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matting2 a dull, often rough surface, or the process of creating such a surface, as on a metal. [2 definitions]
mattock a tool with a flat blade fixed at a right angle on one side and an axlike blade on the other, used for digging and loosening soil.
mattress a large rectangular pad consisting of a strong fabric filled with soft material such as fiber, hair, straw, or foam rubber, and used as a cushion to sleep on. [2 definitions]
maturate to ripen or mature. [2 definitions]
maturation the act or process of becoming mature in structure, behavior, or the like.
mature fully grown or developed, as a plant, animal, or human. [9 definitions]
maturity the state of being mature or fully developed. [3 definitions]
matutinal of, relating to, or occurring in the morning; early.
matzo flat, unleavened bread, eaten esp. during Passover, or a piece of such bread.
maudlin foolishly sentimental or tearful.
maul a heavy hammer, sometimes with a wooden head, used to drive stakes, piles, or the like. [3 definitions]
maunder to speak in an aimless or foolish way; babble. [2 definitions]
Maundy Thursday the Thursday before Easter, commemorating the Last Supper and Jesus Christ's washing of the disciples' feet.
Mauritania a West African country on the Atlantic coast between Western Sahara and Senegal; Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
Mauritius an island country in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar.
mausoleum a large, elaborate tomb, or the structure that houses such a tomb.
mauve a purple dye made from aniline. [2 definitions]
maven a person with specialized knowledge, often in practical or everyday matters; expert or connoisseur.
maverick a person who thinks and behaves independently, esp. one who refuses to adhere to the orthodoxy of the group to which he or she belongs. [2 definitions]
mavis a small Eurasian songbird with brown wings and a spotted white breast; song thrush.
maw the mouth, throat, gullet, or stomach of an animal, esp. a carnivorous animal. [2 definitions]