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manchette Tweet Definition of manchette Like Definition of manchette on Facebook
noun
  1. (fencing) a special glove cover worn by fencers, specifically sabreurs, on their weapon hand
  2. (medical) a conically shaped array of microtubules that completely covers the nucleus of a spermatid
marriage Tweet Definition of marriage Like Definition of marriage on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being marry, married.
    • Note: For a detailed discussion of marriage as an institution, with its traditions, its norms, and the accompanying legal rights and obligations, please consult the w:marriage, Wikipedia article on marriage.
      1. The union of a man and a woman, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
      2. A wedding.
      Example:
    • You are cordially invited to the of James Smith and Jane Doe.
      1. A close union.
      2. A joining of two parts.
      3. (context, poker slang) A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
married Tweet Definition of married Like Definition of married on Facebook
verb (past participle ofmarry)
  1. In a state of marriage; having a wife or a husband.
  2. (figurative) Showing commitment or devotion normally reserved for a spouse: married to one's work.
adjective
  1. In a state of marriage; having a wife or a husband.
  2. (figurative) Showing commitment or devotion normally reserved for a spouse: married to one's work.
mission Tweet Definition of mission Like Definition of mission on Facebook
noun
  1. A duty that involves fulfilling a request.
  2. Religious evangelism. See also: missionary
  3. (the missions) collective term for third world charities, particularly those which preach as well as provide aid.
modular Tweet Definition of modular Like Definition of modular on Facebook
adjective
  1. A set of modules that allow flexibility in the way that they are combined
monteith Tweet Definition of monteith Like Definition of monteith on Facebook
noun
  1. a bowl used for the cooling of wine glasses
  2. (obsolete) a cotton handkerchief with white spots on a coloured background
mount Tweet Definition of mount Like Definition of mount on Facebook
noun
  1. A mountain, as in Mount Everest
  2. A horse used to ride on, unlike a draught horse
The rider climbed onto his .
  1. The number of riders in a cavalry unit or division
The General said he has 2,000 mounts.
verb
  1. To go up; climb; ascend: to mount stairs.
    • Antonym: dismount
      The rider mounted his horse.
      1. To attach an object to a support, as to mount a mailbox on a post
    • Antonym: demount
      1. (computing) To attach a drive or device to the directory structure in order to make it available to the operating system.
    • Antonyms: usually unmount, sometimes dismount, rarely demount
      1. To get on top of an animal to mate.
      2. (slang) to have sexual intercourse with someone, something.
    • Synonyms - see WikiSaurus:sexual intercourse
      1. To begin a military assault
      The General gave the order to the attack.
Murphy bed Tweet Definition of Murphy bed Like Definition of Murphy bed on Facebook
noun
  1. A bed that folds up into a wall or closet for storage when not in use.

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