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mare

noun

Definition of mare

obsolete

  1. :  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


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mare

play
noun \ˈmer\

Definition of mare

  1. :  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


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mare

play
noun ma·re \ˈmär-(ˌ)ā\

Definition of mare

plural ma·ria play \ˈmär-ē-ə\ also ma·res play \ˈmär-(ˌ)āz\

  1. :  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



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