See Matrimony.] Of or pertaining to marriage; derived from marriage; connubial; nuptial; hymeneal; as, matrimonial rights or duties.
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If he relied upon that title, he could be but a king at courtesy, and have rather a matrimonial than a regal power. Bacon.
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Syn. -- Connubial; conjugal; sponsal; spousal; nuptial; hymeneal.
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Matrimonially
Mat`ri*mo"ni*al*ly, adv. In a matrimonial manner.
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Matrimonious
Mat`ri*mo"ni*ous (?), a. Matrimonial. [R.] Milton.
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Matrimony
Mat"ri*mo*ny (?), n. [OE. matrimoine, through Old French, fr. L. matrimonium, fr. mater mother. See Mother.] 1. The union of man and woman as husband and wife; the nuptial state; marriage; wedlock.
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If either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now confess it. Book of Com. Prayer (Eng. Ed.)
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2. A kind of game at cards played by several persons.
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Matrimony vine (Bot.), a climbing thorny vine (Lycium barbarum) of the Potato family. Gray.
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Syn. -- Marriage; wedlock. See Marriage.
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matrisib
matrisib n. One related on the mother's side.
Syn. -- enate, matrikin, matrilineal kin, matrilineal sib.
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matrix
ma"trix (mā"tr&ibreve_;ks), n.; pl. Matrices (măt"r&ibreve_;*sēz). [L., fr. mater mother. See Mother, and cf. Matrice.]
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1. (Anat.) The womb.
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All that openeth the matrix is mine. Ex. xxxiv. 19.
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2. Hence: That which gives form or origin to anything; as: (a) (Mech.) The cavity in which anything is formed, and which gives it shape; a die; a mold, as for the face of a type. (b) (Min.) The earthy or stony substance in which metallic ores or crystallized minerals are found; the gangue. (c) pl. (Dyeing) The five simple colors, black, white, blue, red, and yellow, of which all the rest are composed.
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3. (Biol.) The lifeless portion of tissue, either animal or vegetable, situated between the cells; the intercellular substance.
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4. (Math.) A rectangular arrangement of symbols in rows and columns. The symbols may express quantities or operations.
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Matron
Ma"tron (?), n. [F. matrone, L. matrona, fr. mater mother. See Mother.] 1. A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.
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Your wives, your daughters,
Your matrons, and your maids.
Shak.
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Grave from her cradle, insomuch that she was a matron before she was a mother. Fuller.
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2. A housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital.
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Jury of matrons (Law), a jury of experienced women called to determine the question of pregnancy when set up in bar of execution, and for other cognate purposes.
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Matronage
Mat"ron*age (?), n. 1. The state of a matron.
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2. The collective body of matrons. Burke.
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Can a politician slight the feelings and convictions of the whole matronage of his country? Hare.
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Matronal
Mat"ron*al (?), a. [L. matronalis.] Of or pertaining to a matron; suitable to an elderly lady or to a married woman; grave; motherly.
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Matronhood
Ma"tron*hood (?), n. The state of being a matron.
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Matronize
Mat"ron*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matronized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Matronizing (?).] 1. To make a matron of; to make matronlike.
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Childbed matronizes the giddiest spirits. Richardson.
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2. To act the part of a matron toward; to superintend; to chaperone; as, to matronize an assembly.
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Matronlike
Ma"tron*like` (?), a. Like a matron; sedate; grave; matronly.
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Matronly
Ma"tron*ly, a. 1. Advanced in years; elderly.
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2. Like, or befitting, a matron; grave; sedate.
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Matronymic
Mat`ro*nym"ic (?), n. [L. mater mother + -nymic, as in patronimic.] See Metronymic.
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Matross
Ma*tross" (?), n. [D. matroos, fr. F. matelot.] (Mil.) Formerly, in the British service, a gunner or a gunner's mate; one of the soldiers in a train of artillery, who assisted the gunners in loading, firing, and sponging the guns. [Obs.]
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Matt
Matt (?), n. See Matte. Knight.
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Mattages
Mat`ta*ges" (?), n. (Zool.) A shrike or butcher bird; -- written also matagasse. [Prov. Eng.]
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Mattamore
Mat"ta*more` (?), n. [F. matamore, from Ar. ma&tsdot_;mōra.] A subterranean repository for wheat.
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Matte
Matte (măt), n. [F. matte; cf. F. mat, masc., matte, fem., faint, dull, dim; -- said of metals. See Mate checkmate.] 1. (Metallurgy) A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating the metal from associated iron ores, and called coarse metal, fine metal, etc., according to the grade of fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color.
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2. A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is purposely deprived of gloss.
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matte
matte (măt), a. Having a dull, lusterless surface finish; opposed to glossy or polished; as, a matte photograph; a proof coin with matte figures on a polished field.
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Matted
Mat"ted (?), a. [See Matte.] Having a dull surface; lusterless; unburnished; same as matte; as, matted gold leaf or gilding.
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Matted glass, glass ornamented with figures on a dull ground.
