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migmatite
Rock composed of a metamorphic host material that is streaked or veined with granite; the name means "mixed rock. " Many migmatites probably represent partial fusion of the ...
Mignard, Pierre
▪ French painter byname  Mignard le Romain   born Nov. 17, 1612, Troyes, France died May 30, 1695, Paris       painter in the classical French Baroque manner, known ...
Migne, Jacques-Paul
▪ French priest and publisher born Oct. 25, 1800, Saint-Flour, France died Oct. 24, 1875, Paris  French Roman Catholic priest who became one of the foremost 19th-century ...
Mignet, François
▪ French historian in full  François-auguste-marie Mignet   born May 8, 1796, Aix-en-Provence, France died March 24, 1884, Paris       historian and archivist whose ...
mignon
/min yon"/; Fr. /mee nyawonn"/, adj. small and pretty; delicately pretty. [1550-60; < F; see MINION] * * *
Mignon
/mee nyawonn"/, n. an opera (1866) by Ambroise Thomas. * * *
Mignon, Abraham
▪ German painter born June 21, 1640, Frankfurt am Main [Germany] died 1679, Wetzlar or Frankfurt am Main       German Baroque still-life painter.       Mignon ...
Mignone, Emilio Fermin
▪ 1999       Argentine lawyer whose daughter's disappearance spurred him to found the Centre for Legal and Social Studies to document the abuses of the Argentine ...
mignonette
/min'yeuh net"/, n. 1. a plant, Reseda odorata, common in gardens, having racemes of small, fragrant, greenish-white flowers with prominent orange anthers. 2. a grayish green ...
mignonette tree
mignonette tree n. HENNA (n. 1) * * *
mignonne
/min yon"/; Fr. /mee nyawn"/, adj. 1. small and delicate. n. 2. (cap.) Also, Mignon /min yon"/; Fr. /mee nyawonn"/. a female given name. [1550-60; < F, fem. of mignon MIGNON] * * ...
migraine
—migrainoid, adj. —migrainous, adj. /muy"grayn/ or, Brit., /mee"-/, n. an extremely severe paroxysmal headache, usually confined to one side of the head and often associated ...
migrainous
See migraine. * * *
migrant
/muy"greuhnt/, adj. 1. migrating, esp. of people; migratory. n. 2. a person or animal that migrates. 3. Also called migrant worker. a person who moves from place to place to get ...
migrant labour
Semiskilled or unskilled workers who move from one region to another, offering their services on a temporary, usually seasonal, basis. In North America, migrant labour is ...
Migrant Remittances: A Vital GNP Factor
▪ 2007       By 2006 the effects of globalization on migration were becoming increasingly evident. The linking of labour markets by improved information technology and ...
migrate
—migrator, n. /muy"grayt/, v.i., migrated, migrating. 1. to go from one country, region, or place to another. 2. to pass periodically from one region or climate to another, as ...
migration
—migrational, adj. /muy gray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the process or act of migrating. 2. a migratory movement: preparations for the migration. 3. a number or body of persons or animals ...
migration, human
Permanent change of residence by an individual or group, excluding such movements as nomadism and migrant labour. Migrations may be classed as internal or international and as ...
migrational
See migration. * * *
migrator
See migrate. * * *
migratory
/muy"greuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. 1. migrating. 2. periodically migrating: a migratory species; migratory workers. 3. pertaining to a migration: migratory movements of ...
migratory locust
any of several locusts that migrate in great swarms, esp. Locusta migratoria, of Africa and Asia. Also called migratory grasshopper. [1870-75] * * *
Miguel
(as used in expressions) Asturias Miguel Ángel Cervantes Saavedra Miguel de Hidalgo y Costilla Miguel Primo de Rivera Miguel Miguel Servet Unamuno y Jugo Miguel de Léopold ...
Miguel Angel Asturias: Nobel Lecture
▪ Primary Source       Nobel Lecture, 12th December 1967       (Translation)       The Latin American Novel       Testimony of an ...
miguelet
/mig"euh let'/, n. miquelet. * * *
Mihail, Archbishop
▪ 2000 Metodij Gogov        Macedonian religious leader who, as the scholarly archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia (1993–99), was head of the independent Orthodox Church ...
Mihailovic
Serbo-Croatian. /mi huy"law vich/, n. Draza Serbo-Croatian. /drddah"zhah/. See Mikhailovitch, Draja. * * *
Mihailović, Dragoljub
▪ Yugoslavian resistance leader Mihailović also spelled  Mihajlović,  byname  Draža  born March 27, 1893, Ivanjica, Serbia died July 17, 1946, Belgrade, ...
Mihalache, Ion
▪ Romanian statesman born March 3, 1882, Topoloveni, Rom. died 1963, Sighet       Romanian statesman and popular political leader and founder of the Peasant ...
