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Milo, Titus Annius
▪ Roman politician died 48 BC, near Thurii, Bruttium [Italy]       Roman politician, a supporter of the Optimates and bitter rival of Publius Clodius Pulcher (Clodius ...
Milon of Croton
or Milo of Croton flourished late 6th century BC Ancient Greek athlete. The most renowned wrestler of antiquity, he won numerous Olympic and Pythian games. His name has long ...
Milongo, Andre
▪ 2008       Congolese politician born Oct. 20, 1935, Mankondi, near Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa [now in Republic of the Congo] died July 22–23, 2007, ...
milord
/mi lawrd"/, n. an English nobleman or gentleman (usually used as a term of address). [1590-1600; < F < E phrase my lord] * * *
Milos
Mílos or Milo [mē′lō̂mē′läs΄] Greek island of the SW Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea: 58 sq mi (150 sq km): It. name Milo [mē′lō̂] * * * Mi·los also Me·los ...
Milos Forman
➡ Forman * * *
Milosevic, Slobodan
Mi·lo·se·vić (mə-lōʹsə-vĭch'), Slobodan. Born 1941. Serbian politician who was appointed president of the Yugoslav federation of Serbia and Montenegro in 1997. ...
Milosević,Slobodan
Mi·lo·se·vić (mə-lōʹsə-vĭch'), Slobodan. Born 1941. Serbian politician who was appointed president of the Yugoslav federation of Serbia and Montenegro in 1997. ...
Miloslavskaya, Mariya Ilinichna
▪ queen consort of Russia born 1625 died 1669       first wife of Tsar Alexis of Russia. She bore him five sons and eight daughters. Two sons survived to maturity and ...
Milosz
/mee"losh/; Pol. /mee"wawsh/, n. Czeslaw /ches"law/; Pol. /ches"wahf/, born 1911, U.S. poet and novelist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1980. * * *
Milosz, Czeslaw
▪ 2005       Polish-born poet, essayist, critic, and translator (b. June 30, 1911, Šateiniai, Lithuania, Russian Empire [now in Lithuania]—d. Aug. 14, 2004, Kraków, ...
Milosz,Czeslaw
Mi·losz (mēʹlŏsh', -wŏsh'), Czeslaw. Born 1911. Polish-born American writer whose poetry, fiction, and essays often explore the role of intellect and ideology in politics. ...
Milovanović, Milovan
▪ prime minister of Serbia born March 1 [Feb. 17, Old Style], 1863, Belgrade, Serbia died July 1 [June 18], 1912, Belgrade       prime minister of Serbia (1911–12) ...
milpa
/mil"peuh/, n. (in certain tropical regions) a tract of land cleared from the jungle, usually by burning, farmed for a few seasons, and then abandoned. [1835-45, Amer.; < MexSp < ...
Milpitas
/mil pee"teuhs/, n. a town in W California. 37,820. * * *
milquetoast
/milk"tohst'/, n. (sometimes cap.) a very timid, unassertive, spineless person, esp. one who is easily dominated or intimidated: a milquetoast who's afraid to ask for a raise. ...
milquetoasty
See milquetoast. * * *
milreis
/mil"rays'/; Port. /meel rddays"/, n., pl. milreis. 1. a silver coin and former monetary unit of Brazil, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1942. 2. a gold coin and former ...
Milstein
Milstein [mil′stīn΄] Nathan 1904-92; U.S. violinist, born in Russia * * *
Milstein, César
born Oct. 8, 1927, Bahía Blanca, Arg. died March 24, 2002, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng. Argentinian-born British immunologist. In 1975 Milstein and Georges Köhler ...
Milstein, Nathan
▪ American violinist born Dec. 31, 1903, Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Dec. 21, 1992, London, Eng.  one of the leading violinists of the 20th century, especially ...
Milstein,Cesar
Mil·stein (mĭlʹstēn'), Cesar. Born 1927. British-Argentinian immunologist. He shared a 1984 Nobel Prize for developing a method of producing monoclonal antibodies. * * *
Milstein,Nathan Mironovich
Mil·stein (mĭlʹstīn'), Nathan Mironovich. 1904-1992. Russian-born American violinist noted for his interpretations of romantic music. He composed several notable cadenzas ...
milt
/milt/, n. 1. the sperm-containing secretion of the testes of fishes. 2. the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion. 3. melt2. [bef. 900; ME milte, milt, OE milte ...
milter
/mil"teuhr/, n. a male fish in breeding time. [1595-1605; MILT + -ER1] * * *
Miltiades
/mil tuy"euh deez'/, n. 1. c540-488? B.C., Athenian general. 2. Melchiades. * * *
Miltiades The Elder
▪ Athenian statesman flourished 6th century BC       Athenian statesman who founded an Athenian colony in the Thracian Chersonese (Chersonese, Thracian) (now Gallipoli ...
Miltiades the Younger
born с 554, Athens died probably 489 BC, Athens Athenian general. He was sent by Hippias to strengthen Athenian control of the sea routes from the Black Sea and made himself a ...
Miltiades, Saint
▪ pope also spelled  Melchiades   born , Africa? died Jan. 10, 314, Rome [Italy]; feast day December 10       pope from 311 to 314.       Miltiades became the ...
