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.

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