verb (used with object), marred, mar·ring.
Origin of mar
Definition for mar (2 of 4)
Definition for mar (3 of 4)
Definition for mar (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for mar
A steel bracelet on my wrists reads CPL BRIAN L. CHEVALIER - 14 MAR 2007 – DIYALA.
Pujol was offering a choice of tasting menus that evening: Mar (Surf) or Tierra (Turf).
Decor426 Mar 8, 2008 I am in the same position as both of you.
Sir Anthony, the third baronet, took after his great-grandfather and dreamed of sailing north to help the Earl of Mar in 1715.The Vanity Girl|Compton Mackenzie
Courtship is such a delightful occupation for the young, that it seems a pity to mar it by bringing in questions of health.Homo-culture|Martin Luther Holbrook
The journey was uneventful, no delays or accidents occurring to mar it.The White Crystals|Howard R. Garis
The Earl of Mar therefore appeared as the champion of the Cavaliers, and for the first time won their confidence and approbation.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745.|Mrs. Thomson
It would be wicked, and bring upon her Heaven's just wrath, if she did aught to mar the peace of a happy family.
British Dictionary definitions for mar (1 of 2)
verb mars, marring or marred
Word Origin for mar
British Dictionary definitions for mar (2 of 2)
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.