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mail carrier
a person, usually employed by the post office, who delivers mail. Also called letter carrier, postal carrier. [1780-90, Amer.] * * *
Mail carriers
➡ postal services * * *
mail drop
1. a receptacle or one of a series of pigeonholelike slots, as in an office, into which incoming mail is placed for pickup. 2. drop (def. 12). [1970-75] * * *
mail flag
Naut. 1. a flag of the International Code of Signals symbolizing the letter Y, flown alone by a ship to indicate that it is carrying mail: a square flag with red and yellow ...
Mail on Sunday
a British Sunday newspaper published by the same group as the Daily Mail. It first appeared in 1982. * * *
mail order
1. an order for goods received or shipped through the mail. 2. the business of selling merchandise through the mail. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
/mayl"cheekt'/, adj. (of certain fishes) having the cheeks crossed with a bony plate. [1825-35] * * *
/mayl"in'/, adj. 1. conducted or responding by mail: a mail-in referendum. n. 2. something conducted or returned by mail, as a questionnaire or vote. [adj., n. use of v. phrase ...
/mayl"awr'deuhr/, adj. 1. pertaining to or obtained by mail order: a dozen mail-order rosebushes. v.t. 2. to order (merchandise) by mail: to mail-order fruitcakes for ...
mail-order business
▪ business also called  Direct-mail Marketing,         method of merchandising in which the seller's offer is made through mass mailing of a circular or catalog or ...
mail-order house
a retail firm that conducts its business by receiving orders and shipping its merchandise through the mail and that supplies its customers with catalogs, circulars, ...
/mayl"owt'/, n. 1. an act or instance of mailing out a quantity of letters, circulars, or the like; mailing. 2. a form letter, brochure, etc., mailed out. Also, mailout. [n. use ...
See mailable. * * *
—mailability, n. /may"leuh beuhl/, adj. legally acceptable as mail, as in terms of content, size, or weight. [1835-45, Amer.; MAIL1 + -ABLE] * * *
Mailáth, János, Gróf
▪ Hungarian author born Oct. 5, 1786, Pest, Hung. died Jan. 3, 1855, Lake Starnberg, near Munich [Germany]   Hungarian writer and historian, who interpreted Magyar culture to ...
/mayl"bag'/, n. 1. a large bag used by mail carriers for carrying mail, usually equipped with a shoulder strap. 2. a large bag or pouch used in transporting mail in bulk from ...
/mayl"boht'/, n. a boat for transporting mail. Also, mail boat. [1785-95, Amer.; MAIL1 + BOAT] * * *
/mayl"boks'/, n. 1. a public box in which mail is placed for pickup and delivery by the post office. 2. a private box, as at a home, into which mail is delivered by the mail ...
➡ postal services * * *
mail call n. Distribution of mail to members of a military unit. * * *
mail carrier n. See letter carrier. * * *
/mayl"kach'euhr/, n. Railroads. a device on a mail car that, while the train is moving, picks up mailbags suspended beside the track. [1870-75, Amer.; MAIL1 + CATCHER] * * *
mail drop n. 1. A receptacle or slot for the delivery of mail. 2. An address or place at which a nonresident person receives mail, often of a secret nature. * * *
/muy"lay, -lee, mah"ee lay'/, n. a vine, Alyxia olivaeformis, of Hawaii, having small yellowish flowers and fragrant foliage: a traditional lei plant of Hawaii. [1905-10; < ...
/mayld/, adj. clad or armed with mail: a mailed knight. [1350-1400; ME; see MAIL2, -ED3] * * *
mailed fist
1. superior force, esp. military force, when presented as a threat: The country showed its mailed fist in negotiations. 2. brutal or naked power, esp. coercive force: the mailed ...
mailed fist n. The threat of military force. * * *
/may"leuhr/, n. 1. a person who mails or prepares material for mailing. 2. a container, as a mailing tube or protective envelope, for mailing papers, books, merchandise, etc. 3. ...
/may"leuhr/, n. Norman, born 1923, U.S. writer. * * *
Mailer, Norman
born Jan. 31, 1923, Long Branch, N.J., U.S. U.S. novelist. He studied at Harvard University. He drew on his wartime service in the Pacific for his celebrated novel The Naked ...
Mailer, Norman Kingsley
▪ 2008  American novelist and journalist born Jan. 31, 1923, Long Branch, N.J. died Nov. 10, 2007, New York, N.Y. was best known for using a form of journalism—called New ...
Mail·er (māʹlər), Norman. Born 1923. American writer. Acclaimed for his World War II novel The Naked and the Dead (1948), he established New Journalism with his accounts of ...
