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Meaning of MOOR

Pronunciation:  mûr, mûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
  2. [n]  one of the Muslim people of Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conquerors of Spain in the 8th century
  3. [v]  secure with cables or ropes; "moor the boat"
  4. [v]  come into or dock at a wharf; "the big ship wharfed in the evening"
  5. [v]  secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"

MOOR is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: berth, moorland, tie up, wharf
 See Also: champaign, dock, fasten, field, fix, Mohammedan, Moslem, Muhammadan, Muhammedan, Muslim, plain, secure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Moor\, n. [F. More, Maure, L. Maurus a Moor, a
    Mauritanian, an inhabitant of Mauritania, Gr. ?; cf. ? black,
    dark. Cf. {Morris} a dance, {Morocco}.]
    1. One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis,
       and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.
    2. (Hist.) Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or
       Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion. ``In
       Spanish history the terms Moors, Saracens, and Arabs are
       synonymous.'' --Internat. Cyc.
  2. \Moor\, n. [OE. mor, AS. m[=o]r moor, morass; akin to D.
    moer moor, G. moor, and prob. to Goth. marei sea, E. mere.
    See {Mere} a lake.]
    1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and
       having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and
       abounding in peat; a heath.
             In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.
    2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
    {Moor buzzard} (Zo["o]l.), the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Moor coal} (Geol.), a friable variety of lignite.
    {Moor cock} (Zo["o]l.), the male of the moor fowl or red
       grouse of Europe.
    {Moor coot}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Gallinule}.
    {Moor fowl}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The European ptarmigan, or red grouse ({Lagopus
       (b) The European heath grouse. See under {Heath}.
    {Moor game}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Moor fowl} (above).
    {Moor grass} (Bot.), a tufted perennial grass ({Sesleria
       c[ae]rulea}), found in mountain pastures of Europe.
    {Moor hawk} (Zo["o]l.), the marsh harrier.
    {Moor hen}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The female of the moor fowl.
       (b) A gallinule, esp. the European species. See
       (c) An Australian rail ({Tribonyx ventralis}).
    {Moor monkey} (Zo["o]l.), the black macaque of Borneo
       ({Macacus maurus}).
    {Moor titling} (Zo["o]l.), the European stonechat
       ({Pratinocola rubicola}).
  3. \Moor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moored}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Mooring}.] [Prob. fr. D. marren to tie, fasten, or moor a
    ship. See {Mar}.]
    1. (Naut.) To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular
       place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or
       chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they
       moored the boat to the wharf.
    2. Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly. --Brougham.
  4. \Moor\, v. i.
    To cast anchor; to become fast.
          On oozy ground his galleys moor.         --Dryden.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Chiefly British term: an extensive area of open rolling infertile land consisting of sand, rock, or peat usually covered with heather, bracken, coarse grass and sphagnum moss; a boggy area of wasteland usually dominated by grasses and sedges growing in a thick layer of peat.
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