American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of a Mesoamerican Indian people inhabiting southeast Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, whose civilization reached its height around A.D. 300-900. The Maya are noted for their architecture and city planning, their mathematics and calendar, and their hieroglyphic writing system.
- n. A modern-day descendant of this people.
- n. Any of the Mayan languages, especially Quiché and Yucatec.
- n. A member of a Mesoamerican civilization that existed in and around Guatemala in the 4th to 10th centuries.
- n. A descendant of these people.
- n. Any of the Mayan languages, such as Quiché and Yucatec.
- n. A female given name of modern usage.
- n. In Sanskrit, illusion; God's physical and metaphysical creation (literally, "not this").
- n. A female given name used in India.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Hindu Philos.) The name (in Vedantic philosphy) for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English,
idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.
- n. (Hindu Philos.) the Hindu goddess personifying the power that creates phenomena.
- n. (Hindu Philos.) the power to produce illusions.
- n. the Indian people occupying the area of Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatan, together with a part of Guatemala and a part of Salvador. The Maya peoples are dark, short, and brachycephalic, and at the time of the discovery had attained a higher grade of culture than any other American people. They cultivated a variety of crops, were expert in the manufacture and dyeing of cotton fabrics, used cacao as a medium of exchange, and were workers of gold, silver, and copper. Their architecture comprised elaborately carved temples and palaces, and they possessed a superior calendar, and a developed system of hieroglyphic writing, with records said to go back to about 700 a. d.
- n. the language of the Mayas.
- From Sanskrit (Wiktionary)
- Spanish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“WHITE DARKNESS The term Maya Deren used to describe the state of possession that she experienced.”
“The Riviera Maya is basically from Puerto Morelos down to Tulum and Costa Maya is the area between Tulum and Chetumal -- much further south and less developed.”
“I suppose if you transpose Tony instead of the code word Maya, it all works ok.”
“Maya is a great scorer, and you get that reputation by scoring points under pressure.”
“Maya is released from Inastranka, and just as the happy couple starts to plan their future together, Maya's face changes and she stabs William.”
“Anyway, the designers finally return to the runway and Maya is the first one in.”
“Maya is happy with her dress but wishes she had been able to spend more time on the neckline.”
“Maya is proud to be the youngest but also scared because all of the others have more experience.”
“The average daily temperature for the "high season" of November through May along the Riviera Maya is 77°F however you can expect an average monthly rainfall during this season in excess of 3 inches.”
“Edited to add: Maya is giving away a copy of Sweet Persuasion on her blog - contest closes soon, so be quick.”
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"Maya Deren (April 29, 1917, Kiev – October 13, 1961, New York City), born Eleanora Derenkowsky, was an American avant-garde filmmaker and film theorist of the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a cho...
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