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Mary \Mar"y\, n. Marrow. [Obs.]


Mary \Ma"ry\, interj. See Marry. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fem. proper name, Old English Maria, Marie, "mother of Jesus," from Latin Maria, from Greek Mariam, Maria, from Aramaic Maryam, from Hebrew Miryam, sister of Moses (Ex. xv.), of unknown origin, said to mean literally "rebellion." Nursery rhyme "Mary had a Little Lamb" written early 1830 by Sarah Josepha Hale of Boston; published Sept. 1830 in "Juvenile Miscellany," a popular magazine for children. Mary Jane is 1921 as the proprietary name of a kind of low-heeled shoe worn chiefly by young girls, 1928 as slang for marijuana.


n. (context gay slang chiefly US English) A male homosexual.


Mary may refer to:

  • Mary (name), a female given name
Mary (programming language)

Mary was a programming language designed and implemented by RUNIT at Trondheim, Norway in the 1970s. It borrowed many features from ALGOL 68 but was designed for machine-oriented programming.

An unusual feature of its syntax was that expressions were constructed using the conventional infix operators, but all of them had the same precedence and evaluation went from left to right unless there were brackets. Assignment had the destination on the right and assignment was considered just another operator.

Similar to C, several language features appear to have existed to allow programmers to produce reasonably well optimised code, despite a quite primitive code generator in the compiler. These included operators similar to the += et alter in C and explicit register declarations for variables.

Notable features:

  • "Dataflow syntax" - values flow from left to right, including assignment.
  • Most constructs could be used in expressions (blocks, IF, CASE, etc.).
  • Text-based recursive macros.
  • Overloaded user-defined operators, not constrained to predefined identifiers as in C++.
  • Automatic building and dereferencing of pointers from type context.
  • Scalar range types.
  • Array and set enumeration in loop iterators.
  • Dynamic array descriptors (ROW).

A book describing Mary was printed in 1974 (Fourth and last edition in 1979): Mary Textbook by Reidar Conradi & Per Holager.

Compilers were made for Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk's SM-4 and Norsk Data Nord-10/ND-100 mini-computers. The original Mary compiler was written in NU ALGOL, ran on the Univac-1100 series and was used to bootstrap a native compiler for ND-100/ SINTRAN-III. RUNIT implemented a CHILL compiler written in Mary which ran on ND-100 and had Intel 8086 and 80286 targets. When this compiler was ported to the VAX platform, a common backend for Mary and CHILL was implemented. Later, backends for i386 and SPARC were available. Since the Mary compiler was implemented in Mary, it was possible to run the compiler on all these platforms.

Mary is no longer maintained.

Mary (elephant)

Mary (c. 1894–September 13, 1916) was a five-ton Asian elephant, also known as "Murderous Mary", who performed in the Sparks World Famous Shows circus. After killing a trainer in Kingsport, Tennessee, she was hanged in nearby Erwin, Tennessee in 1916. Her death is sometimes interpreted as a cautionary tale of circus animal abuse during the early 20th century.

Mary (1931 film)

Mary (1931) is a UK-German co-production film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and is the German language version of Hitchcock's Murder! (1930), shot simultaneously on the same sets with German actors. The film is based on the play Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson, and stars Alfred Abel and Olga Tschechowa.

Mary (Nabokov novel)

Mary (, Mashen'ka), is the debut novel by Vladimir Nabokov, first published under pen name V. Sirin in 1926 by the Russian language publisher "Slovo".

Mary (Mary J. Blige album)

Mary is the fourth studio album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige, released August 17, 1999, on MCA Records. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 239,000 copies in its first week. It spent 57 weeks on the chart and produced five charting singles. Upon its release, Mary received positive reviews from music critics. It has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold 2,100,000 copies in the United States.

Mary (Queen of Scots)
  1. redirect Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary (Scissor Sisters song)

"Mary" is a song by American rock band, Scissor Sisters, and is the fourth track on their eponymous debut album (see 2004 in music). It was released as a single in October 2004 in the UK, peaking at #14 in the UK Singles Chart.

The "Mary" of the title was Mary Hanlon, a friend of Jake Shears, who died in 2006.

Mary (1978 TV series)

Mary is an American short-lived variety show hosted by and starring Mary Tyler Moore which was broadcast on CBS from September 24, 1978 to October 8, 1978, with a total of three episodes produced over one season.

Mary (2005 film)

Mary is a 2005 drama thriller film, written and directed by American director Abel Ferrara. The film stars Juliette Binoche, Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine and Heather Graham.

The film premiered at the 2005 Venice Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize as well as 3 smaller awards. The film also played at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, Deauville Film Festival and San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Mary (1985 TV series)

Mary is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1985-86 television season. The series stars Mary Tyler Moore in her return to series television after an absence of over six years, during which time she appeared on Broadway in Whose Life Is It Anyway? and in the dramatic film Ordinary People. After The Mary Tyler Moore Show, her subsequent ventures into series television on the variety shows Mary (1978) and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979) had been short-running ratings disasters, and Moore decided to return to the sitcom format which had brought her the greatest television success.

