(Meat"i*ness) n. Quality of being meaty.
(Meat"less), a. Having no meat; without food.
"Leave these beggars meatless."Sir T. More.
(Me*at"o*scope) n. [Meatus + -scope.] (Med.) A speculum for examining a natural passage,
as the urethra.
(Me*at"o*tome) n. [Meatus + Gr. to cut.] (Surg.) An instrument for cutting into the urethra
so as to enlarge its orifice.
(||Me*a"tus) n. sing. & pl.; E. pl. Meatuses [L., a going, passage, fr. meare to go.] (Anat.)
A natural passage or canal; as, the external auditory meatus. See Illust. of Ear.
(Meat"y) a. Abounding in meat.
(Meaw) n. The sea mew. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Meaw), v. i. See Mew, to cry as a cat.
(Meawl) v. i. See Mewl, and Miaul.
(Mea"zel) n. See 1st Measle. [Obs.]
(Meaz"ling) a. Falling in small drops; mistling; mizzing. [Obs.] Arbuthnot.
(Me"bles) n. pl. See Moebles. [Obs.]
(||Me*ca"te) n. [Sp.] A rope of hair or of maguey fiber, for tying horses, etc. [Southwestern U.
(Mec`ca*wee") a. Of or pertaining to Mecca, in Arabia. n. A native or inhabitant of Mecca.
(Me*chan"ic) n. [F. mécanique mechanics. See Mechanic, a.]
1. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction. [Obs.]
2. A mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices any mechanic art; one skilled or employed in
shaping and uniting materials, as wood, metal, etc., into any kind of structure, machine, or other object,
requiring the use of tools, or instruments.
An art quite lost with our mechanics.Sir T. Browne.
(Me*chan"ic) a. [F. mécanique, L. mechanicus, Gr. mhchaniko`s, fr. mhchanh` a machine.
1. Having to do with the application of the laws of motion in the art of constructing or making things; of
or pertaining to mechanics; mechanical; as, the mechanic arts. "These mechanic philosophers." Ray.
With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers.
2. Of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar.
To make a god, a hero, or a kingRoscommon.
Descend to a mechanic dialect.
Sometimes he ply'd the strong, mechanic tool.Thomson.