What does mac mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. macintosh, mackintosh, mac, macknoun

    a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric


  1. Macnoun

    Shortened form of Macintosh, a brand name for a personal computer; as, the latest Mac has great new features.


  1. Macnoun

    Used to address a man whose name is unknown.

    Have you got a light, Mac?

  2. Macnoun

    A Macintosh computer (made by Apple Computer), or its operating system.

  3. Macnoun

    A diminutive of the male given name Max.

  4. Etymology: Shortened from mackintosh


  1. mac

    Mac can refer to several things: 1) MAC: An abbreviation often referring to Media Access Control, it is a unique identifier assigned to a network interface controller for use as a network address in communications within a network segment. 2) Mac: A colloquial term for any type of computer produced by Apple Inc, including the MacBook, iMac, or Macintosh. 3) Mac: It can also be a shortened form of the name "Macintosh", a brand of computers developed by Apple Inc. 4) Mac: In names, 'Mac' is a common prefix in Scottish and Irish surnames, meaning 'son of'. 5) Mac: A popular shorthand for the cosmetic company, MAC Cosmetics. 6) Mac: It could also refer to MAC (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a manufacturer of cosmetics. 7) The Mac: Slang for Big Mac, a hamburger sold by international fast food restaurant chain McDonald's. 8) MAC: In healthcare, it can refer to Mycobacterium avium complex, a group of bacteria related to tuberculosis and leprosy. The specific meaning of 'mac' generally depends on its context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mac

    a prefix, in names of Scotch origin, signifying son

  2. Etymology: [Gael., son.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mac

    mak, a prefix in Scotch names, meaning son (of). [Gael. and Ir. mac, son; W. map, mab, also ap, ab.]

Editors Contribution

  1. MAC

    Military Armament Corporation

    Submitted by anonymous on May 15, 2019  

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  2. MAC

    What does MAC stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the MAC acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MAC

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mac is ranked #13171 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mac surname appeared 2,321 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Mac.

    63.6% or 1,477 total occurrences were Asian.
    23.5% or 547 total occurrences were White.
    7.7% or 179 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 68 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 43 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.3% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for mac »

  1. AMC

  2. cam

  3. CAM

  4. CMA

  5. mca

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mac in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of mac in a Sentence

  1. Gordon Ung:

    I honestly think Apple may have finally gotten the message, i like to read Mac Forums … and for years, it was nothing but flying the flag and falling on the sword. These days though, even hardcore Mac addicts are saying Apple has forsaken us.

  2. Mick Fleetwood:

    All of us... anyone that's been in Fleetwood Mac, as far as I've been aware, has been seemingly pretty well brought up by their parents: not goody two-shoes - God knows we weren't - but there was a level of civility that the lads in the band were aware of, what is over the brink of decency.

  3. Fin Costello -RRB- Davis:

    Things quickly changed after audiences got a load of Stevie Nicks, this beautiful girl dancing around the stage. People kind of forgot about the rest of Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham. It kind of became the Stevie Nicks show.

  4. Phil Schiller:

    This is the lightest Mac we have ever made.

  5. Travis Witteveen:

    SPAM, A POPULAR VEHICLE FOR MALWARE, STILL TRICKS PEOPLE In the past, a common refrain from Mac enthusiasts was that Apple computers were n’t vulnerable to viruses like PCs. Well, that’s definitely not the case anymore. Even though there are plenty of Mac users that are quick to point out that Macs shouldn't need protecting by any security software, it's a fact that Macs are being targeted exclusively by bad guys more and more, macs are actually getting hacked by a variety of methods such as scripting languages [ and ] web-based attacks … Mac owners are not any safer than Windows users.

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