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Montessorimethod
Montessori method n. A method of educating young children that stresses development of a child's own initiative and natural abilities, especially through practical ...
Montet, Pierre
▪ French Egyptologist born June 27, 1885, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Fr. died June 19, 1966, Paris       French Egyptologist who conducted major excavations of the New ...
Monteux
/mon tue"/; Fr. /mawonn tue"/, n. Pierre /pyerdd/, 1875-1964, U.S. symphony orchestra conductor born in France. * * *
Monteux, Pierre
▪ French conductor born April 4, 1875, Paris died July 1, 1964, Hancock, Maine, U.S.       one of the leading conductors of the 20th century, acclaimed for his ...
Monteux,Pierre
Mon·teux (mŏn-to͝oʹ, môɴ-tœʹ), Pierre. 1875-1964. French-born American conductor of many major orchestras. He was noted as an interpreter of 20th-century music. * * *
Monteverdi
/mon'teuh vair"dee/; It. /mawn'te verdd"dee/, n. Claudio /klow"dyaw/, 1567-1643, Italian composer. * * *
Monteverdi, Claudio
▪ Italian composer and musician Introduction baptized May 15, 1567, Cremona, Duchy of Milan died November 29, 1643, Venice  Italian composer of the late Renaissance, the most ...
Monteverdi, Claudio (Giovanni Antonio)
(baptized May 15, 1567, Cremona, Duchy of Milan died Nov. 29, 1643, Venice) Italian composer. The first of his nine books of madrigals appeared in 1587, the second in 1590. He ...
Monteverdi,Claudio
Mon·te·ver·di (mŏn'tə-vârʹdē, mōn'tĕ-), Claudio. 1567-1643. Italian composer considered a founder of opera. His works include sacred music, many madrigals, and the ...
Montevideo
/mon'teuh vi day"oh, -vid"ee oh'/; Sp. /mawn'te vee dhe"aw/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Uruguay. 1,229,748. * * * Port city (pop., 1996: 1,378,707), capital of ...
Montevideo Convention
▪ international agreement [1933] in full  Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States        agreement signed at Montevideo, Uruguay, on December 26, ...
Montez
/mon"tez, mon tez"/, n. Lola (Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert), 1818?-61, British dancer, born in Ireland: gained notoriety as mistress of Franz Liszt, Alexandre Dumas père, ...
Montez, Lola
orig. Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert born 1818, Limerick, Ire. died Jan. 17, 1861, New York, N.Y., U.S. Irish adventuress and dancer who achieved notoriety as the mistress ...
Montez,Lola
Mon·tez (mŏnʹtĕz, mŏn-tĕzʹ), Lola. Originally Marie Gilbert. 1818-1861. Irish-born American dancer noted for her love affairs with Liszt, Dumas père, and Ludwig I ...
Montezuma Castle National Monument
National monument, central Arizona, U.S. Situated in the Verde River Valley, it occupies an area of 842 acres (341 hectares). Declared a national monument in 1906, it is the ...
Montezuma II
/mon'teuh zooh"meuh/ c1470-1520, last Aztec emperor of Mexico 1502-20. Also, Moctezuma. [ < Sp < Nahuatl Moteuczomah, Motecuhzomah, equiv. to mo- reflexive pron. + teuc(tli) ...
Montezuma's revenge
Slang. traveler's diarrhea, esp. as experienced by some visitors to Mexico. [1960-65, Amer.; in allusion to MONTEZUMA II, who was killed by invading Europeans] * * *
MontezumaII
Mon·te·zu·ma II (mŏn'tĭ-zo͞oʹmə) or Moc·te·zu·ma (mŏk'-), 1466?-1520. Last Aztec emperor in Mexico (1502-1520). He was overthrown by the Spanish conquistador ...
Montfaucon, Bernard de
▪ French scholar born 1655, Soulage, near Brioude, Fr. died 1741, Paris       pioneer in the study of Greek paleography and archaeology and distinguished patristic ...
Montferrat
Mont·fer·rat (mŏnt-fə-rätʹ) A historical region of northwest Italy south of the Po River. Claimed by a noble family of Mantua and the house of Savoy after 1612, it was ...
Montfort
/mont"feuhrt/; Fr. /mawonn fawrdd"/, n. 1. Simon de /see mawonn" deuh/, c1160-1218, French leader of the crusade against the Albigenses. 2. his son Simon de, Earl of Leicester, ...
Montfort Family
▪ French lords       family associated with an ancient lordship in the Île-de-France (Montfort-l'Amaury); this lordship first became famous in French and English ...
Montfort, Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de
▪ French priest born Jan. 31, 1673, Montfort-sur-Meu, Fr. died April 28, 1716, St. Laurent-sur-Sèvre; canonized 1947; feast day April 28       French priest who ...
Montfort, Simon de
I born 1165? died June 25, 1218, Toulouse, France French leader of the Albigensian Crusade. From 1209 he led a Crusade against the Cathari heretics, and he became governor of ...
Montfort, Simon de, Earl Of Leicester
▪ French noble born c. 1208, , Montfort, Ile-de-France, Fr. died Aug. 4, 1265, Evesham, Worcestershire, Eng.       leader of the baronial revolt against King Henry III ...
Montfort,Simon de
Mont·fort (mŏntʹfərt, môɴ-fôrʹ), Simon de. Earl of Leicester. 1208?-1265. French-born English nobleman who led the baronial opposition to Henry III. After his military ...
Montgelas de Garnerin, Maximilian Joseph, Graf von
▪ Bavarian statesman born Sept. 10, 1759, Munich died June 14, 1838, Munich  German statesman who developed modern Bavaria.       The son of a Savoyard nobleman, ...
Montgenèvre Pass
▪ mountain pass, France French  Col De Montgenèvre,  Italian  Colle Del Monginevro,         pass (6,083 ft [1,854 m]) in the Cottian Alps of the Hautes-Alpes ...
montgolfier
/mont gol"fee euhr/; Fr. /mawonn gawl fyay"/, n., pl. montgolfiers /-fee euhrz/; Fr. /-fyay"/. a balloon raised by air heated from a fire in the lower part. [1775-85; named after ...
