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or strict military disciplinarian. — (JVaut.) A
small rope ; marlnet.

Mar'tin-g-al, ) n. A strap made fast to a horse's

Mar'tin-gale, ( girth.— (JVa«e.) A rope.

Mar'tin-mXs, n. The feast of St. Martin, Nov. 11.

Mart'let, n. A swallow ; a martin.

Mart'nets, n. pi. (JVaut.) Small lines fastened
to the edge of a sail.

MXr'tyr, n. One who is put to death for the
truth, or on account of his belief.

Mar'tyr, v. a. To put to death as a martyr.

Mar'tyr-dom, n. The death of a martyr.

MAR-TYR-p-Lof^'l-CAL, a. Relating to martyrs.

MAR-TYR-6L'o-(^isT, n. A writer of martyrology.

MAR-TYR-OL'p-QtY, n. A register of martyrs.

Mar'vel, n. Anything astonishing; a wonder;
a prodigy. See Miracle.

Mar'vel, v. n. To wonder; to be astonished.

Mar'VEL-lous, a. Wonderful; very strange;
astonishing ; extraordinary ; not probable.

MXr'Vel-loijs-ly, ad. Wonderfully.

Mar'vel-lovs-ness, n. Wonderfulness.

MXs'jGLE [mas'kl, Sm. ; mas'sl, Ja.], m. {Her.) A
bearing in the form of a lozenge perforated.

MXs'cy-LiNE, a. Male; not feminine; manly. —
{Oram.) Considered of the male sex.

MAs'cy-LlNE-LY, ad. In a masculine manner.

MXs'cv-LlNE-NESS, n. Resemblance of man.

MXsh, n. A mixture ; a mass ; a mesh.

MXSH, V. a. To beat into a mass ; to mix.

MXsh'y, a. Produced by crushing or pressure.

MASK, n. [masque, Fr.] A disguise ; a blind ; a
visor : — a revel.

MiSK, V. a. To disguise as with a mask ; to cover.

MASK, V. n. To revel ; to be disguised.

MXSK'ER, n. One who revels in a mask.

Mas'lin, n. A mixture of grain ; meslin.

Ma'^son (ma'sn), n. A builder in stone or brick:
— a free-mason.

Ma-s6n'ic, a. Relating to masons, or free-masons,

Ma'son-ry, n. Work of a mason : — free-masonry.

Mas' g-RAH, n. A Hebrew work on the Bible, by
several rabbins : — written also Massora and Masora.

MXs-p-RiJT'lc, ) a. Relating to or contained in

Mas-o-ret'i-cal, I the Masorah.

MXs'p-RiTEj n. One of the authors of the Masorah.

Mas-quer-ade' (raas-ker-ad'), n. A diversion in
which the company is masked ; disguise.

MXs-QUER-ADE', V. n. To assemble in masks.

Mas-Quer-ad'er, n. A person in a mask.

Mass ( 12), n. [massa, L.] A body ; a lump ; the bulk ;
the whole quantity : — a confused assemblage. —
[viissa, L. ; messe, Fr.J The celebration of the
Lord's supper in the Roman Catholic cliurch. In
liigh mass this service is accompanied with music,

Mas'sa-cre (mas'sai-ker), n. Indiscriminate de-
struction ; carnage ; butchery ; murder.

Mas'sa-cre (mas'sfi-ker), v. a. To butcher.

MXs'sa-creR, n. One who massacres.

Mas'se ter, n. {Anat.) A muscle of the lower
jaw that assists in chewing.

Mas'si-cot, n. A yellowish oxide of lead.

MXs'si-NiiSS, Mas'.sjve NESS,n. Weight; bulk.

MAS'siTE_,_a. Heavy; weighty; bulky; massy.

MAss'-MisET ING, VI. A meeting of great multi-
tudes or masses of people.

MXs'sY, a. Balky ; lieavy ; massive.

MXsT (12), ?!. The elevated beam or timber of a
vessel : — the fruit of the oak, beech, &c.

Mast 'ED, a. Furnished with masts.

