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macassar oil Tweet Definition of macassar oil Like Definition of macassar oil on Facebook
noun
  1. an oil, from the ylang-ylang tree, once used to smooth the hair
Macintosh Tweet Definition of Macintosh Like Definition of Macintosh on Facebook
proper noun (pluralMacintoshes)
  1. A Scottish surname
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.
made-up Tweet Definition of made-up Like Definition of made-up on Facebook
adjective
  1. invented or fabricated
He have me a story of the events.
  1. changed by the application of cosmetics
The clown was hours before the show.
  1. arranged or put together
The front page was but had to be changed at the last minute.
  1. (British, regional) delighted, pleased, thrilled
    I was when the local team won.
Madras Tweet Definition of Madras Like Definition of Madras on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Former name of Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu, India.
  2. (British) a style of curry dish purported to originate from the Madras region.
"I"ll have the Chicken Madras."
makeup Tweet Definition of makeup Like Definition of makeup on Facebook
noun
  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 .
manicure Tweet Definition of manicure Like Definition of manicure on Facebook
noun
  1. a cosmetic treatment for the fingernails
verb (manicur, es)
  1. to trim the fingernails
manikin Tweet Definition of manikin Like Definition of manikin on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, mannequin)
  2. a short person
  3. a life-size anatomical model used as a teaching aid
mannequin Tweet Definition of mannequin Like Definition of mannequin on Facebook
noun
  1. A dummy, or life-size model of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes
  2. A jointed model of the human body used by artists, especially to demonstrate the arrangement of drapery
  3. An anatomical model of the human body for use in teaching of e.g. CPR
  4. A person who models clothes
  5. (manikin) A short man, or a boy
mantilla Tweet Definition of mantilla Like Definition of mantilla on Facebook
noun
  1. Spanish lace veil worn over a woman's hair and shoulders.
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))
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Mantua Tweet Definition of Mantua Like Definition of Mantua on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Lombardy, Italy.
  2. City and capital of Mantua.
"He and I / Will watch thy waking, and that very night / Shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua. — w:Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
Marcel Tweet Definition of Marcel Like Definition of Marcel on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name.
marten Tweet Definition of marten Like Definition of marten on Facebook
noun
  1. Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Martes in the family Mustelidae.
mascara Tweet Definition of mascara Like Definition of mascara on Facebook
noun
  1. A cosmetic used to darken and thicken the eyelashes.
mask Tweet Definition of mask Like Definition of mask on Facebook
noun
  1. A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection
a dancer's ; a fencer's ; a ball player's
  1. That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
  2. A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show - Bacon
    • Milton:
    • : This thought might lead me through the world's vain .
      1. (obsolete) A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.
      2. (architecture) A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron.
      3. (context, fortification) In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere.
      4. (context, fortification) A screen for a battery
      5. (zoology) The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
verb
  1. (transitive) To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.
    • Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor, IV,vi:
    • : They must all be masked and vizarded
      1. (transitive) To disguise; to cover; to hide.
    • Shakespeare, Macbeth, III-i:
    • : Masking the business from the common eye
      1. (military, transitive) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
      2. (military, transitive) To cover or keep in check
      to a body of troops or a fortess by a superior force, while some hostile evolution is being carried out
      1. (intransitive) To take part as a masker in a masquerade - Cavendish
      2. (intransitive) To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way - Shakespeare
masque Tweet Definition of masque Like Definition of masque on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) (in 16th-17th Century England & Europe) A dramatic performance, often performed at court as a royal entertainment, consisting of dancing, dialogue, pantomime and song.
  2. (archaic) Words and music written for a masque.
  3. (archaic) A shortening of the word masquerade.
maxi Tweet Definition of maxi Like Definition of maxi on Facebook
noun
  1. a coat or skirt having such a hemline
adjective
  1. having a hemline at ankle length
abbreviation
  1. short for maximum
men's Tweet Definition of men Like Definition of men
noun
  1. (form of, possessive case, men)
menswear Tweet Definition of menswear Like Definition of menswear on Facebook
noun
  1. Men's clothing, particularly in a mercantile context.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to menswear
::the section of a department store
middy Tweet Definition of middy Like Definition of middy on Facebook
noun (middies)
  1. (context, nautical, slang) a midshipman
MIDI Tweet Definition of MIDI Like Definition of MIDI on Facebook
initialism
  1. Musical Instrument Digital Interface
    MIDI channel no.10 is reserved for percussions.
midriff Tweet Definition of midriff Like Definition of midriff on Facebook
noun
  1. The mid section of the human torso, from below the chest to above the waist
milliner Tweet Definition of milliner Like Definition of milliner on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who is involved in either the manufacture, design, or sale of hats for women.
Mini Tweet Definition of Mini Like Definition of Mini on Facebook
proper nounMini ®
  1. An Austin Mini ® motor car
  2. Its replacement launched in 2001
miniskirt Tweet Definition of miniskirt Like Definition of miniskirt on Facebook
noun
  1. A skirt with the hem well above the knee.
miter Tweet Definition of miter Like Definition of miter on Facebook
verb
  1. To finish a material at an angle, frequently 45 degrees, such that it will fit up tightly against another piece of material, as with a picture frame.
mitt Tweet Definition of mitt Like Definition of mitt on Facebook
noun
  1. A mitten
  2. An oversized, protective glove such as an oven mitt or a baseball mitt
  3. (colloquial) hand (usually plural).
mitten Tweet Definition of mitten Like Definition of mitten on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of glove or garment that covers a hand with a separate sheath for the thumb, but not for other fingers
mobcap Tweet Definition of mobcap Like Definition of mobcap on Facebook
noun
  1. A plain cap or headdress for women or girls; especially, one tying under the chin by a very broad band.
moccasin Tweet Definition of moccasin Like Definition of moccasin on Facebook
noun
  1. a kind of shoe with low heels, with the top sides stitched upwards
  2. a Native North American shoe made of deerskin
  3. (colour) a light beige colour, like that of a mocassin.
