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McCormick,Anne Elizabeth O'Hare
Mc·Cor·mick (mə-kôrʹmĭk), Anne Elizabeth O'Hare. 1882-1954. British-born American journalist. A foreign correspondent for the New York Times (1922-1954), she was the first ...
McCormick,Cyrus Hall
McCormick, Cyrus Hall. 1809-1884. American inventor and manufacturer who developed a mechanical harvester (1831). * * *
McCormick,Patricia
McCormick, Patricia. Known as “Pat.” Born 1930. American diver. She was the first to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in both springboard and platform diving and was the ...
McCovey, Willie
▪ American baseball player in full  Willie Lee McCovey , byname  Stretch  born Jan. 10, 1938, Mobile, Ala., U.S.    American professional baseball player who played 22 ...
McCoy
/meuh koy"/, n. the genuine thing or person as promised, stated, or implied (usually prec. by the or the real): Those other paintings are copies, but this one is the ...
McCoy, Kid
▪ American boxer byname of  Charles McCoy , original name  Norman Selby  born Oct. 13, 1873, Rush county, Ind., U.S. died April 18, 1940, Detroit, ...
McCracken, James
▪ American opera singer born Dec. 16, 1926, Gary, Ind., U.S. died April 29, 1988, New York, N.Y.       American operatic tenor who performed with the Metropolitan Opera ...
McCrae
/meuh kray"/, n. John, 1872-1918, Canadian physician, soldier, and poet. * * *
McCrae, Hugh
▪ Australian poet born Oct. 4, 1876, Melbourne, Vic., Australia died Feb. 17, 1958, Sydney       Australian poet, actor, and journalist best known for his ...
McCrea, Jane
▪ North American colonist born c. 1752, Bedminster [now Lamington], N.J. [U.S.] died July 27, 1777, Fort Edward, N.Y., U.S.  American colonial figure whose death aroused ...
McCrea, Joel
▪ American actor born , Nov. 5, 1905, South Pasadena, Calif., U.S. died Oct. 20, 1990, Woodland Hills, Calif.       American motion-picture actor of the 1930s and ...
McCrea, Joel (Albert)
born , Nov. 5, 1905, South Pasadena, Calif., U.S. died Oct. 20, 1990, Woodland Hills, Calif. U.S. film actor. He worked in Hollywood as a stuntman and bit player before getting ...
McCrea, Sir William Hunter
▪ 2000       British mathematician and cosmologist whose research on the composition of the Sun and on star formation led to the development of the big bang theory of ...
McCrone, Walter C., Jr.
▪ 2003       American scientist (b. June 9, 1916, Wilmington, Del.—d. July 10, 2002, Chicago, Ill.), used chemical microscopy to debunk historical myths and forgeries. ...
McCullers
/meuh kul"euhrz/, n. Carson /kahr"seuhn/, 1917-1967, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. * * *
McCullers, Carson
orig. Lula Carson Smith born Feb. 19, 1917, Columbus, Ga., U.S. died Sept. 29, 1967, Nyack, N.Y. U.S. novelist and short-story writer. She studied at Columbia and New York ...
McCullers,Carson Smith
Mc·Cul·lers (mə-kŭlʹərz), Carson Smith. 1917-1967. American writer whose fiction explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts of the South. Her novels include ...
McCulloch v. Maryland
(1819) Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that affirmed the constitutional doctrine of Congress's implied powers. The case concerned the legitimacy of the ...
McCulloch, Hugh
born , Dec. 7, 1808, Kennebunk, Maine, U.S. died May 24, 1895, near Washington, D.C. U.S. financier and statesman. After teaching school in Boston, he moved in 1833 to Fort ...
McCulloch, John R
▪ British economist born March 1, 1789, Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scot. died Nov. 11, 1864, London, Eng.       Scottish-born economist and statistician whose work as a ...
McCulloch, Sir James
▪ Australian politician born 1819, Glasgow, Scot. died Jan. 31, 1893, Ewell, Surrey, Eng.       prime minister of Victoria, Australia, whose first government ...
McCullough, David
▪ 2009 David Gaub McCullough  born July 7, 1933, Pittsburgh, Pa.       In 2008, the 40th anniversary of the publication of his first book, American historian and ...
McCullough,David
Mc·Cul·lough (mə-kŭlʹə), David. Born 1933. American historian who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Harry Truman, Truman (1992). * * *
McCutcheon, George Barr
▪ American author born July 26, 1866, near Lafayette, Ind., U.S. died Oct. 23, 1928, New York, N.Y.       American novelist whose best-known works are Graustark (1901; ...
McCutcheon, John T
▪ American cartoonist born May 6, 1870, South Raub, Ind., U.S. died June 10, 1949, Lake Forest, Ill.       U.S. newspaper cartoonist and writer particularly noted for ...
McDaniel, Hattie
▪ American actress and singer born June 10, 1895, Wichita, Kan., U.S. died Oct. 26, 1952, Hollywood, Calif.  American actress and singer who became the first African American ...
McDermott, Terry
▪ American speed skater byname of  Richard Terrance McDermott   born September 20, 1940, Essexville, Michigan, U.S.       American speed skater who won the only U.S. ...
McDivitt, James A.
▪ American astronaut in full  James Alton McDivitt  born June 10, 1929, Chicago    U.S. astronaut and business executive.       McDivitt joined the U.S. Air Force ...
McDonagh
(1970– ) a British playwright whose best-known play The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996), which is set in a remote Irish town, played in Dublin, London and on Broadway where it ...
McDonald
/meuhk don"ld/, n. David John, 1902-79, U.S. labor leader: president of the United Steelworkers of America 1952-65. * * *
McDonald Observatory
▪ observatory, Texas, United States  observatory founded in 1939 by the University of Texas (Texas, University of), on the legacy of the Texas financier William J. McDonald, ...
McDonald's Corporation
▪ American corporation       U.S. food service and restaurant company that operates the world's largest fast-food restaurant chain, McDonald's. It owns theme restaurant ...
