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noun Date: 1787 one that deals in a market; specifically one that promotes or sells a product or service
noun Date: 1561 1. a. the act or process of selling or purchasing in a market b. the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service ...
marketing research
noun Date: 1915 research into the means of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service
noun Date: 1961 the act or process of entering into, participating in, or introducing a free market economy
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held b. market 2. the world of trade or economic activity ; the ...
I. biographical name Beryl 1902-1986 British aviator II. biographical name Edwin 1852-1940 originally Charles Edward Anson Markham American poet III. geographical name 1. ...
Markham, Mount
geographical name mountain 14,275 feet (4351 meters) Antarctica W of Ross Ice Shelf
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act, process, or an instance of making or giving a mark 2. a. a mark made b. arrangement, pattern, or disposition of marks
noun (plural markkaa; also markkas) Etymology: Finnish, from Swedish mark, a unit of value; akin to Old Norse mǫrk mark Date: 1894 the basic monetary unit of Finland from ...
adjective see Markovian
Markoff chain
noun see Markov chain
Markoff process
noun see Markov process
adjective see Markovian
Markov chain
noun Etymology: A. A. Markov died 1922 Russian mathematician Date: 1938 a usually discrete stochastic process (as a random walk) in which the probabilities of occurrence of ...
Markov process
noun Date: 1938 a stochastic process (as Brownian motion) that resembles a Markov chain except that the states are continuous; also Markov chain — called also Markoff ...
biographical name Dame Alicia 1910- originally Lilian Alicia Marks English dancer
or Markov; also Markoff adjective Date: 1944 of, relating to, or resembling a Markov process or Markov chain especially by having probabilities defined in terms of transition ...
biographical name Harry M. 1927- American economist
noun Date: 1644 a person skilled in shooting at a mark or target • marksmanship noun
noun see marksman
noun Date: 1802 a woman skilled in shooting at a mark or target
noun Date: 1916 1. an amount added to the cost price to determine the selling price; broadly profit 2. a United States Congressional committee session at which a bill is ...
markup language
noun Date: 1980 a system (as HTML or SGML) for marking or tagging a document that indicates its logical structure (as paragraphs) and gives instructions for its layout on the ...
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French marle, from Medieval Latin margila, diminutive of Latin marga marl, from Gaulish Date: 14th century a loose or crumbling ...
geographical name city W Germany in the Ruhr population 91,864
I. biographical name 1st Duke of — see John Churchill II. geographical name city E Massachusetts E of Worcester population 36,255
noun Etymology: short for marlinspike; from the appearance of its beak Date: 1917 any of several large marine billfishes (genera Makaira and Tetrapturus) that are notable ...
also marlin noun Etymology: Middle English merlyn, probably from Middle Low German marlinc, merlinc, from mēren to tie, moor Date: 15th century a small usually tarred line ...
also marlinspike noun Date: 1539 a tool (as of wood or iron) that tapers to a point and is used to separate strands of rope or wire (as in splicing)
noun see marlinespike
adjective see Marlowe I
I. biographical name Christopher 1564-1593 English dramatist • Marlovian adjective II. biographical name Julia 1866-1950 originally Sarah Frances Frost American ...
noun Date: 1756 a rock that consists of a mixture of clay materials and calcium carbonate and often contains kerogen
adjective see marl
noun Etymology: Middle English marmelat quince conserve, Portuguese marmelada, from marmelo quince, from Latin melimelum, a sweet apple, from Greek melimēlon, from meli honey + ...
Marmara, Sea of
or ancient Propontis geographical name sea NW Turkey connected with Black Sea by the Bosporus & with Aegean Sea by the Dardanelles area 4429 square miles (11,471 square ...
noun Etymology: Middle French Date: 1581 a usually tall covered cooking pot
trademark — used for an edible yeast extract
geographical name mountain 10,965 feet (3342 meters) NE Italy; highest in the Dolomites
biographical name Auguste-Frédéric-Louis Viesse de 1774-1852 Duc de Raguse French general; marshal of France
biographical name Jean-François 1723-1799 French author
also marmorean adjective Etymology: Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble Date: 1656 of, relating to, or suggestive of marble or a marble statue especially in coldness or ...