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Matted
Mat"ted, a. [See 3d Mat.] 1. Covered with a mat or mats; as, a matted floor.
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2. Tangled closely together; having its parts adhering closely together; as, matted hair.
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Matter
Mat"ter (?), n. [OE. matere, F. matière, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. Mother, Madeira, Material.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.
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He is the matter of virtue. B. Jonson.
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2. That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.
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&hand_; Matter is usually divided by philosophical writers into three kinds or classes: solid, liquid, and gaseous. Solid substances are those whose parts firmly cohere and resist impression, as wood or stone. Liquids have free motion among their parts, and easily yield to impression, as water and wine. Gaseous substances are elastic fluids, called vapors and gases, as air and oxygen gas.
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3. That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme. “If the matter should be tried by duel.” Bacon.
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Son of God, Savior of men! Thy name
Shall be the copious matter of my song.
Milton.
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Every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge. Ex. xviii. 22.
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4. That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.
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To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology. Bacon.
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Some young female seems to have carried matters so far, that she is ripe for asking advice. Spectator.
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5. Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; -- chiefly in the phrases what matter? no matter, and the like.
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A prophet some, and some a poet, cry;
No matter which, so neither of them lie.
Dryden.
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6. Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.
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And this is the matter why interpreters upon that passage in Hosea will not consent it to be a true story, that the prophet took a harlot to wife. Milton.
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7. Amount; quantity; portion; space; -- often indefinite.
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Away he goes, . . . a matter of seven miles. L' Estrange.
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I have thoughts to tarry a small matter. Congreve.
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No small matter of British forces were commanded over sea the year before. Milton.
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8. Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.
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9. (Metaph.) That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; -- opposed to form. Mansel.
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10. (Print.) Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.
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Dead matter (Print.), type which has been used, or which is not to be used, in printing, and is ready for distribution. -- Live matter (Print.), type set up, but not yet printed from. -- Matter in bar, Matter of fact. See under Bar, and Fact. -- Matter of record, anything recorded. -- Upon the matter, or Upon the whole matter, considering the whole; taking all things into view; all things considered.
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Waller, with Sir William Balfour, exceeded in horse, but were, upon the whole matter, equal in foot. Clarendon.
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Matter
Mat"ter (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mattered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mattering.] 1. To be of importance; to import; to signify.
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It matters not how they were called. Locke.
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2. To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate. [R.] “Each slight sore mattereth.” Sir P. Sidney.
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Matter
Mat"ter, v. t. To regard as important; to take account of; to care for. [Obs.]
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He did not matter cold nor hunger. H. Brooke.
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Matterhorn
Matterhorn prop. n. A mountain in Italy and Switzerland, 14,690 feet high. According to WordNet, 14,780 feet high
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Matterless
Mat"ter*less, a. 1. Not being, or having, matter; as, matterless spirits. Davies (Wit's Pilgr.).
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2. Unimportant; immaterial. [Obs.]
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Matter-of-fact
Mat"ter-of-fact" (?), a. Adhering to facts; not turning aside from absolute realities; not fanciful or imaginative; commonplace; dry.
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Mattery
Mat"ter*y (?), a. 1. Generating or containing pus; purulent.
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2. Full of substance or matter; important. B. Jonson.
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Matteuccia
Matteuccia prop. n. A small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae.
Syn. -- genus Matteuccia, Pteretis, genus Pteretis.
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Matthew
Matthew prop. n. Saint Matthew, a disciple of Jesus; author of the first Gospel.
Syn. -- Saint Matthew, St. Matthew, Saint Matthew the Apostle, Levi.
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Matthiola
Matthiola prop. n. A genus of Old World plants grown as ornamentals.
Syn. -- genus Matthiola.
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Matting
Mat"ting (?), n. [From Mat, v. t. & i.] 1. The act of interweaving or tangling together so as to make a mat; the process of becoming matted.
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2. Mats, in general, or collectively; mat work; a matlike fabric, for use in covering floors, packing articles, and the like; a kind of carpeting made of straw, etc.
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3. Materials for mats.
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4. An ornamental border. See 3d Mat, 4.
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Matting
Mat"ting, n. [See Matte.] A dull, lusterless surface in certain of the arts, as gilding, metal work, glassmaking, etc.
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Mattock
Mat"tock (?), n. [AS. mattuc; cf. W. matog.] An implement for digging and grubbing. The head has two long steel blades, one like an adz and the other like a narrow ax or the point of a pickax.
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'T is you must dig with mattock and with spade. Shak.
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Mattoid
Mat"toid (?), n. [It. matto mad (cf. L. mattus, matus, drunk) + -oid.] A person of congenitally abnormal mind bordering on insanity or degeneracy.
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Mattoir
Mat*toir" (?), n. [F. matoir.] (Engraving) A kind of coarse punch with a rasplike face, used for making a rough surface on etching ground, or on the naked copper, the effect after biting being very similar to stippled lines.
