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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
maple
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
maple syrup
walnut/maple/oak etc veneer
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
red
▪ The sidewalks in the old residential areas near the cemetery are set between rows of red maples.
▪ What factors had prevented the insect from multiplying and taking all the red maples?
▪ But splashes of red are starting to show here and there on a few scattered red maple trees.
▪ The trees on this bog were bonsai-like black spruce, red maple, and occasional scrawny larch covered with lichens.
▪ The white birch, beech, and red and sugar maples were not far behind in the race for light.
▪ Thus, red maple seeds can fly in a very slight breeze, but silver maples need wind.
▪ Here is also a carpet of two-to three-inch-tall balsam firs, and similarly-sized red maples.
▪ Ferns were now growing there already, and a few colorful red maple leaves were sprinkled on the old decaying leaves.
■ NOUN
neck
▪ A neat touch is the central laminate of the maple necks.
▪ The maple neck has 22 frets inlaid in a rosewood fingerboard.
sugar
▪ Ash and sugar maple trees were shooting up among the apple trees in the remorseless struggle for light.
▪ To begin with, the sugar maple.
▪ I walked through hardwood forest of very thick sugar maples and yellow birches.
▪ And when I made extensive surveys I found them almost exclusively on sugar maples.
▪ The white birch, beech, and red and sugar maples were not far behind in the race for light.
▪ The golden crown of a sugar maple tinged with orange can startle you with its luminescence.
▪ So will the sugar maple seedlings, for a while, forming a yellow carpet in the hardwood forest.
▪ Everywhere there are chipmunks with bulging cheek pouches, gathering sugar maple seeds that have recently fallen.
syrup
▪ They called for more maple syrup and more butter.
▪ A little maple syrup, however, adds a nice touch.
▪ There was a grapefruit, bacon, waffles, maple syrup, cinnamon toast and weak coffee.
▪ If using red wine vinegar, you may wish to add a teaspoon of maple syrup or other sweetener.&038;.
▪ We had long talks together, usually over breakfasts of pancakes with maple syrup.
▪ Serve hot with margarine or butter and maple syrup.
▪ It stands outside our lodges in the forests where we spend the fall, hunting and collecting maple syrup.
▪ Add the ale, lemon juice, maple syrup and vinegar and cook 10 minutes longer.
top
▪ The body on the Moon is made from mahogany, with a birdseye maple top.
▪ The body of this guitar is made from mahogany for the back and sides, with an attractive birdseye maple top.
▪ Ted McCarty claims it was intentional, since there seemed little point in covering an expensive maple top with black paint.
tree
▪ Golden eyes looked at him from among the leaves of the yellow maple tree where Peach sat cleverly camouflaged.
▪ Ash and sugar maple trees were shooting up among the apple trees in the remorseless struggle for light.
▪ The practical problem, Marvin told me, was that he is no longer able to improve his maple tree stands.
▪ I increased my speed toward him, but only to hastily reach a small maple tree next to the road between us.
▪ They grooved the bark of the maple trees, nearly ringing the trees to get the sap out.
▪ But splashes of red are starting to show here and there on a few scattered red maple trees.
▪ Porcupines live there now, the ones who gnaw scars on to the maple trees.
▪ The maple tree beside me is 99 percent dead.
veneer
▪ The saloons had perforated plywood benches like the Milnes cars, maple veneer ceilings with lighting along the sides only.
▪ The label is in fact not paper, but a maple veneer - a classy touch.
■ VERB
make
▪ The neck is made from maple, which was a surprise, because I was expecting mahogany.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Add 1 / 4 tablespoon of butter and 1 teaspoon maple syrup to each pumpkin.
▪ I walked through hardwood forest of very thick sugar maples and yellow birches.
▪ Most of northern Calabria is mountainous and thickly wooded with pine, silver fir and maple.
▪ Perhaps a maple forest is but a grand organism composed of lesser organisms.
▪ The practical problem, Marvin told me, was that he is no longer able to improve his maple tree stands.
▪ These barn sills enclose thick white birch, ash, and maple trees.
▪ To begin with, the sugar maple.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Maple

Maple \Ma"ple\ (m[=a]"p'l), n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. m["o]purr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. massholder.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. Acer saccharinum is the rock maple, or sugar maple, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the red maple or swamp maple is Acer rubrum; the silver maple, Acer dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, Acer Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common maple of Europe is Acer campestre, the sycamore maple is Acer Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is Acer platanoides.

Note: Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc.

Bird's-eye maple, Curled maple, varieties of the wood of the rock maple, in which a beautiful lustrous grain is produced by the sinuous course of the fibers.

Maple honey, Maple molasses, Maple syrup, or Maple sirup, maple sap boiled to the consistency of molasses.

Maple sugar, sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple by evaporation.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
maple

c.1300, from Old English mapultreow "maple tree," also mapolder, mapuldre, related to Old Norse möpurr, Old Saxon mapulder, Middle Low German mapeldorn, from Proto-Germanic *maplo-. There also was a Proto-Germanic *matlo- (cognates: Old High German mazzaltra, German maszholder), but the connection and origins are mysterious. Formerly with adjectival form mapelin (early 15c.; Old English mapuldern). Maple syrup attested from 1824, American English. The maple leaf is mentioned as the emblem of Canada from 1850.

