(Men"di*cant), n. A beggar; esp., one who makes a business of begging; specifically, a begging
(Men"di*cate) v. t.& i. [L. mendicatus, p. p. of mendicare to beg.] To beg. [R.] Johnson.
(Men`di*ca"tion) n. The act or practice of begging; beggary; mendicancy. Sir T. Browne.
(Men*dic"i*ty) n. [L. mendicitas: cf. F. mendicité. See Mendicant.] The practice of begging; the
life of a beggar; mendicancy. Rom. of R.
(Men"di*nant) n. A mendicant or begging friar. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Mend"ment) n. Amendment. [Obs.]
(Men"dole) n. [Cf. F. mendol, mendole.] (Zoöl.) The cackerel.
(Men"dre*gal) n. (Zoöl.) Medregal.
(Mends) n. See Amends. [Obs.] Shak.
(Menge) v. i. [imp. Mente, Meinte; p. p. Ment, Meint.] [See Mingle.] To mix. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Men*ha"den) n. (Zoöl.) An American marine fish of the Herring family (Brevoortia tyrannus),
chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; called also mossbunker, bony fish, chebog,
pogy, hardhead, whitefish, etc.
(Men"hir) n. [F. Armor. men stone + hir high.] A large stone set upright in olden times as a
memorial or monument. Many, of unknown date, are found in Brittany and throughout Northern Europe.
(Men"ial) a. [OE. meneal, fr. meine, maine, household, OF. maisniée, maisnie, LL. mansionaticum.
See Mansion, and cf. Meine, n., Meiny.]
1. Belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing servile office; serving.
Two menial dogs before their master pressed.Dryden.
2. Pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile; low; mean. " Menial offices." Swift.
1. A domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank; one employed in low or servile offices.
2. A person of a servile character or disposition.
(Mé`nière's" dis*ease") (Med.) A disease characterized by deafness and vertigo, resulting
in incoördination of movement. It is supposed to depend upon a morbid condition of the semicircular
canals of the internal ear. Named after Ménière, a French physician.
(Men"i*lite) n. [F. ménilite; so called because it is found at Ménilmontant, near Paris.] (Min.)
(Me*nin"ge*al) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the meninges.