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  • English Word Macedonianism Definition The doctrines of Macedonius.
  • English Word Macer Definition A mace bearer; an officer of a court.
  • English Word Macerate Definition To make lean; to cause to waste away.
  • English Word Macerate Definition To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify.
  • English Word Macerate Definition To soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat; to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to macerate animal or vegetable fiber.
  • English Word Macerated Definition of Macerate
  • English Word Macerater Definition One who, or that which, macerates; an apparatus for converting paper or fibrous matter into pulp.
  • English Word Macerating Definition of Macerate
  • English Word Maceration Definition The act or process of macerating.
  • English Word Machaerodus Definition Alt. of Machairodus
  • English Word Machairodus Definition A genus of extinct mammals allied to the cats, and having in the upper jaw canine teeth of remarkable size and strength; -- hence called saber-toothed tigers.
  • English Word Macher Definition One who marches.
  • English Word Machete Definition A large heavy knife resembling a broadsword, often two or three feet in length, -- used by the inhabitants of Spanish America as a hatchet to cut their way through thickets, and for various other purposes.
  • English Word Machiavelian Definition Of or pertaining to Machiavel, or to his supposed principles; politically cunning; characterized by duplicity or bad faith; crafty.
  • English Word Machiavelian Definition One who adopts the principles of Machiavel; a cunning and unprincipled politician.
  • English Word Machiavelianism Definition The supposed principles of Machiavel, or practice in conformity to them; political artifice, intended to favor arbitrary power.
  • English Word Machiavelism Definition Alt. of Machiavelianism
  • English Word Machicolated Definition Having machicolations.
  • English Word Machicolation Definition An opening between the corbels which support a projecting parapet, or in the floor of a gallery or the roof of a portal, shooting or dropping missiles upen assailants attacking the base of the walls. Also, the construction of such defenses, in general, when of this character. See Illusts. of Battlement and Castle.
  • English Word Machicolation Definition The act of discharging missiles or pouring burning or melted substances upon assailants through such apertures.
  • English Word Machicoulis Definition Same as Machicolation.
  • English Word Machinal Definition Of or pertaining to machines.
  • English Word Machinate Definition To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot.
  • English Word Machinate Definition To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.
  • English Word Machinated Definition of Machinate
  • English Word Machinating Definition of Machinate
  • English Word Machination Definition The act of machinating.
  • English Word Machination Definition That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous scheme; an artful design or plot.
  • English Word Machinator Definition One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer.
  • English Word Machine Definition In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by means of which force and motion may be transmitted and modified, as a screw and its nut, or a lever arranged to turn about a fulcrum or a pulley about its pivot, etc.; especially, a construction, more or less complex, consisting of a combination of moving parts, or simple mechanical elements, as wheels, levers, cams, etc., with their supports and connecting framework, calculated to constitute a prime mover, or to receive force and motion from a prime mover or from another machine, and transmit, modify, and apply them to the production of some desired mechanical effect or work, as weaving by a loom, or the excitation of electricity by an electrical machine.