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Mozarabic language
also called  Ajami,         archaic dialect of Spanish that was spoken in those parts of Spain under Arab occupation from the early 8th century until about 1300. ...
—Mozartean, Mozartian, adj. /moht"sahrt/, n. Wolfgang Amadeus /woolf"gang am'euh day"euhs/; Ger. /vawlf"gahng ah'mah day"oos/, 1756-91, Austrian composer. * * *
Mozart, Leopold
▪ Austrian composer in full  Johann Georg Leopold Mozart  born Nov. 14, 1719, Augsburg [Germany] died May 28, 1787, Salzburg, Archbishopric of Salzburg [Austria]  Austrian ...
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
orig. Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart born Jan. 27, 1756, Salzburg, Archbishopric of Salzburg died Dec. 5, 1791, Vienna Austrian composer. Son of the ...
Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus
Mo·zart (mōtʹsärt), Wolfgang Amadeus. 1756-1791. Austrian composer, among the greatest and most prolific in history. Mozart's over 600 works include 41 symphonies, 27 piano ...
mo·zet·ta (mō-zĕtʹə, mōt-sĕtʹtä) n. Variant of mozzetta. * * *
Mozhaysky, Aleksandr Fyodorovich
▪ Russian naval officer born March 9, 1825, Rochensalm, Russia [now Kotka, Fin.] died March 20, 1890, St. Petersburg       Russian naval officer and early experimenter ...
Chin. /maw"zue"/, n. Pinyin. Mo-tze. * * * or Mo-tzu born 470?, China died 391? BC, China Chinese philosopher. Originally a follower of Confucius, Mozi evolved a doctrine of ...
Mozilla Firefox
▪ Web browser       free open-source (open source) Web browser created by American software company Mozilla Corporation.       In 1998 American Internet-services ...
/moh"zoh/, n., pl. mozos. Southwestern U.S. a waiter or male household servant. [1830-40; < Sp: lit., youth, servant, of obscure orig.] * * *
▪ Belarus also spelled  Mozyr        ', city and centre of Mozyr rayon (sector), Gomel oblast (province), Belarus. It is situated on the high bank of the Pripet ...
/mot'seuh rel"leuh, moht'-/, n. a mild, white, semisoft Italian cheese. [1910-15; < It, equiv. to mozza a kind of cheese (lit., a cut; cf. mozzare to cut off) + -rella -REL] * * ...
/moh zet"euh/; It. /mawt tset"tah/, n., pl. mozzettas, It. mozzette /mawt tset"te/. Rom. Cath. Ch. a short cape that covers the shoulders and can be buttoned over the breast, and ...
▪ Judaism       (Hebrew: “Festival”), second of the six major divisions, or orders (sedarim), of the Mishna (codification of Jewish oral laws), which was completed ...
1. Military Police. 2. Military Policeman. 3. Mounted Police. * * *
Music. mezzo piano. * * *
the file extension for MPEG Audio Layer-3, a set of standards for compressing and downloading audio files from the Internet. Cf. MPEG [1990-95] * * * abbreviation of MPEG-1, ...
MPA abbr. 1. Master of Public Administration. 2. Master of Public Accounting. * * *
MPAA abbrev. Motion Picture Association of America * * * MPAA abbr. Motion Picture Association of America. * * *
MPD abbr. multiple personality disorder. * * *
MPE abbr. Master of Public Education. * * *
/em"peg'/, n. 1. a set of standards and file format for compression of digital video and audio data. 2. a file compressed in this format. [1990-95; M(oving) P(icture) E(xperts) ...
Middle Persian. * * *
Mpetha, Oscar Mafakafaka
▪ 1995       South African political activist (b. Aug. 5, 1909, Transkei, South Africa—d. Nov. 15, 1994, Cape Town, South Africa), was a founder of South Africa's ...
▪ South African chief also spelled  Mpeseni   born c. 1830 died Sept. 21, 1900, near Fort Jameson, Northern Rhodesia [now Chipata, Zambia]       South African chief, ...
miles per gallon. Also, m.p.g., M.P.G., MPG. * * *
miles per hour. Also, m.p.h., MPH. * * *
/euhm pah hlay"lay, -lay"lay/, n. Ezekiel, born 1919, South African writer. * * *
Mphahlele, Es'kia
▪ 2009 Ezekiel Mphahlele        South African writer, editor, and teacher born Dec. 17, 1919, Marabastad, S.Af. died Oct. 27, 2008, Lebowakgomo, S.Af. addressed ...