Mihara
▪ Japan       city, Hiroshima ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It is located on the mouth of the Nuta River, at the Bingo Channel of the Inland Sea. The city grew ...
miḥnah
▪ Islamic history       any of the Islāmic courts of inquiry established about AD 833 by the ʿAbbāsid caliph al-Maʾmūn (Maʾmūn, al-) (reigned 813–833) to impose ...
mihrab
/mear"euhb/, n. (in a mosque) a niche or decorative panel designating the kiblah. [1810-20; < Ar mihrab] * * * Arabic miḥrāb Semicircular prayer niche in the qiblah wall ...
mikado
/mi kah"doh/, n., pl. mikados. 1. (sometimes cap.) a title of the emperor of Japan. 2. (cap., italics) an operetta (1885) by Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. 3. ...
Mikael Sehul
▪ regent of Ethiopia born c. 1692 died 1784, Adwa, Eth.       nobleman who ruled Ethiopia for a period of 25 years as regent of a series of weak emperors. He brought ...
Mīkāl
▪ Islam also spelled  Mīkāʾīl,         in Islām, the archangel who was so shocked at the sight of hell when it was created that he never laughed again. In ...
Mikan, George (Lawrence)
born June 18, 1924, Joliet, Ill., U.S. U.S. basketball player and executive. He was an outstanding centre at DePaul University, where he also took his law degree. Standing ...
Mikan, George Lawrence
▪ 2006       American basketball player and lawyer (b. June 18, 1924, Joliet, Ill.—d. June 1, 2005, Scottsdale, Ariz.), transformed basketball as the game's first ...
Mikardo, Ian
▪ 1994       British politician (b. July 9, 1908, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England—d. May 6, 1993, Stockport, Greater Manchester, England), was one of the Labour Party's ...
Mikasuki
/mik'euh sooh"kee/, n., pl. Mikasukis, (esp. collectively) Mikasuki for 1. 1. a member of an American Indian people, formerly part of the Creek Confederacy and surviving chiefly ...
Mikawachi porcelain
▪ Japanese pottery       Japanese porcelain of the Tokugawa period (1603–1867) from the kilns at Mikawachi on the island of Hirado, Hizen province, now in Nagasaki ...
Mīkāʾīl
In Islam, the counterpart of the biblical archangel Michael. Mǐkāʾīl is mentioned only once in the Qurān, but, according to legend, he and Jibrīl were the first angels to ...
mike
mike1 /muyk/, n., v., miked, miking. n. 1. Also, mic. Informal. a microphone. v.t. 2. Informal. to supply or amplify with one or more microphones; attach a microphone to: to mike ...
Mike
/muyk/, n. 1. a male given name, form of Michael. 2. (l.c.) a word used in communications to represent the letter M. * * * (as used in expressions) Fink Mike Leigh Mike Mike ...
mike fright
Informal. extreme nervousness experienced on speaking into a microphone, as on radio or television. [1935-40; on the model of STAGE FRIGHT] * * *
Mike Hammer
➡ Hammer (II) * * *
Mike Leigh
➡ Leigh (I) * * *
Mike Tyson
➡ Tyson * * *
Mike-Mike
/muyk"muyk"/, n. Mil. Slang. a millimeter. * * *
Mikhail
(as used in expressions) Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov Bakhtin Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakunin Mikhail Aleksandrovich Barclay de Tolly Mikhail Bogdanovich Prince Baryshnikov Mikhail ...
Mikhailovich
(as used in expressions) Bakhtin Mikhail Mikhailovich Dimitrov Georgi Mikhailovich Gorchakov Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prince Rodchenko Aleksandr Mikhailovich * * *
Mikhailovitch
Serbo-Croatian. /mi huy"law vich/, n. Draja /drddah"zhah/, 1893-1946, Yugoslav military leader. Also, Draza Mihailovic. * * *
Mikhaylovich
(as used in expressions) Aleksey Mikhaylovich Bekhterev Vladimir Mikhaylovich Budenny Semyon Mikhaylovich Chernov Viktor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Fyodor Mikhaylovich Eisenstein ...
Mikhaylovka
▪ Russia also spelled  Michajlovka,  or  Mikhailovka        city, Volgograd oblast (region), western Russia, on the Medveditsa River and the main highway between ...
Mikhaylovna
(as used in expressions) Plisetskaya Maya Mikhaylovna Kollontay Aleksandra Mikhaylovna Aleksandra Mikhaylovna Domontovich * * *
Mikhaylovsky, Nikolay Konstantinovich
▪ Russian literary critic Mikhaylovsky also spelled  Mikhailovskii   born Nov. 27 [Nov. 15, Old Style], 1842, Meshchovsk, Russia died Feb. 10 [Jan. 28], 1904, St. ...
Miki
▪ Japan       city, Hyōgo ken (prefecture), western Honshu, Japan. The town developed around a castle built by Bessho Naganori in 1468 and captured by the Hideyoshi ...
Miki Kiyoshi
▪ Japanese philosopher born Jan. 5, 1897, Hyōgo prefecture, Japan died Sept. 26, 1945, Tokyo       Marxist philosopher who helped establish the theoretical basis for ...
Miki Takeo
▪ prime minister of Japan born March 17, 1907, Donari, Japan died Nov. 13, 1988, Tokyo       politician, prime minister of Japan from December 1974 to December ...
Mikimoto Kōkichi
▪ Japanese farmer and merchant born January 1858, Mie prefecture, Japan died Sept. 21, 1954, near Nagoya       Japanese pearl farmer and merchant who introduced the ...