McDonald, Audra
▪ 2005       In 2004 soprano Audra McDonald, best known as the luminous golden-voiced star of the American musical theatre, was rewarded with a Tony Award (her fourth) ...
Mcdonald, Gregory Christopher
▪ 2009       American writer born Feb. 15, 1937, Shrewsbury, Mass. died Sept. 7, 2008, Pulaski, Tenn. was celebrated for his series of fast-paced humorous mystery ...
McDonald, Richard
▪ 1999       American restaurateur who designed the golden arches logo and the number-of-hamburgers-sold sign for the fast-food restaurant franchise that he and his ...
McDonald’s{™}
any of a large group of US fast food restaurants in many countries of the world. The company, established in 1855 by Ray Kroc, has become a symbol of US commercial success. ...
McDonnell Douglas Corp.
U.S. manufacturer of jet fighters, commercial aircraft, and space vehicles. It was formed in the 1967 merger of the McDonnell Aircraft Co. (founded 1939) and the Douglas Co. ...
McDonnell Douglas Corporation
▪ American company       former aerospace company that was a major U.S. producer of jet fighters, commercial aircraft, and space vehicles.       McDonnell Douglas ...
McDougal, James B.
▪ 1999       American businessman whose revelations regarding real-estate dealings with Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton led to the Whitewater investigation but also ...
McDougall
/meuhk dooh"geuhl/, n. William, 1871-1938, U.S. psychologist and writer, born in England. * * *
McDougall, William
▪ American psychologist born June 22, 1871, Chadderton, Lancashire, Eng. died Nov. 28, 1938, Durham, N.C., U.S.       British-born U.S. psychologist influential in ...
McDowall, Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude
▪ 1999       British-born actor (b. Sept. 17, 1928, London, Eng.—d. Oct. 3, 1998, Los Angeles, Calif.), was a child star who defied the odds against continued success ...
McDowell
/meuhk dow"euhl/, n. 1. Ephraim, 1771-1830, U.S. surgeon. 2. Irvin, 1818-85, Union general in the American Civil War. * * *
McDowell, Ephraim
▪ American physician and surgical pioneer born Nov. 11, 1771, Rockbridge County, Va. [U.S.] died June 25, 1830, Danville, Ky.       American surgeon who is considered a ...
McDowell, Irvin
▪ United States general born Oct. 15, 1818, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. died May 4, 1885, San Francisco  U.S. Federal army officer who, after serving through the Mexican War, was ...
McDuff, Jack
▪ 2002 Eugene McDuffy        American jazz organist (b. Sept. 17, 1926, Champaign, Ill.—d. Jan. 23, 2001, Minneapolis, Minn.), helped popularize soul jazz, a languid, ...
McElroy, Joseph
▪ American author in full  Joseph Prince McElroy  born Aug. 21, 1930, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American novelist and short-story writer who was known for intricate, ...
McEnroe
(1959– ) a US tennis player who was especially successful in the early 1980s. He won the men’s title at Wimbledon three times (1981 and 1983–4) and at the US Open(2) four ...
McEnroe, John
▪ American tennis player in full  John Patrick McEnroe, Jr.  born Feb. 16, 1959, Wiesbaden, W.Ger.    American tennis player who established himself as a leading ...
McEnroe, John (Patrick), Jr.
born Feb. 16, 1959, Wiesbaden, W.Ger. U.S. tennis player. He grew up in Douglaston, N.Y. An athletic serve-and-volley player, he won three consecutive U.S. Open singles titles ...
McEnroe, John Patrick,Jr.
Mc·En·roe (măkʹən-rō), John Patrick, Jr. Born 1959. American tennis player who won the men's singles title at the U.S. Open four times (1979-1981 and 1984) and at ...
McEntire, Reba
▪ 1995       "Everyone's going to OD on Reba," joked country music singer Reba McEntire near the beginning of the year. McEntire, already considered the reigning queen ...
McEwan
(1948– ) an English writer of short stories and novels, many of which are about the more strange and violent aspects of human nature. He won the Booker Prize in 1998 for ...
McEwan, Ian
▪ 2003       The publication of Ian McEwan's ninth novel, Atonement (2001), helped cement his reputation on both sides of the Atlantic by 2002 as one of Great Britain's ...
McEwen, Sir John
▪ prime minister of Australia born March 29, 1900, Chiltern, Vic., Australia died Nov. 21, 1980, Melbourne  farmer, politician, and prime minister of Australia from Dec. 19, ...
Mcf
one thousand cubic feet. Also, mcf, MCF. * * *
McFadden, Daniel L.
born July 29, 1937, Raleigh, N.C., U.S. U.S. economist and winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, along with James Heckman, for development of methods for ...
McFadden, Gene
▪ 2007       American songwriter, producer, and musician (b. 1949?, Philadelphia, Pa.—d. Jan. 27, 2006, Philadelphia), was—with his partner, John Whitehead—a key ...
McFarland, George Robert Phillips
▪ 1994       ("SPANKY"), U.S. actor (b. Oct. 2, 1928, Dallas, Texas—d. June 30, 1993, Grapevine, Texas), was the precocious rotund child star who voiced authority ...
Mcfd
thousands of cubic feet per day. * * *
McFee
/meuhk fee"/, n. William, 1881-1966, English writer. * * *
McFerrin, Bobby
▪ 1996       Imagine a symphony orchestra performing Rossini's William Tell overture not on their instruments but by singing. Imagine, in fact, an album of orchestral ...
McFerrin, Robert, Sr.
▪ 2007       American opera singer (b. March 19, 1921, Marianna, Ark.—d. Nov. 24, 2006, St. Louis, Mo.), became the first black male to solo at the Metropolitan Opera ...
mcg
microgram. * * *
McGahern, John
▪ 2007       Irish novelist and short-story writer (b. Nov. 12, 1934, Dublin, Ire.—d. March 30, 2006, Dublin), was noted for his depictions of Irish men and women ...
McGavin, Darren
▪ 2007 William Lyle Richardson        American actor (b. May 7, 1922, Spokane, Wash.—d. Feb. 25, 2006, Los Angeles, Calif.), had a nearly 70-year career during which ...
