M, m

[ em ]
/ ɛm /
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noun, plural M's or Ms, m's or ms.

the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter M or m, as in my, summer, or him.
something having the shape of an M.
a written or printed representation of the letter M or m.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter M or m.
Printing. em.

Definition for m (2 of 17)

m


Definition for m (3 of 17)

m


Symbol, Electricity. magnetic pole strength.

Definition for m (4 of 17)

M


Definition for m (5 of 17)

M


Symbol.

the thirteenth in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the twelfth.
(sometimes lowercase) the Roman numeral for 1000.Compare Roman numerals.
Electricity. magnetization.
Biochemistry. methionine.

Definition for m (6 of 17)

Mac-


a prefix found in many family names of Irish or Scottish Gaelic origin, as MacBride and Macdonald.
Also Mc- Mc-, M'-.

Origin of Mac-

< Irish, Scots Gaelic mac son, Old Irish macc; akin to Welsh, Cornish mab

Definition for m (7 of 17)

'm

[ m ]
/ m /

contraction of am: I'm not thirsty.

Definition for m (8 of 17)

m-


(referring especially to the use of wireless electronic devices) mobile: m-commerce; m-business.

Definition for m (9 of 17)

M-


U.S. Military. (used to designate the production model of military equipment, as the M-1 rifle.)

Definition for m (10 of 17)

M'-


variant of Mac-.

Definition for m (11 of 17)

Origin of m.

1
From the Latin word merīdiēs

Definition for m (12 of 17)

m.

2

(in prescriptions) mix.

Origin of m.

2
From the Latin word misce

Definition for m (13 of 17)

m.

3

Definition for m (14 of 17)

M.

1

or m.


Origin of M.

1
From the Latin word merīdiēs

Definition for m (15 of 17)

Definition for m (16 of 17)

Mc-

2

variant of Mac-.
Also Mc-.

Definition for m (17 of 17)

mu

[ myoo, moo ]
/ myu, mu /

noun

the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet (M, μ).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.

Origin of mu

First recorded in 1895–1900, mu is from the Greek word
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Examples from the Web for m

British Dictionary definitions for m (1 of 14)

m

M

/ (ɛm) /

noun plural m's, M's or Ms

the 13th letter and tenth consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a bilabial nasal, as in mat

British Dictionary definitions for m (2 of 14)

m


symbol for

metre(s)
mile(s)
milli-
minute(s)

British Dictionary definitions for m (3 of 14)

M


symbol for

abbreviation for

Malta (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for m (4 of 14)

m-


prefix

short for meta- (def. 4)

British Dictionary definitions for m (5 of 14)

m-


prefix

indicating the use of mobile-communications technologym-banking

British Dictionary definitions for m (6 of 14)

m.


abbreviation for

cricket maiden (over)
male
mare
married
masculine

British Dictionary definitions for m (7 of 14)

M.


abbreviation for

Majesty
(in titles) Member
million
Also: M plural MM or MM French Monsieur
mountain

Word Origin for M.

sense 4) French equivalent of Mr

British Dictionary definitions for m (8 of 14)

M'-


prefix

a variant of Mac-

British Dictionary definitions for m (9 of 14)

'm


contraction of

(verb) am
(noun) madamyes'm

British Dictionary definitions for m (10 of 14)

Mc-


prefix

a variant of Mac-

usage

For names beginning with this prefix, see under Mac-

British Dictionary definitions for m (11 of 14)

mu

1
/ (mjuː) /

noun

the 12th letter in the Greek alphabet (Μ, μ), a consonant, transliterated as m

British Dictionary definitions for m (12 of 14)

mu

2

the internet domain name for

Mauritius

British Dictionary definitions for m (13 of 14)

MU


abbreviation for

Musicians' Union

British Dictionary definitions for m (14 of 14)

Mac-

Mc- or M'-


prefix

(in surnames of Scottish or Irish Gaelic origin) son ofMacDonald; MacNeice

Word Origin for Mac-

from Goidelic mac son of; compare Welsh mab, Cornish mab
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Medicine definitions for m (1 of 5)

m


abbr.

mass
meter

Medicine definitions for m (2 of 5)

M


abbr.

molar1
molarity
morgan
myopia

Medicine definitions for m (3 of 5)

m-


abbr.

meta-

Medicine definitions for m (4 of 5)

mu

[ myōō, mōō ]

n.

The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet.

adj.

Of, relating to, or being a polypeptide chain that is one of five types of heavy chains present in immunoglobins.

Medicine definitions for m (5 of 5)

Mu


abbr.

Mache unit
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Science definitions for m

m


Abbreviation of mass, meter
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