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987 Words 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
macabre (adjective) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, sick
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
macadam (verb) surface with macadam macadamise, macadamize, tarmac
macadamia (noun) any tree of the genus Macadamia macadamia tree
macadamise (verb) surface with macadam macadam, macadamize, tarmac
macadamize (verb) surface with macadam macadam, macadamise, tarmac
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 -
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) 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 (verb) separate into constituents by soaking -
macerate (verb) become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking -
macerate (verb) soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result -
macerate (verb) cause to grow thin or weak waste, emaciate
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
macerative (adjective) accompanied by or characterized by maceration -
machete (noun) a large heavy knife used as a weapon or for cutting vegetation 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 jumping bristletail
machinate (verb) arrange by systematic planning and united effort prepare, organise, organize, get up, devise
machinate (verb) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together cabal, complot, conjure, conspire
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
machine (verb) turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery -
machine (verb) make by machinery -
machinelike (adjective) resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine robotic, robotlike, automatic, automatonlike
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 (adjective) used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner butch
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 -
macrame (verb) make knotted patterns -
macrencephalic (adjective) having a large brain case macrencephalous
macrencephalous (adjective) having a large brain case macrencephalic
macrencephaly (noun) an abnormally large braincase -
macro (adjective) very large in scale or scope or capability -
macro (noun) a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language 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 macrocephalous
macrocephalous (adjective) having an exceptionally large head and brain macrocephalic
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
macrocosmic (adjective) relating to or constituting a macrocosm -
macrocyte (noun) abnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia) 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 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 -
macromolecular (adjective) relating to or consisting of or characterized by macromolecules -
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 -
macroscopic (adjective) visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye macroscopical
macroscopic (adjective) large enough to be visible with the naked eye macroscopical
macroscopical (adjective) visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye macroscopic
macroscopical (adjective) large enough to be visible with the naked eye macroscopic
macroscopically (adverb) without using a microscope -
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
maculate (verb) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically defile, stain, sully, tarnish
maculate (verb) spot, stain, or pollute foul, defile, befoul
maculate (adjective) morally blemished; stained or impure defiled
maculate (adjective) spotted or blotched -
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 -
mad (adjective) roused to anger huffy, sore
mad (adjective) affected with madness or insanity unbalanced, unhinged, demented, disturbed, sick, crazy, brainsick
mad (adjective) marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion unrestrained, delirious, excited, frantic
mad (adjective) very foolish insane, harebrained
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 (adjective) characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation impetuous, impulsive, hotheaded, brainish, tearaway
madcap (noun) a reckless impetuous irresponsible person harum-scarum, hothead, daredevil, swashbuckler, lunatic
madden (verb) cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind craze
madden (verb) drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves -
madden (verb) make mad -
maddened (adjective) marked by extreme anger infuriated, enraged, angered, furious
maddening (adjective) extremely annoying or displeasing infuriating, exasperating, vexing
madder (verb) color a moderate to strong red -
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
made (adjective) (of a bed) having the sheets and blankets set in order -
made (adjective) produced by a manufacturing process -
made (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 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
madly (adverb) in an ungovernable manner frantically
madly (adverb) in an insane manner insanely, dementedly, crazily
madly (adverb) (used as intensives) excessively insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly
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 -

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