mary Idioms & Phrases


anna mary robertson moses

  • noun United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
    Moses; Grandma Moses.
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assumption of mary

  • noun celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church
    Assumption; August 15.
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bloody mary

  • noun daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon who was Queen of England from 1553 to 1558; she was the wife of Philip II of Spain and when she restored Roman Catholicism to England many Protestants were burned at the stake as heretics (1516-1558)
    Mary I; Bloody Mary.
  • noun a cocktail made with vodka and spicy tomato juice
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blue-eyed mary

  • noun eastern United States plant with whorls of blue-and-white flowers
    Collinsia verna.
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dame agatha mary clarissa christie

  • noun prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)
    Agatha Christie; Christie.
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dorothy mary crowfoot hodgkin

  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Hodgkin; Dorothy Hodgkin.
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hail mary

  • noun a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her
    Ave Maria.
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immaculate conception of the virgin mary

  • noun (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
    Immaculate Conception.
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maiden blue-eyed mary

  • noun small widely branching western plant with tiny blue-and-white flowers; British Columbia to Ontario and south to California and Colorado
    Collinsia parviflora.
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mary ann evans

  • noun British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)
    George Eliot; Eliot.
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mary ashton rice livermore

  • noun United States suffragist (1820-1905)
    Livermore.
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mary augusta arnold ward

  • noun English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
    Ward; Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
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mary baker eddy

  • noun founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)
    Eddy; Mary Baker Eddy.
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mary douglas leakey

  • noun English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
    Leakey; Mary Douglas Leakey.
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mary flannery o'connor

  • noun United States writer (1925-1964)
    Flannery O'Connor; O'Connor.
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mary godwin wollstonecraft shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Shelley; Mary Shelley; Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley.
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mary harris jones

  • noun United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
    Jones; Mother Jones.
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mary i

  • noun daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon who was Queen of England from 1553 to 1558; she was the wife of Philip II of Spain and when she restored Roman Catholicism to England many Protestants were burned at the stake as heretics (1516-1558)
    Mary I; Bloody Mary.
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mary ii

  • noun Queen of England and Scotland and Ireland; she was the eldest daughter of James II and ruled jointly with her husband William III (1662-1694)
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mary jane

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; gage; smoke; sens; grass; green goddess; dope; locoweed.
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mary leakey

  • noun English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
    Leakey; Mary Douglas Leakey.
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mary leontyne price

  • noun United States operatic soprano (born 1927)
    Price; Leontyne Price.
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mary ludwig hays mccauley

  • noun heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1832)
    McCauley; Molly Pitcher; Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley.
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mary magdalen

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; Mary Magdalen; St. Mary Magdalen.
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mary magdalene

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; Mary Magdalen; St. Mary Magdalen.
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mary mallon

  • noun United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)
    Mary Mallon; Mallon.
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mary martin

  • noun United States actress (1913-1990)
    Martin.
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mary mccarthy

  • noun United States satirical novelist and literary critic (1912-1989)
    Mary McCarthy; McCarthy.
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mary mccauley

  • noun heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1832)
    McCauley; Molly Pitcher; Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley.
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mary mcleod bethune

  • noun United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)
    Bethune.
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mary morse baker eddy

  • noun founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)
    Eddy; Mary Baker Eddy.
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mary pickford

  • noun United States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979)
    Pickford; Gladys Smith.
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mary queen of scots

  • noun queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567; as a Catholic she was forced to abdicate in favor of her son and fled to England where she was imprisoned by Elizabeth I; when Catholic supporters plotted to put her on the English throne she was tried and executed for sedition (1542-1587)
    Mary Queen of Scots.
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mary shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Shelley; Mary Shelley; Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley.
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mary stuart

  • noun queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567; as a Catholic she was forced to abdicate in favor of her son and fled to England where she was imprisoned by Elizabeth I; when Catholic supporters plotted to put her on the English throne she was tried and executed for sedition (1542-1587)
    Mary Queen of Scots.
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mary therese mccarthy

  • noun United States satirical novelist and literary critic (1912-1989)
    Mary McCarthy; McCarthy.
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mary tudor

  • noun daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon who was Queen of England from 1553 to 1558; she was the wife of Philip II of Spain and when she restored Roman Catholicism to England many Protestants were burned at the stake as heretics (1516-1558)
    Mary I; Bloody Mary.
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mary wollstonecraft

  • noun English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797)
    Mary Wollstonecraft; Wollstonecraft.
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mary wollstonecraft godwin

  • noun English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797)
    Mary Wollstonecraft; Wollstonecraft.
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mary wollstonecraft shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Shelley; Mary Shelley; Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley.
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mary-bud

Ma"ry-bud` noun

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  1. (Bot.) The marigold; a blossom of the marigold. Shak.
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solemnity of mary

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation
    January 1.
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st. mary magdalen

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; Mary Magdalen; St. Mary Magdalen.
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st. mary magdalene

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; Mary Magdalen; St. Mary Magdalen.
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st. mary of bethlehem

  • noun port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin
    Santa Maria de Belem; Feliz Lusitania; Para; Belem.
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typhoid mary

  • noun United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)
    Mary Mallon; Mallon.
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virgin mary

  • noun the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics
    The Virgin; Blessed Virgin; Mary; Madonna.
  • noun a Bloody Mary made without alcohol
    bloody shame.
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william and mary

  • noun joint monarchs of England; William III and Mary II
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