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me |miː| — a state in New England
mead |miːd| — United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
meadow |ˈmedəʊ| — a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay
meadowsweet |ˈmedəʊˌswiːt| — (botany) A Eurasian perennial flowering plant of Rosaceae family, Filipendula ulmaria.
meadowy |ˈmedəʊɪ| — of, or pertaining to, meadows.
meager |ˈmiːɡər| — deficient in amount or quality or extent
meagre |ˈmiːɡər| — deficient in amount or quality or extent
meal |miːl| — the food served and eaten at one time
mealies |ˈmiːlɪz| — plural form of mealie
mealiness |ˈmiːlɪnɪs| — The property of being mealy.
meals-on-wheels |ˈmiːlzɒnˈwiːlz| — (idiomatic) A service that delivers food to those unable to cook for themselves such as the elderly and people with disabilities.
mealtime |ˈmiːltaɪm| — the hour at which a meal is habitually or customarily eaten
mealworm |ˈmiːlwɜːrm| — the larva of beetles of the family Tenebrionidae
mealy |ˈmiːlɪ| — composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
mealy-bug |ˈmiːlɪ bʌɡ| — Alternative spelling of mealybug.
mealy-mouthed |ˈmiːlɪ maʊðd| — hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
mealybug — scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive especially of fruit trees
mean |miːn| — an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean-spirited |ˈmiːnˈspɪrɪtɪd| — Alternative spelling of mean-spirited.
meander |mɪˈændər| — a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
meandering |mɪˈændərɪŋ| — of a path e.g.
meanie |ˈmiːnɪ| — a person of mean disposition
meaning |ˈmiːnɪŋ| — the message that is intended or expressed or signified
meaningful |ˈmiːnɪŋfl| — having a meaning or purpose
meaningfully |ˈmiːnɪŋfəlɪ| — in a meaningful manner; so as to be meaningful
meaningfulness |ˈmiːnɪŋfəl| — the quality of having great value or significance
meaningless |ˈmiːnɪŋləs| — producing no result or effect
meaninglessness |ˈmiːnɪŋləs| — a message that seems to convey no meaning
meaningly |ˈmiːnɪŋlɪ| — With an implied meaning; with significance; meaningfully.
meanly |ˈmiːnlɪ| — in a nasty ill-tempered manner
meanness |ˈmiːnnəs| — the quality of being deliberately mean
means |miːnz| — thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
meant |ment| — Simple past tense and past participle of mean.
meantime |ˈmiːntaɪm| — the time between one event, process, or period and another
meanwhile |ˈmiːnwaɪl| — the time between one event, process, or period and another
mease |ˈmiːz| — (UK, dialect, dated) five hundred
measles |ˈmiːzlz| — an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
measly |ˈmiːzlɪ| — contemptibly small in amount
measurable |ˈmeʒərəbl| — of distinguished importance
measurably |ˈmeʒərəblɪ| — to a measurable degree
measure |ˈmeʒər| — any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
measure out |ˈmeʒər ˈaʊt| — determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
measure up |ˈmeʒər ʌp| — prove capable or fit; meet requirements
measured |ˈmeʒərd| — the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
measureless |ˈmeʒərləs| — without limits in extent or size or quantity
measurement |ˈmeʒərmənt| — the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
measurements |ˈmeʒərmənts| — plural form of measurement
measurer |ˈmeʒərər| — a person who makes measurements
measuring |ˈmeʒərɪŋ| — the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
meat |miːt| — the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
meat-eating |ˈmiːˌtɪtɪŋ| — (of animals) carnivorous
meat-safe |ˈmiːt seɪf| — A ventilated cupboard used to keep meat away from flies and similar pests.
meatball |ˈmiːtbɔːl| — ground meat formed into a ball and fried or simmered in broth
meatiness — The property of being meaty.
meatless |ˈmiːtləs| — lacking meat
meatman |ˈmiːtˌmæn| — a retailer of meat
meaty |ˈmiːtɪ| — being on topic and prompting thought
meccano |mɪˈkɑːnəʊ| — a child's construction set for making mechanical models
mechanic |məˈkænɪk| — a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools
mechanical |məˈkænɪkl| — using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices
mechanically |məˈkænɪklɪ| — in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism
mechanician |ˌmekəˈnɪʃən| — (dated) One skilled in the theory or construction of machines.
