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moorage
noun Date: 1648 1. an act of mooring 2. a place to moor
Moore
I. biographical name George 1852-1933 Irish author II. biographical name George Edward 1873-1958 English philosopher III. biographical name Henry 1898-1986 British ...
Moore's law
noun Usage: often capitalized L Etymology: Gordon E. Moore b1929 American computer industry executive Date: 1980 an axiom of microprocessor development usually holding that ...
Mooréa
geographical name island S Pacific in Society Islands NW of Tahiti area over 50 square miles (130 square kilometers)
Moorhead
geographical name city W Minnesota on Red River opposite Fargo, North Dakota population 32,177
moorhen
noun Date: 14th century an aquatic bird (Gallinula chloropus) of the rail family that is widespread in the New World, Eurasia, and Africa and that has a red bill, red frontal ...
mooring
noun Date: 15th century 1. an act of making fast a boat or aircraft with lines or anchors 2. a. a place where or an object to which something (as a craft) can be moored ...
Moorish
adjective see Moor
moorland
noun Date: before 12th century land consisting of moors ; a stretch of moor
Moorpark
geographical name city SW California W of Los Angeles population 31,415
moose
noun (plural moose) Etymology: of Algonquian origin; akin to Massachusett moos moose Date: 1603 1. a ruminant mammal (Alces alces) with humped shoulders, long legs, and ...
Moose
geographical name river 50 miles (80 kilometers) Canada in NE Ontario flowing NE into James Bay; estuary of Abitibi, Mattagami, & other rivers
Moose Jaw
geographical name city Canada in S Saskatchewan W of Regina population 32,131
Moosehead Lake
geographical name lake 35 miles (56 kilometers) long NW central Maine
moot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mōt, gemōt; akin to Middle High German muoze meeting Date: before 12th century 1. a deliberative assembly primarily for ...
moot court
noun Date: 1788 a mock court in which law students argue hypothetical cases for practice
mop
I. noun Etymology: Middle English mappe Date: 15th century 1. an implement made of absorbent material fastened to a handle and used especially for cleaning floors 2. ...
mop up
verb Date: circa 1811 transitive verb 1. British to consume eagerly 2. to gather as if by absorbing; also garner 3. to overcome decisively ; trounce 4. to clear ...
mop-up
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1900 a concluding action or phase
mopboard
noun Date: 1853 baseboard
mope
I. intransitive verb (moped; moping) Etymology: probably from obsolete mop, mope fool Date: 1568 1. archaic to act in a dazed or stupid manner 2. to give oneself up to ...
moped
noun Etymology: Swedish, from motor motor + pedal pedal Date: 1955 a lightweight low-powered motorbike that can be pedaled
moper
noun see mope I
mopey
adjective see mope I
mopper
noun see mop II
moppet
noun Etymology: obsolete English mop fool, child Date: 1601 1. archaic baby, darling 2. child
moquette
noun Etymology: French Date: 1762 a carpet or upholstery fabric having a velvety pile
mor
noun Etymology: Danish, literally, humus Date: 1931 forest humus that forms a layer of largely organic matter distinct from the mineral soil beneath
MOR
abbreviation middle of the road
mora
noun (plural morae or moras) Etymology: Latin, delay; akin to Old Irish maraid it lasts Date: 1832 the minimal unit of measure in quantitative verse equivalent to the time of ...
Moradabad
geographical name city N India in NW Uttar Pradesh ENE of Delhi population 429,214
morainal
adjective see moraine
moraine
noun Etymology: French, from French dialect (Savoy) morêna Date: 1789 an accumulation of earth and stones carried and finally deposited by a glacier • morainal ...
morainic
adjective see moraine
moral
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin moralis, from mor-, mos custom Date: 14th century 1. a. of or relating to principles of right and ...
moral hazard
noun Date: circa 1917 the possibility of loss to an insurance company arising from the character or circumstances of the insured
moral philosophy
noun Date: 1606 ethics; also the study of human conduct and values
morale
noun Etymology: in sense 1, from French, from feminine of moral, adjective; in other senses, modification of French moral morale, from moral, adjective Date: 1752 1. moral ...
