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Mire

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun mire:

miremorassquagmireslopslack

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb mire:

entanglemuck
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Definition of the noun mire

What does mire mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mires

  1. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  2. deep soft mud in water or slush
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of mire: slop
    • more generic words: clay / mud = water soaked soil
  3. 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

noun

  1. Deep mud; moist, spongy earth.
  2. An undesirable situation, a predicament.
  3. [obsolete] An ant.

Definition of the verb mire

What does mire mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: mired | miring | mires

  1. entrap
    • example: Our people should not be mired in the past
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of mire: entangle
    • more generic word: involve = engage as a participant
  2. cause to get stuck as if in a mire
  3. be unable to move further
  4. soil with mud, muck, or mire

Alternative definition of the verb mire

verb

  1. To weigh down.
  2. Cause to become stuck in mud.

Place

Mire a.k.a. Miré is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.

Groups

  1. Mire a.k.a. Miro: Miromusic is an electronic music partnership of Mads Arp and Steen Thottrup of Denmark.
    • read more about Miro
  2. Mire is a musical group.
    • album: "Inward: Outward"

There are other groups with in their name, like Mire Kay, Vio/Mire, Ruston Mire, Grimpen Mire.

Character

Mire is a fictional character in the 2009 horror film REC 2.

Music

"Mire" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mire

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Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewA 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, ...

Google previewEden 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 ...

Google previewMemoir of the Late Henry Hoare, Esq., M.A. (1869)

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 ...

Google previewThe History and Antiquities of Yorkshire (1788)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

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 ...

Google previewA Galic And English Dictionary (1780)

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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Mire Meaning

Video shows what mire means. Deep mud; moist, spongy earth.. An undesirable situation, a predicament.. mire synonyms: peatland, quag. mire pronunciation.

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Quotes about Mire

Mire Hacia Las Estrellas. Look At The Stars. (Raul E. Sanchez)
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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.

Anagrams of MIRE

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Semordnilap

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