▪ people also spelled  Pondo         group of Nguni-speaking peoples who have for several centuries occupied the area between the Mtata and Mtamvuna rivers in Eastern ...
a standard developed in Sweden that limits to 250 nanoteslas the electromagnetic radiation emissions from a computer monitor at a distance of a half meter. * * *
➡ elections * * *
Mpumalanga [em po͞o΄mə läŋ′gə] province of South Africa, in the N part: 30,259 sq mi (78,371 sq km); pop. 2,922,000; cap. Nelspruit * * * ▪ province, South ...
Mqhayi, S.E.K.
▪ South African writer in full  Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi   born Dec. 1, 1875, near Gqumahashe, Cape Colony [now in South Africa] died July 29, 1945, Ntab'ozuko, ...
1. motivation research. 2. Moral Re-Armament. Also, M.R. * * *
milliroentgen; milliroentgens. Also, mr. * * *
Mr Bean
a comedy character played in a British television series by the actor Rowan Atkinson. The programmes have very few spoken words and show Mr Bean in funny or embarrassing ...
Mr Chad
the name of a figure drawn by people on walls and other public places in Britain. He is usually shown as a face appearing above a wall, with a message complaining about a lack of ...
Mr Charlie
(AmE slang) an informal name used by African Americans for a white man or for white men in general. It is often meant as an insult. * * *
Mr Chips
an expression sometimes used to refer to a male teacher, especially one who is loved by his students. It comes from the main character in the novel Goodbye Mr Chips by James ...
Mr Clean
(AmE infml) a man who is considered to be very honest and good. It is especially used in politics for a candidate or elected politician who has done nothing morally wrong in his ...
Mr Fixit
(BrE infml sometimes disapprov) a name for a person who organizes things and solves problems for other people. It is sometimes used to refer to criminals or to show disapproval ...
Mr Hyde
➡ Hyde * * *
Mr Kipling{™}
a British make of cakes of various kinds. They are well known for the advertisements, which say that Mr Kipling makes ‘exceedingly good cakes’. * * *
Mr Magoo
a character in a series of US cartoon films (1949–65). He is old and cannot see very well, so he talks to objects and walks into dangerous situations. A Walt Disney film, Mr ...
Mr Micawber
➡ Micawber * * *
Mr Pooter
➡ Pooter * * *
Mr Punch
➡ Punch and Judy * * *
Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood
a popular US television series on PBS for young children which began in 1966. It was presented by Fred Rogers (1928–2003), who always told children, ‘You are special. I like ...
MR scan
1. a medical examination performed with an MR scanner. 2. an image obtained by examination with an MR scanner. Also, MRI scan. Also called NMR scan. * * *
MR scanner
a diagnostic device employing nuclear magnetic resonance to display computer-generated sectional images of the body, consisting of a large, body-encircling magnet that generates ...
Mr Spock
➡ Spock (II) * * *
Mr W H
➡ W H * * *
/mis"teuhr/, pl. Messrs. /mes"euhrz/. 1. mister: a title of respect prefixed to a man's name or position: Mr. Lawson; Mr. President. 2. a title prefixed to a mock surname that is ...
Mr. Big
Slang. a man having the highest authority, control, prestige, or influence in a group, field, situation, or the like, esp. in the underworld. [1935-40] * * *
Mr. Blackwell
▪ 2009 Richard Sylvan Selzer        American fashion designer and Hollywood tastemaker born Aug. 29, 1922, Brooklyn, N.Y. died Oct. 19, 2008, Los Angeles, ...
Mr. Bones
the end man in a minstrel troupe who plays the bones. Cf. Mr. Tambo. * * *
Mr. Charlie
Slang (disparaging and offensive). See Mister Charlie. * * *
Mr. Clean
Informal. 1. an actual or idealized person with an impeccable record, reputation, or image, esp. a politician (sometimes used with Miss, Ms., or Mrs. instead of Mr. when ...
Mr. Cool
Informal. a person who is ideally or excessively self-possessed, poised, or reserved (sometimes used with Miss, Ms., or Mrs. instead of Mr. when referring to a female). * * *
Mr. Fixit
/fiks"it/, Informal. 1. a person who characteristically repairs or tinkers with things, as household appliances (sometimes used with Miss, Ms., or Mrs. instead of Mr. when ...
