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Meaning of MIRE

Pronunciation:  mIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  2. [v]  soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
  3. [v]  be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"
  4. [v]  cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart"
  5. [v]  entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past"

MIRE is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bog down, entangle, get stuck, morass, muck, muck up, mud, quagmire
 See Also: begrime, bemire, bog, colly, dirty, get stranded, grime, involve, peat bog, run aground, soil, stand still



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.
  2. \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.
    {Mire drum}, the European bittern. [Prov. Eng.]
  3. \Mire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mired}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  4. \Mire\, v. i.
    To stick in mire. --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are going through a mire means a minor interruption in your plans.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Synonymous with any peat-accumulating wetland.
Thesaurus Terms
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