Montgolfier
/mont gol"fee euhr/; Fr. /mawonn gawl fyay"/, n. Jacques Étienne /zhahk ay tyen"/, 1745-99, and his brother Joseph Michel /zhaw zef" mee shel"/, 1740-1810, French aeronauts: ...
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne
▪ French aviators also called the  Montgolfier brothers  Respectively,   born Aug. 26, 1740, Annonay, France died June 26, 1810, Balaruc-les-Bains born Jan. 6, 1745, ...
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel; and Montgolfier, Jacques-Étienne
born Aug. 26, 1740, Annonay, France died June 26, 1810, Balaruc-les-Bains born Jan. 6, 1745, Annonay, France died Aug. 2, 1799, enroute from Lyon to Annonay French designers of ...
Montgolfier,Joseph Michel
Mont·gol·fier (mŏnt-gŏlʹfē-ər, môɴ-gôl-fyāʹ), Joseph Michel. 1740-1810. French aeronautic inventor who with his brother Jacques Étienne (1745-1799) built and ...
Montgomerie, Alexander
▪ Scottish poet born 1556? died c. 1611       Scottish poet, one of the last of the makaris (poets writing in Lowland Scots in the 16th ...
Montgomery
/mont gum"euh ree, -gum"ree/, n. 1. Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein ("Monty"), 1887-1976, British field marshal: World War II commander of British 8th Army in ...
Montgomery (of Alamein), Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount
born Nov. 17, 1887, London, Eng. died March 24, 1976, near Alton, Hampshire British general in World War II. Educated at Sandhurst, he distinguished himself in World War I and ...
Montgomery Village
a city in central Maryland. 18,725. * * *
Montgomery Ward & Co.
Former U.S. retail merchandising company. It was founded in Chicago in 1872 by Aaron Montgomery Ward (1844–1913), who bought merchandise wholesale and sold it directly to ...
Montgomery, Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount
▪ British military commander byname  Monty   born November 17, 1887, London, England died March 24, 1976, near Alton, Hampshire  British field marshal and one of the ...
Montgomery, Elizabeth
▪ 1996       U.S. actress (b. April 15, 1933, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. May 18, 1995, Beverly Hills, Calif.), as the comely, green-eyed star of television's "Bewitched" ...
Montgomery, George
▪ 2001 George Montgomery Letz        American actor (b. Aug. 29, 1916, Brady, Mont.—d. Dec. 12, 2000, Rancho Mirage, Calif.), brought his rugged handsomeness to some ...
Montgomery, James
▪ Scottish author born Nov. 4, 1771, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scot. died April 30, 1854, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Eng.  Scottish poet and journalist best remembered for his hymns and ...
Montgomery, L(ucy) M(aud)
born Nov. 30, 1874, Clifton, P.E.I., Can. died April 24, 1942, Toronto, Ont. Canadian novelist. She worked as a teacher and journalist before achieving worldwide success with ...
Montgomery, Little Brother
▪ American musician byname of  Eurreal Wilford Montgomery   born April 18, 1906, Kentwood, La., U.S. died Sept. 6, 1985, Chicago, Ill.  major African-American blues artist ...
Montgomery, Lucy Maud
▪ Canadian author born Nov. 30, 1874, Clifton, P.E.I., Can. died April 24, 1942, Toronto       Canadian regional romantic novelist, best known for Anne of Green Gables ...
Montgomery, Wes
orig. John Leslie Montgomery born March 6, 1923/25, Indianapolis, Ind., U.S. died June 15, 1968, Indianapolis U.S. jazz guitarist. He began playing guitar in his teens, and ...
Montgomery,John Leslie
Montgomery, John Leslie. Known as “Wes.” 1923-1968. American jazz guitarist noted for his unique, quiet style and for the rich, mellow tones he produced by playing guitar ...
Montgomery,Lucy Maud
Montgomery, Lucy Maud. 1874-1942. Canadian writer best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables (1908) and its many sequels. * * *
Montgomery,Sir Bernard Law
Montgomery, Sir Bernard Law. First Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. 1887-1976. British army officer who during World War II commanded the British victories over German forces in ...
Montgomeryshire
/mont gum"euh ree shear', -sheuhr, -gum"ree-/, n. a historic county in Powys, in central Wales. Also called Montgomery. * * * ▪ former county, Wales, United Kingdom Welsh ...
month
/munth/, n. 1. Also called calendar month. any of the twelve parts, as January or February, into which the calendar year is divided. 2. the time from any day of one calendar ...
month's mind
Rom. Cath. Ch. a Requiem Mass said on the thirtieth day after a person's death or burial. [1425-75; late ME moneth mynde] * * *
Montherlant
/mawonn terdd lahonn"/, n. Henry de /ahonn rddee" deuh/, 1896-1972, French author. * * *
Montherlant, Henry (-Marie-Joseph-Millon) de
born April 21, 1896, Paris, France died Sept. 21, 1972, Paris French novelist and dramatist. Born into a noble family, he wrote stylistically concise works that reflect his own ...
Montherlant, Henry de
▪ French author born April 21, 1896, Paris, Fr. died Sept. 21, 1972, Paris       French novelist and dramatist whose stylistically concise works reflect his own ...
monthly
/munth"lee/, adj., n., pl. monthlies, adv. adj. 1. pertaining to a month, or to each month. 2. done, happening, appearing, etc., once a month: a monthly magazine. 3. computed or ...
Monthly Dow Jones Industrial Average, Table
▪ Table Table VIII. Monthly Dow Jones Industrial Average   Average mean close1  % Change2  Average P/E3  Average ...
monthly meeting
(often caps.) a district unit of local congregations of the Society of Friends. [1765-75] * * *
Months and celebrations of the Inca calendar
▪ Table Months and celebrations of the Inca calendar Gregorian months Andean months approximate translation December Capac Raimi, Capac Quilla the lord festival; the month ...