Mary (Supergrass song)

"Mary" was the third and final single from the Britpop band Supergrass' eponymous third album. Released in November 1999, it reached a disappointing #36 on the UK Charts, their lowest charting single for 5 years. This was also the last Supergrass single to be released on cassette.

Mary (Mary Travers album)

Mary is the debut solo album by Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary. It was the most successful of the five solo albums she recorded between 1971 and 1978.

The album was released on CD for the first time in 2008 as part of the "Solo Recordings" three-CD set released by Rhino Entertainment and sold exclusively at Barnes & Noble. The three-CD set contains the self-titled debut solo albums of all the three members of the group.

Mary (name)

Mary is a feminine given name, the English form of the name Maria, which was in turn a Latin form of the Greek names Μαριάμ, or Mariam, and Μαρία, or Maria, found in the New Testament. Both New Testament names were forms of the Hebrew name מִרְיָם or Miryam.

Mary (1994 film)

Mary is a 1994 dramatised documentary from Australia about Mary MacKillop.

Mary (Sarkodie album)

Mary is a live album by Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie. It is the rapper's fourth overall album and the follow-up to his third studio album, Sarkology (2014). The album was released through his imprint Sarkcess Music. It is dedicated to his grandmother who died in 2012. As the executive producer of his project, Sarkodie enlisted Akwaboah to produce and write the album. The live recorded album features guest appearances from Akwaboah, Efya, Mugeez, Obrafour and Chase.

Mary (I'm in Love with You)

"Mary (I'm in Love with You)" is an American popular song of 1931, written by J. Fred Coots and Ozzie Nelson. Nelson and his orchestra recorded the song on November 25, 1931 ( Brunswick E37427). The recording starts off straight and "sweet" but progresses into an early swing style. He sang:

Mary, what are we waiting for?
Each day I want you more and more
You'll always be the one girl for me
For Mary I'm in love with you
Other recordings include The High Hatters with a vocal refrain by Frank Luther, recorded on November 6, 1931 ( Victor 22857).

An uptempo variation with a slightly different melody was the theme song for The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet radio show, as well as the theme song for the ending credits of many episodes of the TV show.

Mary (Monique Brumby song)

"Mary" is a song by Australian singer songwriter Monique Brumby. It was released in September 1996 as the second single for her debut studio album, Thylacine (1997).

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1997, the track was nominated for two awards. It won ' ARIA Award for Best Female Artist'. David Bridie lost out for 'Producer of the Year' to Charles Fisher

Usage examples of "mary".

Mary Harris, for example, found her work as a senior accountant absorbing, part of the reason she was one of the most dedicated accounting employees at her firm.

Before long, several of the afflicted, notably Elizabeth Hubbard, Mary Walcott, and Bethshaa Pope, either yelled accusations at Nurse or fell to the floor in fits.

Bothwell had taken three wounds in a Border affray some weeks before, and Mary, hearing of this and that he lay in grievous case at Hermitage, had ridden thither in her fond solicitude - a distance of thirty miles - and back again in the same day, thus contracting a chill which had brought her to the very gates of death.

The court, which by now had had about all it could take of bedroom antics, decided that Thorpe was no saint himself, and ordered that the child spend nine months of the year with Mary, and the three-month summer vacation with her father.

Preserved in balladry, too, though not illustrating the same point, is the hideous tale of Lady Mary de la Poer, who shortly after her marriage to the Earl of Shrewsfield was killed by him and his mother, both of the slayers being absolved and blessed by the priest to whom they confessed what they dared not repeat to the world.

Mary a toy tea-set, cups and saucers decorated with pink roses, and for David battledore and shuttlecock.

After the rendezvous, said Mary, such sort of action, such beastliness, would spread along the coast like cancer.

Isabel of Fife, Countess of Buchan, was imprisoned in a cage on the tower at Berwick and a the same fate befell Mary de Bruce at Roxburgh.

Stephen gave her a look that was so blatant, so sexual, that Mary trembled.

Mary McKay only by her general reputation, and given that Amanda had put her forward, he had expected the usual New Age Earth Mother Goddess Worshiping Off the Male Chauvinist Pig vibrational blather, which, knowing George, would serve as springboard material for diverse diverting digressions into the wildest of blue yonders.

Forry blurted at Mary Ann, who had abandoned her phone and was standing, both fists to her mouth, her eyes popping in distress.

Drapper had watched his friend grow from a gangly child to a strong man, hiding his soft heart behind bluster and gruffness, he also knew that Mathew had a soft spot in his heart for Mary and wondered if the two had argued.

Mary had torches brought that they might dance as she had in the salle de bal at Fontainebleau the branle des torches in which the dancers passed torches from one to the other.

Blacktooth rarely needed more than twenty minutes to finish his breviary, and the rest of the time he gave to Jesus and Mary.

Thus, when Broll came to see you, he either was very sure that Mary would not come back to him or that Mary could not come back to him.