a fully mature female horse or other equine animal.
- mare , mayor
Other definitions for mare (2 of 4)
Other definitions for mare (3 of 4)
any of the several large, dark plains on the moon and Mars: Galileo believed that the lunar features were seas when he first saw them through a telescope.
Other definitions for Mar.E. (4 of 4)
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How to use mare in a sentence
This is a bad plan, as young and immature mares breed early on the veldt, and throw weedy stock.Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) | A. G. Hales
From a corral back of the stables came a drove of horses, mares, colts, and yearlings.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
The horses were almost always stallions (mares are very rarely mentioned), and were never raced under five years of age.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
We rode in a gig, and our animal was a steady-going mare, and behaved as such; but all had not gigs or steady-going mares.East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie
There were in the royal stud more than thirty thousand brood mares and three hundred stallions.
British Dictionary definitions for mare (1 of 2)
the adult female of a horse or zebra
British Dictionary definitions for mare (2 of 2)
(capital when part of a name) any of a large number of huge dry plains on the surface of the moon, visible as dark markings and once thought to be seas: Mare Imbrium (Sea of Showers)
a similar area on the surface of Mars, such as Mare Sirenum
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Scientific definitions for mare
Any of the large, low-lying dark areas on the Moon or on Mars or other inner planets. The lunar maria are believed to consist of volcanic basalts, and many are believed to be basins formed initially by large impacts with meteoroids and later filled with lava flows. Compare terra.
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