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987 Words That Start With MA

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maidhood (noun) the childhood of a girl Synonyms: maidenhood, girlhood
maidism (noun) a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments Synonyms: mal de la rosa, mal rosso, mayidism, pellagra, Saint Ignatius' itch, Alpine scurvy
maidservant (noun) a female domestic Synonyms: housemaid, maid, amah
maiger (noun) large European marine food fish Synonyms: maigre, Sciaena aquila
maigre (noun) large European marine food fish Synonyms: maiger, Sciaena aquila
maikoa (noun) a South American plant that is cultivated for its large fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers Synonyms: Datura arborea, angel's trumpet, Brugmansia arborea
mail (noun) the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
(noun) the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office Synonyms: post, mail service, postal service
(noun) a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system
(noun) any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered Synonyms: post
(noun) (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings Synonyms: ring armor, ring armour, ring mail, chain armor, chain armour, chain mail
(verb) send via the postal service Synonyms: get off
(verb) cause to be directed or transmitted to another place Synonyms: post, send
mailbag (noun) pouch used in the shipment of mail Synonyms: mail pouch
(noun) letter carrier's shoulder bag Synonyms: postbag
mailboat (noun) a boat for carrying mail Synonyms: packet, mail boat, packet boat
mailbox (noun) a private box for delivery of mail Synonyms: letter box
(noun) public box for deposit of mail Synonyms: postbox, letter box
maildrop (noun) a drop where mail can be deposited
mailed (adjective) wearing protective mail Synonyms: mail-clad
mailer (noun) a person who mails something
(noun) an advertisement that is sent by mail
(noun) a container for something to be mailed
mailing (noun) mail sent by a sender at one time
(noun) the transmission of a letter Synonyms: posting
maillot (noun) a woman's one-piece bathing suit Synonyms: tank suit
(noun) tights for dancers or gymnasts
mailman (noun) a man who delivers the mail Synonyms: carrier, mail carrier, postman, letter carrier
mailsorter (noun) a sorter for sorting mail according to the address
maim (verb) injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
maimed (noun) people who are wounded Synonyms: wounded
(adjective) having a part of the body crippled or disabled Synonyms: mutilated
maimer (noun) a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples Synonyms: mangler, mutilator
main (noun) any very large body of (salt) water Synonyms: briny
(noun) a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
(adjective) (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence Synonyms: independent
(adjective) most important element Synonyms: master, primary, principal, chief
(adjective) of force; of the greatest possible intensity
mainframe (noun) a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room Synonyms: mainframe computer
(noun) (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing Synonyms: processor, C.P.U., CPU, central processing unit, central processor
mainland (noun) the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula
mainline (verb) inject into the vein
mainly (adverb) for the most part Synonyms: in the main, primarily, principally, chiefly
mainmast (noun) the chief mast of a sailing vessel with two or more masts
mainsail (noun) the lowermost sail on the mainmast
mainsheet (noun) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind Synonyms: tack, weather sheet, sheet, shroud
mainspring (noun) the most important spring in a mechanical device (especially a clock or watch); as it uncoils it drives the mechanism
mainstay (noun) a prominent supporter Synonyms: pillar
(noun) a central cohesive source of support and stability Synonyms: keystone, anchor, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin
(noun) the forestay that braces the mainmast
mainstream (noun) the prevailing current of thought
mainstreamed (adjective) (of the handicapped) placed in regular school classes
maintain (verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity Synonyms: hold, keep
(verb) keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction Synonyms: keep up, preserve, conserve
(verb) supply with necessities and support Synonyms: keep, sustain
(verb) state categorically Synonyms: assert, asseverate
(verb) have and exercise Synonyms: exert, wield
(verb) maintain for use and service Synonyms: keep
(verb) maintain by writing regular records Synonyms: keep
(verb) state or assert Synonyms: defend
(verb) support against an opponent Synonyms: uphold
(verb) stick to correctly or closely Synonyms: keep, observe
maintainable (adjective) capable of being maintained
maintained (adjective) kept in good condition Synonyms: kept up, well-kept
(adjective) continued in your keeping or use or memory Synonyms: retained
maintainer (noun) someone who upholds or maintains Synonyms: upholder, sustainer
maintenance (noun) activity involved in maintaining something in good working order Synonyms: upkeep, care
(noun) means of maintenance of a family or group
(noun) court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated Synonyms: alimony
(noun) the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence Synonyms: upkeep, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation
(noun) the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community Synonyms: criminal maintenance
maiolica (noun) highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide Synonyms: majolica
maisonette (noun) a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside Synonyms: maisonnette
