Margin Mar"gin transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Margined ; present participle & verbal noun Marginging .] 1. To furnish with a margin. 2. To enter in the margin of a page.
Marginal Mar"gin·al adjective [ Confer French marginal .] 1. Of or pertaining to a margin. 2. Written or printed in the margin; as, a marginal note or gloss.
Marginalia Mar`gi·na"li·a noun plural [ New Latin ] Marginal notes.
Marginally Mar"gin·al·ly adverb In the margin of a book.
Marginate Mar"gin·ate adjective [ Latin marginatus , past participle of marginare to margin. See Margin , noun ] Having a margin distinct in appearance or structure.
Marginate Mar"gin·ate transitive verb To furnish with a distinct margin; to margin. [ R.] Cockeram.
Marginated Mar"gin·a`ted adjective Same as Marginate , adjective
Margined Mar"gined adjective 1. Having a margin. Hawthorne. 2. (Zoology) Bordered with a distinct line of color.
Marginella Mar`gi·nel"la noun [ New Latin , dim. of Latin margo , marginis , a margin.] (Zoology) A genus of small, polished, marine univalve shells, native of all warm seas.
Marginicidal Mar"gin·i·ci`dal adjective [ Latin margo , -ginis , margin + caedere to cut.] (Botany) Dehiscent by the separation of united carpels; -- said of fruits.
Margosa Mar·go"sa noun
[ Portuguese amargoso
bitter.] (Botany) A large tree of the genus Melia ( M. Azadirachta ) found in India. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A valuable oil is expressed from its seeds, and a tenacious gum exudes from its trunk. The M. Azedarach is a much more showy tree, and is cultivated in the Southern United States, where it is known as Pride of India , Pride of China , or bead tree . Various parts of the tree are considered anthelmintic.
The margosa oil . . . is a most valuable balsam for wounds, having a peculiar smell which prevents the attacks of flies. Sir S. Baker.
Margravate, Margraviate Mar"gra·vate, Mar·gra"vi·ate noun [ Confer French margraviat .] The territory or jurisdiction of a margrave.
Margrave Mar"grave noun [ German markgraf , prop., lord chief justice of the march; mark bound, border, march + graf earl, count, lord chief justice; confer Goth. gagrëfts decree: confer Dutch markgraaf , French margrave . See March border, and confer Landgrave , Graff .] 1. Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in Germany. 2. The English equivalent of the German title of nobility, markgraf ; a marquis.
Margravine Mar"gra·vine noun [ German markgräfin : confer French margrafine .] The wife of a margrave.
Marguerite Mar"gue·rite noun [ French, a pearl, a daisy. See Margarite .] (Botany) The daisy ( Bellis perennis ). The name is often applied also to the ox-eye daisy and to the China aster. Longfellow.
Marian Ma"ri·an adjective Pertaining to the Virgin Mary, or sometimes to Mary, Queen of England, daughter of Henry VIII.
Of all the Marian martyrs, Mr. Philpot was the best-born gentleman. Fuller. Maid Marian
. See Maidmarian in the Vocabulary.
Marie Mar"ie interj. Marry. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Mariet Mar"i·et noun [ French mariette , prop. dim. of Marie Mary.] (Botany) A kind of bellflower, Companula Trachelium , once called Viola Mariana ; but it is not a violet.
Marigenous Ma·rig"e·nous adjective [ Latin mare the sea + -genous .] Produced in or by the sea.
Marigold Mar"i·gold noun [ Mary + gold .] (Botany) A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the Calendula officinalis (see Calendula ), and the cultivated species of Tagetes . » There are several yellow-flowered plants of different genera bearing this name; as, the African or French marigold of the genus Tagetes , of which several species and many varieties are found in gardens. They are mostly strong-smelling herbs from South America and Mexico: bur marigold , of the genus Bidens ; corn marigold , of the genus Chrysanthemum ( C. segetum , a pest in the cornfields of Italy); fig marigold , of the genus Mesembryanthemum ; marsh marigold , of the genus Caltha ( C. palustris ), commonly known in America as the cowslip . See Marsh Marigold . Marigold window . (Architecture) See Rose window , under Rose .
Marikina Mar`i·ki"na noun [ From the native name: confer Portuguese mariquinha .] (Zoöl) A small marmoset ( Midas rosalia ); the silky tamarin.
