Definitions for MIREmaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

miremaɪər(n.; v.)mired, mir•ing.

  1. (n.)an area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh.

  2. ground of this kind, as deep mud.

  3. (v.t.)to cause to stick in mire.

  4. to involve; entangle.

  5. to soil with mire.

  6. (v.i.)to sink or stick in mire.

Origin of mire:

1300–50; ME < ON mȳrr bog; c. OE mēosmoss

mir′y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack(noun)

    a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

  2. slop, mire(noun)

    deep soft mud in water or slush

    "they waded through the slop"

  3. mire(verb)

    a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from

    "the country is still trying to climb out of the mire left by its previous president"; "caught in the mire of poverty"

  4. entangle, mire(verb)

    entrap

    "Our people should not be mired in the past"

  5. mire, bog down(verb)

    cause to get stuck as if in a mire

    "The mud mired our cart"

  6. grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire(verb)

    be unable to move further

    "The car bogged down in the sand"

  7. mire, muck, mud, muck up(verb)

    soil with mud, muck, or mire

    "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mire(noun)

    an ant

  2. Mire(noun)

    deep mud; wet, spongy earth

  3. Mire(verb)

    to cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon

  4. Mire(verb)

    to soil with mud or foul matter

  5. Mire(verb)

    to stick in mire


Translations for MIRE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

groom(noun)

a bridegroom, male partner of the bride.

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