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mire


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mire  \Mire\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mired};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Miring}.] 
  1.  To  cause  or  permit  to  stick  fast  in  mire;  to  plunge  or  fix 
  in  mud;  as  to  mire  a  horse  or  wagon. 
 
  2.  To  soil  with  mud  or  foul  matter. 
 
  Smirched  thus  and  mired  with  infamy.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mire  \Mire\,  v.  i. 
  To  stick  in  mire.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mire  \Mire\,  n.  [AS.  m[=i]re,  m?re;  akin  to  D.  mier,  Icel. 
  maurr,  Dan.  myre,  Sw  myra;  cf  also  Ir  moirbh  Gr  ?.] 
  An  ant.  [Obs.]  See  {Pismire}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mire  \Mire\,  n.  [OE.  mire,  myre;  akin  to  Icel.  m?rr  swamp,  Sw 
  myra  marshy  ground,  and  perh.  to  E.  moss.] 
  Deep  mud;  wet,  spongy  earth.  --Chaucer. 
 
  He  his  rider  from  the  lofty  steed  Would  have  cast  down 
  and  trod  in  dirty  mire.  --Spenser. 
 
  {Mire  crow}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  pewit,  or  laughing  gull.  [Prov. 
  Eng.] 
 
  {Mire  drum},  the  European  bittern.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mire 
  n  :  a  soft  wet  area  of  low-lying  land  that  sinks  underfoot  [syn: 
  {quagmire},  {morass}] 
  v  1:  entrap;  "Our  people  should  not  be  mired  in  the  past"  [syn:  {entangle}] 
  2:  cause  to  get  stuck  as  if  in  a  mire;  "The  mud  mired  our  cart" 
  [syn:  {bog  down}] 
  3:  be  unable  to  move  further;  "The  car  bogged  down  in  the  sand" 
  [syn:  {get  stuck},  {bog  down}] 
  4:  soil  with  mud,  muck,  or  mire;  "The  child  mucked  up  his  shirt 
  while  playing  ball  in  the  garden"  [syn:  {muck},  {mud},  {muck 
  up}] 




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