756 Nouns That Start With MA

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ma (noun) informal terms for a mother mamma, mummy, mum, mama, mammy, mom, momma, mommy
maar (noun) a flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion; often filled with water -
mac (noun) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric macintosh, mack, mackintosh
macadam (noun) broken stone used in macadamized roadways -
macadam (noun) a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar tarmac, tarmacadam
macadamia (noun) any tree of the genus Macadamia macadamia tree
macamba (noun) tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts gri-gri, grugru, grugru palm, Acrocomia aculeata
macaque (noun) short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa -
macaron (noun) a sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food colouring. -
macaroni (noun) a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms -
macaroni (noun) pasta in the form of slender tubes -
macaroon (noun) chewy cookie usually containing almond paste -
macaw (noun) long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots -
mace (noun) an official who carries a mace of office macebearer, macer
mace (noun) spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed -
mace (noun) a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority -
macebearer (noun) an official who carries a mace of office mace, macer
macedoine (noun) mixed diced fruits or vegetables; hot or cold -
macer (noun) an official who carries a mace of office mace, macebearer
macerate (noun) a macerated substance, sometimes used to infuse vodka with flavor. -
maceration (noun) softening due to soaking or steeping -
maceration (noun) extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease) gauntness, emaciation, boniness, bonyness
machete (noun) a large heavy knife used as a weapon or for cutting vegetation matchet, panga
machicolation (noun) a projecting parapet supported by corbels on a medieval castle; has openings through which stones or boiling water could be dropped on an enemy -
machilid (noun) wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed jumping bristletail
machination (noun) a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends intrigue
machinator (noun) a member of a conspiracy plotter, coconspirator, conspirator
machine (noun) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks -
machine (noun) an efficient person -
machine (noun) an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently -
machine (noun) a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point simple machine
machine (noun) a group that controls the activities of a political party political machine
machine (noun) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine motorcar, car, auto, automobile
machinery (noun) machines or machine systems collectively -
machinery (noun) a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions -
machinist (noun) a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools mechanic, shop mechanic
machismo (noun) exaggerated masculinity -
machmeter (noun) speedometer for measuring the speed of an aircraft relative to the speed of sound -
macho (noun) a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo -
macintosh (noun) a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric mackintosh
macintosh (noun) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric mac, mack, mackintosh
mack (noun) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric mac, macintosh, mackintosh
mackerel (noun) flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish -
mackerel (noun) any of various fishes of the family Scombridae -
mackinaw (noun) a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material Mackinaw coat
mackinaw (noun) a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States Mackinaw blanket
mackinaw (noun) a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes Mackinaw boat
mackinaw (noun) a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design -
mackintosh (noun) a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric macintosh
mackintosh (noun) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric mac, macintosh, mack
mackle (noun) a printed impression that is blurred or doubled -
macon (noun) fine Burgundy wine usually white and dry maconnais
maconnais (noun) fine Burgundy wine usually white and dry macon
macrame (noun) a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords -
macrencephaly (noun) an abnormally large braincase -
macro (noun) a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language macro instruction
macrobiotics (noun) the theory of promoting health and longevity by means of diet (especially whole beans and grains) -
macrocephaly (noun) an abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical megacephaly, megalocephaly
macrocosm (noun) everything that exists anywhere creation, universe, world, existence, cosmos
macrocyte (noun) abnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia) megalocyte
macrocytosis (noun) the presence of macrocytes in the blood -
macroeconomics (noun) the branch of economics that studies the overall working of a national economy -
macroeconomist (noun) an economist who specializes in macroeconomics macroeconomic expert
macroelement (noun) a chemical element required in relatively large quantities for the normal physiologic processes of the body. major mineral
macroevolution (noun) evolution on a large scale extending over geologic era and resulting in the formation of new taxonomic groups -
macroglia (noun) tissue consisting of large stellate neuroglial cells astroglia
macroglossia (noun) a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome -
macromolecule (noun) any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals supermolecule
macron (noun) a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound -
macrophage (noun) a large phagocyte; some are fixed and other circulate in the blood stream -