(noun) a small house Synonyms: maisonnette
maisonnette (noun) a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside Synonyms: maisonette
(noun) a small house Synonyms: maisonette
maize (noun) tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times Synonyms: corn, Zea mays, Indian corn
(noun) a strong yellow color Synonyms: lemon, gamboge, lemon yellow
majagua (noun) shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament Synonyms: Hibiscus tiliaceus, mahagua, mahoe, purau, balibago
(noun) erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks Synonyms: Hibiscus elatus, mahagua, mahoe, Cuban bast, blue mahoe
majestic (adjective) majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters Synonyms: olympian
(adjective) having or displaying great dignity or nobility Synonyms: proud, gallant, lofty
(adjective) belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler Synonyms: regal, royal, imperial, purple
majestically (adverb) in a majestic manner
majesty (noun) impressiveness in scale or proportion Synonyms: stateliness, loftiness
majolica (noun) highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide Synonyms: maiolica
major (verb) have as one's principal field of study
(noun) a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
(noun) a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
(noun) the principal field of study of a student at a university
(adjective) of greater importance or stature or rank
(adjective) greater in scope or effect
(adjective) greater in number or size or amount
(adjective) of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
(adjective) (of a scale or mode) having half steps between the third and fourth degrees and the seventh and eighth degrees
(adjective) of greater seriousness or danger
(adjective) of full legal age
(adjective) of the elder of two boys with the same family name
majorette (noun) a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band Synonyms: drum majorette
(noun) a female drum major Synonyms: drum majorette
majority (noun) the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part Synonyms: bulk
(noun) (elections) more than half of the votes Synonyms: absolute majority
(noun) the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs Synonyms: legal age
majors (noun) the most important league in any sport (especially baseball) Synonyms: major league, big league
majuscular (adjective) of the nature of a majuscule or written in majuscules
majuscule (adjective) of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries
(adjective) uppercase Synonyms: great, capital
(noun) one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis Synonyms: capital, upper-case letter, uppercase, capital letter
makagigi (noun) cookies made with poppy seeds and honey; traditional Polish Christmas sweet treats.
make (verb) engage in Synonyms: do
(verb) give certain properties to something Synonyms: get
(verb) make or cause to be or to become Synonyms: create
(verb) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner Synonyms: induce, get, have, stimulate, cause
(verb) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally Synonyms: do, cause
(verb) create or manufacture a man-made product Synonyms: create, produce
(verb) make, formulate, or derive in the mind Synonyms: draw
(verb) compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way
(verb) create by artistic means Synonyms: create
(verb) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages Synonyms: realise, realize, clear, take in, pull in, gain, bring in, earn
(verb) create or design, often in a certain way Synonyms: do
(verb) to compose or represent Synonyms: constitute, form
(verb) reach a goal Synonyms: reach, progress to, get to
(verb) be or be capable of being changed or made into
(verb) make by shaping or bringing together constituents
(verb) perform, produce, or carry out
(verb) make by combining materials and parts Synonyms: construct, build
(verb) change from one form into another
(verb) act in a certain way so as to acquire
(verb) charge with a function; charge to be Synonyms: name, nominate
(verb) achieve a point or goal Synonyms: get, have
(verb) reach a destination, either real or abstract Synonyms: reach, hit, gain, arrive at, attain
(verb) institute, enact, or establish Synonyms: establish, lay down
(verb) carry out or commit
(verb) form by assembling individuals or constituents
(verb) organize or be responsible for Synonyms: hold, give, throw, have
(verb) put in order or neaten Synonyms: make up
(verb) head into a specified direction Synonyms: take
(verb) have a bowel movement Synonyms: stool, shit, defecate, ca-ca, crap, take a crap, take a shit
(verb) undergo fabrication or creation
(verb) be suitable for
(verb) add up to
(verb) amount to
(verb) constitute the essence of
(verb) appear to begin an activity
(verb) proceed along a path Synonyms: work
(verb) reach in time
(verb) gather and light the materials for
(verb) prepare for eating by applying heat Synonyms: prepare, fix, cook, ready
(verb) induce to have sex Synonyms: score, seduce
(verb) assure the success of
(verb) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like Synonyms: pretend, make believe
(verb) consider as being
(verb) calculate as being
(verb) cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable
(verb) favor the development of
(verb) develop into
(verb) behave in a certain manner
(verb) eliminate urine Synonyms: puddle, piddle, relieve oneself, urinate, make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piss, wee, wee-wee, spend a penny, take a leak
(noun) a recognizable kind Synonyms: brand
(noun) the act of mixing cards haphazardly Synonyms: shuffle, shuffling
makeover (noun) an overall beauty treatment (involving a person's hair style and cosmetics and clothing) intended to change or improve a person's appearance
