a girl or young woman crowned with flowers and honored as queen in the festivities of May Day.
a girl chosen, esp for her beauty, to preside over May-Day celebrations
[mahy-er] /ˈmaɪ ər/ noun 1. Ernst, 1904–2005, U.S. zoologist and evolutionary theorist, born in Germany. Mayr (mī’ər) German-born American zoologist who synthesized Gregor Mendel’s theories of inheritance with Charles Darwin’s natural selection theory to develop the concept of speciation, which expanded scientific understanding of the formation of species and how they adapt to their their […]
[meyst] /meɪst/ verb, Archaic. 1. 2nd person singular present indicative of 1 . [mey] /meɪ/ auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person may, 2nd may or (Archaic) mayest or mayst, 3rd may; present plural may; past might. 1. (used to express possibility): It may rain. 2. (used to express opportunity or permission): You may enter. 3. […]
[meyz] /meɪz/ noun 1. Willie (Howard) born 1931, U.S. baseball player. [mey] /meɪ/ noun, Archaic. 1. a maiden. [mey] /meɪ/ noun 1. the fifth month of the year, containing 31 days. 2. the early part of one’s life, especially the prime: a young woman in her May. 3. the festivities of . 4. (lowercase) British. […]
[mahy-ten] /maɪˈtɛn/ noun 1. a tree, Maytenus boaria, native to Chile, having narrow leaves and drooping branches, planted as a street tree in Florida and southern California.