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mackintosh
magic
magician
magistrate
magnetic
magnetism
magnificent
magnify
magnitude
maintain
maintenance
maize
majesty
major
majority
malady
malaise
malice
malicious
manifest
manifestation
manifesto
manipulate
mansion
manual
manufacture
manuscript
map
maple
marble
march
margin
marginal
marine
mariner
marked
marsh
marshal
martyr
marvel
masculine
mask
massacre
massive
mast
masterpiece
match
mate
material
materialism
mathematics
mattress
mature
maturity
maximum
meadow
measure
mechanical
mechanics
mechanism
medal
medieval
meditate
meditation
medium
meek
melancholy
melody
melon
melt
memo
memorial
memorize
memory
menace
mend
mental
mentality
mention
menu
mercantile
merchandise
merchant
mercy
mere
merge
merit
mermaid
mesh
mess
metallic
method
methodology
meticulous
metric
metropolitan
microscope
microwave
mighty
migrant
migrate
migration
milestone
military
milk
miller
millionaire
mince
mingle
miniature
minimize
minimum
minister
ministry
minor
minority
minus
minute
miracle
miraculous
miscarriage
mischief
miserable
misery
misfortune
misgiving
mishap
mislead
missile
mission
mist
moan
mobile
mobilize
mock
mode
moderate
modest
modification
modify
modulate
module
moist
moisture
molecular
molecule
momentary
momentous
monarch
monastery
monetary
monitor
monopolize
monopoly
monotonous
monotony
monster
monstrous
monument
monumental
moor
morale
morality
moreover
mortal
motel
motion
motionless
motivate
motivation
motive
motto
mould
mount
mourn
mournful
mourning
moustache
mouth
movement
muffle
muffler
multiple
multiply
multitude
municipal
murmur
muscular
muse
mushroom
mute
mutton
mutual
myriad
mysterious
myth
mythology


mackintosh: Read
n.
(مادن) waterproof long coat made of rubberized cloth

magic: Read
n.
(السحرية) any art that invokes supernatural powers

magician: Read
n.
(سحر الساحر) one who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience; sorcerer; wizard

magistrate: Read
n.
(قاض ماكينتوش) civil officer with power to administer and enforce law

magnetic: Read
a. Syn. captivating; attractive
(مغناطيسية) having the properties of attracting iron or steel; captivating; attractive; being to draw or pull

magnetism: Read
n.
(المغناطيسية) attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets

magnificent: Read
a. Syn. gorgeous; lavish
(الرائعة) grand or noble in thought or deed; outstanding of its kind

magnify: Read
v. Syn. intensify; increase; enlarge
(تكبير) intensify; increase; make greater in size; enlarge

magnitude: Read
n. Syn. greatness; extent
(حجم) extent; greatness of rank, size, or position

maintain: Read
v. Syn. support; sustain
(بحفظ) keep in any particular state or condition; keep up or carry on; continue

maintenance: Read
n. Syn. preservation
(صيانة) preservation; support; continuance; court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another

maize: Read
n.
(الذرة) tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears

majesty: Read
n. Syn. nobility
(روعة) nobility; greatness and dignity of a sovereign; royal personage

major: Read
a.
(الرئيسية) greater in number, quantity, or extent; more important

majority: Read
n.
(غالبية) greater number or part; a number more than half of the total

malady: Read
n. Syn. illness
(الداء) disease, disorder, or ailment; unwholesome condition

malaise: Read
n. Syn. uneasiness
(عكة) general sense of depression or unease; vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at beginning of illness

malice: Read
n.
(الخبث) enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another

malicious: Read
a. Syn. spiteful
(الخبيثة) deliberately harmful; spiteful; proceeding from extreme hatred

manifest: Read
a. Syn. evident; visible; obvious; apparent
(بيان) clearly apparent to understanding; obvious

manifestation: Read
n. Syn. revelation; indication
(مطرقة) revelation; indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something

manifesto: Read
n. Syn. declaration
(بيان) public declaration of principles; statement of policy

manipulate: Read
v. Syn. maneuver; control
(معالجة) operate with one's hands; control or play upon people, forces artfully

mansion: Read
n.
(القصر) dwelling-house of the better class; a large or stately residence