(noun) a complete reconstruction and renovation of something
maker (noun) a person who makes things Synonyms: shaper
(noun) a business engaged in manufacturing some product Synonyms: manufacturer, manufacturing business
makeready (noun) final preparation and adjustments
makeshift (noun) something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency Synonyms: make-do, stopgap
(adjective) done or made using whatever is available Synonyms: jury-rigged, improvised
makeup (noun) cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance Synonyms: make-up, war paint
(noun) an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event Synonyms: make-up
(noun) the way in which someone or something is composed Synonyms: composition, constitution, make-up, physical composition
makeweight (noun) anything added to fill out a whole Synonyms: filler
(noun) a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight
making (noun) the act that results in something coming to be Synonyms: devising, fashioning
(noun) an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something Synonyms: qualification
(noun) (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something
mako (noun) powerful mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific Synonyms: mako shark
makomako (noun) graceful deciduous shrub or small tree having attractive foliage and small red berries that turn black at maturity and are used for making wine Synonyms: New Zealand wine berry, wineberry, Aristotelia racemosa, Aristotelia serrata
malabsorption (noun) abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract
malacca (noun) stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles
(noun) a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm Synonyms: malacca cane
malachite (noun) a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects
malacia (noun) a state of abnormal softening of tissue
malacologist (noun) a zoologist specializing in the study of mollusks
malacology (noun) the branch of zoology that studies the structure and behavior of mollusks
malacophily (noun) (botany) pollination of plants by snails.
malacopterygian (noun) any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii Synonyms: soft-finned fish
maladaptive (adjective) showing faulty adaptation
maladjusted (adjective) poorly adjusted to demands and stresses of daily living
(adjective) emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships Synonyms: disturbed
(adjective) not well adjusted
maladjustive (adjective) poorly adjusted
maladjustment (noun) the condition of being unable to adapt properly to your environment with resulting emotional instability
maladroit (adjective) not adroit
maladroitly (adverb) in a maladroit manner
maladroitness (noun) unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training Synonyms: ineptitude, ineptness, slowness, clumsiness, awkwardness
malady (noun) any unwholesome or desperate condition
(noun) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism Synonyms: unwellness, illness, sickness
malahini (noun) a newcomer to Hawaii
malaise (noun) physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression) Synonyms: unease, uneasiness
malamute (noun) breed of sled dog developed in Alaska Synonyms: malemute, Alaskan malamute
malanga (noun) tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes Synonyms: Xanthosoma atrovirens, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, spoonflower, tannia, yautia
malaprop (noun) the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar Synonyms: malapropism
malapropism (noun) the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar Synonyms: malaprop
malapropos (adverb) at an inconvenient time Synonyms: inopportunely
(adjective) of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
malar (noun) the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek Synonyms: zygomatic, zygomatic bone, jugal bone, malar bone, os zygomaticum, cheekbone
malaria (noun) an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
malarial (adjective) of or infected by or resembling malaria
malarkey (noun) empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk Synonyms: wind, jazz, nothingness, idle words, malarky
malarky (noun) empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk Synonyms: wind, jazz, nothingness, idle words, malarkey
malathion (noun) a yellow insecticide used as a dust or spray to control garden pests and house flies and mites
malcontent (adjective) discontented as toward authority Synonyms: rebellious, ill-affected, disaffected
(noun) a person who is discontented or disgusted
male (adjective) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
(adjective) characteristic of a man Synonyms: manful, manlike, manly, virile
(adjective) for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys
(noun) an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
(noun) a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies Synonyms: male person
maleate (noun) a salt or ester of maleic acid; used as a nontricyclic antidepressant drug for psychomotor activation
maleberry (noun) deciduous much-branched shrub with dense downy panicles of small bell-shaped white flowers Synonyms: he-huckleberry, male berry, privet andromeda, Lyonia ligustrina
maledict (verb) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon Synonyms: imprecate, damn, curse, anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew
(adjective) under a curse Synonyms: accursed, accurst
malediction (noun) the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult) Synonyms: imprecation
malefactor (noun) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime Synonyms: crook, outlaw, criminal, felon
malefic (adjective) having or exerting a malignant influence Synonyms: malevolent, malign, evil

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