Mr. Nice Guy
Informal. a typically pleasant, likable person who avoids causing trouble or dissension (sometimes used with Miss, Ms., or Mrs. instead of Mr. when referring to a female). * * *
Mr. Right
a man who is viewed as an ideal romantic partner or potential spouse (sometimes used with Miss, Ms., or Mrs. instead of Mr. when referring to a female). [1920-25] * * *
Mr. Tambo
/tam"boh/ the end man in a minstrel troupe who plays the tambourine. Cf. Mr. Bones. * * *
Mr. Char·lie (chärʹlē) n. Offensive Slang A white person or white people considered as a group.   [From the name Charlie, nickname for Charles.] * * *
Mr. Clean n. Slang A man, especially a public figure, who adheres to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.   [From Mr. Clean, trademark used for a cleaning ...
Mr. Right n. Slang The man who would make an ideal mate: “self-help guides for women in search of Mr. Right” (Los Angeles Times). * * *
Moral Re-Armament. * * *
medium-range ballistic missile. * * *
➡ Medical Research Council. * * *
MRE abbrev. meals ready to eat * * * MRE abbr. meal ready to eat. * * *
Short. Oldest form *mreg̑h-u-, becoming *mregh-u- in centum languages. I. Suffixed form *mregh-wi-. brief, brumal; abbreviate, abridge, from Latin brevis, short. II. ...
millirem; millirems. * * *
Med. 1. Also called NMR. magnetic resonance imaging: a noninvasive diagnostic procedure employing an MR scanner to obtain detailed sectional images of the internal structure of ...
/mree dahng"geuh/, n. an ancient drum of India shaped like a long conical barrel with two tuned heads of different sizes. Also, mridangam /mree dahng"geuhm/. [1885-1900] * * ...
mridangam [mri däŋ′gəmri däŋ′gəm] n. 〚< Sans mṛdanga, clayey〛 a double-headed, barrel-shaped drum of India: also mridanga [mri däŋ′gə] * * *
messenger RNA. * * *
Mrohaung, Arakanese Kingdom of
▪ historical kingdom, Myanmar       in southern Myanmar (Burma), state whose longevity (1433–1785) provided a strong tradition of independence for the Arakan region, a ...
Mrożek, Sławomir
▪ Polish writer born June 29, 1930, Borzęcin, Poland    Polish playwright and satirist noted for his subtle parody and stylized language.       The son of a postman, ...
To be(come) bitter. Common Semitic noun *murr-, bitterness, myrrh. myrrh, from Greek murrha, from a Semitic source akin to Akkadian murru, Arabic murr, Hebrew mōr, myrrh. * * *
➡ surnames * * *
Mrs Beeton
➡ Beeton * * *
Mrs Fitzherbert
➡ Fitzherbert * * *
Mrs Gaskell
➡ Gaskell * * *
Mrs Malaprop
➡ Malaprop * * *
Mrs O’Leary’s cow
the cow that is traditionally blamed for the great Chicago fire in October 1871. Mrs O’Leary lived in the west part of Chicago on De Koven Street. People there claimed that her ...
Mrs Patrick Campbell
➡ Campbell (IV) * * *
Mrs Siddons
➡ Siddons * * *
Mrs Thatcher
➡ Thatcher * * *
/mis"iz, miz"iz/, pl. Mmes. /may dahm", -dam"/. 1. a title of respect prefixed to the name of a married woman: Mrs. Jones. 2. a title prefixed to a mock surname that is used to ...
Mrs. Grun·dy (grŭnʹdē) n. An extremely conventional or priggish person.   [After Mrs. Grundy, character alluded to in the play Speed the Plough by Thomas Morton ...
▪ bacterium Introduction also called  methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  or  multiple-resistant S. aureus        bacterium (bacteria) in the genus ...
Mil. See multiple reentry vehicle. Also, M.R.V. * * *
Common Semitic nouns *marʾ-, *māriʾ-, man, master, lord, feminine *marʾat-, *māriʾat-, woman, mistress, lady. Martha, from Aramaic mārətā, lady, feminine of mārā, ...
1. Mississippi (approved esp. for use with zip code). 2. motorship. 3. multiple sclerosis. * * * ▪ American magazine       periodical, launched in 1972 by American ...
millisecond; milliseconds. * * * ▪ American magazine       periodical, launched in 1972 by American feminists Gloria Steinem (Steinem, Gloria), Patricia Carbine, and ...
