What does MARE mean?

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

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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

  3. Origin: [OE. mere, AS. mere, myre, fem of AS. mearh horse, akin to D. merrie mare, G. mhre, OHG. marah horse, meriha mare, Icel. marr horse, OCelt. marka (Pausan. 19, 19,4), Ir. marc, W. march. Cf. Marshal.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mare

    mār, n. the female of the horse.—ns. Mare's′-nest, a supposed discovery which turns out to be a hoax; Mare's-tail, a tall, erect marsh plant of the genus Hippuris: (pl.) long straight fibres of gray cirrus cloud; Shank's′-mare, a person's own legs, as a means of travelling.—The gray mare is the better horse, the wife rules her husband. [A.S. mere, fem. of mearh, a horse; cog. with Ger. mähre, Ice. marr, W. march, a horse.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MARE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MARE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stephan Roll:

    Priveşte: lumina e albă ca pieptul păsărilor de mare

  2. Giusi Nicolini:

    Mare Nostrum was an emergency solution to a humanitarian crisis, so closing it was a huge and intolerable step backward.

  3. Aydan Ozoguz:

    It was an illusion to think that cutting off Mare Nostrum would prevent people from attempting this dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean.

  4. Refugees Antonio Guterres:

    There can be no doubt left after this week's events that Europe's Operation Triton is a woefully inadequate replacement for Italy's Mare Nostrum.

  5. Horace Rumpole:

    There's no pleasure on earth that's worth sacrificing for the sake of an extra five years in the geriatric ward of the Sunset Old People's Home, Weston-Super-Mare.

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