Mikkeli
▪ Finland Swedish  Sankt Michel,         city, southeastern Finland, northeast of Helsinki. Mikkeli received its town charter in 1838 and became the administrative ...
Mikkelsen, Ejnar
▪ Danish explorer and author born Dec. 23, 1880, Vester-Brønderslev, Den. died May 3, 1971, Copenhagen       Danish polar explorer and author.       Mikkelsen ...
Miklas, Wilhelm
▪ president of Austria born Oct. 15, 1872, Krems, Austria died March 20, 1956, Vienna       statesman who served as president of the first Austrian republic ...
Mikonos
/mee"kaw naws/, n. Greek name of Mykonos. * * * ▪ island, Greece also spelled  Mykonos        (Greek: White Island), island, one of the smaller of the eastern ...
Mikoyan
/mee'kaw yahn"/; Russ. /myi ku yahn"/, n. Anastas Ivanovich /u nu stahs" ee vah"neuh vyich/, 1895-1978, Soviet official: president of the Soviet Union 1964-65. * * *
Mikoyan, Anastas (Ivanovich)
born Nov. 25, 1895, Sanain, Armenia died Oct. 21, 1978, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian statesman. After joining the Bolsheviks in 1915, he became a party leader in the ...
Mikoyan, Anastas Ivanovich
▪ Soviet statesman born Nov. 25 [Nov. 13, old style], 1895, Sanain, Armenia died Oct. 21, 1978, Moscow  Old Bolshevik and highly influential Soviet statesman who dominated ...
Mikołajczyk, Stanisław
born July 18, 1901, Holsterhausen, near Gelsenkirchen, Ger. died Dec. 13, 1966, Washington, D.C., U.S. Polish statesman. He cofounded the Peasant Party and served as its leader ...
mikron
/muy"kron/, n., pl. mikrons, mikra /-kreuh/. micron. * * *
Mikszáth, Kálmán
▪ Hungarian author born Jan. 16, 1847, Szklabonya, Hung. died May 28, 1910, Budapest       novelist, regarded by contemporaries and succeeding generations alike as the ...
mikvah
Seph. /mee kvah"/; Ashk., Eng. /mik"veuh/, n., pl. mikvoth, mikvot, mikvos Seph. /-vawt"/; Ashk. /-vohs/, Eng. mikvahs. Hebrew. a ritual bath to which Orthodox Jews are ...
mil
mil1 /mil/, n. 1. a unit of length equal to 0.001 of an inch (0.0254 mm), used in measuring the diameter of wires. 2. a military unit of angular measurement equal to the angle ...
mil.
1. military. 2. militia. * * *
milady
/mi lay"dee/, n., pl. miladies. 1. an English noblewoman (often used as a term of address). 2. a woman regarded as having fashionable or expensive tastes: milady's spring ...
milage
/muy"lij/, n. mileage. * * *
Milan
/mi lan", -lahn"/, n. an industrial city in central Lombardy, in N Italy: cathedral. 1,710,263. Italian, Milano /mee lah"naw/. * * * Italian Milano Capital (pop., 2001 prelim.: ...
Milan Decree
(Dec. 17, 1807) Economic policy in the Napoleonic Wars. It was part of the Continental System invoked by Napoleon to blockade trade with the British. It expanded the blockade of ...
Milan faience
▪ pottery       tin-glazed earthenware (usually called maiolica in Italy) produced by several factories in Milan during the 18th century. The earliest known specimens ...
Milan III (or I)
▪ prince of Serbia in full  Milan Obrenović   born Oct. 21, 1819, Kragujevac, Serbia died July 8, 1839, Belgrade       prince of Serbia in 1839.       On June ...
Milan IV (or II)
▪ king of Serbia in full  Milan Obrenović   born Aug. 22 [Aug. 10, Old Style], 1854, Maraşeşti, Moldavia died Feb. 11 [Jan. 29], 1901, Vienna       prince ...
Milan, Edict of
▪ Roman history       a proclamation that permanently established religious toleration for Christianity within the Roman Empire. It was the outcome of a political ...
Milán, Luis
▪ Spanish composer born c. 1500, Valencia, Aragon [Spain] died after 1561, Valencia, Spain       composer, writer, courtier, and player of the vihuela, the Spanish ...
Milan, University of
▪ university, Milan, Italy Italian  Università Degli Studi Di Milano,         coeducational state institution of higher learning in Milan founded in 1924 by Luigi ...
milanaise
/mil'euh nayz"/; Fr. /mee lann nez"/, adj. French Cookery. served with macaroni, or sometimes spaghetti, that has been flavored with tomatoes, mushrooms, shredded meat, etc.: ...
Milanese
/mil'euh neez", -nees"/ for 1-4; /mil'euh nay"zee/ or, It., /mee'lah ne"ze/ for 5, n., pl. Milanese, adj. n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Milan, Italy. 2. the Italian dialect ...
Milanese chant.
See Ambrosian chant. * * *
Milanese lace
▪ textile       lace made at Milan in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a bobbin-made lace, with a design consisting of bold, conventionalized leaf, scroll, and ribbon ...
