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Section 13: Words Starting with M. machine m . a . c . h . i . n . e . machine.
machine means any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to
perform or assist in the performance of human tasks. Machines have replaced human labour
in many industries. machinery m . a . c . h . i . n . e . r . y
. machinery. machinery means machines or machine systems collectively. An expensive piece of
machinery . mad m . a . d . mad. mad means roused to anger.
Affected with madness or insanity.a man who had gone mad.
magazine m . a . g . a . z . i . n . e . magazine. magazine means a periodic publication containing
pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it.
It takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money.
magic m . a . g . i . c . magic. magic means possessing or using or characteristic of or
appropriate to supernatural powers. Magic signs that protect against adverse influence.
mail m . a . i . l . mail. mail means the system whereby messages are transmitted via
the post office. He works for the United States mail service.
main m . a . i . n . main. main means most important element. The main doors were of
solid glass. mainly m . a . i . n . l . y . mainly. mainly
means for the most part. He is mainly interested in butterflies.
maintain m . a . i . n . t . a . i . n . maintain. maintain means keep in safety and protect
from harm, decay, loss, or destruction. The museum curator maintained the ancient manuscripts.
major m . a . j . o . r . major. major means of greater importance or stature or rank.
Your grandfather was a major in the army. majority m . a . j . o . r . i . t . y . majority.
majority means the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number
of two parts; the main part. The majority of his customers prefer it.
make m . a . k . e . make. make means make or cause to be or to become; give certain
properties to something. This invention will make you a millionaire.
make m . a . k . e . make. make means to invent something. I've given talks so many times that now I
just make them up as I go along make m . a . k . e . make. make means cosmetics
applied to the face to improve or change your appearance. Scarcely had she put on her make-up
before he arrived. male m . a . l . e . male. male means characteristic
of a man. A person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies. The typical ratio
of male to female births is about 105 males for every 100 females.
mall m . a . l . l . mall. mall means mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped
complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient
parking area. They spent their weekends at the local malls.
man m . a . n . man. man means an adult person who is male. There were two women and six
men on the bus. manage m . a . n . a . g . e . manage. manage
means be successful; achieve a goal. I managed to carry the box upstairs.
management m . a . n . a . g . e . m . e . n . t . management. management means the act
of managing something. He was given overall management of the program.
manager m . a . n . a . g . e . r . manager. manager means someone who controls resources
and expenditures. The new manager is already developing a reputation for briskness in getting
things done. manner m . a . n . n . e . r . manner. manner
means how something is done or how it happens. Her easy-going manner conceals a ruthless
business sense. manufacture m . a . n . u . f . a . c . t
. u . r . e . manufacture. manufacture means put together out of components or parts. The
company manufactures plastic chairs. manufacturing m . a . n . u . f . a . c . t
. u . r . i . n . g . manufacturing. manufacturing means the organized action of making of goods
and services for sale. American manufacturing is making increased use of computers to control
production. manufacturer m . a . n . u . f . a . c . t
. u . r . e . r . manufacturer. manufacturer means a business engaged in manufacturing
some product. There are very few manufacturing industries in this city.
many m . a . n . y . many. many means a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often
preceded by as or too or so or that; amounting to a large but indefinite number. Take as
many apples as you like. map m . a . p . map. map means a diagrammatic
representation of the earth's surface or part of it. They carried a map with them in case
they should lose their way. March M . a . r . c . h . March. March means
the month following February and preceding April. I flew to Milan in early March.
march m . a . r . c . h . march. march means walk fast, with regular or measured steps;
walk with a stride. The soldiers marched across the border.
mark m . a . r . k . mark. mark means the impression created by doing something unusual
or extraordinary that people notice and remember. He left an indelible mark on the American
theater. market m . a . r . k . e . t . market.marketmeansthe
world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold.without competition
there would be no market. marketing m . a . r . k . e . t . i . n . g
. marketing. marketing means the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling
and distributing a product or service. Most companies have a manager in charge of marketing.
