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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
mace
noun
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▪ Fresh Thuringer is similarly composed but is seasoned with caraway, celery seed, coriander, ginger, and mace.
▪ His field kits have been known to contain chemical mace and an electric stun gun.
▪ I combine mace with bay, especially for seasoning pork or oily fish, such as herrings.
▪ Season both with salt, freshly milled pepper, mace or nutmeg, cayenne, lemon juice.
▪ Sprinkle mace, cinnamon, dash salt, citron, orange peel, apricots, dates and sugar over yams.
▪ The commonly used spices include pepper, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, mustard, coriander, sage, and garlic.
▪ The injury was caused by fighting with maces whilst not wearing a gauntlet.
▪ Then the rest were amongst them, slashing with short-sword, mace and club.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mace

Mace \Mace\ (m[=a]s), n. [Jav. & Malay. m[=a]s, fr. Skr. m[=a]sha a bean.] A money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael; also, a weight of 57.98 grains.
--S. W. Williams.

Mace

Mace \Mace\, prop. n. [Trademark.] A chemical preparation containing tear gas in a solvent, packaged in the form of a spray, and used to temporarily incapacitate people, such as rioters or criminals, by causing intense eye and skin irritation; also called chemical mace. It is designed to be a non-lethal weapon for defending against violent people.

Mace

Mace \Mace\, n. [F. macis, L. macis, macir, Gr. ?; cf. Skr. makaranda the nectar or honey of a flower, a fragrant mango.] (Bot.) A kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See Nutmeg.

Note: Red mace is the aril of Myristica tingens, and white mace that of Myristica Otoba, -- East Indian trees of the same genus with the nutmeg tree.

Mace

Mace \Mace\, n. [OF. mace, F. masse, from (assumed) L. matea, of which the dim. mateola a kind of mallet or beetle, is found.]

  1. A heavy staff or club of metal; a spiked club; -- used as weapon in war before the general use of firearms, especially in the Middle Ages, for breaking metal armor.
    --Chaucer.

    Death with his mace petrific . . . smote.
    --Milton.

  2. Hence: A staff borne by, or carried before, a magistrate as an ensign of his authority. ``Swayed the royal mace.''
    --Wordsworth.

  3. An officer who carries a mace as an emblem of authority; a macebearer.
    --Macaulay.

  4. A knobbed mallet used by curriers in dressing leather to make it supple.

  5. (Billiards) A rod for playing billiards, having one end suited to resting on the table and pushed with one hand.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Mace

chemical spray originally used in riot control, 1966, technically Chemical Mace, a proprietary name (General Ordnance Equipment Corp, Pittsburgh, Pa.), probably so called for its use as a weapon, in reference to mace (1). The verb is first attested 1968. Related: Maced; macing.

mace

"heavy metal weapon, often with a spiked head," late 13c., from Old French mace "a club, scepter" (Modern French masse), from Vulgar Latin *mattea (source also of Italian mazza, Spanish maza "mace"), from Latin mateola (in Late Latin also matteola) "a kind of mallet." The Latin word perhaps is cognate with Sanskrit matyam "harrow, club," Old Church Slavonic motyka "mattock," Old High German medela "plow" [Klein]. As a symbol of authority or office from mid-15c.

mace

"spice made from dry outer husk of nutmeg," late 14c., from Old French macis (in English taken as a plural and stripped of its -s), of uncertain origin, sometimes said to be a scribal error for Latin macir, the name of a red spicy bark from India, but OED finds this etymology unlikely.

Wiktionary
mace

Etymology 1 n. 1 A heavy fighting club. 2 A ceremonial form of this weapon. 3 A long baton used by some drum majors to keep time and lead a marching band. If this baton is referred to as a mace, by convention it has a ceremonial often decorative head, which, if of metal, usually is hollow and sometimes intricately worked. 4 An officer who carries a mace as an emblem of authority. 5 A knobbed mallet used by curriers in dressing leather to make it supple. 6 (context archaic English) A billiard cue. vb. To hit someone or something with a mace#English. Etymology 2

n. 1 An old money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael. 2 An old weight of 57.98 grains. Etymology 3

n. A spice obtained from the outer layer of the kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg. Etymology 4

n. 1 A common name for some types of tear gas. 2 By extension, a common name for some types of pepper spray. 3 By generalization, a name for personal tear gas and pepper spray. vb. 1 To spray in defense or attack with mace (pepper spray, or, tear gas) using a hand-held device. 2 (context informal English) To spray a similar noxious chemical in defense or attack using an available hand-held device such as an aerosol spray can.

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Mače

Mače may refer to:

  • Mače, Croatia, a village and municipality in Krapina-Zagorje County in Croatia
  • Mače, Slovenia, a village in the Municipality of Preddvor in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia

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Mace (spice)
  1. redirect nutmeg
Mace (spray)

Mace is the genericized trademark of Chemical Mace, the brand name of an early type of aerosol self defense spray invented by Allan Lee Litman in 1965. The first commercial product of its type, Litman's design packaged phenacyl chloride (CN) tear gas dissolved in hydrocarbon solvents into a small aerosol spray can, usable in almost any environment and strong enough (when sprayed in the face) to act as a credible deterrent and incapacitant. Its popularity led to the brand name being shortened to simply "Mace" for all defense sprays (regardless of the composition).

Mace (store)

Mace is a convenience store symbol group operating as three separate entities with different ownership in Great Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland. The stores are independently owned and join the groups, paying a fee for marketing and branding support and purchasing their stock from the brand owners.

Mace (weapon)

A mace is a blunt weapon, a type of club or virge that uses a heavy head on the end of a handle to deliver powerful blows. A mace typically consists of a strong, heavy, wooden or metal shaft, often reinforced with metal, featuring a head made of stone, copper, bronze, iron, or steel.

The head of a military mace can be shaped with flanges or knobs to allow greater penetration of plate armour. The length of maces can vary considerably. The maces of foot soldiers were usually quite short (two or three feet, or seventy to ninety centimetres). The maces of cavalrymen were longer and thus better suited for blows delivered from horseback. Two-handed maces could be even larger.

Maces are rarely used today for actual combat, but a large number of government bodies (for instance, the British House of Commons and the U.S. Congress), universities and other institutions have ceremonial maces and continue to display them as symbols of authority. They are often paraded in academic, parliamentary or civic rituals and processions.

Mace (unit)

A mace (; Hong Kong English usage: tsin; Southeast Asian English usage: chee) is a traditional Chinese measurement of weight in East Asia that was also used as a currency denomination. It is equal to 10 candareens and is of a tael or approximately 3.78 grams. A troy mace is approximately 3.7429 grams. In Hong Kong, one mace is 3.779936375 grams. and in Ordinance 22 of 1884, it is ounces avoirdupois. In Singapore, one mace (referred to as chee) is 3.77994 grams.

In imperial China, 10 candareens equaled 1 mace which was of a tael and, like the other units, was used in weight-denominated silver currency system. A common denomination was 7 mace and 2 candareens, equal to one silver Chinese yuan.

MACE (gaming convention)

MACE (Mid-Atlantic Convention Expo) is an annual tabletop gaming convention held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in 1996 as ROC 96.5, the convention has been called MACE since 1997, when it moved to High Point. The convention moved to Charlotte in 2012.

The convention encompasses many forms of gaming including role-playing games (RPGs), Live Action Role-playing games (LARPs), board games, card games, collectible card games (CCGs), Miniature wargaming, strategy games, some select computer games and many others.

In 2014 MACE West, an early spring smaller convention was moved to Asheville NC. In addition to the main convention there are 'Mini MACE's' held in various locations and an annual 'Club MACE' cruise held on Carnival Cruise Lines. In 2016, JustUs Productions attempted a similar model to MACE West in Wilmington, NC, calling it MACE East.

Mace (company)

Mace Group Ltd, commonly known as Mace, is a global consultancy and construction firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom, employing over 4,000 people, across five continents with a turnover in excess of £1bn. Mace’s business is programme and project management, cost consultancy, construction delivery and facilities management and is multi-disciplinary with services spanning the entire property and infrastructure life cycle.

Mace has three strategic sectors serving clients in the private, public and infrastructure sectors and five strategic hubs in Europe, Middle East & North Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Sub-Sahara Africa that service over 70 countries.

Mace (surname)

Mace is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Borden Mace
  • Cecil Alec Mace
  • Corey Mace
  • Daniel Mace (politician), U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Daniel Mace (biblical scholar), English textual critic of the New Testament
  • Fred Mace
  • Georgina Mace
  • James Mace
  • Jem Mace
  • Joe Mace
  • Myles Mace
  • Nancy Mace
  • Paul Mace
  • Zoe Mace

Usage examples of "mace".

Mourzoufle, an iron mace in his hand, visiting the posts, and affecting the part and aspect of a warrior, was an object of terror to his soldiers, at least, and to his kinsmen.

Plo Koon and Ki-Adi-Mundi winked out, as Obi-Wan and Agen Kolar rose and spoke together in tones softly grave, as Yoda and Mace Windu walked from the room, Anakin could only sit, sick at heart, stunned with helplessness.

Council members physically present, other than Obi-Wan and Anakin, were Mace Windu and Agen Kolar.

The rigid and parsimonious virtues of Maurice had long since alienated the hearts of his subjects: as he walked barefoot in a religious procession, he was rudely assaulted with stones, and his guards were compelled to present their iron maces in the defence of his person.

The Badgeless Maces hauled back on their reins, barely managing to bring their mounts to a stop before the dragoneers.

Butter a baking-dish, put the fish into it with the flesh downward, and sprinkle each piece with salt, cayenne, mace, and flour.

Chapter Two The Jedi Council was composed of twelve members: Mace Windu, Yoda, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Adi Gallia, Depa Billaba, Eeth Koth, Oppo Rancisis, Even Piell, Plo Koon, Saesee Tiin, Yaddle, and Yarael Poof.

Lord Marrick, as Greave and Chief Lord of the Feoffees, dressed in a long scarlet gown and heavy gold chain, followed the Mace Bearer and led a line of largely elderly men in dark suits and bowler hats.

Mace and Nettle into the din and fumy stench of the first bar along the front.

A sword ran into the armour gap at his groin and he doubled over, then a mace crushed his helmet and he was left, twitching, as the Earl and his men climbed over his body and hacked at the next horse and man.

It had been a full eighteen months before Mace had succumbed to clan pressure to cut his waist-length hair, and a year after that before he finally exchanged his measure of powdered Scarpestone for one from the Hailstone instead.

Once in the heart of the fray they fought with sword and mace, hacking, hewing, and smiting.

Piercollo, Ilka and I were already awake, and we gathered our belongings and followed Mace out into the trees.

Mace walked to the front while Wulf, Ilka and I remained behind the listeners.

This, Kapur realized, could be the first time any human being had rejected Mace in any way.