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M-1 the basic .30-caliber U.S. military rifle used in World War II and the Korean War, which is semiautomatic and uses a clip.
M-16 the basic U.S. military rifle used in the Vietnam War, which is fully automatic and uses small-caliber, high-velocity ammunition.
MA abbreviation of "Massachusetts," a northeastern U.S. state on the Atlantic coast north of Connecticut.
M.A. abbreviation of "Master of Arts," a graduate degree, below that of doctor, that is given by a college or university to a person who has completed a prescribed course of graduate study in the humanities or social sciences; master's degree.
ma (informal) mother.
ma'am (informal; often cap.) madam.
macabre of, pertaining to, depicting, or evoking death or the horrors of death; gruesome; ghastly.
macadam a surface, such as a road, paved with layers of compressed, broken stone, usu. mixed with tar or asphalt. [2 definitions]
macadamia a round, hard-shelled, edible nut, cultivated in Hawaii; macadamia nut. [2 definitions]
macadamize to build, pave, or repair (a road) with compacted layers of crushed stone.
macaque any of a family of monkeys of the East Indies, Asia, and Africa that have cheek pouches and tails that are not prehensile, such as the rhesus monkey.
macaroni any of variously shaped, dried pasta noodles made from flour and water, esp. the short, bent, hollow tubes; elbow macaroni.
macaroon a soft, chewy cookie made of sugar, egg whites, and ground almonds or coconut.
macaw any of a number of brightly colored, tropical American parrots with long, slightly curved tails.
Macbeth the title character and protagonist of a tragedy by William Shakespeare.
Maccabees the members of a ruling Jewish family who defeated the Syrians in 167 B.C. and rededicated the temple in Jerusalem, these events being commemorated in the festival of Hanukkah.
Mace trademark for a chemical spray used to temporarily stun an attacker or control a large mob of people. [2 definitions]
mace1 a heavy, spiked club of the Middle Ages used against armored opponents. [2 definitions]
mace2 a fragrant spice that is ground from the inner covering of the nutmeg shell.
Macedonia since 1992, a Balkan republic bordering Albania and Greece; formerly part of Yugoslavia.
Macedonian of or pertaining to Macedonia or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]