mechanics |məˈkanɪks| — the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
mechanism |ˈmekənɪzəm| — the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
mechanist |ˈmekənəst| — a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism
mechanistic |ˌmekəˈnɪstɪk| — explained in terms of physical forces
mechanization |ˌmekənəˈzeɪʃən| — the condition of having a highly technical implementation
mechanize |ˈmekənaɪz| — equip with armed and armored motor vehicles
mechanized |ˈmekəˌnaɪzd| — equipped with machinery
medal |ˈmedl| — an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
medalled |ˈmedld| — simple past tense and past participle of medal
medallion |məˈdælɪən| — any of various large ancient Greek coins
medallist |ˈmedəlɪst| — someone who has won a medal
meddle |ˈmedl| — intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly
meddler |ˈmedlər| — an officious annoying person who interferes with others
meddlesome |ˈmedlsəm| — intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
meddlesomeness — aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing yourself or your ideas without invitation
Medea |məˈdiːə| — (Greek mythology) a princess of Colchis who aided Jason in taking the Golden Fleece from her father
media |ˈmiːdɪə| — (anatomy) The middle layer of the wall of a blood vessel or lymph vessel which is composed of connective and muscular tissue.
mediae |ˈmedɪiː| — plural form of media
mediaeval |ˌmedɪˈiːvəl| — as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
mediaevalism — Alternative spelling of medievalism.
mediaevalist — A person who studies the medieval period of European history.
medial |ˈmiːdɪəl| — dividing an animal into right and left halves
median |ˈmiːdɪən| — the number midway between the two middle numbers in a series containing an even or odd number of items
mediastinal |ˌmiːdɪəˈstaɪnəl| — (medicine) Having to do with the mediastinum.
mediastinum |ˌmiːdiːəˈstiːnəm| — the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus
mediate |ˈmiːdɪeɪt| — act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
mediated |ˈmiːdɪˌetəd| — acting or brought about through an intervening agency
mediating |ˈmiːdɪˌetɪŋ| — Present participle of mediate.
mediation |ˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃn| — a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party
mediatize |ˈmiːdiːətaɪz| — To annex a country while allowing the ruler of the country to retain certain rights
mediator |ˈmiːdɪeɪtər| — a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
mediatorial |ˌmiːdiːəˈtɔːriːəl| — of or relating to a mediator or the duties of a mediator
mediatory |ˈmiːdiːətɔːriː| — of or related to or directed toward mediation
mediatrices |ˈmiːdɪeɪtrɪsiːz| — plural form of mediatrix
mediatrix |ˈmiːdɪətrɪks| — a woman who is a mediator
medic |ˈmedɪk| — any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves
medicable |ˈmedəkəb(ə)l| — Capable of being medicated; admitting of being cured or healed.
medical |ˈmedɪkl| — a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
medically |ˈmedɪklɪ| — involving medical practice
medicament |məˈdɪkəmənt ˈmedɪkəˌment| — (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
medicare |ˈmedɪker| — health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over
medicaster |ˈmedɪˌkæstə| — a quack doctor; someone who pretends to have medical knowledge
medicate |ˈmedɪkeɪt| — impregnate with a medicinal substance
medication |ˌmedɪˈkeɪʃn| — (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
medicative |ˈmedɪkətɪv| — having the properties of medicine
medicinal |məˈdɪsɪnl| — having the properties of medicine
medicine |ˈmedsn| — the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
medicine-man |ˈmedəsən ˌman| — A Native American shamanistic healer.
medico |ˈmedɪkəʊ| — a student in medical school
medieval |ˌmedɪˈiːvl| — as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
medievalism |ˈmiːdiːˈiːvəˈlɪzəm| — The state of being medieval
medievalist |ˈmiːdiːˈiːvəlɪst| — One who studies culture and history in the Middle Ages.