/mayl"gram'/, Trademark. 1. a message transmitted electronically to the post office nearest the addressee and then delivered by regular mail. 2. the service that sends such ...
mailing1 /may"ling/, n. a batch of mail, as of form letters, catalogs, or monthly statements, sent by a mailer at one time: an enthusiastic response to our latest ...
mailing list
1. a list of addresses to which mail, esp. advertisements, can be sent. 2. Computers. a list of e-mail addresses to which messages, usually on a specific set of topics, are sent; ...
mailing machine
a machine that prepares mail for sending, as by addressing, stamping, weighing, etc. Also called mailer. [1870-75] * * *
mailing tube
an elongated cylinder of cardboard, used for mailing rolled-up papers, magazines, etc. * * *
/mayl/, n. Scot. mail3. * * *
/mann yannrdd"/, n. Robert /rddaw berdd"/, 1872-1940, Swiss engineer. * * *
Maillart, Robert
▪ Swiss engineer born Feb. 6, 1872, Bern, Switz. died April 5, 1940, Geneva       Swiss bridge engineer whose radical use of reinforced concrete revolutionized masonry ...
/mann yawl"/, n. Aristide /ann rddees teed"/, 1861-1944, French sculptor. * * *
Maillol, Aristide
born Dec. 8, 1861, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France died Sept. 27, 1944, near Banyuls-sur-Mer French sculptor, painter, and printmaker. He was a painter and tapestry designer until he ...
Mail·lol (mä-yôlʹ), Aristide. 1861-1944. French sculptor noted for his large, classically influenced statues of female nudes. * * *
/mah yoh", ma-/, n. 1. a close-fitting, one-piece bathing suit for women, simply styled and usually having a scoop neck and shoulder straps. 2. tights worn by dancers, acrobats, ...
/mayl"man'/, n., pl. mailmen. a person employed by the post office to deliver mail; mail carrier. [1860-65; MAIL1 + MAN1] * * *
➡ postal services * * *
mail order n. An order for goods to be shipped through the mail.   mailʹ-or'der (mālʹôr'dər) adj. * * *
/mayl"roohm', -room'/, n. 1. Also, mail room. a room used for handling incoming and outgoing mail, as in a large organization. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a mailroom: mailroom ...
—maimedness, n. —maimer, n. /maym/, v.t. 1. to deprive of the use of some part of the body by wounding or the like; cripple: The explosion maimed him for life. 2. to impair; ...
Maiman, Theodore H.
▪ American physicist in full  Theodore Harold Maiman   born July 11, 1927, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. died May 5, 2007, Vancouver, B.C., Can.       American physicist, ...
Maiman, Theodore Harold
▪ 2008       American physicist born July 11, 1927 , Los Angeles, Calif. died May 5, 2007, Vancouver, B.C. constructed the first laser, a device that produces ...
Maimbourg, Louis
▪ French historian born Jan. 10, 1610, Nancy, Fr. died Aug. 13, 1686, Paris       French Jesuit and historian who wrote critical works on Calvinism and Lutheranism and ...
See maim. * * *
Maimon, Salomon
orig. Salomon ben Joshua born с 1754, Nieswiez, grand duchy of Lithuania died Nov. 22, 1800, Nieder-Siegersdorf, Silesia Polish Jewish philosopher. As a young man, he pursued ...
—Maimonidean, adj., n. /muy mon"i deez'/, n. (Moses ben Maimon) ("RaMBaM"), 1135-1204, Jewish scholastic philosopher and rabbi, born in Spain: one of the major theologians of ...
Maimonides, Moses
orig. Moses ben Maimon born March 30, 1135, Córdoba died Dec. 13, 1204, Egypt Jewish philosopher, jurist, and physician. He was obliged to practice his faith secretly after a ...
Mai·mon·i·des (mī-mŏnʹĭ-dēz'), Moses. Originally Moses Ben Maimon. Sometimes called “Rambam.” 1135-1204. Spanish-born Jewish philosopher and physician. The greatest ...
main1 /mayn/, adj. 1. chief in size, extent, or importance; principal; leading: the company's main office; the main features of a plan. 2. sheer; utmost, as strength or force: to ...
/mayn/; Ger. /muyn/, n. a river in central and W Germany, flowing W from the Bohemian Forest in N Bavaria into the Rhine at Mainz. 305 mi. (490 km) long. * * * (as used in ...
main body
Naut. the hull, as distinguished from the rest of a ship. * * *
Main Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences
▪ garden, Moscow, Russia Russian  Glavny Botanichesky Sad Akademi Nauk,         one of the world's largest botanical gardens. Founded in 1945, it occupies a ...
main brace
Naut. a brace leading to a main yard. [1480-90] * * *
main chance
an opportunity offering the greatest gain: Being ambitious, he always had an eye for the main chance. [1570-80] * * *
main clause
Gram. a clause that can stand alone as a sentence, containing a subject and a predicate with a finite verb, as I was there in the sentence I was there when he arrived. Cf. ...
