service. (b) In England, a regiment liable to be ordered into other quarters, at home or abroad; a regiment
of the line.
(Mar"chion*ess) n. [LL. marchionissa, fr. marchio a marquis. See Marquis.] The wife
or the widow of a marquis; a woman who has the rank and dignity of a marquis. Spelman.
(March"-mad`) a. Extremely rash; foolhardy. See under March, the month. Sir W. Scott.
(March"man) n. A person living in the marches between England and Scotland or Wales.
(March"pane`) n. [Cf. It. marzapane,Sp. pan,. massepain, prob. fr. L. maza frumenty
(Gr. ma^za) + L. panis bread; but perh. the first part of the word is from the name of the inventor.] A
kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds and sugar. [Obs.] Shak.
(March"-ward`) n. A warden of the marches; a marcher.
(Mar"cian) a. Under the influence of Mars; courageous; bold. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Mar"cid) a. [L. marcidus, fr. marcere to wither, pine.]
1. Pining; lean; withered. Dryden.
2. Characterized by emaciation, as a fever. Harvey.
(Mar*cid"i*ty) n. [LL. marciditas.] The state or quality of being withered or lean. [R.]
(Mar"cion*ite) n. (Eccl. Hist) A follower of Marcion, a Gnostic of the second century, who
adopted the Oriental notion of the two conflicting principles, and imagined that between them there existed
a third power, neither wholly good nor evil, the Creator of the world and of man, and the God of the
Jewish dispensation. Brande & C.
(||Mar`co*brun"ner) n. [G. Marcobrunner.] A celebrated Rhine wine.
(||Mar"cor) n. [L., fr. marcere to wither.] A wasting away of flesh; decay. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Mar*co"sian) n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a Gnostic sect of the second century, so called from
Marcus, an Egyptian, who was reputed to be a margician.
(||Mar"di` gras") n. [F., literally, fat Tuesday.] The last day of Carnival; Shrove Tuesday; in
some cities a great day of carnival and merrymaking.
(Mare) n. [OE. mere, AS. mere, myre, fem of AS. mearh horse, akin to D. merrie mare, G.
mähre, OHG. marah horse, meriha mare, Icel. marr horse, OCelt. marka Ir. marc, W. march. Cf.
Marshal.] The female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds.
(Mare), n. [AS. mara incubus; akin to OHG. & Icel. mara; cf. Pol. mora, Bohem. m&uringra.]
(Med.) Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest,
occurring during sleep; the incubus; obsolete, except in the compound nightmare.
I will ride thee o' nights like the mare.Shak.
(Mare"chal Niel") [F.] A kind of large yellow rose. [Written also Marshal Niel.]
(Mar"eis) n. A Marsh. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ma*re"na) n. [NL. Salmo maraena, G. maräne, moräne; so called from Lake Morin, in the
March of Brandenburg, in Prussia.] (Zoöl.) A European whitefish of the genus Coregonus.