mediocre |ˌmiːdɪˈəʊkər| — moderate to inferior in quality
mediocrity |ˌmiːdɪˈɑːkrətɪ| — ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
meditate |ˈmedɪteɪt| — reflect deeply on a subject
meditation |ˌmedɪˈteɪʃn| — continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
meditative |ˈmedɪteɪtɪv| — deeply or seriously thoughtful
meditatively |ˈmedɪtətɪvlɪ| — in a meditative manner
mediterranean |ˌmedɪtəˈreɪnɪən| — the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
medium |ˈmiːdɪəm| — a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
medium-size — intermediate in size
medium-sized |ˌmiːdɪəmˈsaɪzd| — intermediate in size
medlar |ˈmedlər| — small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit
medley |ˈmedlɪ| — a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
medulla |məˈdələ| — a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
medullary |ˈmedleriː| — containing or consisting of or resembling bone marrow
medusa |məˈduːsə| — (Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus
medusae |mɪˈdjuːziː| — plural form of medusa
meed |miːd| — a fitting reward
meek |miːk| — humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
meekly |ˈmiːklɪ| — in a submissive or spiritless manner
meekness |ˈmiːknəs| — the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
meerkat |ˈmɪrkæt| — a mongoose-like viverrine of South Africa having a face like a lemur and only four toes
meerschaum |ˈmɪəʃəm| — a white clayey mineral
meet |miːt| — a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
meeting |ˈmiːtɪŋ| — a formally arranged gathering
meeting-house |ˈmiːtɪŋ haʊs| — Alternative form of meetinghouse
megacity |ˈmeɡəsɪtɪ| — A very large city; a megalopolis.
megacycle |ˈmeɡəsaɪkəl| — one million periods per second
megahertz |ˈmeɡəhɜːrts| — one million periods per second
megalith |ˈmeɡəlɪθ| — memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
megalomania |ˌmeɡələˈmeɪnɪə| — a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
megalopolis |ˌmeɡəˈlɑːpəlɪs| — a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)
megaphone |ˈmeɡəfəʊn| — a cone-shaped acoustic device held to the mouth to intensify and direct the human voice
megascope |ˈmeɡəskəʊp| — A modification of the magic lantern, used especially for throwing a magnified image of an opaque object on a screen, solar or artificial light being used.
megascopic |ˌmeɡəˈskɑːpɪk| — visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
megatherium |meɡəˈθiːəriːəm| — type genus of the Megatheriidae
megaton |ˈmeɡətʌn| — a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of one million tons of TNT
megawatt |ˈmeɡəwɑːt| — a unit of power equal to one million watts
megger |ˈmeɡər| — A megohmmeter
megilp |məˈɡɪlp| — a medium for oil-paints; linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine
megohm |ˈmeɡəʊm| — a unit of resistance equal to one million ohms
megrim |ˈmiːɡrɪm| — a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men
megrims |ˈmiːɡrɪmz| — a state of depression
melancholia |ˌmelənˈkəʊlɪə| — extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears
melancholic |ˌmelənˈkɑːlɪk| — someone subject to melancholia
melancholy |ˈmelənkɑːlɪ| — a feeling of thoughtful sadness
melanoma |ˌmeləˈnəʊmə| — any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
melatonin |ˌmeləˈtəʊnɪn| — hormone secreted by the pineal gland
meld |meld| — a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
melee |ˈmeɪleɪ| — a noisy riotous fight
melilot |ˈmelɪlɒt| — erect annual or biennial plant grown extensively especially for hay and soil improvement
melinite |ˈmeləˌnaɪt| — (mineralogy) A yellow clay mineral form Bavaria
meliorate |ˈmiːlɪəreɪt| — to make better
meliorated |ˈmiːlɪəreɪtɪd| — made better; improved
melioration |ˌmiːlɪəˈreɪʃən| — the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
meliorative |ˈmiːljəreɪtɪv| — tending to ameliorate
melisma |məˈlɪzmə| — (music) A passage of several notes sung to one syllable of text, as in Gregorian chant.
melliferous |məˈlɪfərəs| — Bearing honey
mellifluence |meˈlɪflʊəns| — (of a voice) The quality of sounding mellifluous; that is, the quality of sounding very smooth or pleasant.
