Methylated to Mezzo-rilievo
(Meth"yl*a`ted) a. (Chem.) Impregnated with, or containing, methyl alcohol or wood spirit; as,
Methylene blue (Chem.), an artificial dyestuff consisting of a complex sulphur derivative of diphenyl
amine; called also pure blue.
(Meth"yl*ene) n. [F. méthylène, from Gr. wine + wood; a word coined to correspond to the
name wood spirit.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon radical, CH2, not known in the free state, but regarded as
an essential residue and component of certain derivatives of methane; as, methylene bromide, CH2Br2;
formerly called also methene.
(Me*thyl"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, methyl; specifically, designating
methyl alcohol. See under Methyl.
(Me*thys"ti*cin) n. (Chem.) A white, silky, crystalline substance extracted from the thick
rootstock of a species of pepper (Piper methysticum) of the South Sea Islands; called also kanakin.
(Met"ic) n. [Gr. prop., changing one's abode; indicating change + house, abode: cf. L. metoecus,
F. métèque.] (Gr. Antiq.) A sojourner; an immigrant; an alien resident in a Grecian city, but not a citizen.
The whole force of Athens, metics as well as citizens, and all the strangers who were then in the city.Jowett
(Me*tic"u*lous) a. [L. meticulosus, fr. metus fear: cf. F. méticuleux.] Timid; fearful.
(||Mé`tif") n. m. Métive
(||Mé`tive") n. f.[F.] See Métis.
(||Mé`tis") n. m. Métisse
(||Mé`tisse") n. f.[F.; akin to Sp. mestizo. See Mestizo.]
1. The offspring of a white person and an American Indian.
2. The offspring of a white person and a quadroon; an octoroon. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett.
(Met"o*che) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a sharing, fr. to share in; with + to have.] (Arch.) (a) The space
between two dentils. (b) The space between two triglyphs.
Metonic cycle or year. (Astron.) See under Cycle.
(Me*ton"ic) a. [Cf. F. métonique.] Pertaining to, or discovered by, Meton, the Athenian.
(Met`o*nym"ic Met`o*nym"ic*al) a. [See Metonymy.] Used by way of metonymy. Met`o*nym"ic*al*ly,
(Me*ton"y*my) n. [L. metonymia, Gr. metwnymi`a; meta`, indicating change + 'o`nyma , for
'o`noma a name: cf. F. métonymie. See Name.] (Rhet.) A trope in which one word is put for another
that suggests it; as, we say, a man keeps a good table instead of good provisions; we read Virgil, that
is, his poems; a man has a warm heart, that is, warm affections.
(Met"o*pe) n. [NL., fr. Gr. meta` with, between + opening, hole, the hole in the frieze between
the beam ends.]
1. (Arch.) The space between two triglyphs of the Doric frieze, which, among the ancients, was often
adorned with carved work. See Illust. of Entablature.
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