Definition of Mare

1. Noun. Female equine animal.

Exact synonyms: Female Horse
Group relationships: Equidae, Family Equidae
Generic synonyms: Equus Caballus, Horse
Specialized synonyms: Broodmare, Stud Mare



2. Noun. A dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon.
Exact synonyms: Maria
Generic synonyms: Part, Region

Definition of Mare

1. n. The female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds.

2. n. Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; -- obsolete, except in the compound nightmare.

Definition of Mare

1. Noun. An adult female horse. ¹

2. Noun. (UK pejorative slang) A foolish woman. ¹

3. Noun. (context: now obsolete except dialectal) A type of evil spirit thought to sit on the chest of a sleeping person; also the feeling of suffocation felt during sleep; a nightmare. ¹

4. Noun. (UK colloquial) (Shortening of (term nightmare)) A nightmare; a frustrating or terrible experience. ¹

5. Noun. (planetology) A dark, large circular plain; a “sea”. ¹

6. Noun. (planetology) On Saturn's moon Titan, a large expanse of what is thought to be liquid hydrocarbons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mare

1. a dark area on the surface of the moon or Mars [n -RIA] / a mature female horse [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mare

1. The female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds. Origin: OE. Mere, AS. Mere, myre, fem of AS. Mearh horse, akin to D. Merrie mare, G. Mahre, OHG. Marah horse, meriha mare, Icel. Marr horse, OCelt. Marka (Pausan. 19, 19,4), Ir. Marc, W. March. Cf. Marshal. Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; obsolete, except in the compound nightmare. "I will ride thee o' nights like the mare." (Shak) Origin: AS. Mara incubus; akin to OHG. & Icel. Mara; cf. Pol. Mora, Bohem. Mra. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mare

marcour
marcs
marcylite
mard
mardana
mardanas
marded
mardied
mardier
mardies
mardiest
marding
mards
mardy
mardying
mare (current term)
mare's-nest
mare's-tail
mare's nest
mare's nests
mare's tail
mare clausum
mare liberum
mare nostrum
mareblob
marecottite
mareel
maremma
maremmas
maremme

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