Milanov
/mil"euh nawf', -nof'/; Serbo-Croatian. /mee"lah nawf'/, n. Zinka /zing"keuh/; Serbo-Croatian. /zing"kah/ (Zinka Kunc), born 1906, Yugoslavian soprano, in the U.S. * * *
Milazzo
/mee laht"tsaw/, n. a seaport in NE Sicily, in Italy. 26,623. * * * ▪ Italy Latin  Mylae,         town, northern Sicily, Italy, on the low isthmus of a peninsula 3 ...
Milbank
▪ South Dakota, United States       city, seat (1883) of Grant county, northeastern South Dakota, U.S. It lies on the South Fork Whetstone River, about 120 miles (200 ...
Milburn, Jackie
▪ British football player in full  John Edward Thompson Milburn , byname  Wor Jackie   born May 11, 1924, Ashington, Northumberland, England died October 9, 1988, ...
Milburn, Rodney, Jr.
▪ 1998       American track and field star who won the 1972 Olympic gold medal in the 110-m hurdles. The winner of numerous collegiate, national, and international ...
milch
/milch/, adj. (of a domestic animal) yielding milk; kept or suitable for milk production. [1250-1300; ME milche; cf. OE -milce (in thrimilce the month of May, i.e., the month ...
milch cow.
See milk cow. [1375-1425; late ME] * * *
milch glass.
See milk glass. * * *
milchig
/mil"khig, -khik/, adj. Judaism. (in the dietary laws) consisting of, made from, or used only for milk or dairy products. Cf. fleishig, pareve. [1925-30; < Yiddish milkhik, ...
mild
—mildly, adv. —mildness, n. /muyld/, adj., milder, mildest, n. adj. 1. amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others. 2. characterized by or showing such ...
mild mercurous chloride
Pharm. calomel. * * *
mild silver protein
Pharm. a compound of silver and a protein, applied to mucous membranes as a mild antiseptic. * * *
mild steel
low-carbon steel, containing no more than 0.25 percent carbon. Also called soft steel. [1865-70] * * *
milden
/muyl"dn/, v.t., v.i. to make or become mild or milder. [1595-1605; MILD + -EN1] * * *
Mildenhall
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (parish), Forest Heath district, administrative and historic county of Suffolk, England, on the River Lark. The town retains its ...
mildew
—mildewy, adj. /mil"dooh', -dyooh'/, n. 1. Plant Pathol. a disease of plants, characterized by a cottony, usually whitish coating on the surface of affected parts, caused by ...
mildewcide
/mil"dooh suyd', -dyooh-/, n. a chemical for destroying mildew. Also, mildewicide /mil"dooh euh suyd', -dyooh-/. [MILDEW + -CIDE] * * *
mildewproof
/mil"dooh proohf', -dyooh-/, adj. 1. able to withstand or repel the effect of mildew. v.t. 2. to enable (fabric, paper, etc.) to withstand or repel the effect of mildew. [MILDEW ...
mildewy
See mildew. * * *
mildly
mildly [mīld′lē] adv. 1. in a mild manner 2. to a mild degree; somewhat —————— to put it mildly to state it with or as if with restraint * * * See mild. * * *
Mildner glass
      late 18th-century glassware decorated by Johann Josef Mildner (1763–1808) in the Zwischengoldgläser (q.v.) technique of bonding gold-leaf engravings or etchings ...
mildness
See mildly. * * *
Mildred
/mil"drid/, n. a female given name: from Old English words meaning "mild" and "strength." * * *
Mildred Didrikson
➡ Didrikson * * *
Mildura
▪ Victoria, Australia       city, Victoria, Australia, on the Murray River near its junction with the Darling. In the 1840s sheep runs were established in the district, ...
mile
/muyl/, n. 1. Also called statute mile. a unit of distance on land in English-speaking countries equal to 5280 feet, or 1760 yards (1.609 kilometers). 2. See nautical mile. 3. ...
mile-marker
/muyl"mahr'keuhr/, n. a numbered milepost along a highway: used as a way of determining the exact location of a vehicle. Also, milemarker. Also called marker. * * *
mileage
/muy"lij/, n. 1. the aggregate number of miles traveled over in a given time. 2. length, extent, or distance in miles. 3. the number of miles or the average distance that a ...
mileage ticket
1. a book (mileage book) or ticket containing coupons good for a certain number of miles of transportation at a fixed rate per mile. 2. one of the coupons. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
milelong
/muyl"lawng', -long'/, adj. extending for a mile: a milelong beach. [1825-35; MILE + LONG1] * * *
milepost
/muyl"pohst'/, n. 1. any of a series of posts set up to mark distance by miles, as along a highway, or an individual post showing the distance to or from a place. 2. a notable ...
miler
/muy"leuhr/, n. 1. a participant in a one-mile race. 2. an athlete who specializes in one-mile races. 3. a racehorse that can compete well in a one-mile race. [1890-95; MILE + ...
Miles
/muylz/, n. 1. Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925, U.S. army officer. 2. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning "merciful." * * *
Miles City
▪ Montana, United States       city, seat (1877) of Custer county, eastern Montana, U.S., at the junction of the Yellowstone (Yellowstone River) and Tongue (Tongue ...
