Syn. Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable; incredible. Marvelous, Wonderful. We
speak of a thing as wonderful when it awakens our surprise and admiration; as marvelous when it is so
much out of the ordinary course of things as to seem nearly or quite incredible.
(Mar"vel*ous*ly), adv. In a marvelous manner; wonderfully; strangely.
(Mar"vel*ous*ness), n. The quality or state of being marvelous; wonderfulness; strangeness.
(Mar"ver) n. [Prob. corrupt. fr. OE. or F. marbre marble.] (Glass Marking) A stone, or cast-
iron plate, or former, on which hot glass is rolled to give it shape.
(Mar"y) n. Marrow. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ma"ry) interj. See Marry. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ma"ry-bud`) n. (Bot.) The marigold; a blossom of the marigold. Shak.
(Ma`ry*ol"a*try) n. Mariolatry.
(Ma"ry*sole) n. [Mary, the proper name + sole the fish.] (Zoöl.) A large British fluke, or flounder
(Rhombus megastoma); called also carter, and whiff.
(Mas*ca"gnin Mas*ca"gnite) n. [Cf. F. mascagnin.] (Min.) Native sulphate of ammonia,
found in volcanic districts; so named from Mascagni, who discovered it.
(Mas"cle) n. [OF. mascle, F. macle, L. macula spot, mesh of a net, LL. macula, macla, mascla
a scale of a coat of mail. See Mail armor.] (Her.) A lozenge voided.
Mascled armor, armor composed of small lozenge-shaped scales of metal fastened on a foundation of
leather or quilted cloth.
(Mas"cled) a. Composed of, or covered with, lozenge-shaped scales; having lozenge-shaped
(Mas"cot, Mas"cotte) n. [Through French fr. Pr. mascot a little sorcerer or magician, mascotto
witchcraft, sorcery.] A person who is supposed to bring good luck to the household to which he or she
belongs; anything that brings good luck.
(Mas"cu*late) v. t. [L. masculus male, masculine.] To make strong. [Obs.] Cockeram.
(Mas"cu*line) a. [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin.
See Male masculine.]
1. Of the male sex; not female.
Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.Chaucer.
2. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.
That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy.Hallam.
3. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males. [R.] "A masculine church." Fuller.
4. (Gram.) Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as
distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender. Mas"cu*line*ly, adv. Mas"cu*line*ness,