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Macaulay Tweet Definition of Macaulay Like Definition of Macaulay on Facebook
proper noun Thomas Babington Macaulay
  1. A 19th century British poet, historian, politician and essayist.
     
Macbeth Tweet Definition of Macbeth Like Definition of Macbeth on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Shakespeare play, about the Scottish royal family
     
Mach Tweet Definition of Mach Like Definition of Mach on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Mach number)
  1. (physics) a ratio of the speed (of an object, etc.) to the speed of sound in the fluid or other medium through which the object travels. Usually used to describe supersonic speeds.
    The jet traveled at 3.
  2. (physics) the Mach number
proper noun 
  1. w:Ernst Mach, Ernst Mach, Czech physicist 1838 - 1916.
     
Machen Tweet Definition of Machen Like Definition of Machen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English occupational surname for a stonemason
     
Macintosh Tweet Definition of Macintosh Like Definition of Macintosh on Facebook
proper noun (plural Macintoshes)
  1. A Scottish surname
     
Mack Tweet Definition of Mack Like Definition of Mack on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A man; used to address a man whose name is unknown.
  2. (given name, male), variant of Mac.
     
mackintosh Tweet Definition of mackintosh Like Definition of mackintosh on Facebook
noun (, mackintoshes)
  1. A waterproof coat or raincoat
    • Happiness - written by A.A. Milne
      :John had great big waterproof boots on;
      :John had a great big waterproof hat;
      :John had a great big waterproof --
      :And that (Said John) is that.
     
Macon Tweet Definition of Macon Like Definition of Macon on Facebook
noun macon
  1. Macon is a dry white or red wine produced in France.
     
Madison Tweet Definition of Madison Like Definition of Madison on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital city of Wisconsin, USA.
  2. An English surname.
  3. (given name, female) popular since 1984 when it appeared as the name of a mermaid in the film Splash.
     
mailer Tweet Definition of mailer Like Definition of mailer on Facebook
noun 
  1. A packet or container designed for postal use.
The cassette came in a brown paper .
     
major Tweet Definition of major Like Definition of major on Facebook
noun , or, when used as a title before a person's name, Major
  1. A military rank between captain and lieutenant-colonel.
    • He used to be a in the army.
    • This is Major Jones.
      1. A person of legal age.
      2. The main area of study of a student working toward a degree at a college or university.
    • Midway through his second year of college, he still hadn't chosen a .
      1. A student at a college or university concentrating on a given area of study.
    • She is a math .
verb 
  1. To concentrate on a particular area of study as a student in a college or university.
    • I have decided to in mathematics.
adjective 
  1. Of great significance or importance.
  2. (music) Being the larger of two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number.
  3. (music) Containing the note which is a major third (four half steps) above the tonic.
     
malle Tweet Definition of malle Like Definition of malle on Facebook
noun (plural: malles)
  1. (Weapon) A heavy hammer or beetle, often made of wood or lead.
Quotations
  • 1786: The is also an entry of two hundred Malles in a store house at Berwick. " Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 52.
     
Malthus Tweet Definition of Malthus Like Definition of Malthus on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Thomas Malthus)
  1. Thomas Robert Malthus, English demographer and political economist
     
manes Tweet Definition of manes Like Definition of manes on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. The souls or spirits of dead ancestors, conceived as deities or the subjects of reverence.
    • 1658, this was the Ustrina or place of burning their bodies, or some sacrificing place unto the Manes " Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 9)
      1. (plural of, mane)
     
Manet Tweet Definition of Manet Like Definition of Manet on Facebook
noun 
  1. a work by w:í‰douard Manet, í‰douard Manet
proper noun 
  1. w:í‰douard Manet, í‰douard Manet, French painter.
     