marriage m . a . r . r . i . a . g . e . marriage. marriage means two people who are married
to each other. His second marriage was happier than the first.
marry m . a . r . r . y . marry. marry means take in marriage. He married Jean in 1975.
married m . a . r . r . i . e . d . married. married means of or relating to the state
of marriage. She's married to John. mass m . a . s . s . mass. mass means a large
number or amount or extent. A high mass of rock.
massive m . a . s . s . i . v . e . massive. massive means imposing in size or bulk or
solidity. The massive proportions of Stalinist architecture.
master m . a . s . t . e . r . master. master means an artist of consummate skill. A master
of the violin. match m . a . t . c . h . match. match means
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics. The two stories
don't match in many details. matching m . a . t . c . h . i . n . g . matching.
matching means intentionally matched. Curtains and walls were color matching.
mate m . a . t . e . mate. mate means a fellow member of a team. It was his first start against
his former teammates. material m . a . t . e . r . i . a . l . material.
material means the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.
Wheat is the material they use to make bread. mathematics m . a . t . h . e . m . a . t
. i . c . s . mathematics. mathematics means a science dealing with the logic of quantity
and shape and arrangement. You need to know basic mathematics in order to study statistics.
matter m . a . t . t . e . r . matter. matter means that which has mass and occupies space.
An atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter.
maximum m . a . x . i . m . u . m . maximum. maximum means the greatest or most complete
or best possible. The maximum load for this bridge is two tonnes.
may m . a . y . may. may is a modal verb. It is used to indicate that something will
possibly happen or be true in the future, but you cannot be certain. We may have some
rain today May M . a . y . May. May means the month following
April and preceding June. She started work here last May.
maybe m . a . y . b . e . maybe. maybe means something may happen or may be true but not
certain. Maybe she will call tomorrow. mayor m . a . y . o . r . mayor. mayor means
the head of a city government. The mayor of our city is of Chinese origin.
me m . e . me. me means is a pronoun. Me is the form of I that is used by the person speaking
or writing to refer to himself or herself. He bought me a drink.
meal m . e . a . l . meal. meal means the food served and eaten at one time. Mavis ate
her meal in silence. mean m . e . a . n . mean. mean means mean
or intend to express or convey. You never understand what I mean!
meaning m . e . a . n . i . n . g . meaning. meaning means the message that is intended
or expressed or signified. What is the meaning of this sentence.
means m . e . a . n . s . means. means means how a result is obtained or an end is achieved.
An example is the best means of instruction. by means of by means of. by means of means
with the use or help of. Our thought is expressed by means of language.
meanwhile m . e . a . n . w . h . i . l . e . meanwhile. meanwhile means during the intervening
time. Meanwhile I will not think about the problem.
measure m . e . a . s . u . r . e . measure. measure means determine the measurements of
something or somebody, take measurements of. Measure the length of the wall.
measurement m . e . a . s . u . r . e . m . e . n . t . measurement. measurement the
act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule. The measurements were
carefully done. meat m . e . a . t . meat. meat means the
flesh of animals including fishes and birds and snails used as food. She bought some meat
and eggs so that she might make omelets. media m . e . d . i . a . media. media means
all means of communication, such as radio, television, cinema, and print matter that
provide the public with news and entertainment. Most of the media in the United States are
driven by advertising dollars. medical m . e . d . i . c . a . l . medical.
medical means relating to the study or practice of medicine. The medical profession.
medicine m . e . d . i . c . i . n . e . medicine. medicine means the branches of medical science
that deal with nonsurgical techniques. The aspirin is in the medicine cabinet in the
bathroom. medium m . e . d . i . u . m . medium. medium
means around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures. A plane with medium
range. meet m . e . e . t . meet. meet means come
together. How nice to meet you again! meeting m . e . e . t . i . n . g . meeting.