mellifluent |məˈlɪfləwənt| — mellifluous
mellifluous |meˈlɪflʊəs| — pleasing to the ear
mellow |ˈmeləʊ| — soften, make mellow
mellowing |ˈmeləʊɪŋ| — the process of becoming mellow
mellowness |ˈmeləʊnəs| — a feeling of good humor and sympathy through maturity or intoxication or a relaxed state
melodic |məˈlɑːdɪk| — containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
melodious |məˈləʊdɪəs| — having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune
melodist |ˈmelədɪst| — A performer or composer of melodies
melodize |ˈmeləˌdaɪz| — supply a melody for
melodrama |ˈmelədrɑːmə| — an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization
melodramatic |ˌmelədrəˈmætɪk| — having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
melody |ˈmelədɪ| — a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
melon |ˈmelən| — any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh
Melpomene |melˈpɑːməniː| — (Greek mythology) the Muse of tragedy
melt |melt| — the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
melt down |ˈmelt ˈdaʊn| — reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
meltable — capable of melting
meltdown |ˈmeltdaʊn| — severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
melting |ˈmeltɪŋ| — the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
melting-point |ˈmeltɪŋ pɔɪnt| — (chemistry) The temperature at which the solid and liquid phases of a substance are in equilibrium; it is relatively insensitive to changes in pressure
melting-pot |ˈmeltɪŋ pɑːt| — A crucible, or similar pot, used to fuse mixtures of metals etc.
melton |ˈmeltən| — A surname.
Mem |mem| — the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
member |ˈmembər| — one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)
membership |ˈmembərʃɪp| — the body of members of an organization or group
membrane |ˈmembreɪn| — a thin pliable sheet of material
membraneous |memˈbreɪniːəs| — Alternative form of membranous.
membranous |ˈmembrənəs| — characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)
memento |məˈmentəʊ| — a reminder of past events
memo |ˈmeməʊ| — a written proposal or reminder
memoir |ˈmemwɑːr| — an account of the author's personal experiences
memoirist |ˈmemwɑːrɪst| — A person who writes a memoir.
memoirs |ˈmemwɑːrz| — plural form of memoir
memorabilia |ˌmemərəˈbɪlɪə| — a record of things worth remembering
memorability |ˌmemərəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the quality of being worth remembering
memorable |ˈmemərəbl| — worth remembering
memoranda |ˌmeməˈrændə| — a written proposal or reminder
memorandum |ˌmeməˈrændəm| — a written proposal or reminder
memorial |məˈmɔːrɪəl| — a recognition of meritorious service
memorialist |mɪˈmɔːrɪəlɪst| — A writer of memorials.
memorialize |məˈmɔːrɪəlaɪz| — address in a memorial
memorials |məˈmɔːrɪəlz| — plural form of memorial
memorization — learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
memorize |ˈmeməraɪz| — commit to memory; learn by heart
memorized |ˈmeməˌraɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of memorize
memory |ˈmemərɪ| — something that is remembered
men |men| — the force of workers available
men-at-arms |ˌmen ət ˈɑːrmz| — plural form of man-at-arms
men-children |ˈmenˌtʃɪldrən| — plural form of manchild.
men-of-war |ˌmen əv ˈwɔːr| — plural form of man-of-war
menace |ˈmenəs| — something that is a source of danger
menacing |ˈmenəsɪŋ| — threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
menage |meɪˈnɑːʒ| — a social unit living together
menagerie |məˈnædʒərɪ| — a collection of live animals for study or display
mend |mend| — sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
mendacious |menˈdeɪʃəs| — given to lying
mendacity |menˈdæsətɪ| — the tendency to be untruthful
mended |ˈmendəd| — simple past tense and past participle of mend
mender |ˈmendər| — a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
mendicancy |ˈmendɪkənsɪ| — the state of being a beggar or mendicant
mendicant |ˈmendɪkənt| — a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
mendicity |menˈdɪsɪtiː| — the state of being a beggar or mendicant
mending |ˈmendɪŋ| — garments that must be repaired
menfolk |ˈmenfəʊk| — The male members of a group.
