American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A female horse or the female of other equine species.
- n. Any of the large dark areas on the moon or on Mars or other planets.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The female of the horse, or of other species of the genus Equus.
- n. A few ears of grain left standing and tied together, at which the harvesters throw their sickles till the knot is cut.
- n. Oppressed sleep; incubus, formerly regarded as an evil spirit of the night that oppresses persons during sleep: now used only in the compound nightmare.
- An obsolete form of more.
- n. A sea; specifically, in astronomy, a name for certain dark regions on the surface of the moon which were supposed by Galileo and other early observers to be seas or oceans, and are now regarded as plains; also a name for certain dark regions on the planet Mars.
- n. planetology A dark, large circular plain; a “sea”.
- n. planetology On Saturn's moon Titan, a large expanse of what is thought to be liquid hydrocarbons.
- n. An adult female horse.
- n. UK, pejorative, slang A foolish woman.
- n. A type of evil spirit thought to sit on the chest of a sleeping person; also the feeling of suffocation felt during sleep; a nightmare.
- n. UK, colloquial (Shortening of nightmare) A nightmare; a frustrating or terrible experience.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds.
- n. (Med.) Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; -- obsolete, except in the compound
- n. female equine animal
- n. a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
- From Middle English mare, from Old English mare ("nightmare, monster"), from Proto-Germanic *marōn (“nightmare, incubus”) (compare Dutch (dial.) mare, German (dial.) Mahr, Old Norse mara ( > Danish mare, Swedish mara 'incubus, nightmare')), from Proto-Indo-European *mor- (“feminine evil spirit”). Akin to Old Irish Morrígain 'elf queen', Albanian tmerr ("horror"), Polish zmora 'nightmare', Czech mura 'nightmare, moth'. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, alteration of Old English mȳre (influenced by forms of mearh, horse); see marko- in Indo-European roots.Latin, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“You're as different from other women as that kind of a mare is from scrub work-horse mares.”
“This mare is due to foal 4/25/08 so I am looking forward to that date.”
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“A young mare is sent galloping down the length of the manga as the mounted charros stand ready with their lariats.”
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“Then I stepped down in front of Mollie -- as I called the mare -- into the trail, and started to lead her.”
“See to it that my mare is saddled in ten minutes and Blue Devil harnessed to your master's curricle!”
“With half the county courtin 'her it ain't to be expected that she'd go as sober as a grey mare, is it?”
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