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adjective
  1. (colour) of a light beige colour, like that of a mocassin.
mocha Tweet Definition of mocha Like Definition of mocha on Facebook
noun
  1. a strong Arabian coffee
  2. a coffee and chocolate mixed flavour
  3. (colour) a dark brown colour, like that of mocha coffee.
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adjective
  1. (colour) of a dark brown colour, like that of mocha coffee.
MOD Tweet Definition of MOD Like Definition of MOD on Facebook
initialism
  1. (British) w:Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom), Ministry of Defence.
model Tweet Definition of model Like Definition of model on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing.
    • The beautiful had her face on the cover of almost every fashion magazine imaginable.
      1. A miniature representation of.
    • The boy played with a of a World War II fighter plane.
      1. A simplify, simplified representation (usually mathematical) used to explain the workings of a real world system or event.
    • The computer weather did not correctly predict the path of the hurricane.
      1. A style, type, or design.
    • He decided to buy the turbo engine of the sports car.
      1. The structural design of a complex system.
    • The team developed a sound business .
      1. A praiseworthy example to be copied, with or without modifications
    • British parliamentary democracy was seen as a for other countries to follow
verb (model, l, ed)
  1. To display an object for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model.
    • She modelled the shoes for her friends to see.
      1. To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model.
    • They modelled the data with a computer to analyze the experiment"s results.
      1. To make a miniature model of.
    • He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.
      1. To create from a substance such as clay.
    • The sculptor modelled the clay into the form of a dolphin.
      1. To be a model.
    • The actress used to before being discovered by Hollywood.
adjective
  1. Serving as an example of something.
    • The couple inspected the home with a real estate agent.
      1. Worthy of being a model; exemplary.
    • He was a student.
      1. Being a small copy of something.
    • A airplane.
modeling Tweet Definition of modeling Like Definition of modeling on Facebook
noun
  1. The art of sculpting models from clay etc. to create a representation of something.
  2. The representation of depth in a two-dimensional image.
  3. The profession of someone who models clothes.
  4. (mathematics) The construction and use of a computer model of a physical system.
  5. The learning of a new skill by copying other people.
<!-- verb
  1. (present participle of, model)
moisturize Tweet Definition of moisturize Like Definition of moisturize on Facebook
verb (moisturiz, ing)
  1. to make more moist
  2. to make more humid
moleskin Tweet Definition of moleskin Like Definition of moleskin on Facebook
noun
  1. The fur of a mole
  2. A cotton twill fabric with a heavy velvety nap
  3. (in plural) clothing made of this fabric
money belt Tweet Definition of money belt Like Definition of money belt on Facebook
noun
  1. A belt concealed under clothing, having a pocket for money or other documents.
monokini Tweet Definition of monokini Like Definition of monokini on Facebook
noun (pluralmonokinis)
  1. The lower part of a bikini worn without the upper part (i.e., worn bare-breasted).
morning dress Tweet Definition of morning dress Like Definition of morning dress on Facebook
noun (-, sg=morning dress)
  1. formal, Formal day wear consisting of a (usually) gray tailcoat and matching trousers, grey top hat, white shirt and tie or cravat.
Morning dress can be worn up to 5:00 pm.
Morocco Tweet Definition of Morocco Like Definition of Morocco on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Northern Africa. Official name: Kingdom of Morocco.
muff Tweet Definition of muff Like Definition of muff on Facebook
noun
  1. A blown cylinder of glass which is afterward flattened out to make a sheet.
  2. (slang) pubic hair, Pubic hair, in most cases referring to that which surrounds female genitalia. Sometimes it refers to the actual vulva.
  3. (archaic) A piece of fur or cloth for keeping the hands warm. hence, earmuff.
  4. (context, baseball, slang) An 1800s baseball term meaning an error.
verb
  1. In American football, to drop or mishandle the ball, especially during a punt or kick-off.
  2. By extension, to mishandle any situation.
muffler Tweet Definition of muffler Like Definition of muffler on Facebook
noun
  1. part of the exhaust pipe of a car that dampens the noise the engine produces
  2. a type of scarf
mufti Tweet Definition of mufti Like Definition of mufti on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) (Islam) A Muslim scholar and interpreter of shari'a, shari"a law, who can deliver a fatwa
  2. (uncountable) (British) Civilian dress when worn by a member of the military, or casual dress when worn by a pupil of a school who normally would wear uniform
mukluk Tweet Definition of mukluk Like Definition of mukluk on Facebook
noun
  1. A soft boot made of reindeer skin or sealskin and worn by Eskimos.
mule Tweet Definition of mule Like Definition of mule on Facebook
noun
  1. A generally sterile hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.
  2. (informal) A stubborn person.
  3. (slang) A person paid to smuggle drugs.
  4. A woman's shoe that has no fitting or strap around the heel
musette Tweet Definition of musette Like Definition of musette on Facebook
noun
  1. A small bagpipe with a bellows, having a soft sound, and once popular in France.
  2. A dance tune or pastoral air that imitates this instrument.
  3. A small bag or knapsack, with a shoulder strap, used by soldiers.
  4. A small instrument similar to an oboe or shawm.
muskrat Tweet Definition of muskrat Like Definition of muskrat on Facebook
noun
  1. A large aquatic rodent, so called for its musky odour and because it resembles a rat; Ondatra zibethica.
muumuu Tweet Definition of muumuu Like Definition of muumuu on Facebook
noun
  1. A long loose fitting dress made of lightweight fabric printed with bright, stylized (and even garish) Hawaiian themes.

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