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geographical name island W Indian Ocean off SE Africa; formerly a French territory; became (1958) a republic of the French Community as the Malagasy Republic (or French ...
Madagascar periwinkle
noun Etymology: Madagascar, Africa Date: 1821 rosy periwinkle
noun (plural madams) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ma dame, literally, my lady Date: 14th century 1. plural mesdames lady — used without a name as a form of ...
noun Etymology: French, from Old French ma dame Date: circa 1674 1. plural mesdames — used as a title equivalent to Mrs. for a married woman not of English-speaking ...
Madariaga y Rojo
biographical name Salvador de 1886-1978 Spanish writer & diplomat
adjective Date: 1588 marked by capriciousness, recklessness, or foolishness • madcap noun
verb (maddened; maddening) Date: 1735 intransitive verb to become or act as if mad transitive verb 1. to drive mad ; craze 2. to make intensely angry ; enrage
adjective Date: 1822 1. tending to craze 2. a. tending to infuriate b. tending to vex ; irritating • maddeningly adverb
adverb see maddening
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mædere; akin to Old High German matara madder Date: before 12th century 1. a Eurasian herb (Rubia tinctorum of the family ...
adjective Date: 1579 acting in a frenzied manner — usually used in the phrase madding crowd to denote especially the crowded world of human activity and strife
adjective see mad I
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of maken to make Date: 14th century 1. a. fictitious, invented b. artificially produced c. put together ...
adjective Date: 1900 fashioned to measurements specifically required ; custom-made
adjective Date: circa 1908 1. produced to supply a special or an individual demand ; custom-made 2. ideally suited (as to a particular purpose)
adjective Date: 1607 1. fully manufactured 2. marked by the use of makeup 3. fancifully conceived or falsely devised
I. noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Madeira Islands Date: 1596 an amber-colored fortified wine from Madeira; also a similar wine made elsewhere II. geographical name 1. ...
adjective or noun see Madeira II
noun Etymology: French, perhaps from Madeleine Paumier, 19th century French pastry cook Date: 1845 1. a small rich shell-shaped cake 2. one that evokes a memory
noun (plural mademoiselles or mesdemoiselles) Etymology: Middle English madamoiselle, from Middle French, from Old French ma damoisele, literally, my (young) lady Date: 15th ...
geographical name city S central California NW of Fresno population 43,207
biographical name Francisco Indalecio 1873-1913 president of Mexico (1911-13)
noun Date: 1687 1. a place where insane persons are detained and treated 2. a place of uproar or confusion
Madhya Bharat
geographical name former state central India; a union of 20 states formed 1948; became part of Madhya Pradesh 1956
Madhya Pradesh
geographical name state central India capital Bhopal area 114,710 square miles (297,099 square kilometers), population 48,561,170 — see Central Provinces and Berar, Madhya ...
Madinat ash Sha'b
geographical name city S Yemen; formerly a capital of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen & (as Al Ittihad ) capital of Federation of South Arabia
I. biographical name Dolley 1768-1849 née (Dorothea) Payne; wife of James American socialite II. biographical name James 1751-1836 4th president of the United States ...
Madison Avenue
noun Etymology: Madison Avenue, New York City, former center of the American advertising business Date: 1952 the American advertising industry
Madison Heights
geographical name city SE Michigan N of Detroit population 31,101
adjective see Madison II
adverb Date: 13th century 1. in a mad manner 2. to an extreme or excessive degree
noun Date: 14th century a man who is or acts as if insane
noun Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being mad: as a. rage b. insanity c. extreme folly d. ecstasy, enthusiasm 2. any of several ailments of ...
geographical name see Madura
noun Etymology: Italian, from Old Italian ma donna, literally, my lady Date: 1584 1. archaic lady — used as a form of respectful address 2. obsolete an Italian lady 3. ...
