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messmate a person with whom one eats meals regularly, as in the army.
Messrs. abbreviation of "messieurs," plural of "monsieur;" a plural of "Mr."
mess up (informal) to make something messy. [2 definitions]
messy dirty, untidy, or disorderly. [2 definitions]
mestiza in Latin America or the Philippines, a woman of mixed European and native ancestry.
mestizo in Latin America or the Philippines, a man of mixed European and native ancestry.
met past tense and past participle of meet1.
meta- change. [3 definitions]
metabolism the physical and chemical processes by which food is converted by a living organism to provide energy and produce and maintain cells and tissues.
metabolize to subject to or undergo change by metabolism.
metacarpal of or relating to the metacarpus. [2 definitions]
metacarpus the part of the hand, or bones of the hand, between the wrist and fingers, or a similar part in the front foot of a four-legged animal.
metafiction fiction writing in which the author and the techniques used by the author are consciously emphasized while concern for verisimilitude is minimized. [2 definitions]
metal any of several solid mineral elements, such as silver, iron, aluminum, or copper, that can conduct heat and electricity, are malleable under heat or pressure, and typically form salts when combined with nonmetals. [2 definitions]
metal detector a device that detects and signals the presence of metal objects and is used to discover concealed weapons at a security point or locate buried coins and the like.
metal lath lath made of expanded metal.
metallic pertaining to, made of, or containing metal. [3 definitions]
metalliferous containing or producing metal ore.
metallurgy the science or method of extracting metals from ore, of creating combinations of various metals, or of heating and working metal.
metalware utensils made of metal.
metalwork objects made or shaped out of metal.