Definitions for MAREˈmɑr eɪ, ˈmɛər i; ˈmɑr i ə, ˈmɛər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

maremɛər(n.)

  1. a fully mature female horse or other equine animal.

Origin of mare:

1350–1400; alter. of mere, OE (West Saxon) mȳre, c. OHG mar(i)ha

mare*mɛər(n.)

  1. a fanciful being thought to induce nightmares.

* Obs..

Origin of mare:

bef. 900; ME, OE; c. MD mare, maer, OHG mara, ON mara

ma•reˈmɑr eɪ, ˈmɛər i; ˈmɑr i ə, ˈmɛər-(n.)(pl.)ma•ri•a

  1. any of several large dark plains on the moon and Mars.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of mare:

1855–60; < NL; L: sea

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mare, female horse(noun)

    female equine animal

  2. mare, maria(noun)

    a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mare(noun)

    the female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds

  2. Mare(noun)

    sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; -- obsolete, except in the compound nightmare

Freebase

  1. Mare

    A mare is an adult female horse or other equine. In most cases, a mare is a female horse over the age of three, and a filly is a female horse age three and younger. However, in Thoroughbred horse racing, a mare is defined as a female horse more than four years old. The word can also be used for other female equine animals, particularly mules and zebras, though a female donkey is usually called a "jenny." A broodmare is a mare used for breeding. A horse's female parent is known as its dam. An adult male horse is called a stallion, or, if castrated, a gelding. Occasionally the term "horse" is used in a restrictive sense to designate only a male horse.


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mare(noun)

a female horse.

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