Wiktionary
maple

n. A tree of the ''Acer'' genus, characterised by its usually palmate leaves and winged seeds.

WordNet
maple
  1. n. wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring

  2. any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Maple (software)

Maple is a symbolic and numeric computing environment, and multi-paradigm programming language.

Developed by Maplesoft, Maple also covers other aspects of technical computing, including visualization, data analysis, matrix computation, and connectivity.

A toolbox, MapleSim, adds functionality for multidomain physical modeling and code generation

Maple

Acer is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple. There are approximately 128 species, most of which are native to Asia, with a number also appearing in Europe, northern Africa, and North America. Only one species, Acer laurinum, extends to the Southern Hemisphere. The type species of the genus is the sycamore maple, Acer pseudoplatanus, the most common maple species in Europe.

Maple (disambiguation)

Maple is a genus of trees and shrubs in the family Aceraceae.

Maple may also refer to:

Maple (surname)

Maple is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Charles E. Maple (1932–2006), American journalist
  • Dale Maple (1920–2001), US Army private convicted of a crime equivalent to treason in World War II
  • Eddie Maple (born 1948), American retired thoroughbred horse racing jockey
  • Howard Maple (1903–1970), National Football League and Major League Baseball player
  • Jack Maple (1952–2001), American police officer
  • Sir John Blundell Maple, 1st Baronet (1845–1903), English businessman
  • Sam Maple (1953–2001), American thoroughbred horse racing jockey, brother of Eddie Maple
  • Sarah Maple (born 1985), British visual artist
  • T. M. Maple (pseudonym of Jim Burke, c. 1956–1994), Canadian comic book letter-writer
Maple (video gamer)

Huang Yi-Tang (born October 10, 1997), better known by his in-game ID Maple, is a Taiwanese League of Legends profession player who currently plays "Mid lane" for the Flash Wolves. He is renowned for his Gangplank (A character of League of Legends) play. He has had high achievements both in the LMS league as well as internationally. Huang, in his prime, has been considered by many analysts and other players in the League of Legends scene as one of the most mechanically skillful players.

Usage examples of "maple".

Well, I gets near the Major at table, and afore me stood a china utensil with two handles, full of soup, about the size of a foot-tub, with a large silver scoop in it, near about as big as a ladle of a maple sugar kettle.

Yet a little further, and it grew lighter still, and he heard the throstles singing a little way off, and knew that they were on the edge of the pine-wood, and still her swift feet sped on till they came to a little grassy wood-lawn, with nought anear it on the side away from the wood save maples and thorn-bushes: it was broad daylight there, though the sun had not yet arisen.

I own to a boyish pleasure in seeing the clouds of brown chafers in early summer clustering on the maple hedges and keeping up a continual burring.

After crossing one of the low spurs of the Nikkosan mountains, we wound among ravines whose steep sides are clothed with maple, oak, magnolia, elm, pine, and cryptomeria, linked together by festoons of the redundant Wistaria chinensis, and brightened by azalea and syringa clusters.

Upper Nakano is very beautiful, and in the autumn, when its myriads of star-leaved maples are scarlet and crimson, against a dark background of cryptomeria, among which a great white waterfall gleams like a snow-drift before it leaps into the black pool below, it must be well worth a long journey.

Now it was as though some vandal had hurled cheap emulsion at the canvas: the arterial red leaves of a low-lying maple branch streaked violently from one bank to another, and on the far side, little poplar leaves the exact color of twenty-four carat gold lay strewn over the boulders like pirate treasure.

A French woman, who has visited the Indians across the river for a supply of maple sugar, comes to Gladwin on May 5 with the same story.

Noel Gouf turned back, considerably bewildered, and resumed his course down Maple Street.

Farther down came the hemlock in globular masses of feathery branches, then the crowding spruce and fir, with a pale sprinkle of hackmatack, frail child of the swamp, in the bottoms, and a fringe of birch and maple along the shore.

I turned around to hit Maple and Syrup, Nottingham picked up the broken chair and smashed it down on the back of my head so that it was dicky-birds and bursting stars as I joined Hori Hura on the floor.

Suddenly, it is as if I am back at the gaol in Kororareka with Maple and Syrup holding my arms and Hori Hura threatening me.

The heavy brown barks of oak, beech, walnut, apple, and maple were intermixed with supple, straight, thin-barked willow, birch, hornbeam, aspen, and the high brush of alder and hazelnut.

Primarily oak and beech with hornbeam and maple also prominent, the leaves were already changing into a colorful tapestry of reds and yellows accented by the deep evergreen of spruce at the higher edge.

Set on stones were elven winter rations and fresh game: oat cakes with salt and maple syrup, dried herring, hunks of deer and bear and bison, even barrels of ale and a trough of spring water.

Crabgrass, dandelions, kudzu, knotweed, tamarisk, leafy spurge, and norway maple, pushing native species to extinction.