McGee, Thomas D'Arcy
▪ Irish-Canadian writer born April 13, 1825, Carlingford, County Louth, Ire. died April 7, 1868, Ottawa, Ont., Can.  Irish-Canadian writer and chief political orator of the ...
McGeown, Patrick
▪ 1997       Irish political figure who in 1981 barely survived a 42-day hunger strike while he was serving a prison term for his part in an Irish Republican Army ...
McGhee, Brownie
▪ American musician byname of  Walter Brown McGhee  born Nov. 30, 1915, Knoxville, Tenn., U.S. died Feb. 16, 1996, Oakland, Calif.  American blues singer, guitarist, ...
McGhee, Walter Brown
▪ 1997       ("BROWNIE"), U.S. blues musician (b. Nov. 30, 1915, Knoxville, Tenn.—d. Feb. 16, 1996, Oakland, Calif.), brought the lively finger-picking style of blues ...
McGill
(1875–1962) an English cartoonist famous for his seaside postcards. These usually showed fat people in humorous situations saying things that could have a rude meaning. * * *
McGill University
Privately endowed but state-supported university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 1821 through a gift left by the Scottish-born Canadian merchant James McGill ...
McGill, James
▪ Canadian politician born Oct. 6, 1744, Glasgow, Scot. died Dec. 19, 1813, Montreal, Can.       Scottish-born fur trader, merchant, politician, and philanthropist ...
McGill, Ralph
▪ American journalist born Feb. 5, 1898, near Soddy, Tenn., U.S. died Feb. 3, 1969, Atlanta, Ga.       crusading American journalist whose editorials in the Atlanta ...
McGillivray, Alexander
born с 1759 died Feb. 17, 1793, Pensacola, Fla. Principal chief of the Creek Indians in the years following the American Revolution. Of French and Creek descent, he was ...
McGillivray,Alexander
Mc·Gil·li·vray (mə-gĭlʹə-vrā'), Alexander. 1759?-1793. Creek leader who sided with the British during the American Revolution, accepted Spanish aid in resisting U.S. ...
McGinley, Phyllis
▪ American poet born March 21, 1905, Ontario, Ore., U.S. died Feb. 22, 1978, New York, N.Y.       American poet and author of books for juveniles, best known for her ...
McGlew, Derrick John
▪ 1999       South African cricketer who was a mainstay for Natal (1947/48-67) and South Africa (1951-60). A tenacious defensive batsman (usually batting as an opener), ...
McGonagall
(1830–1902) a Scottish poet. His poems show no skill or understanding of poetry but are very popular and funny as a result. An example is his Address to the Rev George ...
McGovern
/meuh guv"euhrn/, n. George (Stanley), born 1922, U.S. politician: Democratic presidential candidate 1972, senator 1963-81. * * *
McGovern, George S
▪ United States senator born July 19, 1922, Avon, S.D., U.S.    U.S. senator who was an unsuccessful reformist Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1972. He campaigned ...
McGovern, George S(tanley)
born July 19, 1922, Avon, S.D., U.S. U.S. politician. After earning a doctorate in history at Northwestern University, he taught at Dakota Wesleyan University in South Dakota. ...
McGovern, Terry
▪ American boxer in full  John Terrence McGovern , byname  Terrible Terry  born March 9, 1880, Johnstown, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 26, 1918, Brooklyn, N.Y.  American ...
McGovern,George Stanley
Mc·Gov·ern (mə-gŭvʹərn), George Stanley. Born 1922. American politician. A U.S. senator from South Dakota (1963-1981), he opposed the Vietnam War and was defeated as the ...
McGrath, Glenn Donald
▪ 2008 born Feb. 9, 1970, Dubbo, N.S.W., Australia       When cricketer Glenn (“Pigeon”) McGrath retired in 2007 at the age of 36, the 1.95-m (6-ft 5-in) Australian ...
McGrath, Kathleen
▪ 2003       captain (ret.), U.S. Navy (b. June 4, 1952, Columbus, Ohio—d. Sept. 26, 2002, Bethesda, Md.), was appointed captain of the guided-missile frigate USS ...
McGraw
/meuh graw"/, n. John Joseph, 1873-1934, U.S. baseball player and manager. * * *
McGraw, John
▪ American baseball manager in full  John Joseph McGraw , byname  Little Napoleon  born April 7, 1873, Truxton, New York, U.S. died February 25, 1934, New Rochelle, New ...
McGraw, John (Joseph)
born April 7, 1873, Truxton, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 25, 1934, New Rochelle, N.Y. U.S. baseball player and manager. McGraw was a star infielder for the Baltimore National League ...
McGraw, Phil
▪ 2005       By 2004 talk-show host, author, and psychologist-educator Phil McGraw had secured his place as “America's therapist” with the success of the nationally ...
McGraw, Tim
▪ 2006  The success of singer Tim McGraw's single “Live like You Were Dying”—it spent multiple weeks atop country music charts, won best single and song at country ...
McGraw, Tug
▪ 2005 Frank Edwin McGraw, Jr.        American baseball player (b. Aug. 30, 1944, Martinez, Calif.—d. Jan. 5, 2004, Nashville, Tenn.), was a relief pitching hero for ...
McGraw,John Joseph
Mc·Graw (mə-grôʹ), John Joseph. Called “Little Napoleon.” 1873-1934. American baseball player (1891-1900) and manager (1902-1932) of the New York Giants, which he led to ...
McGregor
(1971– ) a Scottish actor who first became known for his part in Trainspotting (1996) and later became famous in the Star Wars films, The Phantom Menace (1999) and Attack of ...
McGroarty, Sister Julia
▪ American religious leader original name  Susan McGroarty   born Feb. 13, 1827, Inver, County Donegal, Ire. died Nov. 12, 1901, Peabody, Mass., U.S.       Irish-born ...
McGrory, Mary
▪ 2005       American journalist (b. Aug. 22, 1918, Boston, Mass.—d. April 21, 2004, Washington, D.C.), broke ground as a female newspaper political columnist and ...
