3520 Words That Start With M

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m (adjective) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units Synonyms: 1000, k, one thousand, thousand
(noun) the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet Synonyms: M
(noun) the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards) Synonyms: meter, metre
ma (noun) informal terms for a mother Synonyms: mama, mamma, mammy, mom, momma, mommy, mum, mumma, mummy
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 Synonyms: macintosh, mack, mackintosh
macabre (adjective) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror Synonyms: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, sick
macadam (noun) a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar Synonyms: tarmac, tarmacadam
(noun) broken stone used in macadamized roadways
(verb) surface with macadam Synonyms: macadamise, macadamize, tarmac
macadamia (noun) any tree of the genus Macadamia Synonyms: macadamia tree
macadamise (verb) surface with macadam Synonyms: macadam, macadamize, tarmac
macadamize (verb) surface with macadam Synonyms: macadam, macadamise, tarmac
macamba (noun) tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts Synonyms: Acrocomia aculeata, gri-gri, grugru, grugru palm
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) pasta in the form of slender tubes
(noun) a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms
macaronic (adjective) of or containing a mixture of Latin words and vernacular words jumbled together
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) a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
(noun) spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
(noun) an official who carries a mace of office Synonyms: macebearer, macer
macebearer (noun) an official who carries a mace of office Synonyms: mace, macer
macedoine (noun) mixed diced fruits or vegetables; hot or cold
macer (noun) an official who carries a mace of office Synonyms: mace, macebearer
macerate (noun) a macerated substance, sometimes used to infuse vodka with flavor.
(verb) soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
(verb) become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
(verb) cause to grow thin or weak Synonyms: emaciate, waste
(verb) separate into constituents by soaking
maceration (noun) extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease) Synonyms: boniness, bonyness, emaciation, gauntness
(noun) softening due to soaking or steeping
macerative (adjective) accompanied by or characterized by maceration
machete (noun) a large heavy knife used as a weapon or for cutting vegetation Synonyms: matchet, panga
machicolate (verb) supply with projecting galleries
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 Synonyms: jumping bristletail
machinate (verb) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together Synonyms: cabal, complot, conjure, conspire
(verb) arrange by systematic planning and united effort Synonyms: devise, get up, organise, organize, prepare
machination (noun) a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends Synonyms: intrigue
machinator (noun) a member of a conspiracy Synonyms: coconspirator, conspirator, plotter
machine (noun) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
(noun) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine Synonyms: auto, automobile, car, motorcar
(noun) a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point Synonyms: simple machine
(noun) a group that controls the activities of a political party Synonyms: political machine
(noun) an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently
(noun) an efficient person
(verb) make by machinery
(verb) turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
machinelike (adjective) resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine Synonyms: automatic, automatonlike, robotic, robotlike
machinery (noun) machines or machine systems collectively
(noun) a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions
machinist (noun) a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools Synonyms: mechanic, shop mechanic
machismo (noun) exaggerated masculinity
machmeter (noun) speedometer for measuring the speed of an aircraft relative to the speed of sound
macho (adjective) used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner Synonyms: butch
(noun) a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo
macintosh (noun) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric Synonyms: mac, mack, mackintosh
(noun) a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric Synonyms: mackintosh
mack (noun) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric Synonyms: mac, macintosh, mackintosh
mackerel (noun) any of various fishes of the family Scombridae
(noun) flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
mackinaw (noun) a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design
(noun) a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes Synonyms: Mackinaw boat
(noun) a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States Synonyms: Mackinaw blanket
(noun) a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material Synonyms: Mackinaw coat
mackintosh (noun) a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric Synonyms: macintosh
(noun) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric Synonyms: mac, macintosh, mack
mackle (noun) a printed impression that is blurred or doubled
macon (noun) fine Burgundy wine usually white and dry Synonyms: maconnais
maconnais (noun) fine Burgundy wine usually white and dry Synonyms: macon
macrame (noun) a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords
(verb) make knotted patterns
macrencephalic (adjective) having a large brain case Synonyms: macrencephalous
macrencephalous (adjective) having a large brain case Synonyms: macrencephalic
macrencephaly (noun) an abnormally large braincase
macro (adjective) very large in scale or scope or capability
(noun) a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language Synonyms: macro instruction
macrobiotic (adjective) of or relating to the theory or practice of macrobiotics
macrobiotics (noun) the theory of promoting health and longevity by means of diet (especially whole beans and grains)
