Webster's Dictionary, 1913
; English Monerons
. [ New Latin ] (Zoology) One of the Monera.
[ New Latin , dim. of moner
. See Monera
.] (Biol.) A germ in that stage of development in which its form is simply that of a non- nucleated mass of protoplasm. It precedes the one-celled germ. So called from its likeness to a moner. Haeckel.
Monesia noun (Pharm.) The bark, or a vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South America and believed to be derived from the bark, of the tree Chrysophyllum glycyphlœum . It is used as an alterative and astringent.
Monesin noun The acrid principle of Monesia, sometimes used as a medicine.
Monest transitive verb
[ See Admonish
.] To warn; to admonish; to advise.
[ Obsolete] Wyclif (2 Cor. v. 20).
[ Latin monetarius
belonging to a mint. See Money
.] Of or pertaining to money, or consisting of money; pecuniary.
relations of Europe." E. Everett. Monetary unit
, the standard of a national currency, as the dollar in the United States, the pound in England, the franc in France, the mark in Germany.
Moneth noun A month. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Monetization noun The act or process of converting into money, or of adopting as money; as, the monetization of silver.
Monetize transitive verb To convert into money; to adopt as current money; as, to monetize silver.
; plural Moneys
. [ Middle English moneie
, Old French moneie
, French monnaie
, from Latin moneta
. See Mint
place where coin is made, Mind
, and confer Moidore
.] 1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; coin.
To prevent such abuses, . . . it has been found necessary . . . to affix a public stamp upon certain quantities of such particular metals, as were in those countries commonly made use of to purchase goods. Hence the origin of coined money , and of those public offices called mints. A. Smith. 2. Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit, etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling.
» Whatever, among barbarous nations, is used as a medium of effecting exchanges of property, and in the terms of which values are reckoned, as sheep, wampum, copper rings, quills of salt or of gold dust, shovel blades, etc., is, in common language, called their money
. 3. In general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money .
The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. 1 Tim vi. 10 (Rev. Ver. ). Money bill (Legislation)
, a bill for raising revenue.
-- Money broker
, a broker who deals in different kinds of money; one who buys and sells bills of exchange; -- called also money changer .
-- Money cowrie (Zoology)
, any one of several species of Cypræa (esp. C. moneta ) formerly much used as money by savage tribes. See Cowrie .
-- Money of account
, a denomination of value used in keeping accounts, for which there may, or may not, be an equivalent coin; e. g. , the mill is a money of account in the United States, but not a coin.
-- Money order
, an order for the payment of money; specifically, a government order for the payment of money, issued at one post office as payable at another; -- called also postal money order .
-- Money scrivener
, a person who procures the loan of money to others.
[ Eng.] -- Money spider
, Money spinner (Zoology)
, a small spider; -- so called as being popularly supposed to indicate that the person upon whom it crawls will be fortunate in money matters.
-- Money's worth
, a fair or full equivalent for the money which is paid.
-- A piece of money
, a single coin.
-- Ready money
, money held ready for payment, or actually paid, at the time of a transaction; cash.
- - To make money
, to gain or acquire money or property; to make a profit in dealings.
Money transitive verb To supply with money. [ Obsolete]
1. One who coins or prints money; also, a counterfeiter of money. [ R.] 2. One who accumulates money or wealth; specifically, one who makes money-getting his governing motive.
Money-making noun The act or process of making money; the acquisition and accumulation of wealth.
Obstinacy in money-making . Milman.
1. Affording profitable returns; lucrative; as, a money- making business. 2. Successful in gaining money, and devoted to that aim; as, a money-making man.
Moneyage noun [ Confer French monnayage coinage.]
1. A tax paid to the first two Norman kings of England to prevent them from debashing the coin. Hume. 2. Mintage; coinage. [ Obsolete]
Moneyed adverb 1. Supplied with money; having money; wealthy; as, moneyed men. Bacon. 2. Converted into money; coined.
If exportation will not balance importation, away must your silver go again, whether moneyed or not moneyed . Locke. 3. Consisting in, or composed of, money. A. Hamilton.
[ From Money
; confer Old French monoier
, French monnoayeur
, Latin monetarius
a master of the mint. Confer Monetary
.] 1. A person who deals in money; banker or broker.
[ Obsolete or R.] 2. An authorized coiner of money. Sir M. Hale. The Company of Moneyers
, the officials who formerly coined the money of Great Britain, and who claimed certain prescriptive rights and privileges.
Moneyless adjective Destitute of money; penniless; impecunious. Swift.
Moneywort noun (Botany) A trailing plant ( Lysimachia Nummularia ), with rounded opposite leaves and solitary yellow flowers in their axils.
Monger noun [ Anglo-Saxon mangere , from mangian to trade; akin to Icelandic manga to trade, mangari a trader, Old High German mangari , mengari ; confer Latin mango a dealer in slaves.]
1. A trader; a dealer; -- now used chiefly in composition; as, fish monger , iron monger , news monger . 2. A small merchant vessel. [ Obsolete] Blount.
Monger transitive verb To deal in; to make merchandise of; to traffic in; -- used chiefly of discreditable traffic.
Mongol noun One of the Mongols. -- adjective Of or pertaining to Mongolia or the Mongols.
