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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 classic literature ?
There is the registrar below the judge, in wig and gown; and there are two or three maces, or petty- bags, or privy purses, or whatever they may be, in legal court suits.
The long lances, the heavy maces, the sixbladed battle axes, and the well tempered swords of the knights played havoc among them, so that the rout was complete; but, not content with victory, Prince Edward must glut his vengeance, and so he pursued the citizens for miles, butchering great numbers of them, while many more were drowned in attempting to escape across the Ouse.
the sixteen commissioners of the sixteen quarters, the jailer of the Châtelet, the four enfeoffed sergeants, the hundred and twenty mounted sergeants, with maces, the chevalier of the watch with his watch, his sub-watch, his counter-watch and his rear-watch?
We're not going to keep him ten minutes," Mace replied.
I had judged the strength of the lever pretty correctly, for it snapped after a minute's strain, and I rejoined her with a mace in my hand more than sufficient, I judged, for any Morlock skull I might encounter.
Lycurgus killed him, not in fair fight, but by entrapping him in a narrow way where his mace served him in no stead; for Lycurgus was too quick for him and speared him through the middle, so he fell to earth on his back.
First, when used as a fin for progression; Second, when used as a mace in battle; Third, in sweeping; Fourth, in lobtailing; Fifth, in peaking flukes.
I was then reading a charming book by Jean Mace, The Slaves of the Stomach, and I was learning some valuable lessons from it, when Conseil interrupted me.
During this time the executioner had raised his mace, and signed to them to get out of the way; the criminal strove to rise, but, ere he had time, the mace fell on his left temple.