/em"es' daws", -dos"/, Trademark. a microcomputer operating system. Also, MS-DOS. * * *
MS-DOS (ĕm'ĕs-dôsʹ, -dŏsʹ) A trademark for a computer operating system. * * * in full Microsoft Disk Operating System. Operating system for personal computers. MS-DOS ...
/miz/, pl. Mses. /miz"euhz/. 1. a title of respect prefixed to a woman's name or position: unlike Miss or Mrs., it does not depend upon or indicate her marital status. 2. a title ...
pl. MSS. manuscript. * * *
pl. mss. manuscript. * * *
MSA abbr. 1. medical savings account. 2. Metropolitan Statistical Area. * * *
Minnesota Scholastic Aptitude Test. * * *
MSc or M.Sc. abbrev. Master of Science * * * MSc abbr. Latin Magister Scientiae (Master of Science). * * *
See most significant digit. * * *
millisecond; milliseconds. * * *
Mses. (mĭzʹĭz) also Mses n. Plurals of Ms. * * *
See monosodium glutamate. * * *
message. * * *
Msgr abbrev. Monsignor * * *
1. Monseigneur. 2. Monsignor. * * *
MSgt abbrev. Master Sergeant * * * MSGT or MSgt abbr. master sergeant. * * *
1. Also called melanocyte-stimulating hormone, melanotropin. Biochem. a hormone, produced in vertebrates by the pituitary gland, that causes dispersal of the black pigment ...
▪ African chief also spelled  Moshoeshoe, or Moshesh,  original name  Lepoqo  born c. 1786, near the upper Caledon River, northern Basutoland [now in Lesotho] died March ...
Electronics. medium-scale integration: the technology for concentrating up to a thousand semiconductor devices in an integrated circuit. Cf. SSI, LSI. * * *
MS in LS abbr. Master of Science in Library Science. * * *
▪ African ruler also called  Ngelengwa, or Mwenda   born , near Tabora, Tanganyika died Dec. 20, 1891, Katanga, Congo Free State       African ruler, one of the most ...
msl abbrev. mean sea level * * * MSL abbr. mean sea level. * * *
MSN abbr. Master of Science in Nursing. * * *
➡ Member of the Scottish Parliament. * * *
➡ devolution * * *
West Semitic, to remove, deliver, hand over. Masora, from Hebrew māsôrâ, Masora, from māsar, to hand over, transmit. * * *
MSS abbrev. manuscripts: also mss * * * mss also mss. abbr. manuscripts. * * * To feel, grope for, touch. massage, masseur, from Arabic massa, to touch (or masaḥa, to anoint, ...
manuscripts. Also, MSS, Mss, mss. * * *
Mountain Standard Time. Also, m.s.t. * * *
Military Sea Transportation Service (U.S. Navy). * * *
MSW or M.S.W. abbrev. Master of Social Work * * * MSW abbr. 1. Master of Social Welfare. 2. Master of Social Work. * * *
▪ South African chief also spelled  Mswazi   born c. 1820, , near Manzini, Swaziland died 1868, Swaziland       South African chief and son of Sobhuza I, the founder ...
West Semitic, to ferment, be(come) sour. matzo, from Hebrew maṣṣâ, unleavened bread. * * *
1. mechanical translation. 2. megaton; megatons. 3. Montana (approved esp. for use with zip code). 4. Mountain time. * * * (as used in expressions) Apo Mt. Circeo Mt. Parnassus ...
Mt Rev
Mt Rev abbrev. Most Reverend * * *
1. mount: Mt. Rainier. 2. mountain. Also, mt. * * *
Mt. Rev.
Most Reverend. * * *
▪ historical empire, Africa also spelled  Mthethwa        empire that arose in northern Zululand, in South Africa, at the end of the 18th century, probably in ...
mtg abbrev. 1. meeting 2. mortgage: also mtge * * *
1. meeting. 2. mortgage. * * *
mortgage. * * *
See moving target indicator. * * *
mountain. * * *
Mtn. abbr. mountain. * * *
Mil. (in World War II) Mediterranean Theater of Operations. * * *
Mil. Mobilization Training Program. * * *
multichannel television sound: a system adopted in the U.S. for broadcasting two or more stereo or unrelated audio channels over a single television station. * * *
mountains. Also, mts. * * *
Mtshali, Oswald Mbuyiseni
▪ South African poet born 1940, Vryheid, Natal, S.Af.       South African poet who wrote in English and Zulu and whose work drew deeply upon the immediate experience of ...