manual: Read
n. Syn. guide book
(دليل) guide book; hand-operated

manufacture: Read
v.
(تصنيع) make products by hand or machinery; make from raw materials

manuscript: Read
n.
(المخطوط) written with or by the hand; not printed; literary or musical composition written with the hand

map: Read
v.
(دليل) depict as if on a map; plan or delineate, especially in detail; arrange

maple: Read
n.
(القيقب) tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species

marble: Read
n.
(رخام) hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish

march: Read
n. Syn. parade; advance
(مارس) walking with regular steps; a procession of people walking together; steady advance

margin: Read
n. Syn. border; rim; room
(الهامش) border; rim; room

marginal: Read
a.
(هامشية) of or pertaining to a margin; written or printed in the margin

marine: Read
a. Syn. maritime; naval
(بحرية) sea-dwelling; maritime; naval

mariner: Read
n.
(قياس) one whose occupation is to assist in navigating ships; seaman or sailor

marked: Read
a. Syn. noticeable
(تميز) noticeable or pronounced; having one or more distinguishing marks

marsh: Read
n. Syn. swamp; bog
(مارش) swamp; bog; low lying wet land with grassy vegetation

marshal: Read
v. Syn. arrange; enlist; organize
(المارشال) put in order; arrange or place something in line

martyr: Read
n.
(شهيد) one who makes great sacrifices or suffers to further belief or principle; one who endures great suffering

marvel: Read
n. Syn. wonder; miracle
(الرائعة) wonder; strong surprise; astonishment

masculine: Read
a.
(مارفل المذكر) of the male sex; not female; having the qualities of a man

mask: Read
v.
(قناع) try to conceal something; disguise; hide under a false appearance

massacre: Read
n.
(مجازر) killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty

massive: Read
a. Syn. enormous; colossal; immense
(شعبي) enormous; colossal; consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter

mast: Read
n.
(الهريس) fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns; a pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, set upright in boat to sustain sail

masterpiece: Read
n.
(تحفة) chief excellence or great talent; outstanding work of art or craft

match: Read
n.
(مطابقة) something that resembles or harmonizes with

mate: Read
n. Syn. breed
(منقطع النظير) a fellow member of a team

material: Read
a.
(المواد) of, relating to, or composed of matter; concerned with physical, not from intellectual or spiritual

materialism: Read
n.
(المادية) philosophical theory that matter is the only reality

mathematics: Read
n.
(عود ثقاب الرياضيات) science dealing with the logic of quantity and shape

mattress: Read
n.
(ماتادور) quilted bed; bed stuffed with hair, moss, or other suitable material, and quilted or otherwise fastened

mature: Read
v.
(ناضجة) develop and reach maturity; grow old or older

maturity: Read
n.
(فراش) state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; arrival of the time fixed for payment

maximum: Read
n.
(الأقصى) the largest possible quantity

meadow: Read
n.
(ميدو) tract of low or level land producing grass; any field on which grass is grown for hay

measure: Read
v.
(التدبير) determine the size of something; mark, lay out, or establish dimensions; estimate by evaluation or comparison

mechanical: Read
a. Syn. automatic; monotonous
(ميكانيكية) automatic; monotonous; relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics

mechanics: Read
n.
(ميكانيكا) branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies

mechanism: Read
n. Syn. device; machine
(آلية) device; machine; the technical aspects of doing something

medal: Read
n.
(البطيخ) a piece of metal in form of coin, and intended to preserve remembrance of notable event or person, or to serve as a reward

medieval: Read
a.
(القرون الوسطى) very old-fashioned; as if belonging to the Middle Ages

meditate: Read
v.
(التأمل) dwell on anything in thought; think seriously; keep the mind fixed upon; purpose; plan in the mind

meditation: Read
n. Syn. contemplation; consideration
(التأمل) lengthy intent consideration; long and thoughtful observation; contemplation of spiritual matters

medium: Read
n.
(المتوسط) state that is intermediate between extremes

meek: Read
a. Syn. spiritless; gentle
(ديع) quiet and obedient; showing patience and humility

melancholy: Read
a. Syn. gloomy; sad
(حزن) gloomy; feeling of thoughtful sadness; affected by depression

melody: Read
n. Syn. tune
(لحن) tune; pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds; poem suitable for setting to music or singing

