What is maxim?

  • (noun): English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916).
    Synonyms: Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on maxim:

So Goes My Love
... It is based on a true story, A Genius in the Family, the memoir of Hiram Percy Maxim, and focusing on the relationship between Maxim and his father, Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim ...
Lunatique - Track Listing
... "Tourner ma page" David Verlant, Jenifer Bartoli, Maxim Nucci 253 2 ... "Touche-moi" David Verlant, Maxim Nucci 339 3 ... "Comme un hic" David Verlant, Jenifer Bartoli, Maxim Nucci 312 4 ...
Maxim - Other Uses
... Maxim (philosophy), a principle that an individual uses in making a decision Legal maxim, certain guiding principles of law and jurisprudence Maxim gun, the first self-acting machine gun Maxim (co ...
So Goes My Love - Cast
... Don Ameche as Hiram Stephens Maxim Myrna Loy as Jane Budden Maxim Bobby Driscoll as Percy Maxim Rhys Williams as Magel Molly Lamont as Garnet Allison ...
List Of Lufia Characters - Other Playable Characters - In Rise of The Sinistrals
... See also Lufia II Rise of the Sinistrals Tia is Maxim's childhood friend ... She has a crush on him, and it is unclear whether Maxim is unaware of her feelings or simply chooses to ignore them ... When Maxim sets off on his adventure, Tia begins to worry and soon follows after him, much to his dismay ...

More definitions of "maxim":

  • (noun): A saying that widely accepted on its own merits.
    Synonyms: axiom

Famous quotes containing the word maxim:

    It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

    Women are angels, wooing;
    Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.
    That she beloved knows naught that knows not this:
    Men prize the thing ungained more than it is.
    That she was never yet that ever knew
    Love got so sweet as when desire did sue.
    Therefore this maxim out of love I teach:
    Achievement is command; ungained, beseech.
    Then though my heart’s content firm love doth bear,
    Nothing of that shall from mine eyes appear.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    It is a maxim of wise government to treat people not as they should be but as they actually are.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)