moralise
British variant of moralize
moralism
noun Date: 1828 1. a. the habit or practice of moralizing b. a conventional moral attitude or saying 2. an often exaggerated emphasis on morality (as in politics)
moralist
noun Date: 1621 1. one who leads a moral life 2. a philosopher or writer concerned with moral principles and problems 3. one concerned with regulating the morals of others
moralistic
adjective Date: 1865 1. characterized by or expressive of a concern with morality 2. characterized by or expressive of a narrow moral attitude • moralistically adverb
moralistically
adverb see moralistic
morality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. a. a moral discourse, statement, or lesson b. a literary or other imaginative work teaching a moral lesson 2. a. a ...
morality play
noun Date: 1879 1. an allegorical play popular especially in the 15th and 16th centuries in which the characters personify abstract qualities or concepts (as virtues, vices, ...
moralization
noun see moralize
moralize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to explain or interpret morally 2. a. to give a moral quality or direction to b. to improve the morals ...
moralizer
noun see moralize
morally
adverb see moral I
morass
noun Etymology: Dutch moeras, modification of Old French maresc, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English mersc marsh — more at marsh Date: 1655 1. marsh, swamp 2. a. a ...
morassy
adjective see morass
moratorium
noun (plural -riums or moratoria) Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin, neuter of moratorius dilatory, from Latin morari to delay, from mora delay Date: 1875 1. a. a ...
Moratuwa
geographical name city W Sri Lanka on Indian Ocean S of Colombo population 170,000
Morava
geographical name 1. river about 220 miles (354 kilometers) central Europe flowing S from E Czech Republic & forming part of the borders between the Czech Republic & Slovakia ...
Moravia
I. biographical name Alberto 1907-1990 pseudonym of Alberto Pincherle Italian writer II. geographical name or Morava region E Czech Republic S of Silesia traversed by Morava ...
Moravian
noun Date: 1555 1. a. a native or inhabitant of Moravia b. the group of Czech dialects spoken in Moravia 2. a member of a Protestant denomination arising from a 15th ...
Moravian Gate
geographical name mountain pass central Europe between Sudety & Carpathian mountains
Moravska Ostrava
geographical name — see Ostrava
Moray
geographical name 1. administrative area of NE Scotland bordering on North Sea area 864 square miles (2238 square kilometers) 2. (or Morayshire) (or Elgin) (or Elginshire) ...
moray
noun see moray eel
moray eel
noun Etymology: Portuguese moréia, from Latin muraena, from Greek myraina Date: 1926 any of numerous often brightly colored eels (family Muraenidae) that have sharp teeth ...
Moray Firth
geographical name inlet of North Sea N Scotland
Morayshire
geographical name see Moray 2
morbid
adjective Etymology: Latin morbidus diseased, from morbus disease Date: 1656 1. a. of, relating to, or characteristic of disease b. affected with or induced by ...
morbidity
noun Date: circa 1721 1. the quality or state of being morbid 2. the relative incidence of disease
morbidly
adverb see morbid
morbidness
noun see morbid
morbillivirus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from morbillus spot on the skin, pustule (from Medieval Latin, diminutive of Latin morbus) + virus Date: 1977 any of a genus (Morbillivirus) of ...
morceau
noun (plural morceaux) Etymology: French, from Old French morsel morsel Date: 1751 a short literary or musical piece
mordancy
noun Date: circa 1656 1. a biting and caustic quality of style ; incisiveness 2. a sharply critical or bitter quality of thought or feeling ; harshness
mordant
I. adjective Etymology: Middle French, present participle of mordre to bite, from Latin mordēre; perhaps akin to Sanskrit mṛdnāti he presses, rubs Date: 15th century 1. ...
mordantly
adverb see mordant I
Mordecai
noun Etymology: Hebrew Mordĕkhai Date: 1587 a relative of Esther who gave advice on saving the Jews from the destruction planned by Haman
mordent
noun Etymology: Italian mordente, literally, biting, pungent, from Latin mordent-, mordens, present participle of mordēre Date: 1806 a musical ornament made by a quick ...
