mire /ˈmaɪ(ə)r/ 名詞
Mire n. An ant. [Obs.] See Pismire.
Mire, n. Deep mud; wet, spongy earth.
He his rider from the lofty steed
Would have cast down and trod in dirty mire. --Spenser.
Mire crow Zool., the pewit, or laughing gull. [Prov. Eng.]
Mire drum, the European bittern. [Prov. Eng.]
Mire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mired p. pr. & vb. n. Miring.]
1. To cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon.
3. To soil with mud or foul matter.
Smirched thus and mired with infamy. --Shak.
Mire, v. i. To stick in mire.
n : a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot [syn:
quagmire, quag, morass]
v 1: entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past" [syn: entangle]
2: cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart"
[syn: bog down]
3: be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"
[syn: grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down]
4: soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt
while playing ball in the garden" [syn: muck, mud, muck