Definition of Maya

1. Noun. A member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy. "Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar"

Exact synonyms: Mayan
Group relationships: Federation Of Tribes, Tribe
Generic synonyms: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
Specialized synonyms: Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Quiche, Yucatec, Yucateco

2. Noun. A family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya.

Definition of Maya

1. n. The name for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.

Definition of Maya

1. Proper noun. A member of a Mesoamerican civilization that existed in and around Mexico in the 4th to 10th centuries. ¹

2. Proper noun. A descendant of these people. ¹

3. Proper noun. Any of the Mayan languages, such as Quiché and Yucatec. ¹

4. Proper noun. (Hebrew female given name) of modern usage. ¹

5. Proper noun. In Sanskrit, illusion; God's physical and metaphysical creation (literally, "not this"). ¹

6. Proper noun. (Sanskrit female given name) used in India. ¹

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Definition of Maya

1. the power to produce illusions, in Hindu philosophy [n -S] : MAYAN [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maya

May Day sweep
May Day sweeps
May Days
May Queen
May apple
May apple root
May apples
May beetle
May blob
May blossom
May bug
May lily
May queen
May wine
May wines
Maya Lin
Mayan language
Mayan pyramid
Mayan pyramids
Mayaro virus

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