[mik-uh l] /ˈmɪk əl/
great; large; much.
great or abundant
a great amount, esp in the proverb, mony a little makes a mickle
(Scot) a small amount, esp in the proverb, many a mickle maks a muckle
dialectal survival of Old English micel, mycel “great, intense, big, long, much, many,” from Proto-Germanic *mekilaz (cf. Old Saxon mikil, Old Norse mikill, Old High German mihhil, Gothic mikils), from PIE root *meg- “great, large” (cf. Armenian mets “great;” Sanskrit mahat- “great, mazah- “greatness;” Avestan mazant- “great;” Hittite mekkish “great, large;” Greek megas “great, large;” Latin magnus “great, large, much, abundant,” major “greater,” maximus “greatest;” Middle Irish mag, maignech “great, large;” M.Welsh meith “long, great”). Its main modern form is much (q.v.). Related: Mickleness.
[mik-ee] /ˈmɪk i/ noun, plural mickies. (sometimes initial capital letter) 1. (def 2).
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[mik-mak] /ˈmɪk mæk/ noun, plural Micmacs (especially collectively) Micmac for 1. 1. a member of a North American Indian people now living mostly in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. 2. the Algonquian language of these people. /ˈmɪkmæk/ noun 1. (pl) -macs, -mac. a member of a North American Indian people formerly […]
1. magnetic ink character recognition: a technique for reading and processing data printed with ink that contains magnetic particles: used especially in sorting bank checks automatically. 1. a combining form with the meanings “small” (microcosm; microgamete), “very small in comparison with others of its kind” (microcassette; microlith), “too small to be seen by the unaided […]