adverb see marmoreal
adjective see marmoreal
noun Etymology: Middle English marmusette kind of monkey, from Middle French marmoset grotesque figure, from marmouser to mumble, of imitative origin Date: 1679 any of ...
noun Etymology: French marmotte Date: 1607 any of a genus (Marmota) of stout-bodied short-legged chiefly herbivorous burrowing rodents of the squirrel family that have ...
geographical name river 325 miles (523 kilometers) NE France flowing W into the Seine
noun Etymology: French (crêpe) marocain, literally, Moroccan crepe Date: 1922 a ribbed crepe fabric used in women's clothing
or Dutch Marowijne geographical name river 450 miles (720 kilometers) on border between Suriname & French Guiana flowing N into the Atlantic
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin maronita, from Maron-, Maro 5th century A.D. Syrian monk Date: 1511 a member of a Uniate church chiefly in Lebanon having a Syriac liturgy ...
I. noun Etymology: probably from French maron, marron feral, fugitive, modification of American Spanish cimarrón wild, savage Date: 1666 1. capitalized a fugitive black ...
geographical name — see Mures
biographical name Clément 1496?-1544 French poet
geographical name see Maroni
noun Date: 1764 one who frustrates or ruins a plan or undertaking by meddling
biographical name John Phillips 1893-1960 American novelist
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan marca, from marcar to mark, seize as pledge, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marcōn to mark ...
I. noun Etymology: modification of French marquise, literally, marchioness Date: 1690 1. chiefly British a large tent set up for an outdoor party, reception, or exhibition ...
noun Date: 1799 1. a native or inhabitant of the Marquesas Islands 2. the Polynesian language of the Marquesans • Marquesan adjective
Marquesas Islands
or French Îles Marquises geographical name islands S Pacific N of Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia capital Taiohae (on Nuku Hiva) area 480 square miles (1248 square ...
or marquis noun (plural marquesses or marquises or marquis) Etymology: Middle English marquis, markis, from Anglo-French marquys, markys, from marche march Date: 14th century ...
noun see marquess
noun see marquetry
also marqueterie noun Etymology: Middle French marqueterie, from marqueter to checker, inlay, from marque mark Date: 1563 decorative work in which elaborate patterns are ...
biographical name Jacques 1637-1675 Père Marquette French-born Jesuit missionary & explorer in America
biographical name Donald Robert Perry 1878-1937 American humorist
noun see marquess
noun see marquess
noun (plural marquises) Etymology: French, feminine of marquis Date: 1503 1. marchioness 2. marquee 3. a gem or a ring setting or bezel usually elliptical in shape but ...
noun Etymology: marquise + -ette Date: 1908 a sheer meshed fabric used for clothing, curtains, and mosquito nets
or Marrakesh or formerly Morocco geographical name city central Morocco in foothills of the Grand Atlas population 439,728
geographical name see Marrakech
marram grass
noun Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse maralmr, a beach grass Date: 1834 any of several beach grasses (genus Ammophila and especially A. arenaria)
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: Spanish, literally, pig Date: 1561 a Christianized Jew of medieval Spain
noun Etymology: Middle English mariage, from Anglo-French, from marier to marry Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex ...
marriage of convenience
Date: 1711 a marriage contracted for social, political, or economic advantage rather than for mutual affection; broadly a union or cooperation formed solely for pragmatic ...
noun see marriageable
adjective Date: circa 1575 fit for or capable of marriage • marriageability noun
I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. being in the state of matrimony ; wedded b. of or relating to marriage ; connubial 2. united, joined II. noun (plural marrieds or ...
married name
noun Date: 1903 a surname acquired by a woman through marriage
noun Etymology: French Date: 1594 1. Spanish chestnut 1 2. marrons plural chestnuts and especially Spanish chestnuts preserved in vanilla-flavored syrup
marrons glacés
noun plural Etymology: French, literally, glazed marrons Date: 1871 marron 2
I. noun Etymology: Middle English marowe, from Old English mearg; akin to Old High German marag marrow, Sanskrit majjan Date: before 12th century 1. a. bone marrow b. ...
noun Date: 14th century 1. a bone (as a shinbone) rich in marrow 2. plural knees
noun Date: 1731 any of several wrinkled-seeded garden peas
adjective see marrow I
I. verb (married; marrying) Etymology: Middle English marien, from Anglo-French marier, from Latin maritare, from maritus married Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. ...
marry into
phrasal to become a member of by marriage
biographical name Frederick 1792-1848 English naval commander & novelist
noun Etymology: Latin Mart-, Mars Date: 14th century 1. the Roman god of war — compare Ares 2. the planet fourth in order from the sun and conspicuous for its red color ...
