Definition of Mace

1. Noun. (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization.

Exact synonyms: Chemical Mace
Generic synonyms: Chloroacetophenone, Cn Gas
Language type: Trademark, Trademark



2. Noun. An official who carries a mace of office.
Exact synonyms: Macebearer, Macer
Generic synonyms: Functionary, Official

3. Noun. Spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed.
Generic synonyms: Spice
Terms within: Nutmeg

4. Noun. A ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority.
Generic synonyms: Staff

Definition of Mace

1. n. A money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael; also, a weight of 57.98 grains.

2. n. A kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See Nutmeg.

3. n. A heavy staff or club of metal; a spiked club; -- used as weapon in war before the general use of firearms, especially in the Middle Ages, for breaking metal armor.

Definition of Mace

1. Proper noun. A brand of tear gas. ¹

2. Noun. A heavy fighting club. ¹

3. Noun. A ceremonial form of this weapon. ¹

4. Noun. A spice obtained from the outer layer of the kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg. ¹

5. Noun. A common name for some types of tear gas and pepper spray. ¹

6. Noun. A long baton used by some drum majors to keep time and lead a marching band. If this baton is referred to as a mace, by convention it has a ceremonial often decorative head, which, if of metal, usually is hollow and sometimes intricately worked. ¹

7. Verb. To spray in defense or attack with mace (pepper spray, or, formerly, tear gas) using a hand-held device. ¹

8. Verb. (informal) To spray a similar noxious chemical in defense or attack using an available hand-held device such as an aerosol spray can. ¹

9. Verb. To hit someone or something with a mace. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mace

1. to attack with a clublike weapon [v MACED, MACING, MACES]

Medical Definition of Mace

1. A kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See Nutmeg. Red mace is the aril of Myristica tingens, and white mace that of M. Otoba, East Indian trees of the same genus with the nutmeg tree. Origin: F. Macis, L. Macis, macir, Gr.; cf. Skr. Makaranda the nectar or honey of a flower, a fragrant mango. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mace

maccabees
maccaboy
maccaboys
maccaron
maccarons
maccha
macchia
macchiato
macchiatos
macchie
macco
maccoboy
maccoboys
macdink
macdonaldite
mace (current term)
mace-bearer
mace-bearers
macebearer
macebearers
maced
macedoine
macedoines
macedonian
macedonite
macelike
macer
maceral
macerals
macerate

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