▪ Georgia       town, Georgia, at the confluence of the Kura and Aragvi rivers, just northwest of Tbilisi. One of the oldest settlements of Transcaucasia, Mtskheta was ...
MTU abbr. maximum transmission unit. * * *
Trademark. Music Television: a cable television subscription service featuring a format of music videos. * * * in full Music Television U.S. cable television network, ...
/euhm twahr"euh/, n. a seaport in SE Tanzania. 20,413. * * *
/myooh, mooh/, n. 1. the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet (M, µ). 2. the consonant sound represented by this letter. 3. micron (def. 1). [1895-1900; < Gk my] * * * (as used in ...
/myooh, mooh/, n. a legendary lost continent supposed to have sunk into the SW Pacific Ocean at about the same time that Atlantis disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean. * * * (as ...
MU car
Railroads. See multiple-unit car. * * *
Mu Dan
▪ Chinese poet and translator Wade-Giles romanization  Mu Tan , pseudonym of  Zha Liangzheng  born April 5, 1918, Tianjin, China died February 26, 1977, ...
mu ehr
/mooh" air', myooh"/. See cloud ear. [ < Chin mùer, equiv. to mù tree + er ear(s)] * * *
Mu Gia Pass
▪ mountain pass, Asia Vietnamese  Deo Mugia,         mountain pass in the Annamese Cordillera (Chaîne Annamitique) between northern Vietnam and Laos, 55 miles (90 ...
mu meson
Physics. (no longer in technical use) muon. [1945-50] * * *
Mu River
▪ river, Myanmar       river in north-central Myanmar (Burma), flowing south to the Irrawaddy River west of Sagaing. The Mu is about 170 miles (275 km) long and has been ...
mu shu pork
mu shu pork [mo͞o΄ sho͞o pôrk′] n. alt. sp. of MOO SHU PORK * * *
/mooh"min/, n. Islam. one of the devout. [ < Ar: believer] * * *
/myooh"nooh tree'noh, -nyooh-, mooh"-/, n., pl. mu-neutrinos. Physics. muon-neutrino. * * *
▪ Malaysia also called  Bandar Maharani        town and port on the southwestern coast of Peninsular (West) Malaysia. It lies along the strait of Malacca, at the ...
/mooh bahr"euhk/, n. (Mohammed) Hosni /hoz"nee, hos"-/, born 1928, Egyptian political leader: president since 1981. * * *
Mubarak, (Muhammad)Hosni Said
Mu·bar·ak (mo͞o-bärʹək), (Muhammad) Hosni Said. Born 1929. Egyptian politician who was appointed president after the assassination of Anwar el-Sadat (1981). * * *
Mubārak, Ḥosnī
born May 4, 1928, Al-Minūfiyyah governorate, Egypt President of Egypt (from 1981). He attended a Soviet air academy and as air force commander (from 1972) planned Egypt's ...
Mubārak, ʿAlī Pasha
▪ Egyptian administrator and author born c. 1823, , Birinbāl, Egypt died Nov. 14, 1893, Cairo       administrator and author, who was responsible for the creation and ...
Mubarrad, al-
▪ Arab grammarian original name  Abū Al-ʿabbās Muḥammad Ibn Yazīd   born March 25, 826, Basra, Iraq died October 898, Baghdad       Arab grammarian and literary ...
▪ Nigeria       town, northeastern Adamawa state, northeastern Nigeria. It lies on the west bank of the Yedseram River, a stream that flows north into Lake Chad, and is ...
var. of muco- before a vowel: mucin. * * *
/myooh sed"n euhs/, adj. of or resembling mold or mildew. [1855-60; < NL mucedin- (s. of mucedo mucus; used in name of family of mold fungi; equiv. to muc(ere) to be moldy + -edo ...
/much/, adj., more, most, n., adv., more, most. adj. 1. great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake. n. 2. a great quantity, measure, or degree: Much of his research was ...
Much Ado About Nothing
a comedy (1598?) by Shakespeare. * * * ▪ work by Shakespeare  comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written probably in 1598–99 and printed in ...
Much Wenlock
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (“parish”), Bridgnorth district, administrative and historic county of Shropshire, western England. The community is situated ...
