from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Mother.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Mother, mama.
- abbr. May
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A child's word for mother.
- n. In Oriental countries, a respectful form of address given to a woman; mother.
- conj. But; -- used in cautionary phrases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of mo.
- n. A shorter or childish form of mama.
- In music, but: used especially in the phrase ma non troppo, but not too much, to limit various indications of musical tempo and style, as allegro ma non troppo, quick, but not too much so, etc.
- n. A sling used by Polynesian islanders, made from finely braided fibers of cocoanut-husk or of similar material.
- n. An abbreviation of Master of Applied Science.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal terms for a mother
- n. a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
- n. one thousandth of an ampere
- n. a master's degree in arts and sciences
Short for mama.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The sound is very commonly made by infants, and is interpreted by parents as a reference to themselves. (Wiktionary)