sold. (1.) Manasseh’s oldest son (Josh. 17:1), or probably his only son (see 1 Chr. 7:14, 15; comp. Num. 26:29-33; Josh. 13:31). His descendants are referred to under the name of Machirites, being the offspring of Gilead (Num. 26:29). They settled in land taken from the Amorites (Num. 32:39, 40; Deut. 3:15) by a special enactment (Num. 36:1-3; Josh. 17:3, 4). He is once mentioned as the representative of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan (Judg. 5:14). (2.) A descendant of the preceding, residing at Lo-debar, where he maintained Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth till he was taken under the care of David (2 Sam. 9:4), and where he afterwards gave shelter to David himself when he was a fugitive (17:27).
[mah-cheez-moh, -chiz-, muh-] /mɑˈtʃiz moʊ, -ˈtʃɪz-, mə-/ noun 1. a strong or exaggerated sense of manliness; an assumptive attitude that virility, courage, strength, and entitlement to dominate are attributes or concomitants of masculinity. 2. a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate: The military campaign was an exercise in national machismo. […]
[mahk-mee-ter, mak-] /ˈmɑkˌmi tər, ˈmæk-/ noun, Aeronautics. 1. a device that indicates airspeed relative to the speed of sound. /ˈmækˌmiːtə/ noun 1. an instrument for measuring the Mach number of an aircraft in flight
noun 1. . [mahk] /mɑk/ noun 1. a number indicating the ratio of the speed of an object to the speed of sound in the medium through which the object is moving. Abbreviation: M. /mæk/ noun 1. short for Mach number /German max/ noun 1. Ernst (ɛrnst). 1838–1916, Austrian physicist and philosopher. He devised the […]
/mach’oh-flops/ A pun on “megaflops” referring to the inflated performance figures often quoted by computer manufacturers. Real application programs are lucky to get half the quoted speed. See Your mileage may vary, benchmark. [Jargon File] (1995-02-15)