- The definition of a mare is an adult female horse, donkey, burro or mule.
An example of a mare is a horse that gives birth.
A mare and her foal.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English from Old English mere, feminine of mearh, akin to German mähre, jade, probably from Indo-European base an unverified form marko-, horse, seen only inch(es) Germanic and amp; Celtic (Ir marc, Welsh march, horse)
- a sea
- one of several vast, dark flat areas on the moon, Mercury, or Mars
Origin: L, sea from Indo-European base an unverified form mori from source Gothic marei, sea, Old English mere, sea, lake, Welsh mor, sea
Origin: Middle English from OE, akin to German dialect, dialectal mahr, Old Norse mar from Indo-European an unverified form mora, incubus from base an unverified form mer-, to rub, seize from source Glassical Greek marainein, to quench, Old Irish meirb, lifeless, Old English mearu, soft
Origin: transl. of Spanish Isla de la Yegua: said to be for a mare that swam to the island and joined a herd of elk
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Origin: Middle English, alteration of Old English mȳre (influenced by forms of mearh, horse); see marko- in Indo-European roots.
noun pl. ma·ri·a
Origin: Latin, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots.
mare - Science Definition
Plural maria maria
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