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Mace Tweet Definition of Mace Like Definition of Mace on Facebook
proper noun ®
  1. A brand of tear gas.
mah-jongg Tweet Definition of mah-jongg Like Definition of mah-jongg on Facebook
noun
  1. A game (originally Chinese) for four players, using a collection of tiles divided into five or six suits.
make Tweet Definition of make Like Definition of make on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, of a car) brand, Brand; often paired with model.
What car do you drive?
verb (makes, making, made)
  1. To create, construct or produce.
We made a bird feeder for our yard.
They hope to a bigger profit.
We"ll a man out of him yet.
  1. To constitute.
They a cute couple.
This makes the third infraction.
  1. (context, construed with of, typically interrogative) To interpret.
I don"t know what to of it.
  1. (context, usually stressed) To bring into success.
This company is what made you.
She married into wealth. She has it made.
  1. (context, second object is an adjective) To cause to be.
The citizens made their objections clear.
This might you a bit woozy.
  1. (context, second object is a verb) To cause to do.
You"re making her cry.
I was made to feel like a criminal.
  1. (context, second object is a verb, can be stressed for emphasis or clarity) To force to do.
The teacher made the student study.
Don"t let them you suffer.
  1. (context, of a fact) To indicate or suggest to be.
His past mistakes don"t him a bad person.
  1. (context, of a person being sought) To recognise (without being recognised in return)
    • 2004, George Nolfi et al, w:Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Twelve, Warner Bros. Pictures, 0:50:30,
    • :<span style="font-variant:small-caps">Linus Caldwell:</span> Well, she just made Danny and Yen, which means in the next 48 hours the three o' your pictures are gonna be in every police station in Europe.
    • 2007 May 4, Andrew Dettmann et al, "Under Pressure", episode 3-22 of w:Numb3rs, Numb3rs, 00:01:16,
    • :<span style="font-variant:small-caps">David Sinclair:</span> (walking) Almost at Seventh; I should have a visual any second now. (rounds a corner, almost collides into Kaleed Asan) Damn, that was close.<br /><span style="font-variant:small-caps">Don Eppes:</span> David, he you?<br /><span style="font-variant:small-caps">David Sinclair:</span> No, I don't think so.
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.
mall Tweet Definition of mall Like Definition of mall on Facebook
noun
  1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
  2. A heavy blow.
  3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall
  4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk.
  5. Subsequently, an enclosed shopping centre.
  6. (Australian English) A pedestrianised street.
Mallet Tweet Definition of Mallet Like Definition of Mallet on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of articulated locomotive, in which there are two powered trucks, with the rear truck being rigidly attached to the main body and boiler of the locomotive, while the front powered truck is attached to the rear by a hinge, so that it may swing from side to side, and with the front end of the boiler resting upon a sliding bearing on the swinging front truck.
marble Tweet Definition of marble Like Definition of marble on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A rock of crystalline limestone.
Open thy marble jaws, O tomb / And hide me, earth, in thy dark womb."George Frederic Handel, Jeptha
  1. (countable) A small spherical ball of rock or glass used in children's games.
marker Tweet Definition of marker Like Definition of marker on Facebook
noun
  1. An object used to mark a location.
  2. Someone or something that marks.
  3. A felt-tipped pen.
  4. (slang) A signed note of a debt to be paid.
  5. (paintball) A device that fires a paintball
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
martingale Tweet Definition of martingale Like Definition of martingale on Facebook
noun
  1. A piece of harness used on a horse to keep it from raising its head above a desired point.
  2. (nautical) A spar, or piece of rigging that strengthens the bowsprit.
  3. A gambling strategy in which one doubles the stake after each loss.
    1. (fencing) A strap attached to the sword handle, preventing a sword being dropped if disarmed.
matador Tweet Definition of matador Like Definition of matador on Facebook
noun
  1. The person whose aim is to kill the bull in a bullfight.
match point Tweet Definition of match point Like Definition of match point on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, sports) A state in a game where a player can win the entire match by winning the next point. Often used in tennis.
He made it to matchpoint three times and still lost, but you can't come much closer than that.
meld Tweet Definition of meld Like Definition of meld on Facebook
verb
  1. to combine two similar objects into one
One can copper and zinc together to form brass.
Much as America's motto celebrates melding many into one, South Africa's says that it doesn't matter what you look like " we can all be proud of our young country. - The New York Times, 26/02/2007 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/world/africa/27safrica.html?_r=1&oref=login
Michigan Tweet Definition of Michigan Like Definition of Michigan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Lansing. Largest city: Detroit.
  2. w:Lake Michigan, Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes
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.
monte Tweet Definition of monte Like Definition of monte on Facebook
noun
  1. (card games) A gamine in which 3 or 4 cards are dealt face-up and players bet which of them will first be matched in suit by others dealt.
muggins Tweet Definition of muggins Like Definition of muggins on Facebook
noun
  1. A fool or idiot (especially as an ironic way of referring to oneself).
I suppose here will have to do all the work, as usual.
  1. (context, Cribbage): The act of stealing another player's points because they either mis-pegged or counted up incorrectly. House rules must specify if mugginser gets the mugginsee's points or if the mugginsee's points are simply lost, before the start of the game. By default, the mugginser gets the points.
musical chairs Tweet Definition of musical chairs Like Definition of musical chairs on Facebook
noun
  1. a child's game in which players circle a group of chairs. There is one chair fewer than the number of players. When someone who is not watching stops playing music, everybody sits down, and the player left without a chair is eliminated.
  2. (figuratively) any activity which results in repeated, pointless shuffling of people or objects

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