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Webster 1913 Edition


Mire

Mire

(mīr)
,
Noun.
[AS.
mīre
,
mȳre
; akin to D.
mier
, Icel.
maurr
, Dan.
myre
, Sw.
myra
; cf. also Ir.
moirbh
, Gr.
μύρμηξ
.]
An ant.
[Obs.]
See
Pismire
.

Mire

,
Noun.
[OE.
mire
,
myre
; akin to Icel.
m[GREEK]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
(Zool.)
,
the pewit, or laughing gull.
[Prov. Eng.]
Mire drum
,
the European bittern.
[Prov. Eng.]

Mire

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Mired
(mīrd)
;
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
.
3.
To soil with mud or foul matter.
Smirched thus and
mired
with infamy.
Shakespeare

Mire

,
Verb.
I.
To stick in mire.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mire

MIRE

,
Noun.
Deep mud; earth so wet and soft as to yield to the feet and to wheels.

MIRE

,
Verb.
T.
To plunge and fix in mire; to set or stall in mud. We say, a horse, an ox or a carriage is mired, when it has sunk deep into mud and its progress is stopped.
1.
To soil or daub with mud or foul matter.

MIRE

,
Verb.
I.
To sink in mud, or to sink so deep as to be unable to move forward.

MIRE

,
Noun.
An ant. [See Pismire.]

Definition 2022


mire

mire

See also: miré, mirė, mirë, mìre, and míre

English

Noun

mire (plural mires)

  1. Deep mud; moist, spongy earth.
    • When Caliban was lazy and neglected his work, Ariel (who was invisible to all eyes but Prospero’s) would come slyly and pinch him, and sometimes tumble him down in the mire. (Charles Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare, Hatier, coll. « Les Classiques pour tous » n° 223, p. 51)
  2. An undesirable situation, a predicament.
Synonyms
Hypernyms
Hyponyms
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

mire (third-person singular simple present mires, present participle miring, simple past and past participle mired)

  1. To weigh down.
  2. To cause or permit to become stuck in mud; to plunge or fix in mud.
    to mire a horse or wagon
  3. To soil with mud or foul matter.
    • Shakespeare
      Smirched thus and mired with infamy.

Translations

Etymology 2

Cognate to Old Norse maurr, Danish myre, Middle Dutch miere (ant) (Dutch mier). All probably from Proto-Indo-European *morwi (ant)

Noun

mire (plural mires)

  1. (obsolete) An ant.
Related terms

Anagrams


Asturian

Verb

mire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of mirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of mirar

French

Etymology

From Italian mira, from mīrō (I wonder at).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miʁ/

Noun

mire f (plural mires)

  1. (archaic) aim (action of aiming)
  2. foresight (of rifle)
  3. target (literal, figurative)
  4. (television) test pattern

Verb

mire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of mirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of mirer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of mirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of mirer

Anagrams


Galician

Verb

mire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of mirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of mirar

Hungarian

Etymology

mi (what?) + -re

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmirɛ]
  • Hyphenation: mi‧re

Pronoun

mire

  1. sublative singular of mi
    Mire gondolsz?What are you thinking about?

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmʲɪɾʲə/

Noun

mire f (genitive singular mire)

  1. quickness, rapidity
  2. spiritedness, ardor
  3. madness, frenzy, mania

Declension

Synonyms

  • (madness, frenzy, mania): buile

Adjective

mire

  1. genitive feminine singular of mear
  2. comparative degree of mear

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mire mhire unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian

Noun

mire f

  1. plural of mira

Anagrams


Ladin

Verb

mire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mirer
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of mirer
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of mirer
  4. third-person plural present subjunctive of mirer

Latin

Participle

mīre

  1. vocative masculine singular of mīrus

References


Portuguese

Verb

mire

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of mirar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of mirar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of mirar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of mirar

Romanian

Etymology

Possibly a substratum word, or from Greek μύρον ("ointment, uncture, holy oil"), relating to the ceremony of the Orthodox wedding. Another theory suggests Latin miles (soldier), possibly mirroring semantic evolution of the rare voină ("husband"), from Slavic vojnŭ ("warrior"). [1]

Possibly related to Albanian mirë (good). Replaced mărit, which only survived in some regional dialects.

Noun

mire m (plural miri)

  1. bridegroom

Derived terms

See also

References

  1. http://dexonline.ro/definitie/mire

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

mire f (genitive singular mire, plural mirean)

  1. merriment, mirth, frolic

Derived terms


Spanish

Verb

mire

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of mirar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mirar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mirar.