Mordovia
geographical name see Mordvinia
Mordovian Republic
geographical name see Mordvinia
Mordvinia
or Mordovia or Mordovian Republic geographical name autonomous republic central Russia in Europe S & W of the middle Volga capital Saransk area 10,116 square miles (26,200 ...
Mordvinian
noun see Mordvinia
More
I. biographical name Hannah 1745-1833 English religious writer II. biographical name Henry 1614-1687 English philosopher III. biographical name Paul Elmer 1864-1937 ...
more
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English māra; akin to Old English mā, adverb, more, Old High German mēr, Old Irish mó more Date: before 12th century 1. ...
more and more
adverb Date: 13th century to a progressively increasing extent
more or less
adverb Date: 13th century 1. to a varying or undetermined extent or degree ; somewhat 2. with small variations ; approximately
more suo
foreign term Etymology: Latin in his (or her) own manner
Moreau
I. biographical name (Jean-) Victor-Marie 1763-1813 French general II. geographical name river 290 miles (467 kilometers) NW South Dakota flowing E into Missouri River
Morecambe and Heysham
geographical name town NW England in N Lancashire on Morecambe Bay (inlet of Irish Sea) population 41,187
moreen
noun Etymology: probably irregular from moire Date: circa 1691 a strong fabric of wool, wool and cotton, or cotton with a plain glossy or moiré finish
morel
noun Etymology: French morille, probably from Vulgar Latin *mauricula, from maurus brown, from Latin Maurus inhabitant of Mauretania Date: 1672 any of several edible fungi ...
morel mushroom
noun see morel
Morelia
geographical name city SW Mexico capital of Michoacán population 489,756
morello
noun (plural -los) Etymology: probably modification of Dutch dialect amarelle, marelle, from Medieval Latin amarellum, a sour cherry, from Latin amarus bitter, sour Date: ...
morello cherry
noun see morello
Morelos
geographical name state S central Mexico capital Cuernavaca area 1908 square miles (4942 square kilometers), population 1,195,059
Moreno Valley
geographical name city S California E of Riverside population 142,381
moreover
adverb Date: 14th century in addition to what has been said ; besides
mores
noun plural Etymology: Latin, plural of mor-, mos custom Date: circa 1899 1. the fixed morally binding customs of a particular group 2. moral attitudes 3. habits, manners
moresque
I. adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French, from Spanish morisco, from moro Moor, from Latin Maurus Date: circa 1611 having the characteristics of Moorish art ...
Moreton Bay
geographical name inlet of the Pacific Australia in SE Queensland at mouth of Brisbane River
morgan
noun Etymology: Thomas Hunt Morgan Date: 1919 1. a unit of inferred distance between genes on a chromosome that is used in constructing genetic maps and is equal to the ...
Morgan
I. noun Etymology: Justin Morgan died 1798 American teacher Date: 1841 any of an American breed of light strong horses originated in Vermont from the progeny of one ...
Morgan Hill
geographical name city W California SE of San Jose population 33,556
Morgan le Fay
noun Etymology: Old French Morgain la fee Morgan the fairy Date: 15th century a sorceress and sister of King Arthur
morganatic
adjective Etymology: New Latin matrimonium ad morganaticam, literally, marriage with morning gift Date: circa 1741 of, relating to, or being a marriage between a member of a ...
morganatically
adverb see morganatic
morganite
noun Etymology: J. P. Morgan died 1913 Date: 1911 a rose-colored gem variety of beryl
Morgantown
geographical name city N West Virginia population 26,809
morgen
noun (plural morgen) Etymology: Dutch, literally, morning Date: 1626 a Dutch and southern African unit of land area equal to 2.116 acres (0.856 hectare)
Morgenthau
biographical name Henry 1891-1967 United States secretary of the treasury (1934-45)
morgue
noun Etymology: French Date: 1821 1. a place where the bodies of dead persons are kept temporarily pending identification or release for burial or autopsy 2. a collection ...
Moriah
geographical name hill in E part of Jerusalem
moribund
adjective Etymology: Latin moribundus, from mori to die — more at murder Date: circa 1721 1. being in the state of dying ; approaching death 2. being in a state of ...
moribundity
noun see moribund
morion
I. noun Etymology: Middle French Date: 1563 a high-crested helmet with no visor II. noun Etymology: modification of Latin mormorion Date: 1748 a nearly black variety of ...
