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maroon1 having a dark brownish-red color.
maroon2 to leave on an island or coast, far from other people; abandon.
marquee a canopy or a covering like a roof over the entrance to a building. The marquee over a theater shows the title of the current play or film and sometimes the names of the actors.
marquis a nobleman whose rank is above an earl or count and below a duke.
marquise the wife or widow of a marquis. [2 definitions]
marriage the state of two people being joined by law, having pledged to be faithful to one another all their lives as a couple. [2 definitions]
married having a partner in marriage.
marrow the soft tissue that fills the hollow centers of most bones. One type of marrow makes new blood cells.
marry to take in marriage; take as one's husband or wife. [2 definitions]
Mars the god of war in Roman mythology. In Greek mythology, Mars is called Ares. [2 definitions]
marsh a low, wet area, often thick with tall grasses; bog.
marshal in the United States, an officer of a federal court whose duties are like those of a sheriff. [3 definitions]
marshmallow a soft, spongy candy.
marsupial an animal in a group of mammals that includes kangaroos and opossums. Female marsupials have a pouch outside their belly where the mother carries her young after they are born. Most marsupials live in Australia.
martial having to do with war or military activities.
martin a bird of the swallow family. Martins eat insects while in flight.
Martin Luther King Day a holiday observed in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., an important black leader of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Day is the third Monday of January.
martyr a person who chooses to die or be killed rather than give up his or her religion. [2 definitions]
marvel a thing, person, or event that causes wonder or amazement. [2 definitions]
marvelous causing wonder or amazement. [2 definitions]
Maryland a state in the eastern United States. Maryland lies on the Atlantic Coast between Delaware and Virginia. Its capital is Annapolis. (abbreviated: MD)