melon: Read
n.
(الميدالية) juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon; plant that produces the fruit juicy

melt: Read
v.
(تذوب) changed from a solid to a liquid state especially by the application of heat

memo: Read
n. Syn. note; memorandum
(مذكرة) short note; memorandum; written proposal or reminder

memorial: Read
n. Syn. monument
(نصب تذكاري) monument; short note or abstract, intended for registry, exhibiting the particulars of a deed

memorize: Read
v. Syn. commemorate
(حفظ) commemorate; commit to memory; learn by heart

memory: Read
n. Syn. recollection; memorial
(الذاكرة) faculty of mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events

menace: Read
n. Syn. danger
(تنفي خطر) danger; a threat or the act of threatening; something that is a source of danger; threaten; intimidate

mend: Read
v. Syn. repair; improve
(اصلاح) make repairs or restoration to; fix; improve

mental: Read
a.
(العقلية) involving mind or intellectual process; affected by disorder of mind

mentality: Read
n.
(عقلية) mental action or power; intellectual activity; intellectuality

mention: Read
v. Syn. refer; indicate
(يذكر) speak or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner

menu: Read
n.
(القائمة) an agenda of things to do

mercantile: Read
a. Syn. trading; commercial
(التجارية) trading; commercial; of or relating to trade or traders

merchandise: Read
n. Syn. goods
(بضائع) objects for sale; goods

merchant: Read
n.
(التاجر) one who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; trafficker; trader

mercy: Read
n. Syn. clemency
(رحمة) compassionate treatment of unfortunate and helpless; willingness to spare or to help; disposition to be kind

mere: Read
a.
(الرداءة حورية البحر) being nothing more than what is specified; considered apart from anything else; small; slight

merge: Read
v. Syn. combine; unite
(دمج) combine; unite

merit: Read
n. Syn. virtue; value; credit
(الاستحقاق) virtue; admirable quality or attribute; credit

mermaid: Read
n.
(حورية البحر) legendary sea creature having the head and upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish

mesh: Read
n. Syn. enclose
(شبكة سلكية) opening or space enclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot; network or net

mess: Read
n.
(الفوضى) soft semi liquid food; a quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for one meal

metallic: Read
a.
(المعدنية) of or pertaining to metal; of metal nature; resembling metal

method: Read
n. Syn. manner; way; mode
(طريقة) orderly procedure or process; regular manner of doing anything

methodology: Read
n.
(المنهجية) system of methods followed in a particular discipline

meticulous: Read
a. Syn. scrupulous; cautious
(الميتافيزيكيه الدقيقة) excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details

metric: Read
n.
(مترية) standard of measurement; geometric function that describes the distances between pairs of points in a space

metropolitan: Read
a. Syn. city
(متروبوليتان) city center; one who lives in a city center

microscope: Read
n.
(المجهر) magnifier of the image of small objects

microwave: Read
n.
(الميكروويف) a short electromagnetic wave; cook or heat in a microwave oven

mighty: Read
a. Syn. powerful; great
(أسرة المشائخ) having or showing great strength or force or intensity

migrant: Read
a. Syn. wandering
(المهاجرين) habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; wandering

migrate: Read
v.
(الهجرة) move from one country or region to another and settle there

migration: Read
n.
(الهجرة) movement of persons from one country or locality to another

milestone: Read
n. Syn. landmark; significant development
(معلم) landmark; significant development

military: Read
a. Syn. soldiery; militia
(عسكرية) pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; of whole body of soldiers

milk: Read
n.
(حليب) white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young

miller: Read
n.
(ميلر) one who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill; milling machine

millionaire: Read
n.
(المليونير) one whose material wealth is valued at more than a million dollars

mince: Read
v.
(اللحم المفروم) cut into very small pieces; chop fine; suppress or weaken the force of

mingle: Read
v.
(تختلط) be all mixed up or jumbled together;

miniature: Read
a. Syn. tiny
(مصغرة) very small; model that represents something in a greatly reduced size

minimize: Read
v. Syn. diminish
(تقليل) diminish; belittle; make small or insignificant

minimum: Read
a.
(الدنيا) the smallest possible quantity

minister: Read
n. Syn. servant; subordinate
(وزير) one who performs service for another; officer of justice; executive head of a government department