McGuane, Thomas
▪ American author in full  Thomas Francis McGuane III  born Dec. 11, 1939, Wyandotte, Mich., U.S.       American author noted for his novels of violent ...
McGuffey
/meuh guf"ee/, n. William Holmes, 1800-73, U.S. educator: editor of the Eclectic Readers, a series of school readers. * * *
McGuffey, William Holmes
born Sept. 23, 1800, Pennsylvania, U.S. died May 4, 1873, Charlottesville, Va. U.S. educator remembered chiefly for his series of elementary readers. McGuffey taught in the ...
McGuffey,William Holmes
Mc·Guf·fey (mə-gŭfʹē), William Holmes. 1800-1873. American educator who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (1836-1857), schoolbooks that combined reading lessons with ...
McGuffey’s Readers
a series of six school books (1836–57) designed to teach American children to read. They were created by William McGuffey (1800–73), the President of Cincinnati College, who ...
McGuire, Al
▪ American coach byname of  Alfred James McGuire  born September 7, 1928, New York, New York, U.S. died January 26, 2001, Milwaukee, Wisconsin       American ...
McGuire, Alfred James
▪ 2002 “Al”        American basketball coach and broadcaster (b. Sept. 7, 1928, New York, N.Y.—d. Jan. 26, 2001, Milwaukee, Wis.), was one of college basketball's ...
McGuire, Dorothy Hackett
▪ 2002       American actress (b. June 14, 1918, Omaha, Neb.—d. Sept. 14, 2001, Santa Monica, Calif.), had a long stage and screen career in which she specialized in ...
McGwire
(1963– ) a US baseball player who in 1998 hit the most home runs in a season (70) in the history of the game, beating the record of 61 set by Roger Maris in 1961. McGwire ...
McGwire, Mark
▪ American athlete in full  Mark David McGwire  born October 1, 1963, Pomona, California, U.S.       professional baseball player, considered one of the most ...
McGwire, Mark (David)
born Oct. 1, 1963, Pomona, Calif., U.S. U.S. baseball player. McGwire played first base in college, then joined the Oakland Athletics in 1987 and quickly displayed the strength ...
McGwire, Mark David
▪ 1999       On Sept. 8, 1998, Mark McGwire hit his shortest home run of the year but the biggest one of his career. With a 104-m (341-ft) line drive, the first baseman ...
McGwire,Mark David
Mc·Gwire (mə-gwīrʹ), Mark David. Born 1963. American baseball player. In 1987 he broke the single-season record for home runs hit by a rookie, and in 1998 he set a new ...
McHenry
/meuhk hen"ree, meuh ken"-/, n. 1. a town in NE Illinois. 10,908. 2. Fort. See Fort McHenry. * * *
McHenry, Robert
▪ American author and editor in full  Robert Dale McHenry  born April 30, 1945, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.       American encyclopaedist, editor, and author who was ...
MChin
Middle Chinese. * * *
Mchinji
▪ town, Malawi formerly  Fort Manning        town in west central Malawi (Malaŵi). The town was originally a settlement around the colonial defense post of Fort ...
McHugh, Jimmy
orig. James Francis McHugh born July 10, 1894, Boston, Mass., U.S. died May 23, 1969, Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. song composer. McHugh became a Tin Pan Alley song plugger and ...
mCi
millicurie; millicuries. * * *
McIlkenny, Richard
▪ 2007       Northern Irish-born factory worker (b. Dec. 22, 1933, Belfast, N.Ire.—d. May 21, 2006, Dublin, Ire.), was one of the Birmingham Six, who were wrongly ...
McIntire
/mak"in tuyeur'/, n. Samuel, 1757-1811, U.S. architect and woodcarver. * * *
McIntire, Carl Curtis
▪ 2003       American evangelist and radio broadcaster (b. May 17, 1906, Ypsilanti, Mich.—d. March 19, 2002, Voorhees, N.J.), was a firebrand fundamentalist preacher ...
McIntire, Ray
▪ 1997       U.S. chemical engineer who inadvertently created what became known as Styrofoam while working for the Dow Chemical Co., where he was attempting to develop a ...
McIntire, Samuel
▪ American architect and craftsman born January 1757, Salem, Mass. died Feb. 6, 1811, Salem, Mass., U.S.       U.S. architect and craftsman known as “the architect of ...
McIntire,Samuel
Mc·In·tire (măkʹĭn-tīr'), Samuel. 1757-1811. American architect and craftsman who designed many colonial homes and public buildings in Salem, Massachusetts. * * *
McIntosh
/mak"in tosh'/, n. a variety of red apple that ripens in early autumn. [1875-80; named after John McIntosh of Ontario, Canada, who first cultivated it (1796)] * * *
McIntyre
/mak"in tuyeur'/, n. James Francis Aloysius, 1886-1979, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman: cardinal from 1953; archbishop of Los Angeles 1948-70. * * *
McJob
/meuhk job"/, n. an unstimulating, low-wage job with few benefits, esp. in a service industry. [1991, Amer.; coined by Douglas Coupland (b. 1961) in the novel Generation X] * * *
McKay, Claude
born Sept. 15, 1890, Jamaica, British West Indies died May 22, 1948, Chicago, Ill., U.S. Jamaican-born U.S. poet and novelist. He published two volumes of Jamaican dialect ...
McKay, David O
▪ American religious leader born Sept. 8, 1873, Huntsville, Utah, U.S. died Jan. 18, 1970, Salt Lake City, Utah       U.S. religious leader, ninth president (1951–70) ...
McKay, David Stewart
▪ 1997       In 1996, a year in which extraterrestrials were the focus of movies, television shows, and books, David McKay proved that the real drama was taking place in ...
McKay, Donald
▪ American naval architect born Sept. 4, 1810, Nova Scotia died Sept. 20, 1880, Hamilton, Mass., U.S.       Canadian-born naval architect and builder of the largest and ...
McKay, Gardner
▪ 2002       American actor, playwright, and novelist (b. June 10, 1932, New York, N.Y.—d. Nov. 21, 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii), achieved fame as the star of the popular ...