Mas'ter, n. One who has servants, persons, or
things in subjection; a director: — a teacher of a
school : — an owner : — a ruler : — a title in uni-
versities ; as, master of arts : — an official title in
law ; as, master m chancery : — an appellation
given to a boy in his minority ; as, master Henry :

— a term of respect, abbreviated to Mr., and in
pronunciation corrupted to mister.

Mas'ter, v.jl. To rule ; to govern ; to overpower.

Mas'ter-Key',7!. A key which opens many locks.

Mas'ter-ly, ad. With the skill of a master.

MAs'ter-lYj a. Artful; skilful; magisterial.

MAs'ter-piece, B. A capital performance ; skill.

MAs'ter-ship, n. Office of master ; rule ; power.

MAs'ter-Stroke,?!. a capital performance.

MAs'TER-Y, n. Dominion ; rule ; superiority ; skill.

MXs'Tic,™. The lentisk, a tree : — a gum or resin.

MXs'ti-cate, v. a. To chew with the teeth.

MXs-TJ-CA'TlpN, n. The act of chewing.

MXs'Tl-CA-Tp-RY, n. A medicine to be chewed.

MXs'TlFF, n. A large, fierce species of dog.

MAst'less, a. Having no mast ; bearing no mast.

MXs'Tp-Dojf, n. A huge quadruped, now extinct.

MXs'toid, a. Shaped like the breast or nipple.

Mas-t6l'P-(^Y, n. Mammalogy ; mazology.

MXs-tur-ba'tion, n. Self-pollution ; onanism.

MXt, n. A texture of sedge, flax, rushes, &c., used
for wiping the feet.

MXt, v. a. To cover with mats ; to twist.

MXt-a-d6re', n. A term at quadrille and ombre.

MXtch, n. Any thing that catches fire: — a con-
test ; a game : — one equal to another ; an equal :

— a union by marriage.

MXtch, v. a. To be equal to ; to suit ; to marry.
MXtch, v. n. To be married ; to suit ; to tally.
MXtch'a-bee, a. Suitable ; fit to be joined.
MXtch'less, a. Having no equal ; not alike.
MXtch'less-ly, ad. In a matchless manner.
MXtch'less-ness, n. State of being matchless.
MXtch'lock, n, A lock fired by a match.
MaTCH'-mak-er, n. One who makes matches.
Mate, re. A companion ; an associate : — a second.
Mate, v. a. To match ; to marry ; to equal.
Mate'less, a. Having no mate or companion.
Ma-te'ri-al, a. Consisting of matter ; corporeal;
not spiritual : — important ; essential.

ij E, I, 5, u, Y, long; X, E,f , 6, ij, ?, short j A, E, I, p, i;, y, obscure. — fAre, far, fAst, all; h£ir, herj




Ma-te'RI-al, 71. ,• pi. ma-te'ri-al§. Material
substance; that of which any thing is made.

Ma-te'ri-al-i§M, n. The doctrine of materialists.

Ma-te'ri-al-ist, n. One who denies the esist-
enceof spiritual substances.

Ma-te-R}-al'i-tv, n. Corporeity ; material ex-

Ma-te'ri-al-ize, v. a. To form into matter.

Ma-te'ri-al-lv, ad. In a material manner.

Ma-te'ri-al-ness, n. The state of beinfr material.

Ma-te'ri-q mSd'i-cq, [L.] Substances used in med-
icine : — the branch of medical science which
treats of the knowledge of medicines.

Ma-te' ri-el' , n. [Fr.J The provisions, arms,
equipage, &c. of an army or navy.

Ma-ter'nal, a. Befitting a mother ; motherly.
Sijn. — Maternal duties ; motherly tenderness.

Ma-ter'ni-ty, n. State or relation of a mother.

Math, n. A mowing ; as, after-maiA.

MXth-e-mat'ic, j a. Relating to mathematics ;

MXth-e-mXt'i-cal, \ conformed to niatlieuiatics.

Math-e-mat'i-cal-LY, ad. According to mathe-

MXth-e-ma-ti"cian (math-e-ma-tish'fin), n.
One who is versed in mathematics.

