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 [syn: Chemical Mace]
3 spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
4 a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
- /meɪs/, /meIs/
- Rhymes: -eɪs
- In the context of "Weapon": A weapon similar to a club, having a wooden, metal-reinforced or metal shaft and an iron or steel head.
- 1786: The Mace is an ancient weapon, formerly much used by cavalry of all nations, and likewise by ecclesiastics, who in consequence of their tenures, frequently took the field, but were by a canon of the church forbidden to wield the sword. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 51.
- A ceremonial form
of this weapon.
- 1598: I am a king that find thee; and I know 'Tis not the balm, the sceptre, and the ball, The sword, the mace, the crown imperial, The intertissued robe of gold and pearl... — William Shakespeare, Henvry V, Act IV, Scene I, line 259.
- A spice obtained from
the outer layer of the kernel of the fruit of the
- 1610: I must have saffron to color the warden pies; mace; dates, none -- that's out of my note; nutmegs, seven; a race or two of ginger, but that I may beg; four pounds of prunes, and as many of raisins o' th' sun. — William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, Act IV, Scene III, line 45.
- A common name for some types of tear gas and pepper spray.
- A long baton used by some drum majors to keep time and lead a marching band.
- Czech: palcát
- Finnish: rautanuija
- French: masse , masse d'arme
- German: Streitkolben
- Hebrew: אלה
- Hungarian: buzogány
- Italian: mazza
- Japanese: メイス (meisu)
- Latin: clava ferrea
- Lithuanian: buožė
- Malay: cokmar
- Nepali: गढ
- Polish: buzdygan , maczuga
- Portuguese: maça
- Russian: булава (bulavá) , палица (pálica)
- Serbian: буздован
- Spanish: maza
ceremonial form of this weapon
Mace can refer to:
- Mace (club), a weapon with a heavy head on a solid shaft used to bludgeon opponents
- Mace (company), a construction firm in the UK
- Mace (measurement), an English term for a traditional Chinese measurement of weight
- Mace (spice), a cooking spice obtained from dried covering of the nutmeg fruit seed.
- Mace (spray), a brand of tear gas, often used by police
- Mace (store), a convenience store chain in the United Kingdom and Ireland
a commune of Normandy, France
- Hill 262 in Normandy, physical feature known as The Mace during World War II
- Mace, Indiana, a small town in the United States
- Ceremonial mace, an ornamented mace used in civic ceremonies
- In a debate, competitions can be named The Mace after the ceremonial mace used in parliaments
- Mace: The Dark Age, a fighting game for arcades and the Nintendo 64
- Mace Windu, a character in the Star Wars movies
- MGM-13 Mace, a U.S. tactical surface-to-surface missile
- MACE, the Media Archive for Central England
- MACE (codec), (Macintosh Audio Compression and Expansion) an audio encoding system
- Mar Athanasius College of Engineering (MACE), an Indian engineering college
- Malone antegrade continence enema; see Mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy
- MACE (gaming convention), Mid-Atlantic Convention Expo gaming convention
- Metropolitan Architectural Consortium for Education. ''See Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme (CLASP)
- Mase (pronounced "mace"), an American rapper
mace in Italian: Mace
mace in Japanese: メース
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