McKay, Jim
▪ 2009 James Kenneth McManus        American sportscaster and journalist born Sept. 24, 1921, Philadelphia, Pa. died June 7, 2008, Monkton, Md. was a pioneer in ...
McKay, John Harvey
▪ 2002       American football coach (b. July 5, 1923, Everettsville, W.Va.—d. June 10, 2001, Tampa, Fla.), guided the University of Southern California football team ...
McKay,Claude
Mc·Kay (mə-kāʹ), Claude. 1890-1948. Jamaican-born American writer who figured prominently in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. His works include collections of poetry, ...
McKean
▪ county, Pennsylvania, United States       county, northern Pennsylvania, U.S., bounded to the north by New York state. It consists of a mountainous region on the ...
McKeesport
/meuh keez"pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. a city in SW Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. 31,012. * * * ▪ Pennsylvania, United States       city, Allegheny county, southwestern ...
McKellen
(1939– ) a leading English actor known especially for his performances in Shakespeare plays, although he has appeared in many other plays and in a number of films including the ...
McKellen, Sir Ian
▪ British actor in full  Sir Ian Murray McKellen  born May 25, 1939, Burnley, Lancashire, England    British actor of great versatility, noted for his work with the Royal ...
McKellen, Sir Ian (Murray)
born May 25, 1939, Burnley, Lancashire, Eng. British actor. Educated at Cambridge University, he made his professional stage debut in 1961 and won acclaim as Richard II and ...
McKenley, Herb(ert) Henry
▪ 2008       Jamaican track athlete and coach born July 10, 1922, Clarendon, Jam. died Nov. 26, 2007, Kingston, Jam. was one of the premier 400-m runners of his ...
McKenna
/meuh ken"euh/, n. Siobhan /sheuh vawn", -von"/, 1923-86, Irish actress. * * *
McKenna, Joseph
▪ United States jurist born Aug. 10, 1843, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Nov. 21, 1926, Washington, D.C.       U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1898 to ...
McKenna, Reginald
▪ British statesman born July 6, 1863, London, Eng. died Sept. 6, 1943, London  British statesman who, as first lord of the Admiralty, initiated in 1909 a battleship ...
McKenna, Siobhan
▪ Irish actress original name Siobhan Giollamhuire Nic Cionnaith born May 24, 1923, Belfast, N.Ire. died Nov. 16, 1986, Dublin, Ire.  versatile Irish actress best known for ...
McKenzie
/meuh ken"zee/, n. Robert Tait /tayt/, 1867-1938, Canadian physician, educator, and sculptor. * * *
McKenzie, Robert
▪ British political scientist born , Sept. 11, 1917, Vancouver, B.C., Can. died Oct. 12, 1981, London       Canadian-born British political scientist and television ...
McKenzie, Sir John
▪ New Zealander statesman born 1838, Ardross, Ross, Scot. died Aug. 6, 1901, Shag Point, N.Z.       New Zealand statesman who, as minister of lands (1891–1900), ...
McKern, Leo
▪ 2003 Reginald McKern        Australian-born character actor (b. March 16, 1920, Sydney, Australia—d. July 23, 2002, Bath, Eng.), gained international recognition as ...
McKim
/meuh kim"/, n. Charles Follen /fol"euhn/, 1847-1909, U.S. architect. * * *
McKim, Charles Follen
born Aug. 24, 1847, Chester County, Pa., U.S. died Sept. 14, 1909, St. James, Long Island, N.Y. U.S. architect. He was educated at Harvard University and in Paris at the École ...
McKim, Ruby
▪ American quilter née  Ruby Short  born July 25, 1891, Millersburg, Illinois, U.S. died July 26, 1976, Independence, Missouri       one of the 20th century's most ...
McKim,Charles Follen
Mc·Kim (mə-kĭmʹ), Charles Follen. 1847-1909. American architect who was a leading proponent of the neoclassic revival. His designs include those of the Boston Public Library ...
McKinley
/meuh kin"lee/, n. 1. William, 1843-1901, 25th president of the U.S. 1897-1901. 2. Mount, a mountain in central Alaska: highest peak in North America, 20,320 ft. (6194 m). * * ...
McKinley, Ida
▪ American first lady née  Ida Saxton  born June 8, 1847, Canton, Ohio, U.S. died May 26, 1907, Canton  American first lady (1897–1901), the wife of William McKinley ...
McKinley, John
▪ United States jurist born May 1, 1780, Culpeper County, Va., U.S. died July 19, 1852, Louisville, Ky.       American politician and associate justice of the United ...
McKinley, Mount
Athabascan Denali Highest mountain in North America. Located near the centre of the Alaska Range in south-central Alaska, U.S., and in Denali National Park, it rises to 20,320 ...
McKinley, Raymond Frederick
▪ 1996       U.S. Dixieland drummer, vocalist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and bandleader of the ensemble after Miller's death (b. June 8, 1910—d. May 7, 1995). * ...
McKinley, William
born Jan. 29, 1843, Niles, Ohio, U.S. died Sept. 14, 1901, Buffalo, N.Y. 25th president of the U.S. (1897–1901). He served in the American Civil War as an aide to Col. ...
McKinley,Mount
Mc·Kin·ley (mə-kĭnʹlē), Mount or De·na·li (də-näʹlē) A peak, 6,197.6 m (20,320 ft) high, in the Alaska Range of south-central Alaska. The highest point in North ...
McKinley,William
McKinley, William. 1843-1901. The 25th President of the United States (1897-1901). His presidency was marked by the Spanish-American War (1898), the annexation of Cuba and the ...
McKinney
/meuh kin"ee/, n. a city in NE Texas. 16,249. * * * ▪ Texas, United States       city, seat (1848) of Collin county, northeastern Texas, U.S., near the East Fork of ...
McKinney, Cynthia
▪ American politician in full  Cynthia Ann McKinney  born March 17, 1955, Atlanta, Ga., U.S.    American politician who was a Democratic (Democratic Party) member of the ...
