Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ Middle English See Margin
.] A margin; border; brink; edge.
The beached margent of the sea. Shak.
Margent transitive verb To enter or note down upon the margin of a page; to margin. [ Obsolete] Mir. for Mag.
[ Middle English margine
, Latin margo
. Confer March
a border, Marge
.] 1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake. 2. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing. 3. (Com.) The difference between the cost and the selling price of an article. 4. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty. 5. (Brokerage) Collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc. N. Biddle. Margin draft (Masonry)
, a smooth cut margin on the face of hammer-dressed ashlar, adjacent to the joints.
-- Margin of a course (Architecture)
, that part of a course, as of slates or shingles, which is not covered by the course immediately above it. See 2d Gauge . Syn.
-- Border; brink; verge; brim; rim.
Margin 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 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 noun plural [ New Latin ] Marginal notes.
Marginally adverb In the margin of a book.
[ Latin marginatus
, past participle of marginare
to margin. See Margin
] Having a margin distinct in appearance or structure.
Marginate transitive verb To furnish with a distinct margin; to margin. [ R.] Cockeram.
Marginated adjective Same as Marginate , adjective
1. Having a margin. Hawthorne. 2. (Zoology) Bordered with a distinct line of color.
Marginella 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 adjective [ Latin margo , -ginis , margin + caedere to cut.] (Botany) Dehiscent by the separation of united carpels; -- said of fruits.
[ 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 noun [ Confer French margraviat .] The territory or jurisdiction of a margrave.
[ 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
.] 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 noun [ German markgräfin : confer French margrafine .] The wife of a margrave.
[ 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 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 interj. Marry. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Mariet 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 adjective [ Latin mare the sea + -genous .] Produced in or by the sea.
.] (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 noun [ From the native name: confer Portuguese mariquinha .] (Zoöl) A small marmoset ( Midas rosalia ); the silky tamarin.
Marimba noun [ Portuguese ] A musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars yielding musical tones when struck. Knight.
Marimonda noun [ Spanish ] (Zoology) A spider monkey ( Ateles belzebuth ) of Central and South America.
[ 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 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.
[ 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.
[ French marin
a sea solider, marine
naval economy, a marine picture, from Latin marinus
. See Marine
] 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.
Marined adjective [ Confer French mariné .] (Her.) Having the lower part of the body like a fish. Crabb.
[ 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 noun Seamanship. [ Obsolete] Udalt.
Marinism 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 noun [ New Latin , from Latin marinus marine + Greek ... view.] A representation of a sea view.
[ See Mariolatry
.] One who worships the Virgin Mary.
Mariolatry noun [ Greek ... Mary + ... worship.] The worship of the Virgin Mary.
Marionette 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 (Physics.) See Boyle's law , under Law .
Mariposa lily [ 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 (măr"ĭ*pŭt) noun (Zoology) A species of civet; the zoril.
[ Confer French marais
, Late Latin marascus
. See Marsh
.] Low, wet ground; a marsh; a fen; a bog; a moor.
[ Archaic] Milton. Tennyson.
1. Moory; fenny; boggy. [ Archaic] 2. Growing in marshes. " Marish flowers." Tennyson.
[ French, from Latin maritalis
, from maritus
belonging to marriage, noun
, a husband. See Marry
] Of or pertaining to a husband; as, marital rights, duties, authority.
Maritated (măr"ĭ*tā`tĕd) adjective [ Latin maritatus married.] Having a husband; married. [ Obsolete]
l) adjective See Maritime .
(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.
town." Addison. 2. Of or pertaining to the ocean; marine; pertaining to navigation and naval affairs, or to shipping and commerce by sea.
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 (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.