1. Having many sides; said of figures. Hence, presenting many questions or subjects for consideration; as,
a many-sided topic.
2. Interested in, and having an aptitude for, many unlike pursuits or objects of attention; versatile.
(Ma"ny*ways` Ma"ny*wise`) adv. In many different ways; variously.
(Man`za*ni"ta) n. [Sp., dim. of munzana an apple.] (Bot.) A name given to several species
of Arctostaphylos, but mostly to A. glauca and A. pungens, shrubs of California, Oregon, etc., with
reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red berries,
which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear.
(Ma"o*ri) n.; pl. Maoris (Ethnol.) One of the aboriginal inhabitants of New Zealand; also, the
original language of New Zealand. a. Of or pertaining to the Maoris or to their language.
(Map) n. [From F. mappe, in mappemonde map of the world, fr. L. mappa napkin, signal cloth;
a Punic word. Cf. Apron, Napkin, Nappe.]
1. A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of
the parts represented; usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or
of some part of it.
There are five principal kinds of projection used in making maps: the orthographic, the stereographic,
the globuar, the conical, and the cylindrical, or Mercator's projection. See Projection.
2. Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map.
Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn.Shak. Map lichen (Bot.), a lichen (Lecidea geographica.) growing on stones in curious maplike figures. Dr.
(Map), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mapped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mapping ] To represent by a map; often
with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate
systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business.
I am near to the place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapped it truly.Shak.
(||Ma*pach") n. [Mexican.] The raccoon.
(Ma"ple) n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. möpurr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra,
G. massholder.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. A. saccharinum is
the rock maple, or sugar maple, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great
quantities, by evaporation; the red or swamp maple is A. rubrum; the silver maple, A. dasycarpum, having
fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, A. Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common
maple of Europe is A. campestre, the sycamore maple is A. Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple
is A. platanoides.
Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc.
Bird's-eye maple, Curled maple, varieties of the wood of the rock maple, in which a beautiful lustrous
grain is produced by the sinuous course of the fibers. Maple honey, Maple molasses, or Maple
sirup, maple sap boiled to the consistency of molasses. Maple sugar, sugar obtained from the
sap of the sugar maple by evaporation.