McKissick
/meuh kis"ik/, n. Floyd Bixler /biks"leuhr/, 1922-91, U.S. lawyer and civil-rights leader: chairman of Congress of Racial Equality 1963-66, director 1966-68. * * *
McKuen
/meuh kyooh"euhn/, n. Rod, born 1933, U.S. poet and songwriter. * * *
McKusick, Victor Almon
▪ 2009       American physician and genome researcher born Oct. 21, 1921, Parkman, Maine died July 22, 2008, Baltimore, Md. was a pioneer in the study of medical ...
MCL
MCL or M.C.L. abbrev. Master of Civil Law * * * MCL abbr. 1. Master of Civil Law. 2. Master of Comparative Law. * * *
McLachlan, Alexander
▪ Canadian poet born Aug. 12, 1818, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scot. died March 20, 1896, Orangeville, Ont., Can.       Scottish-born poet, called by some the Burns of ...
McLachlan, Sarah
▪ 1999       After a decade in which her music reached a relatively limited number of devoted fans, Canadian singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan surfaced in 1998 as ...
McLachlin, Beverley
▪ 2001       On Jan. 12, 2000, 71 years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that women were not “persons,” Beverley McLachlin was sworn in as the court's first ...
McLaren
/meuh klar"euhn/, n. Norman, 1914-87, Canadian film director and animator, born in Scotland. * * *
McLaren, Bruce (Leslie)
▪ New Zealander automobile racer born Aug. 30, 1937, Auckland, N.Z. died June 2, 1970, near Chichester, Sussex, Eng.       New Zealand-born automobile racing driver, ...
McLaren, Dame Anne Laura
▪ 2008       British geneticist born April 26, 1927, London, Eng. died July 7, 2007, near London pioneered fundamental advances in mammalian genetics and embryology ...
McLaughlin, John
▪ British musician born Jan. 4, 1942, Yorkshire, Eng.    English guitar virtuoso and bandleader whose extremely loud, highly energetic, eclectic soloing made him one of the ...
McLaughlin,John
Mc·Laugh·lin (mə-klôfʹlĭn), John. Born 1942. British jazz guitarist best known for his virtuosic playing and for his affinity for flamenco and Eastern music. * * *
McLean
Mc·Lean (mə-klānʹ, -klēnʹ) A community of northern Virginia, a residential suburb in the Washington, D.C., area. Population: 38,168. * * *
McLean, Alice Throckmorton
▪ American social service organizer born March 8, 1886, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 25, 1968, Baltimore, Md.       social service organizer who established and ...
McLean, Jackie
▪ 2007 John Lenwood McLean, Jr.  American jazz musician (b. May 17, 1931, New York, N.Y.—d. March 31, 2006, Hartford, Conn.), was noted for the emotional intensity of his ...
McLean, John
▪ United States jurist born March 11, 1785, Morris County, N.J., U.S. died April 4, 1861, Cincinnati, Ohio  Cabinet member and U.S. Supreme Court justice (1829–61) whose ...
McLellan, Joseph
▪ 2006       American music critic and journalist (b. 1929, Quincy, Mass.—d. Dec. 26, 2005, Hyattsville, Md.), served on the staff of the Washington Post for more than ...
McLennan, Grant
▪ 2007       Australian singer-songwriter (b. Feb. 12, 1958, Rockhampton, Queen., Australia—d. May 6, 2006, Brisbane, Australia), was a gifted writer of literate, ...
McLennan, John Ferguson
▪ Scottish lawyer and ethnologist born Oct. 14, 1827, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scot. died June 16, 1881, Hayes Common, Kent, Eng.       Scottish lawyer and ...
McLeod
/meuh klowd"/, Trademark. a brand of garden tool that is a combination of a rake and a hoe. Also called McLeod tool. * * * (as used in expressions) Bethune Mary Jane McLeod Mary ...
McLeod gauge
Physical Chem. a device for determining very low gas pressures by manometrically measuring the pressure of a sample after its compression to a known fraction of its original ...
McLuhan
/meuh klooh"euhn/, n. Marshall, 1911-80, Canadian cultural historian and mass-communications theorist. * * *
McLuhan, (Herbert) Marshall
born July 21, 1911, Edmonton, Alta., Can. died Dec. 31, 1980, Toronto, Ont. Canadian communications theorist and educator. He taught from 1946 at the University of Toronto and ...
McLuhan, (Herbert)Marshall
Mc·Lu·han (mə-klo͞oʹən), (Herbert) Marshall. 1911-1980. Canadian cultural critic and communications theorist who maintained that the method of communicating information ...
McLuhan, Marshall
▪ Canadian educator in full  Herbert Marshall McLuhan  born July 21, 1911, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada died Dec. 31, 1980, Toronto       Canadian communications ...
McMahon Line
Frontier between Tibet and Assam in British India, negotiated between Tibet and Britain at the end of the Shimla (Simla) Conference in 1913–14. It was named for the chief ...
McMahon, Sir William
▪ prime minister of Australia born Feb. 23, 1908, Sydney died March 31, 1988, Sydney  Australian politician and lawyer who was prime minister of Australia from March 1971 to ...
McMahon, Vince
▪ 2001       American wrestling promoter Vince McMahon took his act to the gridiron in 2000 when he challenged the National Football League (NFL) to a showdown. Looking ...
McManus
a British Professor of Psychology who is particularly interested in researching why some people are left-handed (= find it easier to use their left hand than their right hand). ...
McManus, Rachel Louise
▪ American educator born March 4, 1896, North Smithfield, R.I., U.S. died May 29, 1993, Natick, Mass.       American nursing educator, an early leader in extending ...
McMaster
/meuhk mas"teuhr, -mah"steuhr/, n. John Bach, 1852-1932, U.S. historian and educator. * * *
McMaster University
Privately endowed university in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1887 through a gift from Sen. William McMaster (1811–87). It offers undergraduate and graduate ...
McMaster, John Bach
▪ American historian born June 29, 1852, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died May 24, 1932, Darien, Conn.       American historian whose eight-volume work on the people of the ...
McMein, Neysa
▪ American artist original name  Margery Edna McMein   born January 24, 1888, Quincy, Illinois, U.S. died May 12, 1949, New York, New York  American artist whose commercial ...