Mucha, Alphonse
orig. Alfons Maria Mucha born July 24, 1860, Ivančice, Moravia, Austrian Empire died July 14, 1939, Prague, Czech. Czech painter and designer. After study in Prague, Munich, ...
muchacha [mo͞o chä′chä] n. pl. muchachas [mo͞o chä′chäs] 〚Sp〛 a girl or young woman * * *
muchacho [mo͞o chä′chō̂] n. pl. muchachos [mo͞o chä′chō̂s] 〚Sp〛 a boy or young man * * *
much as conj. However much: Much as she needed the job, she had to refuse. * * *
much less conj. And certainly not: “Happiness is an emotion not often spoken of at the magazine, much less experienced” (Brendan Gill). * * *
muchly [much′lē] adv. Informal very much: used mainly in the phrase thanks muchly * * *
/much"nis/, n. 1. Archaic. greatness, as in quantity, measure, or degree. 2. much of a muchness, a. much the same; very much alike. b. extravagance; excess. [1350-1400; ME ...
mucho [mo͞o′chō] adj. 〚Sp〛 [also in italics] Slang much or many; a lot of [in mucho trouble, for mucho bucks] * * *
var. of muco-: muciferous. * * *
/myooh"sik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from mucic acid. [1800-10; MUC- + -IC] * * *
mucic acid
Chem. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C6H10O8, obtained by the oxidation of certain gums, milk sugar, or galactose, and used chiefly in organic synthesis. Also called ...
mu·cic acid (myo͞oʹsĭk) n. An organic acid, C6H10O8, often derived from milk sugar. * * *
—mucidness, n. /myooh"sid/, adj. Archaic. moldy; musty. [1650-60; < L mucidus musty, moldy, equiv. to muc- (see MUCOR) + -idus -ID4] * * *
/myooh sif"euhr euhs/, adj. secreting or containing mucus. Also, mucigenous /myooh sij"euh neuhs/, muciparous. [1835-45; MUC- + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
/myooh"seuh lij/, n. 1. any of various, usually liquid, preparations of gum, glue, or the like, used as an adhesive. 2. any of various gummy secretions or gelatinous substances ...
—mucilaginously, adv. /myooh'seuh laj"euh neuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or secreting mucilage. 2. of the nature of or resembling mucilage; moist, soft, and ...
—mucinoid, adj. —mucinous /myooh"seuh neuhs/, adj. /myooh"sin/, n. Biochem. any of a class of glycoproteins found in saliva, gastric juice, etc., that form viscous solutions ...
mucinogen [myo͞o sin′ə jən] n. 〚 MUCIN + -o- + -GEN〛 any of a group of substances from which mucins are derived * * *
See mucin. * * *
/myooh sip"euhr euhs/, adj. muciferous. [1825-35; MUC- + -I- + -PAROUS] * * *
/muk/, n. 1. moist farmyard dung, decaying vegetable matter, etc.; manure. 2. a highly organic, dark or black soil, less than 50 percent combustible, often used as a manure. 3. ...
muck bar
Metall. a rough bar of wrought iron, rolled from blooms of iron extracted from a puddling furnace. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
Muck, Karl
▪ German conductor born Oct. 22, 1859, Darmstadt, Hesse-Darmstadt [Germany] died March 3, 1940, Stuttgart, Ger.       German conductor considered one of the greatest ...
/muk"euh muk'/, n. 1. Slang. high-muck-a-muck. 2. Northwestern U.S. food. [1840-50, Amer.; see HIGH MUCK-A-MUCK] * * *
/muk"up'/, n. Informal. a bungled or disordered situation; foul-up. [1925-30; n. use of v. phrase muck up] * * *
muck·a·muck (mŭkʹə-mŭk') also muck·e·ty-muck (mŭkʹə-tē-) n. Slang A high muckamuck.   [Short for high muckamuck.] * * *
—muckerish, adj. —muckerism, n. /muk"euhr/, n. 1. Slang. a vulgar, illbred person. 2. Informal. a person who often does or says the wrong thing; bungler. 3. (esp. in mining) ...
See muck. * * *
/muk"ing/, adj., adv. Brit. Slang. damned. [1595-1605; MUCK + -ING2] * * *
/muk"land'/, n. Agric. fertile farmland characterized by soil (muck soil) that contains a high percentage (between 20 percent and 50 percent) of organic matter. [1840-50, Amer.; ...
/muk"euhl/, adj. Brit. Dial. mickle. [ME mukel, var. of muchel; see MUCH] * * *
/muk"luk/, n. mukluk. * * *
—muckraker, n. /muk"rayk'/, v.i., muckraked, muckraking. to search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, esp. in politics. [1675-85; obs. muck rake a ...
