[mas-tif, mah-stif] /ˈmæs tɪf, ˈmɑ stɪf/
one of a breed of large, powerful, short-haired dogs having an apricot, fawn, or brindled coat.
an old breed of large powerful short-haired dog, usually fawn or brindle with a dark mask
large, powerful breed of dog, early 14c., from Old French mastin (Modern French mâtin) or Provençal mastis, both from Vulgar Latin *mansuetinus “domesticated, tame,” from Latin mansuetus “tame, gentle” (see mansuetude). Probably originally meaning a dog that stays in the house, thus a guard-dog. Form in English perhaps influenced by Old French mestif “mongrel.”
noun 1. any insectivorous bat of the family Molossidae, found in warm areas throughout the world, having a naked tail, folded ears, and small wings and most often seen running along the ground.
[ma-stij-ee-uh m] /mæˈstɪdʒ i əm/ noun, plural mastigia [ma-stij-ee-uh] /mæˈstɪdʒ i ə/ (Show IPA) 1. an extensible, lashlike, anal organ in certain caterpillars.
- Mass-market paperback
noun 1. a relatively inexpensive paperbound book, typically measuring about 4½ × 7 inches (11 × 18 cm), that is distributed on newsstands, in supermarkets, etc., as well as in bookstores.
[mas-mahr-kit] /ˈmæsˈmɑr kɪt/ adjective 1. (of products) produced and distributed in large quantities and intended to appeal to the widest range of consumers. verb (used with object) 2. to produce and distribute to the widest range of consumers. noun 1. the production and distribution of a product intended to be sold to a relatively high […]