[ myoor ]
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  1. Obsolete. a wall.

verb (used with object),mured, mur·ing.
  1. to immure.

Origin of mure

1400–50; late Middle English muren (v.) <Middle French murer<Late Latin mūrāre verbal derivative of Latin mūrus wall Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mure in a sentence

  • We had in our hospital men from the invaded countries without news of wives and families mured up behind that iron veil.

    Another Sheaf | John Galsworthy
  • "I know all these things," she sadly mur-mured, the tears welling in her eyes.

    A Difficult Problem | Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
  • But Marguerite was of no mind to be mured up in an Irish country house, with perhaps an occasional trip to Dublin.

    Superwomen | Albert Payson Terhune
  • You suffered me to be taken prisoner out of your tent, and mured up among rude and desperate men in a dungeon.

  • Perhaps it was because of this that Brother Sebastian had been mured up in the capital two-thirds of his life.

British Dictionary definitions for mure


/ (mjʊə) /

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

Origin of mure

C14: from Old French murer, from Latin mūrus wall

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