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Definitions of ma

  1. a master's degree in arts and sciences
  2. a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
  3. one thousandth of an ampere
  4. A child's word for mother.
  5. In Oriental countries, a respectful form of address given to a woman; mother.
  6. But; - used in cautionary phrases; as, Vivace, ma non troppo presto ( i. e., lively, but not too quick).
  7. Contraction of mamma; a childish, often vulgar, form.
  8. Abbreviation for milliampere.
  9. Mama; mother.
  10. Mother- a contracted form of mamma, child's name for mother.
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Quotes of ma

  1. Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest ma to do. – Jean de la Bruyere
  2. Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, most of them... unless they are breaking Canadian laws.. are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here. – Gordon Sinclair
  3. After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics. – Vernon L. Smith
  4. A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  5. In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country. In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  6. Mary and Carrie and baby Grace and Ma had all had scarlet fever. The Nelsons across the creek had had it too, so there had been no one to help Pa and Laura. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  7. Pa did not like a country so old and worn out that the hunting was poor. He wanted to go west. For two years he had wanted to go west and take a homestead, but Ma did not want to leave the settled country. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  8. So Pa sold the little house. He sold the cow and calf. He made hickory bows and fastened them upright to the wagon box. Ma helped him stretch white canvas over them. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  9. Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done- unable to play except from paper. – Mary Lou Williams

Usage examples for ma

  1. It was rather a strange affair; but the young lady's ma was with her; and the young lady was over age, so, you see, there's nothing to be said against it. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. Where are my birds, ma petite? – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  3. Je retarderais ma convalescence autant que possible! – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  4. I was just thinking about your Ma this morning. – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  5. We always tell Ma everything if we can get a chance. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  6. After Ma Manatee had gone, Baby and I had a quiet hour or so and I was getting pretty tired and beginning to worry a lot about you, when something happened to set me to worrying about myself. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  7. You've said it, Ma – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  8. Ma could not have known any thing about him or Mary Ann which I did not. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  9. Anyhow, if this comes off, no more of it; but Ma Mie is getting dangerous. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  10. It was little enough I could get from Ma Pettengill at first. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  11. Allons, ma belle, you must prefer me to an engagement;" and so saying, I led off my prize. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  12. Ma and the children have to be taken care of. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  13. Wasn't it clever of her, m'lady, to go off and find Miss Stella's Ma for her. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  14. " Of course, ma I do that. – The Lost Kitty by Harriette Newell Woods Baker (AKA Aunt Hattie)
  15. " I'll do as you say, ma said Jonas, subdued. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  16. When de war ended father come an' got ma an' took her on to his marsters plantation. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  17. Sure I will, ma – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  18. Ma said she'd die widout us kids. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  19. " We cannot come down," replied the chief, after Ma istequan had given the invitation. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. Was I cruel to keep my information from you, ma belle Lorance? – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle

Rhymes for ma