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-ly a suffix that means in a certain way. [3 definitions]
lye a strong substance used in making soap. It was once made from wood ashes.
lying1 the telling of lies. [3 definitions]
lying2 present participle of lie2.
lymph a slightly yellowish liquid produced by body tissues. It contains many white blood cells.
lynx a mammal in the cat family with soft, spotted fur, pointed ears, and a short tail. Several kinds of lynx live in Europe, North America, and Asia. They are carnivores and are related to other wild cats. Lynx are about twice the size of house cats.
lyre a stringed instrument of ancient Greece that is like a harp.
lyric relating to poetry that has a musical rhythm and often expresses private feelings and thoughts. [3 definitions]
lyrical showing deep feeling.
m the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet.
m.1 an abbreviation for meter, or meters.
MA an abbreviation for Massachusetts.
M.A. a degree earned in particular fields after one or two years of additional study following college. M.A. is an abbreviation for "Master of Arts."
ma (informal) mother.
ma'am (informal; often capitalized) madam.
macaroni dried noodles made from flour and water, often shaped into curved, hollow tubes.
Macedonia a region of southeastern Europe that lies mostly in Greece and in the country of North Macedonia.
machine a device with a system of parts that work together to perform a task. Cars, computers, hair dryers, and vacuum cleaners are all examples of machines.
machine gun an automatic gun that fires bullets one right after the other as long as its trigger is pressed.
machinery machines in general. [3 definitions]
machinist a person who has skill in using, repairing, or building machines.