menhaden |menˈheɪdən| — shad-like North American marine fishes used for fish meal and oil and fertilizer
menhir |ˈmenhɪr| — a tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France
menial |ˈmiːnɪəl| — a domestic servant
meningioma |mɪˌnɪndʒɪˈəʊmə| — a tumor arising in the meninges which surround the brain and spinal cord; usually slow growing and sometimes malignant
meningitis |ˌmenɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs| — infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
menisci |mɪˈnɪsaɪ| — plural form of meniscus
meniscus |məˈnɪskəs| — (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
Mennonite |ˈmenənaɪt| — a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life
menology — Alternative spelling of Menologium.
menopausal |ˌmenəˈpɔːzl| — of or relating to the menopause
menopause |ˈmenəpɔːz| — the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends
mensal — pertaining to or used at the dining table
menses |ˈmensiːz| — the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
menstrua |ˈmenstrʊə| — plural form of menstruum
menstrual |ˈmenstrʊəl| — of or relating to menstruation or the menses
menstruate |ˈmenstrʊeɪt| — undergo menstruation
menstruation |ˌmenstrʊˈeɪʃn| — the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
menstruum |ˈmenstrəm| — (archaic) a solvent
mensurable |ˈmensjʊrəbəl| — having notes of fixed rhythmic value
mensural |ˈmenʃərəl| — of or relating to measure
mensuration |ˌmensjʊˈreɪʃən| — the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
mental |ˈmentl| — affected by a disorder of the mind
mental-health — One's emotional well-being, especially with reference to one's outlook on life, ability to cope with stress or the absence of a mental disorder.
mentality |menˈtælətɪ| — a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
mentally |ˈmentəlɪ| — in your mind
mentation |menˈteɪʃən| — the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
menthol |ˈmenθɔːl| — a crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil; used as a flavoring and in medicine to relieve itching, pain, and nasal congestion
mention |ˈmenʃn| — a remark that calls attention to something or someone
mentioned |ˈmenʃənd| — simple past tense and past participle of mention
mentor |ˈmentɔːr| — a wise and trusted guide and advisor
mentoring |ˈmentərɪŋ| — Present participle of mentor.
menu |ˈmenjuː| — a list of dishes available at a restaurant
meow |mɪˈaʊ| — the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
Mephistophelean |ˌmefɪstəʊˈfiːliːən| — showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
mephitis |məˈfaɪtɪs| — a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth
mercantile |ˈmɜːrkəntaɪl| — profit oriented
mercenary |ˈmɜːrsənerɪ| — a person hired to fight for another country than their own
mercer |ˈmərsər| — a dealer in textiles (especially silks)
mercerize |ˈmɜːrsəraɪz| — treat to strengthen and improve the luster
mercery |ˈmɜːrsəriː| — (uncountable) The trade of mercers.
merchandise |ˈmɜːrtʃəndaɪs| — commodities offered for sale
merchandize — Alternative spelling of merchandise.
merchant |ˈmɜːrtʃənt| — a businessperson engaged in retail trade
merchantable |ˈmɜːrtʃəntəbl| — fit to be offered for sale
merchantman |ˈmɜːrtʃəntmən| — a cargo ship
merciful |ˈmɜːrsɪfl| — (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
mercifully |ˈmɜːrsɪfəlɪ| — in a compassionate manner
mercifulness |ˈmɜːrsɪfəlnes| — the feeling that motivates compassion
merciless |ˈmɜːrsɪləs| — having or showing no mercy
mercurial |mɜːrˈkjʊrɪəl| — liable to sudden unpredictable change
mercuriality |ˌmɜːkjʊərɪˈælɪtɪ| — Mercurial behaviour.
mercurialize |mɜːˈkjʊərɪəlaɪz| — (chemistry) To treat with mercury (the metal).
mercury |ˈmɜːrkjərɪ| — a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
mercy |ˈmɜːrsɪ| — leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
mercy-killing — Euthanasia.
