[mah-jawng, -jong, -zhawng, -zhong] /ˈmɑˈdʒɔŋ, -ˈdʒɒŋ, -ˈʒɔŋ, -ˈʒɒŋ/
a game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with 144 dominolike pieces or tiles marked in suits, counters, and dice, the object being to build a winning combination of pieces.
verb (used without object)
to win a game of mah-jongg.
1922, from dialectal Chinese (Shanghai) ma chiang, name of the game, literally “sparrows,” from ma “hemp” + chiang “little birds.” The game so called from the design of the pieces. It had a vogue in Europe and the U.S. in the 1920s and for a time threatened to supplant bridge in popularity.
disease, one of the five daughters of Zelophehad (Num. 27:1-11) who had their father’s inheritance, the law of inheritance having been altered in their favour.
[mah-ler] /ˈmɑ lər/ noun 1. Gustav [goo s-tahf] /ˈgʊs tɑf/ (Show IPA), 1860–1911, Austrian composer and conductor, born in Bohemia. /ˈmɑːlə/ noun 1. Gustav (ˈɡʊstaf). 1860–1911, Austrian composer and conductor, whose music links the romantic tradition of the 19th century with the music of the 20th century. His works include nine complete symphonies for large […]
sickly, the elder of Elimelech the Bethlehemite’s two sons by Naomi. He married Ruth and died childless (Ruth 1:2, 5; 4:9, 10), in the land of Moab.
[mahl-stik, mawl-] /ˈmɑlˌstɪk, ˈmɔl-/ noun 1. a stick with a padded tip used to support an artist’s working hand. /ˈmɔːlˌstɪk/ noun 1. a variant spelling of maulstick