English dictionary


much |mʌtʃ| — a great amount or extent

mucilage |ˈmjuːsɪlɪdʒ| — a gelatinous substance secreted by plants

mucilaginous  — having the sticky properties of an adhesive

muck |mʌk| — any thick, viscous matter

muck about |ˈmək əˈbaʊt| — do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

muckrake |ˈməˌkrek| — explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures

muckraker |ˈmʌˌkrekər| — one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)

mucky |ˈmʌki| — (of soil) soft and watery

mucosa |mjuːˈkosə| — mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior

mucosal |mjuːˈkosəl| — of or relating to mucous membranes

mucous |ˈmjuːkəs| — of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus

mucus |ˈmjuːkəs| — protective secretion of the mucous membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium

mud |mʌd| — water soaked soil; soft wet earth

muddiness  — the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water

muddle |ˈmʌdl| — a confused multitude of things

muddy |ˈmʌdi| — dirty with mud

mudguard |ˈmʌdɡɑːrd| — a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels

mudslide |ˈmʌdslaɪd| — a landslide of mud

mudslinger |ˈmʌdslɪŋər| — one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)

muezzin |muːˈezɪn| — the Muslim official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day

muff |mʌf| — a warm tubular covering for the hands

muffin |ˈmʌfɪn| — a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan

muffle |ˈmʌfl| — a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature

muffled |ˈmʌfld| — being or made softer or less loud or clear

muffler |ˈmʌflər| — a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise

mufti |ˈmʌfti| — a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law

mug |mʌɡ| — the quantity that can be held in a mug

mugful |ˈmʌɡfʊl| — the quantity that can be held in a mug

mugger |ˈmʌɡər| — a robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street)

mugging |ˈmʌɡɪŋ| — assault with intent to rob

muggins |ˈmʌɡɪnz| — a person who lacks good judgment

muggy |ˈmʌɡi| — hot or warm and humid

mugwump |ˈmʌɡwʌmp| — someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884

mulatto |mjuˈlætoʊ| — an offspring of a black and a white parent

mulberry |ˈmʌlberi| — any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry

mulch |mʌltʃ| — a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion

mulct |məlkt| — money extracted as a penalty

mule |mjuːl| — hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile

muleteer |ˌmjuːləˈtɪr| — a worker who drives mules

muliebrity |ˌmjuːlɪˈebrɪtɪ| — the state of being an adult woman

mulish |ˈmjuːlɪʃ| — unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack

mull |mʌl| — a term used in Scottish names of promontories

mullah |ˈmʌlə| — a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque

mullein |ˈmələn| — any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers

muller |ˈmələr| — Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)

mullet |ˈmʌlɪt| — highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet

mulligatawny |ˌmʌlɪɡəˈtɔːni| — a soup of eastern India that is flavored with curry; prepared with a meat or chicken base

multi-ethnic |ˌmʌltiˈeθnɪk| — involving several ethnic groups

multicolor |ˌmʌltiˈkələr| — having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

multicolored |ˌmʌltiˈkəlr̩d| — having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

multicolour |ˌmʌltiˈkələr| — having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

multicoloured |ˌmʌltiˈkʌlərd| — having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

multicultural |ˌmʌltiˈkʌltʃərəl| — of or relating to or including several cultures

multiculturalism |ˌmʌltiˈkʌltʃr̩əlizəm| — the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country

multidimensional |ˌmʌltidaɪˈmenʃənl| — having or involving or marked by several dimensions or aspects

multifaceted |ˌmʌltiˈfæsɪtɪd| — having many aspects or qualities

multifarious |ˌmʌltɪˈferiəs| — having many aspects or qualities

multiform |ˈmʌltifɔːrm| — occurring in or having many forms or shapes or appearances

multilateral |ˌmʌltiˈlætərəl| — having many parts or sides

multilevel |ˌmʌltiˈlevəl| — of a building having more than one level

multilingual |ˌmʌltiˈlɪŋɡwəl| — using or knowing more than one language

multimedia |ˌmʌltiˈmiːdiə| — transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)

multinational |ˌmʌltiˈnæʃnəl| — involving or operating in several nations or nationalities

multipartite |ˌmʌltiˈpɑːtaɪt| — involving more than two parties

multiphase |ˈmʌltiˌfeɪz| — of an electrical system that uses or generates two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency but differing in phase angle

