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Mace

 (mās)
A trademark for an aerosol used to immobilize an attacker temporarily. This trademark often occurs in print as a verb and noun.

mace 1

 (mās)
n.
1. A ceremonial staff borne or displayed as the symbol of authority of a legislative body.
2. A macebearer.
3. A heavy medieval war club with a spiked or flanged metal head, used to crush armor.

[Middle English, from Old French masse, from Vulgar Latin *mattea.]

mace 2

 (mās)
n.
A thin fleshy red covering that surrounds the kernel of the nutmeg, dried and used as a spice.

[Middle English, back-formation from macis, maces, mace (taken as a plural ending in -s), ultimately (partly via Old French macis) from Medieval Latin macis, perhaps from misreading of Latin macir, the red bark of the root of a South Asian tree (possibly Holarrhena antidysenterica) used as a remedy for dysentery, from Greek makir, of unknown origin.]

mace

(meɪs)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a club, usually having a spiked metal head, used esp in the Middle Ages
2. a ceremonial staff of office carried by certain officials
3. (Billiards & Snooker) an early form of billiard cue
[C13: from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin mattea (unattested); apparently related to Latin mateola mallet]

mace

(meɪs)
n
(Cookery) a spice made from the dried aril round the nutmeg seed
[C14: formed as a singular from Old French macis (wrongly assumed to be plural), from Latin macir an oriental spice]

Mace

(meɪs)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) trademark a liquid causing tears and nausea, used as a spray for riot control, etc
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) trademark a liquid causing tears and nausea, used as a spray for riot control, etc
vb
3. (Elements & Compounds) (tr; sometimes not capital) to use Mace on
4. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (tr; sometimes not capital) to use Mace on

mace1

(meɪs)

n.
1. a clublike armor-breaking weapon, often with a spiked metal head, used chiefly in the Middle Ages.
2. a ceremonial staff symbolic of office.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French (French masse) large hammer, mace < Vulgar Latin *mattea]

mace2

(meɪs)

n.
a spice made from the inner husk of the nutmeg.
[1350–1400; Middle English, back formation from macis < Middle French < Medieval Latin]

Mace

(meɪs)

v. Maced, Mac•ing.
1. Trademark. a chemical spray that causes severe eye and skin irritation: used to incapacitate rioters, assailants, etc.
v.t.
2. (sometimes l.c.) to spray with Mace.

Mace


Past participle: Maced
Gerund: Macing

Imperative
Mace
Mace
Present
I Mace
you Mace
he/she/it Maces
we Mace
you Mace
they Mace
Preterite
I Maced
you Maced
he/she/it Maced
we Maced
you Maced
they Maced
Present Continuous
I am Macing
you are Macing
he/she/it is Macing
we are Macing
you are Macing
they are Macing
Present Perfect
I have Maced
you have Maced
he/she/it has Maced
we have Maced
you have Maced
they have Maced
Past Continuous
I was Macing
you were Macing
he/she/it was Macing
we were Macing
you were Macing
they were Macing
Past Perfect
I had Maced
you had Maced
he/she/it had Maced
we had Maced
you had Maced
they had Maced
Future
I will Mace
you will Mace
he/she/it will Mace
we will Mace
you will Mace
they will Mace
Future Perfect
I will have Maced
you will have Maced
he/she/it will have Maced
we will have Maced
you will have Maced
they will have Maced
Future Continuous
I will be Macing
you will be Macing
he/she/it will be Macing
we will be Macing
you will be Macing
they will be Macing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been Macing
you have been Macing
he/she/it has been Macing
we have been Macing
you have been Macing
they have been Macing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been Macing
you will have been Macing
he/she/it will have been Macing
we will have been Macing
you will have been Macing
they will have been Macing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been Macing
you had been Macing
he/she/it had been Macing
we had been Macing
you had been Macing
they had been Macing
Conditional
I would Mace
you would Mace
he/she/it would Mace
we would Mace
you would Mace
they would Mace
Past Conditional
I would have Maced
you would have Maced
he/she/it would have Maced
we would have Maced
you would have Maced
they would have Maced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mace - (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a personMace - (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
chloroacetophenone, CN gas - a tear gas that is weaker than CS gas but lasts longer
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
2.Mace - an official who carries a mace of officemace - an official who carries a mace of office
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
3.Mace - spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seedmace - spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
spice - any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
nutmeg - hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground
4.Mace - a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authoritymace - a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
staff - a rod carried as a symbol

mace

noun staff, club, stick, cosh, cudgel a life-size statue of the king holding a golden mace
Translations
صَوْلَجانقَضيب مُسَنَّن
muškátový květpalcátžezlo
krigskøllemuskatblommescepterstav
múskathÿîistríîskylfa, gaddakylfaveldissproti
milnamuskatrieksta mizavālezizlis
muškátový kvetpalcát
besbasegürztopuztören asası

mace

1 [meɪs] N (= ceremonial staff) → maza f

mace

2 [meɪs] N (= spice) → macis f

mace

[ˈmeɪs] n
(= spice) → macis m
[official] → masse f

Mace®

n (= gas)˜ Tränengas nt

mace

1
n (= weapon)Streitkolben m, → Keule f; (mayor’s) → Amtsstab m

mace

2
n (= spice)Muskatblüte f, → Mazis m

mace

1 [meɪs] n (weapon, ceremonial) → mazza

mace

2 [meɪs] n (spice) → macis m or f

mace1

(meis) noun
1. a metal or metal-headed war club, often with spikes.
2. an ornamental rod used as a mark of authority on ceremonial occasions.

mace2

(meis) noun
a type of spice obtained from the same fruit as nutmeg.
References in periodicals archive ?
Effective on the day of the split, Mace's symbol changed from MACE to MACED.