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mar

 (mär)
tr.v. marred, mar·ring, mars
1. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
2. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
n.
A disfiguring mark; a blemish.

[Middle English merren, from Old English mierran, merran, to impede.]

mar

(mɑː)
vb, mars, marring or marred
(tr) to cause harm to; spoil or impair
n
a disfiguring mark; blemish
[Old English merran; compare Old Saxon merrian to hinder, Old Norse merja to bruise]
ˈmarrer n

Mar

abbreviation for
March

mar

(mɑr)

v.t. marred, mar•ring.
to damage the attractiveness or appeal of; impair.
[before 900; Middle English merren, Old English merran to hinder, waste; c. Old High German merren to hinder, Old Norse merja to bruise]

Mar

or Mar.,

March.

mar.

1. maritime.
2. married.

mar


Past participle: marred
Gerund: marring

Imperative
mar
mar
Present
I mar
you mar
he/she/it mars
we mar
you mar
they mar
Preterite
I marred
you marred
he/she/it marred
we marred
you marred
they marred
Present Continuous
I am marring
you are marring
he/she/it is marring
we are marring
you are marring
they are marring
Present Perfect
I have marred
you have marred
he/she/it has marred
we have marred
you have marred
they have marred
Past Continuous
I was marring
you were marring
he/she/it was marring
we were marring
you were marring
they were marring
Past Perfect
I had marred
you had marred
he/she/it had marred
we had marred
you had marred
they had marred
Future
I will mar
you will mar
he/she/it will mar
we will mar
you will mar
they will mar
Future Perfect
I will have marred
you will have marred
he/she/it will have marred
we will have marred
you will have marred
they will have marred
Future Continuous
I will be marring
you will be marring
he/she/it will be marring
we will be marring
you will be marring
they will be marring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been marring
you have been marring
he/she/it has been marring
we have been marring
you have been marring
they have been marring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been marring
you will have been marring
he/she/it will have been marring
we will have been marring
you will have been marring
they will have been marring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been marring
you had been marring
he/she/it had been marring
we had been marring
you had been marring
they had been marring
Conditional
I would mar
you would mar
he/she/it would mar
we would mar
you would mar
they would mar
Past Conditional
I would have marred
you would have marred
he/she/it would have marred
we would have marred
you would have marred
they would have marred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mar - the month following February and preceding AprilMar - the month following February and preceding April
Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar - the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
Annunciation, Annunciation Day, Lady Day, March 25 - a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
March 2, Texas Independence Day - Texans celebrate the anniversary of Texas' declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836
March 19, Saint Joseph, St Joseph - a Christian holy day
Gregorian calendar month - a month in the Gregorian calendar
mid-March - the middle part of March
2.mar - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)mar - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
birthmark, nevus - a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
chatter mark - a mark made by a chattering tool on the surface of a workpiece
chip, check - a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
crack - a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts; "there was a crack in the mirror"
gouge, nick, ding, dent - an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
mole - a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin
scar, scrape, scratch, mark - an indication of damage
burn mark, burn - a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
blot, smirch, smudge, daub, slur, smear, spot - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
stigma - a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease
verruca, wart - (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
milium, whitehead - a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
blackhead, comedo - a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin
Verb1.mar - make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
defile, sully, taint, corrupt, cloud - place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
blemish, deface, disfigure - mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"
2.mar - destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies"
maim - injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion"
gouge, force out - force with the thumb; "gouge out his eyes"

mar

verb
1. harm, damage, hurt, spoil, stain, blight, taint, tarnish, blot, sully, vitiate, put a damper on A number of problems marred the smooth running of the event.
2. ruin, injure, spoil, scar, flaw, impair, mutilate, detract from, maim, deform, blemish, mangle, disfigure, deface The scar was discreet enough not to mar his good looks.
better, improve, adorn, ornament, embellish, ameliorate

mar

verb
To spoil the soundness or perfection of:
Translations
شَهْر آذاريُشَوِّه، يُفْسِدُ
březenkazit
marødelæggeskæmme
eyîileggja, spilla
kovas
izkropļotmartssabojāt
marecšpatiť

mar

[mɑːʳ] VTestropear, echar a perder
to mar sb's enjoymentaguar la fiesta a algn

mar

[ˈmɑːr] vt (= spoil) → gâcher, gâter

Mar

abbr of MarchMrz

mar

vtverderben; happinesstrüben; beautymindern; not a cloud to mar the skykein Wölkchen trübte den Himmel; his essay was marred by careless mistakesdurch seine Flüchtigkeitsfehler verdarb er (sich) den ganzen Aufsatz

mar

[mɑːʳ] vtsciupare, guastare

mar

(maː) past tense, past participle marred verb
to spoil or damage (enjoyment, beauty etc). Her beauty was marred by a scar on her cheek.

Mar

written abbreviation
March.
References in classic literature ?
At the instant of the dart an ulcerous jet shot from this cruel wound, and goaded by it into more than sufferable anguish, the whale now spouting thick blood, with swift fury blindly darted at the craft, bespattering them and their glorying crews all over with showers of gore, capsizing Flask's boat and marring the bows.
Whatever my life is, he had more to do with the making or the marring of it than poor Harry has had.
He was particularly anxious to avoid marring the freshness of the magnificent baldric we are acquainted with; but on timidly opening his eyes, he found himself with his nose fixed between the two shoulders of Porthos--that is to say, exactly upon the baldric.