mc

Mc

  1. megacurie; megacuries.
  2. megacycle.

MC

  1. Marine Corps.
  2. master of ceremonies.
  3. Medical Corps.
  4. Member of Congress.

mC

  1. millicoulomb; millicoulombs.

Mac-

  1. 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

Mc-

1
  1. a combining form, used especially to form nonce words, with the meaning “generic; homogenized”: McSchools that offer no individual attention; reading McNews instead of a serious newspaper.

Origin of Mc-

1
<Mc(Donald's), chain of fast-food restaurants

Mc-

2
  1. variant of Mac-.
Also Mc-.

M.C.

  1. Master Commandant.
  2. master of ceremonies.
  3. Medical Corps.
  4. Member of Congress.
  5. Member of Council.
  6. British. Military Cross.
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British Dictionary definitions for mc

mc

the internet domain name for
  1. Monaco

MC

abbreviation for
  1. Master of Ceremonies
  2. astrology Medium Coeli
  3. (in the US) Member of Congress
  4. (in Britain) Military Cross
  5. Monaco (international car registration)

Word Origin for MC

(sense 2) Latin: Midheaven.

Mc-

prefix
  1. a variant of Mac-

usage

For names beginning with this prefix, see under Mac-

Mac-

Mc- or M'-

prefix
  1. (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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Word Origin and History for mc

Mac-

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).

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mc in Medicine

MC

abbr.
  1. Magister Chirurgiae (Master of Surgery)
  2. Medical Corps
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