[ mawr-uh ]

  1. a female given name, Irish form of Mary.

Words Nearby Maura Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Maura in a sentence

  • "Maura, my dear, waste is wicked even in the wealthy; you need wisdom as well as wealth," said Miss Melford to her one day.

  • Maura was a quiet, subdued girl for a time after this, but a few days later she knocked timidly at Miss Melford's door.

  • Maura drew back and was silent, but I was spokeswoman for her; and when I concluded my story there was silence for a few moments.

  • Early on the 28th the Christian fleet was discovered at anchor, in a foul wind, off Santa Maura, thirty miles to the south.

  • Mention must also be made of the Indian bush chat (Pratincola Maura)—most unobtrusive of little birds.

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