'm Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “'m” in the English Dictionary

"'m" in British English

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uk   us   /əm/
short form of am, used in ​spoken and ​informal written ​English: I'm ​sorry I'm late.


'm noun (AMOUNT)

[C] (plural m) written abbreviation for million : The new ​librarycost £5 m to ​build.

'm noun (LENGTH)

[C] (plural m) written abbreviation for metre : Jeff is 1.8 m ​tall. She's the women's 1500 m ​champion (= the ​winner of a ​racerun over that ​distance).

'm noun (DISTANCE)

written abbreviation for mile


'm adjective (MALE)

written abbreviation for male adjective (​especially on ​forms)

'm adjective (MARRIED)

written abbreviation for married (​especially on ​familytrees)
(Definition of 'm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"m" in American English

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mnoun [C]

(plural m)

m noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

abbreviation for meter

Mnoun [C]

(plural M’s, Ms, m’s or ms) (also m)  us   /em/

m noun [C] (LETTER)

the 13th ​letter of the ​Englishalphabet


(also m)  us   /em/

m number (NUMBER)

the Roman numeral for the ​number 1000

Madjective [not gradable]

 us   /em/

m adjective [not gradable] (SIZE)

abbreviation for medium Note: Used esp. on clothing to show its size.
(Definition of m from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"m" in Business English

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uk   us   MEASURES
written abbreviation for metre or meter : The tubes are ​available in various ​sizes, all in 30m ​bundles.
written abbreviation for mile
written abbreviation for million : We've ​managed to ​raise £3.3m in ​funding.


uk   us  
written abbreviation for medium, used especially in clothes ​sizes: Checked skirt, ​size M, £35.
(Definition of m from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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