Memphian to -ment
(Mem"phi*an) a. Of or pertaining to the ancient city of Memphis in Egypt; hence, Egyptian; as,
(Men) n., pl. of Man.
(Men), pron. [OE. me, men. "Not the plural of man, but a weakened form of the word man itself."
Skeat.] A man; one; used with a verb in the singular, and corresponding to the present indefinite one
or they. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
Men moot give silver to the poure friars.Chaucer.
A privy thief, men clepeth death.Chaucer.
(Me*nac"can*ite) n. [From Menaccan, in Cornwall, where it was first found.] (Min.) An
iron-black or steel-gray mineral, consisting chiefly of the oxides of iron and titanium. It is commonly massive,
but occurs also in rhombohedral crystals. Called also titanic iron ore, and ilmenite.
(Men"ace) n. [F., fr. L. minaciae threats, menaces, fr. minax, - acis, projecting, threatening,
minae projecting points or pinnacles, threats. Cf. Amenable, Demean, Imminent, Minatory.] The
show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to
His (the pope's) commands, his rebukes, his menaces.Milman.
The dark menace of the distant war.Dryden.
(Men"ace) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Menaced (ast); p. pr. & vb. n. Menacing ] [OF. menacier, F.
menacer. See Menace, n.]
1. To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to
threaten; usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war.
My master . . . did menace me with death.Shak.
2. To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.
By oath he menacedShak.
Revenge upon the cardinal.
(Men"ace), v. i. To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect.
Who ever knew the heavens menace so?Shak.
(Men"a*cer) n. One who menaces.
(Men"a*cing*ly), adv. In a threatening manner.
(||Mé`nage") n. See Manage.
(||Mé`nage") n. [See Menagerie.] A collection of animals; a menagerie. [Obs.] Addison.
(Men*ag"er*ie) n. [F. ménagerie, fr. ménager to keep house, ménage household. See Menial,
1. A piace where animals are kept and trained.
2. A collection of wild or exotic animals, kept for exhibition.