- 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.
- Symbol, Electricity. magnetic pole strength.
- Music. major.
- modal auxiliary.
- Economics. monetary aggregate: issued periodically by the Federal Reserve Board as various measures of money supply (M-1, M-1A, M-2, etc.).Compare L
- British. motorway (used with a road number to designate a major highway): the M1.
- a prefix found in many family names of Irish or Scottish Gaelic origin, as MacBride and Macdonald.
Origin of Mac-
- contraction of am: I'm not thirsty.
- (referring especially to the use of wireless electronic devices) mobile: m-commerce; m-business.
- U.S. Military. (used to designate the production model of military equipment, as the M-1 rifle.)
- variant of Mac-.
Origin of m.1
- (in prescriptions) mix.
Origin of m.2
Origin of M.1
- variant of Mac-.
- the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet (M, μ).
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
- micron(def 1).
Origin of mu
Examples from the Web for m
Contemporary Examples of m
“I´m now writing to you from goat heaven,” he lamented on the blog he maintains.Sweden’s Burning Christmas Goat
December 25, 2014
A third cabinet member used public funds to pay in an S & M bar.Japan’s Nasty Nazi-ish Elections
December 12, 2014
“[M]any a headband was soon stained red,” noted a TIME cover story from 1964.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
He tells us that “[m]id-December in New York City is magical.”Andrew Cuomo Ignores Rural New York
November 8, 2014
Perhaps that S M bar trip was actually a useful political lesson after all.‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors
October 24, 2014
Historical Examples of m
The Syrians added to it an m, thus giving it a participial form.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
There was the tram line, if m'sieur did not care to take a fiacre.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
I can't keep my mind on m' fishing—just wondering what the deuce he's after.
We-e-ell, yuh see, m' son, it's my business to mind other people's business!
"You're across the dead line, m' son," said Stanley, with lazy significance.
- 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
- medium (size)
- currency mark(s)
- astronomy Messier catalogue; a catalogue published in 1784, in which 103 nebulae and clusters are listed using a numerical systemM13 is the globular cluster in Hercules
- physics modulus
- (in Britain) motorwaythe M1 runs from London to Leeds
- (in Australia)
- mature audience (used to describe a category of film certified as suitable for viewing by anyone over the age of 15)
- (as modifier)an M film
- logic the middle term of a syllogism
- physics mutual inductance
- chem molar
- (Roman numeral) 1000See Roman numerals
- Malta (international car registration)
- short for meta- (def. 4)
- indicating the use of mobile-communications technologym-banking
- cricket maiden (over)
- (in titles) Member
- Also: M plural MM or MM French Monsieur
Word Origin for M.
- a variant of Mac-
- (verb) am
- (noun) madamyes'm
- a variant of Mac-
- the 12th letter in the Greek alphabet (Μ, μ), a consonant, transliterated as m
- Musicians' Union
Mc- or M'-
- (in surnames of Scottish or Irish Gaelic origin) son ofMacDonald; MacNeice
Word Origin for Mac-
Word Origin and History for m
13th letter, from Greek mu, from Semitic mem. The Roman symbol for 1,000; sometimes used in this sense in English 15c.-16c.; but in late 20c. newspaper headlines it stands for million. As a thickness of type, from 1680s.
common element in Scottish and Irish names, from Old Celtic *makko-s "son." Cognate root *makwos "son" produced Old Welsh map, Welsh mab, ap "son;" also probably cognate with Old English mago "son, attendant, servant," Old Norse mögr "son," Gothic magus "boy, servant," Old English mægð "maid" (see maiden).
- The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet.
- Of, relating to, or being a polypeptide chain that is one of five types of heavy chains present in immunoglobins.
- Mache unit
- Abbreviation of mass, meter