Madonna lily
noun Date: 1877 a widely cultivated Eurasian lily (Lilium candidum) with bell-shaped to broad funnel-shaped white flowers
noun Etymology: Madras, India Date: circa 1830 1. a large silk or cotton kerchief usually of bright colors that is often worn as a turban 2. a. a fine plain-woven ...
geographical name 1. — see Tamil Nadu 2. (or Chennai) city & port S India capital of Tamil Nadu population 3,841,396 • Madrasi noun
noun see madrassa
noun see madrassa
noun see Madras
or madrasa; also madrassah or madrasah noun Etymology: Arabic madrasa Date: 1662 a Muslim school, college, or university that is often part of a mosque
noun see madrassa
Madre de Dios
geographical name river about 700 miles (1126 kilometers) rising in SE Peru & flowing E into the Beni in Brazil
Madre, Laguna
geographical name inlet of Gulf of Mexico S Texas between Padre Island & mainland
noun Etymology: French madrépore, from Italian madrepora, from madre mother (from Latin mater) + poro pore (from Latin porus) — more at mother Date: 1751 any of various ...
adjective or noun see madrepore
adjective see madrepore
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary madrepore + 1-ite (segment); from the resemblances of the perforations to those of a madrepore Date: 1877 a perforated or ...
geographical name 1. province central Spain in NW New Castile area 3087 square miles (7995 square kilometers), population 4,947,555 2. city, its capital & capital of Spain ...
noun Etymology: Italian madrigale, probably from Medieval Latin matricale, from neuter of *matricalis simple, from Late Latin, of the womb, from Latin matric-, matrix womb, ...
adjective see madrigal
noun see madrigal
noun Etymology: French (consommé) madrilène, literally, Madrid consommé Date: 1907 a consommé flavored with tomato
adjective or noun see Madrid
noun see Madrid
noun see madrone
or madrona; also madrono noun Etymology: Spanish madroño Date: 1841 any of several evergreen trees (genus Arbutus) of the heath family; especially one (A. menziesii) of the ...
noun see madrone
or Dutch Madoera geographical name island Indonesia off coast of NE Java area (with adjacent islands) 2113 square miles (5494 square kilometers), population 1,858,183 • ...
geographical name city S India in S Tamil Nadu population 940,989
adjective or noun see Madura
noun (plural -ros) Etymology: Spanish, from maduro ripe, from Latin maturus — more at mature Date: 1850 a dark-colored relatively strong cigar
noun Date: 15th century a woman who is or acts as if insane
noun Date: 1597 1. alyssum 1 2. a low hairy annual European herb (Asperugo procumbens) of the borage family with blue flowers and a root used as a substitute for madder
or MA Ed abbreviation master of arts in education
Mae West
noun Etymology: Mae West died 1980 American actress noted for her full figure Date: 1940 an inflatable life jacket in the form of a collar extending down the chest that was ...
geographical name — see Menderes 1
I. noun Etymology: Latin, from Gaius Maecenas died 8 B.C. Roman statesman & patron of literature Date: 1542 a generous patron especially of literature or art II. biographical ...
noun Etymology: obsolete Dutch (now maalstroom), from malen to grind + strom stream Date: 1682 1. a powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given ...
noun Etymology: Latin maenad-, maenas, from Greek mainad-, mainas, from mainesthai to be mad; akin to Greek menos spirit — more at mind Date: 1579 1. bacchante 2. an ...
adjective see maenad
biographical name Nicolaes 1634-1693 also called Nicolas Maas Dutch painter
adjective or adverb Etymology: Italian, from Latin majestosus, from majestas majesty Date: circa 1724 majestic and stately — used as a direction in music
geographical name see Maastricht
noun (plural maestros or maestri) Etymology: Italian, literally, master, from Latin magister — more at master Date: 1724 a master usually in an art; especially an eminent ...
biographical name Maurice-Polydore-Marie-Bernard 1862-1949 Belgian poet, dramatist, & essayist • Maeterlinckian adjective
adjective see Maeterlinck
intransitive verb Etymology: back-formation from Mafeking Night, English celebration of the lifting of the siege of Mafeking, South Africa, May 17, 1900 Date: 1900 to ...
I. noun Etymology: Mafia, Maffia, a Sicilian secret criminal society, from Italian dialect (Sicily), probably from mafiusu Date: 1875 1. a. a secret criminal society of ...
adjective Etymology: New Latin magnesium + Latin ferrum iron + English -ic Date: 1912 of, relating to, or being a group of usually dark-colored minerals rich in magnesium and ...
geographical name town N Republic of South Africa in North West province population 6515
noun (plural mafiosi) Etymology: Italian, from Italian dialect (Sicily) mafiusu gallant, swaggerer, perhaps alteration of marfusu scoundrel Date: 1875 a member of the Mafia ...
