Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Martyrize transitive verb [ Confer French martyriser , Late Latin martyrizare .] To make a martyr of. Spenser.
Martyrly adverb In the manner of a martyr.
Martyrologe noun [ Late Latin martyrologium : confer French martyrologe .] A martyrology. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Martyrologic, Martyrological adjective Pertaining to martyrology or martyrs; registering, or registered in, a catalogue of martyrs.
Martyrologist noun [ Confer French martyrologiste .] A writer of martyrology; an historian of martyrs. T. Warton.
; plural -gies
. [ Martyr
.] A history or account of martyrs; a register of martyrs. Bp. Stillingfleet.
Martyrship noun Martyrdom. [ R.] Fuller.
[ Middle English mervaile
, French merveille
, from Latin mirabilia
wonderful things, plural, from mirabilis
wonderful, from mirari
to wonder or marvel at. See Admire
, and confer Miracle
.] 1. That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
I will do marvels such as have not been done. Ex. xxxiv. 10.
Nature's sweet marvel undefiled. Emerson. 2. Wonder.
[ R.] "Use lessens marvel
." Sir W. Scott. Marvel of Peru
. (Botany) See Four- o'clock .
Marvel intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Marveled
; present participle & verbal noun Marveling
.] [ Middle English merveilen
, Old French merveillier
.] To be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to wonder.
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 1 john iii. 13.
Marvel transitive verb 1. To marvel at.
[ Obsolete] Wyclif. 2. To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally.
But much now me marveleth . Rich. the Redeless.
[ Middle English merveillous
, Old French merveillos
, French Merveilleux
. See Marvel
] [ Written also marvellous
.] 1. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. Ps. cxiii. 23. 2. Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible.
The marvelous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods. Pope. The marvelous
, that which exceeds natural power, or is preternatural; that which is wonderful; -- opposed to the probable . Syn.
-- Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable; incredible. -- Marvelous
. We speak of a thing as wonderful
when it awakens our surprise and admiration; as marvelous
when it is so much out of the ordinary course of things as to seem nearly or quite incredible.
Marvelously adverb In a marvelous manner; wonderfully; strangely.
Marvelousness noun The quality or state of being marvelous; wonderfulness; strangeness.
Marver noun [ Prob. corrupt. from Middle English or French marbre marble.] (Glass Marking) A stone, or cast-iron plate, or former, on which hot glass is rolled to give it shape.
Mary noun Marrow. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Mary interj. See Marry .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Mary-bud noun (Botany) The marigold; a blossom of the marigold. Shak.
Maryolatry noun Mariolatry.
Marysole noun [ Mary , the proper name + sole the fish.] (Zoology) A large British fluke, or flounder ( Rhombus megastoma ); -- called also carter , and whiff .
Mascagnin, Mascagnite noun [ Confer French mascagnin .] (Min.) Native sulphate of ammonia, found in volcanic districts; -- so named from Mascagni , who discovered it.
[ Old French mascle
, French macle
, Latin macula
spot, mesh of a net, Late Latin macula
a scale of a coat of mail. See Mail
armor.] (Her.) A lozenge voided.
Mascled (-k'ld) adjective Composed of, or covered with, lozenge-shaped scales; having lozenge-shaped divisions. Mascled armor , armor composed of small lozenge-shaped scales of metal fastened on a foundation of leather or quilted cloth.
Mascot, Mascotte noun [ Through French from Pr. mascot a little sorcerer or magician, mascotto witchcraft, sorcery.] A person who is supposed to bring good luck to the household to which he or she belongs; anything that brings good luck.
Masculate transitive verb [ Latin masculus male, masculine.] To make strong. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.
[ Latin masculinus
, from masculus
male, manly, dim. of mas
a male: confer French masculin
. See Male
masculine.] 1. Of the male sex; not female.
Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons. Chaucer. 2. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.
That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy. Hallam. 3. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males.
[ R.] "A masculine
church." Fuller. 4. (Gram.) Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter . See Gender .
Masculinity noun The state or quality of being masculine; masculineness.
Mase noun & v. See Maze .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Maselyn noun A drinking cup. See 1st Maslin , 2.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Maser noun Same as Mazer .
