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mare 1

 (mâr)
n.
An adult female horse or the adult female of other equine species.

[Middle English mere, mare, from Old English mȳre, mīre (influenced by forms of mearh, mēar-, horse); see marko- in Indo-European roots.]

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mare2
Mare Crisium above the center of the moon, and Maria Serenitatis, Tranquillitatis, and Foecunditatis (from top to bottom) on the left, as seen from Apollo 11

ma·re 2

 (mä′rā)
n. pl. ma·ri·a (-rē-ə)
Any of the large dark areas on the moon or on Mars or other planets.

[Latin, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots.]

mare

(mɛə)
n
(Zoology) the adult female of a horse or zebra
[C12: from Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German mariha, Old Norse merr mare]

mare

(ˈmɑːreɪ; -rɪ)
n, pl maria (ˈmɑːrɪə)
1. (Astronomy) (capital when part of a name) any of a large number of huge dry plains on the surface of the moon, visible as dark markings and once thought to be seas: Mare Imbrium (Sea of Showers)
2. (Astronomy) a similar area on the surface of Mars, such as Mare Sirenum
[from Latin: sea]

mare

(mɛə)
n
slang a very unpleasant or frustrating experience
[C20: shortened form of nightmare]

mare1

(mɛər)

n.
a fully mature female horse or other equine animal.
[1350–1400; alter. of mere, Old English (West Saxon) mȳre, c. Old High German mar(i)ha]

mare2

(mɛər)

n. Obs.
a fanciful being thought to induce nightmares.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English; c. Middle Dutch mare, maer, Old High German mara, Old Norse mara]

ma•re3

(ˈmɑr eɪ, ˈmɛər i)

n., pl. ma•ri•a (ˈmɑr i ə, ˈmɛər-)
any of several large dark plains on the moon and Mars.
[1855–60; < New Latin; Latin: sea]

ma·re

(mä′rā)
Plural maria (mä′rē-ə)
Any of the large, dark areas on the moon or on Mars or other planets.

mare

(pl. maria) A large dark area observed on the surface of the Moon or a planet.

Mare

Female horse
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mare - female equine animalmare - female equine animal      
Equidae, family Equidae - horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
broodmare, stud mare - a female horse used for breeding
2.Mare - a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moonmare - a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"

mare

noun
Related words
collective noun stud
Translations
فَرَسٌفَرَس، اُنْثى الخَيْل
euga
klisnakobyla
hoppe
ĉevalino
tamma
kobila
kanca
hryssamerimeri, hryssa
雌馬
암말
kumelė
ķēve
iapă
kobyla
kobila
märrsto
ม้าหรือม้าลายตัวเมีย
ngựa cái

mare

[mɛəʳ]
A. Nyegua f
B. CPD mare's nest N (fig) → parto m de los montes

mare

[ˈmɛər] n (= female horse) → jument f

mare

n (= horse)Stute f; (= donkey)Eselin f

mare

[mɛəʳ] ngiumenta, cavalla

mare

(meə) noun
a female horse.

Mare

فَرَسٌ klisna hoppe Stute φοράδα yegua tamma jument kobila giumenta 雌馬 암말 merrie hoppe klacz égua кобыла märr ม้าหรือม้าลายตัวเมีย kısrak ngựa cái 母马
References in classic literature ?
During the last few days he had not ridden her out for exercise himself, but had put her in the charge of the trainer, and so now he positively did not know in what condition his mare had arrived yesterday and was today.
Jog along, black mare. As for Thomas, he was poor, and if his house didn't leak in dry weather it was about all that could be said for it, though it looks kind of pictureaskew.
Higginbotham's), Dominicus rose in the gray of the morning, put the little mare into the green cart, and trotted swiftly away towards Parker's Falls.
But I had no time to pursue these reflections; for the gray horse came to the door, and made me a sign to follow him into the third room where I saw a very comely mare, together with a colt and foal, sitting on their haunches upon mats of straw, not unartfully made, and perfectly neat and clean.
"'I've a mare of my own that's as fat as butter for want of work,' said he.
Rosalie remonstrated, and I thought I should have been torn in pieces between them; but Miss Matilda having the loudest voice, her sister at length gave in, and suffered her to tell her story first: so I was doomed to hear a long account of her splendid mare, its breeding and pedigree, its paces, its action, its spirit, &c., and of her own amazing skill and courage in riding it; concluding with an assertion that she could clear a five-barred gate 'like winking,' that papa said she might hunt the next time the hounds met, and mamma had ordered a bright scarlet hunting-habit for her.
For the second there was a six-year old mare, unbroken, and in foal to a he-ass; the third was to have a goodly cauldron that had never yet been on the fire; it was still bright as when it left the maker, and would hold four measures.
There are also some mares and cows which naturally bring forth their young so like the male, that we can easily distinguish by which of them they were impregnated: such was the mare called Just, in Pharsalia.
As they were engaged in this conversation they were overtaken by a man who was following the same road behind them, mounted on a very handsome flea-bitten mare, and dressed in a gaban of fine green cloth, with tawny velvet facings, and a montera of the same velvet.
This journey was performed upon an old grey mare, concerning whom John had an indistinct set of ideas hovering about him, to the effect that she could win a plate or cup if she tried.
If any bagman of that day could have caught sight of the little neck-or-nothing sort of gig, with a clay- coloured body and red wheels, and the vixenish, ill tempered, fast-going bay mare, that looked like a cross between a butcher's horse and a twopenny post-office pony, he would have known at once, that this traveller could have been no other than Tom Smart, of the great house of Bilson and Slum, Cateaton Street, City.
Saxon stood under the father of all madronos, watching Hazel and Hattie go out the gate, the full vegetable wagon behind them, when she saw Billy ride in, leading a sorrel mare from whose silken coat the sun flashed golden lights.