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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
6ft/2m/12 inches etc tall
▪ He’s only 5 feet tall.
I'm a Celebrity ... Get me Out of Here!
S & M
(I'll be/I'm) damned if ...
(I'm) just looking
▪ "Do you need help with anything?" "No thanks. We're just looking."
(I'm) much obliged (to you)
▪ Madam Deputy Speaker: I am much obliged to the hon. Gentleman.
(I'm) pleased to meet you
▪ A forty-year-old actor with great presence warmly shakes William's hand Male lead Pleased to meet you.
▪ However, Mrs Singh was pleased to meet her and generally liked all the teachers and what she saw.
▪ I am so pleased to meet you.
▪ We would be very pleased to meet you and feel sure that we can offer you an interesting and worthwhile programme.
I can tell you/I'm telling you
I'm a Dutchman
I'm afraid
▪ I'm afraid you'll just have to wait.
I'm all right Jack
I'm buggered if ...
I'm buggered/bugger me!
I'm easy
▪ "Do you want to stop at the mall now or on the way home?" "I'm easy."
▪ "Do you want to watch the news or the late night film?'' "I'm easy.''
I'm hoping
I'm not being funny (but)
I'm not in the habit of doing sth
▪ I'm not in the habit of lying to my friends.
I'm not made of money
▪ "Why don't you move to a bigger house?" "I'm not made of money, you know!"
▪ I can't buy you shoes as well - I'm not made of money!
I'm not made of money
I'm not prepared to do sth
▪ I'm not prepared to let them take my business without a fight.
I'm not suggesting
▪ I'm not suggesting that she's stupid or anything.
I'm not telling (you)
I'm only/just doing my job
I'm sorry to say (that)
I'm talking to you!
▪ Hey! I'm talking to you! Look at me!
I'm/We're not worthy
I'm/he's/she's like ...
▪ He was like, huh?
▪ I asked him if he thought Liz was cute, and he's like, yeah, definitely.
▪ We were like, oh no!
I'm/we're/you're talking (about) sth
L reg./M reg. etc
and I'm the Queen of Sheba
as/so far as I'm concerned
correct me if I'm wrong
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you say you'd never met him before?
correct me if I'm wrong
sorry/I'm sorry
Sorry about all the noise.
Sorry we're late, Shelley.
Sorry, did I step on your foot?
▪ I'm sorry for barging in without ringing the bell.
▪ I'm sorry that I shouted at you.
▪ I'm sorry to bother you, but I need to discuss my essay.
▪ I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be rude.
▪ I'm really sorry, Joanna. I've broken one of your glasses.
▪ I'm really sorry. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.
while I'm/you're etc at it
while I'm/you're etc at/about it
The Collaborative International Dictionary

M \M\ ([e^]m).

  1. M, the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant, and from the manner of its formation, is called the labio-nasal consonant. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 178-180, 24

  2. Note: The letter M came into English from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being further derived from the Ph[oe]nician, and ultimately, it is believed, from the Egyptian. Etymologically M is related to n, in lime, linden; emmet, ant; also to b. [1913 Webster] M is readily followed by b and p. the position of the lips in the formation of both letters being the same. The relation of b and m is the same as that of d and t to n. and that of g and k to ng.

    2. As a numeral, M stands for one thousand, both in English and Latin.


M \M\, n.

  1. (Print.) A quadrat, the face or top of which is a perfect square; also, the size of such a square in any given size of type, used as the unit of measurement for that type: 500 m's of pica would be a piece of matter whose length and breadth in pica m's multiplied together produce that number. [Written also em.]

  2. (law) A brand or stigma, having the shape of an M, formerly impressed on one convicted of manslaughter and admitted to the benefit of clergy.

    M roof (Arch.), a kind of roof formed by the junction of two common roofs with a valley between them, so that the section resembles the letter M.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

13th letter, from Greek mu, from Semitic mem. The Roman symbol for 1,000; sometimes used in this sense in English 15c.-16c.; but in late 20c. newspaper headlines it stands for million. As a thickness of type, from 1680s.


Etymology 1 letter (Latn-def en letter 13 em) num. (Latn-def en ordinal 13 em) Etymology 2

abbr. 1 metre 2 (context grammar English) masculine 3 mile 4 milli 5 million


adj. denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units [syn: thousand, a thousand, one thousand, 1000, k]

  1. n. the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards) [syn: meter, metre]

  2. concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solvent [syn: molarity, molar concentration]

  3. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard]

  4. the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet


( majuscule: , minuscule: ) is a Latin M with a diacritical tilde. It is or was used as a grapheme in some languages of Vanuatu, such as North Efate, South Efate and Namakura, to represent a . It is also used in the Yanesha and Lithuanian languages. It is also used in the transliteration of the Lycian script.

The letter was introduced by missionaries and has been in use for over a hundred years.

M (1931 film)

M ( — "M - A city looks for a murderer") is a 1931 German drama- thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre. It was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou and was the director's first sound film.

Now considered a classic, the film was deemed by Fritz Lang as the finest work he'd ever done.

