Definition of Mire

1. Noun. A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.

Exact synonyms: Morass, Quag, Quagmire, Slack
Generic synonyms: Bog, Peat Bog
Derivative terms: Miry, Quaggy



2. Verb. Entrap. "Our people should not be mired in the past"
Exact synonyms: Entangle
Generic synonyms: Involve
Derivative terms: Entanglement

3. Noun. Deep soft mud in water or slush. "They waded through the slop"
Exact synonyms: Slop
Generic synonyms: Clay, Mud
Derivative terms: Sloppy

4. Verb. Cause to get stuck as if in a mire. "The mud mired our cart"

5. Noun. A difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from. "Caught in the mire of poverty"
Generic synonyms: Difficulty

6. Verb. Be unable to move further. "The car bogged down in the sand"
Exact synonyms: Bog Down, Get Stuck, Grind To A Halt
Generic synonyms: Stand Still
Related verbs: Bog Down

7. Verb. Soil with mud, muck, or mire. "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
Exact synonyms: Muck, Muck Up, Mud
Generic synonyms: Begrime, Bemire, Colly, Dirty, Grime, Soil
Derivative terms: Muck, Mud

Definition of Mire

1. n. An ant.

2. n. Deep mud; wet, spongy earth.

3. v. t. To cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon.

4. v. i. To stick in mire.

Definition of Mire

1. Noun. Deep mud; moist, spongy earth. ¹

2. Noun. An undesirable situation, a predicament. ¹

3. Verb. To weigh down. ¹

4. Verb. Cause to become stuck in mud. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) An ant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mire

1. to cause to stick in swampy ground [v MIRED, MIRING, MIRES]

Medical Definition of Mire

1. Synonymous with any peat-accumulating wetland. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mire

miradors
mirage
miragelike
mirages
mirandize
mirandized
mirandizes
mirandizing
mirapinnid
mirapinnids
mirasol
mirative
mirativity
mirbane
mirbanes
mire (current term)
mired
mirepoix
mires
mirex
mirexes
mirid
mirid bug
mirids
mirier
miriest
mirific
mirifical
mirificent
mirin

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