MXth-e-mat'ics, 71. pi. That science which treats
of numbers and magnitude, or of whatever is ca-
pable of being numbered or measured.

Ma-the'sis [ma-the'sis, S. W. P. J. E. F. Sm. C. ;
mfi-thS'sis or math'e-sis, Ja. ; math'e-sis, K.
Wb.],n. [Gr.] The doctrine of mathematics.

MSt'in, a. Relating to or used in the morning.

MXt'in§, n. pi. Morning worship or service.

Mat'rass, n. A chemical glass vessel.

Ma'trice (ma'trjs) [ina'tris, S. fV. P. Ja. Sm.], n.
[matrix, L.] The womb.

Mat'rice (mat'ris) [mat'rjs, W. P. Sm./", n. A
mould for casting types, coins, &c.

MaT'RICIDE [mat're-sid, S. W. J. E. F. Ja. K.
Sm. ! ma'tre-sid. P.], n. The murder of a moth-
er : — the murderer of a mother.

MA-TRtc'ir-LATE, V. a. To admit to membership.

Ma-tric'i;-LATE, n. One who is matriculated.

MA-TRic-u-LA'TlpN, n. The act of matriculating.

Mat-ri-MO'ni-al, a. Relating to marriage ; nuptial.

MXT-RJ-MO'lsi-AL-Ly, ad. Connubially.

MSt'ri- MO-NY, n. The union or state of husband
and wife ; nuptial state ; wedlock ; marriage.

MA'TRfX,n. [L.J Womb ; a mould ; a matrice.

Ma'tron [ma'tryn, S. W. P. J. E. Ja. Sm, C. ; mat'-
run, Wb.], n. An elderly married woman.

Mat'ron-aij^e, n. The state or quality of matrons ;
the body of matrons.

MXt'ron-al or Ma'tron-al [ ma 'trun-al, S. Ja.
K. Sm. ; inat'run-al or ma-tro'njl, fV. F. ; ma'trun-
?l or mat'run-al, P. ; mat'run-al, R. C. Wb. jJiA],
a. Suitable to a matron ; motherly.

Ma'tron-i^y [ina'tron-le, S. f¥. P. Ja. K. Sm. ;
mat'ron-le, Wb.], a. Motherly.

Ma-tross', n. A sort of soldier in the artillery.
MAt'ter,71. That which is visible or tangible;
that which occupies space ; body ; substance ex-
tended, either solid, liquid, or aeriform: — pus:
— subject; alTair ; business: — importance.

Syn. — The subject of a discourse is the topic or
question treated of ; the matter consists of the
words and thoughts.
MXt'ter, v. n. To be of importance ; to import.
MXt'ting, n. Materials for mats.
Mat'tock, n. A tool of husbandry ; a pickaxe.
MXt'tress [mat'tres, S. fV. P. J. E. F.Ja. K Sm.
Wb. ; — erroneov,<ily pronounced mat-tras'], re. A
quilted bed, stutfed with hair, wool, &c.
Mat'V-RATE (mat'yu-rat), v. a. To ripen.
MXt-v-Ra'tiqn, n. The state of growing ripe
MXt'u-ra-tive [mach'u-r?-tTv, W. J. : niiit'n-ra-

tiv, K. Sm. ; ma-tu'r^-tlv, S. P.], a Ripening.
Ma-tijre', a. Having maturity ; perfected by time ;
perfect in growth, in condition, or years ; ripe ;
complete ; well-digo8l«d.
Ma-tDre', v. a. To ripen ; to advance to ripeness.

