- to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil: That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather.
- to disfigure, deface, or scar: The scratch marred the table.
Origin of mar
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- Master of Arts in Religion.
Examples from the Web for mar
A steel bracelet on my wrists reads CPL BRIAN L. CHEVALIER - 14 MAR 2007 – DIYALA.Memorial Days After Mourning Has Passed
May 25, 2014
Pujol was offering a choice of tasting menus that evening: Mar (Surf) or Tierra (Turf).Mexico City’s Magical Moment of Resurgence
Condé Nast Traveler
February 10, 2014
Decor426 Mar 8, 2008 I am in the same position as both of you.Dad Just Moved In and He's Driving Me Insane
The Daily Beast
October 25, 2008
Yet, these afflictions were not the worst injuries to mar the girl convict's life.Within the Law
Now is the time for a determined stand; now can we make or mar ourselves.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
The name is your own to make or to mar, and you ought to be proud to hand it down.Hetty's Strange History
"Mar—" began Mandy Calline, looking at her mother appealingly.Southern Lights and Shadows
Among them was one which had been out in the campaigns of 1689 (Dundee's), 1715 (Mar's), and in 1745-6.
- (tr) to cause harm to; spoil or impair
- a disfiguring mark; blemish
Word Origin and History for mar
Old English merran (Anglian), mierran (West Saxon) "to waste, spoil," from Proto-Germanic *marzjan (cf. Old Frisian meria, Old High German marren "to hinder, obstruct," Gothic marzjan "to hinder, offend"), from PIE root *mers- "to trouble, confuse" (cf. Sanskrit mrsyate "forgets, neglects," Lithuanian mirszati "to forget"). Related: Marred; marring.