Mense Mense, n. [OE. menske, AS. mennisc human, man. See {Man}.] Manliness; dignity; comeliness; civility. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] -- {Mense"ful}, a. -- {Mense"less}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • menseful — I Cleveland Dialect List of good and becoming conduct; decent appropriate, neat...of things: a menseful chap, enow II North Country (Newcastle) Words decent, graceful, mannerly, hospitable, crediable …   English dialects glossary

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  • mense — menseful, adj. menseless, adj. /mens/, n., v., mensed, mensing. Brit. Dial. n. 1. propriety; discretion. v.t. 2. to adorn; bring honor to; grace. [1490 1500; var. (north) of mensk, ME menske courtesy, honor < ON menska humanity, c. OE menniscu… …   Universalium

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