Miles Davis
➡ Davis (V) * * *
miles gloriosus
miles gloriosus [mī′lēz΄ glō΄rē ō′səs] n. 〚L〛 a braggart, swashbuckling soldier, esp. as a stock character in classical comedy * * * ▪ stock figure also ...
Miles, Bernard
▪ British actor in full  Bernard James Miles,  also called  (1979–91) Baron Miles, or (1969–79) Sir Bernard Miles   born Sept. 27, 1907, Uxbridge, Middlesex [now ...
Miles, Buddy
▪ 2009 George Allen Miles, Jr.        American drummer and singer born Sept. 5, 1947, Omaha, Neb. died Feb. 26, 2008, Austin, Texas was a soulful singer and an ...
Milescu, Nicolae
▪ Moldavian scholar born 1636, Vaslui, Moldavia [now in Romania] died 1708, Moscow       Moldavian writer, scholar, and traveler.       After studies at the ...
milesgloriosus
mi·les glo·ri·o·sus (mēʹlās glôr'ē-ōʹsəs, glōr'-) n. pl. mi·li·tes glo·ri·o·si (mēʹlĭ-tās glôr'ē-ōʹsē, glōr'-) A bragging and often cowardly soldier, ...
Milesian
/mi lee"zheuhn, -sheuhn, muy-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Miletus. 2. Philos. noting or pertaining to a school of philosophers of the late 7th to early 5th centuries B.C., ...
Milesian tale
▪ literature Greek  Milēsiaka , Latin  Milesia fabula         originally one of a group of works written in Greek by Aristides of Miletus (2nd century BC), ...
milestone
/muyl"stohn'/, n. 1. a stone functioning as a milepost. 2. a significant event or stage in the life, progress, development, or the like of a person, nation, etc.: Her getting the ...
Milestones in Spaceflight
▪ 2002       April 12, 2001, marked the anniversaries of two landmark events in space travel: the 40th anniversary of the first human spaceflight—U.S.S.R. cosmonaut ...
Miletus
/muy lee"teuhs/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a son of Apollo and Aria, and the founder of the city of Miletus. 2. an ancient city in Asia Minor, on the Aegean. * * * Ancient Greek city ...
milfoil
/mil"foyl'/, n. yarrow (def. 1). [1250-1300; ME < OF < L milifolium, equiv. to mili-, comb. form of mille thousand + folium leaf] * * *
Milford
/mil"feuhrd/, n. 1. a city in S Connecticut, on Long Island Sound. 49,101. 2. a city in central Massachusetts. 23,390. 3. a male given name. * * * ▪ Connecticut, United ...
Milford Haven
1. a bay in SW Wales. 2. a seaport on the N side of this bay, in Dyfed county. 13,745. * * * ▪ Wales, United Kingdom Welsh  Aberdaugleddau        port, historic and ...
Milford Haven, Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st marquess of
▪ British admiral also called  (until 1917) Louis Alexander, Prince Of Battenberg   born May 24, 1854, Graz, Austria died Sept. 11, 1921, London, Eng.  British admiral of ...
Milford Sound
Inlet of the Tasman Sea, southwestern coast of South Island, New Zealand. About 2 mi (3 km) wide, the sound extends inland for 12 mi (19 km). It was named by a whaler in the ...
Milhaud
/mee yoh", mee oh"/, n. Darius /dann rddyyuus"/, 1892-1974, French composer, in U.S. from 1940. * * *
Milhaud, Darius
born Sept. 4, 1892, Aix-en-Provence, France died June 22, 1974, Geneva, Switz. French composer. Milhaud studied at the Paris Conservatoire, then at the Schola Cantorum with ...
Milhaud,Darius
Mil·haud (mē-yōʹ), Darius. 1892-1974. French composer who experimented with polytonality and jazz styles. His works include the opera The Lost Sheep (1910) and the ballet ...
milia
milia [mil′ē ə] n. pl. of MILIUM * * * mil·i·a (mĭlʹē-ə) n. Plural of milium. * * *
Miliana
▪ Algeria       town, northwestern Algeria. Miliana is located about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Algiers. It lies on the wooded southern flank of Mount Zaccar ...
miliarensis
/mil'yeuh ren"sis/, n., pl. miliarenses /-seez/. a silver coin of ancient Rome, introduced by Constantine I as the 14th part of a solidus. Under Justinian it became the 12th ...
miliaria
/mil'ee air"ee euh/, n. Pathol. an inflammatory disease of the skin, located about the sweat glands, marked by the formation of vesicles or papules resembling millet seeds; ...
miliarial
See miliaria. * * *
miliary
/mil"ee er'ee, mil"yeuh ree/, adj. 1. resembling millet seeds. 2. Pathol. accompanied by papules or vesicles resembling millet seeds: miliary fever. [1675-85; < L miliarius of ...
miliary tuberculosis
Pathol. tuberculosis in which the bacilli are spread by the blood from one point of infection, producing small tubercles in other parts of the body. [1895-1900] * * *
miliarytuberculosis
miliary tuberculosis n. An acute form of tuberculosis characterized by very small tubercles in various body organs, caused by the spread of tubercle bacilli through the ...
