• WordNet 3.6
    • n mara hare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina
    • n Mara Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mara (Norse Myth) A female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.
    • n Mara (Zoöl) The Patagonian cavy, a hare-like rodent (Dolichotis patagonum or Dolichotis Patagonicus) of the pampas of Argentina.
    • n Mara (Hind. Myth) The principal or ruling evil spirit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mara The Patagonian cavy, Dolichotis patachonica. See cavy.
    • n mara In Hind. myth., the tempter; the spirit of evil.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. mara, nightmare, an ogress. See Nightmare


In literature:

They say that Marat's name was "Mara" and his ancestors came from County Down.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Margaret O'Mara knelt, and wept, and prayed, kissing the folded hands upon the silken quilt.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
She is a mara, and has stripped for the purpose of riding some one to-night.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
The hills, of which Maras in the north is the highest (2760 ft.), are covered with vegetation to their summits.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
He sat down, too, glancing up suddenly at Mara and the business man.
"The Crystal Crypt" by Philip Kindred Dick
And how could one with that mara upon him, write of the ethics of life and religion?
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
But as for me I am not what I was: 'Call me not Noemi, which is fair; call me Mara, for I am full of bitterness'.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Take the case of O'Mara, of Parsonstown.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
There came Mara from the brightness at the other end, slowly through the green vault to meet me.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
We've got to get out, O'Mara, and get out fast.
"Narakan Rifles, About Face!" by Jan Smith
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi; call me Mara; for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.
"The Pearl of Orr's Island" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
In Mara, Buddhism had a Satan.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
There was Mrs. Mara to be paid, and now the cost of the evening's entertainment.
"The Plotters" by Alexander Blade
O'Brien, O'Mara, Gahan and Monroe rendered "My Little Belgian Rose," with more pathos than tune.
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner
Maras have been introduced into several British parks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Walk this Way and free yourselves from Mara's host of ills.
"The Buddha's Path of Virtue" by Frank Lee Woodward
To arrive at instances nearer to our own time, let us go at once from the Queen of England to Madame MARA, the Queen of Song.
"The Violin" by George Dubourg
But my fairy, Mara, you said was married to De Streeses.
"The Captain of the Janizaries" by James M. Ludlow
Then Mara assembled his generals, and said, 'Listen, ye Maras, that know not sorrow!
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
Ho-t thermei sy, sekur is-t that er vs mara athskip biwes as alle othera prestum to semne.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous

In poetry:

A swift wild death! And when I think
Of all that I have lost thereby,
My heart hath pangs that seem to drink
All Mara’s waters dry;
"Love, Dreaming of Death" by Charles Harpur

In news:

Mara was born in Los Angeles, Calif, and raised in Kansas City, Mo.
Mara Momenee THE BLADE Enlarge Buy This Photo.
39-year-old Angelina O' Mara is charged with first and second degree murder in the death of James O' Mara .
Channing & Mara Experience Deadly 'Side Effects'.
Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara .
Firths, Mara , Davis head for Dubai fest.
Colin and Livia Firth, Rooney Mara , and Kristin Davis are among celebs lined up to attend a charity event for Oxfam and Dubai Cares during the 9th Dubai Film Festival.
Erik Mara and Shirley Moran.
I met Erik Mara and Shirley Moran at the gym.
Giants' Mara : Ref mess 'will be forgotten' soon.
Today's Best Dressed goes to Kate Mara , spotted in a Miu Miu dress and Brian Atwood heels while promoting her upcoming flick 10 Years.
Max Mara woman, hunter not hunted.
Mara Gonzales Jeffrey Taylor.
'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Star Rooney Mara to Co-Host 2013's Punk-Themed Met Gala.
In the future of Brian Wood and Ming Doyle's new SciFi series Mara , a female volleyball player is one of the globe's biggest celebrities.

In science:

José Antonio Alonso, María Jesús Martínez-Lope, María Teresa Casais Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid, Spain.
Phonon Activity and a Possible Lattice Arrangement in the Intermediate Phase of YVO3
María de los Angeles Bécquer for expert technical assistance.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Frank, Jime, Lily, Lore, Mara, Pachi, Patricia, Rosana, Sebastian and Vivi.
DescribeX: A Framework for Exploring and Querying XML Web Collections
Departamento de Física y Cen tro de Estud ios Suba tómicos , Universidad Técnica Federico San ta María , Avda .
Studies of Parton Propagation and Hadron Formation in the Space-Time Domain
Recall that another concern of EPR’s critique of standard quantum theory, beyond the issue of completeness, was the nature of “physical reality.” Mara Beller’s essay, “Bohm and the ‘Inevitability’ of Acausality” takes up this question.
Book Review: Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal
The Peruvian writer and poet José María Arguedas imagined “picaflores que llegan hasta el sol para beberle su fuego”, that is, hummingbirds flying toward the sun to drink his fire.
Maria Reiche's Line to Archaeoastronomy
Each year, some one million wildebeest migrate across the Serengeti mara ecosystem D.
Switching model with two habitats and a predator involving group defence