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MAR (marred, marring)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Mar mean? 

MAR (noun)
  The noun MAR has 2 senses:

1. the month following February and preceding April
2. a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

  Familiarity information: MAR used as a noun is rare.


MAR (verb)
  The verb MAR has 2 senses:

1. make imperfect
2. destroy or injure severely

  Familiarity information: MAR used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAR (noun)


Sense 1Mar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The month following February and preceding April

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Mar; March

Hypernyms ("Mar" is a kind of...):

Gregorian calendar month (a month in the Gregorian calendar)

Meronyms (parts of "Mar"):

Annunciation; Annunciation Day; Lady Day; March 25 (a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland)

March 2; Texas Independence Day (Texans celebrate the anniversary of Texas' declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836)

March 19; Saint Joseph; St Joseph (a Christian holy day)

mid-March (the middle part of March)

March equinox; spring equinox; vernal equinox (March 21)

Holonyms ("Mar" is a part of...):

Gregorian calendar; New Style calendar (the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752)


Sense 2mar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

blemish; mar; defect

Context example:

a facial blemish

Hypernyms ("mar" is a kind of...):

appearance; visual aspect (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mar"):

birthmark; nevus (a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth)

blackhead; comedo (a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin)

milium; whitehead (a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland)

verruca; wart ((pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus)

stigma (a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease)

blot; daub; slur; smear; smirch; smudge; spot (a blemish made by dirt)

burn; burn mark (a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body))

mark; scar; scrape; scratch (an indication of damage)

chatter mark (a mark made by a chattering tool on the surface of a workpiece)

check; chip (a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something)

crack (a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts)

dent; ding; gouge; nick (an impression in a surface (as made by a blow))

mole (a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin)


MAR (verb)


Sense 1mar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make imperfect

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

mar; deflower; impair; vitiate; spoil

Context example:

nothing marred her beauty

Hypernyms (to "mar" is one way to...):

damage (inflict damage upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mar"):

cloud; corrupt; defile; sully; taint (place under suspicion or cast doubt upon)

blemish; deface; disfigure (mar or spoil the appearance of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2mar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Destroy or injure severely

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

mar; mutilate

Context example:

mutilated bodies

Hypernyms (to "mar" is one way to...):

maim (injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mar"):

force out; gouge (force with the thumb)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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