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maas Tweet Definition of maas Like Definition of maas on Facebook
noun
  1. (South African English) Sour milk.
Maastricht Tweet Definition of Maastricht Like Definition of Maastricht on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
Macassar Tweet Definition of Macassar Like Definition of Macassar on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a city in Indonesia also named Ujung Pandang
Macau Tweet Definition of Macau Like Definition of Macau on Facebook
proper nounMacau/Aomen
  1. A city just West of Hong Kong.
Macedonia Tweet Definition of Macedonia Like Definition of Macedonia on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Macedonia (region))
  1. An ancient kingdom north of Thessaly, usually termed Macedon in English.
  2. The largest and second most populous region of Greece, comprising the regions of West Macedonia, Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace.
  3. Country in Europe. Official name:  епу~+mn~лика Македонија.
  4. The part of the region in south-western Bulgaria.
  5. The whole region including parts of SW Bulgaria, north Greece and Republic of Macedonia.
Macon Tweet Definition of Macon Like Definition of Macon on Facebook
nounmacon
  1. Macon is a dry white or red wine produced in France.
Madagascar Tweet Definition of Madagascar Like Definition of Madagascar on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Southern Africa. Official name: Republic of Madagascar.
Madeira Tweet Definition of Madeira Like Definition of Madeira on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Island in the Atlantic Ocean and an autonomous region of Portugal.
Madhya Pradesh Tweet Definition of Madhya Pradesh Like Definition of Madhya Pradesh on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in central India which has Bhopal as its capital.
Madison Tweet Definition of Madison Like Definition of Madison on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Wisconsin, USA.
  2. An English surname.
  3. (given name, female) popular since 1984 when it appeared as the name of a mermaid in the film Splash.
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."
Madrid Tweet Definition of Madrid Like Definition of Madrid on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Spain.
Magdeburg Tweet Definition of Magdeburg Like Definition of Magdeburg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
maggiore Tweet Definition of maggiore Like Definition of maggiore on Facebook
adjective
  1. (music) Greater, in respect to scales, intervals, etc., when used in opposition to minor; major.
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Maghreb Tweet Definition of Maghreb Like Definition of Maghreb on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Northwest Africa, the region of Africa north of the Sahara and west of the Nile. The lands of the Maghreb are generally considered to be the coastal plains of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and western Libya. Construed with "the": the Maghreb.
Magnesia Tweet Definition of Magnesia Like Definition of Magnesia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A region that is home to the city of Volos, located in the southwestern tip of Thessaly in north central Greece.
magnolia Tweet Definition of magnolia Like Definition of magnolia on Facebook
noun
  1. A tree or shrub in any species of the genus Magnolia, many with large flowers and simple leaf, leaves.
  2. The flower of a magnolia tree.
  3. (colour) A creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers.
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adjective
  1. (colour) of a creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers.
Maharashtra Tweet Definition of Maharashtra Like Definition of Maharashtra on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in western India which has Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) as its capital.
Maidstone Tweet Definition of Maidstone Like Definition of Maidstone on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The county town of Kent
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.
Maine Tweet Definition of Maine Like Definition of Maine on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Maine, Maine (US state))
  1. The northeasternmost state of the United States of America. Capital: Augusta
  2. A town in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
  3. A town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
Mainer Tweet Definition of Mainer Like Definition of Mainer on Facebook
proper noun (Mainers)
  1. A native or inhabitant of Maine in the United States.
mainland Tweet Definition of mainland Like Definition of mainland on Facebook
noun
  1. The main landmass of a country or continent
    • 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
    • : ...I got to the , where, to my great comfort, I clambered up the cliffs of the shore and sat me down upon the grass, free from danger and quite out of the reach of the water.
Mainz Tweet Definition of Mainz Like Definition of Mainz on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Majorca Tweet Definition of Majorca Like Definition of Majorca on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Largest of the Balearic Islands.
Malabo Tweet Definition of Malabo Like Definition of Malabo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Equatorial Guinea.
Malacca Tweet Definition of Malacca Like Definition of Malacca on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in western Malaysia.
