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Definition of mag

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Definition of mag (Entry 2 of 2)

1 magnesium
2 magnetism
3 magneto
4 magnitude

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Examples of mag in a Sentence


flip through this month's fashion mags to find out what's in style

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All of this has much to do with the mag’s editor, Randy Kennedy, a former arts reporter for the New York Times who knows how to balance smart and readable — and who also knows how to do things like write a western and put away piles of tacos. Los Angeles Times, "Essential Arts: How Ernie Barnes’ painting of a jubilant nightclub became a museum draw," 31 Aug. 2019 Brodesser-Akner, who like Elizabeth toiled at men’s mags before her current post at the New York Times, is a top-notch feature writer thanks to her hyper-observant sensibility, which serves her well as a novelist. Mark Athitakis, USA TODAY, "A busted marriage examined in Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s sharp 'Fleishman Is in Trouble'," 17 June 2019 Head past a wall of handmade ceramic vases and men’s fragrances to a small back room to find shelves of fashion mags and vintage books for sale. Chris Lamorte,, "Where’s all the stuff? Step inside Notre, the West Loop shop that’s reinventing how you shop for menswear," 1 July 2019 On current Ohio driver’s licenses, the mag stripes contain everything that’s on the front of your license., "Giant Eagle is again checking IDs for senior citizens buying alcohol: Money Matters," 9 June 2019 Couples Vibrator Shop It Courtesy HOW HARDCORE: xxx COST: 8 cents/minute As the name suggests, this one's for us. Endorsed by postfem mag Bust, this site presents a mind-boggling 65,000 movies. The Editors, Marie Claire, "The Hottest Porn for Women on the Internet," 17 Oct. 2017 Kravitz admitted to Rolling Stone in her recent interview with the mag. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Zoë Kravitz Says Having Such Cool Parents Left Her Feeling "Intimidated" While Growing Up," 26 Nov. 2018 The rich chocolate brown with subtle golden highlights was for a shoot with Byrdie mag, but the look is perfect for winter. Kara Mcgrath, Seventeen, "Ashley Benson Goes Mega Dark! Which Hair Color Do You Like Best On The PLL Star?," 21 Jan. 2014 After your dog indulges, treat yourself to an epic burger at au cheval then walk it off with some shopping on the mag mile and stroll along the beaches at Lake Michigan. Jessica Migala, Country Living, "7 Great Cities to Visit With Your Dog," 26 July 2018

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First Known Use of mag


1742, in the meaning defined above

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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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