Marsa Matruh
geographical name — see Matruh
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Marsala, town in Sicily Date: 1806 a fortified Sicilian wine that varies from dry to sweet and is often used in cooking
geographical name city & port Italy on W coast of Sicily S of Trapani population 77,218
biographical name Wynton 1961- American jazz musician
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1841 Southern master
noun see Marseille
or Marseilles or ancient Massilia geographical name city & port SE France on Gulf of Lion population 807,726 • Marseillais noun
noun Etymology: Marseilles, France Date: 1762 a firm cotton fabric that is similar to piqué
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English mersh, from Old English merisc, mersc; akin to Middle Dutch mersch marsh, Old English mere sea, pool — more at marine ...
biographical name Dame (Edith) Ngaio 1899-1982 New Zealand writer
marsh elder
noun Date: 1611 any of a genus (Iva) of coarse shrubby composite plants of moist areas in eastern and central North America
marsh gas
noun Date: 1848 methane
marsh hawk
noun Date: 1772 northern harrier
marsh hen
noun Date: 1709 1. any of various American rails 2. bittern
marsh marigold
noun Date: 1578 a swamp herb (Caltha palustris) of the buttercup family that occurs in Europe and North America and has bright yellow flowers — called also cowslip, kingcup
I. noun also marshall Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French mareschal, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marahscalc marshal, from marah horse + scalc servant ...
marshal of the Royal Air Force
Date: 1947 the highest ranking officer in the British air force
noun see marshal I
I. biographical name Alfred 1842-1924 English economist II. biographical name George Catlett 1880-1959 American general & statesman III. biographical name John 1755-1835 ...
I. noun see marshal I II. verb see marshal II
Marshall Islands
geographical name islands W Pacific capital Majuro; part of former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; internally self-governing since 1980 • Marshallese adjective or ...
adjective or noun see Marshall Islands
geographical name city central Iowa population 26,009
noun see marshal I
geographical name town E Massachusetts N of Plymouth population 24,324
noun see marshy
noun Date: 12th century a marshy tract or area ; marsh
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a pink-flowered European perennial herb (Althaea officinalis) of the mallow family that is naturalized in the eastern United States and has ...
adjective see marshmallow
adjective (marshier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. resembling or constituting a marsh 2. relating to or occurring in marshes • marshiness noun
biographical name of Padua circa 1280-circa 1343 Italian scholar
biographical name John 1576-1634 English dramatist
Marston Moor
geographical name locality N England in North Yorkshire W of York
I. adjective Date: 1819 1. of, relating to, or being a marsupial 2. of, relating to, or forming a marsupium II. noun Etymology: New Latin Marsupialia, from marsupium Date: ...
noun (plural marsupia) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, purse, pouch, from Greek marsypion Date: 1698 1. an abdominal pouch that is formed of a fold of the skin and encloses ...
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch marct, mart, ultimately from L. mercatus market — more at market Date: 15th century 1. archaic a coming together of ...
Martaban, Gulf of
geographical name arm of Andaman Sea S Myanmar
biographical name Charles — see Charles Martel
martello tower
noun Usage: often capitalized M Etymology: Cape Mortella, Corsica Date: 1803 a circular masonry fort or blockhouse
noun (plural marten or martens) Etymology: Middle English martryn, from Anglo-French martrine marten fur, from Old French martre marten, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English ...