Miliband, David
▪ 2008 born July 15, 1965, London, Eng.  When Gordon Brown (Brown, Gordon ) became the U.K.'s prime minister in June 2007, he surprised many by appointing 41-year-old David ...
Milíč, John
▪ Bohemian theologian Czech  Jan Milíč Z Kroměříže  born c. 1305, , Kroměříž, Bohemia [now in Czech Republic] died June 29, 1374, Avignon, ...
Milicent
/mil"euh seuhnt/, n. a female given name. * * *
Milid
▪ Turkey modern  Arslantepe (Turkish: “Lion Mound”)        ancient city near the upper Euphrates River in east-central Turkey, 4 miles (6.5 km) northeast of the ...
milieu
/mil yoo", meel-/; Fr. /mee lyue"/, n., pl. milieus, Fr. milieux /-lyue"/. surroundings, esp. of a social or cultural nature: a snobbish milieu. [1795-1805; < F, equiv. to mi ( < ...
milieu therapy
a type of inpatient therapy, used in psychiatric hospitals, involving prescription of particular activities and social interactions according to a patient's emotional and ...
Milinda-panha
▪ Buddhist literature Pali“Questions of Milinda”       lively dialogue on Buddhist doctrine with questions and dilemmas posed by King Milinda—i.e., Menander, ...
milit.
military. * * *
militance
See militant. * * *
militancy
See militance. * * *
militant
—militancy, militantness, n. —militantly, adv. /mil"i teuhnt/, adj. 1. vigorously active and aggressive, esp. in support of a cause: militant reformers. 2. engaged in ...
Militant Tendency
an extreme left-wing group within the Labour Party in Britain, formed in the 1960s with policies based on Trotskyism. It began to gain influence in some constituencies and trade ...
militantly
See militance. * * *
militaria
/mil'i tair"ee euh/, n.pl. collected or collectible military objects, as uniforms and firearms, having historical interest. [1960-65; MILITAR(Y) + -IA] * * *
militarily
See military. * * *
militarism
/mil"i teuh riz'euhm/, n. 1. a strong military spirit or policy. 2. the principle or policy of maintaining a large military establishment. 3. the tendency to regard military ...
militarist
—militaristic, adj. —militaristically, adv. /mil"i teuhr ist/, n. 1. a person imbued with militarism. 2. a person skilled in the conduct of war and military ...
militaristic
See militarist. * * *
militaristically
See militarist. * * *
militarization
See militarize. * * *
militarize
—militarization, n. /mil"i teuh ruyz'/, v.t., militarized, militarizing. 1. to equip with armed forces, military supplies, or the like. 2. to make military. 3. to imbue with ...
military
—militarily /mil'i tair"euh lee, mil"i ter'euh lee/, adv. —militariness, n. /mil"i ter'ee/, adj., n., pl. militaries, military. adj. 1. of, for, or pertaining to the army or ...
military academy
1. a private school organized somewhat along the lines of and following some of the procedures of military life. 2. a school that trains men and women for military careers as ...
Military Affairs
▪ 2009 Introduction        Russia and Georgia fought a short, intense war in 2008, fueling global fears of a new Cold War. On August 7 Georgia launched an aerial ...
military aircraft
Introduction       any type of aircraft that has been adapted for military use.       Aircraft have been a fundamental part of military power since the mid-20th ...
military attaché
attaché (def. 2). [1855-60] * * *
military bridge
      temporary bridge that must usually be constructed in haste by military engineers, from available materials, frequently under fire. The earliest types historically ...
military brush
one of a pair of matched hairbrushes having no handles, esp. for men and boys. [1925-30] * * *
military communication
Introduction       the transmission of information from reconnaissance and other units in contact with the enemy and the means for exercising command by the transmission ...
Military Cross
(abbr MC) a medal given to British army officers for brave actions. It was created in 1914. * * *
military engineering
Art and practice of designing and building military works and of building and maintaining lines of military transport and communications. It includes both tactical support (see ...
military government
a government in defeated territory administered by the military commander of a conquering nation. * * * Administration of territory by an occupying power. The definition does ...
military governor
the military officer in command of a military government. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
military law
the body of laws relating to the government of the armed forces; rules and regulations for the conduct of military personnel. [1730-40] * * * Law prescribed by statute for ...
Military League
▪ Greek history Greek  Stratiotikos Syndesmos,        group of young Greek army officers who, emulating the Young Turk Committee of Union and Progress, sought to ...
military march
a brisk march, esp. one suitable for a military parade. * * *
Military Medal
(abbr MM) a medal given to soldiers in the British army below the rank of officers, for brave actions. It was created in 1916. * * *
military pace
a pace, equal to a single step, used to coordinate the marching of soldiers, equal in the U.S. to 21/2 ft. (76 cm) for quick time and 3 ft. (91 cm) for double time. * * *
military pentathlon.
See modern pentathlon. * * *
military police
soldiers who perform police duties within the army. Abbr.: MP. Cf. shore patrol. [1820-30] * * *       disciplinary force, composed of soldiers, that exercises police and ...
military school.