Ma-ture', v. n To become ripe or perfect.
]\1a-ture'ly, ai. Ripely; completely; early.
Ma-ture'ness, 7!. Mature state; maturity.
Mat-v-Res'cent, a. Approaching to maturity.
MA-Tu'RtrTY, n. A mature state ; ripeness.—

{Law.) The time when a note becomes due.
MXT'y-Ti-NAL, a. Relating to the morning.
Maud'lin, a. Drunk ; fuddled ; stupid. Shak.
Maud'lin, 7!. A perennial plant ; milfoil.
Mau'gre (inaw'ger), ad. In spite of. Shak. [iJ.]
Malt'kin, n. A drag to sweep an oven ; malkin.
MAtJL, n. A heavy, wooden hammer. See Mall.
Maul, v. a. To beat harslily ; to bruise ; to mall.
Maul'-stIck, 7!. A painter's stick on which he

rests his hand while painting.
*Maund or Maund [mand, TV. Ja. Sm. ; mawnd,

P. E. J. K. C.J, n. A hand-basket ; a hamper.
*tMAUND, V. n. To mutter: to mumble.
*tMAUN'DER [man'der, W. F. Ja. Sm. ; mawn'-

der, S. P. J.K.], v. n. To murmur ; to beg.
Maun'dril, 7!. A pick with two shanks.
MAUN'DY-THtJR^'DAY (mduii'de-thUrz'de), n.

The Thursday before Good Friday and Easter.
MAU-so-LE'A^f, a. Relating to a mausoleum.
MAv-so-LE' UM [m^-vi-so-Wnra, S. W. P.J. E. F.
Ja. K. Sm. Wb. ; maw-so'le-i5m, Barclay], n. [L.]
L. pi. M.iU-ao-ZE'A ; Eng. rarely MAU-SO-LE'-
tJM§. A magnificent tomb or monument
Mauvaise honte (mo -viz' -ont')/, [Fr.] False modesty.
MA' VIS, n. A thrush, or bird like a thrush.
Maw, re. The stomach of animal.s : — craw.
Mawk'ish, a. Apt to give satiety or loathing-
Mawk'ish-ness, re. Aptness to cause loathing,
Mawks, re. A large, awkward slattern. [Low.\
Mawk'Y, a. Maggotty ; full of maggots.
Maw'-worm (-wiirm), re. A worm in the stomach.
Max-il'lar or MXx'il-lar [maks-il'lar, S. W.
ja.; m'aks'il-lar, P. K. Sm. Wb.], a. Maxillary.
MXx'il-la-ry, a. Belonging to the jawbone.
MXx'iM, re. A generally received and admitted
truth or principle ; a leading truth in morals ; an
adage ; an aphorism ; an axiom.
MXx'lM-isT, re. A dealer in maxims.
Max'i-mum, re.; pi. MAX'J-MA. [L.] The great-
est quantity attainable in a given case; — opposed
to minimum, the smallest.
May (ma), auxiliary verb. [i. mtght.J To be per-
mitted ; to be allowed ; to be possible.
May (ma), re. The fifth month of the year.
May, v. re. To gather flowers on May morning.
May '-DAY (ma'da), re. The first day of May.
MAy'-FLOVV er, re. A flower that blossoms In

May'-game^ re,. A diversion ; a sport ; a play.
Mayhem (ma'hem or mam), n. (^Law.) Act oi

maiming ; lameness ; maim.
May'ing, re. The gathering of flowers in May.
May'OR [ma'ur, W. J. F. Ja. Sm. Wb. ; mar, S.

K.], re. The chief magistrate of a city.
Ma Y 'or-AL-ty, re. The office of a mayor.
May'or-Ess, re. The wife of a mayor.
May'-pole, h. a pole to be danced round in May.
MXz'ARD, re. [A jaw, Shak.] ; — a sort of cherry.
Maze, n. A place or state of perplexity ; a laby-
rinth ; confusion ; uncertainty ; perplexity.
Maze, v. a. To bewilder ; to confuse.
Maze, v. re. To be bewildered ; to be confounded.
Maz'ed-ness, re. Confusion; astonishment.
Ma-z6l'p-(JY, re. A branch of zoology, which

treats of the mammalia ; mammalogy.
Ma'zy, a. Perplexed with vv'indings ; confused.
Mi5, pron. Tlie objective case of/.
Mead, n. A drink made of water and honey : —

meadow ; — used in poetry for meadow.
Mead'ow (med'o), re. Grass land annually mown
for hay : — in the United States, it is often limited
to low or marshy land.
Mea'gre (niG'ger), a. Lean ; thin ; poor ; barrea
Mea'GRE-LV" (nie'gpr-le), «(/. Poorly; thinly.
Mea'GRE-NESs (inG'ger-nes), re. Leanness.
Meal, n. A repast: — the edible part of corn.