See muckrake. * * * n any of a group of US writers in the early 1900s who wrote criticizing aspects of US life, such as dishonest behaviour in business and government, companies ...
/muk"werrm'/, n. 1. (not in technical use) the larva of any of several insects, as the dung beetle, which lives in or beneath manure. 2. a miser. [1590-1600; MUCK + WORM] * * *
/muk"ee/, adj., muckier, muckiest. 1. of or like muck. 2. filthy, dirty, or slimy. 3. Brit. Informal. a. obscene: a mucky story. b. nasty; mean or contemptible: a mucky trick. c. ...
/muk"luk/, n. mukluk. * * *
a combining form representing mucus or mucous in compound words: mucopurulent. Also, muc-, muci-. * * *
mu·co·cu·ta·ne·ous (myo͞o'kō-kyo͞o-tāʹnē-əs) adj. Of or relating to the skin and a mucous membrane. * * *
/myooh"koyd/, n. 1. Biochem. any of a group of substances resembling the mucins, occurring in connective tissue, cysts, etc. adj. 2. Also, mucoidal /myooh koyd"l/. resembling ...
/myooh'keuh lit"ik/, adj. Biochem. denoting or pertaining to enzymes that break down mucus. [1935-40; MUCO- + -LYTIC] * * *
mu·co·pep·tide (myo͞o'kō-pĕpʹtīd) n. See peptidoglycan. * * *
/myooh'koh pol'ee sak"euh ruyd', -rid/, n. (formerly) glycosaminoglycan. [1935-40; MUCO- + POLYSACCHARIDE] * * *
/myooh'keuh proh"teen, -tee in/, n. Biochem. a protein that yields carbohydrates as well as amino acids on hydrolysis. [1920-25; MUCO- + PROTEIN] * * *
/myooh'keuh pyoor"yeuh leuhnt, -pyoor"euh-/, adj. Med. containing or composed of mucus and pus. [1835-45; MUCO- + PURULENT] * * *
/myooh"keuhr/, n. any phycomycetous fungus of the genus Mucor, that forms a furry coating on foodstuffs and dead and decaying vegetable matter. [1650-60; < NL, L: moldiness, ...
—mucosal, adj. /myooh koh"seuh, -zeuh/, n., pl. mucosae /-see, -zee/. Anat. See mucous membrane. [1875-80; < NL, n. use of fem. of L mucosus MUCOUS] * * *
See mucosa. * * *
—mucosity /myooh kos"i tee/, n. /myooh"keuhs/, adj. 1. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling mucus. 2. containing or secreting mucus. [1640-50; < L mucosus slimy, mucous, ...
mucous membrane
a lubricating membrane lining an internal surface or an organ, as the alimentary, respiratory, and genitourinary canals. [1805-15] * * * ▪ anatomy  membrane lining bodily ...
mucous membrane n. A membrane lining all body passages that communicate with the air, such as the respiratory and alimentary tracts, and having cells and associated glands that ...
/myooh'koh vis'i doh"sis/, n. Pathol. See cystic fibrosis. [1940-45; < NL; see MUCO-, VISCID, -OSIS] * * *
/myooh"kroh/, n., pl. mucrones /myooh kroh"neez/. Bot., Zool. a short point projecting abruptly, as at the end of a leaf. [1640-50; < NL, L mucro sharp point] * * *
—mucronation, n. /myooh"kroh nit, -nayt'/, adj. Bot., Zool. having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf. Also, mucronated. [1770-80; < NL, L mucronatus pointed, ...
See mucronate. * * *
/myooh"keuhs/, n. a viscous, slimy mixture of mucins, water, electrolytes, epithelial cells, and leukocytes that is secreted by glands lining the nasal, esophageal, and other ...