Milton
/mil"tn/, n. 1. John, 1608-74, English poet. 2. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 28,067. 3. a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 25,860. 4. a male given name: a family name ...
Milton Berle
➡ Berle * * *
Milton Friedman
➡ Friedman * * *
Milton Keynes
the largest of Britain’s new towns, created in the 1960s in Buckinghamshire. Many people and businesses were persuaded to move there and it has become a prosperous town. In ...
Milton, (Clement) Arthur
▪ 2008       English sportsman born March 10, 1928, Bedminster, Somerset, Eng. died April 25, 2007, Bristol, Eng. was the last man to represent England at the ...
Milton, John
born Dec. 9, 1608, London, Eng. died Nov. 8, 1674, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire English poet. A brilliant youth, Milton attended Cambridge University (1625–32), where ...
Milton,John
Mil·ton (mĭlʹtən), John. 1608-1674. English poet and scholar who is best known for the epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), an account of humanity's fall from grace. * * *
miltonia
/mil toh"nee euh/, n. any of various epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Miltonia, having sprays of showy, flat, variously colored flowers. Also called pansy ...
Miltonic
/mil ton"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the poet Milton or his writings. 2. resembling Milton's majestic style. Also, Miltonian /mil toh"nee euhn/. [1700-10; MILTON + -IC] * * *
MiltonKeynes
Milton Keynes (kēnz) A town of south-central England northeast of Oxford. It was designated as a new town in 1967 to alleviate overcrowding in London. Population: 184,440. * * ...
Miltown
/mil"town'/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of meprobamate. * * *
Milwaukee
—Milwaukeean, n. /mil waw"kee/, n. a port in SE Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan. 636,212. * * * City (pop., 2000: 596,974) and lake port, southeastern Wisconsin, U.S. The state's ...
Milwaukee Art Museum
▪ museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States  museum in Milwaukee, Wis., with a broad collection of ancient and contemporary art. The MAM collection is of international ...
Milwaukee Brewers
▪ American baseball team       American professional baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wis. The Brewers play in the National League (NL), but they spent their first ...
Milwaukee County Zoo
▪ park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in full  Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens        scenic zoo located on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. ...
Milwaukee Depth
▪ deepest point, Atlantic Ocean       deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean, lying at a depth of 27,493 feet (8,380 m) about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of the island of ...
Milwaukee Journal, The
▪ American newspaper       daily newspaper published in Milwaukee, Wisconsin's (Wisconsin) leading newspaper and generally accounted one of the great regional dailies of ...
Milwaukie
/mil waw"kee/, n. a town in NW Oregon. 17,931. * * *
Milyukov
/mil"yeuh kawf', -kof'/; Russ. /myi lyooh kawf"/, n. Pavel Nikolaevich /pah"veuhl nik'euh lah"yeuh vich/; Russ. /pah"vyil nyi ku lah"yi vyich/, 1859-1943, Russian statesman and ...
Milyukov, Pavel (Nikolayevich)
born Jan. 27, 1859, Moscow, Russia died March 3, 1943, Aix-les-Bains, France Russian politician and historian. He taught history at Moscow University until 1895 and wrote the ...
Milyukov, Pavel Nikolayevich
▪ Russian historian and statesman Introduction Milyukov also spelled  Miliukov  born January 27 [January 15, Old Style], 1859, Moscow, Russian Empire died March 3, 1943, ...
Milyutin, Dmitry Alekseyevich, Count
▪ Russian war minister born June 28 [July 10, New Style], 1816, Moscow, Russia died Jan. 25 [Feb. 7], 1912, Simeiz, near Yalta, Crimea, Russian Empire       Russian ...
Milyutin, Nikolay Alekseyevich
▪ Russian statesman born June 6 [June 18, New Style], 1818, Moscow, Russia died Jan. 26 [Feb. 7], 1872, Moscow       Russian statesman who played a prominent role in ...
mim
/mim/, adj. Brit. Dial. primly modest or demure. [1670-80; perh. b. MUM1 and PRIM] /meem/, n. the twenty-fourth letter of the Arabic alphabet. [ < Ar] * * *
Mimamsa
/mee mahm"sah/, n. Hinduism. a school of philosophy formed originally to explain the Vedas. [1780-90; < Skt mimamsa inquiry, examination] * * * Probably the earliest of the six ...
Mimas
/muy"mas, mee"-/, n. 1. Astron. one of the moons of Saturn. 2. Class. Myth. one of the Gigantes, killed by Hercules. 3. Rom. Legend. a companion of Aeneas, killed by Mezentius. * ...
