Mire (?), n. [AS. mire, mre; akin to D. mier, Icel. maurr, Dan. myre, Sw. myra; cf. also Ir. moirbh, Gr. .]

An ant. [Obs.] See Pismire.

 

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Mire, n. [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. mrr swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.]

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 Zool., the pewit, or laughing gull. [Prov. Eng.] -- Mire drum, the European bittern. [Prov. Eng.]

 

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Mire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mired (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Miring.]

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.

 

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Mire, v. i.

To stick in mire.

Shak.

 

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