main course
Naut. a square mainsail. See diag. under ship. [1505-15] * * *
main deck
Naut. the uppermost weatherproof deck, running the full length of a ship. [1740-50] * * *
main diagonal
Math. See under diagonal (def. 9). * * *
main drag
Slang. the main street of a city or town; main stem. [1850-55] * * *
main entry
1. the principal entry of an item in a reference text, often placed in alphabetical order. 2. Library Science. the principal, complete entry of an item in a catalog or ...
main gauche
Fr. /maonn gohsh"/ a dagger of the 16th and 17th centuries, held in the left hand in dueling and used to parry the sword of an opponent. Also called left-hand dagger. [ < F: ...
main line
1. a principal line or route of a railroad, as contrasted with a branch or secondary one. 2. a principal highway. 3. Slang. a. a prominent and readily accessible vein of the body ...
Main Line
—Main-Line, adj. —Main-Liner, n. 1. a fashionable residential district west of Philadelphia. 2. any fashionable district where socially prominent people live. * * *
main memory
Computers. See main storage. * * *
Main Range
▪ mountains, Malaysia also called  Central Range , or  Buffalo Range        mountain range in West Malaysia, the most prominent mountain group on the Malay ...
Main River
River, central Germany. Rising in northern Bavaria, and flowing west, it passes through Frankfurt before emptying into the Rhine River; it is 326 mi (524 km) long. It forms part ...
main sequence
Astron. a narrow band in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram in which 90 percent of all observed stars are plotted. [1925-30] * * *
main shaft
Mach. the principal shaft of a motor, transmission, etc. (distinguished from jackshaft). * * *
main stem
Slang. the main street of a city or town; the main drag. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
main storage
Computers. program-addressable storage that is directly controlled by and generally contained in the CPU; except for cache storage, the fastest type of storage available to any ...
main street
1. the principal thoroughfare, esp. through the business district, in a small town. 2. (caps.) the outlook, environment, or life of a small town. [1735-45] * * *
Main Street
a novel (1920) by Sinclair Lewis. * * *
main verb
a word used as the final verb in a verb phrase, expressing the lexical meaning of the verb phrase, as drink in I don't drink, going in I am going, or spoken in We have spoken. * ...
main yard
Naut. a yard for a square mainsail. [1475-85] * * *
Main-Danube Canal
▪ canal, Germany also called  Europa Canal,  German  Main-Donau-Kanal  or  Europa-Kanal   commercial waterway (canals and inland waterways) in the southern German state ...
/man"euh fer'/, n. Armor. manifer. * * *
/mayn"fawrs", -fohrs"/, adj. pertaining to regular military units with standard uniforms and equipment. * * *
/mayn"top gal"euhnt/; Naut. /mayn"teuh gal"euhnt/, n. the main-topgallantmast, its sail, or its yard. See illus. under ship. [1620-30] * * *
/mayn"top gal"euhnt mast', -mahst'/; Naut. /mayn"teuh gal"euhnt meuhst/, n. Naut. the mast next above the main-topmast. [1685-95] * * *
/mayn'top"mast', -mahst'/; Naut. /mayn'top"meuhst/, n. Naut. the mast next above the main lower mast. [1485-95] * * *
/mayn'top"sayl'/; Naut. /mayn'top"seuhl/, n. Naut. a topsail set on the mainmast. See diag. under ship. [1610-20] * * *
main-topsail schooner
Naut. a two-masted or three-masted schooner having square topsails on the foremast and mainmast: a jackass brig or jackass bark. * * *
▪ peninsula, Greece also spelled  Mani,         peninsula of the southern Peloponnese (Pelopónnisos), in the nomós (department) of Laconia, Greece. The area has ...
Mainassara, Ibrahim Bare
▪ 2000       Nigerois soldier, diplomat, and politician (b. May 9, 1949, Maradi, Niger, French West Africa—d. April 9, 1999, Niamey, Niger), followed a distinguished ...
/man'boh shay"/, n. (Main Rousseau Bocher) 1891-1976, U.S. fashion designer. * * *
main chance n. One's most advantageous opportunity. * * *
main clause n. A clause in a complex sentence that contains at least a subject and a verb and can stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence. Also called independent ...
main deck n. The principal deck of a large ship or vessel. * * *
main drag n. Slang The principal street of a city or town. * * *
/mayn/, n. 1. a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 1,124,660; 33,215 sq. mi. (86,027 sq. km). Cap.: Augusta. Abbr.: ME (for use with zip code), Me. 2. a ...
Maine coon (cat)
Maine coon (cat) or Maine coon n. any of a breed of domestic cat, thought to have been developed in Maine, with a thick, smooth, silky coat and a bushy tail * * *
Maine coon cat
one of an American breed of large semi-longhaired domestic cats with a shaggy ruff and a long, bushy tail. Also called Maine coon. * * * North America's only native breed of ...