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Mattowacca
Mat`to*wac"ca (?), n. [Indian name.] (Zool.) An American clupeoid fish (Clupea mediocris), similar to the shad in habits and appearance, but smaller and less esteemed for food; -- called also hickory shad, tailor shad, fall herring, and shad herring.
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Mattress
Mat"tress (?), n. [OF. materas, F. matelas, LL. matratium; cf. Sp. & Pg. almadraque, Pr. almatrac; all from Ar. ma&tsdot_;rah a place where anything is thrown, what is thrown under something, fr. &tsdot_;araha to throw.]
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1. A large pad stuffed with hair, moss, or other suitable soft material, and quilted or otherwise fastened, used as or in a bed, to support the human body while lying down. [Written also matress.]
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2. (Hydraulic Engin.) A mass of interwoven brush, poles, etc., to protect a bank from being worn away by currents or waves.
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innerspring mattress A variety of mattress{1} having springs inside to provide a flexible support; it is considered more comfortable than a stuffed mattress.
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Maturant
Mat"u*rant (?), n. [L. maturans, p. pr. See Maturate.] (Med.) A medicine, or application, which promotes suppuration.
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Maturate
Mat"u*rate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maturated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Maturating (?).] [L. maturatus, p. p. of maturare to make ripe, fr. maturus ripe, mature. See Mature, v. & a.] 1. To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.
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A tree may be maturated artificially. Fuller.
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2. To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).
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Maturate
Mat"u*rate, v. i. To ripen; to become mature; specifically, to suppurate.
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Maturation
Mat`u*ra"tion (?), n. [L. maturatio a hastening: cf. F. maturation.] The process of bringing, or of coming, to maturity; hence, specifically, the process of suppurating perfectly; the formation of pus or matter.
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Maturative
Mat"u*ra*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. maturatif.] Conducing to ripeness or maturity; hence, conducing to suppuration.
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Maturative
Mat"u*ra*tive, n. (Med.) A remedy promoting maturation; a maturant.
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Mature
Ma*ture" (?), a. [Compar. Maturer (?); superl. Maturest.] [L. maturus; prob. akin to E. matin.]
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1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.
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Now is love mature in ear. Tennison.
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How shall I meet, or how accost, the sage,
Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age?
Pope.
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2. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
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This lies glowing, . . . and is almost mature for the violent breaking out. Shak.
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3. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
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4. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
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Syn. -- Ripe; perfect; completed; prepared; digested; ready. -- Mature, Ripe. Both words describe fullness of growth. Mature brings to view the progressiveness of the process; ripe indicates the result. We speak of a thing as mature when thinking of the successive stayes through which it has passed; as ripe, when our attention is directed merely to its state. A mature judgment; mature consideration; ripe fruit; a ripe scholar.
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Mature
Ma*ture" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Maturing.] [See Maturate, Mature.] To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans. Bacon.
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Mature
Ma*ture", v. i. 1. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
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2. Hence, to become due, as a note.
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matured
matured adj. Fully grown.
Syn. -- full-blown.
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Maturely
Ma*ture"ly, adv. 1. In a mature manner; with ripeness; completely.
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2. With caution; deliberately. Dryden.
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3. Early; soon. [A Latinism, little used] Bentley.
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maturement
maturement n. The process of maturing; coming to full development; becoming mature; maturation.
Syn. -- maturation, maturing, ripening.
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Matureness
Ma*ture"ness, n. The state or quality of being mature; maturity.
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Maturer
Ma*tur"er (?), n. One who brings to maturity.
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Maturescent
Mat`u*res"cent (?), a. [L. maturescens, p. pr. of maturescere to become ripe, v. incho. from maturus. See Mature, a.] Approaching maturity.
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Maturing
Ma*tur"ing (?), a. Approaching maturity; as, maturing fruits; maturing notes of hand.
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Maturity
Ma*tu"ri*ty (?), n. [L. maturitas: cf. F. maturité.]
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1. The state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; as, the maturity of corn or of grass; maturity of judgment; the maturity of a plan.
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2. Arrival of the time fixed for payment; a becoming due; termination of the period a note, etc., has to run.
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Matutinal
Mat`u*ti"nal (?), a. [L. matutinalis, matutinus: cf. F. matutinal. See Matin.] Of or pertaining to the morning; early.
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Matutinary
Ma*tu"ti*na*ry (?), a. Matutinal. [R.]
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Matutine
Mat"u*tine (?), a. Matutinal. [R.]
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Matweed
Mat"weed` (?), n. (Bot.) A name of several maritime grasses, as the sea sand-reed (Ammophila arundinacea) which is used in Holland to bind the sand of the seacoast dikes (see Beach grass, under Beach); also, the Lygeum Spartum, a Mediterranean grass of similar habit.
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Maty
Mat"y (?), n. [Etymology uncertain.] A native house servant in India. Balfour (Cyc. of India).
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matzoh
matzo
matz"o, matz"oh (?), n.; pl. E. matzos or matzohs; Hebr. matzoth (#) [Heb. matstsōth, pl. of matstsāh unleavened.] A cake of unleavened bread eaten by the Jews at the feast of the Passover.
