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mace 1

Syllabification: mace

noun

1 historical A heavy club, typically having a metal head and spikes.
Example sentences
  • The charioteers, wearing togas over their body armor, waved baseball bats done up as spiked maces and jumped into carts forged from cast-off vehicle parts.
  • Javion cracked a small smile on his usually emotionless face and pulled out a deadly spiked mace with a ball bigger than a Semi and a handle twice as long as he was tall, but thin enough to fit in his hand.
  • The brown-bearded man spat, stabbing his heavy, sharp mace into the neck and face of the young reaver, scraping skin and drawing blood.
Synonyms
2A ceremonial staff of office.
Example sentences
  • I'd be found in a coma in the midst of some deadly committee meeting about shrinkwrapping kippers and David Steel would have to perform a mercy killing with his ceremonial mace.
  • Cape Town - The proposed official ceremonial mace for the national assembly will be made out of aluminium.
  • While stormy, even on one occasion involving interference with the ceremonial and symbolic mace, the debates were always underlined by maturity, civility and respect!

Origin

Middle English: from Old French masse 'large hammer'.

Words that rhyme with mace

abase, ace, apace, backspace, base, bass, brace, case, chase, dace, efface, embrace, encase, enchase, enlace, face, grace, interlace, interspace, in-your-face, lace, misplace, outface, outpace, pace, place, plaice, race, space, Thrace, trace, upper case

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mace 2 Syllabification: mace

noun

The reddish fleshy outer covering of the nutmeg, dried as a spice.
Example sentences
  • Among the spices specified are ginger, nutmeg, mace, cloves, and saffron; caraway seeds seem always to have been included.
  • Before La Varenne, court cuisine had over-emphasized the use of sugar and such sweet spices as cloves, mace, cardamom or nutmeg.
  • Spices such as coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, mace and nutmeg are ideal for winter soups and paprika helps provide a rich colour, says Bridget Jones.

Origin

Middle English macis (taken as plural), via Old French from Latin macir.

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Mace 3 Syllabification: Mace

noun

trademark
An irritant chemical used in an aerosol to disable attackers.
Example sentences
  • But it would be just my luck if the girl of my dreams took a dislike to me, had a big can of Mace and an itchy trigger finger.
  • You can't pull your gun, no Mace - why don't we just arm-wrestle to see if you go to jail?
  • [But] why put deadbolt locks on your doors and stock up on cans of Mace and then decide to leave your windows open?

verb

(also mace) [with object] Back to top  
Spray (someone) with Mace.
Example sentences
  • According to MPD spokesman Ron Reier, officers Maced and handcuffed Doby in an attempt to subdue him.
  • But as officers put him in a cruiser, an audio recording inside the car shows Coleman asking why they maced him.
  • At the police station, Winkler told Siewert that he maced Nelson after Nelson maced him.

Origin

1960s (originally US): probably from mace1.

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