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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Mar


M'AR, verb transitive [Latin marceo.]

1. To injure by cutting off a part, or by wounding and making defective; as, to mar a tree by incision.

I pray you, mar no more trees by writing songs in their barks.

Neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. Leviticus 19:27.

2. To injure; to hurt; to impair the strength or purity of.

When brewers mar their malt with water.

3. To injure; to diminish; to interrupt.

But mirth is marred, and the good cheer is lost.

4. To injure; to deform; to disfigure.

Ire, envy and despair

Marr'd all his borrow'd visage.

His visage was so marred more than any man. Isaiah 52:1.

Moral evil alone mars the intellectual works of God.

[This word is not obsolete in America.]

MAR, in nightmar. [See Nightmar.]

M'AR, noun An injury.

1. A lake. [See Mere.]