MIeN, SIR; M6VE,N(iE,sCN; bClL, BIJR, ROLE. — r, n, *, .yo/<; «, G, c, |,/iarc/,- ^ as z ; ^.as gz: THIS.




M£a1i'i-Ness, n. The quality of being mealy.

Meal'-mXn, n. One who deals in meal.

MfiAL'y, a. Having or resembling meal.

MEAL'Y-MoOTHED(me'le-nibuthd), a. Bashful;
using soft words ; suppressing the truth.

Mean, a. Wanting dignity; of low rank; base;
contemptible ; low ; vile ; coarse : — middle ;
intermediate ; moderate.

Mean, n. A middle state between two extremes ;
a medium ; a middle rate ; mediocrity. — PI. In-
come. See Means.

Mean, v. n. To have in mind ; to purpose.

Mean, v. a. To purpose ; to intend ; to design.

Me-An'der, n. A maze ; a labyrinth ; a winding.

Me-An'der, v. n. To run with a winding course.

M^-An'drous, a. Winding ; meandering.

Mean'ing, v.. That which is meant ; design ; pur-
pose ; intention ; signification ; the sense.

Mean'ly, ad. In a mean manner ; basely.

Mean'ness, re. Want of excellence ; baseness.

MeAn§, n. sing, Sa. pi. An instrument ; method ;
way. — In this sense, it is commonly used in the
singular number ; as, " by this means." — PL In-
come ; revenue.

Meant (ment), i. & p. From Mean.

Mean'time, ad. In the intervening time.

Mean'whTle, ad. In the intervening time.

Mear (mer), n. A measure of ground ; mere, [i?.]

Mease [mes, S. W. Ja. C. ; mez, P. K. Sm.], n. The
number five hundred ; as, a mease of herrings.

Mea'§le§ (me'zlz), n. pi. A contagious disease.

Mea'^lv (me'zle), a. Infected with measles.

MEA§'V-RA-BLE'(mezh'u-ra-bl), a. That may be
measured : — moderate ; small in quantity.

Meas'i;-ra-ble-ness (mSzh'u-rEi-bl-nes),M. The
quality of admitting to be measured.

MisA^'u-RA-BLY (mezh'u-r?-ble), ad. Moderately.

Mea^'ure (mezh'ur),?i. That by which anything
is measured ; a standard : — proportion ; degree ;
quantity : — moderation ; limit : — metre : — musi-
cal time. — PI. Proceedings ; means to an end.

Mea§'ure (mezh'ur), v. a. To compute by rule ;
to adjust ; to proportion ; to mark out ; to allot.

Mea§'ure-l.ess (mezh'ur-les), a. Immeasurable.

M£a§'ure-ment (niezh'ur-ment), n. Act of meas-
uring ; measure , mensuration.

Mea§'UR-ER (mezh'ur-er), n. One who measures.

Meat. n. [t Food in general :] — flesh to be eaten.

Meat'-6f-fer-jng, n. An offering of food.

Meat'y, a. Having meat ; fleshy.

ME-jeHXN'lc, n. One employed in mechanical or
manual labor ; an artisan ; an artificer.

Me-jGhXn'ic, ) a. Relating to mechanism or

Me-bhXn'i-cal, \ mechanics; employed in man-
ual labor: — servile. Mechanical powers, six in

number, viz. the lever, wheel and axle, pulley,
inclined plane, wedge, and screw.

ME-jeHXN'l-CAL-LY, ad. According to mechanism.

ME-£HAN'i-CAli-NESS, n. Mechanism.

MEjeH-A-Nl"ciAN (mek-a-nish'jn), n. A maker
of machines; a mechanist.