See military academy. [1770-80, Amer.] * * *
military science
1. the study of the causative factors and tactical principles of warfare. 2. an academic course dealing with these factors and principles. [1820-30] * * *
military technology
Introduction       range of weapons, equipment, structures, and vehicles used specifically for the purpose of fighting. It includes the knowledge required to construct ...
military unit
Group of a prescribed size with a specific combat role within a larger military organization. The chief units in the ancient world were the Greek phalanx and the Roman legion. ...
military, naval, and air academies
      schools for the education and training of officers for the armed forces. Their origins date from the late 17th century, when European countries began developing ...
military-industrial complex
/mil"i ter'ee in dus"tree euhl/ a network of a nation's military force together with all of the industries that support it. [1960-65] * * *       network of individuals ...
military-industrialcomplex
mil·i·tar·y-in·dus·tri·al complex (mĭlʹĭ-tĕr'ē-ĭn-dŭsʹtrē-əl) n. The aggregate of a nation's armed forces and the industries that supply their equipment, ...
militaryintelligence
military intelligence n. Abbr. MI 1. Information relating to the armed forces of a foreign country that is significant to the planning and conduct of another country's military ...
militarylaw
military law n. The statutes, codes, and common traditions relating to and executed by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel. * * *
militarypolice
military police n. Abbr. MP The branch of an armed force assigned to perform law enforcement duties, as on a military installation. * * *
militaryscience
military science n. The principles of military conflict and of warfare. * * *
militate
—militation, n. /mil"i tayt'/, v.i., militated, militating. 1. to have a substantial effect; weigh heavily: His prison record militated against him. 2. Obs. a. to be a ...
militesgloriosi
mi·li·tes glo·ri·o·si (mēʹlĭ-tās glôr'ē-ōʹsē, glōr'-) n. Plural of miles gloriosus. * * *
militia
/mi lish"euh/, n. 1. a body of citizens enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies. 2. a body of citizen ...
militia movement
▪ American movement       in the United States, movement of radical paramilitary groups whose members generally accept highly conspiratorial interpretations of politics ...
militiaman
/mi lish"euh meuhn/, n., pl. militiamen. a person serving in the militia. [1770-80; MILITIA + -MAN] Usage. See -man. * * *
milium
/mil"ee euhm/, n., pl. milia /mil"ee euh/. Pathol. a small white or yellowish nodule resembling a millet seed, produced in the skin by the retention of sebaceous ...
milk
—milkless, adj. /milk/, n. 1. an opaque white or bluish-white liquid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals, serving for the nourishment of their young. 2. this ...
milk adder.
See milk snake. * * *
milk bank
a place for collection and storage of human milk for dispensing to those who require it, as for infants who are allergic to cows' milk and whose mothers' milk is ...
milk bar
a simple restaurant, often with an open front, or a counter or booth where milk drinks, sandwiches, etc., are sold. [1930-35] * * *
milk bench.
See water bench. * * *
milk chocolate
1. chocolate that has been mixed with milk. 2. a piece or bar of candy made of or coated with such chocolate. [1715-25] * * *
milk cow
1. a cow that is raised for its milk rather than for beef. 2. Informal. a source of easily gained income; profitable venture: The new subsidiary turns out to be a real milk ...
milk fever
1. Pathol. fever coinciding with the beginning of lactation, formerly believed to be due to lactation but really due to infection. 2. Vet. Pathol. an acute disorder of calcium ...
milk float
Brit. a motor vehicle, usually battery powered, in which bottles or cartons of milk and other dairy products are delivered to homes by a daily or regular route. [1885-90] * * *
milk floats
➡ milkman * * *
milk glass
an opaque white glass. [1870-75] * * *       opaque white glass (as opposed to white, or clear, glass) that was originally made in Venice before 1500 and in Florence ...
milk gravy
a gravy or sauce made from cooking fat, milk, flour, and seasonings. [1795-1805, Amer.] * * *
milk leg
Pathol. a painful swelling of the leg soon after childbirth, due to thrombosis of the large veins. [1895-1900] * * * ▪ medical disorder also called  Iliofemoral ...
milk mushroom
any of the common latex-containing mushrooms of the genus Lactarius. * * *
milk of almonds.
See almond milk. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
milk of magnesia
a milky white suspension in water of magnesium hydroxide, Mg (OH)2, used as an antacid or laxative. [1875-80; formerly trademark] * * *
Milk of Magnesia{™}
n [U] a white medicine, in the form of tablets or liquid, for treating stomach problems such as indigestion. * * *
milk powder.