meeting means the social act of assembling for some common purpose. His meeting with
the salesmen was the high point of his day. melt m . e . l . t . melt. melt means reduce
or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating. The wax melted
in the sun. member m . e . m . b . e . r . member. member
means one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined
and participates in a group organization). She was introduced to all the members of his
family. membership m . e . m . b . e . r . s . h . i
. p . membership. membership means the body of members of an organization or group. They
found dissension in their own membership. memory m . e . m . o . r . y . memory. memory
means the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered. He can do it from
memory. in i . n . in. in means the memory of someone
intended to show respect and remind people of someone who has died. He founded the charity
in memory of his late wife. mental m . e . n . t . a . l . mental. mental
means involving the mind or an intellectual process. Free from mental defects.
mentally m . e . n . t . a . l . l . y . mentally.mentallymeans in your mind.he suffered mentally.
mention m . e . n . t . i . o . n . mention. mention means a remark that calls attention
to something or someone. She made frequent mention of her promotion.
menu m . e . n . u . menu. menu means a list of dishes available at a restaurant. The menu
was in French. mere m . e . r . e . mere. mere means apart
from anything else; without additions or modifications. Shocked by the mere idea.
merely m . e . r . e . l . y . merely. merely means and nothing more. I was merely asking.
mess m . e . s . s . mess. mess means a state of confusion and disorderliness. The house
was a mess. message m . e . s . s . a . g . e . message.
message means a communication usually brief that is written or spoken or signaled. He
sent a three-word message. messy m . e . s . s . y . messy. messy means
dirty and disorderly. A child's messy eating habits.
metal m . e . t . a . l . metal. metal means any of several chemical elements that are
usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets.
Man began using metal tools about 5,000 years ago.
meter m . e . t . e . r . meter. meter means the basic unit of length adopted under the
Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards). He will be competing in the
100-meter and 200 meter sprints. method m . e . t . h . o . d . method. method
means a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical
arrangement (usually in steps). I think we should try again using a different method.
mg m . g . mg. mg is the written abbreviation of milligram or milligrams. a unit for measuring
weight; a 1 000th of a gram.An effective dosage for supplemental calcium is 800 to 1,200 milligrams per
day for most women. mid m . i . d . mid. mid means used in combination
to denote the middle. In mid-1958. middle m . i . d . d . l . e . middle. middle
means an area that is approximately central within some larger region. They ran forward
into the middle of the struggle. midnight m . i . d . n . i . g . h . t . midnight.
midnight means 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night. Young children should not be
allowed to stay up until midnight. might m . i . g . h . t . might. might is
modal verb. It is used when showing that something is or was possible. He might get there in
time, but I can't be sure. mild m . i . l . d . mild. mild means moderate
in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme. Would you like the spices in
your meal mild or hot? mile m . i . l . e . mile. mile means a unit
of length equal to 1760 yards. The smell of a skunk can be detected by a human over a
mile away. military m . i . l . i . t . a . r . y . military.
military means characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military. Military uniforms.
milk m . i . l . k . milk. milk means a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and
used as food by human beings. Children should drink milk every day.
milligram m . i . l . l . i . g . r . a . m . milligram. milligram means is a unit of
weight that is equal to a thousandth of a gramme. 0.5 milligrams of mercury.
millimeter m . i . l . l . i . m . e . t . e . r . millimeter. millimeter means a metric
unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. In Israel, violent storms sometimes
bring in 100 millimeters of rainfall in just 24 hours.
mind m . i . n . d . mind. mind means that which is responsible for one's thoughts and
feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason. I couldn't get his words out of my mind.
mine m . i . n . e . mine. mine means is a pronoun. It means of or belonging to the person
writing or speaking. He's a friend of mine. mineral m . i . n . e . r . a . l . mineral.
mineral means solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite
chemical composition. I always carry a bottle of mineral water with me.
minimum m . i . n . i . m . u . m . minimum. minimum means the least possible. A minimal
charge for the service. minister m . i . n . i . s . t . e . r . minister.
minister means a person authorized to conduct religious worship. Clergymen are usually called
ministers in Protestant churches. ministry m . i . n . i . s . t . r . y . ministry.
ministry means building where the business of a government department is transacted.
