Messenger bird, the secretary bird, from its swiftness.

(Mes"set) n. A dog. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

(Mes*si"ad) n. A German epic poem on the Messiah, by Klopstock.

(Mes*si"ah) n. [Heb. mashiakh anointed, fr. mashakh to anoint. Cf. Messias.] The expected king and deliverer of the Hebrews; the Savior; Christ.

And told them the Messiah now was born.

(Mes*si"ah*ship), n. The state or office of the Messiah.

(Mes`si*an"ic) a. Of or relating to the Messiah; as, the Messianic office or character.

(Mes*si"as) n. [LL., fr. Gr. . See Messiah.] The Messiah.

I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ.
John iv. 25.

(||Mes`si`dor") n. [F., fr. L. messis harvest.] The tenth month of the French republican calendar dating from September 22, 1792. It began June 19, and ended July 18. See VendÉmiaire.

(Mes"sieurs) n. pl. [F.; pl. of monsieur.] Sirs; gentlemen; — abbreviated to Messrs., which is used as the plural of Mr.

(Mes`si*nese") a. Of or pertaining to Messina, or its inhabitans.

(Mess"mate`) n. An associate in a mess.

(Mes"suage) n. [Cf. OF. mesuage, masnage, LL. messuagium, mansionaticum, fr. L. mansio, -onis, a staying, remaining, dwelling, fr. manere, mansum, to stay, remain, E. mansion, manse.] (Law) A dwelling house, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the household. Cowell. Bouvier.

They wedded her to sixty thousand pounds,
To lands in Kent, and messuages in York.

(Mest) a. Most. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Mes*tee") n. [See Mestizo.] The offspring of a white person and a quadroon; — so called in the West Indies. [Written also mustee.]

(Mes"ter) n. [Obs.] See Mister, a trade.

(Mes*ti"no) n.; pl. Mestinos See Mestizo.

(Mes*ti"zo) n.; pl. Mestizos [Sp. mestizo; akin to OF. mestis, F. métis; all fr. (assumed) LL. mixtitius, fr. L. mixtus mixed, p. p. of miscere to mix. See Mix, and cf. Mestee, MÉtif, MÉtis, Mustee.] The offspring of an Indian or a negro and a European or person of European stock. [Spanish America]

3. (Naut.) A hawser passed round the capstan, and having its two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain; — formerly used for heaving in the cable.

4. (Law) A person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge of the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent. Bouvier. Tomlins.

Syn. — Carrier; intelligencer; courier; harbinger; forerunner; precursor; herald.

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