Mimba
/mim"bah/, n. a female day name for Saturday. See under day name. * * *
mimbar
/mim"bahr/, n. a pulpit in a mosque. [1810-20; < Ar minbar] * * *
Mimbres
Mim·bres (mĭmʹbrĭs) n. The final period of the Mogollon culture, from the 9th to the 13th century, noted for its distinctive pottery bowls painted with black-on-white ...
mime
—mimer, n. /muym, meem/, n., v., mimed, miming. n. 1. the art or technique of portraying a character, mood, idea, or narration by gestures and bodily movements; pantomime. 2. ...
mime and pantomime
Dramatic performance in which a story is told solely by expressive body movement. Mime appeared in Greece in the 5th century BC as a comic entertainment that stressed mimetic ...
mimeo
/mim"ee oh'/, n., pl. mimeos, v.t. Informal. mimeograph. [1940-45; by shortening] * * *
mimeograph
/mim"ee euh graf', -grahf'/, n. 1. a printing machine with an ink-fed drum, around which a cut waxed stencil is placed and which rotates as successive sheets of paper are fed ...
mimer
See mime. * * *
mimesis
/mi mee"sis, muy-/, n. 1. Rhet. imitation or reproduction of the supposed words of another, as in order to represent his or her character. 2. Biol. imitation. 3. Zool. ...
mimetic
—mimetically, adv. /mi met"ik, muy-/, adj. 1. characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures. 2. mimic or make-believe. [1625-35; < Gk ...
mimetically
See mimetic. * * *
mimetism
/mim"i tiz'euhm, muy"meuh-/, n. mimicry (defs. 1, 3). [1880-85; MIMET(IC) + -ISM] * * *
mimetite
/mim"i tuyt', muy"mi-/, n. a mineral, lead chloroarsenate, Pb5As3O12Cl, occurring in yellow to brown prismatic crystals or globular masses: a minor ore of lead. [1850-55; < Gk ...
Mimi
/mee"mee, mim"ee/; Fr. /mee mee"/, n. a female given name. * * *
mimic
—mimicker, n. /mim"ik/, v., mimicked, mimicking, n., adj. v.t. 1. to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively. 2. to imitate in a servile or ...
mimical
—mimically, adv. /mim"i keuhl/, adj. Archaic. mimic. [1595-1605; MIMIC + -AL1] * * *
mimicker
See mimic. * * *
mimicry
/mim"ik ree/, n., pl. mimicries. 1. the act, practice, or art of mimicking. 2. Biol. the close external resemblance of an organism, the mimic, to some different organism, the ...
Mimidae
▪ bird family       family of Western Hemisphere songbirds (songbird), order Passeriformes (passeriform), known as the mimic thrushes, or mimids. They include the ...
Mimir
Mimir [mē′mir΄] n. 〚ON Mīmir, redupl. of Gmc * mer- < IE base * (s)mer-, to remember > MOURN〛 Norse Myth. a giant guarding the spring of wisdom at the root of the tree ...
Mimnermus
▪ Greek poet flourished c. 630 BC, Smyrna, Asia Minor [now İzmir, Tur.]       Greek elegiac poet, long thought to have been from Colophon; that city claimed him ...
mimosa
/mi moh"seuh, -zeuh/, n. 1. any of numerous plants, shrubs, or trees belonging to the genus Mimosa, of the legume family, native to tropical or warm regions, having small flowers ...
mimosaceous
/mim'euh say"sheuhs, muy'meuh-/, adj. belonging to the Mimosaceae, now regarded as a subfamily (Mimosoideae) of the legume family. Cf. legume family. [ < NL Mimosace(ae) name of ...
mimosis
/mi moh"sis, muy"-/, n. Pathol. mimesis (def. 4). * * *
Mims
/mimz/, n. Fort. See Fort Mims. * * *
min
minim; minims. * * * ▪ Egyptian god       in ancient Egyptian religion, a god of fertility and harvest, embodiment of the masculine principle; he was also worshipped ...
Min
/min/, n. a group of Chinese languages spoken in southeastern China, including Foochow and Fukienese. * * * ▪ Egyptian god       in ancient Egyptian religion, a god of ...
Min languages
      group of Sinitic languages spoken in Fujian province and in parts of Guangdong, Zhejiang, Hainan, and Taiwan. The Min languages are generally divided into Northern ...
Min Mountains
▪ mountains, China Chinese (Pinyin and Wade-Giles romanization)  Min Shan        range in southwestern Gansu and northwestern Sichuan provinces, central China. The ...
Min River
I River, Sichuan province, south-central China. Rising in the Min Mountains of northern Sichuan, it flows southward along the western side of the Sichuan Basin and empties into ...
min.
1. mineralogical. 2. mineralogy. 3. minim. 4. minimum. 5. mining. 6. minor. 7. minuscule. 8. minute; minutes. * * *
Min.E.
Mineral Engineer. * * *
mina
mina1 /muy"neuh/, n., pl. minae /-nee/, minas. an ancient unit of weight and value equal to the sixtieth part of a talent. [1570-80; < L < Gk mnâ < Sem; cf. Heb maneh ...
minable
/muy"neuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being mined, esp. profitably. Also, mineable. [1560-70; MINE2 + -ABLE] * * *
minacious
—minaciously, adv. —minaciousness, minacity /mi nas"i tee/, n. /mi nay"sheuhs/, adj. menacing; threatening. [1650-60; < L minaci- (s. of minax) overhanging, threatening + ...
minaciously
See minacious. * * *
minaciousness
See minaciously. * * *
minacity
See minaciously. * * *
minae
mi·nae (mīʹnē) n. A plural of mina1. * * *
minah
minah1 /muy"neuh/, n. myna. minah2 /mee"nah/, n. Indian Archit. a memorial tower, as a stamba. [ < Hindi minar, apocopated var. of MINARA; see MINARET] * * *
Minahasa
▪ peninsula, Indonesia       northeasternmost portion of the longest of the four peninsulas that project from the curiously shaped, mountainous island of Celebes ...
