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mac or mack (mæk Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. (British, informal) short for mackintosh (sense 1), mackintosh (sense 3)

Mac1 (mæk Pronunciation for Mac1

Definitions

noun

  1. (mainly US & Canadian) an informal term of address to a man

Word Origin

C20: abstracted from Mac-, prefix of Scottish surnames

Mac2 (mæk Pronunciation for Mac2

Definitions

noun

  1. (informal) a Macintosh personal computer

MAC

Definitions

abbreviation for

  1. multiplexed analogue component: a transmission coding system for colour television using satellite broadcasting

Mac- or Mc- or M'-

Definitions

prefix

  1. (in surnames of Scottish or Irish Gaelic origin) son of   ⇒ MacDonald, MacNeice

Word Origin

from Goidelic mac son of; compare Welsh mab, Cornish mab

Mac.

Definitions

abbreviation for

  1. Maccabees (books of the Apocrypha)

Translations for 'mac'

  • British English: macPronunciation for mac A mac is a raincoat, especially one made from a particular kind of waterproof cloth.mæk NOUN
  • Arabic: مِعْطَفٌ وَاْقِ مِنَ الْـمَطَرِPronunciation for مِعْطَفٌ وَاْقِ مِنَ الْـمَطَرِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: capa impermeávelPronunciation for capa impermeável
  • Chinese: 马金托什雨衣Pronunciation for 马金托什雨衣
  • Croatian: kišni ogrtačPronunciation for kišni ogrtač
  • Czech: plášťenkaPronunciation for plášťenka
  • Danish: regnfrakkePronunciation for regnfrakke
  • Dutch: regenjasPronunciation for regenjas
  • European Spanish: impermeablePronunciation for impermeable
  • Finnish: sadetakkiPronunciation for sadetakki
  • French: imperméablePronunciation for imperméable
  • German: RegenmantelPronunciation for Regenmantel Regenmäntel
  • Greek: αδιάβροχοPronunciation for αδιάβροχο
  • Italian: impermeabilePronunciation for impermeabile
  • Japanese: レインコートPronunciation for レインコート
  • Korean: 레인코트Pronunciation for 레인코트
  • Norwegian: regnkappePronunciation for regnkappe
  • Polish: płaszcz nieprzemakalnyPronunciation for płaszcz nieprzemakalny
  • Portuguese: capa impermeávelPronunciation for capa impermeável
  • Romanian: pelerină de ploaie pardesie
  • Russian: макинтошPronunciation for макинтош
  • Spanish: impermeablePronunciation for impermeable
  • Swedish: regnrockPronunciation for regnrock
  • Thai: ตัวย่อของเสื้อคลุมกันฝนPronunciation for ตัวย่อของเสื้อคลุมกันฝน
  • Turkish: yağmurlukPronunciation for yağmurluk
  • Ukrainian: макінтош
  • Vietnamese: áo mưaPronunciation for áo mưa

Example Sentences Including 'mac'

mac : Following me will be the `Atom Bombs for Peace ' group with the banner -- Strontium 90 is Good For You; Get Some Today.
Alexander Games (compiler) THE ESSENTIAL SPIKE MILLIGAN (2002)
Backed by the M. A. Chidambaram ( mac ) business group, Kumar now runs the mac Spin Academy in Chennai.
India Today (1997)
Bagado upright in a chair, his mac rucked up on his shoulders, his head still, listening.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
Bagado's head came out of the wreckage of his blue mac like a tortoise that's caught a whiff of spring.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
He manages to make the crumpled Columbo's choice of mac look cutting edge.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
He was standing in his door in the blue mac looking agitated.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
The mac and cheese arrives lukewarm, its sauce lumpy and spiked with dried cherries, an interesting aesthetic choice.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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