Months of the year
▪ Table Months of the year January 31 days from Roman republican calendar month Januarius, named for Janus, god of doorways and beginnings February 28 days usually, 29 in ...
Monti, Eugenio
▪ Italian bobsledder born Jan. 23, 1928, Dobbiaco, Italy died Dec. 1, 2003, Belluno       Italian bobsledder remembered as much for his sportsmanship as for his ...
Monti, Vincenzo
▪ Italian author born Feb. 19, 1754, Alfonsine, near Ravenna [Italy] died Oct. 13, 1828, Milan  Italian Neoclassical poet, author of many occasional works but remembered ...
Monticelli, Adolphe
▪ French artist in full  Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas Monticelli  born October 14, 1824, Marseille, France died June 29, 1886, Marseille       French painter whose finest ...
monticellite
/mon'teuh sel"uyt, -chel"-/, n. a mineral, silicate of magnesium and calcium, CaMgSiO4, belonging to the olivine group and often occurring in contact metamorphosed ...
Monticello
/mon'ti chel"oh, -sel"oh/, n. the estate and residence of Thomas Jefferson, in central Virginia, near Charlottesville. * * * Home of Thomas Jefferson, located southeast of ...
monticule
—monticulate /mon tik"yeuh lit/, monticulous, adj. /mon"ti kyoohl'/, n. 1. a subordinate volcanic cone. 2. a small mountain, hill, or mound. [1790-1800; < LL monticulus, equiv. ...
montilla
/mon til"euh/; Sp. /mawn tee"lyah/, n. a dry, rather bitter wine of Spain. [1785-95; after Montilla, Spanish town] * * * ▪ Spain       city, Córdoba provincia ...
Montluçon
/mawonn lyuu sawonn"/, n. a city in central France. 58,824. * * * ▪ France       town, Allier département, Auvergne région, central France, northwest of ...
Montmagny
Fr. /mawonn mann nyee"/, n. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, on the St. Lawrence. 12,405. * * *
Montmartre
/mawonn mannrdd"trddeu/, n. a hilly section in the N part of Paris, France: noted for the artists who have frequented and lived in the area. * * *
Montmorency
/mont'meuh ren"see/; Fr. /mawonn maw rddahonn see"/, n. Anne /an/; Fr. /annn/, Duc de, 1493-1567, French marshal: constable of France 1537. * * *
Montmorency Falls
▪ waterfall, Canada French  Chute Montmorency,         waterfall at the mouth of the Montmorency River in Québec region, southern Quebec province, Canada, about 7 ...
Montmorency, Anne, duke de
born March 15, 1493, Chantilly, France died Nov. 12, 1567, Paris French soldier and constable of France. Named for his godmother, Queen Anne of Brittany, he served three ...
Montmorency, François, Duke de
▪ French statesman born 1530 died May 5, 1579, Écouen, Fr.       eldest son of Anne de Montmorency and a leader of the Roman Catholic moderates during the French Wars ...
Montmorency, Henri I, Duke de
▪ French statesman also called  Sieur (sire) de Damville  born 1534, Chantilly, Fr. died April 1, 1614, Agde       brother of François de Montmorency and a leader of ...
Montmorency, Henri II, Duke de
▪ French statesman born 1595 died Oct. 30, 1632, Toulouse, Fr.       a rebel against the leadership of Cardinal de Richelieu; he was executed as a traitor, thus ending ...
Montmorency, Mathieu II, Baron de
▪ French statesman born c. 1174 died Nov. 24, 1230       French noble prominent in the service of three kings.       Montmorency first fought under Philip II ...
montmorillonite
—montmorillonitic /mont'meuh ril'euh nit"ik/, adj. /mont'meuh ril"euh nuyt'/, n. any of a group of clay minerals characterized by the ability to expand when they absorb large ...
Montonero
▪ Argentine political group       member of an Argentinian left-wing Peronist group known for violent urban terrorist actions such as political kidnappings and ...
Montour
▪ county, Pennsylvania, United States       county, east-central Pennsylvania, U.S., consisting of a mountainous region in the Appalachian Ridge and Valley ...
Montoya, Carlos
▪ American musician born Dec. 13, 1903, Madrid, Spain died March 3, 1993, Wainscott, N.Y., U.S.  Spanish-born American flamenco guitarist and the first to present that style ...
Montoya, Carlos Garcia
▪ 1994       Spanish-born guitarist and composer (b. Dec. 13, 1903, Madrid, Spain—d. March 3, 1993, Wainscott, N.Y.), transformed flamenco guitar music from its ...
Montparnasse
/mawonn pannrdd nanns"/, n. a district in S Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine: noted for its cafés and the artists and writers who have frequented and lived in the ...
Montpelier
/mont peel"yeuhr/, n. a city in and the capital of Vermont, in the central part. 8241. * * * City (pop., 2000: 8,035), capital of Vermont, U.S. Named for Montpellier, France, it ...
Montpellier
/mawonn pe lyay"/, n. a city in and the capital of Hérault, in S France, near the Mediterranean. 195,603. * * * City (pop., 1999: 225,392), southern France, near the ...
Montpellier faience
▪ art       French tin-glazed earthenware made at factories in the city of Montpellier, France, from the end of the 16th century into the 19th century. Its heyday was ...
Montpellier I, II, and III, Universities of
▪ university, France French  Universités De Montpellier I, Ii, Et Iii,         autonomous, state-financed universities in Montpellier, France, founded in 1970 under ...
Montpensier, Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, Duchess de
▪ French duchess byname  La Grande Mademoiselle   born May 29, 1627, Paris, France died April 5, 1693, Paris       princess of the royal house of France, prominent ...
Montrachet
/mohn'treuh shay", mon'-/; Fr. /mawonn rddann she"/ a full-bodied dry white wine from the Montrachet vineyard in Burgundy. * * *
Montreal
—Montrealer, n. /mon'tree awl", mun'-/, n. a seaport in S Quebec, in E Canada, on an island (Montreal Island) in the St. Lawrence. 1,080,546. French, Montréal /mawonn rdday ...
