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merriment lighthearted and happy enjoyment, especially in the company of others; gaiety; mirth.
merry cheerful and gay, or inclined to be so. [3 definitions]
merry-andrew one who plays a fool; buffoon; clown.
Merry Christmas used as a greeting, when meeting or parting, to wish someone a joyful time at Christmas.
merry-go-round a circular, machine-driven, revolving platform with seats, often in the form of horses that go up and down on vertical poles, on which rides may be purchased; carousel. [2 definitions]
merrymaker one who participates in some joyous or festive occasion.
merrymaking participation in some joyous or festive occasion. [2 definitions]
MERS abbreviation of "Middle East respiratory syndrome," a serious respiratory illness that emerged in 2013 and is caused by a coronavirus .
mesa a plateau with a flat top and steep sides, found in the southwestern United States and Mexico.
mésalliance marriage with someone of lower social standing than oneself.
mescal one of two species of cactus, esp. a small, globe-shaped plant with buttonlike projections that are chewed as a hallucinogenic drug by certain Mexican Indians during religious ceremonies. [2 definitions]
mescaline a drug that causes hallucinations and similar mind-altering effects, derived from the buttonlike protuberances of the mescal cactus; peyote.
mesdames pl. of madame.
mesdemoiselles pl. of mademoiselle.
mesencephalon the midbrain.
mesentery the membrane that encloses the small intestine and connects it to the spinal wall of the abdomen.
mesh any of the open spaces in a net, sieve, wire screen, or the like. [8 definitions]
meshuga (informal) crazy; insane.
meshwork something of or like mesh; meshes or network.
mesmerism the theories and practices of Franz Mesmer, esp. those involving hypnotism and magnetic attraction of living beings.
mesmerize to induce a hypnotic trance in; hypnotize. [2 definitions]