verb (used with object), marred, marring.
to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil:
That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather.
to disfigure, deface, or scar:
The scratch marred the table.
verb mars, marring, marred
(transitive) to cause harm to; spoil or impair
a disfiguring mark; blemish
Old English merran (Anglian), mierran (West Saxon) “to waste, spoil,” from Proto-Germanic *marzjan (cf. Old Frisian meria, Old High German marren “to hinder, obstruct,” Gothic marzjan “to hinder, offend”), from PIE root *mers- “to trouble, confuse” (cf. Sanskrit mrsyate “forgets, neglects,” Lithuanian mirszati “to forget”). Related: Marred; marring.
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[French ma-rawn gla-sey] /French maˈrɔ̃ glaˈseɪ/ plural noun 1. marrons glazed or coated with sugar, eaten as a confection; candied chestnuts. /marɔ̃ ɡlase/ plural noun 1. chestnuts cooked in syrup and glazed
[mar-oh] /ˈmær oʊ/ noun 1. Anatomy. a soft, fatty, vascular tissue in the interior cavities of bones that is a major site of blood cell production. 2. the inmost or essential part: to pierce to the marrow of a problem. 3. strength or vitality: Fear took the marrow out of him. 4. rich and nutritious […]
[mar-oh-bohn] /ˈmær oʊˌboʊn/ 1. a bone containing edible marrow. 2. marrowbones, Facetious. the knees. /ˈmærəʊˌbəʊn/ noun 1. n. late 14c., from marrow + bone (n.). A poetic Old English word for “bone” was mearhcofa “marrow-chamber.”
[mar-oh-bohn] /ˈmær oʊˌboʊn/ 1. a bone containing edible marrow. 2. marrowbones, Facetious. the knees. /ˈmærəʊˌbəʊnz/ plural noun 1. (facetious) the knees 2. a rare word for crossbones See skull and crossbones /ˈmærəʊˌbəʊn/ noun 1. n. late 14c., from marrow + bone (n.). A poetic Old English word for “bone” was mearhcofa “marrow-chamber.”