Montreal Aquarium
▪ aquarium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada French  Aquarium De Montréal,         municipally owned aquarium located on St.-Helen's Island, Montreal, Can. It was built in ...
Montreal Botanical Garden
▪ garden, Montreal, Quebec, Canada French  Jardin Botanique De Montréal,         botanical garden in Montreal founded in 1936 by Frère Marie-Victorin, one of the ...
Montreal canoe
Canadian. a large freight canoe having a raised gunwale at the bow and stern. [1785-95] * * *
Montreal group
▪ Canadian literature       coterie of poets who precipitated a renaissance of Canadian poetry during the 1920s and '30s by advocating a break with the traditional ...
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
▪ museum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada French  Musée Des Beaux-arts De Montréal,         in Montreal, Canadian art museum with outstanding collections of paintings, ...
Montreal North
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, N of Montreal. 94,914. French, Montréal-Nord /mawonn rdday annl nawrdd"/. * * *
Montreal, University of
Canadian public French-language university founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1878. It provides instruction in the arts and sciences, education, law, medicine, theology, ...
Montréal-Nord
▪ Quebec, Canada English  North Montreal        former city, Montréal region, southern Quebec province, Canada. Until 2002 it was a northern suburb of Montreal city, ...
MontrealNorth
Montreal North or Mont·ré·al-Nord (môɴ'rā-äl-nôrʹ) A town of southern Quebec, Canada, a suburb of Montreal on Montreal Island. Population: 94,914. * * *
Montreuil
/mawonn trddue"yeu/, n. a suburb of Paris, in N France. 96,684. * * * ▪ France official name  Montreuil-sous-Bois        town, Seine-Saint-Denis département, ...
Montreux
Resort town (pop., 2000: 22,455), western Switzerland, on the eastern shore of Lake Geneva. It was formed by the merger in 1962 of the villages of Le Châtelard, Les Planches, ...
Montreux Convention
(1936) Agreement concerning the Dardanelles strait. In response to Turkey's request to refortify the area, the signers of the Treaty of Lausanne and others met in Montreux, ...
Montrose
/mon trohz"/, n. James Graham, Marquis of, 1612-50, Scottish supporter of Charles I. * * * ▪ Colorado, United States       city, seat (1883) of Montrose county, western ...
Montrose, James Graham, 5th earl and 1st marquess of
born 1612 died May 21, 1650, Edinburgh, Scot. Scottish general in the English Civil Wars. He served in the Covenanter army that invaded northern England (1640) but remained a ...
Montrose, James Graham, 5th Earl and 1st Marquess of, Earl of Kincardine, Lord Graham and Mugdock
▪ Scottish general born 1612 died May 21, 1650, Edinburgh, Scot.  Scottish general who won a series of spectacular victories in Scotland for King Charles I of Great Britain ...
Montrose,First Marquis of
Mon·trose (mŏn-trōzʹ), First Marquis of Title of James Graham. 1612-1650. Scottish Covenanter who changed allegiance (1643) and led a force of Highlanders in a series of ...
Montrouge
▪ France formally  Le Grand-Montrouge        town, Hauts-de-Seine département, Paris région, southern suburb of Paris, in north-central France. The area, recorded ...
Montserrat
/mont'seuh rat"/; for 2 also Sp. /mawn'serdd rddaht"/, n. 1. an island in the Leeward Islands, in the SE West Indies: a British crown colony. 12,162; 391/2 sq. mi. (102 sq. km). ...
Montt, Manuel
▪ president of Chile born September 8, 1809, Petorca, Chile died September 20, 1880, Santiago  president of Chile, an enlightened statesman who throughout his two terms ...
Montt, Pedro
▪ president of Chile born 1846, Santiago, Chile died Aug. 16, 1910, Bremen, Ger.  Chilean president (1906–10), whose conservative government furthered railroad and ...
Montúfar y Rivera Maestre, Lorenzo
▪ Guatemalan statesman born March 11, 1823, Guatemala City died 1898       Central American statesman, diplomat, and historian whose liberal political activities often ...
Montville
/mont"vil/, n. a town in SE Connecticut. 16,455. * * *
Monty Python's Flying Circus
▪ British television series       British television sketch comedy series that aired from 1969 to 1974 on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) network and became ...
Monty Python('s Flying Circus)
British comedy troupe. The innovative group, formed in the early 1960s, came to prominence in the 1970s, first on television and later in films. Its members, most of whom met ...
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
a BBC television comedy series (1969–74). It was extremely popular with young people, especially students, and its strange, wild and silly humour had a big influence on British ...
monument
—monumentless, adj. n. /mon"yeuh meuhnt/; v. /mon"yeuh ment'/, n. 1. something erected in memory of a person, event, etc., as a building, pillar, or statue: the Washington ...
Monument, The
▪ column, London, United Kingdom       column in the City of London (London, City of), just north of London Bridge, that commemorates the Great Fire of London (1666). ...
Monumenta Germaniae Historica
▪ German history       (Latin: “Historical Monuments of the Germans”), voluminous, comprehensive, and critically edited collection of sources pertaining to German ...
monumental
—monumentalism, n. —monumentality, n. —monumentally, adv. /mon'yeuh men"tl/, adj. 1. resembling a monument; massive or imposing. 2. exceptionally great, as in quantity, ...
monumentality
See monumental. * * *
monumentalize
—monumentalization, n. /mon'yeuh men"tl uyz'/, v.t., monumentalized, monumentalizing. to establish an enduring memorial or record of. Also, esp. Brit., monumentalise. [1855-60; ...
monumentally
See monumentality. * * *
Monumentum Ancyranum
(after AD 14) Latin and Greek inscription on the temple of Rome and Augustus at Ancyra (Ankara, Tur.). Known as the Res gestae divi Augusti ("Achievements of the Divine ...
monuron
mon·u·ron (mŏnʹyə-rŏn') n. A crystalline compound, C9H11ClN2O, used as a herbicide for grasses and broadleaf weeds.   [mono- + urea + -on3.] * * *
mony
/mon"ee/, adj., n. Scot. and North Eng. many. * * *
Monywa
▪ Myanmar       town, central Myanmar (Burma). It is situated on the left bank of the Chindwin River, about 60 miles (97 km) west of Mandalay. During World War II, the ...