Mash noun A mesh. [ Obsolete]
[ Akin to German meisch
, mash, wash, and probably to Anglo-Saxon miscian
to mix. See Mix
.] 1. A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy state. Specifically (Brewing) , ground or bruised malt, or meal of rye, wheat, corn, or other grain (or a mixture of malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot water for making the wort. 2. A mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals. 3. A mess; trouble.
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl. Mash tun
, a large tub used in making mash and wort.
Mash transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Mashed
; present participle & verbal noun Mashing
.] [ Akin to German meischen
, to mash, mix, and probably to mischen
, English mix
. See 2d Mash
.] To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; to bruise; to crush; as, to mash apples in a mill, or potatoes with a pestle. Specifically (Brewing) , to convert, as malt, or malt and meal, into the mash which makes wort. Mashing tub
, a tub for making the mash in breweries and distilleries; -- called also mash tun , and mash vat .
1. One who, or that which, mashes; also (Brewing) , a machine for making mash. 2. A charmer of women. [ Slang] London Punch.
Mashie, Mashy noun
; plural Mashies
. [ Etym. uncert.] A golf club like the iron, but with a shorter head, slightly more lofted, used chiefly for short approaches.
Mashy adjective Produced by crushing or bruising; resembling, or consisting of, a mash.
[ French masque
, Late Latin masca
; confer Spanish & Portuguese máscara
, Italian maschera
; all from Arabic maskharat
buffoon, fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculous or mirthful, from sakhira
to ridicule, to laugh at. Confer Masque
.] 1. A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection; as, a dancer's mask ; a fencer's mask ; a ball player's mask . 2. That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge. 3. A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show. Bacon.
This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask . Milton. 4. A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters. 5. (Architecture) A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron . 6. (Fort.) (a) In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere. (b) A screen for a battery. 7. (Zoology) The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ. Mask house
, a house for masquerades.
Mask transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Masked
; present participle & verbal noun Masking
.] 1. To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.
They must all be masked and vizarded. Shak. 2. To disguise; to cover; to hide.
Masking the business from the common eye. Shak. 3. (Mil.) (a) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of. (b) To cover or keep in check; as, to mask a body of troops or a fortress by a superior force, while some hostile evolution is being carried out.
Mask intransitive verb
1. To take part as a masker in a masquerade. Cavendish. 2. To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way. Shak.
Mask noun 1. A person wearing a mask; a masker.
The mask that has the arm of the Indian queen. G. W. Cable. 2. (Sporting) The head or face of a fox. Death mask
, a cast of the face of a dead person.
Mask shell (Zoology) Any spiral marine shell of the genus Persona , having a curiously twisted aperture.
Masked adjective 1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden. 2. (Botany) Same as Personate . 3. (Zoology) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds. Masked ball
, a ball in which the dancers wear masks.
-- Masked battery (Mil.)
, a battery so placed as not to be seen by an enemy until it opens fire. H. Latin Scott.
-- Masked crab (Zoology)
, a European crab ( Corystes cassivelaunus ) with markings on the carapace somewhat resembling a human face.
-- Masked pig (Zoology)
, a Japanese domestic hog ( Sus pliciceps ). Its face is deeply furrowed.
Masker noun One who wears a mask; one who appears in disguise at a masquerade.
Masker transitive verb To confuse; to stupefy. [ Obsolete] Holland.
Maskery noun The dress or disguise of a masker; masquerade. [ Obsolete] Marston.
Maskinonge noun The muskellunge.
Maslach noun [ Arabic maslaq : confer French masloc .] (Medicine) An excitant containing opium, much used by the Turks. Dunglison.
[ Middle English missellane
, from miscellane
. See Miscellane
.] 1. A mixture composed of different materials
; especially: (a) A mixture of metals resembling brass. (b) A mixture of different sorts of grain, as wheat and rye.
[ Written also meslin
.] 2. A vessel made of maslin, 1 (a) .
Mead eke in a maselyn . Chaucer.
Maslin adjective Composed of different sorts; as, maslin bread, which is made of rye mixed with a little wheat. [ Written also meslin , mislin , etc.]