one of a line of hereditary administrative lieutenants to the Merovingian kings who eventually took over royal function and title in the Frankish kingdoms; a palatine.
[mey-er, mair] /ˈmeɪ ər, mɛər/ noun 1. the chief executive official, usually elected, of a city, village, or town. 2. the chief magistrate of a city or borough. /mɛə/ noun 1. the chairman and civic head of a municipal corporation in many countries Scottish equivalent provost n. late 15c., from mayor + -ship. n. c.1300, […]
[French ma-yawt] /French maˈyɔt/ noun 1. one of the Comoro Islands, in the Indian Ocean, NW of Madagascar: an overseas department of France. 144 sq. mi. (373 sq. km). /French majɔt/ noun 1. an island in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar; administered by France. Pop (including Pamanzi): 186 026 (2004 est). Area: 374 sq […]
[mey-pohl] /ˈmeɪˌpoʊl/ noun, (often lowercase) 1. a tall pole, decorated with flowers and ribbons, around which people dance or engage in sports during celebrations. /ˈmeɪˌpəʊl/ noun 1. a tall pole fixed upright in an open space during May-Day celebrations, around which people dance holding streamers attached at its head n. “high striped pole decorated with […]
[mey-pop] /ˈmeɪˌpɒp/ noun 1. the edible fruit of the passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, of the southern U.S. 2. the plant itself. 3. South Midland and Southern U.S. May apple.