Maine de Biran, Marie-François-Pierre
▪ French statesman and philosopher original surname  Gonthier De Biran  born Nov. 29, 1766, Bergerac, Fr. died July 20, 1824, Paris       French statesman, empiricist ...
Maine River
▪ river, France       river, Maine-et-Loire département, western France, 7 mi (12 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Mayenne, the Sarthe, and the Loire rivers. ...
Maine, destruction of the
(Feb. 15, 1898) Incident preceding the Spanish-American War in which a mysterious explosion sank the U.S. battleship Maine in the harbour of Havana, Cuba, killing 260 ...
Maine, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) with the state coat of arms (arms, coat of) in the centre.       Until 1820 ...
Maine, Louis-Auguste de Bourbon, duc du
▪ French aristocrat born March 31, 1670, probably Saint-Germain, Fr. died May 14, 1736, Sceaux       illegitimate son of King Louis XIV of France who attempted without ...
Maine, Sir Henry
▪ British jurist, historian, and anthropologist born August 15, 1822, Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland died February 3, 1888, Cannes, France       British jurist and legal ...
Maine, Sir Henry (James Sumner)
born Aug. 15, 1822, Kelso, Roxburgh, Scot. died Feb. 3, 1888, Cannes, France British jurist and legal historian. He taught civil law at the University of Cambridge (1847–54) ...
Maine, University of
▪ university system, Maine, United States in full  University of Maine System,        state university system of Maine, U.S. It comprises seven coeducational ...
/me"nay lwannrdd"/, n. a department in W France. 629,849; 2787 sq. mi. (7220 sq. km). Cap.: Angers. * * *
Maine coon n. A large long-haired cat of a breed native to North America, having a bushy tapered tail and often a full ruff.   [From its similarity to a raccoon.] * * *
/may"neuhr/, n. a native or inhabitant of the state of Maine. [1875-80, Amer.] * * *
/mayn"fraym'/, n. Computers. a large computer, often the hub of a system serving many users. Cf. microcomputer, minicomputer. [1960-65; MAIN1 + FRAME] * * * Digital computer ...
Mainichi shimbun
▪ Japanese newspaper Japanese“Daily Newspaper”       national daily newspaper, one of Japan's (Japan) “big three” dailies, which publishes morning and evening ...
Mainit, Lake
▪ lake, Philippines       lake on the border of Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Sur provinces, northeastern Mindanao, Philippines. It is the country's fourth largest ...
/mayn"land', -leuhnd/, n. 1. the principal land of a country, region, etc., as distinguished from adjacent islands or a peninsula: the mainland of Greece. 2. (in Hawaii) the 48 ...
/mayn"land', -leuhnd/, n. 1. the largest of the Shetland Islands. 18,268; ab. 200 sq. mi. (520 sq. km). 2. Pomona (def. 3). * * * ▪ island, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United ...
mainland China
—mainland Chinese. the People's Republic of China, as distinguished from Taiwan. * * *
/mayn"lan'deuhr, -leuhn deuhr/, n. 1. a person who lives on a mainland. 2. (in Hawaii) a person who lives in the continental U.S. [1855-60; MAINLAND + -ER1] * * *
Main·land Island (mānʹlənd) also Po·mo·na (pə-mōʹnə) The largest of the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. It is known for its numerous Pictish ...
/mayn"luyn', -luyn"/, v., mainlined, mainlining, adj. v.i. Slang. 1. to inject a narcotic, esp. heroin, directly into a vein. 2. to use or enjoy something without restriction: to ...
/mayn"luy'neuhr, -luy"-/, n. 1. Slang. a person who mainlines. 2. a person who belongs to a mainline group. [1930-35, Amer.; MAINLINE + -ER1] * * *
/mayn"lee/, adv. 1. chiefly; principally; for the most part; in the main; to the greatest extent: Our success was due mainly to your efforts. The audience consisted mainly of ...
main man Informal n. 1. a. A man who is important or influential in one's life. b. One's best male friend. 2. One's primary male lover. * * *
/mayn"mast', -mahst'/; Naut. /mayn"meuhst/, n. Naut. 1. the second mast from forward in any ship having two or more masts, except for a yawl, ketch, or dandy. See illus. under ...
/may"neuhr/, n. Old Eng. Law. a stolen article found on the person of or near the thief: to be taken with the mainour. Also, manner. [1225-75; ME < AF mainoure (OF manoeuvre hand ...
▪ India       town, north-central Uttar Pradesh state, northern India, east of Agra. Mainpuri and the surrounding territory were part of the kingdom of Kannauj ...
main royalmast n. The section of the mainmast of a square-rigged vessel above the main topgallantmast. * * *
/maynz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Brit. Dial. the main or home farm of a manor, as where the ownerlives; manse. [1425-75; late ME, pl. of main, aph. var. of ME demain, demeine ...