I. noun Date: 1796 magazine II. abbreviation 1. magnesium 2. magnetism 3. magneto 4. magnitude
mag tape
noun Date: 1960 magnetic tape
geographical name city & port E Russia in Asia on N shore of Sea of Okhotsk population 152,000
geographical name ancient kingdom India including Bihar S of the Ganges
geographical name — see Punta Arenas
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Occitan, from Arabic makhāzin, plural of makhzan storehouse Date: 1583 1. a place where goods or supplies are stored ; warehouse 2. ...
noun Date: 1821 a person who writes for or edits a magazine
geographical name city of N ancient Palestine on W shore of Sea of Galilee N of Tiberias
or magdalene noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Mary Magdalen or Magdalene woman healed by Jesus of evil spirits (Luke 8:2), considered identical with a reformed ...
Magdalen Islands
or French Îles de la Madeleine geographical name islands Canada in Quebec in Gulf of St. Lawrence between Newfoundland & Prince Edward Island area 102 square miles (265 square ...
geographical name river 956 miles (1538 kilometers) Colombia flowing N into the Caribbean
noun see magdalen
adjective Etymology: French magdalénien, from La Madeleine, rock shelter in southwest France Date: 1885 of or relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture characterized by ...
geographical name city central Germany on the Elbe capital of Saxony-Anhalt population 275,238
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin magus Date: 14th century magus
biographical name Ferdinand circa 1480-1521 Portuguese Fernão de Magalhães Portuguese navigator & explorer
Magellan, Strait of
geographical name strait 350 miles (563 kilometers) long at S end of South America between mainland & Tierra del Fuego (Archipelago)
Magellanic Cloud
noun Etymology: Ferdinand Magellan Date: circa 1686 either of the two small galaxies that appear as conspicuous patches of light near the south celestial pole and are ...
Magellanic penguin
noun Date: 1826 a penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) of the southern tip of South America and surrounding islands that has a pink mark above the eyes and two broad black bands ...
Magen David
or Mogen David noun Etymology: Hebrew māghēn Dāwīdh, literally, shield of David Date: circa 1904 a hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism
noun Etymology: Magenta, Italy Date: 1860 1. fuchsin 2. a deep purplish red
geographical name island Norway in Arctic Ocean off N coast area 111 square miles (288 square kilometers)
Maggiore, Lake
geographical name lake 40 miles (64 kilometers) long N Italy & S Switzerland traversed by Ticino River
noun Etymology: Middle English magot, probably alteration of mathek, maddok; akin to Middle Low German mēdeke maggot, Old Norse mathkr, Old English matha Date: 14th century ...
adjective see maggot
geographical name district central Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 221 square miles (575 square kilometers), population 35,874
or Maghrib geographical name 1. NW Africa &, at time of the Moorish occupation, Spain — now considered to include Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, & sometimes Libya 2. (or El ...
adjective or noun see Maghreb
adjective or noun see Maghreb
geographical name see Maghreb
adjective or noun see Maghreb
adjective or noun see Maghreb
plural of magus
I. noun Date: 1578 magus II. adjective Date: 1716 of or relating to the Magi • Magianism noun
noun see Magian II
I. noun Etymology: Middle English magique, from Middle French, from Latin magice, from Greek magikē, feminine of magikos Magian, magical, from magos magus, sorcerer, of ...
magic bullet
noun Date: 1940 1. a substance or therapy capable of destroying pathogens (as bacteria or cancer cells) or providing an effective remedy for a disease or condition without ...
magic lantern
noun Date: 1696 an early form of optical projector of still pictures using a transparent slide
Magic Marker
trademark — used for a felt-tipped pen
magic mushroom
noun Date: 1966 a fungus (as genus Psilocybe) containing hallucinogenic alkaloids (as psilocybin)
magic realism
noun Date: 1933 1. painting in a meticulously realistic style of imaginary or fantastic scenes or images 2. a literary genre or style associated especially with Latin ...
magic realist
noun see magic realism
magic square
noun Date: circa 1704 a square containing a number of integers arranged so that the sum of the numbers is the same in each row, column, and main diagonal and often in some or ...
adjective see magic II
magical realism
noun see magic realism
adverb see magic II
noun Date: 14th century 1. one skilled in magic; especially sorcerer 2. one who performs tricks of illusion and sleight of hand
biographical name André 1877-1932 French politician
Maginot Line
noun Etymology: André Maginot died 1932 French minister of war Date: 1936 1. a line of defensive fortifications built before World War II to protect the eastern border of ...
adjective Etymology: Late Latin magisterialis of authority, from magisterium office of a master, from magister Date: 1632 1. a. (1) of, relating to, or having the ...