I. biographical name Fyodor Fyodorovich 1845-1909 Russian jurist II. biographical name Wilfried 1936- prime minister of Belgium (1979-92)
noun Etymology: Adolf Martens died 1914 German metallurgist Date: 1898 the hard constituent that is the chief component of quenched steel • martensitic adjective • ...
adjective see martensite
adverb see martensite
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek Date: before 12th century a sister of Lazarus and Mary and friend of Jesus
Martha's Vineyard
geographical name island 20 miles (32 kilometers) long SE Massachusetts in the Atlantic off SW coast of Cape Cod WNW of Nantucket • Vineyarder noun
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin martialis of Mars, from Mart-, Mars Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or suited for war or a warrior 2. relating to ...
biographical name circa A.D. 40-circa 103 Marcus Valerius Martialis Roman epigrammatist
martial art
noun Date: 1928 any of several arts of combat and self defense (as karate and judo) that are widely practiced as sport • martial artist noun
martial artist
noun see martial art
martial law
noun Date: 1933 1. the law applied in occupied territory by the military authority of the occupying power 2. the law administered by military forces that is invoked by a ...
adverb see martial
adjective Usage: often capitalized Date: 1880 of or relating to the planet Mars or its hypothetical inhabitants • martian noun, often capitalized
noun Etymology: probably from Saint Martin Date: 1589 1. a small Eurasian bird (Delichon urbica) of the swallow family with a forked tail, bluish-black head and back, and ...
I. biographical name Saint circa 316-397 Martin of Tours patron saint of France II. biographical name Archer John Porter 1910-2002 British chemist III. biographical name ...
Martin du Gard
biographical name Roger 1881-1958 French author
Martin Luther King Day
noun Date: 1969 the third Monday in January observed as a legal holiday in some states of the United States
I. biographical name Harriet 1802-1876 English novelist & economist II. biographical name James 1805-1900 brother of Harriet English theologian & philosopher
noun Etymology: Jean Martinet, 17th century French army officer Date: 1737 1. a strict disciplinarian 2. a person who stresses a rigid adherence to the details of forms and ...
I. biographical name Melquiades Rafael 1946- United States secretary of housing and urban development (2001- ) II. geographical name city W California NE of Oakland ...
noun Etymology: Middle French Date: 1584 1. a device for steadying a horse's head or checking its upward movement that typically consists of a strap fastened to the girth, ...
noun Etymology: probably alteration of Martinez (cocktail), from the name Martinez Date: 1894 a cocktail made of gin and dry vermouth; also vodka martini
biographical name Simone circa 1284-1344 Italian painter
adjective or noun see Martinique
adjective or noun see Martinique
geographical name island West Indies in the Windwards; department of France capital Fort-de-France area 425 square miles (1101 square kilometers), population 377,000 • ...
noun Etymology: Middle English martinmasse, from Saint Martin + Middle English masse mass Date: 14th century November 11 celebrated as the feast of Saint Martin
biographical name Bohuslav Jan 1890-1959 Czech composer
noun Etymology: alteration of martinet, from Middle French, probably from Saint Martin Date: 15th century martin 1
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek martyr-, martys witness Date: before 12th century 1. a person who voluntarily suffers death ...
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the suffering of death on account of adherence to a cause and especially to one's religious faith 2. affliction, torture
noun see martyr I
transitive verb see martyr I
noun Date: 1676 a writer of or a specialist in martyrology
noun Date: 1599 1. a catalog of Roman Catholic martyrs and saints arranged by the dates of their feasts 2. ecclesiastical history treating the lives and sufferings of martyrs
noun (plural -tyries) Etymology: Late Latin martyrium, from Late Greek martyrion, from Greek martyr-, martys Date: 1711 a shrine erected in honor of a martyr
I. noun Etymology: Middle English mervel, from Anglo-French merveille, from Late Latin mirabilia marvels, from Latin, neuter plural of mirabilis wonderful, from mirari to ...
biographical name Andrew 1621-1678 English poet & satirist
adjective see marvelous
or marvellous adjective Date: 14th century 1. causing wonder ; astonishing 2. miraculous, supernatural 3. of the highest kind or quality ; notably superior • ...
adverb see marvelous
noun see marvelous
geographical name — see jodhpur
biographical name Karl Heinrich 1818-1883 German politician philosopher & socialist
adjective Date: 1887 of, developed by, or influenced by the doctrines of Marx
noun Date: 1887 the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; especially a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of ...
noun Date: 1929 a theory and practice of communism developed by Lenin from doctrines of Marx • Marxist-Leninist noun or adjective
noun or adjective see Marxism
noun or adjective see Marxism-Leninism
noun Etymology: Late Latin Maria, from Greek Mariam, Maria, from Hebrew Miryām Miriam Date: before 12th century 1. the mother of Jesus 2. a sister of Lazarus and Martha ...