Morisco
noun (plural -cos or -coes) Etymology: Spanish, from morisco, adjective, from moro Moor Date: 1625 moor; especially a Spanish Moor converted to Christianity • Morisco ...
Morison
I. biographical name Samuel Eliot 1887-1976 American historian II. biographical name Stanley 1889-1968 English type designer
Morisot
biographical name Berthe 1841-1895 French painter
morituri te salutamus
or morituri te salutant foreign term Etymology: Latin we (or those) who are about to die salute thee
morituri te salutant
foreign term see morituri te salutamus
Moritz
biographical name see Maurice
Morley
I. biographical name Christopher Darlington 1890-1957 American writer II. biographical name John 1838-1923 Viscount Morley English statesman & writer
Mormon
noun Date: 1830 1. the ancient redactor and compiler of the Book of Mormon presented as divine revelation by Joseph Smith 2. Latter-day Saint; especially a member of the ...
Mormon cricket
noun Date: 1896 a large dark wingless migratory katydid (Anabrus simplex) that resembles a cricket and is found in the western United States where it is occasionally an ...
Mormon tea
noun Date: 1910 any of various ephedras of the arid southwestern United States having jointed stems used especially formerly to make a tea
Mormonism
noun see Mormon
morn
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English morgen; akin to Old High German morgan morning and perhaps to Greek marmairein to sparkle Date: before 12th century 1. dawn ...
Mornay
biographical name Philippe de 1549-1623 Seigneur du Plessis-Marly; usually called Duplessis-Mornay French Huguenot
Mornay sauce
noun Etymology: Philippe de Mornay Date: circa 1924 a cheese-flavored cream sauce
morning
noun Etymology: Middle English, from morn + -ing (as in evening) Date: 13th century 1. a. dawn b. the time from sunrise to noon c. the time from midnight to noon ...
morning breath
noun Date: 1986 halitosis upon awakening from sleep that is caused by the buildup of bacteria in the mouth from decreased saliva production
morning coat
noun cutaway 1
morning glory
noun Date: 1814 any of various usually twining plants (genus Ipomoea of the family Convolvulaceae, the morning-glory family) with showy trumpet-shaped flowers; broadly an ...
morning line
noun Date: circa 1935 a bookmaker's list of entries for a race meet and the probable odds on each that is printed or posted before the betting begins
Morning Prayer
noun Date: 1552 a service of liturgical prayer used for regular morning worship in churches of the Anglican communion
morning sickness
noun Date: 1879 nausea and vomiting that occurs typically in the morning especially during the earlier months of pregnancy
morning star
noun Date: 1535 a bright planet (as Venus) seen in the eastern sky before or at sunrise
morning-after pill
noun Date: 1957 an oral drug usually containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by ...
mornings
adverb Date: 14th century in the morning repeatedly ; on any morning
Moro
noun (plural Moros) Etymology: Spanish, literally, Moor, from Latin Maurus Date: 1886 1. a member of any of several Muslim peoples of the southern Philippines 2. any of the ...
Moro Gulf
geographical name arm of Celebes Sea S Philippines off SW coast of Mindanao
Moroccan
adjective or noun see Morocco
morocco
noun Etymology: Morocco, Africa Date: 1634 a fine leather from goatskin tanned with sumac
Morocco
geographical name 1. country NW Africa bordering on the Atlantic & the Mediterranean; a kingdom capital Rabat, summer capital Tangier area 172,413 square miles (446,550 square ...
moron
noun Etymology: irregular from Greek mōros foolish, stupid Date: 1910 1. usually offensive a mildly mentally retarded person 2. a very stupid person • moronic ...
