[moo r-esh]
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  1. a river in SE central Europe, flowing W from the Carpathian Mountains in central Romania to the Tisza River in S Hungary. 400 miles (645 km) long.
Hungarian Maros.Romanian Mu·reş [moo-resh] /ˈmʊ rɛʃ/.


[myoo r]
  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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for mures


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

Word Origin for mure

C14: from Old French murer, from Latin mūrus wall


  1. a river in SE central Europe, rising in central Romania in the Carpathian Mountains and flowing west to the Tisza River at Szeged, Hungary. Length: 885 km (550 miles)Hungarian name: Maros
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