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 mortar on Wikipedia
 
Mortar and pestle.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English morter, from Old French mortier, from Latin mortārium.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)tə(r)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɔːtə(ɹ)/
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NounEdit

mortar (countable and uncountable, plural mortars)

  1. (uncountable) A mixture of lime or cement, sand and water used for bonding building blocks.
  2. (countable) A muzzle-loading, indirect fire weapon with a tube length of 10 to 20 calibers and designed to lob shells at very steep trajectories.
  3. (countable) A hollow vessel used to pound, crush, rub, grind or mix ingredients with a pestle.

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VerbEdit

mortar (third-person singular simple present mortars, present participle mortaring, simple past and past participle mortared)

  1. (transitive) To use mortar or plaster to join two things together.
  2. (transitive) To pound in a mortar.
  3. To fire a mortar (weapon).

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from morto +‎ -ar.

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mortar (present mortas, past mortis, future mortos, conditional mortus, imperative mortez)

  1. (intransitive, literally and figuratively) to die, cease to live, cease to be, depart this life
  2. (intransitive) to go out (of fire, lights, etc.)
  3. (intransitive) to come to an end (of movement)

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mortar

  1. Alternative form of morter

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

mortar m

  1. indefinite plural of mort

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin mortārium (19th century).

NounEdit

mortar n (uncountable)

  1. mortar (construction material)

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