multiple |ˈmʌltɪpl| — the product of a quantity by an integer

multiple-choice |mʌltɪp(ə)lˈtʃɔɪs| — offering several alternative answers from which the correct one is to be chosen; or consisting of such questions

multiplex |ˈmʌltɪpleks| — communicates two or more signals over a common channel

multiplicand |ˌməltəpliˈkand| — the number that is multiplied by the multiplier

multiplication |ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

multiplicity |ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsəti| — the property of being multiple

multiplier |ˈmʌltɪplaɪər| — the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied

multiply |ˈmʌltɪplaɪ| — combine by multiplication

multipurpose |ˌmʌltiˈpɜːrpəs| — having multiple uses

multiracial |ˌmʌltiˈreɪʃl| — made up of or involving or acting on behalf of various races

multistage |ˈmʌltɪsteɪdʒ| — occurring in more than one stage

multistorey |mʌltɪˈstɔːri| — having more than one story

multistory |ˈmʌltiiˌstɔːri| — having more than one story

multitude |ˈmʌltɪtuːd| — a large indefinite number

multitudinous |ˌmʌltɪˈtuːdɪnəs| — too numerous to be counted

multivalent |ˌmʌltɪˈveɪl(ə)nt| — having many values, meanings, or appeals

multivariate |ˌmʌltɪˈvɛːrɪət| — pertaining to any procedure involving two or more variables

multiversity |ˌmʌltiˈvɜːrsɪtiː| — a university system having several separate campuses and colleges and research centers

multivitamin |ˌmʌltɪˈvaɪtəmɪn| — a pill or tablet containing several vitamins

mum |mʌm| — of China

mumble |ˈmʌmbl| — a soft indistinct utterance

mumbling |ˈmʌmbəlɪŋ| — indistinct enunciation

mummer |ˈmʌmər| — an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression

mummery |ˈmʌməri| — meaningless ceremonies and flattery

mummification |ˌmʌməfɪˈkeɪʃən| — a condition resembling that of a mummy

mummify |ˈmʌmɪfaɪ| — preserve while making lifeless

mummy |ˈmʌmi| — informal terms for a mother

mumps |mʌmps| — an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands

munch |mʌntʃ| — Norwegian painter (1863-1944)

mundane |mʌnˈdeɪn| — found in the ordinary course of events

municipal |mjuːˈnɪsɪpl| — of or relating to the government of a municipality

municipality |mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpæləti| — an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government

munificence |mjuːˈnɪfɪsns| — liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

munificent |mjuːˈnɪfɪsnt| — very generous

munition |mjuːˈnɪʃn| — weapons considered collectively

muon |muon| — an elementary particle with a negative charge and a half-life of 2 microsecond; decays to electron and neutrino and antineutrino

mural |ˈmjʊrəl| — a painting that is applied to a wall surface

murder |ˈmɜːrdər| — unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

murdered |ˈmɝːdərd| — killed unlawfully

murderer |ˈmɜːrdərər| — a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

murderess |ˈmɜːrdəres| — a woman murderer

murderous |ˈmɜːrdərəs| — characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being

murk |mɜːrk| — an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance

murky |ˈmɜːrki| — (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

murmur |ˈmɜːrmər| — a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

murmuring |ˈmɝːmərɪŋ| — a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

murmurous |ˈmɜːmərəs| — characterized by soft sounds

murphy |ˈmɝːfi| — an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

murrain |ˈmərən| — any disease of domestic animals that resembles a plague

murray |ˈmɜːri| — British classical scholar (born in Australia) who advocated the League of Nations and the United Nations (1866-1957)

muscadine |ˈmʌskədɪn| — native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties

muscat |ˈmʌskæt| — any of several cultivated grapevines that produce sweet white grapes

muscatel |ˌmʌskəˈtel| — wine from muscat grapes

muscle |ˈmʌsl| — one of the contractile organs of the body

Muscovite |ˈmʌskəˌvaɪt| — a colorless or pale brown mica with potassium

Muscovy |ˈmʌskəvi| — a Russian principality in the 13th to 16th centuries; Moscow was the capital

muscular |ˈmʌskjələr| — having or suggesting great physical power or force

muscularity |ˌmʌskjəˈlærɪtiː| — the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle