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Maucaco
Mau*ca"co (?), n. [From the native name.] (Zool.) A lemur; -- applied to several species, as the White-fronted, the ruffed, and the ring-tailed lemurs.
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Maud
Maud (?), n. A gray plaid; -- used by shepherds in Scotland.
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Maudle
Mau"dle (?), v. t. To throw onto confusion or disorder; to render maudlin. [Obs.]
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Maudlin
Maud"lin (?), a. [From Maudlin, a contr. of Magdalen, OE. Maudeleyne, who is drawn by painters with eyes swelled and red with weeping.] 1. Tearful; easily moved to tears; exciting to tears; excessively sentimental; weak and silly.Maudlin eyes.” Dryden.Maudlin eloquence.” Roscommon. “A maudlin poetess.” Pope.Maudlin crowd.” Southey.
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2. Drunk, or somewhat drunk; fuddled; given to drunkenness.
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Maudlin Clarence in his malmsey butt. Byron.
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Maudeline
Maudlin
{ Maud"lin, Maude"line (?), } n. (Bot.) An aromatic composite herb, the costmary; also, the South European Achillea Ageratum, a kind of yarrow.
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Maudlinism
Maud"lin*ism (?), n. A maudlin state. Dickens.
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Maudlinwort
Maud"lin*wort` (?), n. (Bot.) The oxeye daisy.
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Maugre
Mauger
{ Mau"ger, Mau"gre } (m&asuml_;"g&etilde_;r), prep. [OF. maugré, malgré, F. malgré. See Mal-, Malice, and Agree.] In spite of; in opposition to; notwithstanding. [Archaic]
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A man must needs love maugre his heed. Chaucer.
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This mauger all the world will I keep safe. Shak.
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Maugre
Mau"gre, v. t. To defy. [Obs.] J. Webster.
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Maukin
Mau"kin (?), n. 1. See Malkin.
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2. (Zool.) A hare. [Scot.]
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Maul
Maul (?), n. [See Mall a hammer.] A heavy wooden hammer or beetle. [Written also mall.]
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Maul
Maul, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mauled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mauling.] 1. To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound in a coarse manner.
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Meek modern faith to murder, hack, and maul. Pope.
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2. To injure greatly; to do much harm to.
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It mauls not only the person misrepreseted, but him also to whom he is misrepresented. South.
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Maule
Maule (?), n. (Bot.) The common mallow.
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Mauling
Maul"ing (?), n. A severe beating with a stick, cudgel, or the fist.
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maul-stick
maulstick
maul"stick`, maul"-stick` (?), n. [G. malerstock; maler a painter + stock stick.] A stick used by painters as a rest for the hand while working. [Written also mahl-stick and mahlstick.]
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Maumet
Mau"met (?), n. See Mawmet. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Maunch
Maunch (?), v. t. To munch. [Obs.]
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Maunch
Maunch (?), n. See Manche.
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Maund
Maund (?), n. [AS. mand, mond.] A hand basket. [Obs.] Herrick.
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Maund
Maund, n. [Hind, & Per. man.] An East Indian weight, varying in different localities from 25 to about 82 pounds avoirdupois.
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Maunder
Maund
{ Maund (?), Maund"er (?), } v. i. [Cf. F. mendier to beg, E. mendicant.] 1. To beg. [Obs.] B. Jonson. Beau. & Fl.
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2. To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently.
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He was ever maundering by the how that he met a party of scarlet devils. Sir W. Scott.
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Maunder
Maund"er, v. t. To utter in a grumbling manner; to mutter.
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Maunder
Maund"er, n. A beggar. [Obs.]
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Maunderer
Maund"er*er (?), n. One who maunders.
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Maundril
Maun"dril (?), n. [Cf. Mandrel.] (Coal Mining) A pick with two prongs, to pry with.
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Maundy
Maun"dy (?), n. [See Maundy Thursday.] 1. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper. [Obs.]
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2. The ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday.
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3. The alms distributed in connection with this ceremony or on Maundy Thursday.

&hand_; In England, the foot washing is obsolete, but the “royal maundy” is distributed annually on behalf of the sovereign. Since 1890 this distribution has been made from Westminster Abbey.
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Maundy money
Maundy coins
{ Maundy coins or Maundy money }. Silver coins or money of the nominal value of 1d., 2d., 3d., and 4d., struck annually for the Maundy alms.
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Maundy Thursday
Maun"dy Thurs"day (?). [OE. maunde a command, OF. mandé, L. mandatum, from mandare to command. See called from the ancient custom of washing the feet of the poor on this day, which was taken to be the fulfillment of the “new commandment,” John xiii. 5, 34.] (Eccl.) The Thursday in Passion week, or next before Good Friday.
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Maungy
Maun"gy (?), a. Mangy. [Obs.] Skelton.
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Mauresque
Mau*resque" (?), a. & n. See Moresque.
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Maurist
Maur"ist (?), n. [From Maurus, the favorite disciple of St. Benedict.] A member of the Congregation of Saint Maur, an offshoot of the Benedictines, originating in France in the early part of the seventeenth century. The Maurists have been distinguished for their interest in literature.