Minahasan
▪ people       people inhabiting the northernmost extension of the island of Celebes, Indonesia, in and around the port town of Manado. Of Proto-Malay stock, the ...
minai ware
      in Islāmic ceramics, bowls, beakers, tankards, and bottles with enamel painting and gilding on a white ground, often with rich figure compositions in bands. Similar ...
Minamata
▪ Japan       city, Kumamoto ken (prefecture), southeastern Kyushu, Japan, on Yatsushiro Bay. A company town of the Nippon Chisso Hiryo Company, its main products are ...
Minamata disease
/min'euh mah"teuh/, Pathol. a severe form of mercury poisoning, characterized by neurological degeneration. [after Minamata Bay, Japan, where fish containing alkyl mercury ...
Minamatadisease
Min·a·ma·ta disease (mĭn'ə-mäʹtə) n. A degenerative neurological disorder caused by poisoning with a mercury compound found in seafood obtained from waters contaminated ...
Minami-tori Island
▪ island, Japan Japanese  Minami-tori-shima , also called  Marcus Island   coral atoll rising to 204 feet (62 m), in the central Pacific Ocean, 700 miles (1,125 km) ...
Minamoto
/mee"nah maw"taw/, n., pl. Minamoto. a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as shoguns from 1192 to 1333. * * *
Minamoto Shitagō
▪ Japanese poet born 911, Japan died 983, Japan       Japanese poet of the middle Heian period (794–1185).       Although he was a descendant of the emperor ...
Minamoto Tameyoshi
▪ Japanese warrior born 1096, Japan died Aug. 17, 1156, Japan       warrior whose defeat by his own son resulted in the temporary eclipse in Japanese affairs of the ...
Minamoto Yorinobu
▪ Japanese warrior born 968, Japan died June 1, 1048, Japan       warrior whose service to the powerful Fujiwara Family, which dominated Japan between 857 and 1160, ...
Minamoto Yoritomo
born 1147, Japan died Feb. 9, 1199, Kamakura Founder of the Kamakura shogunate, or bakufu. A member of the Minamoto warrior clan, Yoritomo was banished in his youth as a ...
Minamoto Yoriyoshi
▪ Japanese warrior born 988, Japan died Aug. 27, 1075, Japan       warrior who established the Minamoto clan in the strategic Honshu region of northern ...
Minamoto Yoshiie
▪ Japanese warrior born 1039, Kawachi, Japan died August 1106, Japan       warrior who shaped the Minamoto clan into an awesome fighting force that was feared and ...
Minamoto Yoshitomo
▪ Japanese warrior born 1123, Japan died Feb. 12, 1160, Owari Province, Japan       Japanese warrior whose support of Taira Kiyomori, the leader of the Taira clan, in ...
Minamoto Yoshitsune
born 1159, Japan died June 15, 1189, Fort Koromogawa, Mutsu province, Japan Charismatic half brother of Minamoto Yoritomo who helped bring him victory against the Taira family ...
Minangkabau
/mee'nahng keuh bow"/, n. 1. a member of an Indonesian people native to west-central Sumatra. 2. the Austronesian language of these people. * * * Any member of the largest ...
minaret
—minareted, adj. /min'euh ret", min"euh ret'/, n. a lofty, often slender, tower or turret attached to a mosque, surrounded by or furnished with one or more balconies, from ...
Minas
▪ Uruguay       city, southeastern Uruguay, on the Santa Lucia River. Founded in 1783, the city was named for the surrounding mines. In the second half of the 20th ...
Minas Basin
/muy"neuhs/ a bay in E Canada, the easternmost arm of the Bay of Fundy, in N Nova Scotia: noted for its high tides. * * * Eastern inlet of the Bay of Fundy, into central Nova ...
Minas de Ríotinto
/mee"nahs dhe rddee'aw teen"taw/ a town in SW Spain: copper mines. 7903. * * *
Minas Gerais
/mee"neuhs zhi rdduys"/ a state in E Brazil. 13,643,886; 224,701 sq. mi. (581,975 sq. km). Cap.: Belo Horizonte. * * * ▪ state, Brazil Introduction       large inland ...
MinasBasin
Mi·nas Basin (mīʹnəs) An arm of the Bay of Fundy extending into west-central Nova Scotia, Canada. It is connected with the bay by the Minas Channel. * * *
Minatitlán
Minatitlán [mē΄nə ti tlän′] city in SE Mexico: pop. 196,000 * * * Mi·na·ti·tlán (mē'nə-tĭ-tlänʹ, -nä-tē-) A town of southeast Mexico southeast of Veracruz. ...
minatorily
See minatory. * * *
minatory
—minatorily, adv. /min"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. menacing; threatening. Also, minatorial. [1525-35; < LL minatorius, equiv. to L mina(ri) to MENACE + -torious -TORY1] * * *
minaudière
/mee'noh dyair"/; Fr. /mee noh dyerdd"/, n., pl. minaudieres /-dyairz"/; Fr. /-dyerdd"/. a small, sometimes jeweled case for a woman's cosmetics or other personal objects, often ...
minbar
▪ Islam       in Islām, the pulpit from which the sermon (khuṭbah) is delivered. In its simplest form the minbar is a platform with three steps; often it is ...
