Definition of Moor

1. Noun. One of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century.

Generic synonyms: Moslem, Muslim



2. Verb. Secure in or as if in a berth or dock. "Tie up the boat"
Exact synonyms: Berth, Tie Up
Specialized synonyms: Wharf
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Berth, Mooring

3. Noun. Open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss.
Exact synonyms: Moorland
Specialized synonyms: Marston Moor
Generic synonyms: Champaign, Field, Plain

4. Verb. Come into or dock at a wharf. "The big ship wharfed in the evening"
Exact synonyms: Berth, Wharf
Generic synonyms: Dock
Derivative terms: Berth, Wharf

5. Verb. Secure with cables or ropes. "Moor the boat"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Moorage, Mooring

Definition of Moor

1. n. One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.

2. n. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath.

3. v. t. 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.

4. v. i. To cast anchor; to become fast.

Definition of Moor

1. Noun. (context: historical) A member of an ancient Berber people from Numidia. ¹

2. Noun. (context: historical) A member of an Islamic people of Arab or Berber origin ruling Spain and parts of North Africa from the 8th to the 15th centuries. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) A Muslim or a person from the Middle East or Africa. ¹

4. Noun. (context: dated) A person of mixed Arab and Berber ancestry inhabiting the Mediterranean coastline of northwest Africa. ¹

5. Noun. A person of an ethnic group speaking the Hassaniya language, mainly inhabiting Western Sahara, Mauritania, and parts of neighbouring countries (Morocco, Mali, Senegal etc.). ¹

6. Noun. an extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath ¹

7. Noun. a game preserve consisting of moorland ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To cast anchor or become fastened. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive nautical) 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''. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To secure or fix firmly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Moor

1. to secure a vessel by means of cables [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Moor

1. 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. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moor

moonwalked
moonwalker
moonwalkers
moonwalking
moonwalks
moonward
moonwards
moonwise
moonwort
moonworts
moony
moop
mooped
mooping
moops
moor (current term)
moor-bird
moor berry
moor macaque
moorable
moorage
moorages
moorball
moorband
moorbird
moorbirds
moorcock
moorcocks
moored

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