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Mauritius
Mauritius prop. n. 1. A country on the island of Mauritius.
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2. An island in the Indian Ocean.
Syn. -- Ile de France.
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Mausolean
Mau`so*le"an (?), a. [L. Mausoleus. See Mausoleum.] Pertaining to a mausoleum; monumental.
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Mausoleum
Mau`so*le"um (?), n.; pl. E. Mausoleums (#), L. -lea (#). [L. mausoleum, Gr. &unr_;, fr. &unr_; Mausolus, king of Caria, to whom Artemisia, his widow, erected a stately monument, one of the wonders of the ancient world.] A magnificent tomb, or stately sepulchral monument.
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Mauther
Mau"ther (m&asuml_;"&thlig_;&etilde_;r), n. [Cf. AS. maegþ a maid.] [Also spelled mawther, mother.] A girl; esp., a great, awkward girl; a wench. [Prov. Eng.]
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Mauvaniline
Mauv`an"i*line (?), n. (Chem.) See Mauve aniline, under Mauve.
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Mauve
Mauve (mōv), n. [F., mallow, L. malva. So named from the similarity of the color to that of the petals of common mallow, Malva sylvestris. See Mallow.] A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.
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Mauve aniline (Chem.), a dyestuff produced artificially by the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the first discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes. It consists of the sulphate of mauveïne, and is a dark brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a beatiful purple color. Called also aniline purple, violine, Perkin's mauve, etc.
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mauveine
mauve"ïne (?), n. (Chem.) An artificial organic base, obtained by oxidizing a mixture of aniline and toluidine, and valuable for the dyestuffs it forms. [Written also mauvine.]
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Mauvine
Mauv"ine (?), a. Mauve-colored.
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Maverick
Mav"er*ick (?), n. In the southwestern part of the united States, a bullock or heifer that has not been branded, and is unclaimed or wild; -- said to be from Maverick, the name of a cattle owner in Texas who neglected to brand his cattle.
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Maverick
Mav"er*ick (?), v. t. To take a maverick. [Western U. S.]
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Maverick brand
Maverick brand. A brand originated by a dishonest cattleman, who, without owning any stock, gradually accumulates a herd by finding mavericks. [Western U. S.]
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Mavis
Ma"vis (mā"v&ibreve_;s), n. [F. mauvis, Arm. milvid, milfid, milc'hhouid, Corn. melhuez.] (Zool.) The European throstle or song thrush (Turdus musicus).
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Mavourneen
Mavournin
{ Ma*vour"nin, Ma*vour"neen } (m&adot_;*v&oomacr_;r"nēn), n. [Ir. mo mhuirnin my darling; mo my + mhuirnin darling.] My darling; -- an Irish term of endearment for a girl or woman. “Erin mavournin.” Campbell.
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Maw
Maw (m&asuml_;), n. [See Mew a gull.] (Zool.) A gull.
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Maw
Maw, n. [OE. mawe, AS. maga stomach; akin to D. maag, OHG. mago, G. magen, Icel. magi, Sw. mage, Dan. mave. √103.] 1. A stomach; the receptacle into which food is taken by swallowing; in birds, the craw; -- now used only of the lower animals, exept humorously or in contempt. Chaucer.
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Bellies and maws of living creatures. Bacon.
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2. Appetite; inclination. [Obs.]
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Unless you had more maw to do me good. Beau. & Fl.
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Fish maw. (Zool.) See under Fish.
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Maw
Maw, n. An old game at cards. Sir A. Weldon.
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Mawk
Mawk (m&asuml_;k), n. [OE. mauk, maðek, Icel. maðkr; akin to Dan. maddik, and E. mad an earthworm. See Mad, n.]
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1. A maggot. [Scot.]
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2. A slattern; a mawks. [Prov. Eng.]
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Mawkin
Maw"kin (?), n. See Malkin, and Maukin.
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Mawkingly
Mawk"ing*ly (?), adv. Slatternly. [Obs.]
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Mawkish
Mawk"ish, a. [Orig., maggoty. See Mawk.] 1. Apt to cause satiety or loathing; nauseous; slightly nauseating; disgusting.
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So sweetly mawkish', and so smoothly dull. Pope.
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2. Easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious. J. H. Newman.
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3. Weakly sentimental; maudlin.
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Mawkishly
Mawk"ish*ly, adv. In a mawkish way.
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Mawkishness
Mawk"ish*ness, n. The quality or state of being mawkish. J. H. Newman.
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Mawks
Mawks (?), n. A slattern; a mawk. [Prov. Eng.]
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Mawky
Mawk"y (?), a. Maggoty. [Prov. Eng.]
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Mawmet
Maw"met (?), n. [Contr. fr. Mahomet.] A puppet; a doll; originally, an idol, because in the Middle Ages it was generally but falsely believed that the Muslims worshiped images representing Mohammed. [Obs.] Wyclif. Beau. & Fl.