Me-£;han'ics, 71. pi. The science of the laws of
matter and motion ; or the science which treats of
forces and powers, and their action on bodies,
either directly or by the operation of machinery.

MEjeH'AN-T^M, n. Action according to the laws of
mechanics: — the construction of a machine.

Me£;h'an-ist, n. One versed in mechanics ; a
mechanician: — a machinist; a maker of ma-

Mebh'lin, n. A kind of lace, made at Mechlin.

Me-bho'a-can or Me-cho'a-cXn, n. A large
rootjjr white jalap, a mild purgative.

Me-co'ni-Om, n. [L.] The expressed juice of
the white poppy ; opium.

Med'al, 71. An ancient coin : — a piece of metal
stamped in honor of some person or event.

Me-dal'lic, a. Pertaining to medals.

Me-dXl'lion (me-dal'yun), n. A large medal.

Med'al-list, 71. A person skilled in medals: —
one who gains a prize-medal.

Med'al lur-^y, n. The art of making medals.

Med'dle, v. n. To have to do ; to interpose.

Med'dler, 71. One who meddles ; ahusy-body.

MEd'dle-some, a. Intermeddling ; ofticious.

Med'dle-some-ness, 71. Ofiiciousness.

Med'dling, 71. Officious interposition.

Med'dling,P. a. Interposing ofliciouslv.

Me' DI-A,n. [L.] PL o{ Medium.

Med-i-jE'val, a. Relating to the middle ages: —
written also medieval.

Me'di-al, a. Noting an average ; mean.

Me'di-ant, n. (Mas.) An appellation given to
the third above the key-note.

Me'di-Ate, v. n. To interpose as a friend between
two parties ; to intercede : to interfere.

Me'di-ate, 7). a. To effect by mediation.

Me'di-ate, a. Interposed; intervening ; middle.

We'D!-ate-lv, ad. By a secondary cause.

Me-di-a'tion, 77. Act of mediating ; intervention ;
interposition ; intercession.

Me'di-a-tqr, n. [L.] One who interposes be-
tween two parties; an intercessor: — the Re-

Me-di-^-to'ri-al, a. Belonging to a mediator.

ME-Di-A'TOR-SHIP, n. The office of a mediator.

Me-di-a'trix, n. [L.] A female mediator.

MED'i-CA-BLE, a. That may be healed.

Med'i-cal, a. Relating to medicine ; medicinal.

MiiD't-CAL-LY, ad. Physically; medicinally.

Med'J-cA-MENT [med'e-ka-ment, S. P. J. Ja. Srn.
Wb, ; med'e-kfi-meiit or me-dik'si-ment, W. F.'],
n. Any thing used in healing ; medicine.

Med-i-c^-ment'al, a. Relating to medicaments.

Med'i-cate, v. a. To tincture with medicine.

Med-i-ca'tiqn, 71. The act of medicating.

Med'i-ca-tive, a. Tending to cure ; medicinal.

Me-dT^'i-na-BLE, a. Medicinal ; sanative.

*Me-d'i^'i-nal [me-dis'e-nal, P. F. K. Sm. C.
Wb. ; me-dis'e-nai or med-e-sl'nal, S. tV. J. Ja.],
a. Belonging to physic or medicine ; healing ;

*Me-di9'i-nal-l,y, ad. In a medicinal manner.

*MED'l-ciNE [med'de-sin, fV. P. J. E. F. Ja. C. ;
med'sjn, S. K. ; med'e-sin, colloquially nied'sin,
Sm.], n. That branch of physic which relates to
the healing of diseases ; the art of healing: — a
drug ; physic ; a remedy.

*tMEl)'l-ciNE, V. a. To cure by medicine. Shak,

Me-di'j:-ty, n. The middle state or part ; half.

Me'di-o-cre (me'de-o-kur), a. Of moderate de-
gree ; middling ; medial.

Me'di-o-crist, 71. One of middling abilities.

ME-DJ-oc'Ri-TY [me-de-ok're-te, P. J. F. Ja. K.
Sm. ; me-de-bk're-te or me-je-ok're-te, fV. ; me-
jok're-te, S.],n. Moderate degree ; middle rate,
state, or degree ; moderation. [on.