Moroni
geographical name city capital of Comoros population 23,432
moronic
adjective see moron
moronically
adverb see moron
moronism
noun see moron
moronity
noun see moron
morose
adjective Etymology: Latin morosus, literally, capricious, from mor-, mos will Date: 1565 1. having a sullen and gloomy disposition 2. marked by or expressive of gloom ...
morosely
adverb see morose
moroseness
noun see morose
morosity
noun see morose
Morovis
geographical name city central Puerto Rico population 29,965
morph
I. noun Etymology: back-formation from morpheme Date: 1947 1. a. allomorph b. a distinctive collocation of phones (as a portmanteau form) that serves as the realization ...
morph-
or morpho- combining form Etymology: German, from Greek, from morphē 1. form 2. morpheme
morphactin
noun Etymology: probably from morph- + active + 1-in Date: 1966 any of several synthetic fluorine-containing compounds that tend to produce morphological changes and suppress ...
morphallaxis
noun (plural morphallaxes) Etymology: New Latin, from morph- + Greek allaxis exchange, from allassein to change, exchange, from allos other — more at else Date: 1901 ...
morpheme
noun Etymology: French morphème, from Greek morphē form Date: 1926 a distinctive collocation of phonemes (as the free form pin or the bound form -s of pins) having no ...
morphemic
adjective see morpheme
morphemically
adverb see morpheme
morphemics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1947 1. a branch of linguistic analysis that consists of the study of morphemes 2. the structure of a language in terms of ...
Morpheus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Date: 14th century the Greek god of dreams
morphia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Morpheus Date: 1818 morphine
morphine
noun Etymology: French, from Morpheus Date: 1828 a bitter crystalline addictive narcotic base C17H19NO3 that is the principal alkaloid of opium and is used in the form of a ...
morphinism
noun Date: 1882 a disordered condition of health produced by habitual use of morphine
morpho
noun (plural morphos) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek Morphō, epithet of Aphrodite Date: 1853 any of a genus (Morpho of the family Morphoidae) of large showy tropical ...
morpho-
combining form see morph-
morphogen
noun Date: 1950 a diffusible chemical substance that exerts control over morphogenesis especially by forming a gradient in concentration
morphogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1890 the formation and differentiation of tissues and organs — compare organogenesis
morphogenetic
adjective Date: 1884 relating to or concerned with the development of normal organic form • morphogenetically adverb
morphogenetically
adverb see morphogenetic
morphogenic
adjective Date: circa 1890 morphogenetic
morphologic
adjective see morphology
morphological
adjective see morphology
morphologically
adverb see morphology
morphologist
noun see morphology
morphology
noun Etymology: German Morphologie, from morph- + -logie -logy Date: 1830 1. a. a branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of animals and plants b. the ...
morphometric
adjective see morphometry
morphometrically
adverb see morphometry
morphometry
noun Date: circa 1856 measurement of external form • morphometric adjective • morphometrically adverb
morphophonemics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1938 1. a study of the phonemic differences between allomorphs of the same morpheme 2. the distribution of allomorphs in one ...
morris
noun Etymology: Middle English moreys daunce, from moreys Moorish (from More Moor) + daunce dance Date: 1512 a vigorous English dance traditionally performed by men wearing ...
Morris
I. biographical name Gouverneur 1752-1816 American statesman & diplomat II. biographical name Robert 1734-1806 American financier & statesman III. biographical name ...
morris chair
noun Etymology: William Morris Date: 1900 an easy chair with an adjustable back and removable cushions
Morris Jesup, Cape
geographical name headland N Greenland in Peary Land on Arctic Ocean; world's northernmost dry land
Morrison
I. biographical name Herbert Stanley 1888-1965 Baron Morrison of Lambeth English politician II. biographical name Robert 1782-1834 Scottish missionary III. biographical ...
Morrison Cave
geographical name — see lewis and clark cavern
Morrison, Mount
geographical name — see yu shan
Morristown
geographical name city E Tennessee ENE of Knoxville population 24,965
morrow
noun Etymology: Middle English morn, morwen morn Date: 13th century 1. archaic morning 2. the next day 3. the time immediately after a specified event
Morse
biographical name Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872 American artist & inventor
Morse code
noun Etymology: Samuel F. B. Morse Date: 1867 either of two codes consisting of variously spaced dots and dashes or long and short sounds used for transmitting messages by ...
morsel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mors bite, from Latin morsus, from mordēre to bite — more at mordant Date: 14th century 1. a small ...
