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Definition of "mar" []

  • To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on. (verb-transitive)
  • To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil. (verb-transitive)
  • A disfiguring mark; a blemish. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mar" in a sentence
  • "I couldn't help asking him whether there had been nothing to mar the pleasure of their stay in Altruria, and he answered: "Well, I don't know as you could rightly say _mar; _ it hadn't ought to have."
  • "For their mar is a sweet lady – a real feelin 'lady is their mar."
  • "For instance, she says that her work entitled El desierto renace en el mar is a "visual metaphor," which was inspired by these verses of Cortázar's XVII:"