Minbu
▪ Myanmar       town, west-central Myanmar (Burma), on the Irrawaddy River opposite Magwe (Magway) town. The river there is about 3 miles (5 km) wide but contains many ...
mince
—mincer, n. /mins/, v., minced, mincing, n. v.t. 1. to cut or chop into very small pieces. 2. to soften, moderate, or weaken (one's words), esp. for the sake of decorum or ...
mince pie
a pie filled with mincemeat. Also, minced pie. [1590-1600] * * *
mince pies
➡ Christmas * * *
mincemeat
/mins"meet'/, n. 1. a mixture composed of minced apples, suet, and sometimes meat, together with raisins, currants, candied citron, etc., for filling a pie. 2. anything cut up ...
mincer
See mince. * * *
Mincer, Jacob
▪ 2007       Polish-born American economist (b. July 15, 1922, Tomaszow, Pol.—d. Aug. 20, 2006, New York, N.Y.), was generally regarded as the father of modern labour ...
Minch
Minch (mĭnch) A channel, divided into North Minch and Little Minch, separating northwest Scotland from the Outer Hebrides. * * *
Minch, the
Sea channel between the Outer Hebrides islands and the northwestern coast of Scotland. Its width varies from 25 to 45 mi (40 to 70 km), and it has great depth and a rapid ...
Minchah
Seph. /meen khah"/; Ashk. /min"kheuh/, n. Hebrew. Minhah. * * *
mincing
—mincingly, adv. /min"sing/, adj. (of the gait, speech, behavior, etc.) affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant. [1520-30; MINCE + -ING2] * * *
mincingly
See mincing. * * *
mind
/muynd/, n. 1. (in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the ...
mind bender
Slang. 1. mindblower. 2. a person or thing that radically and suddenly affects one's thinking, perceptions, psyche, etc. [1960-65] * * *
mind games
psychological manipulation or strategy, used esp. to gain advantage or to intimidate. Also, mind game. [1970-75] * * *
mind reader
a person professing the ability of mind reading, esp. as a professional entertainer. [1885-90] * * *
mind reading
1. the ability to discern the thoughts of others without the normal means of communication, esp. by means of a preternatural power. 2. an act or the practice of so discerning the ...
mind's eye
the hypothetical site of visual recollection or imagination: In her mind's eye she saw the city as it had been in Caesar's time. [1375-1425; late ME] * * *
mind'seye
mind's eye (mīndz) n. 1. The inherent mental ability to imagine or remember scenes. 2. The imagination. * * *
mind, philosophy of
Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of mind and its various manifestations, including intentionality, sensation and sense perception, feeling and emotion, traits of ...
mind-altering
/muynd"awl'teuhr ing/, adj. causing marked changes in patterns of mood and behavior, as a hallucinogenic drug. * * *
mind-bender
See mind-bending. * * *
mind-bending
—mind-bendingly, adv. /muynd"ben'ding/, adj. Slang. mind-blowing. [1960-65] * * *
mind-bendingly
See mind-bender. * * *
mind-blowing
/muynd"bloh'ing/, adj. Slang. 1. overwhelming; astounding: Spending a week in the jungle was a mind-blowing experience. 2. producing a hallucinogenic effect: a mind-blowing ...
mind-body
/muynd"bod"ee/, adj. taking into account the physiological, psychic, and spiritual connections between the state of the body and that of the mind: mind-body medicine. * * *
mind-body problem
/muynd"bod"ee/, Philos. the problem of explaining the relation of the mind to the body. [1920-25] * * * Metaphysical problem of the relationship between mind and body. The ...
mind-boggler
See mind-boggling. * * *
mind-boggling
—mind-bogglingly, adv. /muynd"bog'ling/, adj. Slang. 1. intellectually overwhelming: a mind-boggling puzzle. 2. emotionally or psychologically overwhelming; ...
mind-expanding
/muynd"ik span'ding/, adj. heightening perceptions in a hallucinatory way: mind-expanding drugs. [1960-65] * * *
mind-set
/muynd"set'/, n. 1. an attitude, disposition, or mood. 2. an intention or inclination. [1925-30] * * *
mind-your-own-business
/muynd"yeuhr ohn biz"nis/, n. baby's-tears. * * *
Mindanao
/min'deuh nah"oh, -now"/; Sp. /meen'dah now"/, n. the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part of the group. 10,908,730; 36,537 sq. mi. (94,631 sq. km). * * ...
Mindanao Deep
an area in the Pacific Ocean W of the Philippines: one of deepest points in any ocean. 34,440 ft. (10,497 m). * * *
Mindanao River
formerly Cotabato River Main river of central Mindanao, Philippines. It meanders northwest to enter Illana Bay in two tributaries, the Cotabato and Tamentaka, after a 200-mi ...