ministry: Read
n.
(الوزارة) act of serving; government department, at the administrative level normally headed by a minister

minor: Read
a.
(قاصر) of lesser importance or stature or rank; not of legal age; limited in size or scope

minority: Read
n.
(الأقليات) a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group

minus: Read
a.
(الطرح) less; requiring to be subtracted; negative

minute: Read
a. Syn. tiny
(دقيقة) extremely small; short note

miracle: Read
n. Syn. marvel; wonder
(معجزة) wonderful thing; something that excites admiration or astonishment

miraculous: Read
a. Syn. astonishing; amazing
(معجزة) astonishing; amazing

miscarriage: Read
n.
(الإجهاض) failure of administration or management; failure to attain a desired result or reach a destination

mischief: Read
n.
(اختلاس مفسدين) behavior that causes discomfiture or annoyance in another; tendency to play pranks or cause embarrassment

miserable: Read
a. Syn. unhappy; wretched
(ميزيرابل) very unhappy; full of misery; wretched

misery: Read
n. Syn. calamity; misfortune
(البؤس) great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind

misfortune: Read
n.
(سوء حظ) bad fortune or ill luck; bad luck

misgiving: Read
n. Syn. doubt
(ريبة) feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension

mishap: Read
n. Syn. accident; misfortune
(حادث) unfortunate accident; bad luck

mislead: Read
v. Syn. deceive; misguide
(تضليل) deceive; misguide

missile: Read
n.
(صواريخ) weapon that is thrown or projected; rocket carrying instruments or warhead

mission: Read
n.
(ريبة مهمتنا) assignment that is given to a person or group; operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; job; task

mist: Read
n.
(ميست) visible watery vapor suspended in atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog; haze before the eyes that blurs the vision

moan: Read
n.
(أنين) a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; groan softly and continuously

mobile: Read
a. Syn. movable
(تخفيف المحمول) movable; not fixed; fluid; unstable

mobilize: Read
v.
(تعبئة) assemble, prepare, or put into operation for or as if for war; make mobile or capable of movement

mock: Read
v. Syn. ridicule; mimic; disappoint
(وهمية) treat with ridicule or contempt; mimic; frustrate hopes of

mode: Read
n. Syn. manner; method; style
(النمط) prevailing style; manner; way of doing something; fashion or style

moderate: Read
a. Syn. temperate; gentle; mild
(المعتدل) temperate; gentle; mild; make less fast or intense ; preside over

modest: Read
a. Syn. humble; moderate
(تواضع) humble; less ambitious; moderate

modification: Read
n.
(تعديل) act of modifying, or state of being modified; modified form or condition; a change

modify: Read
v. Syn. alter; change
(تعديل) alter; change

modulate: Read
v.
(تعدل) tone down in intensity; regulate; change from one key to another

module: Read
n.
(وحدة) standard or unit of measurement; self-contained component of a system; unit of education covering a single topic

moist: Read
a. Syn. wet; damp
(رطبة) slightly wet; damp or humid

moisture: Read
n.
(معتدل الرطوبة) wetness caused by water

molecular: Read
a.
(الجزيئية) of molecules; relating to simple or basic structure or form

molecule: Read
n.
(جزيء) the smallest particle of substance, having all the properties of that substance

momentary: Read
a.
(لحظة) done in a moment; continuing only a moment; lasting a very short time

momentous: Read
a. Syn. grave; serious
(التاريخي) very important; of outstanding significance or consequence

monarch: Read
n. Syn. king; ruler
(العاهل) king; sole and absolute ruler; sovereign, such as a king or empress

monastery: Read
n.
(دير) house of religious retirement, or of seclusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks

monetary: Read
a. Syn. fiscal; pecuniary; financial
(النقدية) of or relating to money; nation's currency; financial

monitor: Read
v. Syn. observe; watch; locate
(بمراقبة) observe; watch; keep an eye on

monopolize: Read
v. Syn. dominate; occupy
(احتكار) dominate; occupy; have and control fully and exclusively

monopoly: Read
n. Syn. domination
(الاحتكار) exclusive control or possession of something; domination

monotonous: Read
a. Syn. boring; dull
(رتابة) boring; dull; tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

