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987 Words That Start With MA

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management (noun) the act of managing something Synonyms: direction
(noun) those in charge of running a business
manager (noun) someone who controls resources and expenditures Synonyms: managing director, director
(noun) (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team Synonyms: coach, handler
manageress (noun) a woman manager
managerial (adjective) of or relating to the function or responsibility or activity of management
managerially (adverb) in a managerial manner
managership (noun) the position of manager
manakin (noun) a woman who wears clothes to display fashions Synonyms: model, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, fashion model
(noun) a life-size dummy used to display clothes Synonyms: form, manikin, mannequin, mannikin
(noun) any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior
manana (noun) an unspecified time in the future
manat (noun) the basic unit of money in Turkmenistan
(noun) the basic unit of money in Azerbaijan
manatee (noun) sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded Synonyms: Trichechus manatus
mandala (noun) any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation
mandamus (noun) an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail Synonyms: writ of mandamus
mandarin (noun) shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia Synonyms: mandarin orange, mandarin orange tree, Citrus reticulata
(noun) a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group
(noun) any high government official or bureaucrat
(noun) a high public official of imperial China
(noun) a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China Synonyms: mandarin orange
mandatary (noun) the recipient of a mandate Synonyms: mandatory
mandate (noun) a document giving an official instruction or command Synonyms: authorisation, authorization
(noun) a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves Synonyms: mandatory
(noun) the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
(verb) assign under a mandate
(verb) make mandatory
(verb) assign authority to
mandator (noun) an authority who issues a mandate
mandatorily (adverb) in a manner that cannot be evaded Synonyms: obligatorily, compulsorily
mandatory (noun) the recipient of a mandate Synonyms: mandatary
(noun) a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves Synonyms: mandate
(adjective) required by rule Synonyms: required, compulsory
mandible (noun) the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth Synonyms: jawbone, jowl, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla, lower jaw, lower jawbone
mandibula (noun) the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth Synonyms: jawbone, jowl, mandible, mandibular bone, submaxilla, lower jaw, lower jawbone
mandibular (adjective) relating to the lower jaw Synonyms: inframaxillary
mandibulate (adjective) having mandibles
mandibulofacial (adjective) of or relating to the lower jaw and face
mandioc (noun) cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca Synonyms: manioc, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima, mandioca, gari, bitter cassava, tapioca plant
mandioca (noun) cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca Synonyms: manioc, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima, mandioc, gari, bitter cassava, tapioca plant
mandola (noun) an early type of mandolin
mandolin (noun) a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum
mandrake (noun) the root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic Synonyms: mandrake root
(noun) a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers Synonyms: Mandragora officinarum, devil's apples
mandrel (noun) any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts Synonyms: mandril, spindle, arbor
mandril (noun) any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts Synonyms: mandrel, spindle, arbor
mandrill (noun) baboon of west Africa with a bright red and blue muzzle and blue hindquarters Synonyms: Mandrillus sphinx
manducate (verb) chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth Synonyms: jaw, masticate, chew
manduction (noun) the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist Synonyms: Holy Communion, sacramental manduction, Communion
(noun) biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow Synonyms: mastication, chew, chewing
mane (noun) long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
(noun) growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being Synonyms: head of hair
maneuver (verb) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling Synonyms: direct, head, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, guide, steer, channelise, channelize
(verb) act in order to achieve a certain goal Synonyms: manoeuver, manoeuvre
(verb) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense Synonyms: manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate
(noun) a military training exercise Synonyms: manoeuvre, simulated military operation
(noun) a plan for attaining a particular goal Synonyms: manoeuvre, tactic, tactics
(noun) a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill Synonyms: manoeuvre, play
(noun) a move made to gain a tactical end Synonyms: manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
(noun) an action aimed at evading an opponent Synonyms: manoeuvre, evasive action
maneuverability (noun) the quality of being maneuverable Synonyms: manoeuvrability
maneuverable (adjective) capable of maneuvering or changing position Synonyms: manoeuvrable
maneuverer (noun) a person skilled in maneuvering Synonyms: manoeuvrer
manful (adjective) possessing qualities befitting a man Synonyms: manlike, manly
(adjective) characteristic of a man Synonyms: male, manlike, manly, virile
manfully (adverb) in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man Synonyms: manly
manfulness (noun) the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male Synonyms: manliness, virility
manga (noun) graphic novel that originated in Japan, usually intended for adults and characterized by highly stylized art
mangabey (noun) large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids
manganate (noun) a salt of manganic acid containing manganese as its anion
manganese (noun) a hard brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic; used in making steel; occurs in many minerals Synonyms: Mn, atomic number 25
manganite (noun) a black mineral consisting of basic manganese oxide; a source of manganese
mange (noun) a persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people)
manger (noun) a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed Synonyms: trough
mangey (adjective) having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap Synonyms: mangy
mangily (adverb) in a mangy manner
manginess (noun) a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing Synonyms: shabbiness, seediness, sleaziness
mangle (verb) press with a mangle
(verb) injure badly by beating Synonyms: maul
(verb) alter so as to make unrecognizable Synonyms: murder, mutilate
(verb) damage or injure severely Synonyms: mutilate, cut up
(noun) clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
mangled (adjective) having edges that are jagged from injury Synonyms: torn, lacerate, lacerated