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Mawmetry
Maw"met*ry (?), n. The religion of Mohammed; also, idolatry. See Mawmet. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Mawmish
Maw"mish (?), a. [Prov. E. maum soft, mellow, rotten; cf. OD. molm rotten wood, G. mulm.] Nauseous. [Obs.] L' Estrange.
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Mawseed
Maw"seed` (?), n. [Cf. G. magsamen.] (Bot.) The seed of the opium poppy.
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Mawworm
Maw"worm` (?), n. [Maw the belly + worm.] (Zool.) (a) Any intestinal worm found in the stomach, esp. the common round worm (Ascaris lumbricoides), and allied species. (b) One of the larvae of botflies of horses; a bot.
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Maxilla
Max*il"la (?), n.; pl. Maxillae (#). [L., dim. of mala jaw, jawbone.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The bone of either the upper or the under jaw. (b) The bone, or principal bone, of the upper jaw, the bone of the lower jaw being the mandible. [Now commonly used in this restricted sense.]
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2. (Zool.) One of the lower or outer jaws of arthropods.
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&hand_; There are usually two pairs in Crustacea and one pair in insects. In certain insects they are not used as jaws, but may form suctorial organs. See Illust. under Lepidoptera, and Diptera.
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Maxillary
Maxillar
{ Max"il*lar (?), Max"il*la*ry (?), } a. [L. maxillaris, fr. maxilla jawbone, jaw: cf. F. maxillaire.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to either the upper or the lower jaw, but now usually applied to the upper jaw only. -- n. The principal maxillary bone; the maxilla.
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2. (Zool.) Of or pertaining to a maxilla.
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Maxilliform
Max*il"li*form (?), a. [Maxilla + -form: cf. F. maxilliforme.] Having the form, or structure, of a maxilla.
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Maxilliped
Max*il"li*ped (?), n. [Maxilla + L. pes, pedis, foot.] (Zool.) One of the mouth appendages of Crustacea, situated next behind the maxillae. Crabs have three pairs, but many of the lower Crustacea have but one pair of them. Called also jawfoot, and foot jaw.
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Maxillo-mandibular
Max*il`lo-man*dib"u*lar (?), a. [Maxilla + mandibular.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the maxilla and mandible; as, the maxillo-mandibular nerve.
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Maxillo-palatine
Max*il`lo-pal"a*tine (?), a. [Maxilla + palatine.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the maxillary and palatine regions of the skull; as, the maxillo-palatine process of the maxilla. Also used as n.
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Maxilloturbinal
Max*il`lo*tur`bi*nal (?), a. [Maxilla + turbinal.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the maxillary and turbinal regions of the skull. -- n. The maxillo-turbinal, or inferior turbinate, bone.
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Maxim
Max"im (?), n. [F. maxime, L. maxima (sc. sententia), the greatest sentence, proposition, or axiom, i. e., of the greatest weight or authority, fem. fr. maximus greatest, superl. of magnus great. See Magnitude, and cf. Maximum.]
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1. An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.
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'T is their maxim, Love is love's reward. Dryden.
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2. (Mus.) The longest note formerly used, equal to two longs, or four breves; a large.
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Syn. -- Axiom; aphorism; apothegm; adage; proverb; saying. See Axiom.
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Maxim gun
Max"im gun` (?). A kind of machine gun; -- named after its inventor, Hiram S. Maxim.
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Maximilian
Max`i*mil"ian (?), n. [From the proper name.] A gold coin of Bavaria, of the value of about 13s. 6d. sterling, or about three dollars and a quarter.
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maximisation
maximisation n. 1. Maximization. [Chiefly Brit.]
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Maximization
Max`i*mi*za"tion (?), n. The act or process of increasing to the highest degree. Bentham.
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Maximize
Max"i*mize (?), v. t. [L. maximus greatest.] To increase to the highest degree. Bentham.
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maximizing
maximizing adj. Making as great as possible; increasing tothe highest degree.
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Maximum
Max"i*mum (?), n.; pl. Maxima (#). [L., neut. from maximus the greatest. See Maxim.] The greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case; or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or degree; -- opposed to minimum.
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Good legislation is the art of conducting a nation to the maximum of happiness, and the minimum of misery. P. Colquhoun.
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Maximum thermometer, a thermometer that registers the highest degree of temperature attained in a given time, or since its last adjustment.
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Maximum
Max"i*mum, a. Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained; as, a maximum consumption of fuel; maximum pressure; maximum heat.
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maxwell
maxwell n. A cgs unit of magnetic flux, abbreviated Mx; it is equal to the magnetic flux passing through one sqaure centimeter which is normal to a magnetic field of one gauss.
Syn. -- Mx.
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May
May (mā), v. [imp. Might (mīt)] [AS. pres. maeg I am able, pret. meahte, mihte; akin to D. mogen, G. mögen, OHG. mugan, magan, Icel. mega, Goth. magan, Russ. moche. √103. Cf. Dismay, Main strength, Might. The old imp. mought is obsolete, except as a provincial word.] An auxiliary verb qualifying the meaning of another verb, by expressing: (a) Ability, competency, or possibility; -- now oftener expressed by can.