/mayn"sayl'/; Naut. /mayn"seuhl/, n. Naut. the lowermost sail on a mainmast. See diag. under ship. [1425-75; late ME; see MAIN1, SAIL] * * *
main sequence n. A major grouping of stars that forms a relatively narrow band from the upper left to the lower right when plotted according to luminosity and surface temperature ...
/mayn"sheet'/, n. Naut. a sheet of a mainsail. [1475-85; see MAIN1, SHEET1] * * *
/mayn"spring'/, n. 1. the principal spring in a mechanism, as in a watch. 2. the chief motive power; the impelling cause. [1585-95; MAIN1 + SPRING] * * *
main squeeze n. Slang One's primary romantic partner or sweetheart. * * *
/mayn"stay'/, n. 1. Naut. the stay that secures the mainmast forward. 2. a person or thing that acts as a chief support or part: Coffee is the mainstay of the country's ...
/mayn"streem'/, n. 1. the principal or dominant course, tendency, or trend: the mainstream of American culture. 2. a river having tributaries. adj. 3. belonging to or ...
/mayn"stree'meuhr/, n. a member of the mainstream. [1960-65; MAINSTREAM + -ER1] * * *
/mayn"stree'ming/, n. integration of children with special educational problems, as a physical handicap, into conventional classes and school activities. [1975-80; MAINSTREAM + ...
main street n. 1. The principal street of a small town. 2. Main Street a. The inhabitants of small towns considered as a group. b. A place that represents narrowness of view and ...
—maintainable, adj. —maintainability, n. —maintainer, n. /mayn tayn"/, v.t. 1. to keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain: to maintain good relations with ...
See maintain. * * *
See maintainability. * * *
See maintainability. * * *
/mayn tay"neuhr/, n. Law. a person guilty of maintenance. [1300-50; ME meyntenour < AF. See MAINTAIN, -OR2] * * *
/mayn"teuh neuhns/, n. 1. the act of maintaining. 2. the state of being maintained: the maintenance of friendly relations with England. 3. care or upkeep, as of machinery or ...
maintenance and cure
Law. the right of an injured sailor to support and medical treatment. * * *
maintenance of membership
an arrangement or agreement between an employer and a labor union by which employees who are members of the union at the time the agreement is made, or who subsequently join, ...
/mayn"teuh neuhns free'/, adj. requiring little or no maintenance: a maintenance-free swimming pool. * * *
/maonnteu nawonn"/, n. Marquise de (Françoise d'Aubigné), 1635-1719, second wife of Louis XIV. * * *
Maintenon, Françoise d'Aubigné, marchioness de
known as Madame de Maintenon (baptized Nov. 28, 1635, Niort, Poitou, France died April 15, 1719, Saint-Cyr) Second wife of Louis XIV of France. After enduring an impoverished ...
Maintenon, Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de
▪ untitled queen of France byname  Madame de Maintenon , also called (1652–75)  Françoise Scarron , née  Françoise d'Aubigné  baptized Nov. 28, 1635, Niort, ...
Maintenon,Marquise de
Main·te·non (măɴ'tə-nôɴʹ, măɴt-nôɴʹ), Marquise de. Title of Françoise d'Aubigné. 1635-1719. French consort of Louis XIV. The widow of French writer Paul Scarron, ...
/mayn"top'/, n. Naut. a platform at the head of the lower mainmast. [1475-85; MAIN1 + TOP1] * * *
main topgallant n. A sail or yard set from the topgallant section of a mainmast. * * *
main top·gal·lant·mast (tə-gălʹənt-məst, tŏp-) n. The section of the mainmast next above the main topmast on a square-rigged sailing vessel. * * *
main topmast n. The section of the mainmast on a square-rigged sailing vessel between the lower mast and the main topgallantmast. * * *
main topsail n. The sail that is set above the mainsail. * * *
Mainwaring, Chris
▪ 2008       Australian rules football player born Dec. 27, 1965, Geraldton, W.Aus., Australia died Oct. 1, 2007, Perth, Australia was one of the Australian Football ...
main yard n. The lower yard on a mainmast. * * *
/muynts/, n. a port in SW central Germany, at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers: capital of Rhineland-Palatinate. 172,400. French, Mayence. * * * French Mayence City ...
Mainz Psalter
a book printed by Johannes Gutenberg: thought by some to be the first book printed from movable type. * * *
Maio Island
▪ island, Cape Verde Portuguese  Ilha De Maio,         island of Cape Verde, in the Atlantic Ocean, between the islands of Boa Vista and Santiago, about 400 miles ...
/meuh yol"i keuh/, n. majolica. * * *
Maipú, Battle of
▪ South American history       (April 5, 1818), during the South American wars of independence, a victory won by Argentine and Chilean rebels, commanded by José de San ...