See dry milk. [1825-35] * * *
milk punch
a beverage containing milk and alcoholic liquor with sugar, flavoring, etc. [1695-1705] * * *
Milk River
▪ river, North America       river rising in two headstreams in the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in the Rocky Mountain foothills, northwestern Montana, U.S. Both streams ...
milk run
Slang. a routine trip or undertaking, esp. one presenting little danger or difficulty: The flight from New York to Chicago was a milk run for the experienced pilot and ...
milk shake
a frothy drink made of cold milk, flavoring, and usually ice cream, shaken together or blended in a mixer. Also, milkshake. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
milk sickness
Pathol. a disease of humans, formerly common in some parts of the Middle West, caused by consuming milk from cattle that have been poisoned by eating certain kinds of ...
milk snake
any of numerous, usually brightly marked king snakes of the subspecies Lampropeltis triangulum (doliata), of North America. Also called house snake, milk adder. [1790-1800, ...
milk sugar
lactose. [1840-50] * * *
milk thistle
lady's-thistle. * * *
milk toast
toast, usually buttered, served in hot milk with sugar or with salt and pepper. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
milk tooth
one of the temporary teeth of a mammal that are replaced by the permanent teeth. Also called baby tooth, deciduous tooth. [1720-30] * * *
milk train
Informal. a local train running through the early hours of the morning. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
milk vetch
1. a European plant, Astragalus glycyphyllos, of the legume family, believed to increase the secretion of milk in goats. 2. any herb of certain allied genera. [1590-1600] * * *
Milk, Harvey
▪ American politician and activist in full  Harvey Bernard Milk,  original name  Glimpy Milch   born May 22, 1930, Woodmere, Long Island, New York, U.S. died November 27, ...
Milk, Harvey (Bernard)
orig. Glimpy Milch born May 22, 1930, Woodmere, Long Island, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco, Calif. U.S. political leader. After graduating from college, he ...
milk-and-water
milk-and-water [milk′ən wôt′ər] adj. insipid; weak; wishy-washy; namby-pamby * * * milk-and-wa·ter (mĭlk'ən-wôʹtər, -wŏtʹər) adj. Insipid; weak; wishy-washy. * * ...
milk-livered
milk-livered [milk′liv΄ərd] adj. timid; cowardly * * *
milk-toast
/milk"tohst'/, adj. 1. easily dominated; extremely mild; ineffectual; namby-pamby; wishy-washy. n. 2. milquetoast. [1815-25] * * *
milk-white
/milk"hwuyt", -wuyt"/, adj. of a white or slightly blue-white color, as that of milk. [bef. 1000; ME, OE] * * *
milkadder
milk adder n. See milk snake. * * *
milkchocolate
milk chocolate n. Sweetened chocolate made with milk and other ingredients. * * *
Milken, Michael R.
born July 4, 1946, Encino, Calif., U.S. U.S. financier and entrepreneur. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and went to work in 1969 for what was to ...
milker
/mil"keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that milks. 2. See milking machine. 3. a cow or other animal that gives milk. [1490-1500; MILK + -ER1] * * *
milkfever
milk fever n. 1. A mild fever, usually occurring at the beginning of lactation, associated with infection following childbirth. 2. A disease affecting dairy cows and occasionally ...
milkfish
/milk"fish'/, n., pl. milkfishes, (esp. collectively) milkfish. a herringlike fish, Chanos chanos, of warm ocean waters in southeastern Asia. [1875-80; MILK + FISH, so called ...
milkglass
milk glass n. An opaque or translucent whitish glass. * * *
milkiness
milkiness [mil′kē nis] n. a milky quality or state * * * See milky. * * *
milking machine
an electric machine for milking cows. Also called milker. [1890-95] * * *
milking parlor
a room in or attached to a barn on a modern dairy farm maintained exclusively for the mechanical milking of cows. [1945-50] * * *
milking stool
a low, usually three-legged stool with a flat seat in the shape of a half circle, used by a person when milking a cow. [1820-30] * * *
milkleg
milk leg n. A painful swelling of the leg occurring in women after childbirth as a result of clotting and inflammation of the femoral veins. * * *
milkmaid
/milk"mayd'/, n. a woman who milks cows or is employed in a dairy; dairymaid. [1545-55; MILK + MAID] * * *
milkman
/milk"man'/, n., pl. milkmen. a person who sells or delivers milk. [1580-90; MILK + MAN1] Usage. See -man. * * *
milkof magnesia
milk of magnesia n. A milky white aqueous suspension of magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and a laxative. * * *
MilkRiver
Milk River (mĭlk) A river rising in the Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana and flowing about 1,006 km (625 mi) northward to southern Alberta then east and south back to ...
milkrun
milk run n. Slang A routine trip involving stops at many places. * * *
milkshake
☆ milkshake [milk′shāk΄ ] n. a drink made of milk, flavoring, and, usually, ice cream, mixed or shaken until frothy * * * milk shake n. 1. A beverage made of milk, ...
milkshed
/milk"shed'/, n. a region producing milk for a specific community: the St. Louis milkshed. [1925-30, Amer.; MILK + SHED2, on the model of WATERSHED] * * *
milksickness
milk sickness n. 1. An acute, now rare disease characterized by trembling, vomiting, and severe intestinal pain that affects individuals who eat dairy products or meat from a cow ...
milksnake
milk snake n. Any of various nonvenomous king snakes of the species Lampropeltis triangulum ranging from the eastern and central United States south to Ecuador, often having red, ...
milksop
—milksopism, n. —milksoppy, milksopping, adj. /milk"sop'/, n. a weak or ineffectual person. [1350-1400; ME. See MILK, SOP] Syn. milquetoast, softy, namby-pamby, wimp. * * *
milksoppy
See milksop. * * *


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