adverb see magisterial
noun Etymology: Latin Date: 1866 teaching authority especially of the Roman Catholic Church
noun (plural -cies) Date: circa 1585 1. the state of being a magistrate 2. the office, power, or dignity of a magistrate 3. a body of magistrates 4. the district under a ...
adjective Etymology: Late Latin magistralis, from Latin magistr-, magister Date: 1605 magisterial 1a • magistrally adverb
adverb see magistral
noun Etymology: Middle English magestrat, from Latin magistratus magistracy, magistrate, from magistr-, magister master, political superior — more at master Date: 14th ...
magistrate's court
noun Date: 1867 1. police court 2. a court that has minor civil and criminal jurisdiction
adjective see magistrate
noun Date: 1672 magistracy
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: magnetic levitation Date: 1969 1. the use of the physical properties of magnetic fields generated by superconducting magnets to ...
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin magmat-, magma, from Greek, thick unguent, from massein to knead — more at mingle Date: 15th century 1. archaic dregs, sediment ...
adjective see magma
Magna Carta
also Magna Charta noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, great charter Date: 15th century 1. a charter of liberties to which the English barons ...
Magna Charta
noun see Magna Carta
magna cum laude
adverb or adjective Etymology: Latin Date: 1900 with great distinction — compare cum laude, summa cum laude
magna est veritas et praevalebit
foreign term Etymology: Latin truth is mighty and will prevail
Magna Graecia
geographical name the ancient Greek colonies in S Italian Peninsula including Tarentum, Sybaris, Crotona, Heraclea, & Neapolis
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. the quality of being magnanimous ; loftiness of spirit enabling one to bear trouble calmly, to disdain meanness and pettiness, and to ...
adjective Etymology: Latin magnanimus, from magnus great + animus spirit — more at much, animate Date: 1567 1. showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit 2. ...
adverb see magnanimous
noun see magnanimous
noun Etymology: Middle English magnates, plural, from Late Latin, from Latin magnus Date: 15th century a person of rank, power, influence, or distinction often in a specified ...
noun Etymology: New Latin, from magnes carneus, a white earth, literally, flesh magnet Date: 1755 magnesium oxide — compare milk of magnesia • magnesian adjective
geographical name — see Manisa
adjective see magnesia
noun Date: 1815 native magnesium carbonate used especially in making refractories and magnesium oxide
noun Etymology: New Latin, from magnesia Date: 1812 a silver-white malleable ductile light metallic element that occurs abundantly in nature and is used in metallurgical and ...
magnesium carbonate
noun Date: 1869 a carbonate of magnesium; especially a white crystalline salt MgCO3 that occurs naturally as dolomite and magnesite
magnesium chloride
noun Date: 1866 a bitter deliquescent salt MgCl2 used especially as a source of magnesium metal
magnesium hydroxide
noun Date: circa 1909 a slightly alkaline crystalline compound Mg(OH)2 used especially as a laxative and gastric antacid
magnesium oxide
noun Date: 1866 a white highly infusible compound MgO used especially in refractories, cements, insulation, and fertilizers, in rubber manufacture, and in medicine as an ...
magnesium sulfate
noun Date: 1869 a sulfate of magnesium: as a. a white salt MgSO4 used in medicine and in industry b. Epsom salts
noun Etymology: Middle English magnete, from Anglo-French, from Latin magnet-, magnes, from Greek magnēs (lithos), literally, stone of Magnesia, ancient city in Asia Minor ...
magnet school
noun Date: 1968 a school with superior facilities and staff and often a specialized curriculum designed to attract pupils from throughout a city or school district
or magneto- combining form Etymology: Latin magnet-, magnes 1. magnetic force 2. magnetism ; magnetic 3. magnetoelectric 4. magnetosphere
I. adjective Date: 1611 1. possessing an extraordinary power or ability to attract 2. a. of or relating to a magnet or to magnetism b. of, relating to, or ...
magnetic bubble
noun Date: 1969 a tiny movable magnetized cylindrical volume in a thin magnetic material that along with other like volumes can be used to represent a bit of information (as ...