Med'i-tate, v. a. To plan ; to scheme ; to think

Med'i-tate, v. n. To dwell in thought on any
thing ; to think ; to contemplate.

Med-i-ta'tion, n. Deep thought ; contemplation.

Med'i-ta-tive, a. Given to meditation ; reflective.

MiJD-i-TER-RA'NE-AN, a. Encircled by land, as a
sea ; lying between lands.

ME'DI-iJM [me'de-um, P. J. Ja. Sm. ; niE'dyum,
S. E. F.K. j mU'de-umor me'je-iim, TV.], n.
L. pi. me' Dl-A ; Eng. Me'di-Dms. A space or
substance passed through: — the mean or middle
state or degree ; mean.

Med'lar, n. A tree and the fruit of the tree.

Med'ley (med'le), 77. Amixtiire; mingled mass.

MiiB'LEY (med'le), a. Mingled ; confused.

Me-dijl'lar, a. The same as Medullary.

MEd'ul-la-ry or ME-Drn/i.A-RV [med',
W.Ja. C.'JVi).; nie-dul'la-re, S. P. K. Sm.], a.
Relating to the marrow or pith.

Me-dOl'line, 77. The pith of the sunflower, &c.

MOed, 77. A reward ; recompense. [Poetical.]

MiiEK, a. Mild ; not proud ; gentle; humble.

MiJiJK'EN (me'kn), v. a. To make meek.

MiJEK'LY, a(i. Mildly; gently; humbly.

Meek'ness, 77. Gentleness ; mildness ; humility.

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Meer, 7t. & a. See Mere.
Meet, a. Fit ; proper ; qualified ; suitable.
Meet, v. a. [i. met; pp. meeting, met.] To
come together from opposite directions ; to come
face to face ; to join ; to encounter ; to find.
Meet, v. n. To encounter ; to assemble.
Meet'er, n. One who meets or accosts another.
Meet'ing, n. An assembly ; interview ; a conflux.
Meet'ing-HoOse, n, A house of public worship;

chapel. See Chubch.
Meet'ly, ad. Fitly ; properly ; suitably.
Meet'ness, n. Fitness ; propriety ; suitableness.
Meg'a-cosm, n. The great world ; macrocosm.
Meg'a-scope, n. An optical instrument.
Me'GRIM;, n A disorder of the head ; vertigo.
Mei-5'sis, 71. [Gr J {Rhet.) A hyperbolical dimi-
nution, representing a thing less than it is.
Mel'an-£Ii6l-ic, a. Dejected; melancholy.
MEL,'AN-jeH6L-i-NESS, ji State of being melan-
choly ; melancholy.
Mel'an-jEHOl-ist, n. A melancholy person. [R.]
Mel'an-£;h6l-v, n. A disease of the mind char-
acterized by depression of spirits and apprehension
of evil; gloomy state of mind; sadness; depres-
sion of spirits : dejection. See Insanity.
Mel'an-jEHOl-v, a. Gloomy ; dismal ; dejected.
J>fE-i^JV/S£' (ine-lanzh'), «• [Fr.] A mixture.
JUe LE E (^mA-WJ, V. [Fr.] A battle ; a conflict.
Mel'i-Lot, n. A species of trefoil or clover.
*Mel'io-RATE (mel'yp-rat) [me'le-o-ral, IV. P.J.
Ja.: me'lyorat, S. E. F. K. Sm. C.],v.a. To
make better ; to improve ; to ameliorate.
*Mel-IP-ra'tion (mel-yo-ra'shun), n. Improve-
ment ; amelioration.
Mel-lTf'er-oCs, a. Productive of honey.
MEl-li-FI-CA'tion, 71. Production of honey.
Mel-lIe'Lu-ence, 71. A flow of honey or sweet-
Mel-lTf'lij-ent, ) a. Flowing as with honey ;
Mel-lTf'lu-Oijs, \ sweetly flowing.
MEl'low (mel'16), a. Soft ; fully ripe : — drunk.
MfiL'LOW (mel-lo), v. a. To ripen : — to soften.
MEl'low, v. n. To grow mature ; to ripen, [ness.
Mel'low-ness, n. JNIaturity ; ripeness : — soft-
MEL'LOW-Y^inel'lo-e),a. Soft ; unctuous ; mellow.
Mel-o-cq-ton', n. A quince : — a yellow peach :
— written also melicotoon, malacatune, malacaton,
and malagatune.
*Me-l6'D!-oDs [me-lo'de-iis, P. J. Ja. Sm. ; me-
lo'dyus, S. E. F. K. ; me-lo'de-iis or me-l6'je-us,
TV.], a. Having melody ; musical ; harmonious.
♦MjE-LO'DI-OCiS-LY, arf. Musically; harmoniously.
*ME-L6'D!-ous-Ni3SS, 71. Sweetness of sound.
Mel'p-dIze, v. a. To make melodious.
M£l-o-dr.^-ivi5.t'ic, a. Relating to a melodrame.
MfiL'p-DRAME [mel'o-dram, Ja. i me'lg-drain,
Sm.], n. A dramatic performance, in wliich songs
are intermixed ,
Mel'P-dy, 71. An agreeable succession of sounds
of a single voire ; sweetness of sound ; harmony ;
accordance ; music.

