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Definition of the noun mire
What does mire mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: mires
- a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
- deep soft mud in water or slush
- a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from
- examples: the country is still trying to climb out of the mire left by its previous president | caught in the mire of poverty
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- more generic word: difficulty = a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Alternative definition of the noun mire
- Deep mud; moist, spongy earth.
- An undesirable situation, a predicament.
- [obsolete] An ant.
Definition of the verb mire
What does mire mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: mired | miring | mires
- cause to get stuck as if in a mire
- be unable to move further
- soil with mud, muck, or mire
Alternative definition of the verb mire
- To weigh down.
- Cause to become stuck in mud.
Mire a.k.a. Miré is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.
- part of Maine-et-Loire
- Mire a.k.a. Miro: Miromusic is an electronic music partnership of Mads Arp and Steen Thottrup of Denmark.
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- Mire is a musical group.
- album: "Inward: Outward"
Mire is a fictional character in the 2009 horror film REC 2.
"Mire" is a composition.
- music by Jaymie Valentine
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mire
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The Biology of Peatlands, 2e (2013)
by Håkan Rydin, John K. Jeglum
Mire is a term for wet terrain dominated by living peatforming plants (e.g. Sjörs 1948). The concept of 'peatforming plants' is, however, somewhat problematic. Even if some species more commonly give rise to peat than others, peat formation is ...
A Memoir of H. Hoare; ... with a narrative of the Church movements with which he was connected from 1848 to 1865, etc (1869)
maxim, justly may we say, that the statute which thus tramples it in the mire is an unconstitutional statute. It is a'statute as truly unconstitutional as would be our investing the Executive Government with the right of taxation, ...
Eden West (2015)
by Pete Hautman
The Mire is the least favored of our lands, good for collecting mushrooms and medicinal mosses but little else. The Spine itself is a treestudded, rocky hump that snakes to the west for more than a mile, climbing slowly, then ending abruptly at ...
With a Narrative of the Church Movements with which He was Connected from 1848 to 1865, and More Particularly of the Revival of Convocation by James Bradby Sweet
It being such a maxim, justly may we say, that the statute which thus tramples it in the mire is an unconstitutional statute. It is a statute as truly unconstitutional as would be our investing the Executive Government with the right of taxation, or with ...
To which is Prefixed an Historical Account of the Ancient and Present State of the City of York and of the Ainsty Or County of the Said City ; Illustrated with Copper-plates by Francis Drake
Mire is a low watery piece of ground: so that this common of pasture had its name from what it was originally designed ...
The History and Antiquities of the City of York,: Containg, I. An historical account of the earls and dukes of York. II. Exact catalogues of the high sheriffs of the county ... . III. A short account of the lives of some great and famous men to whom the city has had the honour to give birth. IV. A survey of the ainsty, or county of the city. V. An alphabetical list of the monumental inscriptions in the churches of York. VI. The acts for cleaning and enlightening the streets - for preventing abuses in weighing and packing of butter - and for improving the navigation of the River Ouse (1785)
by William Combe
Mire is a low watery Piece of Ground ...
Three Volume Set by John A Matthews
OMBROTROPHIC MIRE or RHEOTROPHIC MIRE). The difficulty with phytosociological classifications of mires is that they are based on the current vegetation. This can be a rather static view of what is inherently a ...
Containing All Th Words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that Could be Collected from the Voice, and Old Books and MSS by William Shaw
Сuthach, bani, buile, mire, cearchiall, dichiall, raigh. RRЕouENcY, f. Тricad. FREQUENT, a. Тric, minic, lan. То FREQUENТ. Вhith tathuigh go tric. - FREQUENTER, f Fear tathaigh. FRESН. Ur, honnfhuar, blathor, blafda, nuadh, og , ogal.
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Another fine Chicago sculpture.
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(You must view it large and have an excellent display to see it, alas)
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Mire woak..Zuni yard
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Scrabble value of M3I1R1E1
The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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