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mare

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Definition of mare

obsolete

  1. :  an evil preternatural being causing nightmares

Origin and Etymology 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

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noun \ˈmer\

Definition of mare

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

Origin and Etymology 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

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mare

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noun ma·re \ˈmär-(ˌ)ā\

Definition of mare

plural

maria

play \ˈmär-ē-ə\ also

mares

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

Origin and Etymology of mare

New Latin, from Latin, sea — more at marine


First Known Use: 1860


MARE Defined for Kids

mare

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noun \ˈmer\

Definition of mare for Students

  1. :  an adult female horse or related animal (as a zebra or donkey)



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