mangler (noun) a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples Synonyms: maimer, mutilator
manglietia (noun) a genus of flowering tree of the family Magnoliaceae found from Malay to southern China Synonyms: genus Manglietia
mango (noun) large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval fruit Synonyms: Mangifera indica, mango tree
(noun) large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed
mangold (noun) beet with a large yellowish root; grown chiefly as cattle feed Synonyms: mangel-wurzel, mangold-wurzel, Beta vulgaris vulgaris
mangonel (noun) catapult operated by manpower pulling cords attached to a lever and slign to launch projectiles Synonyms: bricole, traction trebuchet
mangosteen (noun) East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit Synonyms: mangosteen tree, Garcinia mangostana
(noun) two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapples
mangrove (noun) a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building Synonyms: Rhizophora mangle
mangy (adjective) having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap Synonyms: mangey
manhandle (verb) handle roughly
manhattan (noun) a cocktail made with whiskey and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters
manhole (noun) a hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structure
manhood (noun) the state of being a man; manly qualities
(noun) the quality of being human Synonyms: humanity, humanness
(noun) the status of being a man
manhunt (noun) an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)
mania (noun) an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action Synonyms: passion, cacoethes
(noun) a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently Synonyms: manic disorder
maniac (adjective) wildly disordered Synonyms: maniacal
(noun) an insane person Synonyms: madman, lunatic
(noun) a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something
maniacal (adjective) wildly disordered Synonyms: maniac
maniacally (adverb) in a maniacal manner or to a maniacal degree
manic (adjective) affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason Synonyms: frenzied
maniclike (adjective) resembling the mania of manic-depressive illness
manicotti (noun) large pasta tubes stuffed with chopped meat or mild cheese and baked in tomato sauce
manicure (noun) professional care for the hands and fingernails
(verb) trim carefully and neatly
(verb) care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
manicurist (noun) a beautician who cleans and trims and polishes the fingernails
manifest (verb) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes Synonyms: demonstrate, certify, evidence, attest
(verb) record in a ship's manifest
(verb) reveal its presence or make an appearance
(adjective) clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment Synonyms: unmistakable, palpable, patent, plain, evident, apparent
(noun) a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
manifestation (noun) a clear appearance
(noun) a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing
(noun) an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit) Synonyms: materialisation, materialization
(noun) expression without words Synonyms: reflection, reflexion, expression
(noun) a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature) Synonyms: demonstration
manifestly (adverb) unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly') Synonyms: patently, plain, plainly, obviously, evidently, apparently
manifesto (noun) a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government) Synonyms: pronunciamento
manifold (noun) a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
(noun) a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies Synonyms: manifold paper
(noun) a set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions
(verb) make multiple copies of Synonyms: multiply
(verb) combine or increase by multiplication Synonyms: multiply
(adjective) many and varied; having many features or forms Synonyms: multiplex
manikin (noun) a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal Synonyms: mannikin, homunculus
(noun) a woman who wears clothes to display fashions Synonyms: model, manakin, mannequin, mannikin, fashion model
(noun) a life-size dummy used to display clothes Synonyms: form, manakin, mannequin, mannikin
manila (noun) a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp Synonyms: manila paper, manilla, manilla paper
manilla (noun) a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp Synonyms: manila, manila paper, manilla paper
manioc (noun) a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics Synonyms: manioca, cassava, cassava starch
(noun) cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca Synonyms: cassava
(noun) cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca Synonyms: Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima, mandioc, mandioca, gari, bitter cassava, tapioca plant
manioca (noun) a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics Synonyms: manioc, cassava, cassava starch
manipulability (noun) the quality of being controllable by skilled movements of the hands
manipulable (adjective) easily managed (controlled or taught or molded) Synonyms: tractable
manipulate (verb) influence or control shrewdly or deviously Synonyms: pull strings, pull wires
(verb) hold something in one's hands and move it
(verb) tamper, with the purpose of deception Synonyms: falsify, misrepresent, wangle, cook, fake, fudge
(verb) manipulate in a fraudulent manner Synonyms: rig
(verb) maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage Synonyms: control, keep in line
(verb) treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
manipulation (noun) exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage Synonyms: use
(noun) the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means Synonyms: handling
manipulative (adjective) skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage
manipulatively (adverb) in an artfully manipulative manner
manipulativeness (noun) The quality of using manipulation purposefully, of tending to manipulate others.
manipulator (noun) an agent that operates some apparatus or machine Synonyms: operator
(noun) a person who handles things manually
maniraptor (noun) advanced carnivorous theropod; regarded as surviving today as living birds
mankind (noun) all of the living human inhabitants of the earth Synonyms: world, man, human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans
manky (adjective) inferior and worthless
manlike (adjective) possessing qualities befitting a man Synonyms: manful, manly
(adjective) characteristic of a man Synonyms: male, manful, manly, virile
(adjective) resembling human beings Synonyms: anthropoid
manliness (noun) the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male Synonyms: manfulness, virility
manly (adverb) in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man Synonyms: manfully
(adjective) possessing qualities befitting a man Synonyms: manful, manlike
(adjective) characteristic of a man Synonyms: male, manful, manlike, virile
manna (noun) hardened sugary exudation of various trees
(noun) (Old Testament) food that God gave the Israelites during the Exodus Synonyms: manna from heaven, miraculous food

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