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make-ready Tweet Definition of make-ready Like Definition of make-ready on Facebook
noun 
  1. A sheet of paper on which overlays are pasted for printing
  2. The process of preparing such sheets
     
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 .
     
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.
     
master Tweet Definition of master Like Definition of master on Facebook
noun 
  1. someone who has control over something or someone
  2. owner of an animal or slave
  3. the captain of a merchant ship; a master mariner
  4. someone who employs others
  5. an expert at something
  6. a tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices
  7. a skilled artist
  8. (dated) a courtesy title of a man; mister
  9. a courtesy title for a boy
  10. the original of a document or of a recording
  11. (context, Filmology) The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.
verb 
  1. to be a master
  2. to control
  3. to learn to a high degree of proficiency
adjective 
  1. masterful
  2. main, principal or predominant
  3. highly skilled
  4. original
     
matrix Tweet Definition of matrix Like Definition of matrix on Facebook
noun (matrices)
  1. (obsolete) The womb. The concept of an enclosure is common to many of the other uses of .
  2. (biology) The material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded.
  3. (biology) An extracellular matrix, the material or tissue between the cells of animals or plants.
  4. (biology) Part of the mitochondrion.
  5. (biology) The medium in which bacterium, bacteria are cultured.
  6. (mathematics) A rectangular arrangement of numbers or terms having various uses such as transforming coordinates in geometry, solving system of linear equations, systems of linear equations in linear algebra and representing graphs in graph theory.
  7. (computing) A two-dimensional array.
  8. A table of data.
  9. (geology) A geological matrix, the outer material of a rock consisting of larger grains embedded in a material consisting of smaller ones.
  10. (archaeology) The sediment surrounding and including the artifacts, features, and other materials at a site.
  11. (analytical chemistry) The environment from which a given sample is taken.
     
mechanical Tweet Definition of mechanical Like Definition of mechanical on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Related to mechanics, done by machine
     
medium Tweet Definition of medium Like Definition of medium on Facebook
noun (see individual senses for plurals)
  1. ( media) The nature of the surrounding environment, eg solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.
  2. ( media) The material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass.
  3. ( media) A format for communicating or presenting information.
  4. ( media) A nutrient solution for the growth of cells in vitro
  5. ( media) The means or channel by which an aim is achieved.
  6. ( mediums) A liquid base which carries pigment in paint.
  7. ( mediums) Someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world
  8. ( mediums) Anything having a measurement intermediate between extremes, such as a garment or container.
  9. ( mediums) A person whom garments or apparel of intermediate size fit.
adjective 
  1. of intermediate size
     
mimeograph Tweet Definition of mimeograph Like Definition of mimeograph on Facebook
noun 
  1. An invention of Thomas A. Edison, a machine for making printed copies, using typed stencil, ubiquitous until the 1990s when photocopying became competitive (if not cheaper), and considerably easier to use.
1910 So it also is in regard to the , whose forerunner, the electric pen, was born of Edison's brain in 1877. He had been long impressed by the desirability of the rapid production of copies of written documents, and, as we have seen by a previous chapter, he invented the electric pen for this purpose, only to improve upon it later with a more desirable device " Frank Lewis Dyer & Thomas Commerford Martin, Edison, His Life and Inventions, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=286715827&textreg=2&query=mimeograph&id=Dye2Edi Chapter 27.
verb 
  1. To make mimeograph copies.
1919 Even the ultra-respectable "Evening Transcript", organ of the Brahmins of culture, was down for $144 for typing, mimeographing and sending out "dope" to the country press. " Upton Sinclair, The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=580541099&tag=Sinclair,+Upton,+1878-1968:+The+Profits+of+Religion:+An+Essay+in+Economic+Interpretation,+1918&query=mimeograph&id=SinProf Book 4.
     
minion Tweet Definition of minion Like Definition of minion on Facebook
noun 
  1. A loyal servant of another, usually more powerful being.
The archvillain deployed his minions to simultaneously rob every bank in the city.
  1. A sycophantic follower
     
misprint Tweet Definition of misprint Like Definition of misprint on Facebook
noun 
  1. An accidental mistake in print
When I wrote to you saying "You're going to catch a cod if you spend all night fishing", there was a . I meant to say "You're going to catch a cold."
verb 
  1. To make a misprint
I misprinted his name on the invitation. He's called James, not Jambes.
     
modern Tweet Definition of modern Like Definition of modern on Facebook
noun 
  1. Someone who lives in modern times.
    • 1956: Even though we moderns can never crawl inside the skin of the ancient and think and feel as he did..., we must as historians make the attempt. " John Albert Wilson, The Culture of Ancient Egypt, p. 144.
adjective 
  1. Pertaining to the current time and style.
     
moire Tweet Definition of moire Like Definition of moire on Facebook
noun 
  1. Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given.
     
mortise Tweet Definition of mortise Like Definition of mortise on Facebook
noun (also: mortice)
  1. A hole that is made to receive a tenon so as to form a joint
     
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.
     
multicolor Tweet Definition of multicolor Like Definition of multicolor on Facebook
adjective (Chiefly American)
  1. Having, resembling, or pertaining to many or a world of colors.
     
mutton Tweet Definition of mutton Like Definition of mutton on Facebook
noun 
  1. The flesh of sheep used as food.
adjective 
  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) deaf.
     

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