Mindaugas
▪ ruler of Lithuania (Lithuanian), Polish  Mendog , or  Mindowe , Russian  Mendovg  died 1263       ruler of Lithuania, considered the founder of the Lithuanian ...
mindblower
/muynd"bloh'euhr/, n. Slang. 1. a hallucinogenic drug. 2. something that astounds, excites, or dismays: The news of the loss of the cargo ships was a real mindblower. [1965-70; ...
minded
/muyn"did/, adj. 1. having a certain kind of mind (usually used in combination): strong-minded. 2. inclined or disposed. [1495-1505; MIND + -ED3] * * *
mindedness
See minded. * * *
Mindel Glacial Stage
▪ geology       major division of Pleistocene time and deposits in Alpine Europe (the Pleistocene epoch began about 1,600,000 years ago and ended about 10,000 years ...
Mindel-Riss Interglacial Stage
▪ geology       major division of Pleistocene time and deposits in Alpine Europe, part of the classical geologic scheme demonstrating the importance of glaciation during ...
Mindelo
▪ Cape Verde Portuguese  Porto Grande,         city and main port of Cape Verde, in the Atlantic Ocean. It lies on the northwest shore of São Vicente Island, about ...
Minden
/min"deuhn/, n. a city in NW Louisiana. 15,074. * * * ▪ Germany       city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), northwestern Germany. It lies along the Weser ...
minder
/muyn"deuhr/, n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a person who looks after something (usually used in combination): a baby-minder. 2. Brit. See foster child. [1400-50; late ME: one who ...
mindful
—mindfully, adv. —mindfulness, n. /muynd"feuhl/, adj. attentive, aware, or careful (usually fol. by of): mindful of one's responsibilities. [1375-1425; late ME mindeful. See ...
mindfully
See mindful. * * *
mindfulness
See mindfully. * * *
mindgame
mind game n. 1. An act or series of acts of calculated psychological manipulation, especially in order to confuse or intimidate. Often used in the plural. 2. An activity that ...
mindless
—mindlessly, adv. —mindlessness, n. /muynd"lis/, adj. 1. without intelligence; senseless: a mindless creature. 2. unmindful or heedless: mindless of all dangers. [bef. 1000; ...
mindlessly
See mindless. * * *
mindlessness
See mindlessly. * * *
Mindon
born 1814, Amarapura, Myanmar died Oct. 1, 1878, Mandalay King of Myanmar (Burma; r. 1853–78). He came to power after the Second Anglo-Burmese War. He was unable to persuade ...
Mindoro
/min dawr"oh, -dohr"oh/; Sp. /meen daw"rddaw/, n. a central island of the Philippines. 669,369; 3922 sq. mi. (10,158 sq. km). * * * Island (pop., 2000: 1,062,068), west-central ...
mindreader
See mind reading. * * *
mindreading
mind reading n. The faculty of discerning another's thoughts through extrasensory means of communication; telepathy.   mind reader n. * * *
mindscape
mind·scape (mīndʹskāp') n. 1. A mental or psychological scene or area of the imagination: “mindscapes, in which memories from an American childhood mingle with those from ...
mindset
mind·set or mind-set (mīndʹsĕt') n. 1. A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations. 2. An inclination ...
Mindszenty
/mind"sen tee/, n. Joseph (Joseph Pehm), 1892-1975, Hungarian Roman Catholic clergyman: primate of Hungary 1945-74. * * *
Mindszenty, József
orig. Pehm József born March 29, 1892, Csehimindszent, near Szombathely, Austria-Hungary died May 6, 1975, Vienna, Austria Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and ...
mind–body dualism
▪ philosophy       in philosophy, any theory that mind and body are distinct kinds of substances or natures. This position implies that mind and body not only differ in ...
mine
mine1 /muyn/, pron. 1. a form of the possessive case of I used as a predicate adjective: The yellow sweater is mine. 2. something that belongs to me: Mine is the red car. 3. ...
mine detector
an electromagnetic device for locating buried or concealed land mines. [1940-45] * * *
mine examiner
an official who inspects a mine to ensure compliance with safety requirements. Cf. fire boss. * * *
mine gas
▪ mining  any of various harmful vapours produced during mining operations. The gases are frequently called damps (German Dampf, “vapour”). Firedamp is a gas that occurs ...
mineable
/muy"neuh beuhl/, adj. minable. [1560-70; MINE2 + -ABLE] * * *
minedetection
See mine detector. * * *
minedetector
mine detector n. An electromagnetic device used to locate explosive mines.   mine detection n. * * *
minefield
/muyn"feeld'/, n. Mil., Naval. an area of land or water throughout which explosive mines have been laid. [1885-90; MINE2 + FIELD] * * *
Minehead
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (“parish”), West Somerset district, administrative and historic county of Somerset, England. The town owes its origin and ...
minelayer
/muyn"lay'euhr/, n. a naval ship equipped for laying mines in the water. [1905-10; MINE2 + LAY1 + -ER1] * * *
Mineola
/min'ee oh"leuh/, n. a village on W Long Island, in SE New York. 20,757. * * * ▪ New York, United States       village, mainly in North Hempstead town (township) with ...
miner
/muy"neuhr/, n. 1. Also called mineworker. a person who works in a mine, esp. a commercial mine producing coal or metallic ores. 2. a mechanical device used in mining: a miner ...
miner's anemia
Pathol. hookworm (def. 2). [1895-1900] * * *
miner's cat
      carnivorous mammal, a species of cacomistle (q.v.). * * *
miner's dial
Mining, Survey. dial (def. 6). * * *
miner's inch
a unit of measure of water flow, varying with locality but often a flow equaling 1.5 cu. ft. (0.04 m3) per minute. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
miner's lettuce.