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How may a man, said he, with idle speech,
Be won to spoil the castle of his health!
Spenser.
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For what he [the king] may do is of two kinds; what he may do as just, and what he may do as possible. Bacon.
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For of all sad words of tongue or pen
The saddest are these: “It might have been.”
Whittier.
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(b) Liberty; permission; allowance.
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Thou mayst be no longer steward. Luke xvi. 2.
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(c) Contingency or liability; possibility or probability.
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Though what he learns he speaks, and may advance
Some general maxims, or be right by chance.
Pope.
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(d) Modesty, courtesy, or concession, or a desire to soften a question or remark.
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How old may Phillis be, you ask. Prior.
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(e) Desire or wish, as in prayer, imprecation, benediction, and the like.May you live happily.” Dryden.
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May be, and It may be, are used as equivalent to possibly, perhaps, maybe, by chance, peradventure. See 1st Maybe.
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May
May, n. [Cf. Icel. maer, Goth. mawi; akin to E. maiden. √103.] A maiden. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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May
May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days. Chaucer.
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2. The early part or springtime of life.
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His May of youth, and bloom of lustihood. Shak.
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3. (Bot.) The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn.
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The palm and may make country houses gay. Nash.
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Plumes that mocked the may. Tennyson.
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4. The merrymaking of May Day. Tennyson.
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Italian may (Bot.), a shrubby species of Spiraea (Spiraea hypericifolia) with many clusters of small white flowers along the slender branches. -- May apple (Bot.), the fruit of an American plant (Podophyllum peltatum). Also, the plant itself (popularly called mandrake), which has two lobed leaves, and bears a single egg-shaped fruit at the forking. The root and leaves, used in medicine, are powerfully drastic. -- May beetle, May bug (Zool.), any one of numerous species of large lamellicorn beetles that appear in the winged state in May. They belong to Melolontha, and allied genera. Called also June beetle. -- May Day, the first day of May; -- celebrated in the rustic parts of England by the crowning of a May queen with a garland, and by dancing about a May pole. -- May dew, the morning dew of the first day of May, to which magical properties were attributed. -- May flower (Bot.), a plant that flowers in May; also, its blossom. See Mayflower, in the vocabulary. -- May fly (Zool.), any species of Ephemera, and allied genera; -- so called because the mature flies of many species appear in May. See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral. -- May game, any May-day sport. -- May lady, the queen or lady of May, in old May games. -- May lily (Bot.), the lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis). -- May pole. See Maypole in the Vocabulary. -- May queen, a girl or young woman crowned queen in the sports of May Day. -- May thorn, the hawthorn.
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Maya
Ma"ya (mä"yä), n. 1. (Hindu Philos.) The name (in Vedantic philosphy) for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.
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2. (Hindu Philos.) the Hindu goddess personifying the power that creates phenomena. [RHUD]
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3. (Hindu Philos.) the power to produce illusions. [RHUD]
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Maya
Ma"ya (mä"y&adot_;), prop. n.; pl. Maya or Mayas. 1. the Indian people occupying the area of Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatan, together with a part of Guatemala and a part of Salvador. The Maya peoples are dark, short, and brachycephalic, and at the time of the discovery had attained a higher grade of culture than any other American people. They cultivated a variety of crops, were expert in the manufacture and dyeing of cotton fabrics, used cacao as a medium of exchange, and were workers of gold, silver, and copper. Their architecture comprised elaborately carved temples and palaces, and they possessed a superior calendar, and a developed system of hieroglyphic writing, with records said to go back to about 700 a. d.
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2. the language of the Mayas.
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Mayaca
Mayaca prop. n. A small genus of delicate mossy bog plants having white or violet flowers.
Syn. -- genus Mayaca.
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Mayan
Ma"yan (mä"y&aitalic_;n), a. 1. Designating, or pertaining to, an American Indian linguistic stock occupying the Mexican States of Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatan, together with a part of Guatemala and a part of El Salvador. See 2nd Maya.
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2. Of or pertaining to the Mayas.
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Maya arch
Mayan arch
{ Mayan arch, Maya arch }. A form of corbel arch employing regular small corbels.
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may apple
mayapple
mayapple, may apple n. 1. North American herb (Podophyllum peltatum) with poisonous root stock and an edible though insipid egg-shaped yellowish fruit; called also wild mandrake.
Syn. -- May apple, wild mandrake, Podophyllum peltatum.
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2. The fruit of the mayapple{1}.
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Maybe
May"be (?), adv. [For it may be.] Perhaps; possibly; peradventure.
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Maybe the amorous count solicits her. Shak.
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In a liberal and, maybe, somewhat reckless way. Tylor.
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Maybe
May"be, a. Possible; probable, but not sure. [R.]
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Then add those maybe years thou hast to live. Driden.
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Maybe
May"be, n. Possibility; uncertainty. [R.]