musculature |ˈmʌskjələtʃər| — the muscular system of an organism

musculoskeletal |ˌmʌskjʊləʊˈskɛlɪt(ə)l| — relating to muscles and skeleton

muse |mjuːz| — in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science

musette |bæɡ| — a small bagpipe formerly popular in France

museum |mjuˈziːəm| — a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value

mush |mʌʃ| — any soft or soggy mass

mushroom |ˈmʌʃrʊm| — common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)

mushy |ˈmʌʃi| — having the consistency of mush

music |ˈmjuːzɪk| — an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

musical |ˈmjuːzɪkl| — a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing

musically |ˈmjuːzɪkli| — in a musical manner

musician |mjuˈzɪʃn| — someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)

musicianship |mjuˈzɪʃnʃɪp| — artistry in performing music

musicologist |ˌmjuːzɪˈkɑːlədʒɪst| — a student of musicology

musing |ˈmjuːzɪŋ| — a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

musingly |ˈmjuːzɪŋli| — in a reflective manner

musk |mʌsk| — an odorous glandular secretion from the male musk deer; used as a perfume fixative

musket |ˈmʌskɪt| — a muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen

musketeer |ˌmʌskəˈtɪr| — a foot soldier armed with a musket

musketry |ˈmʌskɪtri| — musketeers and their muskets collectively

muskrat |ˈmʌskræt| — the brown fur of a muskrat

musky |ˈmʌski| — resembling the smell of musk

Muslim |ˈmʊzlɪm| — a believer in or follower of Islam

muslin |ˈmʌzlɪn| — plain-woven cotton fabric

musquash |ˈmʌskwɑːʃ| — beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur

muss |mʌs| — a state of confusion and disorderliness

mussel |ˈmʌsl| — black marine bivalves usually steamed in wine

must |məst| — a necessary or essential thing

mustache |ˈmʌstæʃ, məˈstæʃ| — an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip

mustang |ˈmʌstæŋ| — small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish

mustard |ˈmʌstərd| — any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica

musteline |ˈmʌsˌtlaɪn| — fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals

muster |ˈmʌstər| — a gathering of military personnel for duty

muster in |ˈmʌstər ɪn| — engage somebody to enter the army

muster out |ˈmʌstər ˈaʊt| — release from military service

muster up |ˈmʌstər ʌp| — gather or bring together

mustiness |ˈmʌstɪnəs| — the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy

musty |ˈmʌsti| — covered with or smelling of mold

mutability |ˌmjuːtəˈbɪləti| — the quality of being capable of mutation

mutable |ˈmjuːtəbl| — prone to frequent change; inconstant

mutant |ˈmjuːtənt| — (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

mutate |ˈmjuːteɪt| — undergo mutation

mutation |mjuːˈteɪʃn| — (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

mute |mjuːt| — a deaf person who is unable to speak

muted |ˈmjuːtɪd| — in a softened tone

mutely |ˈmjuːtli| — without speaking

muteness |mjuːtnəs| — the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak

mutilate |ˈmjuːtɪleɪt| — destroy or injure severely

mutilated |ˈmjuːtəˌletəd| — having a part of the body crippled or disabled

mutilation |ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃn| — an injury that causes disfigurement or that deprives you of a limb or other important body part

mutineer |ˌmjuːtəˈnɪr| — someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)

mutinous |ˈmjuːtənəs| — disposed to or in a state of mutiny

mutiny |ˈmjuːtəni| — open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)

mutism |ˈmjuːtɪzəm| — the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak

mutt |mʌt| — an inferior dog or one of mixed breed

mutter |ˈmʌtər| — a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

muttering |ˈmʌtərɪŋ| — a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

mutton |ˈmʌtn| — meat from a mature domestic sheep

muttonhead |ˈmətnˌhed| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

mutual |ˈmjuːtʃuəl| — common to or shared by two or more parties

mutualism |ˈmjuːtʃəwəˌlɪzəm| — the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other

mutuality |ˌmjuːtʃuˈæləti| — a reciprocality of sentiments

mutually |ˈmjuːtʃuəli| — in a mutual or shared manner

muzhik |muːˈʒɪk| — a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)

muzzle |ˈmʌzl| — the open circular discharging end of a gun

muzzy |ˈmʌzi| — indistinct or hazy in outline