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mace Explained

mace at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Mace at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] trademark a chemical which makes your eyes and skin sting painfully. Police officers sometimes carry Mace in cans to defend themselves.//

mace at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Sense: 1; Date: 1200-1300; Language: French; Origin: macis, from Latin macir, from Greek]// [Sense: 2-3; Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: Vulgar Latin mattia]//
1 [U] a spice made from the dried shell of a nutmeg:
2 [C] a heavy ball with sharp points on a short metal stick, used in the past as a weapon:
3 [C] a decorated stick that is carried by an official in some ceremonies as a sign of power: sceptre//

MACE at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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mace at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

92 Moby Thesaurus words for "mace":
armory, badge, badge of office, badges, bastinado, bat, baton,
battering ram, billy, billy club, blackjack, blazonry, bludgeon,
brassard, button, caduceus, cane, cap and gown, chain,
chain of office, cheat, class ring, club, cockade, collar, con man,
crook, crosier, cross, cross-staff, cudgel, decoration, diddler,
dress, eagle, emblems, ensigns, fasces, ferule, figurehead,
fleur-de-lis, flimflammer, gavel, gyp, hammer and sickle, heraldry,
insignia, knobkerrie, lapel pin, life preserver, livery, mantle,
markings, medal, morning star, mortarboard, mountebank, nightstick,
old school tie, paddle, pin, portfolio, quarterstaff, ram, regalia,
ring, rod, rod of office, rose, sandbag, scepter, school ring,
shamrock, sharpie, shillelagh, sigillography, skull and crossbones,
sphragistics, spontoon, staff, stave, stick, swastika, tartan,
thistle, tie, truncheon, uniform, verge, wand, wand of office,
war club

mače at Croatian => English Of Explained:


mace at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Insignia of authority): scepter, regalia, caduceus, wand, mace, staff, baton, truncheon, flag, insignia, ensign, emblem, badge, throne, dais, crown, coronet.

Mace at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] a chemical that makes your eyes and skin sting, that some people, including police officers, carry in spray cans so that they can defend themselves against people attacking them

mace at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [C] a decorative stick, carried as a sign of authority by an official such as a MAYOR
compare SCEPTRE
2 [C] a large heavy stick that has a head with metal points on it, used in the past as a weapon
3 [U] the dried outer covering of NUTMEGS (= the hard nuts of an E Indian tree), used in cooking as a spice

Mace at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Mace \Mace\, n. [Jav. & Malay. m[=a]s, fr. Skr. m[=a]sha a
A money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael;
also, a weight of 57.98 grains. --S. W. Williams.

Mace \Mace\, n. [F. macis, L. macis, macir, Gr. ?; cf. Skr.
makaranda the nectar or honey of a flower, a fragrant mango.]
A kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See

Note: Red mace is the aril of {Myristica tingens}, and white
mace that of {M. Otoba}, -- East Indian trees of the
same genus with the nutmeg tree.

Mace \Mace\, n. [OF. mace, F. masse, from (assumed) L. matea, of
which the dim. mateola a kind of mallet or beetle, is found.]
1. 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.

Death with his mace petrific . . . smote. --Milton.

2. Hence: A staff borne by, or carried before, a magistrate
as an ensign of his authority. ``Swayed the royal mace.''

3. An officer who carries a mace as an emblem of authority.

4. A knobbed mallet used by curriers in dressing leather to
make it supple.

5. (Billiards) A rod for playing billiards, having one end
suited to resting on the table and pushed with one hand.

{Mace bearer}, an officer who carries a mace before person in

mace at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


A concurrent {object-oriented} language.

Mace at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person;
prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it
irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and
immobilization [syn: {Chemical Mace}]
2: an official who carries a mace of office [syn: {macebearer},
3: spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
4: a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or

mace at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Mace


Inter: wikipedia » dab=Mace
Category: Image - :Maza_de_armas.jpg|thumb|right|50px|mace (weapon)
Category: Image - :Sporran_003.jpg|thumb|right|150px|A drum major carrying a mace (5).


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /meɪs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /meIs/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-mace.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪs


    Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » mace|lang=xno, Inter: term » mache|lang=xno, from Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » mattia|lang=la or *mattea (compare Italian Inter: term » mazza|lang=it, Spanish Inter: term » maza|lang=es), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » mat||hoe, plow|lang=ine-pro (compare Latin Inter: term » mateola|lang=la||hoe, Old High German Inter: term » medela|lang=goh||plow, Russian Inter: term » мотыга||hoe, mattock|lang=ru|sc=Cyrl|tr=motýga, Persian Inter: term » آماج|tr=āmāǰ|sc=Arab|lang=fa ‘plow’, Sanskrit Inter: term » ||tr=matyá|harrow).

Sense of tear gas, from the trade name Inter: term » Mace.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A heavy fighting club.
    1. 1786, The Mace is an ancient weapon, formerly much used by cavalry of all nations, and likewise by ecclesiastics, who in consequence of their tenures, frequently took the field, but were by a canon of the church forbidden to wield the sword. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 51.
    2. A ceremonial form of this weapon.
    3. 1598, I am a king that find thee; and I know 'Tis not the balm, the sceptre, and the ball, The sword, the mace, the crown imperial, The intertissued robe of gold and pearl... — William Shakespeare, Henvry V, Act IV, Scene I, line 259.
    4. A spice obtained from the outer layer of the kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg.
    5. 1610, I must have saffron to color the warden pies; mace; dates, none -- that's out of my note; nutmegs, seven; a race or two of ginger, but that I may beg; four pounds of prunes, and as many of raisins o' th' sun. — William Shakespeare, The Winters Tale'', Act IV, Scene III, line 45.
    6. A common name for some types of tear gas and pepper spray.
    7. A long baton used by some drum majors to keep time and lead a marching band. If this baton is referred to as a mace, by convention it has a ceremonial often decorative head, which, if of metal, usually is hollow and sometimes intricately worked.