/muy'ke tee"ah/, n. a city in the Federal District, in N Venezuela. 110,400. * * * ▪ Venezuela       city and port, northern Distrito Federal (Federal District), ...
/mair/, adj., n., adv. Scot. and North Eng. more. * * *
/muy"reuh/, n. Class. Myth. Maera. * * *
Mairet, Jean
▪ French dramatist born May 10, 1604, Besançon, Fr. died Jan. 31, 1686, Besançon       classical French dramatist, the forerunner and rival of Pierre Corneille. ...
▪ Lithuanian poet pseudonym  of Jonas Mačiulis   born Nov. 2, 1862, Pasandravys, Lithuania, Russian Empire died June 28, 1932, Kaunas       poet considered to be the ...
Maisí, Cape
▪ cape, Cuba Spanish  Cabo Maisí         cape, eastern Cuba, jutting out from the Purial Mountains to form the easternmost extremity of the island. To the ...
/may"zee/, n. a female given name, Scottish form of Margaret. * * *
Maison de Molière, La
Fr. /lann me zawonn" deuh maw lyerdd"/. See Comédie Française. * * *
▪ temple, Nîmes, France       Roman temple at Nîmes, France, in remarkably good repair. According to an inscription, it was dedicated to Lucius and Gaius Caesar ...
/may'zeuh net"/, n. 1. a small house, esp. one connected to a large apartment building. 2. an apartment, usually of two floors connected by an internal staircase; duplex ...
/mayst/, adj., n., adv. Scot. and North Eng. most. * * *
Maistre, Casimir-Léon
▪ French explorer born Sept. 24, 1867, Villeneuvette, Fr. died Sept. 20, 1957, Paris       soldier and explorer who took part in the first thorough European exploration ...
Maistre, Joseph de
born April 1, 1753, Chambéry, France died Feb. 26, 1821, Turin, kingdom of Sardinia French polemical writer and diplomat. A member of the Savoy senate, he moved to Switzerland ...
mai tai (mīʹ tī') n. pl. mai tais A cocktail made with rum, curaçao, and fruit juices.   [Tahitian maitai, good.] * * *
Maitani, Lorenzo
▪ Italian sculptor born c. 1275, , near Siena, republic of Siena [Italy] died June 1330, Orvieto, Papal States [Italy]       Italian architect and sculptor primarily ...
Maithil Brahman
▪ Indian caste       caste of Brahmans in Bihār, India (the area of the ancient kingdom of Mithilā), well known for their orthodoxy and interest in learning. The names ...
/mayt"leuhnd/, n. Frederic William, 1850-1906, English jurist and legal historian. * * * (as used in expressions) Maitland Frederic William Maitland of Lethington ...
Maitland (of Lethington), William
born с 1528, probably Lethington, East Lothian, Scot. died June 9?, 1573, Leith, Midlothian Scottish statesman. As secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots (1560), he sought to unite ...
Maitland, Frederic William
born May 28, 1850, London, Eng. died Dec. 19, 1906, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain British legal historian. He practiced law in London before joining the faculty of the ...
Maitland, John Maitland, 1st Lord
▪ lord chancellor of Scotland in full  John Maitland, 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane , also called  1st Lord Thirlestane   born 1545 died Oct. 3, 1595, Thirlestane, ...
Maitland, Sir Richard, Lord Lethington
▪ Scottish poet born 1496 died March 20, 1586       Scottish poet, lawyer, statesman, and compiler of one of the earliest and most important collections of Scottish ...
Maitland, William
▪ Scottish statesman in full  William Maitland of Lethington  born c. 1528, , probably Lethington [now Lennoxlove], East Lothian, Scotland died June 9?, 1573, ...
Maitraka Dynasty
▪ Indian dynasty       Indian dynasty that ruled in Gujarāt and Saurāshtra (Kāthiāwār) from the 5th to the 8th century AD. Its founder, Bhaṭārka, was a general ...
maître d'
/may'teuhr dee", may'treuh-/, pl. maître d's. See maître d'hôtel (defs. 1-3). [1815-25] * * *
maître d'hôtel
/may'teuhr doh tel", may'treuh/; Fr. /me'trddeu doh tel"/, pl. maîtres d'hôtel /may'teuhrz doh tel", may'treuhz/; Fr. /me'trddeu doh tel"/. 1. a headwaiter. 2. a steward or ...
maître de ballet
Fr. /me'trddeu deuh bann lay"/, pl. maîtres de ballet Fr. /me'trddeu deuh bann lay"/. See ballet master. [1815-25; < F: master of ballet] * * *
mai·tre d' (mā'trə dēʹ, mā'tər) n. Informal pl. mai·tre d's (dēzʹ) A maître d'hôtel. * * *
In Buddhist tradition, the future Buddha who will descend to earth to preach again the dharma (law) when the teachings of the Buddha Gautama have completely decayed. Until then, ...
