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  1. Obsolete. a wall.
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verb (used with object), mured, mur·ing.
  1. to immure.
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Origin of mure

1400–50; late Middle English muren (v.) < Middle French murer < Late Latin mūrāre verbal derivative of Latin mūrus wall
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Historical Examples

  • Mure of Polkellie, the title of Lady being given by courtesy.

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  • Colonel Mure tried to put Welcker's torch out, and only burned his fingers.



  • Scholars and soldiers may be equally proud of Rennel, Leake, and Mure.

  • It is no mure wonderful that I should live again than that I do live.

  • And he had let mure all the mountain about with a strong wall and a fair.

British Dictionary definitions for mure


  1. (tr) an archaic or literary word for immure
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French murer, from Latin mūrus wall
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