Monza
/mon"zeuh/; It. /mawn"tsah/, n. a city in N Italy, NNE of Milan. 121,155. * * * ▪ Italy Latin  Modicia        city, Lombardia ( Lombardy) regione, northern Italy. It ...
Monzambano
Ger. /mohn'tsahm bah"noh/, n. Severinus de Ger. /zay'vay rddee"noos de/, pseudonym of Samuel von Pufendorf. * * *
Monzon, Carlos
▪ 1996       Argentine undisputed world middleweight boxing champion, 1970-74, and World Boxing Association middleweight champion, 1974-77 (b. Aug. 7, 1942—d. Jan. 8, ...
monzonite
—monzonitic /mon'zeuh nit"ik/, adj. /mon"zeuh nuyt'/, n. any of a group of granular igneous rocks having approximately equal amounts of orthoclase and plagioclase feldspar, ...
monzonitic
See monzonite. * * *
moo
/mooh/, v., mooed, mooing, n., pl. moos. v.i. 1. to utter the characteristic deep sound of a cow; low. n. 2. a mooing sound. [1540-50; imit.] * * *
moo goo gai pan
/mooh" gooh" guy" pan"/, Cantonese Cookery. a dish of sliced chicken stir-fried with button mushrooms and, often, assorted vegetables. [ < dial. Chin; cf. Chin mógu ...
moo juice
Facetious. cow's milk. * * *
moo shu pork
moo shu pork [mo͞o΄ sho͞o pôrk′] n. a Chinese dish made of shredded pork and vegetables and beaten eggs, sautéed and usually served in a crêpe with hoisin sauce * * *
mooch
/moohch/, Slang. v.t. 1. to borrow (a small item or amount) without intending to return or repay it. 2. to get or take without paying or at another's expense; sponge: He always ...
moocher
See mooch. * * *
mood
mood1 /moohd/, n. 1. a state or quality of feeling at a particular time: What's the boss' mood today? 2. a distinctive emotional quality or character: The mood of the music was ...
mood music
music comprised chiefly of popular songs in lush orchestral arrangements, intended to provide a relaxing, soothing atmosphere. [1935-40] * * *
mood-altering
/moohd"awl'teuhr ing/, adj. (esp. of drugs) capable of changing one's emotional state. * * *
Moodie, Susanna Strickland
▪ Canadian writer born , Dec. 6, 1803, Bungay, Suffolk, Eng. died April 8, 1885, Toronto, Ont., Can.       English-born Canadian pioneer and author who wrote realistic, ...
moodily
See moody. * * *
moodiness
See moodily. * * *
moody
—moodily, adv. —moodiness, n. /mooh"dee/, adj., moodier, moodiest. 1. given to gloomy, depressed, or sullen moods; ill-humored. 2. proceeding from or showing such a mood: a ...
Moody
/mooh"dee/, n. 1. Dwight Lyman /luy"meuhn/, 1837-99, U.S. evangelist. 2. Helen Wills. See Wills, Helen Newington. 3. William Vaughn /vawn/, 1869-1910, U.S. poet and playwright. * ...
Moody Blues, the
▪ British rock group       British rock band formed in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, in 1964 and credited as the pioneer of a subgenre, now called art rock, or ...
Moody, Anne
▪ American civil rights activist born Sept. 15, 1940, near Centerville, Miss., U.S.       American civil rights activist and writer whose autobiographical account of ...
Moody, Dwight L
▪ American evangelist born Feb. 5, 1837, East Northfield, Mass., U.S. died Dec. 22, 1899, Northfield, Mass.       prominent American evangelist who set the pattern for ...
Moody, Dwight L(yman)
born Feb. 5, 1837, East Northfield, Mass., U.S. died Dec. 22, 1899, Northfield, Mass. U.S. Protestant evangelist. Raised on a farm in Massachusetts, he moved first to Boston, ...
Moody, William
▪ United States jurist in full  William Henry Moody   born Dec. 23, 1853, Newbury, Mass., U.S. died July 2, 1917, Haverhill, Mass.  U.S. attorney general (1904–06) and ...
Moody, William Vaughn
▪ American writer born July 8, 1869, Spencer, Ind., U.S. died Oct. 17, 1910, Colorado Springs, Colo.       American poet and playwright whose mystical and dignified ...
Moody,Dwight Lyman
Moo·dy (mo͞oʹdē), Dwight Lyman. 1837-1899. American evangelist who toured major American and British cities and founded several educational institutions. * * *
Moody,Helen Wills
Moody, Helen Wills. See Wills, Helen Newington. * * *
Moog (synthesizer)
☆ Moog (synthesizer) or Moog [mōg ] n. 〚< Moog, a trademark for this device, after R. A. Moog (1934- ), U.S. engineer who developed it〛 an early musical synthesizer * * *
Moog synthesizer
/mohg/, Music, Trademark. an electronic synthesizer. Also called Moog. [1965-70; named after Robert A. Moog (b. 1934), U.S. engineer] * * *
Moog, Robert Arthur
▪ 2006       American electronic engineer (b. May 23, 1934, New York, N.Y.—d. Aug. 21, 2005, Asheville, N.C.), invented the Moog electronic music synthesizer, which ...
moogoo gai pan
moo goo gai pan (mo͞oʹ go͞oʹ gīʹ pănʹ) n. A Cantonese dish of chicken, mushrooms, vegetables, and spices sautéed together.   [Chinese (Cantonese) mōhkoo kai paân, ...
mook
mook (mo͞ok) n. Slang An insignificant or contemptible person.   [Probably alteration of moke.] * * *
mool
/moohl/, n. Scot. and North Eng. 1. soft, crumbly soil rich in mold or humus. 2. earth from or for a grave. 3. a grave. [1570-80; var. of MOLD3] * * *
moola
/mooh"leuh/, n. Slang. money. Also, moolah. [1905-10, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * *
moolvee
/moohl"vee/, n. maulvi. Also, moolvi. * * *
Moomintroll
▪ fictional character       20th-century Finnish literary and comic-strip character, a white, furry creature somewhat resembling a hippopotamus.       The ...
moon
—mooner, n. —moonless, adj. /moohn/, n. 1. the earth's natural satellite, orbiting the earth at a mean distance of 238,857 miles (384,393 km) and having a diameter of 2160 ...