mort
I. noun Etymology: probably alteration of Middle English mot horn note, from Anglo-French, word, horn note — more at mot Date: circa 1500 1. a note sounded on a hunting ...
mortadella
noun Etymology: Italian, from Latin murtatum sausage seasoned with myrtle berries, from murtus myrtle Date: 1613 a large smoked sausage made of beef, pork, and pork fat and ...
mortal
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French mortel, mortal, from Latin mortalis, from mort-, mors death — more at murder Date: 14th century 1. causing or ...
mortal mind
noun Date: 1875 Christian Science a belief that life, substance, and intelligence are in and of matter ; illusion
mortal sin
noun Date: 15th century a sin (as murder) that is deliberately committed and is of such serious consequence according to Thomist theology that it deprives the soul of ...
mortality
noun Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being mortal 2. the death of large numbers (as of people or animals) 3. archaic death 4. the human race 5. a. the ...
mortality table
noun Date: 1880 an actuarial table based on mortality statistics over a number of years
mortally
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a deadly or fatal manner ; to death 2. to an extreme degree ; intensely
mortar
I. noun Etymology: Middle English morter, from Old English mortere & Anglo-French mortier, from Latin mortarium Date: before 12th century 1. a sturdy vessel in which ...
mortarboard
noun Date: 1854 1. an academic cap consisting of a closely fitting headpiece with a broad flat projecting square top 2. a. hawk 2 b. a board or platform about three ...
mortarless
adjective see mortar II
mortarman
noun Date: 1862 a soldier who operates a mortar
mortgage
I. noun Etymology: Middle English morgage, from Anglo-French mortgage, from mort dead (from Latin mortuus) + gage gage — more at murder Date: 15th century 1. a conveyance ...
mortgagee
noun Date: 1584 a person to whom property is mortgaged
mortgager
noun see mortgagor
mortgagor
also mortgager noun Date: 1584 a person who mortgages property
mortice
I. noun see mortise I II. transitive verb see mortise II
mortician
noun Etymology: Latin mort-, mors death Date: 1895 undertaker 2
mortification
noun Date: 14th century 1. the subjection and denial of bodily passions and appetites by abstinence or self-inflicted pain or discomfort 2. necrosis, gangrene 3. a. a ...
mortify
verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English mortifien, from Anglo-French mortifier, from Late Latin mortificare, from Latin mort-, mors Date: 14th century transitive verb ...
Mortimer
biographical name Roger de 1287-1330 1st Earl of March & 8th Baron of Wigmore Welsh rebel
mortise
I. noun also mortice Etymology: Middle English mortays, from Anglo-French mortais Date: 15th century a hole, groove, or slot into or through which some other part of an ...
mortmain
noun Etymology: Middle English morte-mayne, from Anglo-French mortmain, from morte (feminine of mort dead) + main hand, from Latin manus — more at manual Date: 15th century ...
Morton
I. biographical name Jelly Roll 1890-1941 originally Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe American jazz composer & musician II. biographical name Levi Parsons 1824-1920 American banker & ...
mortuary
I. adjective Etymology: Latin mortuarius of the dead, from mortuus dead Date: 1514 1. of or relating to the burial of the dead 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of ...
morula
noun (plural morulae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin morum mulberry, from Greek moron Date: 1874 a globular solid mass of blastomeres formed by cleavage of a zygote that ...
morular
adjective see morula
morulation
noun see morula
mos
abbreviation months
MOS
abbreviation 1. metal-oxide semiconductor 2. military occupational specialty
Mosaic
adjective Etymology: New Latin Mosaicus, from Moses Moses Date: 1662 of or relating to Moses or the institutions or writings attributed to him
mosaic
I. noun Etymology: Middle English musycke, from Medieval Latin musaicum, alteration of Late Latin musivum, from Latin museum, musaeum Date: 15th century 1. a surface ...
mosaically
adverb see mosaic II
mosaicism
noun Date: 1926 the condition of possessing cells of two or more different genetic constitutions
mosaicist
noun Date: 1847 1. a. a designer of mosaics b. a worker who makes mosaics 2. a dealer in mosaics
mosaiclike
adjective see mosaic I
mosasaur
noun Etymology: New Latin Mosasaurus, from Latin Mosa the river Meuse + Greek sauros lizard Date: 1841 any of a family (Mosasauridae) of very large extinct marine fish-eating ...