magnetic disk
noun Date: circa 1960 disk 4b
magnetic equator
noun Date: 1832 an imaginary line roughly parallel to the geographical equator and passing through those points where a magnetic needle has no dip
magnetic field
noun Date: 1845 the portion of space near a magnetic body or a current-carrying body in which the magnetic forces due to the body or current can be detected
magnetic flux
noun Date: 1896 a measure of magnetic induction represented by lines of force
magnetic levitation
noun Date: 1966 maglev 1
magnetic mirror
noun Date: 1952 a magnetic field that confines a plasma by reflecting ions back toward the main plasma concentration
magnetic moment
noun Date: 1865 a vector quantity that is a measure of the torque exerted on a magnetic system (as a bar magnet or dipole) when placed in a magnetic field and that for a ...
magnetic north
noun Date: 1812 the northerly direction in the earth's magnetic field indicated by the north-seeking pole of a compass needle
magnetic pole
noun Date: 1701 1. either of two small regions which are located respectively in the polar areas of the northern and southern hemispheres and toward which a compass needle ...
magnetic quantum number
noun Date: 1923 an integer that expresses the component of the quantized angular momentum of an electron, atom, or molecule in the direction of an externally applied magnetic ...
magnetic recorder
noun see magnetic recording
magnetic recording
noun Date: 1945 the process of recording sound, data (as for a computer), or a television program by producing varying local magnetization of a moving tape or disc • ...
magnetic resonance
noun Date: 1903 the excitation of particles (as atomic nuclei or electrons) in a magnetic field by exposure to electromagnetic radiation of a specific frequency
magnetic resonance imaging
noun Date: 1977 a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the ...
magnetic storm
noun Date: circa 1855 a marked temporary disturbance of the earth's magnetic field held to be related to sunspots
magnetic tape
noun Date: 1937 a thin ribbon (as of plastic) coated with a magnetic material on which information (as sound or television images) may be stored
adverb see magnetic I
British variant of magnetize
noun Date: 1616 1. a. a class of physical phenomena that include the attraction for iron observed in lodestone and a magnet, are inseparably associated with moving ...
noun Date: 1851 a black isometric mineral of the spinel group that is an oxide of iron and an important iron ore
adjective see magnetize
noun Date: 1801 an instance of magnetizing or the state of being magnetized; also the degree to which a body is magnetized
transitive verb (-tized; -tizing) Date: 1801 1. to induce magnetic properties in 2. to attract like a magnet ; charm • magnetizable adjective • magnetizer noun
noun see magnetize
noun (plural -tos) Date: 1882 a magnetoelectric machine; especially an alternator with permanent magnets used to generate current for the ignition in an internal combustion ...
combining form see magnet-
also magneto-optical adjective Date: 1848 of, relating to, or utilizing the influence of a magnetic field upon light • magneto-optics noun plural but singular or plural ...
adjective see magneto-optic
noun plural but singular or plural in construction see magneto-optic
adjective Date: 1831 relating to or characterized by electromotive forces developed by magnetic means
noun Date: 1968 a noninvasive technique that detects and records the magnetic field associated with electrical activity in the brain
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1962 the study of magnetohydrodynamic phenomena ; magnetohydrodynamics
noun Date: 1847 an automatic instrument for recording measurements of a magnetic field (as of the earth or the sun)
noun plural but singular or plural in construction see magnetohydrodynamic
noun Date: 1827 an instrument used to detect the presence of a metallic object or to measure the intensity of a magnetic field • magnetometric adjective • magnetometry ...
adjective see magnetometer
noun see magnetometer
magnetomotive force
noun Date: 1883 a force that is the cause of a flux of magnetic induction
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary magnet- + 2-on Date: 1911 a unit of the quantized magnetic moment of a particle (as an atom)
noun Date: 1962 the outer boundary of a magnetosphere
noun Date: 1927 a change in electrical resistance due to the presence of a magnetic field • magnetoresistive adjective
adjective see magnetoresistance
noun Date: 1959 a region of space surrounding a celestial object (as a planet or star) that is dominated by the object's magnetic field so that charged particles are trapped ...
adjective see magnetosphere
adjective Date: 1893 of, relating to, or being a stationary magnetic field
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary magnet- + -striction (as in constriction) Date: 1896 the change in the dimensions of a ferromagnetic body caused by a ...
adjective see magnetostriction
adverb see magnetostriction
noun Etymology: blend of magnet and -tron Date: 1921 a vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons is controlled by an applied magnetic field to generate power at microwave ...
magni nominis umbra
foreign term Etymology: Latin the shadow of a great name
adjective Etymology: Middle French magnifique, from Latin magnificus Date: 15th century 1. magnificent 2 2. imposing in size or dignity 3. a. sublime, exalted b. ...
adjective see magnific
adverb see magnific
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, magnifies, from magnificare to magnify; from the first word of the canticle Date: 13th century 1. capitalized a. the canticle ...
noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of magnifying 2. a. the state of being magnified b. the apparent enlargement of an object by an optical instrument — called also ...
