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  • English Word Mactra Definition Any marine bivalve shell of the genus Mactra, and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as Mactra stultorum, of Europe. See Surf clam, under Surf.
  • English Word Macula Definition A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb.
  • English Word Macula Definition A rather large spot or blotch of color.
  • English Word Maculae Definition of Macula
  • English Word Maculate Definition Marked with spots or maculae; blotched; hence, defiled; impure; as, most maculate thoughts.
  • English Word Maculate Definition To spot; to stain; to blur.
  • English Word Maculated Definition Having spots or blotches; maculate.
  • English Word Maculation Definition The act of spotting; a spot; a blemish.
  • English Word Maculatory Definition Causing a spot or stain.
  • English Word Maculature Definition Blotting paper.
  • English Word Macule Definition A spot.
  • English Word Macule Definition A blur, or an appearance of a double impression, as when the paper slips a little; a mackle.
  • English Word Macule Definition To blur; especially (Print.), to blur or double an impression from type. See Mackle.
  • English Word Maculose Definition Of or pertaining to spots upon a surface; spotted; maculate.
  • English Word Mad Definition The name of a female fairy, esp. the queen of the fairies; and hence, sometimes, any fairy.
  • English Word Mad Definition A slattern.
  • English Word Mad Definition p. p. of Made.
  • English Word Mad Definition Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.
  • English Word Mad Definition Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform.
  • English Word Mad Definition Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness.
  • English Word Mad Definition Extravagant; immoderate.
  • English Word Mad Definition Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog.
  • English Word Mad Definition Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person.
  • English Word Mad Definition Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle.
  • English Word Mad Definition An earthworm.
  • English Word Mad Definition To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding.
  • English Word Mad Definition To make mad or furious; to madden.
  • English Word Mad-apple Definition See Eggplant.
  • English Word Mad-headed Definition Wild; crack-brained.
  • English Word Madam Definition A gentlewoman; -- an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; -- much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir.