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  • n. five hundred

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Five hundred.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dwelling or a messuage.
  • n. A tale of 500 herrings. Also maze. [Prov. Eng.] A measure or allowance.

Etymologies

Compare German Mass measure. (Wiktionary)

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  • Once used by fishermen as a measure of quantity--a mease equals the number of herring in a basket, roughly 620.

    November 6, 2007