McMillan
/meuhk mil"euhn/, n. Edwin Mattison /mat"euh seuhn/, 1907-91, U.S. educator and physicist: Nobel prize for chemistry 1951. * * *
McMillan, Edwin Mattison
▪ American physicist born Sept. 18, 1907, Redondo Beach, Calif., U.S. died Sept. 7, 1991, El Cerrito, Calif.       American nuclear physicist who shared the Nobel Prize ...
McMillan, Enolia Pettigen
▪ 2007       American civil rights leader (b. Oct. 20, 1904, Willow Grove, Pa.—d. Oct. 24, 2006, Stevenson, Md.), served (1984–89) as the first woman president of ...
McMillan, Terry
▪ 1997       In late 1995 pop-fiction author Terry McMillan delighted in watching her third book, Waiting to Exhale, make the transition to the silver screen. The story ...
McMillan,Edwin Mattison
Mc·Mil·lan (mĭk-mĭlʹən), Edwin Mattison. 1907-1991. American physicist and chemist. He shared a 1951 Nobel Prize for the discovery of neptunium (1940). * * *
McMillin, Bo
▪ American athlete byname of  Alvin N. McMillin   born Jan. 12, 1895, Prairie Hill, Texas, U.S. died March 31, 1952, Bloomington, Ind.       American collegiate and ...
McMinnville
/meuhk min"vil/, n. 1. a town in NW Oregon. 14,080. 2. a town in central Tennessee. 10,683. * * * ▪ Oregon, United States       city, seat (1886) of Yamhill county, ...
McMullen, Curtis
▪ American mathematician born May 21, 1958, Berkeley, Calif., U.S.       American mathematician who won the Fields Medal in 1998 for his work in ...
McMurdo Sound
/meuhk merr"doh/ an inlet of Ross Sea, in Antarctica, N of Victoria Land. * * * Inlet of the southwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica. Lying at the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, the ...
McMurdoSound
Mc·Mur·do Sound (mĭk-mûrʹdō) An inlet of the Ross Sea in Antarctica off the coast of Victoria Land. A U.S. research and exploration base is here. * * *
McMurtry, Larry
▪ American author in full  Larry Jeff McMurtry  born June 3, 1936, Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.    prolific American writer noted for his novels set on the frontier, in ...
McMurtry, Larry (Jeff)
born June 3, 1936, Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S. U.S. novelist. The son of a rancher, he is noted for novels set in the American West, often in Texas. The Last Picture Show (1966) ...
McNair
/meuhk nair"/, n. Lesley James, 1883-1944, U.S. army officer. * * *
McNair, Barbara Joan
▪ 2008       American singer and actress born March 4, 1934 , Chicago, Ill. died Feb. 4, 2007 , Los Angeles, Calif. starred (1969–71) in the television variety ...
McNally
/meuhk nal"ee/, n. Terrance, born 1939, U.S. playwright. * * *
McNally, David Arthur
▪ 2003 “Dave”        American professional baseball player (b. Oct. 31, 1942, Billings, Mont.—d. Dec. 1, 2002, Billings), was a phenomenal left-handed pitcher for ...
McNally, Terrence
born Nov. 3, 1939, St. Petersburg, Fla., U.S. U.S. dramatist. He worked as a newspaper reporter, as tutor for the children of John Steinbeck, and as stage manager at the Actors ...
McNally,Terence
Mc·Nal·ly (mĭk-nălʹē), Terence. Born 1939. American playwright noted for his unsettling and provocative comedies. His works include Bad Habits (1971) and Kiss of the ...
McNamara
/mak"neuh mar'euh/, n. Robert Strange, born 1916, U.S. business executive and government official: Secretary of Defense 1961-68; president of World Bank 1968-81. * * *
McNamara, Robert S(trange)
born June 9, 1916, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. U.S. secretary of defense (1961–68). He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (1937), earned a graduate ...
McNamara, Robert S.
▪ United States statesman in full  Robert Strange McNamara  born June 9, 1916, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.    U.S. secretary of defense from 1961 to 1968 who revamped ...
McNamara,Robert Strange
Mc·Na·mar·a (măkʹnə-măr'ə), Robert Strange. Born 1916. American public official who served as U.S. secretary of defense (1961-1968) during the Kennedy and Johnson ...
McNaughton
/meuhk nawt"n/, n. Andrew George Latta /lat"euh/, 1887-1966, Canadian army officer, statesman, diplomat, and scientist. * * *
McNeill, Don
born Dec. 23, 1907, Galena, Ill., U.S. died May 7, 1996, Evanston, Ill. U.S. radio entertainer. He entered radio in the 1920s as part of a singing team. In 1933 he took over as ...
McNeill, William H
▪ Canadian-American historian born Oct. 31, 1917, Vancouver, B.C., Can.       prominent historian whose The Rise of the West, covering the entire span of recorded human ...
McNutt
/meuhk nut"/, n. Paul Vories /vawr"eez, vohr"-/, 1891-1955, U.S. diplomat and government official. * * *
MCP
male chauvinist pig. * * *
McPartland
/meuhk pahrt"leuhnd/, n. Marian, born 1920, British jazz pianist and composer, in the U.S. since 1946. * * *
McPartland, Marian
▪ 2003       The format of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz program, on National Public Radio, was simple: for an hour each week two jazz artists, the elegant pianist ...
McPhatter, Clyde
▪ American singer Introduction in full  Clyde Lensey McPhatter  born Nov. 15, 1932, Durham, N.C., U.S. died June 13, 1972, New York, N.Y.       American ...
McPhee
/meuhk fee"/, n. John, born 1931, U.S. writer. * * *
McPhee, John
▪ American journalist in full  John Angus McPhee  born March 8, 1931, Princeton, N.J., U.S.       American journalist whose nonfiction books are accessible and ...
McPhee, John (Angus)
born March 8, 1931, Princeton, N.J., U.S. U.S. journalist and nonfiction writer. He attended Princeton University. After working as an associate editor at Time (1957–64), he ...