Mansfield Tweet Definition of Mansfield Like Definition of Mansfield on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in Nottinghamshire, England
     
mantle Tweet Definition of mantle Like Definition of mantle on Facebook
noun 
  1. a piece of clothing somewhat like an open robe or cloak, especially that worn by Orthodox bishops
  2. (figuratively) anything that covers or conceals something else
  3. the zone of hot gases around a flame; the gauzy incandescent covering of a gas lamp
  4. (anatomy) the cerebral cortex
  5. (geology) the layer between the Earth's core and crust
  6. (zoology) the body wall of a mollusc/mollusk
  7. An alternative spelling mantel
(wikipedia, mantle (geology))
(wikipedia, mantle (mollusc))      
map Tweet Definition of map Like Definition of map on Facebook
noun 
  1. A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.
  2. A mathematical name for a function that assigns a value to some other value.
  3. A diagram of components of an item.
  4. A city map.
verb (map, p, ed)
  1. To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.
  2. To inform someone of a particular idea.
     
marble Tweet Definition of marble Like Definition of marble on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) A rock of crystalline limestone.
Open thy marble jaws, O tomb / And hide me, earth, in thy dark womb."George Frederic Handel, Jeptha
  1. (countable) A small spherical ball of rock or glass used in children's games.
     
Marc Tweet Definition of Marc Like Definition of Marc on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a spelling variant of Mark in the French fashion.
     
Marcel Tweet Definition of Marcel Like Definition of Marcel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
     
March Tweet Definition of March Like Definition of March on Facebook
proper noun (es, -)
  1. The third month of the Gregorian calendar, following February and preceding April. Abbreviation: Mar or Mar.
     
Marcus Tweet Definition of Marcus Like Definition of Marcus on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), latinate form of Mark.
     
Marian Tweet Definition of Marian Like Definition of Marian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), a variant of Marion often also interpreted as a contraction of Mary and Ann.
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to the cult of the Virgin Mary
     
Marie Tweet Definition of Marie Like Definition of Marie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ) borrowed from the French form of Mary; particularly popular as a middle name.
     
Marion Tweet Definition of Marion Like Definition of Marion on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a French diminutive of Marie used in English since the Middle Ages.
  2. A surname derived from the female given name.
  3. (context, mostly, US) (given name, male), transferred use of the surname, or by folk etymology seen as a masculine form of Mary.
     
Mark Tweet Definition of Mark Like Definition of Mark on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Gospel of Mark)
  1. (given name, male). Jocular diminutive: Marky.
  2. (biblical) w:Mark the Evangelist, Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, first patriarch of Alexandria and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
  3. (biblical) The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.
     
Marlborough Tweet Definition of Marlborough Like Definition of Marlborough on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a town in Wiltshire, England
  2. w:Marlborough College, Marlborough College
  3. a dukedom in the British peerage
     
Marlowe Tweet Definition of Marlowe Like Definition of Marlowe on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Christopher. 1564-93, English dramatist.
     
marquis Tweet Definition of marquis Like Definition of marquis on Facebook
noun (pl=marquises, pl2=marquis)
  1. A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent.
     
marsh Tweet Definition of marsh Like Definition of marsh on Facebook
noun 
  1. An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.
     
Marshall Tweet Definition of Marshall Like Definition of Marshall on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish status surname for someone who was in charge of the horses of a royal household, or an occupational surname for someone who looked after horses, or was responsible for the custody of prisoners
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since nineteenth century.
     
Martial Tweet Definition of Martial Like Definition of Martial on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Martialis, as the translation of the name narrowly applies to certain historic persons.
  2. Monicker of: the Roman poet Marcus Valerius Martialis, born in Spain in the first century AD and noted for his epigrams.
     
Martin Tweet Definition of Martin Like Definition of Martin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) originally given in honor of a fourth century soldier-saint.
  2. A European surname derived from the given name.
  3. An English habitational surname for some who lived near a mere.
     
martini Tweet Definition of martini Like Definition of martini on Facebook
noun 
  1. a cocktail made with gin or vodka and vermouth
  • Will you join us at six o"clock for martinis?
  • My boss is out on another of his three- lunches.
  •      
    Mary Tweet Definition of Mary Like Definition of Mary on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female). It was considered too sacred to use before the end of the 12th century; very popular from the 17th to the 20th century.
    2. The Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ.
    3. (biblical character) Several other women in the New Testament, notably Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha.
         
