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1. mortar

verb. ['ˈmɔrtɝ'] plaster with mortar.

Synonyms

  • plaster

Etymology

  • mortier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • mortarium (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Mortar

  • transporter
  • fourthquarter
  • thirdquarter
  • mcwhorter
  • exporter
  • supporter
  • reporter
  • importer
  • snorter
  • sortor
  • sorter
  • shorter
  • quarter
  • puerto
  • porter
  • morter
  • horter
  • gorter
  • courter
  • corter

How do you pronounce mortar?

Pronounce mortar as ˈmɔrtər.

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Example sentences of the word mortar


1. Noun, singular or mass
Continue to strike the mortar and break it off the wall or floor.

2. Verb, base form
You won't have to mortar together the blocks.

Quotes containing the word mortar


1. Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.
- Mother Teresa

2. When you wage war on the public schools, you're attacking the mortar that holds the community together. You're not a conservative, you're a vandal.
- Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America

3. Faith is the mortar that fills the cracks in the evidence and the gaps in the logic, and thus it is faith that keeps the whole terrible edifice of religious certainty still looming dangerously over our world.
- Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

2. mortar

noun. ['ˈmɔrtɝ'] a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range.

Synonyms

  • high-angle gun
  • howitzer

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unbind
  • natural object

Etymology

  • mortier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • mortarium (Latin)

3. mortar

noun. ['ˈmɔrtɝ'] used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall.

Synonyms

  • building material

Etymology

  • mortier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • mortarium (Latin)

4. mortar

noun. ['ˈmɔrtɝ'] a bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle.

Etymology

  • mortier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • mortarium (Latin)
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