Moon
/moohn/, n. Sun Myung /sun myung/, born 1920, Korean religious leader: founder of the Unification Church. * * * Sole natural satellite of Earth, which it orbits from west to ...
Moon and Sixpence, The
a novel (1919) by W. Somerset Maugham. * * *
moon blindness
Vet. Pathol. a disease of horses in which the eyes suffer from recurring attacks of inflammation, eventually resulting in opacity and blindness. [1710-20] * * *
moon child
☆ moon child n. Astrol. a person born under the sign of Cancer * * *
moon dog
paraselene. [1660-70] * * *
moon gate
(in Chinese architecture) a circular gateway in a wall. * * *
moon jelly
▪ jellyfish       genus of marine jellyfish of the order Semaeostomeae (class Scyphozoa, phylum Cnidaria) characterized by their pale translucent bodies and commonly ...
moon jellyfish
a coelenterate, Aurelia aurita, inhabiting all seas, having a luminescent milky-pink or milky-orange, umbrellalike disk 3-9 in. (8-23 cm) in diameter. Also called moon jelly. * * ...
moon knife
Tanning. a crescent-shaped knife used to scrape hides. [1880-85] * * *
moon letter
Arabic Gram. any letter, as ba or mim, representing a consonant that does not assimilate the l of a prefixed definite article. Cf. sun letter. [trans. of Ar al-huruf ...
moon pillar
Astron. a halo phenomenon in which a vertical streak of light appears above and below the moon, believed to be caused by the reflection of moonlight by ice crystals with vertical ...
moon shell
1. any marine gastropod of the family Naticidae, having a rounded, short-spired, smooth shell. 2. the shell itself. [1935-40] * * *
Moon Shin Yong
▪ South Korean obstetrician born April 1, 1948, Kongju, S.Kor.       South Korean obstetrician who was involved in human-cloning research that was later discovered to ...
Moon type
▪ writing system       system of written letters invented in 1845 by William Moon of Brighton, East Sussex, to enable blind people to read. Moon type partly retains the ...
moon worship
▪ religion       adoration or veneration of the moon, a deity in the moon, or a personification or symbol of the moon. The sacredness of the moon has been connected with ...
Moon, Sun Myung
born Jan. 6, 1920, Kwangju Sangsa Ri, P'yŏngan-puk province, Korea South Korean religious leader. Convinced that he was designated by God as a successor to Jesus, Moon began ...
Moon,Sun Myung
Moon (mo͞on), Sun Myung. Born 1920. Korean-born American religious leader and founder of the Unification Church (1954). He was found guilty in 1982 of conspiracy to evade taxes ...
moon-blind
/moohn"bluynd'/, adj. Vet. Pathol. (of horses) afflicted with moon blindness; moon-eyed. [1660-70] * * *
moon-eyed
/moohn"uyd'/, adj. 1. having the eyes open wide, as in fear or wonder; wide-eyed. 2. Vet. Pathol. moon-blind. [1780-90 for def. 1; 1885-90 for def. 2] * * *
moon-faced
/moohn"fayst'/, adj. having a very round face, regarded as resembling a full moon. [1610-20] * * *
moonball
/moohn"bawl'/, n. Informal. a high lob in tennis. * * *
moonbeam
/moohn"beem'/, n. a ray of moonlight. [1580-90; MOON + BEAM] * * *
moonblind
moon·blind (mo͞onʹblīnd') adj. Affected with moon blindness. * * *
moonblindness
moon blindness n. Recurrent inflammation of a horse's eyes, often resulting in eventual blindness. Also called mooneye. * * *
moonbow
/moohn"boh'/, n. a rainbow caused by the refraction and reflection of light from the moon. Also called lunar rainbow. [1890-95; MOON + (RAIN)BOW] * * *
mooncalf
/moohn"kaf', -kahf'/, n., pl. mooncalves. 1. a congenitally grossly deformed and mentally defective person. 2. a foolish person. 3. a person who spends time idly ...
moonchild
/moohn"chuyld'/, n., pl. moonchildren. a person born under the zodiacal sign of Cancer. [1965-70; MOON + CHILD; so called because of the astrological pairing of the moon with ...
moondog
moon dog n. A paraselene. * * *
mooned
/moohnd/, adj. 1. ornamented with moons or crescents. 2. orb- or crescent-shaped. [1540-50; MOON + -ED3] * * *
Mooney, James
▪ American anthropologist born Feb. 10, 1861, Richmond, Ind., U.S. died Dec. 22, 1921, Washington, D.C.       early U.S. ethnographer of American Indians, especially ...
Mooney, Tom
▪ American labour leader byname of  Thomas Joseph Mooney  born Dec. 8, 1882, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died March 6, 1942, San Francisco       U.S. Socialist union ...
mooneye
/moohn"uy'/, n., pl. mooneyes. 1. Vet. Pathol. an eye of a horse affected with moon blindness. 2. any silvery, herringlike fish of the family Hiodontidae, esp. Hiodon tergisus, ...
moonfish
/moohn"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) moonfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) moonfishes. 1. Also called horsefish, horsehead. any of several silvery ...
moonflower
/moohn"flow'euhr/, n. a plant, Ipomoea alba, of the morning glory family, having fragrant white flowers that bloom at night. [1780-90; MOON + FLOWER] * * *
Moonglows, the
▪ American music group       American doo-wop vocal group that was one of the pioneering acts of rock and roll. The principal members were Bobby Lester (b. January 13, ...