    Mason Tweet Definition of Mason Like Definition of Mason on Facebook
    noun 
    1. an English and Scottish occupational surname for a stonemason
    2. a Freemason
    3. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
         
    Masters Tweet Definition of Masters Like Definition of Masters on Facebook
    noun 
    1. An advanced degree, past BS, before PhD?.
         
    Matilda Tweet Definition of Matilda Like Definition of Matilda on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female)
         
    Matthews Tweet Definition of Matthews Like Definition of Matthews on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An English patronymic surname derived from the given name Matthew
    2. (plural of, Matthew)
         
    Matthias Tweet Definition of Matthias Like Definition of Matthias on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (biblical character) The Apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.
    2. (given name, male), derived from the same source as Matthew.
         
    Maud Tweet Definition of Maud Like Definition of Maud on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A female given name, a Low German form of Matilda
         
    Maurice Tweet Definition of Maurice Like Definition of Maurice on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male)
         
    Mauser Tweet Definition of Mauser Like Definition of Mauser on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. Any of the firearms made or designed by the Mauser company, notably automatic pistols and bolt action rifles.
         
    maxim Tweet Definition of maxim Like Definition of maxim on Facebook
    noun 
    1. a succinct statement or observation of a fundamental principle, general truth, or rule of conduct
         
    Maximilian Tweet Definition of Maximilian Like Definition of Maximilian on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male, ) A male given name.
         
    Maxwell Tweet Definition of Maxwell Like Definition of Maxwell on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A Scottish habitational surname from Mackeswell near Melrose.
    2. (given name, male), derived from the surname.
         
    Mayo Tweet Definition of Mayo Like Definition of Mayo on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A county in the Republic of Ireland.
         
    mays Tweet Definition of mays Like Definition of mays on Facebook
    noun 
    1. Plural of may
         
    McGovern Tweet Definition of McGovern Like Definition of McGovern on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A surname of Irish and Scottish origin, from the Gaelic Mag Shamhrí¡in, a patronymic from the given name Samhradh meaning summer
         
    mead Tweet Definition of mead Like Definition of mead on Facebook
    noun 
    1. An alcoholic drink fermented from honey and water
         
    Melbourne Tweet Definition of Melbourne Like Definition of Melbourne on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. State capital of Victoria (Australia).
         
    Melville Tweet Definition of Melville Like Definition of Melville on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A Scottish habitational surname of Norman origin, from Malleville in Normandy
    2. w:Herman Melville, Herman Melville (1819-1891), an American novelist, essayist, and poet. He is best remembered for the novel s:Moby-Dick, Moby-Dick.
    3. His works or media adaptations of his works.
         
    Meredith Tweet Definition of Meredith Like Definition of Meredith on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A Welsh surname.
    2. (given name, male).
    3. (given name, female).
         
    Merton Tweet Definition of Merton Like Definition of Merton on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. Any of several placenames in England from words meaning lake and settlement
    2. w:Merton College, Oxford, Merton College, Oxford
    3. An English habitational surname from the placenames
         
    Messier Tweet Definition of Messier Like Definition of Messier on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A French surname.
    2. w:Charles Messier, Charles Messier (1730-1817); a French astronomer who in 1774 published Nebulae and Star Clusters, a catalogue of 45 deep sky objects such as nebulae and star clusters. The purpose of the catalogue was to help comet hunters (like himself) and other astronomical observers to distinguish between permanent and transient objects in the sky. Objects in Messier, Messier's catalog are numbered, and the letter M (for Messier) is prepended to these numbers, as in M31 (the Andromeda Galaxy) or M13 (the globular cluster in Hercules).
         
