A wild hurry, as in I was in a mad rush to get to the bank on time to cash my check, or Why the mad rush? We have lots of time before the concert starts. The use of in a rush for “being in a hurry” dates from the second half of the 1800s, and mad, for “frenzied,” serves merely as an intensifier.
[mad-tom] /ˈmædˈtɒm/ noun 1. any of several tadpolelike, freshwater catfishes of the genus Noturus, of the central and eastern U.S., having a poisonous pectoral spine: some are threatened or endangered.
Early preprocessor that translated Fortran to MAD, for gain in speed.
[muh-doo r-uh for 1; maj-er-uh for 2] /məˈdʊər ə for 1; ˈmædʒ ər ə for 2/ noun 1. Dutch Madoera. an island in Indonesia, off the NE coast of Java. 2112 sq. mi. (5470 sq. km). 2. Also, Madurai [mad-yoo-rahy] /ˈmæd yʊˌraɪ/ (Show IPA). a city in S Tamil Nadu, in S India. /məˈdʊərə/ noun […]
- Madura boil
Madura boil Mad·u·ra boil (māj’ər-ə) n. See mycetoma.