Moonie
/mooh"nee/, n. a member or follower of the Unification Church. [1970-75; Sun Myung MOON + -IE, with pun on MOONY] * * * ▪ Queensland, Australia       settlement, ...
moonish
—moonishly, adv. /mooh"nish/, adj. 1. capricious; inconstant. 2. fully round or plump. [1375-1425; late ME monish. See MOON, -ISH1] * * *
moonless
moonless [mo͞on′lis] adj. without moonlight, as during a new moon * * *
moonlet
/moohn"lit/, n. a small natural or artificial satellite, as one of a number of natural satellites thought to be embedded in the ring system of Saturn. [1825-35; MOON + -LET] * * *
moonlight
—moonlighter, n. /moohn"luyt'/, n., adj., v., moonlighted, moonlighting. n. 1. the light of the moon. adj. 2. pertaining to moonlight. 3. illuminated by moonlight. 4. occurring ...
moonlighter
See moonlight. * * *
moonlighting
☆ moonlighting [mo͞on′līt΄iŋ ] n. 〚from the usual night hours of such jobs〛 the practice of holding a second regular job in addition to one's main job * * *
moonlit
/moohn"lit'/, adj. lighted by the moon. [1820-30; MOON + LIT1] * * *
moonport
☆ moonport [mo͞on′pôrt΄ ] n. 〚 MOON + (〛 an installation for launching rockets to the moon * * *
moonprobe
/moohn"prohb'/, n. an information-gathering spacecraft designed to pass close by or land on the lunar surface. [1955-60; MOON + (SPACE) PROBE] * * *
moonquake
/moohn"kwayk'/, n. a seismic vibration of the moon's surface. [1935-40; MOON + (EARTH)QUAKE] * * *
moonraker
/moohn"ray'keuhr/, n. 1. Also called moonsail /moohn"seuhl, -sayl'/. Naut. a light square sail set above a skysail. 2. a simpleton. [1780-90; MOON + RAKER] * * *
moonrat
▪ mammal  a large Southeast Asian insectivore that is essentially a primitive tropical hedgehog with a long tail and fur instead of spines. Despite their name, moonrats are ...
moonrise
/moohn"ruyz'/, n. 1. the rising of the moon above the horizon. 2. the time at which the moon rises above the horizon. [1720-30; MOON + (SUN)RISE] * * *
moonrock
/moohn"rok'/, n. a sample of lunar material. [1965-70; MOON + ROCK1] * * *
moonroof
/moohn"roohf', -roof'/, n., pl. moonroofs. a transparent section of an automobile roof that can be propped open, removed entirely, or remain fixed within the roof. Cf. ...
Moons of Jupiter
▪ Table Moons of Jupiter name traditional numerical designation mean distance from centre of Jupiter (orbital radius; km) orbital period (sidereal period; Earth ...
Moons of Mars
▪ Table Moons of Mars property Deimos Phobos mean distance from centre of planet (orbital radius) 23,459 km 9,378 km orbital period (sidereal period) 1.262 44 Earth ...
Moons of Neptune
▪ Table Moons of Neptune name mean distance from centre of Neptune (orbital radius; km) orbital period (sidereal period; Earth days)* inclination of orbit to planet's equator ...
Moons of Saturn
▪ Table Moons of Saturn{1} name numerical designation ****mean distance from ***centre of planet ***(orbital radius) orbital period (sidereal period; Earth ...
Moons of Uranus
▪ Table Moons of Uranus1 name mean distance from centre of planet (orbital radius; km) orbital period (sidereal period; Earth days) inclination of orbit to planet's equator ...
moonscape
/moohn"skayp'/, n. 1. the general appearance of the surface of the moon. 2. an artistic representation of it. 3. a land area that resembles the surface of the moon, esp. in ...
moonseed
/moohn"seed'/, n. 1. any climbing plant of the genus Menispermum, having greenish-white flowers and crescent-shaped seeds. 2. See Carolina moonseed. [1730-40; MOON + SEED] * * ...
moonset
/moohn"set'/, n. 1. the setting of the moon below the horizon. 2. the time at which the moon disappears below the horizon. [1835-45; MOON + (SUN)SET] * * *
moonshee
/moohn"shee/, n. munshi. * * *
moonshell
moon shell n. Any of various marine gastropod mollusks of the family Naticidae, having a smooth rounded shell. * * *
moonshine
/moohn"shuyn'/, n. 1. Informal. smuggled or illicitly distilled liquor, esp. corn liquor as illicitly distilled chiefly in rural areas of the southern U.S. 2. empty or foolish ...
moonshiner
/moohn"shuy'neuhr/, n. Informal. 1. a person who distills or sells liquor, esp. corn liquor, illegally. 2. a person who pursues any illegal trade or activity at night. [1855-60, ...
moonshiny
moonshiny [mo͞on′shīn΄ē] adj. 1. lighted by the moon 2. like or suggestive of moonlight 3. unreal, visionary, etc. * * *
moonshot
/moohn"shot'/, n. the act or procedure of launching a rocket or spacecraft to the moon. Also, moon shot. [1955-60, Amer.; MOON + SHOT1] * * *
moonstone
/moohn"stohn'/, n. 1. Also called precious moonstone. a semitransparent or translucent, opalescent, pearly-blue variety of adularia, used as a gem. 2. any of several adularescent ...
moonstruck
/moohn"struk'/, adj. 1. mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed. 2. dreamily romantic or bemused. Also, moonstricken /moohn"strik'euhn/. [1665-75; MOON ...
moonwalk
—moonwalker, n. /moohn"wawk'/, n. 1. an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon. v.i. 2. (of an astronaut) to walk on the surface of the moon. [1965-70, ...
moonwalker
See moonwalk. * * *
moonward
/moohn"weuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, moonwards. toward the moon: turned their eyes moonward. adj. 2. directed toward the moon: the moonward flight of the rocket. [1850-55; MOON + ...
moonwort
/moohn"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. 1. any fern of the genus Botrychium, esp. B. lunaria, a rare fern having fronds with crescent-shaped leaflets. 2. honesty (def. 4). [1570-80; MOON + ...
moony
—moonily, adv. —mooniness, n. /mooh"nee/, adj., moonier, mooniest. 1. dreamy, listless, or silly. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of the moon. 3. moonlit. [1580-90; MOON + ...
moor
moor1 —moory, adj. /moor/, n. 1. a tract of open, peaty, wasteland, often overgrown with heath, common in high latitudes and altitudes where drainage is poor; heath. 2. a tract ...
