Nearby words

  1. mawlamyine,
  2. mawlid,
  3. mawson,
  4. mawson, sir douglas,
  5. mawworm,
  6. max müller,
  7. max out,
  8. max.,
  9. maxi,
  10. maxi-

Idioms

    to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally: That book is disgusting to the max.

Origin of max

by shortening

Max

[ maks ]
/ mæks /

noun

a male given name, form of Maximilian.

MAX

Trademark.

Cinemax: a cable television channel.

max.

Roach

[ rohch ]
/ roʊtʃ /

noun

MaxwellMax, 1924–2007, U.S. jazz drummer and bandleader.
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British Dictionary definitions for max

max

/ (mæks) /

noun informal

the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
to the max to the ultimate extent
See also max out

max.

abbreviation for

maximum

roach

1
/ (rəʊtʃ) /

noun plural roaches or roach

a European freshwater cyprinid food fish, Rutilus rutilus, having a deep compressed body and reddish ventral and tail fins
any of various similar fishes

Word Origin for roach

C14: from Old French roche, of obscure origin

roach

2
/ (rəʊtʃ) /

noun

short for cockroach
slang the butt of a cannabis cigarette

roach

3
/ (rəʊtʃ) /

noun nautical

the amount by which the leech of a fore-and-aft sail projects beyond an imaginary straight line between the clew and the head
the curve at the foot of a square sail

Word Origin for roach

C18: of unknown origin

Roach

/ (rəʊtʃ) /

noun

Hal, full name Harald Eugene Roach . 1892–1992, US film producer, whose company produced numerous comedy films in the 1920s and 1930s, including those featuring Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy
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Word Origin and History for max
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