See winter purslane. [1915-20, Amer.] * * *
miner'slettuce
min·er's lettuce (mīʹnərz) n. See winter purslane. * * *
Miner, Jack
orig. John Thomas Miner born April 10, 1865, Dover Centre, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 3, 1944, Kingsville, Ont., Can. Canadian naturalist. After moving to Canada in 1878, he ...
Miner, Myrtilla
▪ American educator born March 4, 1815, near Brookfield, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 17, 1864, Washington, D.C.       American educator whose school for African Americans, ...
mineral
/min"euhr euhl, min"reuhl/, n. 1. any of a class of substances occurring in nature, usually comprising inorganic substances, as quartz or feldspar, of definite chemical ...
mineral charcoal
a fibrous substance resembling charcoal and having a high carbon content, often occurring in thin layers in bituminous coal. Also called mother of coal. [1795-1805] * * *
mineral deposit
Introduction       aggregate of a mineral in an unusually high concentration.       About half of the known chemical elements (chemical element) possess some ...
mineral jelly
Chem. a gelatinous product made from petroleum, used to stabilize certain explosives. [1900-05] * * *
mineral kingdom
minerals collectively. Cf. animal kingdom, plant kingdom. [1685-95] * * *
mineral oil
a colorless, oily, almost tasteless, water-insoluble liquid, usually of either a standard light density (light mineral oil) or a standard heavy density (heavy mineral oil), ...
mineral pitch
asphalt. [1790-1800] * * *
mineral processing
or ore dressing Mechanical treatment of crude ores to separate the valuable minerals. Mineral processing was at first applied only to ores of precious metals but later came to ...
mineral spirits
a volatile distillation product of petroleum, used as a thinner for paints and varnishes. Cf. naphtha (def. 1). [1885-90] * * *
mineral spring
a spring of water that contains a significant amount of dissolved minerals. [1775-85] * * *
mineral tar
bitumen of the consistency of tar; maltha. [1790-1800] * * *
mineral water
1. water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, esp. such water considered healthful to drink. 2. mineral waters, Brit. a. carbonated water; soda water. b. artificially ...
mineral wax
ozocerite. [1860-65] * * *
Mineral Wells
a city in N central Texas. 14,468. * * *
mineral wool
a woollike material for heat and sound insulation, made by blowing steam or air through molten slag or rock. Also called rock wool. [1880-85] * * *
mineral.
1. mineralogical. 2. mineralogy. * * *
mineralizable
See mineralize. * * *
mineralization
See mineralizable. * * *
mineralize
—mineralization, n. —mineralizer, n. /min"euhr euh luyz', min"reuh-/, v., mineralized, mineralizing. v.t. 1. to convert into a mineral substance. 2. to transform (a metal) ...
mineralizer
mineralizer [min′ər əl īz΄ər] n. 1. a substance, such as water, acid, or certain gases, which, when dissolved in magma, lowers the melting point and viscosity, promotes ...
mineralkingdom
mineral kingdom n. The group of natural objects and substances that are composed only of inorganic matter. * * *
Mineralnye Vody
▪ Russia       town, Stavropol kray (territory), southwestern Russia. It lies along the Kuma River and the main rail line between Rostov-na-Donu and Baku (Azerbaijan). ...
mineralocorticoid
/min'euhr euh loh kawr"ti koyd'/, n. 1. Biochem. any of a group of corticosteroid hormones, synthesized by the adrenal cortex, that regulate the excretion or reabsorption of ...
mineralogical
See mineralogy. * * *
mineralogically
See mineralogical. * * *
mineralogist
See mineralogical. * * *
mineralogy
—mineralogical /min'euhr euh loj"i keuhl/, mineralogic, adj. —mineralogically, adv. —mineralogist, n. /min'euh rol"euh jee, -ral"euh-/, n. the science or study of ...
mineraloid
/min"euhr euh loyd'/, n. a mineral substance that does not have a definite chemical formula or crystal form. [1910-15; MINERAL + -OID] * * *
mineraloil
mineral oil n. 1. Any of various light hydrocarbon oils, especially a distillate of petroleum. 2. A refined distillate of petroleum, used as a laxative. * * *
mineraltar
mineral tar n. Maltha. * * *
mineralwater
mineral water n. Naturally occurring or prepared water that contains dissolved mineral salts, elements, or gases, often used therapeutically. * * *
mineralwax
mineral wax n. Ozocerite. * * *
mineralwool
mineral wool n. An inorganic fibrous substance that is produced by steam blasting and cooling molten glass or a similar substance and is used as an insulator and a filtering ...
miners’ strikes
occasions on which British coal miners have gone on strike, causing major problems for the government. In 1972 the NUM called a strike for wage increases, after a vote by its ...
