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A village community of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.

[Russian, peace, mir, from Old Russian mirŭ, peace, from Proto-Slavic *mirŭ; akin to Latvian miers and Old Lithuanian mieras, peace.]
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n, pl miri (ˈmiri)
(Historical Terms) a peasant commune in prerevolutionary Russia
[literally: world]


(Astronautics) the Russian (formerly Soviet) manned space station launched in February 1986 and scuttled in 2001
[C20: Russian: peace]
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n., pl. mi•ri (ˈmɪər i)
a village commune of peasant farmers in czarist Russia.
[1875–80; < Russian]


Middle Irish.
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"Ach, Herr Carey, Sie mussen mir nicht du sagen--you mustn't talk to me in the second person singular."
0ne night, a very long time ago, I drove to an Indian military cantonment called Mian Mir to see amateur theatricals.
'They would have flung thee out at Mian Mir but for me.
'Gehe mir aus dem Gesicht, oder ich schlag dich todt!--Get out of my sight, or I will kill you,' he cried.
Mir will be accompanied by Australia's Lisa Sthalekar and Mithali Raj of India as current players in the committee which will be headed by former England player Clare Connor.
Zahid Mir is allegedly involved in billions of rupees corruption in the Ministry of Petroleum and faces corruption inquiries.
OGDCL Board of Directors has accepted resignation of Zahid Mir as an acting managing director /chief executive officer and chief operating officer, said spokesman of the company here.
Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan, Governor Amanullah Yasinzai, provincial ministers including Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, Mir Salim Khosa, Mir Aarfi Mohammad Hassani, Secretary Health, DG PDMA and others expressed their sorrow and grief with the bereaved family.
Recently, expression levels of mature microRNAs (miRs) from prostatic lesions in dogs were evaluated by comparing a non-tumoral group with a tumoral group using RT-qPCR.
She was addressing the 22nd martyrdom anniversary of PPP-SB founder and her husband Mir Murtaza Bhutto here on Saturday.
If you want to rubbish Winston Churchill's claim 'History will be kind to me for I intend to write it' you must try to look for the relics and remnants of the life of Mir Taqi Mir that fiery romancer of Delhi, that fiercely self-respecting poet, that passionate lover and that quintessential Dilliwala, whom Urdu literature today knows as Khuda-i-Sukhan [The God of Poetry].
The ministers include Mohammad Saleh Bhootani, Mir Mohammad Arif Mohammad Hasni, Sarfaraz Chakar Domki, Tariq Khan Magsi, Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi, Mir Ziaullah Langove, Saleem Ahmed Khosa and Noor Mohammad Domar (BAP), Mir Nasibullah Khan Marri (PTI) and Engineer Zamarak Khan Piralizai (ANP).