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987 Words That Start With MA

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ma (noun) informal terms for a mother Synonyms: 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 Synonyms: macintosh, mack, mackintosh
macabre (adjective) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror Synonyms: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, sick
macadam (noun) broken stone used in macadamized roadways
(noun) a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar Synonyms: tarmac, tarmacadam
(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: 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
(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 Synonyms: macebearer, macer
(noun) spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
(noun) a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
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 (verb) separate into constituents by soaking
(verb) become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
(verb) soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
(verb) cause to grow thin or weak Synonyms: waste, emaciate
(noun) a macerated substance, sometimes used to infuse vodka with flavor.
maceration (noun) softening due to soaking or steeping
(noun) extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease) Synonyms: 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 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) arrange by systematic planning and united effort Synonyms: prepare, organise, organize, get up, devise
(verb) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together Synonyms: cabal, complot, conjure, conspire
machination (noun) a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends Synonyms: intrigue
machinator (noun) a member of a conspiracy Synonyms: 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
(noun) an efficient person
(noun) an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently
(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) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine Synonyms: motorcar, car, auto, automobile
(verb) turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
(verb) make by machinery
machinelike (adjective) resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine Synonyms: robotic, robotlike, automatic, automatonlike
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 lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric Synonyms: mackintosh
(noun) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric Synonyms: mac, mack, mackintosh
mack (noun) a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric Synonyms: mac, macintosh, mackintosh
mackerel (noun) flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
(noun) any of various fishes of the family Scombridae
mackinaw (noun) a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material Synonyms: Mackinaw coat
(noun) a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States Synonyms: Mackinaw blanket
(noun) a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes Synonyms: Mackinaw boat
(noun) a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design
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: creation, universe, world, existence, cosmos
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) visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye Synonyms: macroscopical
(adjective) large enough to be visible with the naked eye Synonyms: macroscopical
macroscopical (adjective) visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye Synonyms: macroscopic
(adjective) large enough to be visible with 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 cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field Synonyms: sunspot
(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
maculate (verb) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically Synonyms: defile, stain, sully, tarnish
(verb) spot, stain, or pollute Synonyms: foul, defile, befoul
(adjective) morally blemished; stained or impure Synonyms: defiled
(adjective) spotted or blotched
maculation (noun) a small contrasting part of something Synonyms: patch, spot, fleck, dapple, speckle
(noun) the act of spotting or staining something Synonyms: spotting, staining
macule (noun) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases Synonyms: macula
macumba (noun) (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin
(noun) popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
(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 Synonyms: huffy, sore
(adjective) affected with madness or insanity Synonyms: unbalanced, unhinged, demented, disturbed, sick, crazy, brainsick
(adjective) marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion Synonyms: unrestrained, delirious, excited, frantic
(adjective) very foolish Synonyms: insane, harebrained
madake (noun) large bamboo having thick-walled culms; native of China and perhaps Japan; widely grown elsewhere Synonyms: Phyllostachys bambusoides, ku-chiku, giant timber bamboo
madam (noun) a woman of refinement Synonyms: ma'am, dame, gentlewoman, lady
(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: impetuous, impulsive, hotheaded, brainish, tearaway
(noun) a reckless impetuous irresponsible person Synonyms: harum-scarum, hothead, daredevil, swashbuckler, lunatic
madden (verb) cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind Synonyms: craze
(verb) drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
(verb) make mad
maddened (adjective) marked by extreme anger Synonyms: infuriated, enraged, angered, furious
maddening (adjective) extremely annoying or displeasing Synonyms: infuriating, exasperating, vexing
madder (verb) color a moderate to strong red
(noun) Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin Synonyms: Rubia tinctorum
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: silver perch, Bairdiella chrysoura
madhouse (noun) pejorative terms for an insane asylum Synonyms: 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 Synonyms: frantically
(adverb) in an insane manner Synonyms: insanely, dementedly, crazily
(adverb) (used as intensives) excessively Synonyms: insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly
madman (noun) an insane person Synonyms: 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 Synonyms: wild parsnip
madness (noun) obsolete terms for legal insanity Synonyms: lunacy, insaneness
(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: rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa
(noun) a feeling of intense anger Synonyms: rage, fury
(noun) the quality of being rash and foolish Synonyms: craziness, folly, foolishness
(noun) unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm Synonyms: rabidity, rabidness
madras (noun) a light patterned cotton cloth

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