Meaning of M in English

M

I. ˈem noun

( plural m's or ms ˈemz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: 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

II. abbreviation

1. male

2. manual

3. married

4. martyr

5. masculine

6. mass

7. measure

8. meridian

9.

[Latin meridies ]

noon

10. meter

11. middle

12. mile

13.

[Latin mille ]

thousand

14. milli-

15. minute

16. molal; molality

17. mole

18. month

19. moon

20. morning

21. muscle

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.