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manslaughter the crime of killing a person without planning or meaning to do so.
mantel a frame around the sides and top of a fireplace. [2 definitions]
mantle the layer of the earth that lies between the crust and the core. The crust is the top layer of the earth--the layer we live on. The core is the center of our earth. The mantle is very thick and makes up most of the entire planet. [2 definitions]
manual having to do with use of the hands. [3 definitions]
manufacture to make by machine in a large quantity. [3 definitions]
manufacturer a company that makes things in large quantities, usually in a factory and using machines.
manufacturing the process or business of producing a large quantity of products, often from raw materials, using machines and human labor.
manure the waste matter of animals, such as cows and horses, used to fertilize the soil and help plants grow.
manuscript a piece of writing prepared by the author before it becomes a printed article or book.
many a large number of. [3 definitions]
map a picture of a particular area of the earth or sky drawn or printed to scale on a flat surface. [3 definitions]
maple a tree with notched leaves and hard wood, grown for its beauty, wood, or sweet sap. [2 definitions]
maple syrup a thick, sweet liquid made by boiling the sap of maple trees.
Mar. abbreviation of "March."
marathon a race in which participants run 26.2 miles. [2 definitions]
marble a kind of stone that can be cut and polished to a hard, shiny surface. There are many kinds and colors of marble. [2 definitions]
March the third month of the year. March has thirty-one days. Spring begins in March for people who live north of the equator.
march to walk with steady, regular steps together with others. [4 definitions]
mare1 an adult female horse, donkey, zebra, or related animal.
margarine a food used in place of butter. Margarine is made of vegetable oil, milk, coloring, and other ingredients.
margin an edge or the area near it; border. [3 definitions]