mar


1mar

transitive verb \ˈmär\

: to ruin the beauty or perfection of (something) : to hurt or damage the good condition of (something)

marredmar·ring

Full Definition of MAR

1
:  to detract from the perfection or wholeness of :  spoil
2
archaic
a :  to inflict serious bodily harm on
b :  destroy

Examples of MAR

  1. A large scar marred his face.
  2. Her acting mars an otherwise great movie.

Origin of MAR

Middle English marren, from Old English mierran to obstruct, waste; akin to Old High German merren to obstruct
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with MAR

2mar

noun

Definition of MAR

:  something that mars :  blemish

Examples of MAR

  1. <the Johnsons complained to the movers about broken dishes and mars on the furniture>

First Known Use of MAR

1551

3mar

abbreviation

Definition of MAR

maritime

Mar

abbreviation

Definition of MAR

March

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial

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