Pronunciation Noun

mare (plural mares)

  1. An adult female horse.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ […] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window at the old mare feeding in the meadow below by the brook, and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, […].
  2. (UK, pejorative, slang) A foolish woman.
Antonyms Translations Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /mɛə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmɛ(ə)ɹ/

mare (plural mares)

  1. (obsolete or historical) A type of evil spirit formerly thought to sit on the chest of a sleeping person; also, the feeling of suffocation felt during sleep, attributed to such a spirit.
  2. (UK, colloquial) (Clipping of nightmare#English|nightmare) A nightmare; a frustrating or terrible experience.
    I'm having a complete mare today.
Translations Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈmɑːɹeɪ/, /ˈmeːɹi/, /ˈmɑːɹi/

mare (plural maria)

  1. (planetology) A large, dark plain, which may have the appearance of a sea.
  2. (planetology) On Saturn's moon Titan, a large expanse of what is thought to be liquid hydrocarbons.
  • German: Mare
  • Italian: mare
  • Portuguese: mar
  • Russian: мо́ре

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