MA

Massachusetts, Bay State, Old Colony, MA, Mass.

(noun) a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies

ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy

(noun) informal terms for a mother

milliampere, mA

(noun) one thousandth of an ampere

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

ma (plural mas)

(astronomy, usually, in the plural) Abbreviation of milli-arcsecond.

Etymology 2

The sound, which parents interpret as a reference to themselves, is very commonly made by infants.

Noun

ma (plural mas) (not generally used in the plural)

(colloquial, and in direct address) mother, mama

Usage notes

• Often capitalized when used to refer to a specific person.

Hey, Ma, I’d like you to meet my friend Jamie.

Synonyms

• mama

• mamma

• mater

• maw

• mom (US)

• mommy (US)

• mother

• mum (British)

• mummy (British)

Etymology 3

Abbreviation.

Noun

ma

May

Usage notes

• Usually capitalised as Ma.

Etymology 4

From my

Determiner

ma

(dialectal, informal) Alternative spelling of my

Etymology 5

Particle

ma (Singlish, Singapore, colloquial)

Alternative form of mah

Anagrams

• 'am, A&M, A. & M., A. M., A.M., AM, Am, Am., a.m., am

Adjective

MA (not comparable)

(statistics) Initialism of moving average.

Noun

MA (countable and uncountable, plural MAs)

Initialism of Master of Arts.

(US, TV) Initialism of mature audience, a television rating.

(US, military) Initialism of master-at-arms; also MAA.

Proper noun

MA (uncountable)

Postal abbreviation of Massachusetts, a state of the United States of America.

Maluku, a province of Indonesia.

Maranhão, a state of Brazil.

Anagrams

• 'am, A&M, A. & M., A. M., A.M., AM, Am, Am., a.m., am

Etymology 1

Proper noun

Ma

Abbreviation of May.

Etymology 2

Proper noun

Ma

A common surname of East Asian derivation.

Etymology 3

Proper noun

Ma

A language spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Anagrams

• 'am, A&M, A. & M., A. M., A.M., AM, Am, Am., a.m., am

Source: Wiktionary



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