What does MIRE mean?

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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)

    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"

GCIDE

  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

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

  2. Mire(noun)

    deep mud; wet, spongy earth

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

  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

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

  4. Mire(verb)

    to soil with mud or foul matter

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

  5. Mire(verb)

    to stick in mire

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mire

    (Fr.). In the French artillery, a piece of wood about 4 inches thick, 1 foot high, and 21⁄2 feet long, which is used in pointing cannon.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of MIRE in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Vincent Van Gogh:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Raul E. Sanchez:

    Mire Hacia Las Estrellas. Look At The Stars.

  5. 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.

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