    Michael Tweet Definition of Michael Like Definition of Michael on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ).
    2. (context, Judaism, Christianity) An archangel associated with defending Israel in the tribulation.
         
    Michener Tweet Definition of Michener Like Definition of Michener on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. a surname
    2. the American writer w:James A. Michener, James A. Michener
         
    Middleton Tweet Definition of Middleton Like Definition of Middleton on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. Any of many placenames in England, Scotland and elsewhere
    2. An earldom in the English peerage
    3. An English and Scottish habitational surname from any of the places
         
    Miles Tweet Definition of Miles Like Definition of Miles on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male).
    2. A surname derived from the given name.
         
    mill Tweet Definition of mill Like Definition of mill on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A grinding apparatus for substances such as grains, seeds, etc.
    2. The building housing such a grinding apparatus.
    3. A manufacturing plant for paper, steel, textiles, etc.
    4. A building housing such a plant.
    5. An establishment that handles a certain type of situation routinely, such as a divorce mill, etc.
    verb 
    1. (transitive) To grind or otherwise process in a mill or other machine.
    to mill flour
    1. (transitive) To shape, polish, dress or finish using a machine.
    2. (transitive) To engrave one or more grooves or a pattern around the edge of (a cylindrical object such as a coin).
    3. (intransitive) (followed by around, about, etc.) To move about in an aimless fashion.
         
    Miller Tweet Definition of Miller Like Definition of Miller on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. an English and Scottish occupational surname for a miller
         
    millet Tweet Definition of millet Like Definition of millet on Facebook
    noun 
    1. Any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food.
         
    Mills Tweet Definition of Mills Like Definition of Mills on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. an English and Scottish surname, variant of Mill or Miles
    2. an Irish topographic surname, from the Gaelic Mhuilinn (of the mill)
         
    miltiades Tweet Definition of miltiades Like Definition of miltiades on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A Greek general
         
    Milton Tweet Definition of Milton Like Definition of Milton on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An English habitational surname
    2. (given name, male) derived from the surname
    3. The English poet :w:John Milton (1608-1674)
    4. Name of many towns in Canada and the US
    5. Milton Keynes - large new town in England, 90km north of London
    • (pedialite)
         
    Miranda Tweet Definition of Miranda Like Definition of Miranda on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female)
    2. The smallest of Uranus' moons.
    verb 
    1. To read somebody their rights on arrest as set out in Miranda v Arizona.
      • Has the suspect been Mirandaed?
      • McCarthy? provided that he was Mirandaed. I told her to videotape or to have someone videotape the conversation. http://www.courts.state.me.us/opinions/ 2003%20documents/03me40mc.pdf
         
    mistral Tweet Definition of mistral Like Definition of mistral on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A strong cold north-west wind in southern France and the Mediterranean.
    • 1973, The had been blowing for three days now and the sea showed more white than blue " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
         
    Mitchell Tweet Definition of Mitchell Like Definition of Mitchell on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An English surname derived from the given name Michel (Michael), or from the word muchel meaning big.
    2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
         
    mitre Tweet Definition of mitre Like Definition of mitre on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries.
    2. Alternative spelling of miter.
         
    mix Tweet Definition of mix Like Definition of mix on Facebook
    noun 
    1. The result of mixing two or more substances; a mixture.
    Now add the raisins to the mix.
    1. The result of combining items normally kept separate.
    My recipe file was now a mix of meat and dairy.
    1. (music) The result of mixing several tracks.
    The rhythm mix sounds muddy.
    1. (music) The finished version of a recording.
    I've almost finished the mix for this song.
    verb (mixes, mixing, mixed or mixt)
    1. To stir two or more substances together.
    Mix the eggs and milk with the flour until the consistency is smooth.
    1. To combine items from two or more sources normally kept separate.
    Don't the meat recipes with the dairy recipes.
    1. (music) To combine several tracks.
    I'll the rhythm tracks down to a single track.
    1. (music) To produce a finished version of a recording.
    I'm almost done mixing this song.
         
