IPA: mˈeɪs


  • A heavy fighting club.
  • A ceremonial form of this weapon.
  • A long baton used by some drum majors to keep time and lead a marching band. If this baton is referred to as a mace, by convention it has a ceremonial often decorative head, which, if of metal, usually is hollow and sometimes intricately worked.
  • An officer who carries a mace as a token of authority.
  • A knobbed mallet used by curriers make leather supple when dressing it.
  • (archaic) A billiard cue.
  • A spice obtained from the outer layer of the kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg.
  • Tear gas or pepper spray, especially for personal use.
  • An old money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael.
  • An old weight of 57.98 grains, approximately 3.8 grams.
  • (countable) A male given name, a name derived from the war instrument, a mace
  • (countable) A surname.
  • An English surname transferred from the given name.
  • A surname from Norman.
  • An unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Indiana, United States.
  • Alternative letter-case form of mace (tear gas or pepper spray) [A heavy fighting club.]
  • (medicine) Initialism of major adverse cardiovascular event.


  • To hit someone or something with a mace.
  • To spray in defense or attack with mace (pepper spray or tear gas) using a hand-held device.
  • (informal) To spray a similar noxious chemical in defense or attack using an available hand-held device such as an aerosol spray can.

Examples of "mace" in Sentences

  • Mace spray was invented in 1968.
  • Other signs of power are the mace and the sword.
  • A variation of the flail is called a chain mace.
  • If mace get in your eyes and it'll ruin your day.
  • Usage of mace is very effective when scattering the crowd.
  • Keith Martin challenges the symbolism of the Canadian Mace.
  • The wind blew the mace and it fell to ground, bouncing once.
  • ROBERTS: Now, we mentioned the word mace in the lead-in to this.
  • The discus and the mace symbolize dynamic power, energy and prowess.
  • The mace is the sign of the dignity and the lawfulness of Parliament.
  • Add a quart of boiling milk, with pepper, mace according to your taste.
  • Police moved in on the crowd, firing pepper balls and mace into the crowd.
  • This is about somebody being inappropriately attacked with mace, which is illegal.
  • Seeing a man get his face smashed in by a mace is a normal rite of passage for a teenage boy.
  • Then there was a steel axe, or hammer, called a mace-of-arms, and which hung to the saddle-bow.
  • The Eastern mace is well known to English collectors, it is always of metal, and mostly of steel, with a short handle like our facetiously called life-preterver
  • Once in the chair, the mace is laid on the table, the Speaker reads the prayers, rather lengthy ones, for the Queen and the royal family and for divine guidance for those assembled there in their legislative capacities.
  • The fruit of the nutmeg is undoubtedly swallowed whole by the bird, and to the powers of deglutition is left the separation of the nutritive portion which we know as mace, from the hard and indigestible nut which is voided in flight.
  • The team occupying top spot is awarded the ICC Test Championship mace, which is transferred whenever a country is deposed as No. 1, but the rankings have been criticized for taking too long to reflect changes in the global balance of power and for being too opaque.

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