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MS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Ms mean? 

MS (noun)
  The noun MS has 5 senses:

1. a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
2. a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
3. a master's degree in science
4. the form of a literary work submitted for publication
5. a form of address for a woman

  Familiarity information: MS used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MS (noun)


Sense 1MS [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

disseminated multiple sclerosis; disseminated sclerosis; MS; multiple sclerosis

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

degenerative disorder (condition leading to progressive loss of function)

induration; sclerosis (any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue)

autoimmune disease; autoimmune disorder (any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues)

Meronyms (parts of "MS"):

demyelination (loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function)


Sense 2MS [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Magnolia State; Mississippi; MS

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "MS"):

Tupelo (a town in northeast Mississippi)

Vicksburg (a town in western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River west of Jackson; focus of an important campaign during the American Civil War as the Union fought to control the Mississippi River and so to cut the Confederacy into two halves)

Pearl River (a river in Mississippi that flows southward to the Gulf of Mexico)

Tombigbee; Tombigbee River (a river that rises in northeastern Mississippi and flows southward through western Alabama to join the Alabama River and form the Mobile River)

Yazoo; Yazoo River (a river that rises in west central Mississippi and flows southwest to empty into the Mississippi River above Vicksburg)

Natchez (a town in southwest Mississippi on the Mississippi River)

Meridian (a town in eastern Mississippi)

capital of Mississippi; Jackson (capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River)

Hattiesburg (a town in southeast Mississippi)

Greenville (a town in western Mississippi on the Mississippi River north of Vicksburg)

Columbus (a town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama)

Biloxi (a old town in southern Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico)

Domain member region:

siege of Vicksburg; Vicksburg (a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered)

Holonyms ("MS" is a part of...):

Gulf States (a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas)

Holonyms ("MS" is a member of...):

Confederacy; Confederate States; Confederate States of America; Dixie; Dixieland; South (the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861)

Deep South (the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery)


Sense 3MS [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A master's degree in science

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Master of Science; MSc; SM; MS

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

master's degree (an academic degree higher than a bachelor's but lower than a doctor's)


Sense 4ms [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The form of a literary work submitted for publication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

manuscript; ms

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

piece of writing; writing; written material (the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect))


Sense 5Ms [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A form of address for a woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Ms.; Ms

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

form of address; title; title of respect (an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. 'Mr.' or 'General')


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