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M1 British & World English

The thirteenth letter of the alphabet

M2 British & World English

(On scorecards) maiden over(s)

m' British & World English

Short for my (representing the pronunciation used by lawyers in court to refer to or address the judge or a fellow barrister on the same side).

m- British & World English

Denoting commercial activity conducted electronically by means of mobile phones

m in M1 British & World English

The thirteenth letter of the alphabet

metre British & World English

The fundamental unit of length in the metric system, equal to 100 centimetres or approximately 39.37 inches

m in metre1 British & World English

The fundamental unit of length in the metric system, equal to 100 centimetres or approximately 39.37 inches

A & M British & World English

Hymns Ancient and Modern

h'm British & World English

Variant spelling of hem, hum.

M-1 British & World English

A .30-caliber semiautomatic clip-fed rifle capable of firing eight rounds before reloading, the standard rifle used by US troops in World War II and the Korean War

m/d British & World English

Months after date

O & M British & World English

Operations and maintenance

M-16 British & World English

A lightweight, fully automatic assault rifle that shoots small-caliber bullets at an extremely high velocity, used by US troops after 1966

vitamin M British & World English

Another term for folic acid.

I'm easy British & World English

Said by someone when offered a choice to indicate that they have no particular preference

m-commerce British & World English

Commercial transactions conducted electronically by mobile phone

I'm afraid British & World English

Used to express polite or formal apology or regret

Pei, I. M. British & World English

(B.1917), American architect, born in China; full name Ieoh Ming Pei. Notable works include the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library at Harvard University (1964) and the glass and steel pyramid in the forecourt of the Louvre (1989)

Synge, J. M. British & World English

(1871–1909), Irish dramatist; full name Edmund John Millington Synge. He is best known for The Playboy of the Western World (1907), which caused riots at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, because of its explicit language and its implication that Irish peasants would condone a brutal murder

James, M. R. British & World English

(1862–1936), English scholar and writer of ghost stories; full name Montague Rhodes James. He is noted for eerie tales collected in such volumes as Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)

thousand British & World English

The number equivalent to the product of a hundred and ten; 1,000

Bateman, H. M. British & World English

(1887–1970), Australian-born British cartoonist; full name Henry Mayo Bateman. He is known for the series of cartoons entitled ‘The Man Who ...’, which illustrated social gaffes based on snobbery

Coetzee, J. M. British & World English

(B.1940), South African novelist; full name John Maxwell Coetzee. He won the Booker Prize with Life and Times of Michael K (1983) and Disgrace (1999), becoming the first author to win the prize twice, and in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Escher, M. C. British & World English

(1898–1972), Dutch graphic artist; full name Maurits Corneille Escher. His prints are characterized by their sophisticated use of visual illusion and paradoxical perspective

Forster, E. M. British & World English

(1879–1970), English novelist and literary critic; full name Edward Morgan Forster. His novels, several of which have been made into films, include A Room with a View (1908) and A Passage to India (1924)

Ballantyne, R. M. British & World English

(1825–94), Scottish author; full name Robert Michael Ballantyne. He wrote acclaimed adventure stories, such as The Coral Island (1857)

Cohan, George M. British & World English

(1878–1942), US composer, playwright, actor, and producer; full name George Michael Cohan. Among his best known songs are “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1904) and “Give My Regards to Broadway” (1904)

I'm damned if British & World English

Used to express a strong negative

I'm a Dutchman British & World English

Used to express one’s disbelief or as a way of underlining an emphatic assertion

Turner, J. M. W. British & World English

(1775–1851), English painter; full name Joseph Mallord William Turner. He made his name with landscapes and stormy seascapes, becoming increasingly concerned with depicting the power of light by the use of primary colours, often arranged in a swirling vortex. Notable works: Rain, Steam, Speed (1844); The Fighting Téméraire (1838)

Tweed, William M. British & World English

(1823–78) US politician; known as Boss Tweed. As a New York City official and a state senator 1867–71, he became the leader of Tammany Hall, the executive committee of New York City’s Democratic Party and a ring of political corruption, that swindled the state treasury out of as much as $200 million. Convicted in 1873, he fled to Cuba and then Spain, but was extradited in 1876 and returned to a New York jail, where he died

I'm easy in easy British & World English

Said by someone when offered a choice to indicate that they have no particular preference

well I'll be damned British & World English

Used to express surprise

Montgomery, L. M. British & World English

(1874–1942), Canadian novelist; full name Lucy Maud Montgomery. She is noted for her bestselling first novel Anne of Green Gables (1908)

well, I'll be jiggered British & World English

Used to express one’s astonishment

hmm British & World English

Variant spelling of hem, hum.

M's in M1 British & World English

The thirteenth letter of the alphabet

Sm British & World English

Sadomasochism

Barrie, Sir J. M. British & World English

(1860–1937), Scottish dramatist and novelist; full name James Matthew Barrie. Barrie’s most famous play is Peter Pan (1904), a fantasy for children about a boy who did not grow up

I'm buggered if —— British & World English

Used to make the following clause negative

well, I'm buggered British & World English

Used to express one’s amazement at something

Dirksen, Everett M. British & World English

(1896–1969), US politician; full name Everett McKinley Dirksen. An Illinois Republican, he was a member of the US House of Representatives 1933–49 and a US senator 1951–69

I'm afraid in afraid British & World English

Used to express polite or formal apology or regret

I'm all right, Jack British & World English

Used to express selfish complacency

lud British & World English

Used to address a judge in a court of law


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