Mongolian adjective Of or pertaining to Mongolia or the Mongols. -- noun One of the Mongols.
Mongoloid adjective [ Mongol + -oid .] Resembling a Mongol or the Mongols; having race characteristics, such as color, hair, and features, like those of the Mongols. Huxley.
Mongols, Mongolians noun plural (Ethnol.) One of the great races of man, including the greater part of the inhabitants of China, Japan, and the interior of Asia, with branches in Northern Europe and other parts of the world. By some American Indians are considered a branch of the Mongols. In a more restricted sense, the inhabitants of Mongolia and adjacent countries, including the Burats and the Kalmuks.
; plural Mongooses
. [ Tamil manegos
.] A Madagascan lemur ( Lemur mongos ).
Mongoose, Mongoos noun (Zoology) A species of ichneumon ( Herpestes griseus ), native of India. Applied also to other allied species, as the African banded mongoose ( Crossarchus fasciatus ). [ Written also mungoose , mungoos , mungous .]
[ Prob. shortened from mongrel
, and akin to Anglo-Saxon mengan
to mix, and English mingle
. See Mingle
.] The progeny resulting from a cross between two breeds, as of domestic animals; anything of mixed breed. Drayton.
1. (Zoology) Not of a pure breed. 2. Of mixed kinds; as, mongrel language.
Mongrelize transitive verb & i. To cause to be mongrel; to cross breeds, so as to produce mongrels.
Monifier noun [ New Latin , from Latin monile necklace + ferre to bear.] (Paleon.) A fossil fish.
Moniliales noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin monile necklace, -- because the conidia are produced in chains.] (Botany) The largest of the three orders into which the Fungi Imperfecti are divided, including various forms.
[ Latin monile
necklace + -form
: confer French moniliforme
.] (Biol.) Joined or constricted, at regular intervals, so as to resemble a string of beads; as, a moniliform root; a moniliform antenna. See Illust . of Antenna .
[ Latin monimentum
. See Monument
.] Something to preserve memory; a reminder; a monument; hence, a mark; an image; a superscription; a record.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Monish transitive verb
[ Middle English monesten
. See Admonish
.] To admonish; to warn. See Admonish .
[ Archaic] Ascham.
Monisher noun One who monishes; an admonisher. [ Archaic]
Monishment noun Admonition. [ Archaic]
[ From Greek mo`nos
single.] 1. (Metaph.) That doctrine which refers all phenomena to a single ultimate constituent or agent; -- the opposite of dualism .
» The doctrine has been held in three generic forms: matter and its phenomena have been explained as a modification of mind, involving an idealistic monism
; or mind has been explained by and resolved into matter, giving a materialistic monism
; or, thirdly, matter, mind, and their phenomena have been held to be manifestations or modifications of some one substance, like the substance of Spinoza, or a supposed unknown something of some evolutionists, which is capable of an objective and subjective aspect. 2. (Biol.) See Monogenesis , 1.
Monism noun The doctrine that the universe is an organized unitary being or total self-inclusive structure.
Monism means that the whole of reality, i.e., everything that is, constitutes one inseparable and indivisible entirety. Monism accordingly is a unitary conception of the world. It always bears in mind that our words are abstracts representing parts or features of the One and All, and not separate existences. Not only are matter and mind, soul and body, abstracts, but also such scientific terms as atoms and molecules, and also religious terms such as God and world. Paul Carus.
Monist noun A believer in monism.
Monistic adjective Of, pertaining to, or involving, monism.
[ French, from Latin monitio
, from monere
to warn, bring to mind; akin to English mind
. See Mind
, and confer Admonish
.] 1. Instruction or advice given by way of caution; an admonition; a warning; a caution.
Sage monitions from his friends. Swift. 2. Information; indication; notice; advice.
We have no visible monition of . . . other periods, such as we have of the day by successive light and darkness. Holder. 3. (Admiralty Practice) A process in the nature of a summons to appear and answer. 4. (Eccl. Law) An order monishing a party complained against to obey under pain of the law. Shipley.
Monitive adjective Conveying admonition; admonitory. Barrow.
[ Latin , from monere
. See Monition
, and confer Mentor
.] 1. One who admonishes; one who warns of faults, informs of duty, or gives advice and instruction by way of reproof or caution.
You need not be a monitor to the king. Bacon. 2. Hence, specifically, a pupil selected to look to the school in the absence of the instructor, to notice the absence or faults of the scholars, or to instruct a division or class. 3. (Zoology) Any large Old World lizard of the genus Varanus ; esp., the Egyptian species ( V. Niloticus ), which is useful because it devours the eggs and young of the crocodile. It is sometimes five or six feet long. 4.
[ So called from the name given by Captain Ericson, its designer, to the first ship of the kind.] An ironclad war vessel, very low in the water, and having one or more heavily-armored revolving turrets, carrying heavy guns. 5. (Machinery) A tool holder, as for a lathe, shaped like a low turret, and capable of being revolved on a vertical pivot so as to bring successively the several tools in holds into proper position for cutting. Monitor top
, the raised central portion, or clearstory, of a car roof, having low windows along its sides.
Monitor noun A monitor nozzle.
Monitor nozzle A nozzle capable of turning completely round in a horizontal plane and having a limited play in a vertical plane, used in hydraulic mining, fire-extinguishing apparatus, etc.