Marimba Ma·rim"ba noun [ Portuguese ] A musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars yielding musical tones when struck. Knight.
Marimonda Mar`i·mon"da noun [ Spanish ] (Zoology) A spider monkey ( Ateles belzebuth ) of Central and South America.
Marinade Mar`i·nade" noun [ F.: confer Italian marinato marinade, French mariner to preserve food for use at sea. See Marinate .] (Cookery) A brine or pickle containing wine and spices, for enriching the flavor of meat and fish.
Marinate Mar"i·nate transitive verb [ See Marine , and confer Marinade .] To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar; to prepare by the use of marinade.
Marine Ma·rine" adjective [ Latin marinus , from mare the sea: confer French marin . See Mere a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine. 2. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits. Marine acid (Chemistry) , hydrochloric acid. [ Obsolete] -- Marine barometer . See under Barometer . -- Marine corps , a corps formed of the officers, noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants of marines. -- Marine engine (Mech.) , a steam engine for propelling a vessel. -- Marine glue . See under Glue . -- Marine insurance , insurance against the perils of the sea, including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry. -- Marine interest , interest at any rate agreed on for money lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds. -- Marine law . See under Law . -- Marine league , three geographical miles. - - Marine metal , an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made for sheathing ships. Mc Elrath. -- Marine soap , cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard. -- Marine store , a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are bought and sold; a junk shop. [ Eng.]
Marine Ma·rine" noun [ French marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, from Latin marinus . See Marine , adjective ] 1. A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy. 2. The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine . 3. A picture representing some marine subject. Tell that to the marines , an expression of disbelief, the marines being regarded by sailors as credulous. [ Colloq.]
Marined Ma·rined" adjective [ Confer French mariné .] (Her.) Having the lower part of the body like a fish. Crabb.
Mariner Mar"i·ner noun [ French marinier , Late Latin marinarius . See Marine .] One whose occupation is to assist in navigating ships; a seaman or sailor. Chaucer. Mariner's compass . See under Compass .
Marinership Mar"i·ner·ship noun Seamanship. [ Obsolete] Udalt.
Marinism Ma·ri"nism noun A bombastic literary style marked by the use of metaphors and antitheses characteristic of the Italian poet Giambattista Marini (1569- 1625). -- Ma*ri"nist noun
Marinorama Mar`i·no·ra"ma noun [ New Latin , from Latin marinus marine + Greek ... view.] A representation of a sea view.
Mariolater Ma`ri·ol"a·ter noun [ See Mariolatry .] One who worships the Virgin Mary.
Mariolatry Ma`ri·ol"a·try noun [ Greek ... Mary + ... worship.] The worship of the Virgin Mary.
Marionette Mar`i·o·nette" noun [ French marionette , prop. a dim. of Marie Mary.] 1. A puppet moved by strings, as in a puppet show. 2. (Zoology) The buffel duck.
Mariotte's law Ma`ri·otte's law` (Physics.) See Boyle's law , under Law .
Mariposa lily Ma`ri·po"sa lil`y [ Spanish mariposa a butterfly + English lily . So called from the gay appearance of the blossoms.] (Botany) One of a genus ( Calochortus ) of tuliplike bulbous herbs with large, and often gaycolored, blossoms. Called also butterfly lily . Most of them are natives of California.
Mariput Mar"i·put (măr"ĭ*pŭt) noun (Zoology) A species of civet; the zoril.
Marish Mar"ish (măr"ĭsh) noun [ Confer French marais , Late Latin marascus . See Marsh .] Low, wet ground; a marsh; a fen; a bog; a moor. [ Archaic] Milton. Tennyson.
Marish Mar"ish adjective 1. Moory; fenny; boggy. [ Archaic] 2. Growing in marshes. " Marish flowers." Tennyson.
Marital Mar"i·tal (măr"ĭ*t a l) adjective [ French, from Latin maritalis , from maritus belonging to marriage, noun , a husband. See Marry , v. ] Of or pertaining to a husband; as, marital rights, duties, authority. " Marital affection." Ayliffe.
