Measles

  • 1 Measles — Classification and external resources ICD 10 B05 ICD …

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  • 2 Measles — Mea sles, n.; pl. in form, but used as singular in senses 1, 2, & 3. [D. mazelen; akin to G. masern, pl., and E. mazer, and orig. meaning, little spots. See {Mazer}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A contagious viral febrile disorder commencing with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 measles — infectious disease, early 14c., plural of Middle English masel, perhaps from M.Du. masel blemish (in plural measles ) or M.L.G. masele, from P.Gmc. *mas spot, blemish (Cf. O.H.G. masla blood blister, Ger. Masern measles ). There might have been… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 measles — is normally treated as a singular noun, although occasionally it is used as a plural, sometimes preceded by the: A consultant said measles was on the increase / The measles have left him feeling weak …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 measles — [mē′zəlz] n. [ME maseles, pl. of masel, measle, spot (? infl. by mesel, leper < OFr < L misellus, wretch < miser, wretched), akin to OHG māsa, a spot, Ger masern, measles] 1. a) an acute, infectious, communicable disease caused by a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Measles — Mea sles, n. [From 1st {Measle}.] Leprosy; also, a leper. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 measles — ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ an infectious disease spread by a virus, causing fever and a red rash. ORIGIN probably from Dutch masel spot …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 measles — /mee zeuhlz/, n. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Pathol. a. an acute infectious disease occurring mostly in children, characterized by catarrhal and febrile symptoms and an eruption of small red spots; rubeola. b. any of certain other eruptive… …

    Universalium

  • 9 Measles — An acute and highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and a spreading skin rash. Measles, also known as rubeola, is a potentially disastrous disease. It can be complicated by ear infections, pneumonia,… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 measles — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English meseles, plural of mesel measles, spot characteristic of measles; akin to Middle Dutch masel spot characteristic of measles Date: 14th century 1. a. an acute contagious… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 measles — n. 1) to catch, come down with (the) measles 2) an epidemic; outbreak of measles * * * [ miːz(ə)lz] come down with (the) measles outbreak of measles an epidemic to catch …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 measles — mea|sles [ˈmi:zəlz] n [U] also the measles [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Middle Dutch masel measles spot (influenced by mesel leper (13 16 centuries))] an infectious illness in which you have a fever and small red spots on your face and… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 measles — noun VERB + MEASLES ▪ have ▪ All our children have had the measles. ▪ catch, contract ▪ immunize sb against, vaccinate sb against …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 measles — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 measles — [14] Measles means literally ‘spots, blemishes’. The word was originally borrowed from Middle Dutch māsel ‘blemish’, which went back to a prehistoric Germanic base *mas ‘spot, blemish, excrescence’. The earliest English form of the word was thus… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 measles — noun (U) also the measles an infectious illness in which you have a fever and small red spots on your face and body see also: German measles …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 measles — n. a highly infectious virus disease that tends to appear in epidemics every 2–3 years and mainly affects children. After an incubation period of 8–15 days, symptoms resembling those of a cold develop accompanied by a high fever. Small red spots… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 18 measles — /ˈmizəlz / (say meezuhlz) singular noun (sometimes construed as plural) 1. an acute infectious disease occurring mostly in children, characterised by catarrhal and febrile symptoms and an eruption of small red spots; rubeola. 2. any of certain… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 measles — [14] Measles means literally ‘spots, blemishes’. The word was originally borrowed from Middle Dutch māsel ‘blemish’, which went back to a prehistoric Germanic base *mas ‘spot, blemish, excrescence’. The earliest English form of the word was thus… …

    Word origins

  • 20 measles — n.pl. (also treated as sing.) 1 a an acute infectious viral disease marked by red spots on the skin. b the spots of measles. 2 a tapeworm disease of pigs. Etymology: ME masele(s) prob. f. MLG masele, MDu. masel pustule (cf. Du. mazelen measles),… …

    Useful english dictionary


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