mortar

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See also: mortâr and mörtar

English[edit]

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Mortar and pestle.

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mortar (countable and uncountable, plural mortars)

  1. (uncountable) A mixture of lime or cement, sand and water used for bonding building blocks.
  2. (countable, military) 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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Verb[edit]

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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Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to die

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mortar

  1. Alternative form of morter

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

mortar m

  1. indefinite plural of mort

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mortārium (19th century).

Noun[edit]

mortar n (uncountable)

  1. mortar (construction material)

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