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Meaning of MACE

Pronunciation:  meys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
  2. [n]  spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
  3. [n]  an official who carries a mace of office
  4. [n]  (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

MACE is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Chemical Mace, macebearer, macer
 See Also: functionary, liquid, nutmeg, official, spice, staff



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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
Computing Dictionary

A concurrent object-oriented language.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or using mace in your dream, represents your quest for objectivity over subjectivity. You do not let your emotions rule your actions.
Thesaurus Terms
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