      (Sanskrit), in Buddhism, the perfect virtue of sympathy. See brahmavihāra. * * *
/me trddeez"/, n. French. mastery; skill. * * *
/mayz/, n. 1. (chiefly in British and technical usage) corn1 (def. 1). 2. a pale yellow resembling the color of corn. [1545-55; < Sp maíz < Hispaniolan Taino mahís] * * *
maize oil.
See corn oil. * * *
maize mushroom n. See cuitlacoche. * * *
▪ Japan       city, Kyōto fu (urban prefecture), Honshu, Japan, facing Wakasa Bay. The city—then called Tanabe—developed around a castle built during the Muromachi ...
Maj abbrev. Major * * *
Máj circle
▪ Czech writers       group of young Czech writers of the mid-19th century whose aim was to create a new Czech literature that would reflect their liberalism and ...
Major. * * *
Maj. Gen.
Major General. * * *
Majali, Habes al-
▪ 2002       Jordanian field marshall (b. 1913?—d. April 22, 2001, Amman, Jordan), was one of Jordan's most successful military leaders. Majali joined the army in 1932 ...
Majapahit empire
(13th–16th century) Last Indianized kingdom in Indonesia, based in eastern Java. It was founded by Vijaya, a prince of Singhasari who collaborated with the invading Mongol ...
Majardah, Wadi
▪ river, Tunisia also spelled  Wadi Mejerda  or  Oued Medjerda,  Latin  Bagradas        main river of Tunisia and the country's only perennially flowing stream. ...
▪ concentration camp, Poland also spelled  Maidanek , also called  Lublin-Majdanek        Nazi (Nazi Party) German concentration (concentration camp) and ...
▪ Serbia       town, northeastern Serbia, Yugoslavia. It lies along the Pek River in the Homoljske Mountains. Majdanpek has been an important mining centre since Roman ...
—majestically, adv. /meuh jes"tik/, adj. characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand: the majestic Alps. Also, ...
See majestic. * * *
/maj"euh stee/, n., pl. majesties. 1. regal, lofty, or stately dignity; imposing character; grandeur: majesty of bearing; the majesty of Chartres. 2. supreme greatness or ...
Maj Gen or MajGen abbr. major general. * * *
/mahj"lis/, n., pl. majlis. (in Islamic countries) 1. a public audience held by a chieftain, monarch, or other ruler to listen to the requests of petitioners. 2. a house of ...
/meuh jol"i keuh, meuh yol"-/, n. 1. Italian earthenware covered with an opaque glaze of tin oxide and usually highly decorated. 2. any earthenware having an opaque glaze of tin ...
/may"jeuhr/, n. 1. a commissioned military officer ranking next below a lieutenant colonel and next above a captain. 2. one of superior rank, ability, etc., in a specified ...
/may"jeuhr/, n. 1. Clarence, born 1936, U.S. novelist and poet. 2. John, born 1943, British political leader: prime minister 1990-97. * * * (as used in expressions) Balearis ...
major axis
Math. the axis of an ellipse that passes through the two foci. [1850-55] * * *
Major Barbara
a comedy (1905) by G. B. Shaw. * * *
Major commercial lasers
▪ Table Major commercial lasers laser type wavelength (micrometres [μm]) applications molecular fluorine excimer 0.157 (ultraviolet) photolithography for ...
major element
Geol. any chemical found in great quantity in the rocks of the earth's crust. Cf. minor element (def. 1). * * *
major general
—major-generalcy, major-generalship, n. a military officer ranking next below a lieutenant general and next above a brigadier general. [1635-45] * * *
Major health effects of tobacco product by type
▪ Table Key: +++ high, well-established risk ++ causal role accepted by leading health authorities + plausible risk, but evidence is not definitive - not a probable ...
major histocompatibility complex
Immunol. See MHC. * * * ▪ genetics       group of genes that code for proteins found on the surfaces of cells that help the immune system recognize foreign substances. ...
Major human blood group systems
▪ Table Major human blood group systems system date of discovery main antigens ABO 1901 A1, A2, B, H MNSs 1927 M, N, S, s P 1927 P1, P2 Rh 1940 D, C, c, E, ...
major key
Music. a key whose essential harmony is based on the major scale. Also called major mode. [1840-50] * * *
major league
1. either of the two main professional baseball leagues in the U.S. 2. a league of corresponding stature in certain other sports, as ice hockey, football, or ...
Major League Baseball
(abbr MLB) the highest level of professional baseball in the US. Major League Baseball is also the organization which operates the two baseball leagues, the National League and ...
Major League Soccer
(abbr MLS) the highest level football league in the US which started in 1996 and is run by the United States Soccer Federation. The league is divided into Eastern and Western ...
major medical
insurance designed to compensate for particularly large medical expenses due to a severe or prolonged illness, usually by paying a high percentage of medical bills above a ...
major mode
Music. 1. See major scale. 2. See major key. [1840-50] * * *
Major natural lakes of the world
▪ Table Major natural lakes of the world     area1 name and location sq mi sq km Caspian Sea, ...
