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mare

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1mare

noun

Definition of MARE

obsolete
:  an evil preternatural being causing nightmares

Origin of MARE

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German mara incubus, Serbo-Croatian mora nightmare
First Known Use: before 12th century

2mare

noun \ˈmer\

Definition of MARE

:  a female horse or other equine animal especially when fully mature or of breeding age

Origin of MARE

Middle English, from Old English mere; akin to Old High German merha mare, Old English mearh horse, Welsh march
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

3mare

noun ma·re \ˈmär-(ˌ)ā\
plural ma·ria \ˈmär-ē-ə\ also ma·res \ˈmär-(ˌ)āz\

Definition of MARE

:  any of several mostly flat dark areas of considerable extent on the surface of the moon or Mars

Origin of MARE

New Latin, from Latin, sea — more at marine
First Known Use: 1860

Other Astronomy Terms

gibbous, nadir, nebulous, penumbra, retrograde, sidereal, syzygy, wane, wax, zenith

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