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Words starting with m

Word Definition
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.
2. As a numeral, M stands for one thousand, both in English and Latin.
3. (n.) 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.
4. (n.) A brand or stigma, having the shape of an M, formerly impressed on one convicted of manslaughter and admitted to the benefit of clergy.
5. (adj.) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
6. (n.) concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solution
7. (n.) the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet
8. (n.) a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes
9. (n.) a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobytes or 10^6 (1,000,000) bytes
10. (n.) the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
11. (n.) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
M-1 1. (n.) a semiautomatic rifle
M-1 rifle 1. (n.) a semiautomatic rifle
M-theory 1. (n.) (particle physics) a theory that involves an eleven-dimensional universe in which the weak and strong forces and gravity are unified and to which all the string theories belong
M. J. Schleiden 1. (n.) German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 formulated the cell theory (1804-1881)
M.M. 1. (n.) the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds
M1 1. (n.) a measure of the money supply; includes currency in circulation plus demand deposits or checking account balances
M2 1. (n.) a measure of the money supply; M1 plus net time deposits (other than large certificates of deposit)
M3 1. (n.) a measure of the money supply; M2 plus deposits at institutions that are not banks (such as savings and loan associations)
ma 1. (n.) A child's word for mother.
2. (n.) In Oriental countries, a respectful form of address given to a woman; mother.
3. (conj.) But; -- used in cautionary phrases; as, "Vivace, ma non troppo presto" (i. e., lively, but not too quick).
4. (n.) a master's degree in arts and sciences
5. (n.) a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
6. (n.) informal terms for a mother
7. (n.) one thousandth of an ampere
ma'am 1. (n.) Madam; my lady; -- a colloquial contraction of madam often used in direct address, and sometimes as an appellation.
2. (n.) a woman of refinement
maa 1. (n.) The common European gull (Larus canus); -- called also mar. See New, a gull.
maad 1. (past v. part.) Made.
maalin 1. (n.) The sparrow hawk.
2. (n.) The kestrel.
Maalox 1. (n.) an antacid
maar 1. (n.) a flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion; often filled with water
maara shell 1. A large, pearly, spiral, marine shell (Turbo margaritaceus), from the Pacific Islands. It is used as an ornament.
Maarianhamina 1. (n.) a town that is the chief port of the Aland islands
maasha 1. (n.) An East Indian coin, of about one tenth of the weight of a rupee.
maat 1. (adj.) Dejected; sorrowful; downcast.
mabble 1. (v. t.) To wrap up.
mabby 1. (n.) A spirituous liquor or drink distilled from potatoes; -- used in the Barbadoes.
mabolo 1. (n.) 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.
mac 1. A prefix, in names of Scotch origin, signifying son.
2. (n.) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
macabre 1. (adj.) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Macaca 1. (n.) macaques; rhesus monkeys
Macaca irus 1. (n.) monkey of southeast Asia, Borneo and the Philippines
Macaca mulatta 1. (n.) of southern Asia; used in medical research
Macaca radiata 1. (n.) Indian macaque with a bonnet-like tuft of hair
Macaca sylvana 1. (n.) tailless macaque of rocky cliffs and forests of northwestern Africa and Gibraltar