Meaning of MACE in English


1. n.1 a staff of office, esp. the symbol of the Speaker's authority in the House of Commons.

2 hist. a heavy club usu. having a metal head and spikes.

3 a stick used in the game of bagatelle.

4 mace-bearer.

Phrases and idioms:

mace-bearer an official who carries a mace on ceremonial occasions.

Etymology: ME f. OF mace, masse f. Rmc mattea (unrecorded) club 2. n. the dried outer covering of the nutmeg, used as a spice.

Etymology: ME macis (taken as pl.) f. OF macis f. L macir a red spicy bark

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.