M (James Bond)

M is a fictional character in Ian Fleming's James Bond book and film series; the character is the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service—also known as MI6—and is Bond's superior. Fleming based the character on a number of people he knew who commanded sections of British intelligence. M has appeared in the novels by Fleming and seven continuation authors, as well as appearing in twenty-four films. In the Eon Productions series of films, M has been portrayed by four actors: Bernard Lee, Robert Brown, Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes, the incumbent; in the two independent productions, M was played by John Huston, David Niven and Edward Fox.

M (1951 film)

M is a 1951 American remake, directed by Joseph Losey, of Fritz Lang's 1931 German film of the same name. This version shifts the action from Berlin to Los Angeles and changes the killer's name from Hans Beckert to Martin W. Harrow. Both versions of M were produced by Seymour Nebenzal, whose son, Harold, was associate producer of the 1951 version.

M (New York City Subway service)

The M Sixth Avenue Local is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or "bullet", is colored since it uses the IND Sixth Avenue Line in Manhattan. On weekdays, the M operates between 71st Avenue in Forest Hills, Queens, and Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village, Queens, via the IND Queens Boulevard Line and Sixth Avenue, the Williamsburg Bridge, and the BMT Jamaica and Myrtle Avenue lines. This makes the M the only service that travels through the same borough via two different, unconnected lines.

The M short turns at Essex Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan on weekends, and at Myrtle Avenue – Broadway in Brooklyn during nights. The M is the only non-shuttle service that has both of its full-run terminals in the same borough ( Queens). The 71st Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue termini of the M route are apart, marking this as the shortest geographic distance between termini for a New York City Subway non-shuttle service.

M (band)

M was a new wave/ synthpop project led by English musician Robin Scott for a brief period in the late 1970s and early 1980s. M is most known for the 1979 hit " Pop Muzik", which reached number two in the UK Singles Chart in May 1979, and number one in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on 3 November 1979. Musicians who contributed to M at one time or another included Wally Badarou, Mark King, Phil Gould and Gary Barnacle of Level 42.

  1. redirect 1000 (number)
M (Peter Robb book)

M is a book by Australian author Peter Robb about the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. First published in 1998 in Australia by Duffy & Snellgrove, the book provoked controversy on its being published in Britain in 2000.

The hardback edition features 16 pages of colour plates and 64 pages of black-and-white images, and the paperback edition contains 8 pages of colour photos and 24 pages of black-and-white photos.

M has won the (Australian) National biography Award and the Victorian Premier's Award

M (comic strip)

M is a Norwegian comic strip, written by Mads Eriksen. it is published in daily newspapers such as Dagbladet, as well as in its own monthly magazine M. Previously published as a guest strip in Pondus magazine, it established its own dedicated magazine near the end of 2006. The strip has gained a large fan-base in Norway, much due to its quirky humour and numerous pop-cultural references.

, ḿ ( m- acute) is a letter in Chinese pinyin. In Chinese pinyin ḿ is the yángpíng tone (阳平, high-rising tone) of “m”. It was also used in an old version of the Sorbian alphabet.

M (disambiguation)

M is the thirteenth letter of the modern Latin alphabet. M may also refer to

M (videocassette format)

M is the name of a professional analog recording videocassette format developed around 1982 by Matsushita and RCA. It was developed as a competitor to Sony's Betacam format. In the same way Betacam was designed to take advantage of cheap and readily available Betamax videocassettes, M used the same videocassette (and the same oxide-formulated magnetic tape loaded in the cassette) as VHS.

M-Format also used a similar component video format to that used by Betacam, (as opposed to VHS's composite video format), and recorded at a much faster linear tape speed, as Betacam did. A cassette that would yield 120 minutes on a VHS VCR at SP speed would only yield 20 minutes on a M VCR.

The format was called "M" due to the shape of the threading path of the tape around the helical scan video head drum, which resembles a letter M. (This is also how the U-matic format got its name, for its U-shaped tape path in the VCR.) VHS also uses the same M-shaped tape threading path as M; it was carried over to M from VHS.

M had a similar 4-head recording system to Betacam, but the chrominance signals were recorded as two FM subcarriers of the main chrominance track FM carrier.

M had little success in the professional/industrial video production market. This might have been due to RCA's Broadcast Products division, which marketed the M format in the United States under the "Hawkeye" brand name, going out of business in 1984 (shortly after M was introduced). Thus NBC was one of the few Broadcasters to use the format. Weak marketing by Matsushita for M might have been a factor as well.

M was also marketed by Panasonic (a division of Matsushita) and Ampex under the Recam (REcording CAMera) name.

M was succeeded in 1986 by the MII format developed by Panasonic, using a similar-sized cassette with completely different signal processing and a metal-particle tape formulation.

M (comics)

M (Monet Yvette Clarisse Maria Therese St. Croix) is a fictional comic book superheroine, a mutant who appears in the X-Men family of books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Chris Bachalo, she originally was a member of the teenage mutant group Generation X (1994), and later X-Factor and X-Men. She is now seen in Uncanny X-Men.

