Meaning of M in English

M

n.

Pronunciation: ' em

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural m's or ms \ ' emz \

Usage: often cap

often attrib

before 12th century

1 a : the 13th letter of the English alphabet b : a graphic representation of this letter c : a speech counterpart of orthographic m

2 : one thousand ― see NUMBER table

3 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter m

4 : one designated m especially as the 13th in order or class

5 : something shaped like the letter M

6 a : EM 2 b : PICA 2

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.