mere |mɪr| — a small pond of standing water
merely |ˈmɪrlɪ| — and nothing more
meretricious |ˌmerəˈtrɪʃəs| — tastelessly showy
meretriciousness |ˌmerɪˈtrɪʃəsnəs| — an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
merganser |mərˈɡansər| — large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges
merge |mɜːrdʒ| — become one
merger |ˈmɜːrdʒər| — the combination of two or more commercial companies
merging |ˈmɜːdʒɪŋ| — the act of joining together as one
meridian |məˈrɪdɪən| — the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
meridional |məˈrɪdɪənəl| — located in the south or characteristic of southern people or places
meringue |məˈræŋ| — sweet topping especially for pies made of beaten egg whites and sugar
merino |məˈriːnəʊ| — white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality
merit |ˈmerɪt| — any admirable quality or attribute
meritocracy |ˌmerɪˈtɑːkrəsɪ| — a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects
meritocrat |ˈmerɪtəkræt| — an advocate of meritocracy
meritorious |ˌmerɪˈtɔːrɪəs| — deserving reward or praise
merle |ˈmər(ə)l| — common black European thrush
merlin |ˈmɜːrlɪn| — (Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
merlon |ˈmərlən| — a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
mermaid |ˈmɜːrmeɪd| — half woman and half fish; lives in the sea
merman |ˈmɜːrmæn| — United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984)
Merovingian |ˌmerəˈvɪndʒiːən| — a member of the Merovingian dynasty
merrily |ˈmerəlɪ| — in a joyous manner
merriment |ˈmerɪmənt| — a gay feeling
merry |ˈmerɪ| — full of or showing high-spirited merriment
merry-go-round |ˈmerɪɡɒˌrɑːwnd| — a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose)
merry-making |ˈmerɪˌmeɪkɪŋ| — Alternative spelling of merrymaking.
merrymaker |ˈmerɪmeɪkər| — a celebrant who shares in a noisy party
merrymaking |ˈmerɪmeɪkɪŋ| — a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
merrymeeting — (archaic) A meeting for mirth.
merrythought |ˈmeriːˌθɔːt| — The furcula or wishbone.
mesa |ˈmeɪsə| — flat tableland with steep edges
mesalliance |ˌmeɪzəˈlaɪəns| — a marriage with a person of inferior social status
mescaline |ˈmeskəlɪn| — the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons
mesentery |ˈmesənteriː| — a double layer of peritoneum that attaches to the back wall of the abdominal cavity and supports the small intestines
mesh |meʃ| — the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles
meshy |ˈmeʃɪ| — Formed with meshes; netted.
mesial |ˈmiːzjəl| — being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
mesmeric |mezˈmerɪk| — attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
mesmerism |ˈmezməˌrɪzəm| — the act of inducing hypnosis
mesmerist |ˈmezmərɪst| — a person who induces hypnosis
mesmerize |ˈmezməraɪz| — attract strongly, as if with a magnet
mesmerizing |ˈmezməˌraɪzɪŋ| — attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
Mesoamerican — a member of one of the various peoples inhabiting Mesoamerica
meson |ˈmeɪˌzɑːn| — an elementary particle responsible for the forces in the atomic nucleus; a hadron with a baryon number of 0
mesotron |ˈmezəˌtrɑːn| — an elementary particle responsible for the forces in the atomic nucleus; a hadron with a baryon number of 0
mesozoic |ˌmesəˈzɔɪk| — from 230 million to 63 million years ago
mess |mes| — a state of confusion and disorderliness
mess up |ˈmes ʌp| — make a mess of, destroy or ruin
mess-jacket |ˈmes dʒækɪt| — A double-breasted jacket, part of mess kit.
message |ˈmesɪdʒ| — a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
messaging |ˈmesɪdʒɪŋ| — the sending and processing of e-mail by computer
messenger |ˈmesɪndʒər| — a person who carries a message
messenger-pigeon |ˈmesɪndʒəˈpɪdʒɪn| — Alternative term for homing pigeon
Messiah |məˈsaɪə| — any expected deliverer
messianic |ˌmesɪˈænɪk| — of or relating to a messiah promising deliverance
messmate |ˈmesmeɪt| — (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship)
messroom |ˈmesˌruːm| — A room for eating together; a mess; a canteen.
messuage |ˈmeswɪj| — (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
messy |ˈmesɪ| — dirty and disorderly
mestizo |meˈstiːzəʊ| — a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
met |met| — Simple past tense and past participle of meet.
