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mako \mako\ n. (Zool.) Same as mako shark.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"large blue shark," listed as 1727 in OED, from "The History of Japan," English translation of Engelbert Kaempfer's German manuscript; however this is claimed by some to be an error, and some say Kaempfer's word represents Japanese makkô(-kujira) "sperm whale." But the description in the text fits neither the shark nor the whale. The word is ultimately from Maori mako "shark, shark's tooth," which is of uncertain etymology. If the 1727 citation is an error, the earliest attested use is 1820, from a book on New Zealand languages.


n. mako shark


n. powerful mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific [syn: mako shark]


Makó (, , Makowe, , ) is a town in Csongrád County, in southeastern Hungary, from the Romanian border. It lies on the Maros River. Makó is home to 23 272 people and it has an area of , of which is arable land. Makó is the 4th largest town in Csongrád County after Szeged, Hódmezővásárhely and Szentes. The town is from Hódmezővásárhely, from Szeged, from Arad, from Gyula, from Timişoara (Temesvár), and from Budapest.

The climate is warmer than anywhere else in Hungary, with hot, dry summers. The town is noted for its onion which is a hungarikum, the spa and the thermal bath. The Makó International Onion Festival, the largest of its kind, is held annually. Makó is a popular tourist destination in Hungary.

The Makó gas field, located near the town, is the largest natural gas field in Central Europe. The gas volume is more than 600 billion cubic metres (21 trillion cubic feet), according to a report by the Scotia Group.

The town's floodplain forests are protected as part of the Körös-Maros National Park.


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Mako (dance)

The Mako is a fast-paced dance from Tonga which is performed by young men. Accompanied by an extremely fast rhythm on a drum or tin can, dancers perform wild gestures involving their entire bodies; they point in various directions, run, sit, roll, or lay down repeatedly and in quick succession.

Mako (voice actress)

, better known by her mononym name Mako (sometimes stylised MAKO) is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She is a member of the band Bon-Bon Blanco, in which her prominent role is as the maraca player. She has also performed in a Japanese television drama called Meido in Akihabara. She is affiliated with I'm Enterprise. Her anime voice acting debut was in Kamichu! where, in the ending theme song, her character also plays the maracas. As Hinako Hiiragi in anime Chitose Get You!! she plays maracas again, in the ending theme (episodes 1-13).

Mako (template engine)

Mako is a template engine written in Python. It is the default template language included with the Pylons and Pyramid web frameworks.

The web sites for Python and Reddit use mako.

Mako (woreda)

Mako is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. It was part of Dega woreda.

Mako (The Legend of Korra)

Mako is a major character in Nickelodeon's animated television series The Legend of Korra, which aired from 2012 to 2014. The character and the series, a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, were created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. He is voiced by David Faustino. Because he is a firebender, Mako is able to create and manipulate the classical element of fire. Mako also has the ability to both generate and redirect lightning. The character was named in honor of Mako Iwamatsu who voiced Iroh, a major supporting character in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Mako (roller coaster)

Mako is a steel hypercoaster at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Touted as the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in the Orlando theme-park market, Mako opened on June 10, 2016.

Usage examples of "mako".

He had calmly urged the hostaged athletes to be ready for an escape, but Mako had been skeptical.

The slim Oriental, Mako Samata, looked wan but otherwise peaceful within himself.

Thomas towered over the wiry Oriental, but Mako projected the impression that he was the much taller man.

Bolan noticed that Thomas kept a respectable distance between himself and Mako, even as he lectured the man.

He had taken no more than half a dozen steps when the front door of the cabin swung open and Mako stepped out with a bored expression on his face.

Bolan could not be sure that Mako had understood him, had caught the movement of the eyes that assigned the guy with the Uzi to him.

Even as he was still grabbing at the shotgun he saw Mako leap across the van at the terrorist with the Uzi.

C-17 while they wait for replacement parts, then for Mako to complete the repairs.

We were pleased to hear that several Marlin swordfish and two mako had already been taken at Cape Brett.

One boatman told me he had caught twenty-four Marlin, three mako shark, and one thresher shark, moss of which had been foul hooked, during the season of 1925.

One of the boatmen on another boat called to us that his angler had fought a mako for two hours, and had lost it.

When we came upon the two anglers they had brought up a two-hundred-pound mako and at the moment were quite busily engaged.

The boatman was beating the mako over the head with a hammer, and another man was stabbing at the fish with what looked like a narrow spade.

This mako, the first I ever saw, and then did not have a good look at it, appeared to be a wild game fish.

When I struck I waited breathlessly to see the mako leap, but he did not.