      See also

      * bludgeon

  • celt
  • twirling baton
  • war club


    Inter: trans-top » weapon
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|գուրզ|tr=gurz, Inter: t- » hy|լախտ|tr=laxt
  • : Old Armenian: Inter: tø » xcl|վարզ|tr=varz|sc=Armn
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|maça|m
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|palcát|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|strijdknots|m|f
  • Finnish: rautanuija
  • French: masse {{f}}, masse d'arme {{f}}
  • German: Streitkolben {{m}}
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אלה|f
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|buzogány
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|gada
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|mazza|f
  • Japanese: メイス (meisu)
  • Latin: clava ferrea {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lithuanian: buožė
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|боздоган|m|tr=bózdogan
    • Malay: cokmar
    • Nepali: गढ
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|گرز|tr=gorz
    • Polish: buzdygan {{m}}, maczuga {{f}}
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|maça|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|булава|f|tr=bulavá, Inter: t+ » ru|палица|f|tr=pálica
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|буздован|m|alt=буздо̀ва̄н
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|buzdovan|m|alt=buzdòvān
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|maza|f
    • Sundanese: Inter: t- » su|gegendir

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » ceremonial form of this weapon
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|maça|f
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|žezlo|n
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|masse|f
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|jogar
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|mazza|f
    • Japanese: メイス (meisu)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|жезол|m|tr=žézol, Inter: t- » mk|жезло|n|tr=žézlo
  • Polish: buława {{f}}
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|жезл|m|tr=žezl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|жезло|n|alt=жѐзло
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|žezlo|n|alt=žèzlo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a spice
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|muškátový květ|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|foelie
    • Finnish: muskottikukka
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|macis|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μοσχοκάρυδο
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|जावित्री|tr=jāvitrī, Inter: t- » hi|जावत्री|tr=jāvatrī
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szerecsendió
    • Indonesian: Inter: t- » id|bunga pala

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|macis|m|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|メイス|tr=meisu
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|оревче|n|tr=órevče
  • Polish: gałka muszkatołowa
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|macis|m
  • Rajasthani: Inter: tø » raj|जावंतरी|tr=jāvãntarī|sc=Deva
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|جاوتری|tr=jāvitrī, jāvatrī

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » tear gas and pepper spray
    • Japanese: メイス (meisu)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » maces|macing|maced|maced
  • To spray in defense or attack with mace (pepper spray, or, formerly, tear gas) using a hand-held device.
    1. Inter: informa » l To spray a similar noxious chemical in defense or attack using an available hand-held device such as an aerosol spray can.
    2. : 1989 Hiaasen, Carl, Skin Tight, Ballantine Books, New York, ch.22:
    3. When Reynaldo and Willie had burst into Larkey's drug store to confront him, the old man had maced Willie square in the eyes with an aerosol can of spermicidal birth-control foam.
    4. To hit someone or something with a mace.
    5. : Get over here! Ill mace you good!''


      * acme, ACME, came, ECMA, eMac, EMAC

    Category: Category:en:Spices -
    Category: Category:en:Spices and herbs -
    Category: Category:en:Weapons -



    Inter: rfe » lang=sq


    * Inter: IPA » /matsɛ/|lang=sq


    Inter: sq-noun » g=f
  • cat


    Inter: rfinfl » sq|noun

  • Anglo-Norman


    Inter: xno-noun » f
  • Inter: l » en|mace Inter: gloss » weapon
    1. Inter: l » en|mace Inter: gloss » spice

    Category: Category:xno:Weapons -
    Translation: ar » mace
    Translation: bg » mace
    Translation: cs » mace
    Translation: de » mace
    Translation: et » mace
    Translation: el » mace
    Translation: es » mace
    Translation: eu » mace
    Translation: fa » mace
    Translation: fr » mace
    Translation: ga » mace
    Translation: ko » mace
    Translation: hr » mace
    Translation: io » mace
    Translation: id » mace
    Translation: it » mace
    Translation: kn » mace
    Translation: ku » mace
    Translation: lt » mace
    Translation: hu » mace
    Translation: mg » mace
    Translation: ml » mace
    Translation: my » mace
    Translation: fj » mace
    Translation: nl » mace
    Translation: ja » mace
    Translation: pl » mace
    Translation: ru » mace
    Translation: sq » mace
    Translation: sh » mace
    Translation: fi » mace
    Translation: sv » mace
    Translation: ta » mace
    Translation: te » mace
    Translation: tr » mace
    Translation: vi » mace
    Translation: zh » mace

  • Mace at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » mace


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A brand of tear gas.

    Usage notes

    * May be a trademark.


    * acme, ACME, came, ECMA, eMac, EMAC

  • Translation: ru » Mace

    mące at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » pl|noun form
  • Inter: form of » Dative singular|mąka|lang=pl