Dictionary: MU'TI-LA-TOR – MUX

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One who mutilates.


Mutilated; defective; imperfect. – Ray.


A mutineer, and Mutine, to mutiny, are not in use.

MU-TI-NEER, n. [See Mutiny.]

One guilty of mutiny; a person in military or naval service, who rises in opposition to the authority of the officers, who openly resists the government of the army or navy, or attempts to destroy due subordination.


The dung of fowls. – More.


  1. Turbulent; disposed to resist the authority of laws and regulations in an army or navy, or openly; resisting such authority.
  2. Seditious. [See Mutiny.]


In a manner or with intent to oppose lawful authority or due subordination in military or naval service.


The state of being mutinous; opposition to lawful authority among military men.

MU'TI-NY, n. [Fr. mutin, refractory, stubborn; mutiner, to mutiny or rise in arms; mutinerie, mutiny; Sp. motin, a mutiny; amotinar, to excite rebellion; It. mutinare, to mutiny; Port. motim; D. muiten, mutiny, and as a verb, to mutiny, and to mew, to molt or cast the feathers, coinciding with the Fr. muer, Eng. to mew; G. meuterey, mutiny, and mausen, to mew or molt; Dan. myterie; Sw. mytteri, mutiny; Arm. muza, to mew or molt. We see that these words, mutiny and mew, are from the same root as L. muto, to change, W. mudaw, which is radically the same word as L. moto, to move. Mutiny is formed from the French mutin, a derivative word, and mew from the root or verb. So motin, in Spanish, is a derivative, while muda, change, and Port. mudar, to change feathers, are directly from the verb; Eth. መይጠ mit, to turn; Ar. مَطَا matau, to move or drive, or مَاطَ mata, to drive. Class Md, No. 14, 10.]

An insurrection of soldiers or seamen against the authority of their commanders; open resistance of officers or opposition to their authority. A mutiny is properly the act of numbers, but by statutes and orders for governing the army and navy in different countries, the acts which constitute mutiny are multiplied and defined; and acts of individuals, amounting to a resistance of the authority or lawful commands of officers, are declared to be mutiny. Any attempt to excite opposition to lawful authority, or any act of contempt toward officers, or disobedience of commands, is by the British Mutiny Act, declared to be mutiny. Any concealment of mutinous acts, or neglect to attempt a suppression of them, is declared also to be mutiny. Note. In good authors who lived a century ago, mutiny and mutinous were applied to insurrection and sedition in civil society. But I believe these words are now applied exclusively to soldiers and seamen.]

MU'TI-NY, v.i.

To rise against lawful authority in military and naval service; to excite or attempt to excite opposition to the lawful commands of military and naval officers; to commit some act which tends to bring the authority of officers into contempt, or in any way to promote insubordination.


Murmur; obscure utterance.

MUT'TER, v.i. [L. mutio, muttio, and musso, mussito; allied perhaps to muse, – which see.]

  1. To utter words with a low voice and compressed lips, with sullenness or in complaint; to grumble; to murmur. Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare, / And mutter to himself. Dryden.
  2. To sound with a low rumbling noise. Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls. Pope.

MUT'TER, v.t.

To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low murmuring voice. Your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. Is. lix. They in sleep will mutter their affairs. Shak.


Uttered in a low murmuring voice.


A grumbler; one that mutters.


Uttering with a low murmuring voice; grumbling; murmuring.


With a low voice; without distinct articulation.

MUT-TON, n. [mut'n; Fr. mouton, for moulton; W. mollt, a wether; Arm. maud; Ir. molt. Qu. Gr. μηλον.]

  1. The flesh of sheep, raw or dressed for food.
  2. A sheep. [But this sense is now obsolete or ludicrous.] Bacon.


A large red brawny hand. Dryden.

MU'TU-AL, a. [Fr. mutuel; L. mutuus, from muto, to change.]

Reciprocal; interchanged; each acting in return or correspondence to the other; given and received. Mutual love is that which is entertained by two persons each for the other; mutual advantage is that which is conferred by one person on another, and received by him in return. So we say, mutual assistance, mutual aversion. And what should most excite a mutual flame, / Your rural cares and pleasures are the same. Pope.


Reciprocation; interchange. Shak.

MU'TU-AL-LY, adv.

Reciprocally; in the manner of giving and receiving. The tongue and the pen mutually assist one another. Holder. Note. Mutual and mutually properly refer to two persons or their intercourse; but they may be and often are applied to numbers acting together or in concert.

MU-TU-A'TION, n. [L. mutuatio.]

The act of borrowing. [Little used.] Hall.

MU'TULE, n. [Fr. mutule.]

In architecture, a square modillion under the cornice. In French, it is rendered a corbel or bracket.

MUX, n. [for muck.]

Dirt. Grose.