Meaning of M in English

M

I. ˈem noun

( plural m's or ms ˈemz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

1.

a. : the 13th letter of the English alphabet

b. : an instance of this letter printed, written, or otherwise represented

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic m (as m in mimic, small, comfort, or French muet )

2. : 1000 — see number table

3. : a printer's type, a stamp, or some other instrument for reproducing the letter m

4. : someone or something arbitrarily or conveniently designated m especially as the 12th or when j is used for the 10th the 13th in order or class

5. : something having the shape of the capital letter M

6.

a. : em 2

b. : pica

7. : an antigen of human blood that shares a common genetic locus with the N antigen

- have an M under one's girdle

II. abbreviation

Usage: often capitalized

1. Mach

2.

[Latin magister ]

master

3. magistrate

4. magnetic

5. maiden

6. maiden over

7. mail

8.

[French main ]

hand

9. majesty

10. make

11. male

12.

[Latin manipulus ]

handful

13.

[Italian mano ]

hand

14. manual

15. March

16. mare

17. maritime

18. mark

19. marker

20. marquis

21. married

22. martyr

23. masculine

24. mass

25. master

26. mate

27. maxwell

28. May

29. mean

30. measure

31. mechanical

32. medical

33.

[Latin medicinae ]

of medicine

34. medium

35. mega-

36. melts at

37. member

38. memorandum

39. meridian

40.

[Latin meridies ]

noon

41. metal

42. meter

43. metropolitan

44.

[Italian mezzo ]

half

45. micro-

46. middle

47. mil

48. mile

49. military

50. mill

51.

[Latin mille ]

thousand

52. milli-

53. million

54. mine

55. minim

56. minor

57. minute

58.

[Latin misce ]

mix

59. miscellaneous

60. mist

61.

[Latin mistura ]

mixture

62. model

63. modulus

64. molar; mole

65. molecular weight

66. moment

67. Monday

68. monoplane

69. monsieur

70. monsoon

71. month

72. moon

73. morning

74. morphine

75. mortar

76. mortgage

77.

[Latin mortis ]

of death

78. mother

79. motor

80. mountain

81. mucoid

82. mud

83. muscle

84. mustard gas

85. muster

86. myopia

III. symbol

Usage: capitalized

1.

a. place for the insertion of a given name of a bridegroom (as in a ceremonial statement) or of a male person — compare n III 1

b. place for the insertion of two or more usually given names of a person — compare NN

2. ital mutual inductance

3. metal — used especially of a univalent cation; see base 8a, general formula

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