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Pronunciation : Mire
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [AS. mire, m; akin to D. mier, Icel. maurr, Dan. myre, Sw. myra; cf. also Ir. moirbh, Gr.
Definition : Defn: An ant. [Obs.] See Pismire.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mire
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. m swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.]
Definition : Defn: 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?l.), the pewit, or laughing gull. [Prov. Eng.] -- Mire drum, the European bittern. [Prov. Eng.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mire
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Mired; p. pr. & vb. n. Miring.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mire
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To stick in mire. Shak.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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