Maya to Meal
(||Ma"ya) n. (Hindoo Philos.) The name for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English,
idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.
(May"be) adv. [For it may be.] Perhaps; possibly; peradventure.
Maybe the amorous count solicits her.Shak.
In a liberal and, maybe, somewhat reckless way.Tylor.
(May"be), a. Possible; probable, but not sure. [R.]
Then add those maybe years thou hast to live.Driden.
(May"be), n. Possibility; uncertainty. [R.]
What they offer is mere maybe and shift.Creech.
(May"bird`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The whimbrel; called also May fowl, May curlew, and May whaap.
(b) The knot. [Southern U. S.] (c) The bobolink.
(May"bloom`) n. (Bot.) The hawthorn.
(May"bush`) n. (Bot.) The hawthorn.
(May"duke`) n. [Corrupt. of Médoc, a province in France, where it is supposed to have originated.]
A large dark-red cherry of excellent quality.
(May"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A common American minnow See Minnow.
(May"flow`er) n. (Bot.) In England, the hawthorn; in New England, the trailing arbutus (see
Arbutus); also, the blossom of these plants.
(May"hap) adv. Perhaps; peradventure. [Prov. or Dialectic]
(May"hem) n. [The same as maim. See Maim.] (Law) The maiming of a person by depriving
him of the use of any of his members which are necessary for defense or protection. See Maim.
(May"ing) n. The celebrating of May Day. "He met her once a-Maying." Milton.
(Ma`yon`naise") n. [F.] A sauce compounded of raw yolks of eggs beaten up with olive oil
to the consistency of a sirup, and seasoned with vinegar, pepper, salt, etc.; used in dressing salads,
fish, etc. Also, a dish dressed with this sauce.
(May"or) n. [OE. maire, F. maire, fr. L. major greater, higher, nobler, compar. of magnus great; cf.
Sp. mayor. See Major, and cf. Merino.] The chief magistrate of a city or borough; the chief officer of
a municipal corporation. In some American cities there is a city court of which the major is chief judge.
(||May"or*al) n. [Sp., fr. mayor greater, L. major.] The conductor of a mule team; also, a
(May"or*al*ty) n. The office, or the term of office, of a mayor.
(May"or*ess) n. The wife of a mayor.
(May"or*ship), n. The office of a mayor.