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mar    : [m'ɑr]
Maa \Maa\, n. [See {New} a gull.] (Zool.)
The common European gull ({Larus canus}); -- called also
{mar}. See {New}, a gull.
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Mar \Mar\, n.
A mark or blemish made by bruising, scratching, or the like;
a disfigurement.
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Mar \Mar\, n.
A small lake. See {Mere}. [Prov. Eng.]
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Mar \Mar\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marred} (m[aum]rd); p. pr. & vb.
n. {Marring}.] [OE. marren, merren, AS. merran, myrran (in
comp.), to obstruct, impede, dissipate; akin to OS. merrian,
OHG. marrjan, merran; cf. D. marren, meeren, to moor a ship,
Icel. merja to bruise, crush, and Goth. marzjan to offend.
Cf. {Moor}, v.]
1. To make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or
defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface.
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I pray you mar no more trees with wiring love songs
in their barks. --Shak.
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But mirth is marred, and the good cheer is lost.
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Ire, envy, and despair
Which marred all his borrowed visage. --Milton.
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2. To spoil; to ruin. "It makes us, or it mars us." "Striving
to mend, to mar the subject." --Shak.
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Mew \Mew\, n. [AS. m?w, akin to D. meeuw, G. m["o]we, OHG. m?h,
Icel. m[=a]r.] (Zool.)
A gull, esp. the common British species ({Larus canus});
called also {sea mew}, {maa}, {mar}, {mow}, and {cobb}.
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n 1: the month following February and preceding April [synonym:
{March}, {Mar}]
2: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something
(especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish" [synonym:
{blemish}, {defect}, {mar}]
v 1: make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty" [synonym: {mar},
{impair}, {spoil}, {deflower}, {vitiate}]
2: destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies" [synonym:
{mutilate}, {mar}]

71 Moby Thesaurus words for "mar":
be all thumbs, blemish, blight, blot, blunder, blunder away,
blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, boggle, botch, bruise,
bumble, bungle, butcher, check, cicatrize, commit a gaffe, crack,
craze, damage, deface, deform, destroy, disfigure, disproportion,
distort, dysphemize, faux pas, flaw, flounder, fumble, harm, hurt,
impair, kink, look a fright, look a mess, look bad, look like hell,
look something terrible, lumber, miscue, misshape, muddle, muff,
murder, mutilate, offend, offend the eye, play havoc with,
prejudice, ruin, scab, scar, scarify, scratch, slip, split, spoil,
stain, stumble, taint, tarnish, trip, truncate, twist, uglify,
vitiate, warp, wreck

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