English dictionary


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

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