Minerva
/mi nerr"veuh/, n. 1. the ancient Roman goddess of wisdom and the arts, identified with the Greek goddess Athena. 2. a woman of great wisdom. 3. a female given name. * * * In ...
mineshaft
mine·shaft (mīnʹshăft') n. A vertical or sloping passageway made in the earth for finding or mining ore and ventilating underground excavations. * * *
minestrone
/min'euh stroh"nee/; It. /mee'ne strddaw"ne/, n. Italian Cookery. a thick vegetable soup, often containing herbs, beans, bits of pasta, etc., and served with Parmesan ...
minesweeper
—minesweeping, n. /muyn"swee'peuhr/, n. Navy. a specially equipped ship used for dragging a body of water in order to remove or destroy enemy mines. [1900-05; MINE2 + ...
minesweeping
See minesweeper. * * *
minette
/mi net"/, n. Petrol. a syenitic lamprophyre composed chiefly of orthoclase and biotite. [1875-80; < G < F; see MINE2, -ETTE] * * *
Minetti, Bernhard
▪ 1999       German actor who was one of the giants of the German stage; during a career that spanned nearly 70 years, he was especially noted for his interpretations of ...
minever
/min"euh veuhr/, n. miniver. * * *
mineworker
/muyn"werr'keuhr/, n. miner. Also, mine worker. [1900-05; MINE2 + WORKER] * * *
Ming
/ming/, n. Wade-Giles, Pinyin. 1. a dynasty in China, 1368-1644, marked by the restoration of traditional institutions and the development of the arts, esp. in porcelain, ...
ming ch'i
▪ Chinese funerary objects Pinyin  ming qi (Chinese: “spirit utensils”)        funerary furniture or objects placed in Chinese tombs to provide the deceased with ...
Ming dynasty
(1368–1644) Chinese dynasty that provided an interval of native rule between eras of Mongol and Manchu dominance. The Ming, one of the most stable but autocratic of dynasties, ...
ming tree
/ming/ 1. any of various trees or shrubs used in bonsai arrangements, esp. when shaped to have flat-topped, asymmetrical branches. 2. an artificial tree created with plant ...
Mingäçevir
▪ Azerbaijan formerly  Mingechaur,         city in central Azerbaijan, on the Kura River; it is the site of the Mingäçevir Reservoir, which is used for flood ...
Mingdi
▪ emperor of Han dynasty Wade-Giles romanization  Ming-ti , personal name (xingming)  Liu Zhuang , temple name (miaohao) (Han)  Xianzong  born AD 27, China died 75, ...
Minggantu
Chinese Ming Antu, Mongolian Minganto born ? died с 1763 Chinese astronomer and mathematician. A Mongolian of the Plain White Banner (see Banner system), Minggantu first ...
Minghella
(1954– ) an English film director whose films include The English Patient (1996), which won nine Oscar s including one for best director, The Talented Mr Ripley (1999) and Cold ...
Minghella, Anthony
▪ 2009       British playwright, screenwriter, and director born Jan. 6, 1954, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Eng. died March 18, 2008, London, Eng. was one of Britain's most ...
Minghetti, Marco
▪ prime minister of Italy born Nov. 8, 1818, Bologna, Papal States [Italy] died Dec. 10, 1886, Rome, Italy       statesman who was twice prime minister of united Italy ...
mingle
—minglement, n. —mingler, n. /ming"geuhl/, v., mingled, mingling, n. v.i. 1. to become mixed, blended, or united. 2. to associate or mix in company: She refuses to mingle ...
mingle-mangle
/ming"geuhl mang'geuhl/, n. a jumbled or confused mixture; hodgepodge. [1540-50; gradational compound; see MINGLE, MANGLE1] * * *
mingler
See mingle. * * *
Mingrelian
/min gree"lee euhn, ming-/, n. a South Caucasian language spoken near the extreme eastern end of the Black Sea. * * *
Mingrelian language
also called  Megrelian,         unwritten Kartvelian (South Caucasian) language spoken along the coast of the Black Sea in Georgia. Its speakers call it margaluri nina; ...
Mingus
/ming"geuhs/, n. Charles (Charlie), 1922-79, U.S. jazz bass player and composer. * * *
Mingus, Charles
born April 22, 1922, Nogales, Ariz., U.S. died Jan. 5, 1979, Cuernavaca, Mex. U.S. jazz composer, bassist, and bandleader. Mingus played in the groups of Lionel Hampton, Duke ...
Mingus,Charles
Min·gus (mĭngʹgəs), Charles. 1922-1979. American jazz bassist and composer of complex works that knitted together elements of jazz, classical, and gospel. * * *
mingy
/min"jee/, adj., mingier, mingiest. mean and stingy; niggardly. [1885-90; M(EAN2) + (ST)INGY1] * * *


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