AskDefine | Define admire

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1 feel admiration for [syn: look up to]
2 look at with admiration

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From Old French amirer, later from French admirer or Latin admirari, which comes from ad- + mirari "to wonder".


IPA: WEAE /ædˈmaɪ.ɚ/ IPA: RP /ədˈmaɪə/


  1. To regard with wonder and delight;
  2. to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence;
  3. to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.






Extensive Definition

For the community in Pennsylvania, USA, see Admire, Pennsylvania.
Admire is a city in Lyon County, Kansas, United States. The population was 177 at the 2000 census.


Admire is located at (38.641416, -96.101932).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 177 people, 67 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 534.5 people per square mile (207.1/km²). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 220.4/sq mi (85.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.48% White, 0.56% Native American, 0.56% from other races, and 3.39% from two or more races. 1.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 67 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,250, and the median income for a family was $47,250. Males had a median income of $26,406 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,666. About 3.9% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


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admire in Ido: Admire, Kansas
admire in Haitian: Admire, Kansas
admire in Dutch: Admire
admire in Portuguese: Admire (Kansas)
admire in Volapük: Admire

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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