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin magnificentia, from magnificus noble in character, magnificent, from magnus great + -ficus -fic — more at much ...
adjective Date: 15th century 1. great in deed or exalted in place — used only of former famous rulers 2. marked by stately grandeur and lavishness 3. sumptuous in ...
adverb see magnificent
noun (plural -coes or -cos) Etymology: Italian, from magnifico, adjective, magnificent, from Latin magnificus Date: 1573 1. a nobleman of Venice 2. a person of high ...
noun Date: 1550 one that magnifies; especially a lens or combination of lenses that makes something appear larger
verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English magnifien, from Anglo-French magnifier, from Latin magnificare, from magnificus Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. ...
noun Etymology: Latin magniloquentia, from magniloquus magniloquent, from magnus + loqui to speak Date: circa 1623 the quality or state of being magniloquent
adjective Etymology: back-formation from magniloquence Date: 1640 speaking in or characterized by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner • magniloquently adverb
adverb see magniloquent
geographical name city W Russia in Asia on Ural River population 441,000
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin magnitudo, from magnus Date: 15th century 1. a. great size or extent b. (1) spatial quality ; size ...
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Pierre Magnol died 1715 French botanist Date: 1748 any of a genus (Magnolia of the family Magnoliaceae, the magnolia family) of American and ...
noun Etymology: Latin, neuter of magnus great Date: 1788 a large wine bottle holding about 1.5 liters
trademark — used for revolvers
magnum opus
noun Etymology: Latin Date: 1791 a great work; especially the greatest achievement of an artist or writer
I. noun Etymology: Mag (nickname for Margaret) + 1pie Date: 1598 1. any of various birds (especially Pica pica) related to the jays but having a long graduated tail and ...
biographical name René (-François-Ghislain) 1898-1967 Belgian painter
biographical name Ramon 1907-1957 president of Philippines (1953-57)
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Taino Date: 1555 1. any of various fleshy-leaved agaves (as the century plant) 2. any of several hard fibers derived from magueys; especially ...
noun (plural magi) Etymology: Latin, from Greek magos — more at magic Date: 1555 1. a. a member of a hereditary priestly class among the ancient Medes and Persians b. ...
noun Etymology: Hungarian Date: 1797 1. a member of the dominant people of Hungary 2. Hungarian 2 • Magyar adjective
geographical name — see Hungary
or mahjong noun Etymology: from Mah-Jongg, a trademark Date: 1920 a game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with 144 tiles that are drawn and discarded until ...
geographical name city & port NW Madagascar population 121,967
Mahalla El Kubra, El
geographical name — see El Mahalla El Kubra
foreign term Etymology: Hawaiian thank you
geographical name river about 560 miles (900 kilometers) E India flowing into Bay of Bengal in Orissa through several mouths
or maharajah noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu mahārāja, from Sanskrit, from mahat great + rājan raja; akin to Latin rex king — more at much, royal Date: 1698 a Hindu prince ...
noun see maharaja
noun see maharani
or maharanee noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu mahārānī, from mahā great (from Sanskrit mahat) + rānī rani Date: circa 1855 1. the wife of a maharaja 2. a Hindu princess ...
geographical name 1. region W central India S of the Narmada; the original home of the Marathas 2. state W India bordering on Arabian Sea, formed 1960 from SE part of former ...
noun Etymology: Sanskrit mah{auline}rṣi, from mahat + ṛṣi sage and poet Date: 1785 a Hindu teacher of mystical knowledge
noun Etymology: Sanskrit mahātman, from mahātman great-souled, from mahat + ātman soul — more at atman Date: 1923 1. a person to be revered for high-mindedness, ...
noun Etymology: Sanskrit mahāyāna, literally, great vehicle Date: 1855 a liberal and theistic branch of Buddhism comprising sects chiefly in China and Japan, recognizing a ...
noun or adjective see Mahayana
adjective see Mahayana
noun Etymology: Arabic mahdī, literally, one rightly guided Date: 1626 1. the expected messiah of Muslim tradition 2. a Muslim leader who assumes a messianic role • ...
noun see Mahdi

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