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macadam Tweet Definition of macadam Like Definition of macadam on Facebook
noun
  1. The surface of a road consisting of crushed stones
macadamize Tweet Definition of macadamize Like Definition of macadamize on Facebook
verb (macadamiz, ing)
  1. To cover, as a road, or street, with small, broken stones, so as to form a smooth, hard, convex surface. (webster)
Main Tweet Definition of Main Like Definition of Main on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A river in southern Germany, flowing from Bavaria to the Rhine.
manhole Tweet Definition of manhole Like Definition of manhole on Facebook
noun
  1. A hole in the ground used to access the sewers or other underground vaults and installations.
metal Tweet Definition of metal Like Definition of metal on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
  2. Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
  3. (astronomy) Any element other than hydrogen and helium,<ref>Majewski, S. R. (2003, 2006). http://www.astro.virginia.edu/class/majewski/astr551/lectures/ABUNDANCES/abundances.html CHEMICAL ABUNDANCE EFFECTS ON SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS. ASTR 551 (Majewski) Lecture Notes.</ref> or sometimes other than hydrogen.<ref>Martin, J. C. (n.d.). http://etacar.umn.edu/~martin/rrlyrae/metals.htm What we learn from a star's metal content</ref>
  4. Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
  5. (tincture) A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent and or.
  6. A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) categorised by strong and/or fast drum-beats and distorted guitars.
verb (metal, l, ed)
  1. To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.
adjective
  1. Made of metal.
  2. Of or pertaining to the metal musical genre (e.g. the metal scene).
mole Tweet Definition of mole Like Definition of mole on Facebook
noun
  1. A pigmented spot on the skin, a naevus.
monkey Tweet Definition of monkey Like Definition of monkey on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several members of the infra-order Simiiformes of primates, generally smaller than the apes, and distinguished from them by having a tail and cheek pouches.
  2. (context, informal) A mischievous child.
Stop misbehaving, you little !
  1. (context, UK, slang) Five-hundred pounds sterling.
  2. (slang) A person or the role of the person on the sidecar platform of a motorcycle involved in sidecar racing.
verb (monkeys, monkeying, mokeyed or monkied, mokeyed or monkied)
  1. (informal) To meddle; to mess with; to interfere; to fiddle.
''Please don't with the controls if you don't know what you're doing.

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