Sy/i. Melody of song, voice; harmony in a

concert, or many parts combined ; accordance of
sounds ; taste for music,
MfiL'pN, n. A well-known plant and its fruit.
MElt, v. a. To dissolve; to make liquid: — to

M£lt, v. n. To become liquid ; to be softened.
MfiLT'ER. n. One who melts metals, &c.
MElt'ing, 7t. Act of softening : inteneration.
MEm'Ber, 71. A part of any thing: a limb; a
clause : — one of a society or community.

Syn. — The body has many members ; the legs
and arms are limbs; member of the body, of so-
ciety ; limb of a tree ; clause of a sentence.
MEm'bered (mem'berd), a. Having limbs.
MfiM'BER-silIP, 7?. State of a member ; union.
MEM-BRA-Na'ceoi;s (mein-bra-na'shus), a. Con-
sisting of membranes ; meinbranoiis.
MEm'BRANE, 71. [membrana, L.] A web of several
sorts of fibres ; a thin, elastic, white skin.

Mem-bra'ne-oOs, a. Same as membranaceous.
Mem-bra-nJf'er-ous, a. Producing membranes,
Mj2M'bra-\oDs, a. Consisting of, or constructed

like, membranes ; membranaceous.
Me-men'to, 71. [L.] PI. ME-MisN'TOf. A me-
morial ; a notice ; a hint.
Me-men'to mo'rl, [L.] Remember death-
Me-MOIR' (me-mbir' or mem'war) [me-mbir' or
mem'war, TV. P. F. Ja. C. i me-mblr' or me'-
mwar, S. ; mem'war, J. K. Sm ], n. [memoire, Fr.]
All account of transactions familiarly written : —
a biographical notice. See HisTORy.
Mem-ora-bil' i-A,n, pi. [L.] Things worthy

of being recorded or remembered.
Mem'p-rable, a. Worthy of remembrance ; sig'

nal ; illustrious ; remarkable.
Mem'p-ra-bly, ad. In a memorable manner.
Memo-ran' DUM, n. [L.] h. pi. me^io-ran'.
DA ;Er\g. MEM-p-RAN'oyM^. A note to help tho
memory ; a notice ; a record.
Mem'p-ra-ti VE, a. Tending to preserve memory.
Me-m6'ri-al, a. Preserving memory,
Me-mo'ri-al, 71. Something to preserve tho
memory; a monument; record: — a written ad-
dress, soliciting attention to something.
Me-mo'ri-al-ist, n. One who signs a memorial.
ME-M5'Ri-AL-iZE, V. a. To address by a me-
MiiM'p-RlZE, V. a. To record ; to register.
MiiM'p-Ry, 71. The faculty of retaining or recol-

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