What does MAR mean?

Definitions for MAR

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. March, Marnoun

    the month following February and preceding April

  2. blemish, defect, marverb

    a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

    "a facial blemish"

  3. mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiateverb

    make imperfect

    "nothing marred her beauty"

  4. mutilate, marverb

    destroy or injure severely

    "mutilated bodies"


  1. marverb

    To spoil, to damage.

  2. Marnoun

    A title of respect in Syriac, literally meaning 'my lord'

  3. MARnoun

    modified aspect ratio

  4. Etymology: merren from mierran. Akin to Old High German merren, Gothic 033C03300342033603390330033D, Icelandic merja, present: mer.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Marverb

    To injure; to spoil; to hurt; to mischief; to damage. Obsolete.

    Etymology: amrran , Saxon.

    Loss is no shame, nor to be less than foe,
    But to be lesser than himself, doth mar
    Both looser’s lot, and victor’s praise also. Fairy Queen.

    The master may here only stumble, and perchance fall in teaching, to the marring and maiming of the scholar in learning. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.

    When priests are more in words than matter,
    When brewers marr their malt with water. William Shakespeare.

    I pray you mar no more trees with writing songs in their barks.
    —— I pray you mar no more of my verses with reading them ill-favouredly. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    Beware thine honour, be not then disgrac’d,
    Take care thou mar not when thou think’st to mend. Edward Fairfax.

    Aumarle became the man that all did mar,
    Whether through indiscretion, chance, or worse. Daniel.

    The ambition to prevail in great things is less harmful than that other, to appear in every thing; for that breeds confusion, and marrs business, when great in dependencies. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    O! could we see how cause from cause doth spring!
    How mutually they link’d and folded are:
    And hear how oft one disagreeing string
    The harmony doth rather make than marr! Davies.

    Ire, envy, and despair,
    Marr’d all his borrow’d visage, and betray’d
    Him counterfeit. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Had she been there, untimely joy through all
    Mens hearts diffus’d, had marr’d the funeral. Edmund Waller.

    ’Tis much unsafe my sire to disobey:
    Not only you provoke him to your cost,
    But mirth is marr’d, and the good cheer is lost. Dryden.


  1. Mar

    Mar (from Classical Syriac: ܡܪܝ Mār(y), written with a silent final yodh), also Mor in Western Syriac has the literal meaning "milord", it is a title of reverence in Syriac Christianity. The corresponding feminine forms are Morth and Marth for "milady" (Syriac: ܡܪܬܝ, Mārt(y)). The title is placed before the Christian name, as in Mar Aprem/ Mor Afrem (Ephrem the Syrian) and Marth/ Morth Maryam for St Mary. It is given to all saints in Eastern Christianity and is also used in instead of "Most Reverend", just before the name in religion taken by bishops. The title of Moran Mor/ Maran Mar is given to the Catholicoi and other primates; and the title Mar/ Mor is given to prelates such as metropolitan bishops or archbishops.


  1. mar

    "Mar" is a verb which means to damage, ruin, or deface something, reducing or spoiling its appearance or quality. It can also refer to impairing the quality or beauty of something. For example, "The graffiti marred the beauty of the historic building." In a different context, "Mar" is also used as an abbreviation for March, the third month of the year.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marnoun

    a small lake. See Mere

  2. Mar

    to make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface

  3. Mar

    to spoil; to ruin

  4. Marnoun

    a mark or blemish made by bruising, scratching, or the like; a disfigurement

  5. Etymology: [OE. marren, merren, AS. merran, myrran (in comp.), to obstruct, impede, dissipate; akin to OS. merrian, OHG. marrjan, merran; cf. D. marren, meeren, to moor a ship, Icel. merja to bruise, crush, and Goth. marzjan to offend. Cf. Moor, v.]


  1. Mar

    Mar or Mor is a title of respect in Syriac, literally meaning 'my lord'. It is given by custom to all bishops and saints. The corresponding feminine form given to women saints is Mart or Mort. The title is placed before the Christian name, as in Mar Aprem/Mor Afrem and Mart/Mort Maryam. This is the original meaning of the name Martha 'A Lady'. The variant Maran or Moran, meaning 'Our Lord', is a particular title given to Jesus, either alone or in combination with other names and titles. Likewise, Martan or Mortan is a title of Mary. Occasionally, the term Maran or Moran has been used of various patriarchs and catholicoi. The Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, the Malankara Orthodox Catholicos and the Syro-Malankara Major Archbishop Catholicos use the title Moran Mor. Sometimes the Indian bearers of this title are called Moran Mar, using a hybrid style from both Syriac dialects that reflects somewhat the history of Syrian Christians in Kerala. The Pope of Rome is referred to as Mar Papa by the Nasranis of India.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mar

    mär, v.t. to injure by wounding or by cutting off a part: to damage: to interrupt: to disfigure:—pr.p. mar′ring; pa.t. and pa.p. marred. [A.S. merran, mirran; cf. Dut. marren, to retard.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mar

    a district in S. Aberdeenshire, between the Don and the Dee, has given a title to many earls; one was regent of Scotland in 1572, another, nicknamed "Bobbing Joan," led the Jacobite rising of 1715; on the death without issue of the earl in 1866 the question of succession was at issue; the Committee of Privileges granted it to his cousin, the Earl of Kellie, thereafter Mar and Kellie, and a Bill in Parliament awarding it to his nephew, who is thus Earl of Mar.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mar

    Latin mare, the sea: a prefix, as Margate, the sea-way, &c.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MAR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mar is ranked #6342 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mar surname appeared 5,375 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Mar.

    49.1% or 2,641 total occurrences were Asian.
    30.3% or 1,632 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    12.7% or 683 total occurrences were White.
    4.4% or 241 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3% or 165 total occurrences were Black.
    0.2% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for MAR »

  1. MRA

  2. arm

  3. Arm

  4. ARM

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAR in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of MAR in a Sentence

  1. Greek Proverb:

    A word out of season may mar a whole lifetime.

  2. Robert Myers:

    Sarkis Izmirlian said in a statement. According to the bankruptcy filing, Baha Mar Ltd sent teams to Beijing three times over the last two months in attempts to salvage an agreement. The bankruptcy filing represents the latest setback for China State Construction, which was banned from participating in World Bank-funded projects for six years starting in January 2009, after the multilateral agency found that China State Construction had colluded in rigging bids for a Philippines road project. According to the bankruptcy filing, China State Construction claims that Baha Mar Ltd has withheld $ 140 million in funds it is owed, an assertion Baha Mar disputes. The Export-Import Bank of China, according to the filing, has refused to release approximately $ 112 million remaining in the $ 2.45 billion loan China Export-Import Bank extended for the project. The Bahamas, a country of about 353,000 people, has an economy heavily dependent on tourism, and Baha Mar Ltd was expected to create 5,000 new jobs when fully operational. The resort's projected annual payroll of $ 130 million would represent about 12 percent of the country's gross domestic product, the developer said in its court filing. It's an absolute disaster.

  3. Frank Engels:

    What I saw in terms of insufficient (voting material), lack of preparation and logistical and practical difficulties at the polling stations does not mar the validity of the election.

  4. China Construction America:

    Baha Mar Ltd's decision to file for bankruptcy protection is the direct result of its failure to secure adequate financing and its mismanagement of the design of Baha Mar resort project.

  5. Ahmed Omaar:

    Ha ka baqin inaad ku guul dareysato imtixaanada, ka cabso inaad mar walba markhaati u noqoto guusha ardayda kale.

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    • A. nidus
    • B. profaneness
    • C. larceny
    • D. imperviousness

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