The Ministry of Agriculture. minor m . i . n . o . r . minor. minor means
of lesser importance or stature or rank. Many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen.
minority m . i . n . o . r . i . t . y . minority. minority means being or relating to the smaller
in number of two parts. When the vote was taken they were in the minority.
minute m . i . n . u . t . e . minute. minute means each of the 60 parts of an hour, that
are equal to 60 seconds. It's four minutes to six.
mirror m . i . r . r . o . r . mirror. mirror means polished surface that forms images by
reflecting light. He looked at himself in the mirror.
miss m . i . s . s . miss. miss means fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or
the mind. She missed his point. Miss M . i . s . s . Miss. Miss means a girl
or unmarried woman when you are speaking to her or referring to her. I'd like to make
an appointment with Miss Taylor. missing m . i . s . s . i . n . g . missing.
missing means not existing; not able to be found. Character development is missing from
the book. mistake m . i . s . t . a . k . e . mistake.
mistake means a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention.
I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical mistakes.
mistaken m . i . s . t . a . k . e . n . mistaken. mistaken means wrong in opinion or judgment.
A mistaken belief. mix m . i . x . mix. mix means to bring or
combine together or with something else. Oil does not mix with water.
mixed m . i . x . e . d . mixed. mixed means caused to combine or unite. The waiter mixed
up our orders, so none of us got what we wanted. mixture m . i . x . t . u . r . e . mixture.
mixture means any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients. He drank a mixture
of beer and lemonade. mm m . m . mm. mm is an abbreviation for millimetre
or millimetres. A metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. A tiny little
transparent pill, about 20 millimetres long. mobile m . o . b . i . l . e . mobile. mobile
means moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place). A mobile
missile system. model m . o . d . e . l . model. model means
a particular design or type of product. The computer program was based on a model of the
circulatory and respiratory systems. modern m . o . d . e . r . n . modern. modern
means relating to a recently developed fashion or style. The modern flush toilet was invented
by Thomas Crapper in 1878. mom m . o . m . mom. mom means informal terms
for a mother. My homestay mom always encourages me to speak English.
moment m . o . m . e . n . t . moment. moment means a particular point in time; an indefinitely
short time. The moment he arrived the party began.
Monday M . o . n . d . a . y . Monday. Monday means the second day of the week; the first
working day. She did not visit me on Sunday but on Monday.
money m . o . n . e . y . money. money means the most common medium of exchange; functions
as legal tender. We tried to collect the money he owed us.
monitor m . o . n . i . t . o . r . monitor. monitor means display produced by a device
that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor. Your
computer monitor should be level with your eyes.
month m . o . n . t . h . month. month means one of the twelve divisions of the calendar
year; a time unit of approximately 30 days. He was given a month to pay the bill.
mood m . o . o . d . mood. mood means a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of
feeling. Ether he praised or cursed me depended on his mood at the time.
moon m . o . o . n . moon. moon means the natural satellite of the Earth. Men first
stepped on the moon in 1969. moral m . o . r . a . l . moral. moral means
relating to principles of right and wrong. Ayer once observed that no moral system can
rest solely on authority. morally m . o . r . a . l . l . y . morally.
morally means in a moral manner. He acted morally under the circumstances.
more m . o . r . e . more. more means used to form the comparative of some adjectives
and adverbs. I'm getting more and more gray hair.
moreover m . o . r . e . o . v . e . r . moreover. moreover meansin addition. The cellar was
dark; moreover, mice nested there. morning m . o . r . n . i . n . g . morning.
morning means the time period between dawn and noon. I spent the morning running errands.
most m . o . s . t . most. most means used to form the superlative. The king cobra is
the most dangerous snake. mostly m . o . s . t . l . y . mostly. mostly
means in large part; mainly or chiefly. These accounts are mostly inactive.
mother m . o . t . h . e . r . mother. mother means a woman who has given birth to a child
(also used as a term of address to your mother). The mother of three children.
motion m . o . t . i . o . n . motion. motion means a change of position that does not entail
a change of location. The reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise.
motor m . o . t . o . r . motor. motor means machine that converts other forms of energy
into mechanical energy and so imparts motion. New York was the first state to require the
licensing of motor vehicles, in 1901. motorcycle m . o . t . o . r . c . y . c . l
. e . motorcycle. motorcycle means a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame.
