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Etymology 1 n. A country cottage or farmstead in southern France. Etymology 2

n. (plural of ma English)


Mas, Más or MAS may refer to:

Más (album)

Más is the fifth studio album recorded by Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz.

MAS (motorboat)

Motoscafo armato silurante (Italian: "torpedo armed motorboat"), commonly abbreviated as MAS was a class of fast torpedo armed vessel used by the Regia Marina (the Royal Navy of Italy) during World War I and World War II. Originally, "MAS" referred to motobarca armata SVAN ("armed motorboat SVAN"), where SVAN stood for Società Veneziana Automobili Navali ("Naval Automobile Society of Venice).

MAS were essentially motorboats with displacements of 20–30 tonnes (depending on the class), a 10-man crew, and armament composed of two torpedoes, machine guns and occasionally a light gun.

The term "MAS" is an acronym for Mezzi d'Assalto, ("assault vehicles") in the unit name Flottiglia MAS ("assault vehicles flotilla"), the most famous of which was the Decima MAS of World War II.

Mas (Provençal farmhouse)

A mas is a traditional farmhouse found in the Provence and Midi regions of France, as well as in Catalonia ( Spain) where it is also named masia (in Catalan) or masía (in Spanish).

A mas was a largely self-sufficient economic unit, which could produce its own fruit, vegetables, grain, milk, meat and even silkworms. It was constructed of local stone, with the kitchen and room for animals on the ground floor, and bedrooms, storage places for food and often a room for raising silkworms on the upper floor. Not every farmhouse in Provence is a mas. A mas was distinct from the other traditional kind of house in Provence, the bastide, which was the home of a wealthy family.

The mas of Provence and Catalonia always faces to the south to offer protection against the mistral wind coming from the north. And because of the mistral, there are no windows facing north, while on all the other sides, windows are narrow to protect against the heat of summer and the cold of winter. A mas is almost always rectangular, with two sloping roofs. The mas found in the mountains and in the Camargue sometimes has a more complex shape.

In Catalonia, the tenant of a mas is called a masover , as different from the real landowner.

Among the different kinds of mas in Provence, there are two characteristic types:

The mas of Luberon has the form of a long rectangle, or sometimes an L shape. A stairway, often in the centre, leads to a corridor on the upper floor, usually on the north side of the house, which opens onto the bedrooms. The upper floor also has space for storing forage for the animals and grain, and for the raising of silkworms. The room where the silkworms were raised (see sericulture) was called the magnanerie.

The mas of the Camargue is strongly influenced by the climate and the environment, and resembles a Spanish hacienda, with large spaces, white walls, an interior court and buildings in the form of a U for the residence and stables.

The size of a mas depended upon the wealth and number of its original occupants: from 150 square metres to over 1,000 square meters, including the barn and other structures. As the family grew larger the mas would be made longer to accommodate them. When a mas is small, and is occupied by a single family with a small area of land, it is called a mazet, or petit mas (alternatively, maset in Catalan).

The mas was always built of inexpensive local materials; stones or wood from the area. The walls of the mas along the River Durance were made from river stones; those of Gordes of limestone, and those of Roussillon (Rosselló in Catalan) and the rest of Catalonia of red stones and clay.

In recent years the traditional mas of Provence and Catalonia have become much sought after and transformed into expensive homes and vacation homes (résidences secondaires in France, or cases de turisme rural in Catalonia).

Mas (surname)

Mas is a surname of Catalan and Occitan or North German and Dutch origin. It accounts for 0.068% of the population in Spain, with 0.879% found amongst Catalans, and 0.017% in France.

Más (Nelly Furtado song)

"Más" ("More") is a single released by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado. It was the first of four songs to be released during an iTunes promotion counting down the release to her fourth studio album, Mi Plan. The song was written by Nelly Furtado, Lester Mendez and Andrés Recio and produced by Lester Mendez.

Más (Ricky Martin song)

"Más" ( English: "More") is the second single from Ricky Martin's studio album, Música + Alma + Sexo (2011). It was released as a digital download on April 5, 2011.

Mas (restaurant)

Mas (farmhouse) (pronounced as either "mah" or "mahs") is a New American and French restaurant located at 39 Downing Street (between Bedford Street and Varick Street) in the West Village in Manhattan, in New York City. It was established in 2004.

In old Provençal dialect, "mas" means a traditional stone farmhouse, and the restaurant uses that as its theme.

MAS (Milan)

MAS was an Italian motorcycle manufacturer from 1920 until 1956.

MAS stood, in the context, for "Alberico Seiling Motorcycles" (Motocicli Alberico Seiling).

Seiling was an Italian constructor who developed a variety of motorbikes between 1920 and 1922, and in 1922 started commercial production. His 173 cc overhead valve (OHV) model with an external flywheel proved particularly popular. He also produced a single-cylinder 498 cc OHV model, and from 1928 a twin-cylinder model, also with 498 cc of displacement.

In 1937 an OLHV model with a special cylinder head appeared, with a vertically mounted camshaft, the cylinder valves set horizontally in a separate chamber above the combustion chamber. The combustion mixture was premixed in this separate chamber. By excluding the valves from the combustion chamber itself it was possible to use a 15:1 compression ratio which was by the standards of the time very high. The motor was not a success, however.

Seiling sold the MAS business to the Guidetti brothers in 1938. After this he continued to produce motor cycles in his own name (Seiling: A. Scoppio S.A.) and then, in 1939, he obtained finance to establish a new motorcycle manufacturing business under the name Altea. Altea produced a single-cylinder ohv 198 cc machine. However, this business ended in 1941 due to the general war which had by then broken out across most of Europe.

Usage examples of "mas".

Era isso mesmo, a menina era realmente linda, mas eu devia sair logo dali.

O tropel assustava os animais, que se afastavam a minha passagem mas logo se aquietavam de novo.

Ana me parecia sincera, mas diferente das outras vezes em que estivemos juntos.

Eu a olhava de vez em quando, mas ela ficou um bom tempo sem olhar para mim.

Eu sabia dessas coisas, mas Liv as tratava com grande familiaridade e de um jeito muito simples.

Como eu estava meio tonta, Tom voltou a me amparar, mas respeitosamente.

Ouvimos o que Segal nos disse, mas Tatziu logo me perguntou: - E o incesto, Liv?

Me sorriu, mas logo voltou as vistas para longe, evidenciando que algo em mim a perturbava.

Estamos conseguindo, cada vez mais assustados, mas cada vez mais apaixonados!

O pai subia os degraus apressado, mas, quando olhou para cima e viu Liv, teve um sobressalto e parou.

Segal falava ora com um, ora com outro, mas houve um momento em que foi cercado por algumas senhoras que haviam lido alguns de seus livros e outras que se encantavam em conhecer de perto um escritor famoso.

Havia em todas um enorme espanto, mas muitos outros sentimentos diferentes misturavam-se ao da surpresa e do susto.

E continuou a falar, com voz mais fraca agora: - Mas foi sempre lindo.

Tatziu lhe disse estar pensando em contratar homens para defender a fazenda, mas Bigode recomendou que primeiro conversasse com Chico.

Quando tudo terminou e olhei o rosto de Tatziu, descobri-o ainda pasmado, mas me sorrindo malicioso.