mare

(redirected from Mares)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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.]

click for a larger image
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

ma·re

(mä′rā)
Plural maria (mä′rē-ə)
Any of the large, dark areas on the moon or on Mars or other planets.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

mare

(pl. maria) A large dark area observed on the surface of the Moon or a planet.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited

Mare

Female horse
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

mare

noun
Related words
collective noun stud
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mare

[ˈmɛər] n (= female horse) → jument f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mare

n (= horse)Stute f; (= donkey)Eselin f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mare

[mɛəʳ] ngiumenta, cavalla
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mare

(meə) noun
a female horse.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
There were three nags and two mares, not eating, but some of them sitting down upon their hams, which I very much wondered at; but wondered more to see the rest employed in domestic business; these seemed but ordinary cattle.
Tears of anger fell from his eyes as he saw the mares going on faster than ever, while his own horses lost ground through his having no whip.
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.
3000, and it would well support three or four times that number; of mares 800, together with 150 broken-in horses, and 600 sheep.
Then they's at least fifty acres I could run my brood mares on, pasture mixed up with trees and steep places and such.
The temporary stable, a wooden shed, had been put up close to the race course, and there his mare was to have been taken the previous day.
Jog along, black mare. I'd been a widder so long folks had given up expecting me to marry again.
Lady Barbarity--that's Grace's favorite mare, and her entry for the cup--turned awkward with him yesterday, and he won't have anything more to do with her."
"Was that your only reason?" he demanded, looking at her steadily; for he remembered her once telling him how she had brought the mare through one winter, five years before, when hay had gone as high as sixty dollars a ton.
'You see before you,' said the old woman, 'a mare and her foal; you have nothing to do but to lead them out to the fields every day, and to see that neither of them runs away from you.
She'll gallop!" and he picked up the whip, preparing himself with relish to flog the little mare.
She urged the mare forward a couple of strides, and then the animal lifted over the bars in a clean little jump.