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M Tweet Definition of M Like Definition of M on Facebook
noun (pl=Ms, pl2=M's)
  1. The thirteenth letter of the English alphabet; a vocal consonant, and from the manner of its formation, is called the labio-nasal consonant.
proper noun 
  1. fictional character from the James Bond stories and films
abbreviation or M.
  1. Monsieur
  2. male
  3. Monday
  4. Mother
  5. (context, size) Medium
  6. (context, US, roadway) Michigan; Usage note: This designation is used within Michigan.
  7. mature
  8. (context, cricket, in batting figures) the number of minutes a player spent at the crease
  9. (context, cricket, in bowling figures) the number of maiden overs bowled
macroeconomics Tweet Definition of macroeconomics Like Definition of macroeconomics on Facebook
  1. The study of the entire economy in terms of the total amount of goods and services produced, total income earned, the level of employment of productive resources, and the general behavior of prices.
Madison Avenue Tweet Definition of Madison Avenue Like Definition of Madison Avenue on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an avenue in Manhattan
  2. (idiom) colloquial (USA) metaphorically, advertising or the advertising industry
maker Tweet Definition of maker Like Definition of maker on Facebook
noun , plural makers
  1. one who makes; person or thing that makes or produces something
  2. (law) one who signs a check or promissory note, thereby becoming responsible for payment.
makeup Tweet Definition of makeup Like Definition of makeup on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) An item's composition.
    To understand how a nuclear reactor works, we must first look at its .
  2. (uncountable) Cosmetics; colorants and other substances applied to the skin to improve its appearance.
    She is wearing a lot of .
Malthusian Tweet Definition of Malthusian Like Definition of Malthusian on Facebook
  1. of, or relating to Malthus or his views on human population and world resources
manufacturer Tweet Definition of manufacturer Like Definition of manufacturer on Facebook
  1. one that manufacture, manufactures
margin Tweet Definition of margin Like Definition of margin on Facebook
  1. (context, Printing): the edge of the paper that remains blank
  2. (context, Finance): the yield or profit; the selling price minus the cost
  3. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits, as a margin of error
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.
market Tweet Definition of market Like Definition of market on Facebook
  1. City square or other place where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise.
The crowds at the market were quite noisy.
We're going to the market to get some fresh vegetables and fruits.
  1. Place or network where trading takes place.
There was heavy trading of stock in the market today.
The market is a process, actuated by the interplay of the actions of the various individuals cooperating under the division of labor.
: Definition used by famous economist of the Austrian school, Ludwig Von Mises, in his book Human Action.
  1. Group of customers that possibly want to buy one's product.
We believe that the market for the new widget is the older homeowner.
  1. The sum total of trades in a process of individuals trading for certain commodities.
  1. (transitive) Making products available for sale and promoting them.
We plan to market it by next quarter.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. With relation to the market.
We waited to hear the latest market results.
marketable Tweet Definition of marketable Like Definition of marketable on Facebook
  1. Of or pertaining to marketability; capable of being marketed.
The quality and scarcity ensured that the product was eminently .
marketing Tweet Definition of marketing Like Definition of marketing on Facebook
  1. buying, Buying and selling in a market.
  2. The promotion, distribution and selling of a product or service; includes market research and advertising.
  3. (archaic) earlier (until the 1920"s), shopping, going to market.
marketplace Tweet Definition of marketplace Like Definition of marketplace on Facebook
  1. an open area in a town housing a public market
  2. the space, actual or metaphorical, in which a market operates
  3. (context, by extension) the world of commerce and trade
mart Tweet Definition of mart Like Definition of mart on Facebook
noun (plural: marts)
  1. A market.
Where has commerce such a mart . . . as London ? "Cowper.
  1. (obsolete) A bargain.
  1. (obsolete) To buy or sell in, or as in, a mart.
To sell and mart your officer for gold To undeservers. "Shakespeare.
  1. (obsolete) To traffic.
materiel Tweet Definition of materiel Like Definition of materiel on Facebook
noun (verification requested)
  1. Military equipment, apparatus, and supplies Note: This is not standard British English; it is either American English or Military jargon.
mature Tweet Definition of mature Like Definition of mature on Facebook
verb (matures, maturing, matured)
  1. To become mature; to ripen; to gain experience or wisdom with age.
  1. fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe
She is quite mature for her age.
