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May Tweet Definition of May Like Definition of May on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The fifth month of the Gregorian calendar, following April and preceding June.
  2. The hawthorn or its blossoms (as it blooms in May)
  3. (given name, female), pet name for Mary and Margaret, reinforced by the month and plant meaning
  4. A surname.
     
mayest Tweet Definition of mayest Like Definition of mayest on Facebook
verb 
  1. (archaic) Second-person singular simple present form of may.
(RQ:Authorized Version), Acts 24:8, Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.
     
ME Tweet Definition of ME Like Definition of ME on Facebook
abbreviation 
  1. Maine, a state of the United States of America.
  2. Middle English
initialism (wikipedia, coroner)
  1. Medical examiner, or coroner.
     
must Tweet Definition of must Like Definition of must on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something that exhibits the property of being stale or musty
  2. Fruit juice that will ferment or has fermented, usually grapes
  3. A time during which male elephants exhibit increased levels of sexual activity and aggressiveness (also musth).
  4. Something that is mandatory or required.
If you'll be out all day, sunscreen is a .
verb (inf=-, must, -, had to, -)
  1. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) The speaker—but not necessarily the subject of the sentence—is certain that the sentence predicate will be executed.
If it rained all day, it be very wet outside.
(Compare with weaker auxiliary verb should, indicating a strong probability of the predicate's execution.)
  1. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) The execution of the sentence predicate is required. (Must usually implies that a negative consequence would otherwise result.)
You arrive to class on time.
(Compare with weaker auxiliary verb should, indicating intent for the predicate's execution.)
  1. (Have two sense: imperative or directive) 'Imperative' creates an obligations, 'directive' defines conditions.
(legalese) Always a directive when used together with apply(application): No one can make you apply for anything.
     
my Tweet Definition of my Like Definition of my on Facebook
pronoun 
  1. Belonging to me.
     
myself Tweet Definition of myself Like Definition of myself on Facebook
noun (plural: ourselves)
  1. that being which is oneself
I am not myself today.
pronoun 
  • The reflexive case of I.
    1. me (referring to the speaker, when the speaker has already been mentioned)
    I taught myself.
    1. I (used as an intensifier)
    I taught him myself.
     

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