McPherson
/meuhk ferr"seuhn, -fear"-/, n. 1. Aimee Semple /sem"peuhl/, 1890-1944, U.S. evangelist, born in Canada. 2. a town in central Kansas. 11,753. * * * ▪ Kansas, United ...
McPherson Range
▪ mountains, Australia       mountain range, eastern spur of the Great Dividing Range, eastern Australia; its crest constitutes the Queensland–New South Wales border ...
McPherson, Aimee Semple
orig. Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy born Oct. 9, 1890, near Ingersoll, Ont., Can. died Sept. 27, 1944, Oakland, Calif., U.S. Canadian-born U.S. Pentecostal evangelist. Born on a ...
McPherson, James Alan
▪ American author born Sept. 16, 1943, Savannah, Ga., U.S.       African-American short-story writer whose realistic, character-driven fiction examines racial tension, ...
McPherson, James B.
▪ United States military officer in full  James Birdseye Mcpherson  born Nov. 14, 1828, Sandusky county, Ohio, U.S. died July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga.  Union general of ...
McPherson,Aimee Semple
Mc·Pher·son (mĭk-fûrʹsən), Aimee Semple. 1890-1944. Canadian-born American evangelist who founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (1927) and was known ...
MCPO
MCPO abbr. master chief petty officer. * * *
McQueen
(1930–80) a US film actor who often played tough but honest characters. He first became well known in a television series, Wanted – Dead or Alive (1958). His films included ...
McQueen, (Terence) Steve(n)
born March 24, 1930, Beech Grove, Ind., U.S. died Nov. 7, 1980, Juárez, Mex. U.S. film actor. He served time in a reform school and a stint in the U.S. Marines before studying ...
McQueen, Steve
▪ American actor in full  Terence Stephen McQueen  born March 24, 1930, Indianapolis, Ind., U.S. died November 7, 1980, Juarez, Mex.       macho, laconic American ...
McQueen, Thelma
▪ 1996       ("BUTTERFLY"), U.S. character actress who often portrayed maids and was forever identified with the film role of Prissy, the befuddled slave who confessed, ...
McRae, Carmen
born April 8, 1920, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 10, 1994, Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. singer and pianist. McRae was influenced by Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. She began ...
McRae, Colin
▪ 2008 Colin Steele McRae  Scottish race car driver born Aug. 5, 1968, Lanark, Scot. died Sept. 15, 2007, near Jerviswood, South Lanarkshire, Scot. won the world rally ...
McRae,Carmen
Mc·Rae (mə-krā), Carmen. 1920-1994. American jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist who rose to fame in Harlem during the 1940s. Her low-key performing style is distinguished ...
McReynolds
/meuhk ren"ldz/, n. James Clark, 1862-1946, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1914-41. * * *
McReynolds, James
▪ American jurist born Feb. 3, 1862, Elkton, Ky., U.S. died Aug. 24, 1946, Washington, D.C.       U.S. Supreme Court justice (1914–41) who was a leading force in ...
MCS
MCS abbr. multiple chemical sensitivity. * * *
McShann, Jay
▪ 2007 James Columbus McShann; “Hootie”        American jazz musician (b. Jan. 12, 1916?, Muskogee, Okla.—d. Dec. 7, 2006, Kansas City, Mo.), led the last major ...
McTaggart, David Fraser
▪ 2002       Canadian environmental activist (b. June 24, 1932, Vancouver, B.C.—d. March 23, 2001, Perugia, Italy), as chairman of Greenpeace International from 1979 ...
McTeague
/meuhk teeg"/, n. a novel (1899) by Frank Norris. * * *
McTeer, Janet
▪ 1998       In 1997 British actress Janet McTeer, little known to U.S. audiences, took New York City by storm after making her Broadway debut in Anthony Page's revival ...
McVeigh, Timothy
▪ American militant in full  Timothy James McVeigh  born April 23, 1968, Pendleton, N.Y., U.S. died June 11, 2001, Terre Haute, Ind.  American militant who carried out the ...
McVeigh, Timothy James
▪ 2002       American terrorist (b. April 23, 1968, Pendleton, N.Y.—d. June 11, 2001, Terre Haute, Ind.), was put to death after having been convicted of bombing the ...
McVitie’s{™}
a British company that makes biscuits of different types. McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits, made with wholemeal flour, are especially popular. * * *
McWhirter, Norris Dewar
▪ 2005       British publisher (b. Aug. 12, 1925, London, Eng.—d. April 19, 2004, Kington Langley, Wiltshire, Eng.), cofounded, along with his twin brother, Ross, The ...
McWilliam, F.E.
▪ Irish sculptor in full  Frederick Edward McWilliam   born April 30, 1909, Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland died May 13, 1992, London, England       Irish ...
MD
1. Maryland (approved esp. for use with zip code). 2. Doctor of Medicine. [ < NL Medicinae Doctor] 3. Middle Dutch. 4. months after date. 5. muscular dystrophy. * * *
Md
Music. right hand. [ < It mano destra or F main droite] Symbol, Chem. mendelevium. * * *
Md.
Maryland. * * *
MDA
Pharm. methylene dioxyamphetamine: an amphetamine derivative, C10H13NO2, having hallucinogenic and stimulant properties. * * *
MDAP
Mutual Defense Assistance Program. * * *
Mdewakanton
/euhm dee waw"keuhn tohn', med'ee waw"-/, n. a member of a North American Indian people belonging to the Santee branch of the Dakota. * * *
Mdina
▪ Malta also called  Notabile, or Città Vecchia,         town, west-central Malta, adjoining Rabat, west of Valletta. Possibly Bronze Age in origin, it has Punic, ...
MDiv
MDiv or M.Div. abbrev. Master of Divinity * * * MDiv abbr. Master of Divinity. * * *
Mdlle
Mdlle abbrev. Mademoiselle * * *
Mdlle.
pl. Mdlles. Mademoiselle. * * *
Mdm.
pl. Mdms. Madam. * * *
MDMA
methylene dioxymethamphetamine: an amphetamine derivative, C11H15NO2, that reduces inhibitions and that was used in psychotherapy until it was banned in the U.S. in 1985. * * *


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