/mud/, n., v., mudded, mudding. n. 1. wet, soft earth or earthy matter, as on the ground after rain, at the bottom of a pond, or along the banks of a river; mire. 2. Informal. ...
mud berth
Naut. a mooring place in which a vessel rests on the bottom at low tide. * * *
mud bug
Chiefly Mississippi Delta. a crayfish. * * *
mud crack
Geol. a fracture, part of a desiccation pattern, caused by the drying out and shrinking of silt or clay. [1890-95] * * *
mud dauber
any of several wasps of the family Sphecidae that build a nest of mud cells and provision it with spiders or insects. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
mud eel
a salamander, Siren lacertina, having external gills, tiny front legs, and no hind legs, inhabiting shallow waters in the southeastern U.S. Also called greater siren. [1815-25] * ...
mud flat
1. a mud-covered, gently sloping tract of land, alternately covered and left bare by tidal waters. 2. the muddy, nearly level bed of a dry lake. [1805-15] * * *
mud hen
any of various marsh-inhabiting birds, esp. the American coot. Also, mudhen. [1800-10] * * *  North American species of coot (q.v.). * * *
mud plantain
▪ plant       any aquatic annual or perennial plant of the genus Heteranthera of the pickerelweed family (Pontederiaceae), consisting of about 10 species, distributed ...
mud pot
Geol. a hot spring filled with boiling mud. Cf. paint pot (def. 2). [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
mud puppy
☆ mud puppy n. any of a genus (Necturus, family Proteidae) of gilled, aquatic North American salamanders that hide during the day in mud along the bottom of freshwater streams ...
mud room
a vestibule or other area in a house, in which wet and muddy clothes or footwear are removed. Also, mudroom. [1945-50] * * *
mud slide
Geol. mudflow. [1920-25] * * *
mud snake
an iridescent black and red snake, Farancia abacura, of southeastern and south-central U.S., having a sharp, stiff tail tip used in manipulating prey into position for ...
mud stream
Geol. mudflow. * * *
mud turtle
any of several small, freshwater turtles of the family Kinosternidae, of North and South America, as the dark-brown Kinosternon subrubrum, of the U.S. [1775-85, Amer.] * * ...
mud volcano
a vent in the earth's surface through which escaping gas and vapor issue, causing mud to boil and occasionally to overflow, forming a conical mound around the vent. [1810-20] * * ...
mud wasp
Chiefly North Midland and Western U.S. any of several wasps, as the mud dauber, that construct a nest of mud. [1815-25, Amer.] * * *
/mud"res'ling/, n. wrestling in an enclosure with a floor or base of wet mud, staged as a public display and competitive event. * * *
In Korean religion, a priestess who effects cures, tells fortunes, soothes spirits of the dead, and wards off evil. Her male counterpart is called a paksu. The principal ...
Mu·dan·jiang (mo͞oʹdänʹjyängʹ) also Mu·tan·chiang (-tänʹchyängʹ) A city of northeast China southeast of Harbin. It is a railroad junction and industrial center. ...
mud·bug (mŭdʹbŭg') n. See crayfish. * * *
/mud"kap'/, v.t., mudcapped, mudcapping. to blast (a rock) with an explosive attached to it with a capping of clay. [MUD + CAP1] * * *
/mud"kat'/, n. See flathead catfish. [1810-20, Amer.; MUD + CAT1] * * *
mud dauber n. Midland & Western U.S. Any of various wasps that build nests of mud with cellular compartments for eggs and paralyzed prey.Also called regionally dirt dauber, mud ...
/mud"euhr/, n. 1. a racehorse able to perform well on a wet, muddy track. 2. an athlete who performs well in muddy conditions. [1900-05; MUD + -ER1] * * *
See muddy. * * *
Muddiman, Henry
▪ English journalist baptized Feb. 5, 1629, St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, London, Eng. died March 7, 1692, Coldhern, near Earl's Court, London       English journalist ...
See muddily. * * *
See MUDder. * * *
—muddledness, muddlement, n. —muddlingly, adv. /mud"l/, v., muddled, muddling, n. v.t. 1. to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble. 2. to cause to become mentally ...
muddle-headed [mud′'lhed′id] adj. stupid; blundering; confused muddle-headedness n. * * * mud·dle-head·ed (mŭdʹl-hĕd'ĭd) adj. 1. Mentally confused. 2. Inept; ...
See muddle-headed. * * *
/mud"l hed'/, n. Informal. a stupid person; blunderer. [1850-55; MUDDLE + HEAD] * * *
/mud"l hed'id/, adj. confused in one's thinking; blundering: a muddleheaded assertion. [1750-60; MUDDLE + HEADED] * * *
/mud"leuhr/, n. 1. a swizzle stick with an enlarged tip for stirring drinks, crushing fruit or sugar, etc. 2. a person who muddles or muddles through. 3. a miller's ...
—muddily, adv. —muddiness, n. /mud"ee/, adj., muddier, muddiest, v., muddied, muddying. adj. 1. abounding in or covered with mud. 2. not clear or pure: muddy colors. 3. ...

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