Mosby
biographical name John Singleton 1833-1916 American Confederate cavalry officer
Mościcki
biographical name Ignacy 1867-1946 Polish chemist; president of Poland (1926-39)
Moscow
or Russian Moskva geographical name 1. river 315 miles (507 kilometers) W central Russia in Europe flowing E into Oka River 2. city capital of Russia & formerly of Union of ...
Mosel
geographical name see Moselle II
Moselle
I. noun Etymology: German Moselwein, from Mosel Moselle, river in Germany + German Wein wine Date: 1681 a white wine from the Moselle valley II. geographical name or German ...
Moses
I. noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Mōsēs, from Hebrew Mōsheh Date: before 12th century a Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery and at Mt. Sinai ...
mosey
intransitive verb (moseyed; moseying) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1829 1. to hurry away 2. to move in a leisurely or aimless manner ; saunter
MOSFET
abbreviation metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor
mosh
intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of mash or mush Date: 1983 to engage in uninhibited often frenzied activities (as intentional collision) with others near the ...
mosh pit
noun Date: 1988 an area in front of a stage where very physical and rough dancing takes places at a rock concert
moshav
noun (plural moshavim) Etymology: Modern Hebrew mōshābh, from Hebrew, dwelling Date: 1928 a cooperative settlement of small individual farms in Israel — compare kibbutz
mosher
noun see mosh
Moskva
geographical name see Moscow
Moslem
variant of Muslim
Mosley
biographical name Sir Oswald Ernald 1896-1980 English politician
Mosotho
noun (plural Basotho) Etymology: Sotho — more at Basotho Date: 1952 a member of the Basotho people
mosque
noun Etymology: earlier mosquee, from Middle French, from Old Italian moschea, from Old Spanish mezquita, from Arabic masjid temple, from sajada to prostrate oneself, worship ...
mosquito
noun (plural -toes; also -tos) Etymology: Spanish, diminutive of mosca fly, from Latin musca — more at midge Date: circa 1583 any of a family (Culicidae) of dipteran flies ...
Mosquito Coast
or Miskito Coast geographical name region Central America bordering on the Caribbean in E Honduras & E Nicaragua
mosquito fish
noun Date: 1928 any of three North American live-bearers (Gambusia affinis, G. holbrooki, and Heterandria formosa of the family Poeciliidae) used especially to control ...
mosquito hawk
noun Date: 1737 1. chiefly Southern dragonfly 2. dialect crane fly
mosquito net
noun Date: 1745 a net or screen for keeping out mosquitoes
mosquitoey
adjective see mosquito
moss
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mos; akin to Old High German mos moss, Latin muscus Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish bog, swamp; especially ...
moss agate
noun Date: 1798 an agate mineral containing brown, black, or green mosslike or dendritic markings
moss animal
noun Date: 1881 bryozoan
moss green
noun Date: 1879 a variable color averaging a moderate yellow-green
moss pink
noun Date: circa 1856 a low-growing perennial phlox (Phlox subulata) widely cultivated for its abundant usually pink or white flowers
moss rose
noun Date: 1776 1. an old-fashioned garden rose (Rosa centifolia mucosa) that has a glandular mossy calyx and flower stalk 2. a South American portulaca (Portulaca ...
moss-grown
adjective Date: 14th century 1. overgrown with moss 2. antiquated
moss-trooper
noun Date: 1645 1. one of a class of 17th century raiders in the marshy border country between England and Scotland 2. pirate • moss-trooping adjective
moss-trooping
adjective see moss-trooper
mossback
noun Date: 1872 1. a large sluggish fish (as a largemouth bass) 2. an extremely old-fashioned or reactionary person ; fogy • mossbacked adjective
mossbacked
adjective see mossback
Mössbauer
biographical name Rudolf Ludwig 1929- German physicist
Mossel Bay
geographical name city & port S Republic of South Africa in S Western Cape on Mossel Bay (inlet of Indian Ocean) population 17,574

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