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materiel military equipment and supplies. [2 definitions]
maternal of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother. [2 definitions]
maternity the state of being a mother; motherhood. [3 definitions]
maternity leave an allowed time of absence from one's employment because of having given birth to a child.
math mathematics.
mathematical of, relating to, or expressed in mathematics. [2 definitions]
mathematician one who performs mathematics as a profession. [2 definitions]
mathematics (used with a sing. verb) the study of numbers and forms and their properties and relationships, using symbolic representation and systematically defined methods of proof.
matinee a morning or afternoon performance of a play, film, or the like.
matins (used with a sing. or pl. verb) in the Roman Catholic Church, the first of the seven canonical hours, or the service for this, usu. held between midnight and four A.M. [2 definitions]
matri- mother.
matriarch a woman who acts as head of a family, tribe, or other group of people.
matriarchy a social system in which the mother is considered head of the family or other group, and ancestry and descent are reckoned on the mother's side. (Cf. patriarchy.)
matricide the act or an instance of killing one's mother. [2 definitions]
matriculate to enroll or be enrolled in an organization, esp. a college or university. [2 definitions]
matrilineal pertaining to, derived from, or tracing descent through the mother's family.
matrimonial of or relating to marriage; conjugal; marital.
matrimony the act, ceremony, or sacrament of marriage. [2 definitions]
matrimony vine a thorny shrub of the nightshade family that is cultivated for its foliage, small pink flowers, and red berries; boxthorn.
matrix an environment that gives form to or provides for the origin or development of something. [5 definitions]
matron a married woman, usu. of mature age, with an established and dignified position in the community. [2 definitions]