Words starting with mac

Words and definitions

Meaning of Maccabean

Maccabean means: Of or pertaining to Judas Maccabeus or to the Maccabees; as, the Maccabean princes; Maccabean times.

Meaning of Maccabees

Maccabees means: The name given later times to the Asmonaeans, a family of Jewish patriots, who headed a religious revolt in the reign of Antiochus IV., 168-161 B. C., which led to a period of freedom for Israel.

Meaning of Maccabees

Maccabees means: The name of two ancient historical books, which give accounts of Jewish affairs in or about the time of the Maccabean princes, and which are received as canonical books in the Roman Catholic Church, but are included in the Apocrypha by Protestants. Also applied to three books, two of which are found in some MSS. of the Septuagint.

Meaning of Maccaboy

Maccaboy means: Alt. of Maccoboy

Meaning of Maccoboy

Maccoboy means: A kind of snuff.

Meaning of Macco

Macco means: A gambling game in vogue in the eighteenth century.

Meaning of Mace

Mace means: A money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael; also, a weight of 57.98 grains.

Meaning of Mace

Mace means: A kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See Nutmeg.

Meaning of Mace

Mace means: A heavy staff or club of metal; a spiked club; -- used as weapon in war before the general use of firearms, especially in the Middle Ages, for breaking metal armor.

Meaning of Mace

Mace means: A staff borne by, or carried before, a magistrate as an ensign of his authority.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zyophyte

Zyophyte means: Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (Zygophytes, Zygophyta, or Zygosporeae), in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells. Cf. Oophyte.

Meaning of Zygomorphous

Zygomorphous means: Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.

Meaning of Zygomorphic

Zygomorphic means: Alt. of Zygomorphous

Meaning of Zygomatic

Zygomatic means: Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma.

Meaning of Zygoma

Zygoma means: The whole zygomatic arch.

Meaning of Zygoma

Zygoma means: The zygomatic process of the temporal bone.

Meaning of Zygoma

Zygoma means: The jugal, malar, or cheek bone.

Meaning of Zygodactylous

Zygodactylous means: Yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; -- applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.

Meaning of Zygodactylic

Zygodactylic means: Alt. of Zygodactylous

Meaning of Zygodactyli

Zygodactyli means: Same as Scansores.

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