  2. Capital of Malacca state.
Malaga Tweet Definition of Malaga Like Definition of Malaga on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A port and city in Andalusia, Spain
Malawi Tweet Definition of Malawi Like Definition of Malawi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Southern Africa. Official name: Republic of Malawi.
Malaysia Tweet Definition of Malaysia Like Definition of Malaysia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in Southeast Asia. Official name: w:Malaysia, Malaysia.
Maldives Tweet Definition of Maldives Like Definition of Maldives on Facebook
proper noun (plural)
  1. Country in South Asia. Official name: Republic of Maldives.
male Tweet Definition of male Like Definition of male on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone of masculine gender.
adjective
  1. Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as having the smaller gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  2. (figurative) having an external plug, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
Mali Tweet Definition of Mali Like Definition of Mali on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Mali.
Malta Tweet Definition of Malta Like Definition of Malta on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in Europe. Official name: Republic of Malta.
  2. The largest island of the Maltese Archipelago.
Man Tweet Definition of Man Like Definition of Man on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The genus Homo.
Managua Tweet Definition of Managua Like Definition of Managua on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital and largest city of Nicaragua
Manama Tweet Definition of Manama Like Definition of Manama on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Bahrain.
Manaus Tweet Definition of Manaus Like Definition of Manaus on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State capital of Amazonas (Brazil).
Manchester Tweet Definition of Manchester Like Definition of Manchester on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Major city in the north-west of England.
  2. Name of several towns and cities in the United States of America.
Mancunian Tweet Definition of Mancunian Like Definition of Mancunian on Facebook
adjectivemancunian
  1. A person raised or living in the city of Manchester, England.
  2. Related or pertaining to Manchester, England.
Manhattan Tweet Definition of Manhattan Like Definition of Manhattan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An indigenous people of North America who lived in present day New York State.
  2. A borough of New York City, mainly on Manhattan Island.
Manila Tweet Definition of Manila Like Definition of Manila on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the Philippines, located on the island of Luzon.
Manipur Tweet Definition of Manipur Like Definition of Manipur on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in north-eastern India which has Imphal as its capital.
Manitoba Tweet Definition of Manitoba Like Definition of Manitoba on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province in central Canada which has Winnipeg as its capital.
Mansfield Tweet Definition of Mansfield Like Definition of Mansfield on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Nottinghamshire, England
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. &mdash; w:Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
March Tweet Definition of March Like Definition of March on Facebook
proper noun (es, -)
  1. The third month of the Gregorian calendar, following February and preceding April. Abbreviation: Mar or Mar.
Marche Tweet Definition of Marche Like Definition of Marche on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A region of central Italy.
marches Tweet Definition of marches Like Definition of marches on Facebook
noun
  1. the area along a border
  2. (plural of, march)
verb
  1. (third-person singular of, march)
Margate Tweet Definition of Margate Like Definition of Margate on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A coastal town in Kent, England.
marina Tweet Definition of marina Like Definition of marina on Facebook
noun
  1. a harbour for small boats.
It's a peaceful with not too many boats and yachts.
Marion Tweet Definition of Marion Like Definition of Marion on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), a French diminutive of Marie used in English since the Middle Ages.
  2. A surname derived from the female given name.
  3. (context, mostly, US) (given name, male), transferred use of the surname, or by folk etymology seen as a masculine form of Mary.
Maritime Alps Tweet Definition of Maritime Alps Like Definition of Maritime Alps on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A part of the Alps between France and Italy.
Marlborough Tweet Definition of Marlborough Like Definition of Marlborough on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a town in Wiltshire, England
  2. w:Marlborough College, Marlborough College
  3. a dukedom in the British peerage
Marseilles Tweet Definition of Marseilles Like Definition of Marseilles on Facebook
proper noun
  1. City in France, capital of the department Bouches-du-Rhne.
Marshall Tweet Definition of Marshall Like Definition of Marshall on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English and Scottish status surname for someone who was in charge of the horses of a royal household, or an occupational surname for someone who looked after horses, or was responsible for the custody of prisoners
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since nineteenth century.
