An example of to mar is to make a deep scratch in a table.
transitive verbmarred, mar′ring
Origin of marMiddle English marren from Old English mierran, to hinder, spoil, akin to Gothic marzjan, to offend from Indo-European base an unverified form mer-, to disturb, anger from source Sanskrit m??yate, (he) forgets, neglects
transitive verbmarred, mar·ring, mars
- To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
- To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
Origin of marMiddle English merren from Old English mierran, merran to impede
(third-person singular simple present mars, present participle marring, simple past and past participle marred)
From Middle English merren, from Old English mierran (“to mar, disturb, confuse; scatter, squander, waste; upset, hinder, obstruct; err"), from Proto-Germanic *marzijanÄ… (“to disturb, hinder"), from Proto-Indo-European *mers- (“to annoy, dristurb, neglect, forget, ignore"). Cognate with Scots mer, mar (“to obstruct, impede, spoil, ruin"), Dutch marren (“to push along, delay, hinder"), German dialectal merren (“to entangle"), Icelandic merja (“to bruise, crush"), Gothic ðŒ¼ðŒ°ð‚ðŒ¶ðŒ¾ðŒ°ðŒ½ (marzjan, “to annoy, bother, disturb, offend"), Lithuanian mirÅ¡ti (“to forget, lose, become oblivious, die"), Armenian Õ´Õ¸Õ¼Õ¡Õ¶Õ¡Õ¬ (moá¹™anal, “to forget, fail").
- A small lake.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- -mab is the base suffix common to all monoclonal antibodies. (See that entry for full paradigm.)
mar - Computer Definition
(1) (Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher) An organization that overhauls old computers and installs a version of Windows. Depending on who uses the computers, Microsoft has various licensing arrangements for Windows 2000 and XP that are priced way below the original OEM costs for the OS.
(2) (Mozilla ARchive) A file format for packaging updates for Mozilla projects. A MAR file contains a header, various binary files and an index.
(3) (Memory Address Register) A hardware circuit that holds an address in memory of data to be processed. The address was extracted from a machine language instruction.