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mortify to subject (someone) to extreme embarrassment, shame, or humiliation. [3 definitions]
mortise a slot or other shape cut into a piece of wood or metal and intended to connect with a matching piece cut to fit it exactly when inserted into it. (Cf. tenon.) [3 definitions]
mortmain in law, perpetual ownership of real estate by institutions, such as churches, that do not have the right to sell.
mortuary a place, usu. a funeral home, where dead human bodies are kept before burial or cremation. [2 definitions]
mos. abbreviation of "months," a plural form of "month."
Mosaic of, pertaining to, or derived from Moses or the writings that are attributed to him.
mosaic a pattern or picture made with many small glass tiles, stones, or the like cemented onto a surface. [6 definitions]
Moscow the capital of Russia.
Moses according to the Old Testament, the Hebrew patriarch who received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai, and who led the Jews out of slavery in Egypt.
mosey (informal) to walk slowly or aimlessly; stroll. [2 definitions]
Moslem variant of Muslim.
mosque a Muslim place of worship.
mosquito any of numerous winged insects, the females of which usu. suck the blood of animals and humans by using a slender, hollow proboscis.
mosquitofish any of various small freshwater fishes used to control mosquito larvae.
mosquito net a net with a very fine mesh, usu. suspended over sleeping areas to keep out mosquitoes.
moss any of numerous small, leafy-stemmed, flowerless green plants that grow in mats on rocks, trees, and moist ground. [3 definitions]
moss agate a type of agate or chalcedony with black, brown, or green mosslike markings caused by impurities.
mossback an old aquatic creature, such as a turtle, with a mosslike growth of algae on the back. [2 definitions]
moss-grown covered with moss. [2 definitions]
mosso in a rapid and animated manner; fast (used as a musical direction).
moss pink a low-growing type of phlox that forms dense ground cover, bearing pink or white flowers.