macrocephalic (adjective) having an exceptionally large head and brain Synonyms: macrocephalous
macrocephalous (adjective) having an exceptionally large head and brain Synonyms: macrocephalic
macrocephaly (noun) an abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical Synonyms: megacephaly, megalocephaly
macrocosm (noun) everything that exists anywhere Synonyms: cosmos, creation, existence, universe, world
macrocosmic (adjective) relating to or constituting a macrocosm
macrocyte (noun) abnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia) Synonyms: megalocyte
macrocytosis (noun) the presence of macrocytes in the blood
macroeconomic (adjective) of or relating to macroeconomics
macroeconomics (noun) the branch of economics that studies the overall working of a national economy
macroeconomist (noun) an economist who specializes in macroeconomics Synonyms: macroeconomic expert
macroelement (noun) a chemical element required in relatively large quantities for the normal physiologic processes of the body. Synonyms: 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 Synonyms: astroglia
macroglossia (noun) a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome
macromolecular (adjective) relating to or consisting of or characterized by macromolecules
macromolecule (noun) any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals Synonyms: 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
macroscopic (adjective) large enough to be visible with the naked eye Synonyms: macroscopical
(adjective) visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye Synonyms: macroscopical
macroscopical (adjective) large enough to be visible with the naked eye Synonyms: macroscopic
(adjective) visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye Synonyms: macroscopic
macroscopically (adverb) without using a microscope
macrosporangium (noun) a plant structure that produces megaspores Synonyms: megasporangium
macrospore (noun) larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in ovule into a female gametophyte Synonyms: megaspore
macrotus (noun) large-eared greyish bat of southern California and northwestern Mexico Synonyms: 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 small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision Synonyms: macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot
(noun) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases Synonyms: macule
(noun) a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field Synonyms: sunspot
maculate (adjective) spotted or blotched
(adjective) morally blemished; stained or impure Synonyms: defiled
(verb) spot, stain, or pollute Synonyms: befoul, defile, foul
(verb) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically Synonyms: defile, stain, sully, tarnish
maculation (noun) the act of spotting or staining something Synonyms: spotting, staining
(noun) a small contrasting part of something Synonyms: dapple, fleck, patch, speckle, spot
macule (noun) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases Synonyms: macula
macumba (noun) a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing and chanting and dancing
(noun) popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
(noun) (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin
macushla (noun) (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling
mad (adjective) roused to anger Synonyms: huffy, sore
(adjective) very foolish Synonyms: harebrained, insane
(adjective) affected with madness or insanity Synonyms: brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, sick, unbalanced, unhinged
(adjective) marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion Synonyms: delirious, excited, frantic, unrestrained
madake (noun) large bamboo having thick-walled culms; native of China and perhaps Japan; widely grown elsewhere Synonyms: giant timber bamboo, ku-chiku, Phyllostachys bambusoides
madam (noun) a woman of refinement Synonyms: dame, gentlewoman, lady, ma'am
(noun) a woman who runs a house of prostitution Synonyms: brothel keeper
madame (noun) title used for a married Frenchwoman
madcap (adjective) characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation Synonyms: brainish, hotheaded, impetuous, impulsive, tearaway
(noun) a reckless impetuous irresponsible person Synonyms: daredevil, harum-scarum, hothead, lunatic, swashbuckler
madden (verb) make mad
(verb) drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
(verb) cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind Synonyms: craze
maddened (adjective) marked by extreme anger Synonyms: angered, enraged, furious, infuriated
maddening (adjective) extremely annoying or displeasing Synonyms: exasperating, infuriating, vexing
madder (noun) Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin Synonyms: Rubia tinctorum
(verb) color a moderate to strong red
madderwort (noun) any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceae Synonyms: rubiaceous plant
made (adjective) (of a bed) having the sheets and blankets set in order
(adjective) produced by a manufacturing process
(adjective) successful or assured of success
mademoiselle (noun) small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico Synonyms: Bairdiella chrysoura, silver perch
madhouse (noun) pejorative terms for an insane asylum Synonyms: Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit
madly (adverb) (used as intensives) excessively Synonyms: deadly, deucedly, devilishly, insanely
(adverb) in an insane manner Synonyms: crazily, dementedly, insanely
(adverb) in an ungovernable manner Synonyms: frantically
madman (noun) a male insane person
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 Synonyms: wild parsnip
madness (noun) unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm Synonyms: rabidity, rabidness
(noun) the quality of being rash and foolish Synonyms: craziness, folly, foolishness
(noun) a feeling of intense anger Synonyms: fury, rage
(noun) obsolete terms for legal insanity Synonyms: insaneness, lunacy
(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 Synonyms: hydrophobia, lyssa, rabies

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