- megohm; megohms.
- a megabyte.
- a female given name, form of Margaret.
- variant of megalo- (megalith); also the initial element in units of measure that are equal to one million of the units denoted by the base word (megahertz). Symbol: M
Origin of mega-
Examples from the Web for meg
A few weeks later, Valentino and her pal, an aspiring actress named Meg Foster, met Cosby again at Café Figaro.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
How did you arrive at Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan for the roles of Harry and Sally?
And then Meg sat down and did it, and she did it way better than anyone could have done.
Was there anyone else you thought of for the roles of Harry and Sally besides Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan?
But I crossed that bridge and we agreed to do it, and then we held auditions and Meg read with Billy.
I went to Meg Van Dam, who had long urged me to pay her a visit.
Meg paced the floor a minute, then slapped herself into a chair.
I dashed into my room but Meg's staccato reached me even there.
Perhaps I shouldn't have let her talk so about Meg, but, after all, she told me nothing new.
Meg, at sixteen, had received so little from life that her expectations were of the humblest.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
- informal short for megabyte
- denoting 10 6megawatt Symbol: M
- (in computer technology) denoting 2 20 (1 048 576)megabyte
- large or greatmegalith
- informal great in importance or amountmegastar
Word Origin and History for meg
fem. proper name; before the late 20c. rise in popularity of Megan it typically was a pet form of Margaret, and was "used dial. to indicate a hoyden, coarse woman, etc." [OED]
before vowels meg-, word-forming element often meaning "large, great," but in precise scientific language "one million" (megaton, megawatt, etc.), from Greek megas "great, large, vast, big, high, tall; mighty, important" (fem. megale), from PIE *meg- "great" (cf. Latin magnus, Old English micel; see mickle). Mega began to be used alone as an adjective by 1982.
High-speed computer stores 2.5 megabits [headline in "Electronics" magazine, Oct. 1, 1957]
- One million (106):megahertz.
- A prefix that means:
- Large, as in megadose, a large dose.
- One million, as in megahertz, one million hertz.
- 220 (that is, 1,048,576), which is the power of 2 closest to a million, as in megabyte.