    Moctezuma Tweet Definition of Moctezuma Like Definition of Moctezuma on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. Aztec emperor from 1440 to 1469.
    2. Aztec emperor from 1502 to 1520, during which time the Spanish conquest of Mexico began.
         
    Mohammed Tweet Definition of Mohammed Like Definition of Mohammed on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (alternative spelling of, Muhammad)
    2. (given name, male, from Arabic, ) a male given name.
         
    monk Tweet Definition of monk Like Definition of monk on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A male member of a monastic order who has devoted his life for religious service.
    2. (context, slang) A male who leads an isolated life; a loner, a hermit.
    3. (context, slang) An unmarried man who does not have sexual relationships.
    4. (context, slang) A judge.
         
    Monmouth Tweet Definition of Monmouth Like Definition of Monmouth on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A town in Monmouthshire, Wales
         
    Monroe Tweet Definition of Monroe Like Definition of Monroe on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A Scottish topographic surname from Gaelic words meaning "foot of a hill"
         
    Montague Tweet Definition of Montague Like Definition of Montague on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A member of Romeo's family in William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
    2. (figuratively) By analogy with the Shakespearean play, a member or citizen of the family, party, or country of the husband in a Romeo and Juliet couple.
         
    Montgomery Tweet Definition of Montgomery Like Definition of Montgomery on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A male given name
    2. The capital city of Alabama; see Wikipedia:Montgomery, Alabama
         
    moody Tweet Definition of moody Like Definition of moody on Facebook
    adjective (moodier, moodiest)
    1. Given to sudden or frequent changes of mind; temperamental
    2. sulky or depressed
    3. dour, gloomy or brooding
         
    Moon Tweet Definition of Moon Like Definition of Moon on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. The Earth's moon; the sole natural satellite of the Earth, represented in astronomy and astrology by ☾.
         
    Moore Tweet Definition of Moore Like Definition of Moore on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. Many toponymic place names, or parts of place names, derived from moor.
    2. An English and Irish surname similarly derived.
         
    More Tweet Definition of More Like Definition of More on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. an English surname.
    w:Thomas More, Sir Thomas More.
    1. the Volta-Congo language of Burkina Faso.
         
    morel Tweet Definition of morel Like Definition of morel on Facebook
    noun 
    1. An edible fungus (Morchella esculenta), the upper part of which is covered with a reticulated and pitted hymenium.
         
    Morgan Tweet Definition of Morgan Like Definition of Morgan on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A breed of horse originating in Vermont.
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male)
    2. (given name, female, from Welsh, )
    3. A patronymic Welsh surname.
    4. Any of many place names.
         
    Morris Tweet Definition of Morris Like Definition of Morris on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An English and Scottish surname derived from the Norman given name Maurice
    2. An Irish surname, anglicized from í“ Muirghis
    3. A Welsh surname, anglicised from Meurig
    4. (given name, male), transferred use of the surnames, or a spelling variant of Maurice.
         
    Morrison Tweet Definition of Morrison Like Definition of Morrison on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A Scottish patronymic surname from the given name Morris or Maurice.
         
    morrow Tweet Definition of morrow Like Definition of morrow on Facebook
    noun 
    1. The next or following day.
    2. morning, Morning.
         
    morse Tweet Definition of morse Like Definition of morse on Facebook
    noun (morses)
    1. A walrus, Walrus.
    1880-1881: Clements R Markham (editor), The Voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622
    • Then we passed through a great deale of small ice, and sawe, upon some peices, two morses, and upon some, one; and also diuers seales, layeing upon peices of ice.
         
    Mortimer Tweet Definition of Mortimer Like Definition of Mortimer on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A British topographical surname of Norman French origin, from Mortemer in France
    2. A male given name transferred from the surname
         
    Morton Tweet Definition of Morton Like Definition of Morton on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. any of several places of that name (or Moreton) meaning "settlement near a moor or marsh"
    2. an English and Scottish habitational surname from the placename
         
    moss Tweet Definition of moss Like Definition of moss on Facebook
    noun (es, -)
    1. Any of various small green plants of the division Bryophyta (formerly class Musci).
    2. A clump or patch of such plants covering the ground or other surface.
    3. Any of various other non-related plants, algae, or fungi of a similar appearance.
    verb (mosses, mossing, mossed)
    1. (intransitive) To become covered with moss.
    An oak whose boughs were mossed with age.
    1. (transitive) To cover (something) with moss.
         
    motley Tweet Definition of motley Like Definition of motley on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A jester's multicoloured clothes
    2. An incongruous mixture
    adjective 
    1. Comprising greatly varied elements, to the point of incongruity; heterogeneous
    2. Having many colours; variegated
         
    mott Tweet Definition of mott Like Definition of mott on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (slang)} A prostitute. (Britain).
    2. (slang) A girlfriend (Dublin)
         
    Mozart Tweet Definition of Mozart Like Definition of Mozart on Facebook
    noun 
    1. By analogy with w:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a musical virtuoso.
      • Sir William Mitchell, The Place of Minds in the World (1933) p. 142:
      • :One child is a with a flying start, while another foots it, and makes little way; but the course is the same, being set by the object.
      • Joseph Lane Hancock, Nature Sketches in Temperate America: A Series of Sketches and Popular Account of Insects, Birds,... (1911) p. 103:
      • :He is a in the insect world, sending out his strain upon the evening air.
      • Henry Ward Beecher, Plymouth Pulpit: Sermons Preached in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn (1875) p. 446:
      • :We can understand how a father who is a good musician may have a son who is a "a genius in music...
        1. By extension, a virtuoso in any field.
      • Ryan A Nerz, Eat This Book: a year of gorging and glory on the competitive eating circuit (2006) p. 67:
      • :There is a of competitive eating who is yet to reveal himself.
      • Victor H. Mair, The Columbia History of Chinese Literature (2001) p. 296:
      • :Li Po is the most musical, most versatile, and most engaging of Chinese poets, a of words.
      • Lawrence Grobel, Endangered Species: Writers Talk about Their Craft, Their Visions, Their Lives (2001}:
      • :Joyce Carol Oates has said, "If there is a of interviewers, Larry Grobel is that individual."
      • Kathryn Ann Lindskoog, Surprised by C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald?, and Dante: An Array of Original Discoveries (2001) p. 116:
      • :In contrast, MacDonald?'s Gibbie is not only a moral prodigy, but also a of religious sensibility.
      • Noel Bertram Gerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe: a biography (1976) p. 86:
      • :By the same token, Rembrandt resembled Hawthorne, and the architect who had designed Melrose Abbey was a among architects.
    proper noun 
    1. A surname.
    2. Specifically, w:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
         
    Muhammad Tweet Definition of Muhammad Like Definition of Muhammad on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. The prophet who founded Islam.
    2. A male given name, esp. in Islamic culture.
         
    munch Tweet Definition of munch Like Definition of munch on Facebook
    verb (munch, es)
    1. to chew with a grinding, crunching sound
    2. to eat vigorously or with excitement
      • Watching old Bill his pancakes makes me hungry!
         
    Murphy Tweet Definition of Murphy Like Definition of Murphy on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Gaelic í“ Murchadha
    2. An occasional given name, for example of the television character w:Murphy Brown, Murphy Brown
         
    Murray Tweet Definition of Murray Like Definition of Murray on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A river in southeastern Australia, flowing 2,589 km (1,609 mi) to the Indian Ocean.
    2. A city in Kentucky and also in Utah, USA.
    3. A Scottish surname.
    4. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
         
    muskie Tweet Definition of muskie Like Definition of muskie on Facebook
    noun 
    1. see muskellunge
         

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