American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A mackintosh.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An element, usually a conjoined prefix, in many Scotch and Irish names of Celtic origin, cognate with the Welsh Ap-, signifying ‘son,’ and being thus equivalent to the Irish O', the English -son or -s, and the Norman Fitz-. The prefix is either written in full, Mac-, or abbreviated to
Mc-or M, which in works printed in the British Isles almost invariably appears as M-—the contracted form being followed by a capital letter, while Mac-takes a capital after it but rarely. Thus a name may be variously spelled as Macdonald (rarely MacDonald), M'Donald, or McDonald; so Mackenzie, M'Kenzie, or McKenzie, etc. In catalogues, directories, etc., names with this prefix, whether written Mac-, M'-. or Mc-, are properly entered in the alphabetical place of Mac-. Sometimes used separately for persons whose names begin with this prefix.
- n. Short for macadam.
- n. Abbreviations of Maccabees.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A prefix, in names of Scotch origin, signifying son.
- n. Shortened form of
mackintosh, a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.
- n. a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
- Shortened from macaroni (Wiktionary)
“Hahahahaha, well put Jerry. jerry seinfeld the mac is the barack obama of computers. there, i said it. oh, and i own a mac. cuz it makes me feel good without really doing anything, less guilty, and slightly superior to those who don't.”
“He is asking you to commit several felonies for 25k. another btw - what you described as a mac virus is actually more traditionally aligned with a worm.”
“I'm sorry but most of the recommendations won't make a single difference to performance other than making start up a teeny weeny bit quicker, but then the whole point of a mac is that you never need to restart or shutdown other than for a software update.”
“Programs don't generally spread themselves out in mac like they are forced to do in windows gmerin”
“The photo clearly shows the mac is still the right way up – the screen has not been rotated.”
“If the Mac settings have been changed to get the screen the right way up, how comes the entire mac is the right way up in the photo?”
“I used GrandPerspective for the hard disk image to find those elusive giant ISOs ... and I use Cocktail for maintenance scripts instead of Onyx, and AppZapper for uninstalling ... however, functionality wise, my mac is still good, the only degradations being a rapid filling up of the hard drive and dramatic loss of 3% of my battery's life thanks to all that torrenting ... skorned”
“However, no matter how much I try for replacements, productivity software on the mac is woeful.”
“I send in mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and chicken noodle soup.”
“September 26th, 2009 at 7: 02 am mac is creepy but cool veralten”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘mac’.
Inspired by gangerh's extremely addictive list songbirds, this is the same type list, but for male names. Same rules apply:
Names of boys in song titles. Not in the lyrics, just in the title...
Given names that were acceptable for play the last time I checked the OWL.
my words. my mind. my gosh.
try not to enjoy it too much.
My Tag Cloud
3 letter words, not the girl band.
boggle and speed scrabble would not be half as fun without them.
Words That Make Sense in Reverse Too! Bad news for a dyslexic, 'cause s/he's got no clue if s/he read the word correctly or not, as opposed to a palindrome (i.e., no mistake possible, cf. "Dyslexic...
List of words that I use in technology every day.
With thanks to AbraxasZugzwang for the Aminals list.
my first list
Looking for tweets for mac.