metabolic |ˌmetəˈbɑːlɪk| — of or relating to metabolism
metabolism |məˈtæbəlɪzəm| — the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
metabolite |mɪˈtabəlaɪt| — any substance involved in metabolism (either as a product of metabolism or as necessary for metabolism)
metabolize |məˈtæbəlaɪz| — produce by metabolism
metacarpal |ˌmetəˈkɑːrpl| — any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
metacarpus |ˌmetəˈkɑːrpəs| — the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
metachrosis |ˌmetəˈkrəʊsɪs| — (zoology) The ability to change colour by the expansion and contraction of chromatophores
metadata |ˈmetədeɪtə| — data about data
metagalaxy |metəˈɡælʌksiː| — (astronomy) Any very large-scale organized collection of galaxies.
metagenesis |ˌmedəˈjenəsəs| — alternation of sexual and asexual generations
metagraphy — The rendering of letters of an alphabet of one language into the possible equivalents of another; transliteration.
metal |ˈmetl| — any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
metallic |məˈtælɪk| — a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal
metalliferous |ˌmetəˈlɪfərəs| — (metallurgy) Containing a metallic element. Often used to describe ores that are mined commercially.
metalline |ˈmedlˌən| — (chemistry, dated) A substance of variable composition, but resembling a soft, dark-coloured metal, used in the bearings of machines to reduce friction, and as a substitute for lubricants.
metallization |ˌmetəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — The act or process of metallizing
metallize |ˈmetˌlaɪz| — coat with metal
metallography |ˌmetəˈlɑːɡrəfiː| — (metallurgy) The study of the structure of metals and their alloys, by any of a variety of techniques
metalloid |ˈmetlɔɪd| — of or being a nonmetallic element that has some of the properties of metal
metallurgical |ˌmetəˈlɜːdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to metallurgy
metallurgist |mɪˈtælədʒɪst| — an engineer trained in the extraction and refining and alloying and fabrication of metals
metallurgy |ˈmetlɜːrdʒɪ| — the science and technology of metals
metals |ˈmetəlz| — plural form of metal
metalwork |ˈmetlwɜːrk| — the metal parts of something
metalworking |ˈmetəˌlwərkɪŋ| — the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner
metamerism |məˈtæmʌˌrɪzəm| — (biology) The segmentation of the body into similar discrete units
metamorphose |ˌmetəˈmɔːrfəʊz| — change completely the nature or appearance of
metamorphoses |ˌmetəˈmɔːrfəsiːz| — plural form of metamorphosis
metamorphosis |ˌmetəˈmɔːrfəsɪs| — the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
metaphor |ˈmetəfər| — a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
metaphoric — expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
metaphorical |ˌmetəˈfɔːrɪkl| — expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
metaphorically |ˌmetəˈfɔːrɪklɪ| — in a metaphorical manner
metaphrase |ˈmetəfreɪz| — a literal, word-for-word translation.
metaphysical |ˌmetəˈfɪzɪkl| — transcending physical matter or the laws of nature
metaphysician |ˌmetəfɪˈzɪʃən| — (philosophy) A philosopher who specializes in the scholarly study of metaphysics.
metaphysics |ˌmetəˈfɪzɪks| — the philosophical study of being and knowing
metaplasia |ˌmetəˈpleɪʒə| — (biology) the conversion of one type of tissue into another
metasomatism |metəˈsəʊməˌˌtɪzəm| — (geology) the process by which the bulk chemical composition of a rock is changed by the introduction of components from an external source, especially by a hydrothermal fluid
metastasis |məˈtæstəsɪs| — the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the body
metastatic |məˈtæstəsɪs| — relating to or affected by metastasis
metatarsi |ˌmetəˈtɑːsaɪ| — plural form of metatarsus
metatarsus |ˌmetəˈtɑːrsəs| — the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus; the corresponding part of the foot in birds or of the hind foot in quadrupeds
metathesis |məˈtæθəsɪs| — a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence
metayage |ˌmeteɪˈjɑːʒ| — A kind of sharecropping system.
metayer |meˈteɪjeɪ| — (iof French and Italian agriculture) One who cultivates land for a share (usually half) of its yield, receiving stock, tools, and seed from the landlord.
mete |miːt| — a line that indicates a boundary
metempsychoses |ˌmetempsɪˈkəʊsiːz| — plural form of metempsychosis
metempsychosis |mətemsəˈkəʊsɪs| — after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
meteor |ˈmiːtɪər| — (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
meteoric |ˌmiːtɪˈɔːrɪk| — like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience
meteorite |ˈmiːtɪəraɪt| — stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surface
meteorograph |miːtiːˈɔːrəɡræf| — A device used to measure various meteorological conditions, such as the temperature and humidity.
