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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Sally lived in a happy whirl marred only by worrying about how far she should go.
▪ His round of 70 was marred only by a double bogey at the twelfth and a bogey at the thirteenth.
▪ The election day was marred by violence, and at least ten people were reported killed in anti-government demonstrations in three cities.
▪ Electricity cables and oil pipelines mar many of the world's most beautiful landscapes.
▪ He had handsome Arabic features, marred by a long scar across his face.
▪ Outbreaks of fighting and lawlessness marred the New Year celebrations.
▪ The movie's premiere was marred by gang-related violence.
▪ The race was marred by a horrific accident involving Niki Lauda.
▪ The table was marred by cigarette burns.
▪ Do these really mar our understanding of informative articles, aiming to make us wiser on equestrian subjects?
▪ During the rest of that day there was no other adventure to mar the peace of their journey.
▪ First, the campaign was free and fair, though marred by mudslinging.
▪ I see what were once beautiful, shade-giving trees left marred and destroyed.
▪ Low, clear conditions marred Bradford's charity open on the usually prolific Cowthorpe reaches of the River Nidd.
▪ The occasion was marred by bickering.
▪ There was no incident of any kind to mar the journey until we ran into that ditch in Rodgers Field.
▪ Two unsightly slush machines mar the ambience, and tacky little bowls of pretzels are strewn throughout.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Maa \Maa\, n. [See New a gull.] (Zo["o]l.) The common European gull ( Larus canus); -- called also mar. See New, a gull.


Mew \Mew\, n. [AS. m?w, akin to D. meeuw, G. m["o]we, OHG. m?h, Icel. m[=a]r.] (Zo["o]l.) A gull, esp. the common British species ( Larus canus); called also sea mew, maa, mar, mow, and cobb.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English merran (Anglian), mierran (West Saxon) "to waste, spoil," from Proto-Germanic *marzjan (cognates: Old Frisian meria, Old High German marren "to hinder, obstruct," Gothic marzjan "to hinder, offend"), from PIE root *mers- "to trouble, confuse" (cognates: Sanskrit mrsyate "forgets, neglects," Lithuanian mirszati "to forget"). Related: Marred; marring.


Etymology 1 vb. To spoil, to damage. Etymology 2

n. A small lake.

  1. v. make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty" [syn: impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate]

  2. destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies" [syn: mutilate]

  3. [also: marring, marred]

Mar-Mac, NC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina
Population (2000): 3004
Housing Units (2000): 1485
Land area (2000): 4.381212 sq. miles (11.347287 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.027292 sq. miles (0.070687 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.408504 sq. miles (11.417974 sq. km)
FIPS code: 41540
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.331502 N, 78.046751 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Mar-Mac, NC
Mar, NC

Märchen Awakens Romance, officially abbreviated as , is a manga series written and illustrated by Nobuyuki Anzai. The anime television series based on the series is titled and was originally broadcast in Japan on the TXN station.

MÄR is characterized by fairy tale motifs running throughout the series with Märchen being itself the German word for "fairy tale". VIZ Media has acquired the North American rights to both the MÄR manga and anime and aired a dubbed version of the series, first on Toonami Jetstream, an online service from Cartoon Network, and then on the network itself, as part of the Toonami programming block. In June, Canadian youth network YTV broadcast MÄR on its Bionix programming block.

A sequel to MÄR, entitled MÄR Omega, was announced in September 2006. However, it was illustrated by Kōichiro Hoshino instead of Nobuyuki Anzai.

Mar (musician/artist)

Grétar Mar Sigurðsson (born April 14, 1988), known by his stage name and artist name Mar, is an experimental multi-genre artist and musician from Reykjavík, Iceland. Mar aims to combine various genres and mediums. He has released two studio albums, SoundEscapes (2013) and Mellows (2014), and a few singles. When not making music, Mar works as an independent artist, sometimes fusing the two mediums together. Mar has worked with various Icelandic musicians in different bands and projects, including Two tickets to Japan and Celestine, where he worked with Ólafur Arnalds.


East Syriac: Mar or West Syriac: Mor (as pronounced respectively in eastern and western dialects, from , , written with a silent final yodh) is a title of respect in Syriac, literally meaning 'my lord'. It is given to all saints and is also used before Christian name of bishops. The corresponding feminine form given to women saints is Mart or Mort (, ). The title is placed before the Christian name, as in Mar Aprem/Mor Afrem and Mart/Mort Maryam. This is the original meaning of the name Martha 'A Lady'.

