[mey-hem, mey-uh m] /ˈmeɪ hɛm, ˈmeɪ əm/
Law. the crime of willfully inflicting a bodily injury on another so as to make the victim less capable of self-defense or, under modern statutes, so as to cripple or mutilate the victim.
random or deliberate violence or damage.
a state of rowdy disorder:
Antagonisms between the various factions at the meeting finally boiled over, and mayhem ensued.
(law) the wilful and unlawful infliction of injury upon a person, esp (formerly) the injuring or removing of a limb rendering him less capable of defending himself against attack
any violent destruction or confusion
late 15c., from Anglo-French maihem (13c.), from Old French mahaigne “injury, wrong, a hurt, harm, damage;” related to mahaignier “to injure, wound, mutilate, cripple” (see maim). Originally, in law, the crime of maiming a person “to make him less able to defend himself or annoy his adversary” [OED].
[mey-hyoo] /ˈmeɪ hyu/ noun 1. Jonathan, 1720–66, American Congregational clergyman. 2. Thomas, 1593–1682, American colonist, born in England: settler and governor of Martha’s Vineyard. /ˈmeɪhjuː/ noun 1. Henry. 1812–87, British social commentator, journalist, and writer; a founder of Punch (1841): best known for London Labour and the London Poor (1851–62)
[mey-ing] /ˈmeɪ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the celebration of . [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. the hawthorn. 5. a female given name. 6. Cape, […]
[mey-nerd] /ˈmeɪ nərd/ noun 1. a male given name.
[mey-uh nt, meynt] /ˈmeɪ ənt, meɪnt/ 1. contraction of may not. /ˈmeɪənt; meɪnt/ contraction 1. may not