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MACE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Mace mean? 

MACE (noun)
  The noun MACE has 4 senses:

1. (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
2. an official who carries a mace of office
3. spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
4. a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority

  Familiarity information: MACE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MACE (noun)


Sense 1Mace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

Chemical Mace; Mace

Hypernyms ("Mace" is a kind of...):

chloroacetophenone; CN gas (a tear gas that is weaker than CS gas but lasts longer)

Domain usage:

trademark (a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product)


Sense 2mace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An official who carries a mace of office

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

macebearer; macer; mace

Hypernyms ("mace" is a kind of...):

functionary; official (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)


Sense 3mace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("mace" is a kind of...):

spice (any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food)

Meronyms (substance of "mace"):

nutmeg (hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground)


Sense 4mace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("mace" is a kind of...):

staff (a rod carried as a symbol)


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