What does MIRE mean?

Definitions for MIREmaɪər

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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)


    "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"


  1. Mire(v. t.)

    Hence: To stick or entangle; to involve in difficulties; -- often used in the passive or predicate form; as, we got mired in bureaucratic red tape and it took years longer than planned.

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

  6. Origin: [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. mrr swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mire

    mīr, n. deep mud.—v.t. to plunge and fix in mire: to soil with mud.—v.i. to sink in mud.—n. Mī′riness.—adj. Mī′ry, consisting of mire: covered with mire. [Ice. mýri, marsh.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MIRE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MIRE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Raul E. Sanchez:

    Mire Hacia Las Estrellas. Look At The Stars.

  2. Vincent Van Gogh:

    Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire.”

  3. Chris CornellIncredibly:

    I was very lucky I was able to see that and not take it for granted. It helped me climb out of the mire. I saw how hard it could be.

  4. Douglas Adams, The Guardian:

    The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he, by peddling second-rate technology, who led them into it in the first place.

  5. Charles A. Beard:

    I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves in the mire and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amid the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.

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