Mary I
biographical name 1516-1558 Mary Tudor; Bloody Mary queen of England (1553-58)
Mary II
biographical name 1662-1694 joint British sovereign with William III
Mary Jane
noun Etymology: by folk etymology (influenced by Spanish Juana Jane) Date: 1928 slang marijuana
Mary Magdalene
noun Etymology: Late Latin Magdalene, from Greek Magdalēnē a woman who was healed of evil spirits by Jesus and who saw the risen Christ near his sepulchre
Mary Stuart
biographical name 1542-1587 Mary, Queen of Scots queen of Scotland (1542-67)
geographical name — see Portlaoighise
noun Date: 1923 a member of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America founded by T. F. Price and J. A. Walsh at Maryknoll, New York in 1911
geographical name state E United States capital Annapolis area 10,460 square miles (27,091 square kilometers), population 5,296,486 • Marylander noun
Maryland Heights
geographical name city E Missouri W of St. Louis population 25,756
noun see Maryland
geographical name city NW central Washington on Puget Sound population 25,315
geographical name — see Mareotis
geographical name city E Tennessee population 23,120
noun Etymology: German, from Italian marzapane Date: 1542 a confection of crushed almonds or almond paste, sugar, and egg whites that is often shaped into various forms
noun Etymology: Spanish, mash, dough Date: circa 1896 a dough used in Mexican cuisine (as for tortillas and tamales) that is made from ground corn soaked in a lime and water ...
masa harina
noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, probably literally, flour masa (masa in the form of flour) Date: 1972 a flour made from dried masa
biographical name 1401-1428 originally Tommaso di Giovanni di Simone Guidi Italian painter
geographical name fortress town of ancient Palestine; site in SE Israel W of Dead Sea
noun (plural Masai or Masais) Etymology: Masai il-máásáì, a self-designation Date: 1857 1. a member of a pastoral and hunting people of Kenya and Tanzania 2. the ...
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu masālā materials, ingredients, spices Date: 1780 a varying blend of spices used in Indian cooking
geographical name see Masan
or formerly Masampo geographical name city & port SE South Korea on an inlet of Korea Strait E of Pusan population 448,746
I. biographical name Jan Garrigue 1886-1948 son of T.G. Czech diplomat & politician II. biographical name Tomáš Garrigue 1850-1937 Czech philosopher & statesman; 1st ...
geographical name island central Philippines in the Visayans NE of Panay area 1571 square miles (4085 square kilometers)
abbreviation masculine
biographical name Pietro 1863-1945 Italian composer
noun Etymology: probably from Italian maschera mask Date: 1886 a cosmetic especially for making the eyelashes darker and more prominent • mascaraed adjective
adjective see mascara
Mascarene Islands
geographical name islands W Indian Ocean E of Madagascar including Mauritius, Réunion, and Rodrigues
noun Etymology: Italian, from Italian dialect (Lombardy) mascarpón, augmentative of mascarpa cream cheese Date: 1932 an Italian cream cheese
noun Etymology: 2mass + concentration Date: 1968 any of the high-density regions below the surface of lunar maria that are held to perturb the motion of spacecraft in lunar ...
noun Etymology: French mascotte, from Occitan mascoto, from masco witch, from Medieval Latin masca Date: 1881 a person, animal, or object adopted by a group as a symbolic ...
geographical name town Canada in S Quebec N of Montreal population 29,556
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English masculin, from Latin masculinus, from masculus, noun, male, diminutive of mas male Date: 14th century 1. a. male b. having ...
