mace mace  /ˈmeɪs/


  1. (n) (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
  2. (n) an official who carries a mace of office
  3. (n) spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
  4. (n) a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority



  1. While fortunes were being made in Asian, African and American commerce, European food was laced with excessive quantities of nutmeg, mace, ginger, black pepper and cinnamon.
  2. A chain of islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago, the Moluccas were once known as the Spice Islands, for their prized crops of cloves, nutmeg and mace.
  3. A legislative mace, symbol of parliamentary authority, is the emasculate descendant of a war club.


  1. Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Bike-Riding in NYC With Female Friend

    Leonardo DiCaprio recently enjoyed an eco-friendly outing with his friend Emily Mace. The 38-year-old actor and his pal went for a daytime bike ride around downtown NYC yesterday looking...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: E! Online

  2. Clear Fork grad Mace makes history

    Jessica Mace didn't surprise herself, and she certainly didn't shock her grandpa.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Mansfield News Journal

  3. Mace Security International, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

    Mace Security International, Inc. today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I politely asked him why we needed to go to land to take more tests when I took every test," Benson said. "Then he sprayed me with mace, on his boat. I'm not handcuffed. I'm not under arrest. I'm not threatening him. I'm not pushing him. I'm...
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Cedric Benson Source: SBR Forum

  2. "Mace needed a win and we're glad he got it," said David Legwand, who opened the scoring just 1:23 into the game as Nashville jumped out a 3-1 lead in the first period.
    on Nov 4, 2007 By: David Legwand Source: USA Today

  3. "In ancient times, the Speaker would dispatch his sergeant-at-arms with his mace to enforce the will of Parliament, and the Speaker still has a fairly substantial mace to use," said New Democrat MP Pat Martin, a committee member. "Schreiber...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Pat Martin Source: Toronto Star

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