(Maf"fler) n. A stammerer. [Obs.]
(Mag`a*zine") n. [F. magasin, It. magazzino, or Sp. magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. makhzan,
almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar.]
1. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions,
etc. "Armories and magazines." Milton.
2. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship.
3. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece.
4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions.
Magazine dress, clothing made chiefly of woolen, without anything metallic about it, to be worn in a
powder magazine. Magazine gun, a portable firearm, as a rifle, with a chamber carrying cartridges
which are brought automatically into position for firing. Magazine stove, a stove having a chamber
for holding fuel which is supplied to the fire by some self-feeding process, as in the common base-burner.
(Mag`a*zine") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Magazined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Magazining.] To store in,
or as in, a magazine; to store up for use.
(Mag`a*zin"er) n. One who edits or writes for a magazine. [R.] Goldsmith.
(Mag`a*zin"ing), n. The act of editing, or writing for, a magazine. [Colloq.] Byron.
(Mag`a*zin"ist), n. One who edits or writes for a magazine. [R.]
(Mag"bote`) n. See Mægbote.
(Mag"da*la) a. Designating an orange-red dyestuff obtained from naphthylamine, and called
magdala red, naphthalene red, etc.
(Mag"da*len) n. [From Mary Magdalene, traditionally reported to have been the repentant
sinner forgiven by Christ. See Luke vii. 36.] A reformed prostitute.
(Mag*da"le*on) n. [NL., fr. Gr. crumb of bread, fr. to knead.] (Med.) A medicine in the
form of a roll, a esp. a roll of plaster.
Magdeburg centuries, Magdeburg hemispheres. See under Century, and Hemisphere.
(Mag"de*burg) n. A city of Saxony.
(Mage) n. [F. mage. See Magi.] A magician. [Archaic] Spenser. Tennyson.
Magellenic clouds (Astron.), three conspicuous nebulæ near the south pole, resembling thin white clouds.
(Mag`el*lan"ic) a. Of or pertaining to, or named from, Magellan, the navigator.
(Ma*gen"ta) n. (Chem.) An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green
bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; so called from Magenta, in
Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsine,
(Magged) a. (Naut.) Worn; fretted; as, a magged brace. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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