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maxim British & World English

A short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct

maxim English Thesaurus

‘You are what you eat’ is a favourite maxim

Maxim gun British & World English

The first fully automatic water-cooled machine gun, designed in 1884 and used especially in the First World War

Maxim in Maxim gun British & World English

The first fully automatic water-cooled machine gun, designed in 1884 and used especially in the First World War

Gorky, Maxim British & World English

(1868–1936), Russian writer and revolutionary; pseudonym of Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov. His best-known works include the play The Lower Depths (1901) and his autobiographical trilogy (1915–23)