Maritated Mar"i·ta`ted (măr"ĭ*tā`tĕd) adjective [ Latin maritatus married.] Having a husband; married. [ Obsolete]
Maritimal, Maritimale Ma·rit"i·mal, Ma·rit"i·male (mȧ*rĭt"ĭ*m a l) adjective See Maritime . [ Obsolete]
Maritime Mar"i·time (măr"ĭ*tĭm; 277) adjective [ Latin maritimus , from mare the sea: confer French maritime . See Mere a pool.] 1. Bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with the sea by site, interest, or power; having shipping and commerce or a navy; as, maritime states. "A maritime town." Addison. 2. Of or pertaining to the ocean; marine; pertaining to navigation and naval affairs, or to shipping and commerce by sea. " Maritime service." Sir H. Wotton. Maritime law . See Law . -- Maritime loan , a loan secured by bottomry or respodentia bonds. -- Martime nations , nations having seaports, and using the sea more or less for war or commerce.
Marjoram Mar"jo·ram (mär"jo*r a m) noun [ Middle English majoran , French marjolaine , Late Latin marjoraca , from Latin amaracus , amaracum , Greek 'ama`rakos , 'ama`rakon .] (Botany) A genus of mintlike plants ( Origanum ) comprising about twenty- five species. The sweet marjoram ( O. Majorana ) is pecularly aromatic and fragrant, and much used in cookery. The wild marjoram of Europe and America is O. vulgare , far less fragrant than the other.
Mark Mark (märk) noun A license of reprisals. See Marque .
Mark Mark noun [ See 2d Marc .] 1. An old weight and coin. See Marc . "Lend me a mark ." Chaucer. 2. The unit of monetary account of the German Empire, equal to 23.8 cents of United States money; the equivalent of one hundred pfennigs. Also, a silver coin of this value.
Mark Mark noun
[ Middle English marke
, Anglo-Saxon mearc
; akin to Dutch merk
, Middle High German marc
, German marke
, Icelandic mark
, Danish mærke
; confer Lithuanian margas
party-colored. √106, 273. Confer Remark
.] 1. A visible sign or impression made or left upon anything; esp., a line, point, stamp, figure, or the like, drawn or impressed, so as to attract the attention and convey some information or intimation; a token; a trace.
The Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. Gen. iv. 15. 2.
Specifically: (a) A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark. (b) A character (usually a cross) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write.
The mark of the artisan is found upon the most ancient fabrics that have come to light. Knight. 3. A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a sea mark , a land mark . 4. A trace, dot, line, imprint, or discoloration, although not regarded as a token or sign; a scratch, scar, stain, etc.; as, this pencil makes a fine mark .
I have some marks of yours upon my pate. Shak. 5. An evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent impression of one's activity or character.
The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation. Bacon. 6. That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach.
France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland. Davies.
Whate'er the motive, pleasure is the mark . Young. 7. Attention, regard, or respect.
As much in mock as mark . Shak. 8. Limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the mark ; to come up to the mark . 9. Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
In the official marks invested, you Shak. 10. Preëminence; high position; as, patricians of mark ; a fellow of no mark . 11. (Logic) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential. 12. A number or other character used in registering; as, examination marks ; a mark for tardiness. 13. Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants.
Anon do meet the Senate.
[ Obsolete] "All the mark
of Adam." Chaucer. 14. (Nautical) One of the bits of leather or colored bunting which are placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. The unmarked fathoms are called "deeps." A man of mark
, a conspicuous or eminent man.
-- To make one's mark
. (a) To sign, as a letter or other writing, by making a cross or other mark. (b) To make a distinct or lasting impression on the public mind, or on affairs; to gain distinction. Syn.
-- Impress; impression; stamp; print; trace; vestige; track; characteristic; evidence; proof; token; badge; indication; symptom.
Mark Mark (märk) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Marked (märkt); present participle & verbal noun Marking .] [ Middle English marken , merken , Anglo-Saxon mearcian , from mearc . See Mark the sign.] 1. To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of merchandise; to mark clothing. 2. To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him for a leader. 3. To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his hobnails marked the floor. 4. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards. 5. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard. " Mark the perfect man." Ps. xxxvii. 37. To mark out . (a) To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the ringleaders were marked out for punishment . (b) To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out an item in an account. -- To mark time (Mil.) , to keep the time of a marching step by moving the legs alternately without advancing. Syn. -- To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show; evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote; characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand.
Mark Mark intransitive verb To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark.
Mark , I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief. 1 Kings xx. 7.
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