adjective, noun, adverb Scot.

Origin of mae

before 900; Middle English (north and Scots), Old English mā; cognate with German mehr, Old Norse meir, Gothic mais. See more




a female given name, form of Mary. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for maes

Contemporary Examples of maes

  • Then Maes was caught fudging about his record as a police officer.

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    The 10 Biggest Wins

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    November 3, 2010

  • “McInnis was imploding in July, Maes was imploding in August,” Buchanan said.

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    Immigration Hawk Could Win

    Bryan Curtis

    October 26, 2010

Historical Examples of maes

  • I do not know,” said she; “but the place where it stands is called Maes Llyn, as I said before.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • And that fat Maes who, when he finished his long discourse, wept like a calf.

    The Legend of Ulenspiegel

    Charles de Coster

  • My object is to alter our route, by proceeding directly by the left bank of the Maes to Liege, instead of crossing at Namur.

    Quentin Durward

    Sir Walter Scott

  • En route should be observed, on a spur of the hill to the R., a large tumulus, Maes Knoll.


    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • Although less varied and less supple, but not less robust than the latter, Maes was his equal in the power of his effects.