Moor
/moor/, n. 1. a Muslim of the mixed Berber and Arab people inhabiting NW Africa. 2. a member of this group that invaded Spain in the 8th century A.D. and occupied it until ...
moor myrtle.
See sweet gale. * * *
moorage
/moor"ij/, n. 1. a place for mooring. 2. a charge or payment for the use of moorings. 3. an act or instance of mooring or the state of being moored. [1640-50; MOOR2 + -AGE] * * *
moorbird
/moor"berrd'/, n. moorfowl. [1805-15; MOOR1 + BIRD] * * *
moorcock
Chiefly Brit. the male red grouse. [1300-50; ME] * * *
Moore
/moor, mawr, mohr/, n. 1. Archibald Lee (Archie), born 1916?, U.S. boxer. 2. Brian, born 1921, U.S. novelist. 3. Clement Clarke, 1779-1863, U.S. scholar and writer. 4. Douglas ...
Moore's Creek Bridge, Battle of
▪ American Revolution [1776]       (February 27, 1776), in the American Revolution, battle in which North Carolina Revolutionaries defeated a force of North Carolina ...
Moore, Alfred
▪ United States jurist born May 21, 1755, New Hanover County, N.C., U.S. died October 15, 1810, Bladen County, N.C.       associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court ...
Moore, Archie
orig. Archibald Lee Wright born Dec. 13, 1913, Benoit, Miss., U.S. died Dec. 9, 1998, San Diego, Calif. U.S. boxer. Moore began boxing in the 1930s but had difficulty ...
Moore, Brian
born Aug. 25, 1921, Belfast, N.Ire. died Jan. 10, 1999, Malibu, Calif., U.S. Irish-born Canadian novelist. Moore immigrated to Canada in 1948 and was a writer for the Montreal ...
Moore, Carl Richard
▪ American zoologist born Dec. 5, 1892, Brighton, near Springfield, Mo., U.S. died Oct. 16, 1955, Chicago       American zoologist noted for his research on animal ...
Moore, Charles
▪ 1994       U.S. architect (b. Oct. 31, 1925, Benton Harbor, Mich.—d. Dec. 16, 1993, Austin, Texas), was one of the most important and prolific advocates of the ...
Moore, Clayton
▪ 2000 Jack Carlton Moore        American actor who delighted television fans during the 1950s as the title character in the series The Lone Ranger, portraying the ...
Moore, Clement Clarke
born July 15, 1779, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 10, 1863, Newport, R.I. U.S. scholar remembered for the ballad that begins "'Twas the night before Christmas. " Moore ...
Moore, Colleen
▪ American actress original name  Kathleen Morrison   born Aug. 19, 1900, Port Huron, Mich., U.S. died Jan. 25, 1988, Paso Robles, Calif.  American actress who epitomized ...
Moore, Douglas Stuart
▪ American composer born Aug. 10, 1893, Cutchogue, N.Y., U.S. died July 25, 1969, Greenport, N.Y.       American composer best known for his folk operas dealing with ...
Moore, Dudley
▪ British actor, comedian, and musician in full  Dudley Stuart John Moore  born April 19, 1935, Dagenham, Essex, Eng. died March 27, 2002, Plainfield, N.J., ...
Moore, Dudley Stuart John
▪ 2003       British actor, comedian, and musician (b. April 19, 1935, Dagenham, Essex, Eng.—d. March 27, 2002, Plainfield, N.J.), was a versatile, multitalented ...
Moore, Ely
born July 4, 1798, near Belvidere, N.J., U.S. died Jan. 27, 1860, Lecompton, Kansas Territory U.S. publisher. A printer and newspaper editor, he was elected the first president ...
Moore, Francis Daniels
▪ 2002       American surgeon (b. April 17, 1913, Evanston, Ill.—d. Nov. 24, 2001, Westwood, Mass.), was the chief surgeon at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston ...
Moore, G E
▪ British philosopher born Nov. 4, 1873, London, Eng. died Oct. 24, 1958, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire  influential British Realist philosopher and professor whose systematic ...
Moore, G(eorge) E(dward)
born Nov. 4, 1873, London, Eng. died Oct. 24, 1958, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire British philosopher, one of the founders of analytic philosophy. While a fellow at the University ...
Moore, Garry
▪ 1994       (THOMAS GARRISON MORFIT), U.S. television personality (b. Jan. 31, 1915, Baltimore, Md.—d. Nov. 29, 1993, Hilton Head Island, S.C.), was the winsome ...
Moore, George
▪ Irish writer in full  George Augustus Moore  born Feb. 24, 1852, Ballyglass, County Mayo, Ire. died Jan. 21, 1933, London       Irish novelist and man of letters. ...
Moore, George Foot
▪ American scholar and theologian born Oct. 15, 1851, West Chester, Pa., U.S. died May 16, 1931, Cambridge, Mass.       American Old Testament scholar, theologian and ...
Moore, Gordon E.
▪ American engineer Introduction born January 3, 1929, San Francisco, California       American engineer and cofounder, with Robert Noyce, of Intel ...
Moore, Grace
▪ American singer in full  Mary Willie Grace Moore  born Dec. 5, 1898, Slabtown [now Nough], Tenn., U.S. died Jan. 26, 1947, in-flight in Copenhagen, ...
Moore, Henry
born July 30, 1898, Castleford, Eng. died Aug. 31, 1986, Much Hadham English sculptor and graphic artist. The son of a coal miner, he was enabled to study at the Royal College ...
Moore, John Bassett
▪ American scholar born Dec. 3, 1860, Smyrna, Del., U.S. died Nov. 12, 1947, New York, N.Y.       American legal scholar known for his exhaustive codification of ...


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