The repairs on my motorcycle are going to cost over $500.
mount m . o . u . n . t . mount. mount means put up or launch. Mount a campaign against
pornography. mountain m . o . u . n . t . a . i . n . mountain.
mountain means a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill.
Three climbers were killed during an assault on the south face of the mountain.
mouse m . o . u . s . e . mouse. mouse means any of numerous small rodents typically resembling
diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender
usually hairless tails. The cat slowly approached the bush where the mouse was hiding.
mouth m . o . u . t . h . mouth. mouth means the opening through which food is taken in
and vocalizations emerge. He stuffed his mouth with candy.
move m . o . v . e . move.movemeanschange location; move, travel, or proceed.The soldiers
moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell.
moving m . o . v . i . n . g . moving. moving means in motion. The moving parts of the machine.
movement m . o . v . e . m . e . n . t . movement. movement means a change of position that does
not entail a change of location. The reflex movement of his eyebrows revealed his surprise.
movie m . o . v . i . e . movie. movie means a form of entertainment that enacts a story
by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement. They went to a movie
every Saturday night. movie m . o . v . i . e . movie. movie theater
means a theater where films are shown. The owners of the movie theater chain are trying
to force their employees to take a cut in salary.
Mr M . r . Mr. Mr. is a form of address for a man. Mr. Togawa was nominated for mayor.
Mrs M . r . s . Mrs. Mrs. is a form of address for a married woman. Chewtarou is Mrs. Tanaka's
dog. Ms M . s . Ms. Ms. is a form of address for
a woman. Ms. Tanaka wasn't shot even once in the mock battles.
much m . u . c . h . much. much means to a great degree or extent. She's much better
now. mud m . u . d . mud. mud means water soaked
soil; soft wet earth. The monster rose from the mud and howled at the full moon.
multiply m . u . l . t . i . p . l . y . multiply. multiply means combine by multiplication.
combine or increase by multiplication. He managed to multiply his profits.
murder m . u . r . d . e . r . murder. murder means unlawful premeditated killing of a human
being by a human being. His lawyer has filed an appeal of his conviction for attempted
murder. muscle m . u . s . c . l . e . muscle. muscle
means one of the contractile organs of the body. The heart is simply a big muscle used
to pump blood. museum m . u . s . e . u . m . museum. museum
means a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or
artistic value. The museum is holding a special exhibit of the paintings of Emily
Carr. music m . u . s . i . c . music. music means
an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones
in a structured and continuous manner. The background music in the movie was really effective
in creating a mood of romance. musical m . u . s . i . c . a . l . musical.
musical means characterized by or capable of producing music. A musical evening.
musician m . u . s . i . c . i . a . n . musician. musician means someone who plays a musical
instrument (as a profession). She was an excellent musician despite the fact that she had no
formal training. must m . u . s . t . must. must means is a
modal verb. It is used to indicate something that is necessary or important. You must make
up for lost time. my m . y . my. my means belonging to, or associated
with the speaker or writer. My own ideas. myself m . y . s . e . l . f . myself. myself
means is used as the object of a verb or preposition when the subject refers to the same person.
I looked at myself in the mirror. mysterious m . y . s . t . e . r . i . o . u
. s . mysterious. mysterious means having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious
to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding. The mysterious learning of the ancients.
mystery m . y . s . t . e . r . y . mystery. mystery means something that baffles understanding
and cannot be explained. It remains one of nature's mystery.
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