Additionally, Monet represents a rare example of a Muslim superhero in American superhero comic books; in 2011 X-Factor with Mika comics by Peter David, for example, this has been used to explore issues of anti-Muslim hate in the American culture of the Marvel Universe. Monet's faith adds Muslims to the list of minority groups that X-Men stories and characters are interpreted to allegorize.

M (song)

"M" is a song written by Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki from her album I Am... (2002). The lead single from the album and Hamasaki's nineteenth overall, "M" marked Hamasaki's increased creative control over her music, as it was the first song she composed, under the pseudonym "CREA".

The single is to date one of Hamasaki's most commercially successful; it peaked at the top spot on the Oricon weekly charts, selling over 500,000 units on its first week. Moreover, the single eventually sold over 1,000,000 copies over its seventeen-week run and became an RIAJ-certified million-seller; "M" also won the Japan Gold Disc Award for "Song of the Year".

M (John Cage book)

M: Writings ’67–’72 is a book of essays by American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912–1992), first published in 1973 by Wesleyan University Press.

M was Cage's third full-length book, after Silence: Lectures and Writings and A Year from Monday. All of the essays in it were written between 1967 and 1972. Charles Hamm, a biographer of Cage, has said "virtually his entire career as composer, poet and visual artist was counterpointed by his own words", including this volume in the middle of his most productive years. Henahan, writing for The New York Times Book Review, contrasted the "uncollectable and unpreservable, gaily but deliberately writ on water" form of his music with "slight chance of outliving him by much" to the solid permanence of his writing, including M. In 1981, Henahan predicted that only Cage's four books of essays, including M and that year's For The Birds, would be remembered in 2001.

M (2007 film)

M is a 2007 South Korean psychological drama film starring Kang Dong-won. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the final cut had its Korean premiere at the Pusan International Film Festival.

Using visual effects, complex dream sequences, and gliding camerawork, director Lee Myung-se describes his film as "a dark labyrinth of dream and reality," and that instead of using computer graphics, he prefers to "capture the fantasy elements through lighting and emotions."

M (fragrance)

M is a women's fragrance from Elizabeth Arden, and is the first perfume to be endorsed by Mariah Carey.

On the official website of Elizabeth Arden, M is listed among the Best Sellers list.

M (magazine)

M Magazine is an online teen-focused website and was a monthly print teen magazine. The website is owned by, and the print magazine was published, by Bauer Publishing, the United States division of the German firm Bauer Verlagsgruppe. The first issue was released in January 2000.

Bauer Media announced in November 2015 that the print edition of M Magazine would end with the early 2016 issues, but that it would continue as an online-only venture.

M (John Abercrombie Quartet album)

M is an album by guitarist John Abercrombie's Quartet recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label.

M (Big Bang album)

M is the fourth single album by Big Bang, and the first from their MADE Series. It is remarked as the first comeback for them after a three-year absence, which is also their first single album in nine years.

M (Myrkur album)

M is the debut studio album by the black metal project Myrkur, by Danish musician and singer-songwriter Amalie Bruun. Produced by Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg of Ulver, it was released on 21 August 2015 through Relapse Records.

Featuring a black and gothic metal sound, the album melds influences from various genres, including second wave black metal, atmospheric post-metal, gothic, darkwave, Scandinavian folk and classical music. The album was named the Best Hard Rock Album of 2015 by Gaffa.

Usage examples of "m".

French Style Roast Beaf 3 lb Boneless chuck or 1 tsp salt rolled rump roast 1 tsp thyme 6 whole cloves 5 peppercorns 1 bay leaf 1 lg clove, garlic 4 c water 4 med.

It was Indian the med with the Chukka Bar to my left as I walked into the marble reception area.

Word of pirates carrying darklings about the Med should get Admiral DuPuy some more ships, perhaps .

Siracusa, bringing the Napolitans over the Messina Straits, with the Gibby Fleet making a diversionary attack at Tunis, splitting off to join the Med Fleet for the landings.

Her med nanos had numbed the right side of her face to the exclusion of the injuries her pain-wracked body told her existed everywhere else.

And, in typical Hugh Rodham fashion, he flew to Boston late the night before, stayed out by the airport, took the MTA to campus, attended graduation, came to the Wellesley Inn for lunch with some of my friends and their families and then went right back home.

Pinching off the nose, smothering, fooling with med lines, injecting succinyl, insulin, potassium.

Med at Dong Ha was handling casualties from Hue City as a result of the Tet battle there.

Or so, Tjanting said, a colleague specializing in med supplies had told her when she called back and read him the bill-of-lading fiche.

I flipped the med with my nose so that its explosive injector sleeve faced up, then fell on my face, shooting the antivenin into my numb cheek.

But everything she had said had set med to go in one Markland ear and out the other.

Henry recalled an offprint from med school, some article quickly scanned in the search for something else.

After our internships, I took a professorship at the med school crosstown and worked the cancer wards at Western Pediatric medical Center, and he went straight into private practice.

Such is thelife of the med student that we saw Wendy only when she came up for air throughout the decade, underslept, vague, with cherry-stained eyeballs, rumple-clothed, and a preoccupied, crow-footed face.

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