Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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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.

Martyrology noun ; plural -gies . [ Martyr + -logy .] A history or account of martyrs; a register of martyrs. Bp. Stillingfleet.

Martyrship noun Martyrdom. [ R.] Fuller.

Marvel noun [ Middle English mervaile , French merveille , from Latin mirabilia wonderful things, plural, from mirabilis wonderful, from mirari to wonder or marvel at. See Admire , Smile , 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 or Marvelled ; present participle & verbal noun Marveling or Marvelling .] [ 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. [ Obsolete]

But much now me marveleth .
Rich. the Redeless.

Marvelous adjective [ Middle English merveillous , Old French merveillos , French Merveilleux . See Marvel , noun ] [ 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 , Wonderful . 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.

Mascle (măs"k'l) noun [ Old French mascle , French macle , Latin macula spot, mesh of a net, Late Latin macula , macla , mascla 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.

Masculine (măs"ku*lĭn) adjective [ 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 . -- Mas"cu*line*ly , adverb -- Mas"cu*line*ness , noun

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]

Mash noun [ Akin to German meisch , maisch , meische , maische , 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 , maischen , 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 .

Masher noun
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.

Mashlin noun See Maslin .

Mashy adjective Produced by crushing or bruising; resembling, or consisting of, a mash.

Mask noun [ French masque , Late Latin masca , mascha , mascus ; 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 , Masquerade .]
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. [ Obsolete]

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.

Maslin noun [ Middle English missellane , misceline , miscelin , meslin , 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 , mislin , maselyn , mastlin .]

2. A vessel made of maslin, 1 (a) . [ Obsolete]

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.]