The variant Maran or Moran (, ), meaning ' Our Lord', is a particular title given to Jesus, either alone or in combination with other names and titles. Likewise, Martan or Mortan (, , 'Our Lady') is a title of Mary.

Occasionally, the term Maran or Moran has been used of various patriarchs and catholicoi. The Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, the Malankara Orthodox Catholicos and the Syro-Malankara Major Archbishop Catholicos use the title Moran Mor. Sometimes the Indian bearers of this title are called Moran Mar, using a hybrid style from both Syriac dialects that reflects somewhat the history of Syrian Christians in Kerala. The Pope of Rome is referred to as Mar Papa by the Nasranis (Saint Thomas Christians) of India.

The obscure variant Marya or Moryo (, ) is used in the Peshitta Old Testament to render the Tetragrammaton. Although this word is clearly a derived form of the above, there is a fanciful derivation found in early Syriac lexica, that the word is an initialism as follows:

  • — , , 'lordship'

  • — , , 'majesty'

  • — , , 'self-existence'

In Mishnaic Hebrew through to date this Aramaic word is pronounced [mar] (Hebrew: מָר), and it is used as a formal way of addressing or referring to a male person. In Rabbanical circles of Jews from the Middle East, the Aramaic word מָרָן (Maran, Aramaic: our lord) is a title to a highly appreciated Rabbis, such as Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of Shas party. But some interpret this title, מָרָן, as an abbreviation of the expression מֵאָה רַבָּנים נִסְמָךְ ('is ordinated by 100 rabbis'), which is in fact a backronym.

Usage examples of "mar".

The hills above the Achor Marshes were riddled with deep limestone caverns, and they had been prepared as an alternate capital many years before, during one of the many factional wars that had marred the history of human relations of Kingdom.

His complexion was marred by angry purple and red acne and his eyes were very pale blue.

Sweat ran down her cheeks, and a few bruises from her capture marred her ageless features.

I can reply is even the most rugged, xenophile, radiation-resistant cryophilic anaerobes we can imagine are going to have a hard time maintaining more than a toehold on current-day Mars, spending most of their time in a non-metabolic, frozen state, waiting for the times when conditions are right and water can be briefly liquid on the surface.

By mighty Mars, he shall anon be dead That smiteth any stroke, that I may see!

An apocryphal story repeated long after has Talleyrand at the Champ de Mars imploring Lafayette, who joined him at the altar, not to make him laugh.

When this apsis, therefore, of Mars shall appear in Virgo, who shall expect less than a strange catastrophe of human affairs in the commonwealth, monarchy, and kingdom of England?

But I have often ventured to remonstrate against these archaistic peculiarities, which to some extent mar our pleasure in Mr.

The signal from Mars says that before it woke up, the rock monster was indistinguishable from asteroidal rock.

I do not need to say that the pleasure of seeing those dear and lovely little ones was much marred by the secret though sure knowledge I had that the three youngest were the fruits of the unspeakable depravity of auricular confession in the higher ranks of society.

Zeus, but to Mars Gradivus, god of long campaigns and austere discipline, or to grave Numa, inspired by the gods.

Blood Guard will be interested to know that the insignificant roundhead whom he sees before him is only secretary to this distinguished traveller, the clear-thinking Ave Mar, son of the Ruler of Danjab.

Among them, Ave Mar immediately recognised several famous temples which had been built in ancient times and had towered high over all the other buildings of that period.

Rue du Bac in the very centre of the city, passes before the Palais Bourbon, crosses first the Esplanade des Invalides, and then the Champ de Mars, to end at the Boulevard de Grenelle, in the black factory region.

Golightly The Nipper Lanky Jones Blue Baccy Nancy Nutall and the Mongrel Our John Willie Bill and the MARy Ann Shaughnessy AUTOBIOGRAPHY Our Kate Catherine Cookson Country Let Me Make Myself Plain WRITING AS CATHERINE MAR CHANT House of Men Heritage of Folly The Fen Tiger THE House of Women CORGI BOOKS THE HOUSE OF WOMEN A CORGI BOOK 0 552 13303 5 Originally published in Great Britain by Bantam Press a division of Transworld Publishers Ltd PRINTING HISTORY Bantam Press edition published 1992 Corgi edition published 1993 Corgi edition reprinted 1993 Copyright Catherine Cookson 1992 The right of Catherine Cookson to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.