  1. profound; careful
The headmaster decided to expel to boy after mature consideration.
  1. the growth of behavior and thinking
mercantile Tweet Definition of mercantile Like Definition of mercantile on Facebook
  1. Concerned with the exchange of goods for profit
merchandise Tweet Definition of merchandise Like Definition of merchandise on Facebook
  1. commodity, commodities offered for sale
''good business depends on having good
verb (merchandis, ing)
  1. to engage in the trade of.
merchant Tweet Definition of merchant Like Definition of merchant on Facebook
  1. One who buys and sells for business.
merger Tweet Definition of merger Like Definition of merger on Facebook
noun (plural mergers)
  1. the act of combining or putting together two teams, businesses or firms.
    He was opposed to the merger of the two companies.
    The merger of the two main rebel groups in war-torn Darfur could simplify peace talks but also rebels could harden their position in the talks and complicate peace process, analysts say.
microeconomics Tweet Definition of microeconomics Like Definition of microeconomics on Facebook
  1. That field of economics that deals with the small-scale economic activities such as that of the individual or company.
monetary Tweet Definition of monetary Like Definition of monetary on Facebook
  1. of or relating to money
money Tweet Definition of money Like Definition of money on Facebook
noun (''normally uncountable, but moneys or monies)
  1. A generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value.
Before colonial times cowry shells imported from Mauritius were used as in Western Africa.
  1. A currency maintained by a state or other entity which can guarantee its value (such as a monetary union).
  2. Hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks or credit cards.
  3. The total value of liquid assets available for an individual or other economic unit, such as cash and bank deposits.
  4. wealth, Wealth
He was born with .
  1. An item of value between two parties used for the exchange of goods or services.
  2. A person who funds an operation.
  3. As a modifier, of or pertaining to ; monetary.
  • supply, market
money order Tweet Definition of money order Like Definition of money order on Facebook
  1. (context, North America, Australia) a type of cheque, usually purchased from a postal service to allow safe sending of money through the post.
monopolist Tweet Definition of monopolist Like Definition of monopolist on Facebook
  1. One who has, or attempts to acquire, a monopoly on something.
Monopoly Tweet Definition of Monopoly Like Definition of Monopoly on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A board game in which players use play money to buy and trade property, properties, with the objective of forcing opponents into bankruptcy.
monopsony Tweet Definition of monopsony Like Definition of monopsony on Facebook
noun (monopsonies)
  1. A market situation in which there is only one buyer for a product.
mortgage Tweet Definition of mortgage Like Definition of mortgage on Facebook
  1. A special form of secured loan where the purpose of the loan must be specified to the lender, to purchase assets that must be fixed (not movable) property such as a house or piece of farm land. The assets are registered as the legal property of the borrower but the lender can seize them and dispose of them if they are not satisfied with the manner in which the repayment of the loan is conducted by the borrower. Once the loan is fully repaid, the lender loses this right of seizure and the assets are then deemed to be unencumbered.
verb (mortgag, ing)
  1. As in "to mortgage a property", to borrow against a property, to obtain a loan for another purpose by giving away the right of seizure to the lender over a fixed property such as a house or piece of land.
mortgagee Tweet Definition of mortgagee Like Definition of mortgagee on Facebook
  1. One who provides a loan secured upon the borrowers' property, the lender in a mortgage agreement.
mortgagor Tweet Definition of mortgagor Like Definition of mortgagor on Facebook
  1. (alternative spelling of, mortgager)
motor Tweet Definition of motor Like Definition of motor on Facebook
  1. A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion
  2. (archaic) A motor car, or automobile
  1. to drive around leisurely in a motor car
  1. (biology): describing neurons that create the ability to move, see motor unit
mutual Tweet Definition of mutual Like Definition of mutual on Facebook
  1. A mutual fund etc
  1. Having the same relationship, each to each other
    • They were enemies
      1. Reciprocal
    • They had fear of each other
      1. Possessed in common
    • They had a love of the same woman
      1. Relating to a form of mutual insurance or financial institution

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