meteoroid |ˈmiːtɪərɔɪd| — (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
meteorological |ˌmiːtɪərəˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions
meteorologist |ˌmiːtɪəˈrɑːlədʒɪst| — a specialist who studies processes in the earth's atmosphere that cause weather conditions
meteorology |ˌmiːtɪəˈrɑːlədʒɪ| — predicting what the weather will be
meter |ˈmiːtər| — the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
meterage |ˈmiːtərɪdʒ| — The act of measuring.
metering |ˈmiːtərɪŋ| — used to meter something
metewand |ˈmiːtwɒnd| — (obsolete) A measuring rod.
methadone |ˈmeθədəʊn| — synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
methamphetamine |ˌmeθæmˈfetəmiːn| — an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
methane |ˈmeθeɪn| — a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
methanol |ˈmeθənɔːl| — a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol
method |ˈmeθəd| — a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
methodical |məˈθɑːdɪkl| — characterized by method and orderliness
methodically |məˈθɑːdɪklɪ| — in a methodical manner
Methodist |ˈmeθədɪst| — a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist Church
methodize |ˈmeθəˌdaɪz| — To reduce to method or order; to arrange in an orderly or systematic manner.
methodological |ˌmeθədəˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — relating to the methodology of some discipline
methodologically |ˌmeθədəˈlɒdʒɪkəlɪ| — in a methodical manner
methodology |ˌmeθəˈdɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
methods |ˈmeθədz| — plural form of method
Methuselah |məˈθjuːzələ| — (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years
methyl |ˈmeθəl| — the univalent radical CH3- derived from methane
meticulous |məˈtɪkjələs| — marked by precise accordance with details
meticulously |məˈtɪkjələslɪ| — in a meticulous manner
meticulousness |mɪˈtɪkjʊləsnɪs| — strict attention to minute details
metier |ˈmetjər| — an asset of special worth or utility
metis |meɪˈtiː| — a person in western Canada who is of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry
metonymic — using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated
metonymy |məˈtɑːnəmɪ| — substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads')
metope |ˈmetəʊp| — (architecture) The architectural element between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze.
metoposcopist — One versed in metoposcopy.
metoposcopy — The practice of judging someone's character, or telling their fortune, from studying their face or forehead.
metre |ˈmiːtər| — the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
metric |ˈmetrɪk| — a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
metrical |ˈmetrɪkl| — the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
metrication |ˌmetrɪˈkeɪʃən| — the act of changing from imperial units of measurement to metric units: meters, grams, seconds
metrician |mɪˈtrɪʃən| — (obsolete) A composer of verses.
metrics |ˈmetrɪks| — the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
Metro |ˈmetrəʊ| — an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
metrology |məˈtrɑːlədʒɪ| — the scientific study of measurement
metronome |ˈmetrənəʊm| — clicking pendulum indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music
metronymic |miːtrəˈnɪmɪk| — a name derived from the name of your mother or a maternal ancestor
metropolis |məˈtrɑːpəlɪs| — a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
metropolitan |ˌmetrəˈpɑːlɪtən| — in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
mettle |ˈmetl| — the courage to carry on
mettled |ˈmetld| — Having mettle or high spirits; ardent.
mettlesome |ˈmedlsəm| — having a proud and unbroken spirit
mew |mjuː| — the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
mewing |ˈmjuːɪŋ| — Present participle of mew.
mewl |mjuːl| — cry weakly or softly
mews |mjuːz| — street lined with buildings that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings
Mexican |ˈmeksəkən| — a native or inhabitant of Mexico
Mexican-American — a Mexican (or person of Mexican descent) living in the United States
mezzanine |ˈmezəniːn| — first or lowest balcony
mezzo |ˈmezəʊ| — a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
mezzo-soprano |ˌmetsəʊ səˈprɑːnəʊ| — a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
mezzotint |ˈmetsəʊtɪnt| — print produced by an engraving that has been scraped to represent light or shade