Marshall Islands Tweet Definition of Marshall Islands Like Definition of Marshall Islands on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Oceania. Official name: Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Martha's Vineyard Tweet Definition of Martha Like Definition of Martha
proper nounMartha"s Vineyard
  1. An island off the southern coast of Cape Cod famous for once being home to one of the earliest known deaf communities.
Martinique Tweet Definition of Martinique Like Definition of Martinique on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island in the Caribbean, an overseas department of France. Official name: Department of Martinique.
Maryland Tweet Definition of Maryland Like Definition of Maryland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Annapolis.
Mass. Tweet Definition of Mass. Like Definition of Mass. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Massachusetts
Massachusetts Tweet Definition of Massachusetts Like Definition of Massachusetts on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Boston.
Mato Grosso Tweet Definition of Mato Grosso Like Definition of Mato Grosso on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in central-western Brazil which has Cuiab as its capital.
Mauritania Tweet Definition of Mauritania Like Definition of Mauritania on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Northern Africa. Official name: Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
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  1. Name of an ocean liner built in the 20th century.
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Mauritius Tweet Definition of Mauritius Like Definition of Mauritius on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in the Indian Ocean. Official name: Republic of Mauritius.
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.
Mayenne Tweet Definition of Mayenne Like Definition of Mayenne on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the dpartements of Pays de la Loire, France (number 53)
Mayo Tweet Definition of Mayo Like Definition of Mayo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A county in the Republic of Ireland.
Mayotte Tweet Definition of Mayotte Like Definition of Mayotte on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An overseas territorial collectivity of France, placed between Africa's mainland and Madagascar. Official name: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte.
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.
mead Tweet Definition of mead Like Definition of mead on Facebook
noun
  1. An alcoholic drink fermented from honey and water
meander Tweet Definition of meander Like Definition of meander on Facebook
noun
  1. A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of an old river.
  2. A tortuous or intricate movement.
  3. fretwork, Fretwork.
verb
  1. To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous; to wander
    The stream meandered through the valley.
Mecca Tweet Definition of Mecca Like Definition of Mecca on Facebook
nounormecca
  1. (figuratively) Any place considered to be a very important place to visit by people with a particular interest.
proper noun
  1. A city in Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam, location of the sacred Ka'ba, and to which Muslims are required to make a hajj at least once in their lifetime.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Tweet Definition of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Like Definition of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
Medicine Hat Tweet Definition of Medicine Hat Like Definition of Medicine Hat on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Medicine Hat, Alberta)
  1. a town in Alberta, Canada.
Medina Tweet Definition of Medina Like Definition of Medina on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city, 200 miles north of Mecca along the Hejaz, from which the Hejira was launched; contains Muhammad's tomb.
Mediterranean Tweet Definition of Mediterranean Like Definition of Mediterranean on Facebook
proper nounthe Mediterranean
  1. The Mediterranean Sea.
  2. The region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the Mediterranean Sea and the region around it.
Mediterranean Sea Tweet Definition of Mediterranean Sea Like Definition of Mediterranean Sea on Facebook
proper nounthe Mediterranean Sea
  1. The sea between Europe and Africa.
Mejico Tweet Definition of Mejico Like Definition of Mejico on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A variant spelling of Mexico. The RAE offers Mexico as the preferred spelling, though many opt for the spelling with a "j".
Mekong Tweet Definition of Mekong Like Definition of Mekong on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) A river of southeast Asia that flows about 4,183 km (2,600 miles) from Tibet to the South China Sea in Vietnam.
Melanesia Tweet Definition of Melanesia Like Definition of Melanesia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Part of Oceania, made up of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.
Melbourne Tweet Definition of Melbourne Like Definition of Melbourne on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State capital of Victoria (Australia).
Melville Tweet Definition of Melville Like Definition of Melville on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Scottish habitational surname of Norman origin, from Malleville in Normandy
  2. w:Herman Melville, Herman Melville (1819-1891), an American novelist, essayist, and poet. He is best remembered for the novel s:Moby-Dick, Moby-Dick.
  3. His works or media adaptations of his works.
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