macrosporangium (noun) a plant structure that produces megaspores megasporangium
macrospore (noun) larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in ovule into a female gametophyte megaspore
macrotus (noun) large-eared greyish bat of southern California and northwestern Mexico Macrotus californicus
macrozamia (noun) any treelike cycad of the genus Macrozamia having erect trunks and pinnate leaves and large cones with sometimes edible nuts; Australia -
macula (noun) a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field sunspot
macula (noun) a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot
macula (noun) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases macule
maculation (noun) a small contrasting part of something patch, spot, fleck, dapple, speckle
maculation (noun) the act of spotting or staining something spotting, staining
macule (noun) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases macula
macumba (noun) (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin -
macumba (noun) popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult -
macumba (noun) a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing and chanting and dancing -
macushla (noun) (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling -
madake (noun) large bamboo having thick-walled culms; native of China and perhaps Japan; widely grown elsewhere Phyllostachys bambusoides, ku-chiku, giant timber bamboo
madam (noun) a woman of refinement ma'am, dame, gentlewoman, lady
madam (noun) a woman who runs a house of prostitution brothel keeper
madame (noun) title used for a married Frenchwoman -
madcap (noun) a reckless impetuous irresponsible person harum-scarum, hothead, daredevil, swashbuckler, lunatic
madder (noun) Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin Rubia tinctorum
madderwort (noun) any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceae rubiaceous plant
mademoiselle (noun) small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico silver perch, Bairdiella chrysoura
madhouse (noun) pejorative terms for an insane asylum snake pit, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, Bedlam, booby hatch, funny farm, funny house, loony bin
madman (noun) an insane person maniac, lunatic
madnep (noun) biennial weed in Europe and America having large pinnate leaves and yellow flowers and a bitter and somewhat poisonous root; the ancestor of cultivated parsnip wild parsnip
madness (noun) obsolete terms for legal insanity lunacy, insaneness
madness (noun) an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa
madness (noun) a feeling of intense anger rage, fury
madness (noun) the quality of being rash and foolish craziness, folly, foolishness
madness (noun) unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm rabidity, rabidness
madras (noun) a light patterned cotton cloth -
madrasa (noun) Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan madrasah
madrasah (noun) Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan madrasa
madrepore (noun) corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands madriporian coral, stony coral
madrigal (noun) an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices; follows a strict poetic form -
madrigalist (noun) a singer of madrigals -
madrilene (noun) a tomato-flavored consomme; often served chilled -
madrona (noun) evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning madrono, manzanita, Arbutus menziesii
madrono (noun) evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning madrona, manzanita, Arbutus menziesii
madwoman (noun) a woman lunatic -
madwort (noun) any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers alyssum
maelstrom (noun) a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides) vortex, whirlpool
maenad (noun) an unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman -
maenad (noun) (Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus -
maestro (noun) an artist of consummate skill master
maffia (noun) any tightly knit group of trusted associates mafia
mafia (noun) any tightly knit group of trusted associates maffia
mafioso (noun) a member of the Sicilian Mafia -
mafioso (noun) a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States -
mag (noun) a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it magazine
magazine (noun) a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it mag
magazine (noun) product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object -
magazine (noun) a business firm that publishes magazines magazine publisher
magazine (noun) a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required cartridge
magazine (noun) a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored powder magazine, powder store
magazine (noun) a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun clip, cartridge clip, cartridge holder
magdalen (noun) a reformed prostitute -
magenta (noun) a primary subtractive color for light; a dark purple-red color; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta -
maggot (noun) the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter -
magic (noun) any art that invokes supernatural powers thaumaturgy
magic (noun) an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers illusion, magic trick, deception, conjuration, conjuring trick, thaumaturgy, trick, legerdemain
magician (noun) someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience illusionist, prestidigitator, conjurer, conjuror
magician (noun) one who practices magic or sorcery necromancer, wizard, sorcerer, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist
magilp (noun) a medium for oil-paints; linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine megilp
magistracy (noun) the position of magistrate magistrature
magistrate (noun) a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses) -

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