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What they offer is mere maybe and shift. Creech.
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Maybird
May"bird` (?), n. (Zool.) (a) The whimbrel; -- called also May fowl, May curlew, and May whaap. (b) The knot. [Southern U. S.] (c) The bobolink.
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Maybloom
May"bloom` (?), n. (Bot.) The hawthorn.
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Maybush
May"bush` (?), n. (Bot.) The hawthorn.
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Mayduke
May"duke` (?), n. [Corrupt. of Médoc, a province in France, where it is supposed to have originated.] A large dark-red cherry of excellent quality.
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Mayfish
May"fish` (?), n. (Zool.) A common American minnow (Fundulus majalis). See Minnow.
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Mayflower
May"flow`er (?), n. (Bot.) In England, the hawthorn; in New England, the trailing arbutus (see Arbutus); also, the blossom of these plants.
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Mayhap
May"hap (?), adv. Perhaps; peradventure. [Prov. or Dialectic]
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mayhaw
mayhaw n. The hawthorn tree (Crataegus aestivalis) of the Southern U. S. bearing a juicy acid scarlet fruit often used in jellies or preserves.
Syn. -- summer haw, Crataegus aestivalis.
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mayhem
may"hem (?), n. [The same as maim. See Maim.] 1. (Law) The maiming of a person by depriving him of the use of any of his members which are necessary for defense or protection. See Maim.
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2. Violent disorder, especially such as causes serious harm to persons or damage to property.
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Maying
May"ing (?), n. The celebrating of May Day. “He met her once a-Maying.” Milton.
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May laws
May laws. 1. See Kulturkampf, above.
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2. In Russia, severe oppressive laws against Jews, which have given occasion for great persecution; -- so called because they received the assent of the czar in May, 1882, and because likened to the Prussian May laws (see Kulturkampf).
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mayonnaise
ma`yon`naise" (?), n. [F.] A thick white sauce compounded of raw yolks of eggs beaten up with olive oil to the consistency near to that of a gel, and seasoned with vinegar, pepper, salt, etc.; -- used in dressing salads, fish, etc. Also, a dish dressed with this sauce.
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mayor
may"or (?), n. [OE. maire, F. maire, fr. L. major greater, higher, nobler, compar. of magnus great; cf. Sp. mayor. See Major, and cf. Merino.] The chief magistrate of a city or borough; the chief administrative officer of a municipal corporation. In some American cities there is a city court of which the major is chief judge. The post is usually elective, its holder chosen by the electorate of the entire city.
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Mayoral
May"or*al (?), n. [Sp., fr. mayor greater, L. major.] The conductor of a mule team; also, a head shepherd.
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mayoral
may"or*al (?), a. Of or pertaining to a mayor; as, the mayoral limousine.
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Mayoralty
May"or*al*ty (?), n. The office, or the term of office, of a mayor.
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Mayoress
May"or*ess (?), n. 1. The wife of a mayor.
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2. A woman who is mayor.
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Mayorship
May"or*ship, n. The office of a mayor.
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Maypole
May"pole` (?), n. A tall pole erected in an open place and wreathed with flowers, about which the rustic May-day sports were had.
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Maypop
May"pop (?), n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. maracock.] (Bot.) The edible fruit of a passion flower, especially that of the North American Passiflora incarnata, an oval yellowish berry as large as a small apple.
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Mayweed
May"weed` (?), n. (Bot.) (a) A composite plant (Anthemis Cotula), having a strong odor; dog's fennel. It is a native of Europe, now common by the roadsides in the United States. (b) The feverfew.
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Mazame
Mazama
{ Ma*za"ma (?), Ma*za"me (?), } n. (Zool.) A goatlike antelope (Haplocerus montanus) which inhabits the Rocky Mountains, frequenting the highest parts; -- called also mountain goat.
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Mazard
Maz"ard (?), n. [Cf. F. merise a wild cherry.] (Bot.) A kind of small black cherry.
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Mazard
Maz"ard, n. [Prob. fr. mazer, the head being compared to a large goblet.] The jaw; the head or skull. [Obs.] Shak.
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Mazard
Maz"ard, v. t., To knock on the head. [Obs.]
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Mazarine
Maz`a*rine" (?), a. Of or pertaining to Cardinal Mazarin, prime minister of France, 1643-1661.
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Mazarine Bible, the first Bible, and perhaps the first complete book, printed with movable metal types; -- printed by Gutenberg at Mentz, 1450-55; -- so called because a copy was found in the Mazarine Library, at Paris, about 1760. -- Mazarine blue, a deep blue color, named in honor of Cardinal Mazarin.
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Mazarine
Maz`a*rine", n. Mazarine blue.
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Mazarine
Maz`a*rine" (?), n. (Cookery) A forcemeat entrée.
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Mazdean
Maz"de*an (?), a. Of or pertaining to Ahura-Mazda, or Ormuzd, the beneficent deity in the Zoroastrian dualistic system; hence, Zoroastrian.
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Mazdeism
Maz"de*ism (?), n. The Zoroastrian religion.
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