(Men"a*gogue) n. [F. ménagogue, fr. Gr. mh`n month + leading.] (Med.) Emmenagogue.
(||Me*na"ion) n.; pl. Menaia [NL., from Gr. monthly.] (Eccl.) A work of twelve volumes, each
containing the offices in the Greek Church for a month; also, each volume of the same. Shipley.
(Men"ald Men"ild) a. Covered with spots; speckled; variegated. [Obs.]
(Mend) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mended; p. pr. & vb. n. Mending.] [Abbrev. fr. amend. See Amend.]
1. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay,
injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a
2. To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
The best service they could do the state was to mend the lives of the persons who composed it.Sir W.
3. To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
Though in some lands the grass is but short, yet it mends garden herbs and fruit.Mortimer.
You mend the jewel by the wearing it.Shak.
Syn. To improve; help; better; emend; amend; correct; rectify; reform.
(Mend), v. i. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved. Shak.
(Mend"a*ble) a. Capable of being mended.
(Men*da"cious) a. [L. mendax, -acis, lying, cf. mentiri to lie.]
1. Given to deception or falsehood; lying; as, a mendacious person.
2. False; counterfeit; containing falsehood; as, a mendacious statement.
Men*da"cious*ly, adv. Men*da"cious*ness, n.
(Men*dac"i*ty) n.; pl. Mendacities [L. mendacitas.]
1. The quality or state of being mendacious; a habit of lying. Macaulay.
2. A falsehood; a lie. Sir T. Browne.
Syn. Lying; deceit; untruth; falsehood.
(Mend"er) n. One who mends or repairs.
(Men"di*ant) n. See Mendinant. [Obs.]
(Men"di*can*cy) n. The condition of being mendicant; beggary; begging. Burke.
(Men"di*cant) a. [L. mendicans, -antis, p. pr. of mendicare to beg, fr. mendicus beggar,
indigent.] Practicing beggary; begging; living on alms; as, mendicant friars.