monotony: Read
n.
(الرتابة) uniformity or lack of variation; continual increase, or continual decrease; tedium as a result of repetition

monster: Read
n.
(مونستر) beast; ugly creature; someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

monstrous: Read
a.
(الدراجة) marvelous; strange; extraordinary on account of ugliness, viciousness, or wickedness

monument: Read
n. Syn. statue; memorial
(النصب) structure erected to commemorate persons or events; memorial

monumental: Read
a. Syn. massive
(ضخمة) massive; taking a great amount of time and effort to complete; in manner of a monument

moor: Read
n.
(مور) dark-colored person generally; broad area of open land, often high but poorly drained

morale: Read
n. Syn. confidence; spirit; mood
(معنويات) confidence; mood or spirit of a group that makes the members wants the group to succeed

morality: Read
n.
(حشية الأخلاق) set of social rules, customs, traditions, beliefs, or practices which specify proper, acceptable forms of conduct

moreover: Read
ad.
(وعلاوة على ذلك) beyond what has been said; further; besides; in addition; furthermore; also; likewise

mortal: Read
n.
(بشري) man, human being; liable or subject to death; accompanying death

motel: Read
n.
(فندق) motor hotel; lodging rooms adjacent to a parking lot

motion: Read
n. Syn. movement; action
(حركتهم) movement; act of changing location; ability or power to move

motionless: Read
a. Syn. still; immobile; stationary
(حراك) at rest, stationary, immobile, not moving

motivate: Read
v. Syn. prompt; stimulate; impel
(تحفيز) stimulate; impel; provide with an incentive; move to action

motivation: Read
n. Syn. incentive; drive
(الدافع) incentive; psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal

motive: Read
n. Syn. intention; purpose
(الدافع) emotion, desire, physiological need; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

motto: Read
n.
(شعار) short, suggestive expression of a guiding principle; maxim

mould: Read
n.
(قوالب) crumbling, soft, friable earth; soil

mount: Read
v.
(جبل) go up or advance; fix onto a backing; put up or launch

mourn: Read
v.
(حدادا) express or to feel grief or sorrow; grieve; be sorrowful

mournful: Read
a. Syn. sorrowful; sad; gloomy
(الحزينة) feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sad; gloomy

mourning: Read
n.
(الحداد) expression of deep sorrow because someone has died

moustache: Read
n.
(الشارب) hair growing on the human upper lip, especially when cultivated and groomed

mouth: Read
n. Syn. entrance
(الفم) opening through which an animal receives food; aperture between jaws or between lips

movement: Read
n.
(حركة) act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another

muffle: Read
n.
(دثر) bare end of nose between nostrils

muffler: Read
n.
(كاتم الصوت) heavy scarf worn around the neck for warmth; anything used in muffling; part of the exhaust pipe of a car that dampens the noise

multiple: Read
a.
(متعددة) having, or consisting of more than one part; many

multiply: Read
v. Syn. proliferate; increase
(تتضاعف) proliferate; increase; combine by multiplication

multitude: Read
n.
(البلدية) a great number; many

municipal: Read
a. Syn. metropolitan; civic
(البلدية) metropolitan; civic; having local self-government

murmur: Read
v.
(افر نفخة) make low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water

muscular: Read
a. Syn. brawny
(العضلات) having or suggesting great physical power; of or relating to or consisting of muscle

muse: Read
v. Syn. ponder
(منتديات) be absorbed in one's thoughts; consider or say thoughtfully

mushroom: Read
v.
(فطر) multiply, grow, or expand rapidly

mute: Read
a.
(عارية) refraining from producing speech or vocal sound; unable to speak; expressed without speech; unspoken

mutton: Read
n.
(طري الخروف) sheep; flesh of a sheep; loose woman; prostitute

mutual: Read
a. Syn. interactive; shared
(المتبادل) common to or shared by two or more parties; shared

myriad: Read
a. Syn. innumerable; many; countless; numberless
(لا تعد ولا تحصى) of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand

mysterious: Read
a.
(غامض) beyond ordinary understanding

myth: Read
n. Syn. legend; fable
(الأسطورة) legend; fable; a traditional story accepted as history

mythology: Read
n.
(الأساطير) study of myths; collection of myths