adverb see masculine I
British variant of masculinize
noun Date: 1918 an advocate of male superiority or dominance • masculinist adjective
noun see masculine I
noun see masculinize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1858 to give a chiefly masculine character to; especially to cause (a female) to take on male characteristics • masculinization noun
biographical name John 1878-1967 English author; poet laureate (1930-67)
noun Etymology: microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation Date: 1955 a device or object that emits coherent microwave radiation produced by the natural ...
geographical name city capital of Lesotho population 71,500
abbreviation mobile army surgical hospital
I. transitive verb Date: 13th century 1. a. to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure b. crush, smash 2. to subject (as crushed malt) to the action of ...
mash note
noun Date: 1890 a usually sentimental or effusive note or letter expressing affection for the recipient
I. noun Date: 1591 one that mashes II. noun Date: 1875 a man who makes passes at women
geographical name city NE Iran population 1,463,508
or Massinissa biographical name circa 240-148 B.C. king of Numidia
I. noun Etymology: Middle French masque, from Old Italian maschera Date: 1534 1. a. (1) a cover or partial cover for the face used for disguise (2) a person ...
adjective Date: 1599 1. marked by the use of masks 2. failing to present or produce the usual symptoms ; latent
noun Date: circa 1548 a person who wears a mask; especially a participant in a masquerade
masking tape
noun Date: 1936 a tape with adhesive on one side that has a variety of uses (as to cover a surface when painting near it)
adjective see mask II
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch died 1895 German novelist Date: 1892 1. a sexual perversion characterized by pleasure in ...
noun see masochism
adjective see masochism
adverb see masochism
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English macian to make Date: 13th century 1. a skilled worker who builds by laying units of ...
I. biographical name Charles 1728-1786 English astronomer & surveyor II. biographical name George 1725-1792 American statesman in Revolution
Mason City
geographical name city N Iowa population 29,172
mason jar
noun Usage: often capitalized M Etymology: John L. Mason, died 1902 American metalsmith Date: 1888 a widemouthed jar used especially for home canning
mason wasp
noun Date: 1815 any of various solitary vespid wasps (subfamily Eumeninae) that construct nests of hardened mud
Mason-Dixon Line
geographical name the boundary line from the SW corner of Delaware N to Pennsylvania & W to approximately the SW corner of Pennsylvania; often considered the boundary between ...
adjective Date: 1786 of, relating to, or characteristic of Freemasons or Freemasonry
trademark — used for fiberboard
noun (plural -ries) Date: 13th century 1. a. something constructed of materials used by masons b. the art, trade, or occupation of a mason c. work done by a mason 2. ...
noun see freemasonry
or Masorah noun Etymology: Modern Hebrew mĕsōrāh, from Late Hebrew māsōreth tradition, from Hebrew, bond Date: 1659 a body of notes on the textual traditions of the ...
noun see Masora
or Massorete noun Etymology: French massoreth, from Late Hebrew māsōreth Date: 1653 one of the scribes who compiled the Masora • Masoretic adjective
adjective see Masorete
or Muscat geographical name town & port capital of Oman on Gulf of Oman population 100,000
also mask noun Etymology: Middle French masque — more at mask Date: 1526 1. masquerade 2. a short allegorical dramatic entertainment of the 16th and 17th centuries ...
variant of masker
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian dialect mascarada, from Old Italian maschera mask Date: 1587 1. a. a social gathering of persons wearing masks and often ...
noun see masquerade II
abbreviation Massachusetts
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mæsse, modification of Vulgar Latin *messa, literally, dismissal at the end of a religious service, from Late Latin missa, ...
mass card
noun Date: 1930 a card notifying the recipient (as a bereaved family) that a mass is to be offered for the repose of the soul of a specified deceased person
mass driver
noun Date: 1975 a large electromagnetic catapult designed to hurl material (as from an asteroid) into space
mass medium
noun (plural mass media) Date: 1923 a medium of communication (as newspapers, radio, or television) that is designed to reach the mass of the people — usually used in plural
mass noun
noun Date: 1933 a noun (as sand or water) that characteristically denotes in many languages a homogeneous substance or a concept without subdivisions and that in English is ...
mass number
noun Date: 1923 an integer that approximates the mass of an isotope and designates the number of nucleons in the nucleus
mass production
noun see mass-produce

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