Major Neogene paleogeographic events
▪ Table Major Neogene paleogeographic events* age time** paleogeographic events Pleistocene c. 1 mya Uplift of Gibraltar sill and development of present-day Mediterranean ...
major order
Rom. Cath. Ch. the degree or grade of priesthood, diaconate, or subdiaconate. Cf. minor order. [1720-30] * * *
major orders
major orders n. the Christian clergy orders of deacon, priest, or bishop * * *
Major Paleogene paleogeographic events
▪ Table Major Paleogene paleogeographic events* age time** paleogeographic events Middle Oligocene 33–30 mya Isolation of Antarctica completed after further subsidence of ...
major party
a political party with enough electoral strength to periodically gain control of the government or to effectively oppose the party in power. [1945-50] * * *
major penalty
Ice Hockey. a penalty consisting of the removal of a player for five minutes from play, no substitute for the player being permitted. Cf. minor penalty. [1935-40] * * *
major piece
Chess. a queen or rook. * * *
major planet
Astron. planet (def. 1a). * * *
major premise
Logic. See under syllogism (def. 1). [1855-60] * * *
Major Prophets
Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Cf. Minor Prophets. * * *
Major rulers of France
▪ Table Major rulers of France See also the table on Holy Roman emperors Carolingian dynasty Pippin III, the Short (mayor of the palace) 741–751 Pippin III, the Short ...
major scale
Music. a scale consisting of a series of whole steps except for half steps between the third and fourth and seventh and eighth degrees. Also called major mode. [1865-70] * * ...
major seminary
a Roman Catholic theological college devoted to training for the priesthood and usually offering a six-year program emphasizing philosophy and theology. [1940-45] * * *
Major soil pollutants
▪ Table       Major soil pollutants   route to environment See as table:       Metals               antimony (Sb)       metal ...
major suit
Bridge. hearts or spades, esp. with reference to their higher point values. Cf. minor suit. [1915-20] * * *
major tenace
Bridge, Whist. the ace and queen of a suit held by one player. Cf. minor tenace, tenace. * * *
major term
Logic. See under syllogism (def. 1). [1855-60] * * *
Major Tourism Earners and Spenders, Table
▪ Table In $000,000 Major earners Receipts 1982 1992 United States 11,293 53,861 ...
major tranquilizer
Pharm. antipsychotic (def. 2). * * *
major triad
Music. a triad consisting in root position of a root tone with a major third and a perfect fifth above. * * *
Major vegetables and kinds of processing
▪ Table Major vegetables and kinds of ...
Major volcanoes of the world
▪ Table Major volcanoes of the world region elevation* first recorded eruption comments feet metres Mediterranean Etna (Etna, Mount), Sicily, Italy 10,991 3,350 1500 ...
Major World Dams Under Construction in 1993*
▪ Table Length Volume Gross ...
Major, John
born March 29, 1943, London, Eng. British politician and prime minister (1990–97). He was elected to the House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party in 1979 and ...
Major, John Roy
▪ 1994       During 1993 John Major achieved the unenviable record of becoming the U.K.'s least popular prime minister in polling history. At one point only 18% of the ...
Major,John Roy
Ma·jor (māʹjər), John Roy. Born 1943. British banker and conservative politician who served as prime minister from 1990 to 1997. During his administration he advocated ...
/may'jeuhr doh"moh/, n., pl. major-domos. 1. a man in charge of a great household, as that of a sovereign; a chief steward. 2. a steward or butler. 3. a person who makes ...
/may"jeuhr leeg"/, adj. 1. Sports. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the major leagues. 2. belonging to or among the best or most important of its kind: a major-league ...
/may"jeuhr lee"geuhr/, n. a member of a major-league team. [1880-85, Amer.; MAJOR LEAGUE + -ER1] * * *
major axis n. The longer of the two lines about which an ellipse is symmetrical; the axis that passes through both focuses of an ellipse. * * *
—Majorcan, adj., n. /meuh jawr"keuh, -yawr"-/, n. a Spanish island in the W Mediterranean: the largest of the Balearic Islands. 460,030; 1405 sq. mi. (3640 sq. km). Cap.: ...
See Majorca. * * *
Majorelle, Louis
born 1859, Toul, France died 1926, Nancy French artist, cabinetmaker, and furniture designer. The son of a cabinetmaker, he was trained as a painter and studied under ...
/may'jeuh ret"/, n. See drum majorette. [1940-45, Amer.; (DRUM) MAJOR + -ETTE] * * *
major general n. 1. Abbr. MG or Maj Gen or MajGen A commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above brigadier general and below lieutenant ...

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