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mace

noun \ ˈmās \

Definition of mace

:an aromatic spice consisting of the dried external fibrous covering of a nutmeg

Origin and Etymology of mace

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French mascie, macis, from Medieval Latin macis


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mace

noun

Definition of mace

1 a :a heavy often spiked staff or club used especially in the Middle Ages for breaking armor
b :a club used as a weapon
2 a :an ornamental staff borne as a symbol of authority before a public official (such as a magistrate) or a legislative body
b :one who carries a mace

Origin and Etymology of mace

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *mattia; akin to Latin mateola mallet


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mace

verb

Definition of mace

maced; macing
transitive verb
:to attack with the liquid Mace

Examples of mace in a Sentence

  1. She maced the man who attacked her.

First Known Use of mace

1968


Mace

trademark \ ˈmās \

Definition of Mace

used for a temporarily disabling liquid usually used as a spray

MACE Defined for English Language Learners

mace

verb

Definition of mace for English Language Learners

  • : to spray (a person) with Mace


Mace

trademark

Definition of Mace for English Language Learners

  • —used for a liquid that stings the eyes and skin and that is used as a spray to defend against an attacker


MACE Defined for Kids

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mace

noun \ ˈmās \

Definition of mace for Students

:a spice made from the dried outer covering of the nutmeg

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mace

noun

Definition of mace for Students

1 :a decorated pole carried by an official as a sign of authority
2 :a heavy often spiked club used as a medieval weapon

Medical Dictionary

Mace

trademark \ ˈmās \

medical Definition of Mace

used for a temporarily disabling liquid that when sprayed in the face of a person causes tears, dizziness, immobilization, and sometimes nausea


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